Found January 25, 2012 on NY Rangers Blog:
Corey Pronman over at ESPN Insider feels that Rangers prospect Tim Erixon is the best drafted defense NHL prospect...Tim Erixon, D, New York RangersErixon broke camp with the Rangers but has taken the elevator up and down between New York and Connecticut since then. When he has been in the NHL he's struggled while facing low-quality competition. While one can simply look at his numbers -- 19 points in 22 games as a 20-year-old defenseman -- and assume he's doing great, his numbers don't praise his performance enough. Erixon is logging huge minutes and playing at a very high-end level at both ends of the rink. His puck-moving skills and overall hockey sense are true plus abilities and he looks like the kind of player who will be able to play versus the opponents' better players and still keep the play flowing in his team's favor.Erixon's main issue is he has needed to adjust to the North American physical game and get his body up to par. Once that happens, I t...

Rangers Recall Chad Johnson from Whale

New York, January 24, 2012 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that goaltender Chad Johnson has been recalled from the Connecticut Whale of the American Hockey League (AHL) on an emergency basis. Johnson, 25, has posted a 10-8-5 mark with a 2.64 goals against average, .910 save percentage and one shutout in 25 appearances with Connecticut...

Tweet: Rangers Players Take To Twitter Before The Break

  Important win tonite! Heading to Ottawa on thursday. Hope to play against Hank @HLundqvist30 and will lite him up:))) Should be fun.Wed Jan 25 04:34:24 via Twitter for BlackBerry®Marian Gaborik MGaborik10 Perfect way to end it before the break! Need to call Alfredsson tomorrow and talk strategy for the #NHLAllstar draft… Excited!Wed Jan 25 [...]

Staal Fine After Taking Two Big Hits Last Night

Pat Leonard at the Daily News reports that after taking two bigs hits and playing just 12:06 during the Blueshirts 3-0 win against the Jets last night, the Rangers say Marc Staal was fine.Staal rode the stationary after the game....Staal was virtually invisible last night and you just hope he doesn't have any re-occuring issues. All Star break should help if he's feeling...

In a Good Place

This is exactly what the New York Rangers are in heading into the NHL All-Star Break this weekend. The team currently sits in the top spot in the Atlantic Division while also being in first in the Eastern Conference with 66 points. While there is still a lot of hockey left to be played, there really is not much Rangers’ fans can complain about these days. With that said, the...

Callahan Disses @TheBroadwayHat

Last night, Ryan Callahan was awarded the Broadway Hat for his amazing efforts in the Rangers 3-0 victory over the Jets. But for some odd reason he chose not to wear it and instead stuck it in his locker.I know the hat has seen better days, but I've got to say it's a bit disappointing for the captain to dismiss something that's been used as a chemistry building tool for...

One more Before the Break

The New York Rangers are back in action tonight to take on the Winnipeg Jets at Madison Square Garden before taking a few days off for the NHL All-Star break. The Blueshirts are coming off a big 3-2 overtime victory over the Boston Bruins thanks to a goal from Marian Gaborik. It was the Rangers’ 30th win of the season and as it stands right now, the team is tied for first in the...

NYR's Lundqvist tops Jets, earns 40th NHL shutout

Henrik Lundqvist stopped 22 shots in a bit of a surprise start, and Ryan Callahan, John Mitchell and Brad Richards provided the offense in the New York Rangers' 3-0 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday night.

The Prospect Quagmire

As the trade deadline approaches, no time is more fun to play armchair GM.  Its easy to swap underperforming players and picks like trading cards and instantly transform the team into a playoff power house.  This enjoyable little exercise usually leads to us giving a deeper examination to the value of prospects and roster players we could see being moved for a deadline upgrade...

Post-game interviews

A few quick notes and quotes from tonight that weren’t in the notes sent out by teh team: NOTES — • Brian Boyle played just 11:49 tonight after twisting his right foot on a collision in the corner during the second period. It cost him to miss a good chunk of the period, but he returned and even killed penalties later in the game. Boyle had less ice time only four other...

Rangers-Jets review

Someone asked Henrik Lundqvist last night if he knew the Jets hadn’t won the second part of a back-to-back all season. He laughed and said he didn’t, then insisted it didn’t matter. Some team will always be the first, he said. Despite sitting atop the Eastern Conference at the break, Lundqvist and the Rangers refuse to leave a stone unturned. The idea of Winnipeg, amidst a...
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