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The defending Stanley Cup champion (wow, that still feels weird to say) Kings released their 2012-13 schedule on Thursday, and for those wanting to attend the home opener to see the raising of the Stanley Cup banner, mark down Oct. 12 on your calendar.
That is when the Kings are set to open the season, with the New York Rangers as their opponent. The Kings are also scheduled to face the New Jersey Devils in a Stanley Cup Finals rematch on Feb. 9 in New Jersey.
As usual, the Kings are set to play each Pacific Division opponent six times each, the other Western Conference opponents four times each and 18 games against the Eastern Conference, split evenly, home and away.
The Kings are to close the season on April 13 against the Ducks.
But highlights of the season are often when Eastern Conference opponents come to town -- because they don't come to town that often these days. A look at which teams from the East will be coming to L.A., and which Eastern teams the Kings will be visiting:
HOME GAMES VS. EASTERN CONFERENCE
New York Rangers (Oct. 12), Carolina Hurricanes (Oct. 18), New York Islanders (Nov. 6), Tampa Bay Lightning (Nov. 17), Florida Panthers (Dec. 6), Philadelphia Flyers (Jan. 3), Washington Capitals (Feb. 15), Winnipeg Jets (Feb. 23), Toronto Maple Leafs (March 4).
ROAD GAMES VS. EASTERN CONFERENCE
Montreal Canadiens (Dec. 13), Ottawa Senators (Dec. 15), Boston Bruins (Dec. 17), Washington Capitals (Feb. 3), Buffalo Sabres (Feb. 5), New York Rangers (Feb. 7), New Jersey Devils (Feb. 9), Pittsburgh Penguins (Feb. 10), Florida Panthers (March 30).
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Per Larry Brooks, the gap between the Rangers and free agent Brandon Prust is a sizable one:
Though sources stressed that lines of communication remain open and that it is conceivable that Prust could re-sign before July 1, it is believed the difference between the parties is significant — upward of $1 million over the life of a three-year contract.
With ten days until free agency...
The NHL will be holding the first round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft tonight in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where the New York Rangers will have the 28th overall pick.
Below are some of the names, along with their scouting reports, that have popped up in mock drafts around the Internet in connection to the Blueshirts. The Rangers never fail to surprise us in these things, so I wouldn...
As you all know, the National Hockey League will be holding their annual awards ceremony tonight in Las Vegas, Nevada to officially wrap up the 2011-12 season, which obviously concluded last week with the Los Angeles Kings winning the Stanley Cup. Among the long list of nominees for awards tonight are Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist, head coach John Tortorella and captain Ryan...
The New York Rangers have drafted defenseman Brady Skjei with the 28th overall pick in the first round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. Skjei, age 18, is headed to the University of Minnesota to play hockey in the NCAA program next season.
Here is the scouting report according to reelhockeyscouting.com:
Shoots left. Double threat offensive defenseman that is fast through his...
MSG TO HONOR HENRIK LUNDQVIST WITH SPECIAL PROGRAMMING LINEUP SUNDAY NIGHT Two Hours Featuring the 2011-12 Vezina Trophy Winner Starting Sunday at 8:00 p.m. New York, NY (June 21, 2012) – MSG will congratulate and honor New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist who last night received the 2011-12 Vezina Trophy, awarded annually to the NHL’s [...]
ST. PAUL, Minn. The run on defenseman in Friday's first round of the NHL draft didn't end until it included one Minnesotan.Brady Skjei, a Lakeville native, was selected with the 28th overall pick by the New York Rangers, who lost in the Eastern Conference finals last season. Skjei, a 6-foot-3, 200-pound defenseman, is committed to play next season for the University of Minnesota...
The New York Rangers could have dipped into their championship past in the first round of the NHL draft, but instead of reliving history they nabbed puck-moving defenseman Brady Skjei.
With the son of 1994 playoff hero Stephane Matteau available when the Rangers' turn came around at No. 28, New York decided instead to go with Skjei on Friday night in Pittsburgh.
It should come as no surprise that the Rangers again dipped into the ever-improving talent pool of American-born prospects to make their first-round selection. With the 28th pick in the draft, Gordie Clark announced the selection of defenseman Brady Skjei, a Minnesota native out of the U.S. National Team Development Program, from which the Blueshirts selected J.T. Miller a year...
First things first: this is a wish list for players that are realistic targets with the 28th overall pick. Of course I’d prefer Nail Yakupov to anyone on this list, but he’s not coming to New York. Second of all, while these are players that have caught my eye, it will be tough to question any pick the Blueshirts make on Friday night. Gordie Clark and the Rangers’ scouting...
The 2012-2013 schedule was officially release this morning, although it may prove to be meaningless if there’s a work stoppage. It’s also possible that the schedule will need to be re-created from scratch if realignment is part of the new CBA, however the league may choose to wait another year before instituting radical changes.
Nevertheless, here’s a breakdown of the schedule...
So if you live under a rock/hate the Internet, you are the only person who doesn't know that Staal turned down $60 million over 10 years this week and there were all these ~~~~rumors.
Well, he's gone. For an 8th overall pick this year (hello to Derrick Pouliot--we weren't even sure if we wanted you but okay) and BRANDON SUTTER and some kid named Brian Dumoulin...
NY Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist, who went 39-18-5 with five shutouts and a 1.97 gaa, won the Vezina Trophy. Henrik thanked owner James Dolan and, ****, don't worry: That never makes it on the...
Full story at Bob's Blitz ~ http://www.bobsblitz.com
Not more really needs to be said other than it is long overdue. Here is the Ranger press release.:
HENRIK LUNDQVIST CAPTURES VEZINA TROPHY
Named to the NHL First All-Star Team; Marian Gaborik Selected to the NHL Second All-Star Team
LAS VEGAS, June 20, 2012 – New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist has been named the 2011-12 Vezina Trophy...
check out Tracy Morgan’s skit at the 2012 NHL Awards as the newest member of the New York Rangers. Tracy was spoofing HBO’s 24/7 hockey series, and he did it perfectly. The portion which has Tracy chatting on his phone when Torts was speaking is pure gold. Enjoy.
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(courtesy the NHL)
With the start of the 2012 NHL entry draft now a little over 12 hours away, then the best thing that can be said is that tomorrow we will be arguing about whether or not the New York Rangers or the New York Islanders made the right moves.
There's nothing more frustrating for me than seeing all these mock drafts when for the most part, the majority of...