Found April 01, 2014 on Kukla's Korner:
from Larry Brooks of the New York Post, Vigneault was planning on just about mixing it all up for Tuesday’s match against the Canucks even in the wake of the Blueshirts’ 5-0 rout of the downtrodden Oilers on Sunday. The coach went so far as to return Brad Richards to left wing for the first time since Dec. 20 in conjunction with moving Carl Hagelin off the Richards-St. Louis unit into the spot that belonged to Kreider with Derek Stepan and Rick Nash, while also shifting Moore into a top-nine playmaker’s role. “That’s just me being me,” Vigneault said following Monday’s practice here in which he rolled out his new combinations that included a fourth line of Carcillo and Dorsett flanking Boyle. Actually, it was more like Vigneault being John Tortorella, the Vancouver coach who was famous — or infamous — for his constant line-shuffling when he roamed behind the Rangers bench for the last four-plus seasons. The concept behind moving Hagelin into Kreider’s spot that he h...

Benoit Pouliot’s breakout year is a good example of why teams roll the dice on disappointing youngsters

Benoit Pouliot has blossomed in New York after playing for four teams in his first six seasons Every year it seems like the Rangers have a reclamation project or two on their roster. There have been former first- and second-round picks that never panned out in their former homes like Enver Lisin, Chris Higgins, Alex Frolov, Wojtek Wolski and Brian Boyle as well as fringe NHLers looking...

Dominic Moore nominated for Masterton

In case you missed it, Dominic Moore was nominated for the Bill Masterton trophy yesterday, just hours after Chris wrote a solid piece on why the Rangers should re-sign him next year. The Masterton is awarded each year to the player “who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to ice hockey.” The nominees are selected by members of the PHWA...

Rangers Rumor: Martin St.Louis still in scoring slump

Martin St.Louis, the National Hockey League's top scorer last season, was acquired by the Rangers at the trade deadline, and through his first 13 games with the Broadway blue shirts, has yet to score a goal, and the pressure is starting to get to him.The Rangers have tried St.Louis with different line combinations since his acquisition, but to this point, he has been snake bit...

J.T. Miller returned to Hartford

The Rangers have returned forward J.T. Miller to the Hartford Wolf Pack of the AHL. Miller was called up after the injury to Chris Kreider, going scoreless in the first two games following his call up. Miller was a healthy scratch the previous two games before his return to Hartford.

Rangers lose Ryan McDonagh to hit by Vancouver’s Alex Burrows

Twitter chatter can be the sign of something significant in the hockey world, and when you read the words "Alex Burrows" and "hit," you know something's happened, and in this case, near the conclusion of the New York Rangers' 3-1 win over Burrows' Vancouver Canucks... In which John Tortorella was captured saying a naughty word by CBS Sports'...

Good chance Tortorella gets fired after this season

John Tortorella, self-deprecating in a way he never once was in five years in New York, took the words out of everyone’s mouths Monday, which is not such an easy thing to do. “What is fair?” the coach of the Canucks replied when asked if it is fair to draw any conclusions in comparing his team’s lack of success with the success the Rangers are experiencing under Alain Vigneault...

No Discipline for Burrows Hit on McDonagh

#NYR No supplementary discipline expected for Vancouver's Alex Burrows' hit on Ryan McDonagh last night. — Katie Strang (@KatieStrangESPN) April 2, 2014 …and this is exactly why the Rangers needed to take care of Burrows last night. The NHL obviously isn’t serious about taking dangerous hits (at least the ones to Rangers players) out of the game, so the Blueshirts...

Rangers agree to terms with college forward McCarthy

The New York Rangers on Monday agreed to terms with University of Vermont forward Chris McCarthy, 22. Details of the contract were not released. The 6-foot-1, 205-pounder had 18 goals and 24 assists in 38 games this season. He lead the team in assists and points (42). He also had 12 multipoint games.

Rangers’ Ryan McDonagh hurts left shoulder in win over Canucks

The Rangers’ 3-1 victory on Tuesday night over the Canucks that extended the club’s lead for first-round home ice while reducing the playoff clinching magic number to three points may have come at a heavy cost. For Ryan McDonagh — the Blueshirts’ best skater throughout the season and their most valuable other than Henrik Lundqvist — left the ice with an apparent left shoulder...

Game 77: Alain returns to Vancouver

Source: Getty Images It’s almost fitting this game takes place on April Fools’ Day. What is sure to be a media circus today with a lot of foolish questions and baiting for jabs, hopefully the Rangers can see past the narrative and just go about their business to get the two points. Under Tortorella, the Canucks play an aggressive 2-1-2 forecheck and aim to keep the opposition...

Rangers sign free-agent F McCarthy from Vermont

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Rangers have agreed to terms with free-agent forward Chris McCarthy, who played college hockey at Vermont.

St. Louis notches first as a Ranger as Vigneault wins in return to Vancouver

Finally! (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images) Alain Vigneault got the best of his old club in his return to Vancouver, as the Rangers topped the Canucks 3-1 last night.  The Rangers, who led 2-0 after the first, were pretty lucky to have leads after the first and the second. The Canucks really dominated the puck possession game, but Henrik Lundqvist was unbelievable in...

Tuesday (4/1/14) Headlines

Bergen Record - Ex-Ranger coach John Tortorella on thin ice in Vancouver Bergen Record - Don’t expect the Bruins to hibernate once playoffs start New York Post –  Good chance Tortorella gets fired after this season New York Post –  Rangers’ Hagelin moves to Stepan line Daily News - Alain Vigneault has NY Rangers rolling while John Tortorella is on hot seat with Canucks...

Rangers-Canucks Preview

Alain Vigneault will make a homecoming of sorts Tuesday night, but the New York Rangers coach can't afford to dwell on that too much with his team locked in a tight battle for an Eastern Conference playoff spot.

The Evolution of Ryan McDonagh

For twenty years he was one of the best players in the entire NHL, and the backbone of the Detroit Red Wings.  He went from an unknown rookie to the captain of a team that never missed the playoffs throughout Continue reading The post The Evolution of Ryan McDonagh appeared first on NYR Center Ice.
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