Found October 17, 2011 on
Bleeding All Blue:
A large part of the New York Rangers identity last season
was being a hard/tough team to play against.
The reason for that emphasis was because the Rangers knew that on many
nights they would be the inferior team in terms of pure talent, but effort and
hard work would carry them through in many situations. Chris Botta at Slap
Shot wonders what has happened to that identity of toughness early this
Down: Rangers’ Toughness – So maybe Sean
Avery has lost enough of his edge for the pesky wing to no longer merit a job
as one of the Rangers’ top 13 forwards. But something is amiss with the
Blueshirts. It’s one thing to be winless in three games to start the
season; it’s unacceptable to be an easy team to play against. The Rangers need
to upgrade their toughness quotient or opponents will continue to skate into their
end without a care in the world. Calling up Kris Newbury and demoting Mats
Zuccarello to the minors, as Glen Sather did after the loss on Long Is...
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I’m not going to bicker about the calls. We’re in the (penalty) box too much. Simple as that. I’m not going to sit here and gripe. We have to be more disciplined. No excuses. (The Islanders) were the better hockey team, and the more disciplined team. - John Tortorella on loss to Islanders … yes, [...]
The opening game in the North American leg of the 2011-12 New York Rangers season opened last night on Long Island. There is a tendency for most fans to exaggerate the outcome of a Ranger-Islanders game. Depending on the result, it’s either “we’re gonna win the Cup!” or “good Lord, we are the worst team [...]
The New York Rangers have finally notched their first win of the season over the Vancouver Canucks 4-0 thanks to a 40 save shutout by Henrik Lundqvist who stood on his head for the entire game. Vancouver led in the shots category by a whopping 40 to 10 but was still shutout by Lundqvist on [...]
Tonight begins a critical stretch for the Rangers as they embark on a road trip to the dreaded western Canadian cities of Vancouver, Calgary, and Edmonton.
TONIGHT”’S GAME The Rangers will face-off against the Vancouver Canucks tomorrow, Oct. 18, at Rogers Arena (10:00 p.m.), to begin a six-game stretch against Canadian opponents including four on the road to begin the set. The Blueshirts enter the contest having been defeated by the New York Islanders, 4-2, on Saturday at Nassau Colieseum, and [...]
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- The dirty old chapeau atop Henrik Lundqvist's head was a crown fit for a King.
Because on a night the Rangers were in desperate need of a victory after going the first three games and what seems like a million miles without one, it was...
… I totally agree with Adam… the Rangers are just warming up!
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After being a non factor for the New York Rangers opening three games this season, only playing 7:55 tonight, Mats Zuccarello has been sent down to the Connecticut Whale according to Andrew Gross. The early performance is disappointing for Zuccarello as he had an excellent camp/preseason to secure the spot to start the year.
Kris Newbury who has eight points (4G, 4A) already...
By Christopher Decker (@HockeyGuy_Chris)
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After what seemed like an eternity in Europe, the Rangers finally returned home – well not quite, even though some might consider the Nassau Coliseum a home away from home for the Rangers, as they took on the Islanders for their third game of the season and first in North America. The general feeling surrounding...
“I just have have to go down and try my best and see what happens,” said Zuccarello. “Obviously, I’m disappointed. It’d be strange if I wasn’t.” - Mats Zuccarello on being sent down to the AHL … sort of seen this coming. With the amazingly hot start by Kris Newbury down in the AHL and [...]