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He’s pretty good – as in, TSN prospect expert Craig Button compared him to Kings superstar defenseman Drew Doughty. Schultz, 21 and originally drafted 43rd overall by Anaheim in 2008, starred at the University of Wisconsin, where he tallied 40 goals and 73 assists in 121 career games (by comparison, former Badger Ryan McDonagh posted 14 goals and 32 assists in 119 games). He’s considered to have elite offensive skills and isn’t too shabby in his own end either. The consensus seems to be that Schultz will be ready to step into an NHL lineup immediately and play a significant role. (Highlights)
Here’s what Badgers coach Mike Eaves had to say about what makes Schultz such a strong player:
“It’s his vision. It’s his composure with the puck. It’s his puck skills,” Eaves said. “And the one thing that’s just a gift is his shot. He has the innate ability to get that puck to the net to allow for rebounds, tip-ins and goals. He’s got what we call a ‘smart shot.’
“He can bring
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John Tortorella’s interview with Michael Kay and Don La Greca on ESPN Radio drew more attention (click here to read The Suit’s analysis), but few noticed that GM Glen Sather also spoke to the media on Wednesday.
Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News managed to corner the Rangers’ seldom heard from brass leader and as with Tortorella, Slats delivered plenty of interesting comments...
During break-up day this past weekend, 26-year-old forward Brandon Dubinsky sounded optimistic in regard to his future with the New York Rangers and the mutual trust between he, the player, and the organization. Coming off a rough season in which he only scored ten goals in 77 games, Dubinsky may not be as fortunate as he hopes once the offseason really kicks into gear and the front...
The signing parade continues. This time around, Oscar Lindberg has agreed to terms with the Rangers on an entry level contract. Lindberg was acquired by the Rangers in May of last year in exchange for prospect Ethan Werek. Lindberg was originally a 2nd round pick in 2009 by the Coyotes, and was acquired for his ability to add speed and face off prowess to the bottom six forwards...
What seemed like it would be a quiet day on the New York Rangers' front has now turned into quite the circus with two breaking stories rapidly developing.
The first is in regard to forward Marian Gaborik, who insinuated that he was injured after the conclusion of the playoffs. The team confirmed today that Marian suffered a labral tear in his right shoulder during the quarterfinal...
Today I bring you Part II of the 2011-12 New York Rangers report card, this time analyzing the defensemen. Yesterday we graded all of the forwards, which you can see here.
Players are graded solely on their performance during the regular season, so playoffs are not taken into account. Beginning next week I will be reviewing each player individually, which is when their playoff...
After taking most of the day to digest the news of Marian Gaborik’s torn labrum, I’ve come to the glass half-full conclusion that there’s good and bad news to be drawn from this.
Timing – Obviously Gaborik was hampered by his injury during the playoffs, but if you’re choosing to look towards the future, it’s a good thing this happened now and not in October. ...
Following up on the story last week that Mats Zuccarello is indeed headed for the KHL, the diminutive winger tweeted today that he is indeed done with the organization:
Nyr fans!! its been amazing playing in front of u guys! Thanks! . Im gonna miss u! Ur the best! Thanks rangers 4 2 good years. #Rangers
This is the end of what had to be a rough road for Zuccarello, who was never...
New York Rangers sniper Marian Gaborik will miss the start of next season while recovering from shoulder labrum surgery.So a team already lacking offensive punch will have that much more motivation to acquire another scorer. This development will intensify the franchise’s interest in Blue Jackets power forward Rick Nash.Gaborik played the final two rounds of the playoffs with the...
Rangers general manager Glen Sather is still having a tough time dealing with his top-seeded club's elimination in the Eastern Conference finals.
Sather, the architect of the Edmonton Oilers' dynasty teams in the 1980s, is still looking to build a champion in New York. He saw the Rangers reach the NHL final four, but they were knocked out in six games by the New Jersey Devils...
A report from ESPN's Katie Strang indicates that New York Rangers forward Marian Gaborik will need surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff in his shoulder. As a result of the surgery required, Gaborik is expected to need six months to recover which should force him to miss the beginning of the 2012-13 season.
Will Gaborik's injury force the Rangers to make a bigger play...
Earlier this week, NY Rangers head coach John Tortorella ripped Larry Brooks and Marion Gaborik for their playoff performances. Brooks writes for the NY Post and Gaborik was playing with a torn...
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That’s right folks. New York Rangers’ forward Marian Gaborik has “finally” gotten significantly injured as a member of the Blueshirts as we all found out today that he will need to have surgery on his rotator cuff and could miss up to six months.
This might explain why Gaborik struggled during the postseason this year. Gaborik admitted that he got hurt in Game 3 of the first...
Drew Doughty may have the flashiest goal of the series, after he blasted a shot past Marty Brodeur in the first period of game 2.
The Kings defenseman went end to end, weaving through the New Jersey defense, and then firing a shot from the right hand faceoff circle. The goal was Doughty’s third of the playoffs and by far his highlight goal of the year.
Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty is one of the best at his position in the NHL. The 22-year-old Canadian was up to his old tricks Saturday night as he was probably the best player on the ice for either team in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals.
Doughty also scored a scintillating goal on a coast-to-coast rush that put the Kings up 1-0 over the New Jersey Devils in the first...
John Tortorella made the rounds on New York sports radio yesterday and used the opportunity to go after critics of his shot blocking strategy in the media...Here's what he said on ESPN Radio's Michael Kay Show yesterday..."I think the people that are writing about us with our shot blocking ... I think they're idiots. I think they're disrespecting our players...