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Adam Rotter of SNYRB has the translated tweets from Sweden, but it looks like Michael Del Zotto and Dan Girardi may be joining teammate Carl Hagelin in the HockeyAllsvenskan with Södertälje. This is just another blow to the fans who believe a season will begin sooner rather than later, as more players flock to Europe to find ice time.
It’s interesting to see Del Zotto heading overseas, as he doesn’t have a contract with the Rangers. It makes him cheaper to sign, but it’s a much bigger risk for MDZ. If he gets hurt, he doesn’t have the NHL contract to slide back on and still get paid (via insurance) if/when the lockout ends. As for Girardi, he will need to go through the normal steps of insuring his contract before signing.
This isn’t confirmed yet, as contract details need to be ironed out, but at least it’s good to see that three core Rangers will be playing with each other overseas.
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Larry Brooks at the New York Post reports that as of now, Henrik Lundqvist does not plan on playing in Europe unless NHL season is canceled. While Brad Richards is currently pondering options, but is not having any discussions with clubs in Europe. ...with Lundqvist being such a workhorse and Richards up there in age, I think the time off might be the best thing for those two...
Jag har också fått höra att SSK är på väg att landa Dan Girardi och Michael Del Zotto.
— Jonas Lindeblad (@Gronvitasumo) October 26, 2012
Translation: I have also been told that SSK is about to land Dan Girardi and Michael Del Zotto.
SSK is the Swedish team Carl Hagelin is currently playing with.
...guess Del Zotto had a change of heart.
NHL.com announced on Thursday the New York Rangers in conjunction with the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation launched the third year of their special indoor youth hockey clinic.
Over the next several weeks, children will be offered a series of free street hockey sessions at area recreation centers, offering kids the opportunity to play the game while learning about the importance...
The Connecticut Whale won their first game of the season last night, beating Albany (the AHL affiliate of the Devils) 5-2. J.T. Miller netted his first AHL goal, as he simply deked Adam Larsson out of his jock en route to the goal. You can see the goal in the embedded highlights.
Kyle Jean (again), Tommy Grant, Andrew Yogan, and Brandon Segal also scored for the Whale. Segal, Marek...
It’s fair to say that the Connecticut Whale have had an indifferent start to the season, stumbling to a 1-3-1 record to open the year. What the Whale’s start also suggests is that when you dig a little deeper there may be a need for patience in regard to prospect development.
With two points in his first five games Chris Kreider has hardly set the world alight. Christian Thomas...
In an effort to lighten the mood during the lockout, The New York Rangers Blog will be writing faux recaps for every Rangers game missed due to the work stoppage. Enjoy.
PITTSBURGH - The injury embroiled Pittsburgh Penguins received help from two unexpected sources tonight on their way to a 2-1 OT win over the New York Rangers with the vice president in attendance tonight.
BRASS BONANZA TIME!!! #Whale win 3-1 see you all tomorrow night! #bleedgreen
— CTWhale (@CTWhale) October 27, 2012
The Whale are now 2-3-1 on the season.
Whale goals were scored by Tommy Grant, Brandon Segal and Ryan Bourque (EN).
Cam Talbot made 26 saves in his first game of the season.
Chris Kreider went pointless in his return from a one-game suspension....
Carl Hagelin scores w/ 26 seconds remaining to secure a 4-2 win for Södertälje over Djurgården. #NYR #SSK #DIF
— Alex Nunn (@aj_ranger) October 27, 2012
...really am enjoying all this scoring from Hagelin. Hopefully it builds a ton of confidence for him going into the 2013-14 season. You see what I did there?
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Carl Hagelin scores twice in Södertälje's 3-1 win over Mora. Hagelin is 4-5-9 in 5 games with Södertälje, all wins for them. #NYR
— Alex Nunn (@aj_ranger) October 23, 2012
For video of the goals, click the below picture (00:43 mark)...
...WOW!!!! What a move on that first goal! Man I miss that speed.
In other Rangers overseas news, Rick Nash picked...