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One concern many Rangers have had the last few season regarding organizational depth is the dearth of top level goaltending prospects.
Henrik Lundqvist isn't getting any younger, so the process of grooming The King's heir apparent needs to start and needs to start now.
While Cam Talbot, Scott Stajcer and Jason Missiaen have had their moments and 2013 6th round pick in Mackenzie Skapski has some upside, I don't really see any of them as the answer.
However, the Rangers made a move yesterday that may have just answered our prayers as they signed goaltender Jeff Malcolm from Yale University.
The 6-2, 185-pound four-year Yale player finished his college career this spring by backstopping the Elis to their first-ever “Frozen Four” title in school history. Malcolm posted a 36-save shutout in the Frozen Four Championship Game, in which Yale defeated in-state rival Quinnipiac, 4-0. That performance, plus a 16-save outing in a 3-2 overtime victory over U. Mass...
BEST OF MAXIM
I’m intrigued with the Danny Kristo trade. I’m intrigued at the possibility of Glen Sather ripping off the Canadiens again and I’m intrigued at the timing of it all. A prospect – apparently pro ready – coming to a team with cup aspirations, at a time where there’s positions up for grabs. What to make of it all?
We thought we’d ask a couple of people who have great insight...
Brady Skjei (pronounced Shay) is a 19-year-old defenseman from Minnesota in the New York Rangers organization. Currently Skjei is playing in one of the top hockey schools, University of Minnesota. Skjei was selected in the first round (28th overall) in the 2012 NHL Draft. Skjei is already drawing comparisons to fellow Minnesotan Ryan McDonagh. “I [...]
Over at In Goal Magazine (H/T Puck Daddy), Kevin Woodley reports that the NHL goaltenders across the NHL are still awaiting an agreement between the NHL and NHLPA on equipment size reductions for this upcoming season, specifically the height of the leg pads.
Woodley says the main disagreement seems to be the NHL wants to limit the length of the pads above the knee, while the...
Yet another American for NYR: Danny Kristo
Whether Christian Thomas makes it as a Montreal Canadien is of little concern to Rangers fans, although his smallish frame should fit right in with the Canadian club. Rangers’ fans however should be excited at the prospect of Glen Sather once again acquiring a potential NHL regular from Montreal. In Danny Kristo, the Rangers have acquired...
Now that the new NHL regular season schedule has FINALLY been released, there are more than a handful of games that Rangers fans can look forward to. Of course, a return to a full 82-game season is welcome with open arms by hockey fans around the world. Due to free agency, trades, realignment and coaching [...]
On Monday, Team Canada announced their 2014 Olympic Orientation roster and while Rick Nash being invited was no surprise there was some interesting decisions regarding Rangers players.
With of the uncertainty of his eye injury, Marc Staal was a bit of a surprise invitee, while Dan Girardi not getting the call was a big snub.
...if it wasn't for the eye injury, Staal would...
It was rumored a few weeks ago that Mike Sullivan and Glen Gulutzan would join John Tortorella in Vancouver and now that has been confirmed by the coach himself.
While speaking at the Canucks Summer Summit Tortorella confirmed that both men will be joining him as assistants behind the bench. He also noted that video coach Darryl Williams and goalie coach Rollie Melanson would be...
Kreider pulled off the first major upset of the tournament yesterday.
As the offseason wears on, us and Matt Josephs of Blue Line Station (Twitter: 11Matt_Josephs8) will be running a tournament for the Best Ranger since the 2005 lockout. Yesterday we saw #12 Chris Kreider upset #5 Jed Ortmeyer in the closest vote yet. The voting went to overtime and ended at 10:30am this morning...
This is incredibly spiffy, from the NHLPA:
SMASHFEST! HOSTED BY DOMINIC MOORE RAISES OVER $100,000 FOR RESEARCH INTO RARE CANCERS AND CONCUSSIONS
…Second annual charity Ping-Pong event included 25 current and former NHL players participating
TORONTO (July 26, 2013) – NHL player Dominic Moore is pleased to announce that this year’s Smashfest! charity ping-pong event...
Fedotenko took out Sjostrom yesterday.
As the offseason wears on, us and Matt Josephs of Blue Line Station (Twitter: 11Matt_Josephs8) will be running a tournament for the Best Ranger since the 2005 lockout. Yesterday we saw #8 Ruslan Fedotenko beat #9 Fredrik Sjostrom. Today’s matchup is #5 Jed Ortmeyer vs. #12 Chris Kreider:
Jed Ortmeyes (acquired – 2003 undrafted free agent...