Found January 15, 2014 on Kukla's Korner:
PLAYERS: Glen Sather
TEAMS: New York Rangers
from Larry Brooks of the New York Post, The Rangers’ revival may have hit a speed bump at the Garden on Tuesday night with a 2-1 defeat to the Lightning, but the 8-3-1 run into a playoff position, albeit mighty tenuous, has implications beyond the standings. For if Glen Sather had ever been tempted to be a seller rather than a buyer leading up to the March 5 trade deadline, it isn’t realistic to expect the general manager to adopt that stance now, even if that might still be the wisest course of action over the long run. Of course, depending on one’s perspectives, “long run” could have alternate meanings. One would apply to the long run over the course of the next five-to-eight years. The other would apply to a long run in this year’s playoffs. Sands are passing through the hourglass for Sather, who celebrated his 70th birthday in September and is completing his 14th year and 13th season as GM in New York. The Rangers have won five playoff rounds in his tenure, adva...

Mailbag: Del Zotto and Girardi rumors; Surging Rangers; Playoffs and more

Received three good questions over the past few weeks, so hopefully I can provide three good answers as the Rangers continue to surge in the standings. Bruce Bennett/Getty Images North America Do you think the Rangers will trade both Dan Girardi and Michael Del Zotto? What can they bring back in a trade? This really depends on how the Rangers are playing both at the Olympic roster...

Is Benoit Pouliot forcing an extended Rangers stay?

Pouliot: Riding recent success to a new deal? Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Image Inconsistent, journeyman pro, never sticks with one team, will never live up to his draft status. The list of criticisms labelled at Benoit Pouliot is a long one and by and large most criticisms and assumptions about the Rangers winger have been or are true. Pouliot will never live up to being 4th overall...

Benoit Pouliot making case to stay with New York Rangers

Benoit Pouliot likely wasn’t in the Rangers’ long-term plans when they signed him this summer, and he certainly wasn’t a month ago when the big winger had just six points through 32 games. He may very well be now. Pouliot has been one of the best Rangers forwards of late, which, on a team that’s beginning to roll, is certainly saying something. With a long list of forwards...

The Musings: Original Six Thursday

Brian Boyle: Worth keeping around? After Tuesday’s disappointing and above all unnecessary loss to the Lightning, the Rangers take on Detroit tonight. Absolutely there for the taking, the Rangers need to avoid a let down game against the Wings who are depleted and not what they were a couple years back. Let’s hit the musings for the first time in a while shall we? Careful what...

Rangers Offense Showing Signs of Improvement

If you look just at the full season numbers it’s hard to call the Rangers offense anything but ordinary. After all, the club ranks 22nd in the NHL scoring just 2.4 goals a game on the campaign. But there are signs that the offense is beginning to live up to its potential and finally delivering […]

Red Wings-Rangers Preview

The New York Rangers and Detroit Red Wings could both use a bit more frequency in finding the back of the net. Each team's offensive issues may continue with Henrik Lundqvist and Jimmy Howard likely starting in net opposite each other. The Rangers will try to re-establish their recent success behind Lundqvist, while Howard's expected return Thursday may give the Red Wings...

Alain Vigneault bringing patience to New York Rangers

If patience is indeed a virtue, coaches for the New York Rangers haven’t exactly been bastions of morality recently. Since the 2004-05 lockout, the men calling the shots for the Blueshirts have been almost neurotic in their decision-making, arranging and rearranging like a compulsive home decorator. First it was Tom Renney, a man whose vision could most kindly be deemed unusual...

Game 48: We’re going streaking!

Frank Franklin II/Associated Press The Rangers are in the midst of an 8-2-1 streak, and have won three in a row. Tampa Bay comes to town tonight looking to spoil that with the return of Ben Bishop. Tampa Bay has a pretty solid club and are likely playoff bound, so the Rangers will have their hands full. If they can build off their impressive wins against Chicago and Dallas, this...

Bishop steals one at The Garden, halts Rangers win streak

Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images This loss is a tough one to really get upset over. Sure, the Rangers got burned on the second goal due to a nine second brain fart. But Ben Bishop made 33 saves –a lot of them very difficult saves– en route to stealing this win in his return to action. The game was actually very evenly matched throughout, with both teams exchanging scoring...

Game 49: Keep playing well, get those points

Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images Even though the Rangers lost on Tuesday against Tampa Bay, they played a pretty strong game. They are still 8-3-1 in their last 12, and are still in prime playoff contention. Wins and points are clearly the most important thing here, but their strong effort against Tampa in the loss was a positive sign that they haven’t lost their game. Detroit...

We are all Tortorella

Image courtesy: It was like watching Monday Night Raw when the Kings and Canucks went to war yesterday. By now, you have seen, heard and debated all of the incidents that took place, so I won’t rehash each one in detail here. Was the game a moral victory? What exactly constitutes a “moral victory” anyway? Do we care? What I would like to focus on is the fact that...

Howard with a glove save and a beaut

No replay on this yet, but Jimmy Howard made one hell of a save on Carl Hagelin, and Howard's stopped 35 Rangers shots over the course of 2 periods as the Wings and Rangers remain scoreless going into the 3rd:

Wings Need Points

The Wings had an off day yesterday and will practice today as they prepare for a road game against the New York Rangers on Thursday. Ansar Khan of Mlive with a look at where the Wings stand right now... Only five points separated nine teams before Monday’s games. “We got to win another game; we need points badly,” Babcock said. “We’ll get a bit of a rest and...

Decisions Loom for New York Rangers

Getty Images By Pat White (@patwhite9126) It was only two seasons ago that the New York Rangers were considered the class of the Eastern Conference and quickly picking up steam. Between winning the Winter Classic in Philadelphia, playing an aggressive and mean brand of hockey, and coming within one game of making the Stanley Cup, the Rangers opened a lot of eyes around the league...
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