Found January 27, 2012 on NY Rangers Blog:
Chris Peters at the United States of Hockey lists his 2011-12 Mid-Season All-America Team with Brandon Dubinsky (C), Derek Stepan (C), Ryan Callahn (RW) and Ryan McDonagh (D) all receiving Honorable Mentions at their respective positions....while I'd like to argue that Callahan should have gotten First or Second Team right wing consideration it's hard to argue that he should be ahead of guys like Kessel, Pominville and Kane....btw, how does Dubinsky get an Honorable Mention?Meanwhile, Greg Wyshynski at Puck Daddy takes a gander at what a 2012 Defensive All Star roster would look like and it includes Callahan, Brian Boyle, Dan Girardi and Ryan McDonagh.Wyshynski adds that McDonagh has become one the league' best defenders in just his sophomore year....i think Torts would be thrilled to see four of his players selected to this team. Also awesome to see McDonagh getting recognized for his stellar first half of the season.Finally, John Buccigross at ranks Dan Girard...

Why the Rangers Need To Cut Loose Wolski

The Rangers need to get rid of Wojtek Wolski one way or the other. His presence may not be that of a locker room cancer but his salary, tantalising ability and mere presence make him a distraction and a temptation for the coaching staff. Wolski clearly cannot play consistently in Tortorella’s system. A few good shifts here and there are simply not enough for someone with his skill...

Lundqvist, Gaborik Exchange Trash Talk, Hagelin Talks All-Star Weekend

There was a little suspense during last night's All-Star Fantasy Draft as Rangers forward Marian Gaborik remained on the board into the later rounds of the selection process, with Henrik Lundqvist still needing to fill a few forward slots as the assistant captain of Team Alfedsson. As I suggested on Twitter, it seemed as if Lundqvist and Gaborik had the wish of competing against...

Has Rangers' Success Come as a Surprise to You?

The New York Rangers officially hit their midseason break yesterday after defeating the Winnipeg Jets, 3-0, at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday. Some players have left town for a brief vacation, some are sticking around with family and some are obviously headed to Ottawa for the 2012 All-Star Weekend. I, personally, am not leaving for Ottawa until Friday afternoon, so this gives...

Teammates turned All-Star rivals Lundqvist, Gaborik trade barbs

New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist and forward Marian Gaborik are on opposite teams during the All-Star Weekend. As a result, some good-natured ribbing took place between the two on Twitter. Lundqvist started the trash talk on Friday night when he tweeted, "Alright @MGaborik10, having a lot of pasta and going to bed early tonight. Watch out for the 2 pad stack tomorrow...

Twitter: Lundqvist & Girardi vs Marian Gaborik – Who Do You Root For?

… it’s a tough one that even I cannot give an answer to.  How about Gaborik scores a hat trick to earn MVP honors but Lundqvist and Girardi shutdown Team Chara during their period to guide Team Alfredsson to a win? Sound good?  Yeah, let’s go with that!  Who are you rooting for? 

Avery Scores, Fights in Whale's 10th Straight Loss

Sean Avery returned to the CT Whale line-up and scored his second goal in the seven games since being re-assigned, but it wasn't enough as the Rangers AHL affiliate lost their 10th straight game 3-2 to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in overtime last night.After netting his goal, Avery got into an altercation with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton's Joey Mormina and was given roughing...

NHL Skills Competition Participants

The NHL has announced the participants of the NHL Skills Competition, to take place tonight. The four Rangers participating will be in six events: Marian Gaborik Skills Challenge Relay Elimination Shootout Dan Girardi Shooting Accuracy (passer) Carl Hagelin Fastest Skater (side note: he only loses if he blows a tire) Elimination Shootout Henrik Lundqvist Elimination Shootout...

What can NHL do about concussion problem?

When New York Rangers forward Wojtek Wolski elbowed Ottawa captain Daniel Alfredsson in the head earlier this season, causing a concussion, NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan declined to suspend Wolski. Shanahan cited Wolskis clean track record and the specifics of the play, arguing that Wolski didnt see Alfredsson until the last minute, then tensed up to protect himself. When...

Rangers Tribune Chats with Dan Girardi, Marian Gaborik and Carl Hagelin at All-Star Weekend

OTTAWA -- When walking through the media-designated doors here at ScotiaBank Place earlier this evening, I was having trouble locating the locker rooms in the winding tunnels underneath the arena. You'd think the locker rooms would have some sort of bold sign outside to make them easily accessible, but that wasn't the case. Anyway, I was getting towards the end of the...

Lundqvist, Gaborik Tweet Smack

Last night Henrik Lundqvist and Marian Gaborik tweeted some smack about today's Skills to say the two of these guys have been hysterical so far this weekend. Have really added to the entertainment of the event. Especially for Rangers fans....h/t to to follow me on Twitter & Facebook or e-mail me at ...

10 Things New York Rangers Fans Should Be Happy About

This is, by far, one of the best seasons I’ve had as a New York Rangers fan.  It’s almost reminiscent of that memorable season of, dare I say it? 1993-1994.  As we head into the All Star break, the Rangers sit at the top of the league.  Here are a few things that Rangers fans [...]

Prospect’s Prospering

Let’s have a look at some of the Rangers draft picks and future hopes and how they’ve been doing recently. It’s been a while since we checked in around the junior circuits. Saintly Returns Michael St Croix is a plus 30 for the season. Yes, you read that right. It’s because he’s flat out scoring for fun. A mid round pick of the Rangers in 2011, its unlikely many people saw...

The Hank Shuffle

TheNYRBlog reader Nevada T. sends me this .gif of Henrik Lundqvist doing the "Hank Shuffle" in an attempt to keep the puck from crossing the line during the Rangers 3-0 against the Jets Tuesday night... ...savvy veteran move by Hank making sure there was no doubt the ref didn't see that puck cross the goal line. Was definitely laughing my ass off watching him do that...
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