Found October 08, 2011 on
Bleeding All Blue:
Wojtek Wolski is out of today's lineup with a sore groin after being limited and ineffective in yesterday's game. Erik Christensen will replace him in the lineup. Here is yet another chance for Christensen to show something to the coaching staff and organization.
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Although the Rangers are only two games deep into the 2011-12 season, they already have several players on the NHL's leaderboard in multiple categories. Here are some of those stats for you to entertain yourself with while watching afternoon football...
- Ryan Callahan is currently third in the league in hits with 9, while Michael Del Zotto ranks ninth with 7.
New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that defenseman Brendan Bell has been assigned to the Connecticut Whale of the American Hockey League (AHL), and goaltender Scott Stajcer has been returned to Owen Sound of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). Bell, 28, did not dress in the Rangers two games at [...]
New York Rangers forward Mats Zuccarello was called for a two-minute boarding penalty for his on Los Angeles forward Kyle Clifford, 3:05 into the first period of today's game. The National Hockey League reviewed the hit and had a phone hearing with Zuccarello following the game and decided that while it was not worthy of a suspension a $2,500 fine was in order.
If you’ve been reading this blog for the past year, then you know that I am not a fan of Erik Christensen. I think he has tremendous skill, but is maddeningly inconsistent to the point where his value diminishes. His play frustrates me so much because he just seems so lackadaisical in when he doesn’t have the puck, especially in his own end. That said, in the battle between him...
1) Yay! Skills competition. Pretty serious lack of skills in this one. Brad Richards lost the puck at center ice, and the winning goal was a complete whiff.
2) The Rangers shouldn’t fight the opponent’s goons unless it’s absolutely necessary. So far they have had two staged fights, and each was against the opposition knucklehead. There’s no need for it, it serves...
It’s Sunday, which means it’s link dump time. You get to enjoy other people’s words instead of ours.
If you don’t read Chris Peters’ work on the USA prospects (at UnitedStatesOfHockey.com, then you are missing out. His piece on the All-America team in the NCAA is particularly interesting, because it talks about Chris Kreider:
If there’s a faster player in college hockey...
A Minnesota judge threw out the charge against the brother of hockey enforcer Derek Boogaard for supplying a painkiller that contributed to the player’s overdose death earlier this year.
The New York Rangers lost to the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday by a final score of 2-1 via shootout. Anaheim Ducks totally controlled in the shots department 28 to 15 Multiple Rangers had 2 shots on goal; Selanne and Cogliano led for Anaheim with 4 shots a piece Rangers dominated in faceoffs won 32 to [...]
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… You are right Henrik, it was very intense… at least from what we saw on TV. Can’t wait to see the Rangers back in the states, more relaxed and better rested.
A pair of clubs that added impressive pieces to their rosters in the offseason will begin their 2011-12 schedules in Europe, as the New York Rangers and Los Angeles Kings tangle today at the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, Sweden.