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The Rangers are in Ottawa tonight for their third and final matchup against a Senators team that gives them trouble every game. The Rangers have gone 0-1-1 against Ottawa this season, and are at least looking to even that out and gain another two points in the standings. The Sens are without pretty much every single star player, but they still find a way to win, which is impressive.
The Sens forechecking strategy is a bit complex, as they are a hybrid aggressive forechecking/lock team. When they are trailing or tied, they’ll send two or three guys after the puck in a 2-1-2 forecheck. When they are ahead though, they lock it up with a 1-1-3 forecheck, a variation of the 2-3 lock. A 1-1-3 is how you would expect, with one guy deep, one guy high to pounce on a turnover, and three guys back at the blueline to protect against odd man rushes.
In the defensive zone, the Sens rely on an overload to outnumber their opponents along the wall. This is designed ...
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Per Steve Zipay, the Rangers are reportedly one of the top two teams contending for NCAA free agent Connor Allen out of UMass. In his 99 game NCAA career (through his junior year), the 6’1, 203 lb defenseman has a scoring line of 14-25-39. Allen, a native of Chicago is rumored to be down to the Rangers and Predators as his final two teams.
The Rangers, who are thin on defensive...
One of the most debated topics among Rangers fans this season has been whether or not John Tortorella is in fact at fault for the offensive struggles of Brad Richards and Marian Gaborik. While most of our readership doesn’t seem to make Torts out to be a scapegoat, there are a small, but nonetheless vocal few who do point the finger at our coach.
Among this group, some think Tortorella’s...
Yesterday, John Tortorella was a guest on the Michael Kay Radio Show (ESPN Radio) and discussed numerous issues including Marian Gaborik struggles, Chris Kreider's improvement, Marc Staal's status and more...
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A few days ago, Steve Zipay noted that the Rangers were showing interest in NCAA free agent defenseman Connor Allen out of UMass. Today, the Rangers signed Allen to an entry-level deal. Terms of the deal are still unknown, although it is highly unlikely that the Rangers signed him for this season, as he would make contract number 50. It is more likely that his deal begins next season...
On Tuesday, I wondered with all the head shots Henrik Lundqvist has been taking lately along with his complains of headaches whether he was playing with a concussion.
Now comes this report from Pat Leonard at the Daily News that the Rangers will be monitoring Lundqvist to see if the effects of those blows will continue...
"...the Rangers will keep a watchful eye on...
The #NYR have agreed to terms with free agent defenseman Conor Allen, who played this season at UMASS-Amherst
— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) March 29, 2013
Allen will report directly to the CT Whale on an Amateur Tryout Contract (ATO), with his Rangers contract beginning next season.
The 6' 1", 210lb Allen finished his career at UMass with 14 goals, 25 assists...
In a web chat on ESPN.com, Katie Strang says there's a good chance the Rangers will stand pat at the trade deadline.
She adds that Glen Sather is likely to recognize that this isn't the year to go all in.
She reiterates the Rangers interest in Dan Boyle and Ryane Clowe, but says the asking price is probably too high.
Strang finishes by stating that a few of the...
Whether you’re a lifelong fan of 40 years or a relative hockey/Rangers rookie we all have a that one common interest , the New York Rangers. However , why are we all Rangers ? Each fan has a background with this team that is unique and special to them. I would like to share mine [...]
The New York Rangers’ farm team, the Connecticut Whale, won two out of three games this past weekend at home. Defenseman Logan Pyett, forward Nick Palmieri, and Ranger prospect Andrew Yogan all had three points this weekend, while defenseman Dylan McIlrath, Sam Klassen, Blake Parlett, and forwards Ryan Bourque, Benn Ferriero, Brandon Segal, and rookie [...]
The New York Rangers (16-13-3) visit the Ottawa Senators (18-9-6) at Scotiabank Place starting at 7:30 p.m. For a preview go to Yahoo! Sports.
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The Bruins made a peculiar move on Wednesday afternoon around the waiver wire.
According to reports, the B’s claimed forward Kaspars Daugavins off waivers after the Senators put the 24-year-old on waivers on Monday. Daugavins will be a restricted free agent at the end of this season, and he’s making just $635,000 this season, according to CapGeek.com.
Daugavins is no stranger...
I think it's safe to say that if David Dziurzynski had not been knocked out March 6 vs Toronto, Kaspars Daugavins would not have been waived yesterday. But instead we saw a reactionary trade for Matt Kassian, and a useful depth player waived and then claimed by a superior team.
AJ Jakubec suggested yesterday afternoon that the reasoning behind the waiving was a complaint...
The New York Rangers (16-14-3) lost to the Ottawa Senators (19-9-6) by the score of 3-0, tonight. For a box score go to Yahoo! Sports.
...if we learned anything tonight, it's that the Flyers are eff'n awful.
...disgraceful display by the entire Rangers team to play that way with just 16 games remaining and the season hanging in the balance. Absolutely no effort or...
Rick Nash scored twice, Derek Stepan had a goal and three assists, and the New York Rangers extended their dominance of Philadelphia with a 5-2 win over the Flyers on Tuesday night.
Brad Richards and Chris Kreider also scored for New York, which has won 11 of the last 12 meetings with Philadelphia. Rangers coach John Tortorella became the 30th coach in NHL history to reach 400 wins...