Found September 05, 2013 on HockeyBuzz:

By Jim Reilly Eklund’s post speculating that the new Ranger’s coach Alain Vigneault is “quietly pushing for a big trade to change the Rangers culture” leaves me a bit skeptical. After all, this is a team that has played 32 playoff games the last two seasons and has won three Game Sevens. I don’t believe that Alain Vigneault was brought into the organization to re-shuffle the deck. I b...


Don’t panic if the Rangers struggle on their season-opening road trip

Nine straight road games to start the season are probably not the ideal way to start for Alain Vigneault Two years ago the Rangers went on their first prolonged road trip to start the season as Madison Square Garden underwent renovations.  The Blueshirts played their first two games in Europe, which they lost in overtime to the Kings and in a shootout to the Ducks.  New York had...

Lines for Rangers prospects at Traverse City

Per Steve Zipay, the forward lines for the Traverse City tournament are below: Danny Kristo, Oscar Lindberg, Jesper Fast Kyle Jean, Michael St. Croix, Thomas Spelling Josh Nicholls, Andrew Yogan, Anthony Duclair Klarc Wilson, Michael Kantor, Paxton Leroux That top line is not going to be fun for the opposition to play against. It’s truly a shame that these won’t be televised...

Lindberg nets a hat trick in Baby Rangers’ 6-5 loss to Baby Buffalos

Oscar Lindberg notched a hat trick this afternoon, increasing his goal total to four as the Rangers fell to the Sabres in overtime by a score of 6-5. Danny Kristo added a goal and two assists as well, increasing his line to 1-3-4 in two games. The 5-3-8 line between Kristo and Lindberg is more goals and points than everyone else on the baby Blueshirts roster combined. Josh Graves...

Baby Rangers drop Traverse City opener to Carolina

The Rangers prospects took the ice for the first of four games this afternoon in Traverse City, losing to the baby ‘Canes 4-3. The baby Blueshirts scored twice on the powerplay (Josh Nicholls, Oscar Lindberg) and once at even strength (team captain Andrew Yogan). Assists were registered by Jimmy Oligny, Danny Kristo, Jesper Fast, and Michael St. Croix. Tweet

Rangers Season Opening 9 Game Road Trek

Once again, the Rangers will have to start a season with a long road trip since MSG is undergoing the final stage of its 3 year transformation into the world’s most expensive arena.  This year’s trek is a 9 game roadie which begins on October 3rd against the Coyotes in Glendale where Brad Richards scored […]

Musings: Traverse City is here – hockey is back.

A goaltender actually worth his salary: The King Corey Crawford got $6m per year long term? I think it’s clear at this stage that Henrik Lundqvist is going to get a serious pay rise. Some goaltenders are products of great teams (Crawford, a good but not great goalie may be exhibit A here) and some are great goaltenders who make teams better – a la Lundqvist. Unless he signs a...

Would Rangers Have Been Playoff Worthy Without Hank?

No one, not even the most optimistic Ranger fan, would argue that Henrik Lundqvist isn’t and hasn’t been the Blue Shirts most important player since he made his Manhattan debut back in 2005. He is arguably the best player in the league at what is considered by many to be the most important position in […]

Best post-lockout Ranger: Round 3, Martin Straka (2) vs. Marian Gaborik (3)

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. Today’s matchup is #2 Martin Straka vs #3 Marian Gaborik, with the winner taking on #1 Ryan Callahan in the John Tortorella bracket finals. Martin Straka (acquired – 2005 unrestricted free agent) Many laughed when...

The Kids are alright

( If you are ready for some live hockey then the New York Ranger prospects will be taking the ice at the annual Traverse City Prospect Tournament starting on Thursday when the Baby Rangers will take on the Carolina Baby Hurricanes starting at 3:30 EDT. Wish I could tell you that there would be some live coverage of the event but that sadly will not be the case. ...

Best post-lockout Ranger: Round 3, Dan Girardi (2) vs. Petr Prucha (6)

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. Today’s matchup is #2 Dan Girardi vs. #6 Petr Prucha and his myriad of rabid fans. The winner will face #1 Jaromir Jagr in the finals of the Glen Sather Bracket. Dan Girardi (acquired – 2006 undrafted free agent...
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