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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 have been a slam dunk invitee, but his invitation is more about potential as there is no guarantee that he'll be back to his old self once the season starts. In fact, there's been absolutely zero news on Staal's status, so who knows if he'll even be ready for the start of the season.
...i'm not going to run down the Canadian roster and declare who Girardi should have gotten the invite over, but when Team Canada is in a grinding game against Team USA or are trying to shut down the high flying Russians, who usually back off the physical game, they'll be wishing they had the for...
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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 [...]
Undrafted in June, Tolchinsky could become one of the first members of his class to sign with an NHL team
After turning heads at the Rangers’ post-draft Prospect Development Camp, 18-year-old Sergey Tolchinsky attended Carolina’s camp last week and put on another show.
The Soo Greyhound was one of the highest-rated prospects by independent scouting services to go undrafted in...
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...
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...
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 [...]
Just prior to this past season I identified Derek Stepan as a player who needed to step up if the Rangers were to have a successful season (i.e. a lengthy playoff run hopefully culminating in a Stanley Cup). The kid center delivered with a near point-per-game performance in 2013 leading the team in scoring and [...]
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...
By Sean Hartnett (@HartnettHockey)
Today marks the one-year anniversary of Rick Nash departing the capital of Ohio for the bright lights and busy streets of New York.
Rangers general manager Glen Sather was able to capture the face of the Blue Jackets without giving up a star of equal ability or a key organizational prospect. Sather parted with popular forwards Brandon...
Brendan Shanahan got the win 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 #2 Brendan Shanahan take out #15 Mike Sauer. Today’s matchup is #1 Ryan Callahan vs. #16 Donald Brashear:
Ryan Callahan (acquired – 2004 draft, 4th round...
Cristoval “Boo” Nieves, the speedy 19 year old forward who currently plays center for the University of Michigan, was the Rangers second-round choice (59th overall) in 2012. “Boo” is short for Bugaboo, the childhood nickname his parents gave him that Nieves still uses. A new addition to the Rangers organization, Nieves strengths are that he’s [...]
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...
Wolfpack GM Jim Schoenfeld added to the goalie depth of the organization by signing Yale goalie Jeff Malcolm to an AHL deal. Malcolm was a key piece for Yale as they made their Cinderella run to the NCAA Championship. In 30 games this past season, Malcom went 20-6-2 with a 2.24 GAA and a .919 SV%. The 6’2, 185-lb goalie will compete with Cam Talbot, Jason Missiaen, and Scott Stajcer...
If the Rangers struggle this season, jet lag cannot be used as an excuse as Dirk Hoag at On the Forecheck tells us that the Blueshirts will travel the fewest miles in the NHL this season (29,839) in his 6th annual "NHL Travel Miles" blog post.
To put that in perspective, the most traveled team, the San Jose Sharks, will travel a whopping 57,612 miles this season. Almost...
Rick Nash and Marc Staal were 2 of 47 invited to Canadian Olympic camp, as Canada looks to form their team from this group. Nash was on the 2006 and 2010 rosters, but Staal was left off the 2010 roster after receiving an invite. Dan Girardi was notably absent from the list, but there are a lot of big names there.