Found October 30, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
It comes with the territory, with the first-round selection in 2009, the breakout performance in the 2012 playoffs, the washout in 2013 playing for a coach who never even tried to hide his lack of belief in the Rangers’ youngest poster boy. Chris Kreider, you see, isn’t just some guy who is trying to make his way in the NHL, isn’t just one of a crowd wearing Blueshirts. The name precedes him as surely do the expectations of the fan base that, with good reason, is all but perpetually disappointed investing its emotions in Rangers youth. “Whatever attention there is on me from the outside is something I’m able to put out of my mind pretty easily,” Kreider said following his team’s impressive 3-2 victory over the Islanders at the Coliseum on Tuesday during which he scored his first goal of the season. “I don’t look at myself as separate from anyone else, I’m just here to try and do my job and help the team win. That’s my entire focus. “But I think I have a decent ability to sift throu

Despite lack of offense, Rangers must stick with current crop.

Kreider is earning his ice time. With all the additional ice time, Chris Kreider is getting better with every game. But he isn’t scoring. JT Miller is beginning to impact games in a multitude of ways. But he isn’t scoring. Generally, the Rangers aren’t scoring. However, despite this team being in a depressing state offensively the coaching staff need to stick with the younger...

Patience the key for Danny Kristo

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images Given the current lack of offense and the injuries to key players, the Rangers may be very tempted to promote Danny Kristo from the AHL for a short term fix. Kristo is off to a very exciting start with six goals and nine points in his first nine games as a member of the Wolf Pack who, despite routinely losing players to the needy Rangers, have started out...

Buy-Out Rick Nash And/Or Brad Richards?

Katie Strang of ESPN answered some online questions today... Katie how can the Rangers buy out Rick Nash if he has a concussion. Are you aware compliance buyouts cannot be used on injured players? With that in mind what are the odds Richards gets bought out? Katie Strang  That's true. You cannot buy out an injured player. However, even if Nash returns after missing...

Predicting lineup changes with Hagelin’s impending return

Photo: Chris O’Meara/AP As of today, Carl Hagelin is eligible to be activated off long-term injured reserve and rejoin the Rangers roster on Long Island. Hagelin, who had offseason shoulder surgery, was placed on LTIR at the start of the season. He had to sit out three weeks or ten games, whichever came first, and tonight’s game against the Islanders is the first game that he...

Miller, Fast, Kreider showing they belong

Photo: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports Although they were likely in the lineup due to injuries to Ryan Callahan, Rick Nash, and Carl Hagelin, the three kids who have been inserted into the lineup have shown that they belong. Both Chris Kreider and J.T. Miller –since their recent call ups– have played significantly better away from the puck, and while there is always room for...

Examining the potential for a “splash” trade

AP Photo/Frank Franklin II Over the past couple of weeks, there have been rumblings that the Rangers have been one of the more active teams seeking to make a move. More rumors circulated (from less reliable sources than Elliotte Friedman, linked in the previous sentence) that the Rangers were looking to make a big splash to address scoring woes. Now, there is a difference between...

The New York Rangers Feel The Calls Are Going Against Them

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post, The uneven officiating in this one did not exactly even out. There was a mighty questionable roughing call against Brian Boyle that created the power play on which Tomas Plekanec gave the Habs a 1-0 lead at 16:34 of the second period off a brilliant five-man play. There was a bizarre interference call against Chris Kreider for not...

Callahan practices, Moore out with oblique, Lundqvist in goal

Although he’s frustrated with being sidelined, Rangers captain Ryan Callahan’s broken left thumb is healing on schedule and he skated with his teammates Thursday morning before the Sabres game for the first time since the injury. “It was good…first day handling pucks, stickhandling and passing,” said Callahan, who wore a non-contact jersey. “I’m sticking with the original...

Kantor, Malcolm, Rowe all assigned to ECHL

Goaltender Jeff Malcolm and forwards Michael Kantor and Andrew Rowe were all assigned to the ECHL’s Greenville Road Warriors yesterday by the Hartford Wolfpack. Kantor and Malcolm were assigned to make room for Jesper Fast and Jason Missiaen, who were both returned to the AHL this week. Rowe was originally recalled by the Wolfpack on October 21 from Greenville. Tweet

What’s in Store From 1993-94? Graves, Special Teams, Leads Rangers Past Whalers

October 30th, 1993, Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, CT:  After two straight home games resulting in three out of a possible four points, the Rangers took the two hour bus trip to Hartford, Connecticut to face a struggling Whalers team.  The Whalers had just three wins in their first eleven games and were currently on a six game […]

New York Rangers: November is make or break

The month of October has been a disaster for the New York Rangers. With a record of 3-7-0 they sit tied for last place in the 8 team Metropolitan Division. They play two more games this month. Once against the…Read more →The post New York Rangers: November is make or break appeared first on The Hockey Daily.

Video- 2013 NHL Thanksgiving Showdown Promo

via the NBC Sports Group, NEW YORK - NBC Sports Group, in partnership with the NHL (National Hockey League), enlisted Hollywood director Bobby Farrelly for its multi-platform marketing campaign to promote the 2013 NHL Thanksgiving Showdown featuring the Original Six match-up of the New York Rangers and Boston Bruins on Friday, November 29 at 1pm ET on NBC. The campaign, which...

Dee Karl: The Same Mistakes & Isles Fall to NYR

First period ended with the Rangers on top 1 - 0 on a power play goal by Chris Kreider. Nabokov did make some excellent saves, but from my couch, it also looked like he left some really dangerous rebounds. There was a drought of shots on net during the first period. The Defense continues to struggle. Not a very good period for the Islanders. Hamonic, have you received that...

Dan Petriw: Vanek and the Isles set to take on the Rangers

When it comes to playing for the Islanders, what better way to make a great first impression than to help get a win over the hated New York Rangers. That is what Thomas Vanek will hope to do tonight as the Islanders host the Rangers at the Coliseum for the only time this year. Vanek was at practice yesterday and spoke about how excited he was to join the Islanders and it will...

Powerplay comes through in come from behind win over Islanders

AP Photo/Frank Franklin II The Rangers powerplay came through tonight, scoring twice en route to a 3-2 win over the Islanders. Chris Kreider scored the first powerplay goal and provided a screen on the second goal, adding to his great contributions since being recalled this week. In addition to a solid powerplay, the Rangers also played a solid overall game, with both Islanders goals...
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