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Over the weekend the Rangers released the CT Whale's preliminary roster and here's how it looks...Forwards: Ryan Bourque, Tommy Grant, Michael Haley, Marek Hrivik, Kyle Jean, Chad Kolarik, Chris Kreider, JT Miller, Kris Newbury, Brandon Segal, Christian Thomas, Jason Wilson, Andrew YoganDefense: Sean Collins, Steven Delisle, Dylan McIlrath, Jyri Niemi, Blake Parlett, Logan Pyett, Mike VernaceGoalies: Jason Missiaen, Scott Stajcer, Cam Talbot...love seeing guys like Miller, Thomas and McIlrath taking the step in the Rangers organization. They'll be on the NHL roster before we know it. Also as expected, the locked out Redden has been left off. ...i tell you what, if blogging about things like the release of the Whale's roster is going to be the norm during the lockout, I may kill myself.Remember to follow me on Twitter & Facebook or e-mail me at ...
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Nothing new has surfaced on the NHL vs. NHLPA front in regard to the current lockout, but some of the Rangers are making moves to play elsewhere during this work stoppage.
The first of those is newly acquired winger Rick Nash. According to the Daily News, Nash is close to signing a deal with Swiss A-League hockey club Davos, where he spent his time during the lockout of 2005...
The news yesterday was that newly acquired winger Rick Nash will be headed to Switzerland to play with Davos in the Swiss leagues. Nash will re-join Joe Thornton with the club, as they both played there during the 2004-2005 lockout.
Nash is the first –and likely only– Ranger to head oversea, but he is not the first player to announce he is heading to Europe. Several players have...
Update, 12:35 p.m.:
#NYR Rangers are skating at MSG training center in Westchester. They are leasing ice from the team but not allowed to use rest of facility
— Katie Strang (@KatieStrangESPN) September 17, 2012
H/T to reader JoeWest297.
Via text: Brad Richards says as of right now, likely not headed overseas, focused on working out here for the time...
Despite the lockout, there is still some hockey to be played that affects the Rangers organization. The Rangers website has the preliminary roster for the Connecticut Whale this year:
Forwards: Ryan Bourque, Tommy Grant, Michael Haley, Marek Hrivik, Kyle Jean, Chad Kolarik, Chris Kreider, JT Miller, Kris Newbury, Brandon Segal, Christian Thomas, Jason Wilson, Andrew Yogan.
Doug McIntyre at ESPN Insider translates a report out of Sweden that Carl Hagelin "is very eager" to return to his homeland and join Swedish second-their team Sodertalje during the NHL lockout.Here's Sodertalje sports director Per Nygards on Hagelin's contract possibly preventing him from playing overseas..."It's a little messy. I know that he will meet...
Spoke to New York Ranger Michael Del Zotto via text on possibility of playing overseas during lockout, "I don't know what I'm doing."— Josh Rimer (@JoshRimerHockey) September 17, 2012
...tough spot for Del Zotto. Without a contract he probably has legit concerns about being injured during a game overseas....i also wonder if he's been invited to the Rangers...
Rick Nash is the first New York Ranger to announce his plans to play overseas during the lockout. According to multiple reports, Nash will join Joe Thornton and play for HC Davos of the Swiss league, as they both did during the 2004-05 lockout. Davos representatives had said Nash would be suiting up for them [...]
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Steve Delisle (NHLmedia.com)
If you are going to look at the roster of the New York Ranger's AHL team, the CT Whale and think that there is not a lot of promising young talent; you would be right and wrong.
The roster (found right here) may not be loaded up with "elite" prospects as other NHL teams but you are not looking at the entire picture. Prospects who would...
Former New York Rangers goalie John Vanbiesbrouck recently joined beat writer Jim Cerny at the NYR Alumni Golf outing to talk Henrik Lundqvist's Vezina from last season, his feelings on no longer being the last Ranger to hold the award and what the mold is to be a great NYR goalie.
Beezer will always a spot amongst NYR fans in the long line of high-quality...
Over at USA Today, several NHL fans were contacted for their thoughts on the NHL lockout currently in progress. During an obviously frustrating, getting a chance to vent can be a form of catharsis for all NHL fans.
Here's New York Rangers fan Charlie Vidal, 22, and his thoughts:
..."Don't they learn from history? Everyone's greed is what prevented them from playing...
It's officially official.
The 2012-13 NHL hockey season has been locked out until further notice. Negotiations between the league and the NHLPA will continue in the coming weeks/months (we hope), hopefully ending in a resolution that will bring about a delayed start to the season rather than a year-long lockout, but nothing is certain.
As for the rules applied to players...