Found May 22, 2013 on NY Rangers Blog:
Nhl_awards_presentation_b073
I'd like to take you back to last June for a moment. In an interview with Larry Brooks of the New York Post, Mark Messier divulged his thoughts on a what he believed the Rangers needed to do that offseason in order to win a Stanley Cup.  "...teams that win the Stanley Cup get stronger as series move on, so for us this year the big thing is to add depth so we don’t have to use as many players as much as we did. “The more depth you have, the less chance of wearing players down and having injuries.” Depth. The ability to roll out all four lines, have them be effective in all three zones and spread the ice time around. The depth the team dearly coveted. The depth Glen Sather utilized to acquire Rick Nash. The depth the Rangers desperately needed when they traded Marian Gaborik midseason.  The depth that is severely lacking as the team faces an insurmountable 3-0 series hole against the Boston Bruins, who ironically, have incredible depth.  From the naked e...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Healthy Scratch Of Richards Latest Sign That Torts Needs To Go

With the New York Rangers’ season on the line tonight, their alternate captain will not be in the lineup to do battle with them. No, I’m not talking about Marc Staal, who is sidelined indefinitely with an eye injury. I’m talking about Brad Richards. You know – the guy who signed a mega contract two [...]

ECSF Game 4 preview: One game at a time

COREY SIPKIN/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS The Rangers are facing a steep climb to get back into this series, but it all starts with one game. As Kevin said yesterday, one shift at a time. If you win each shift, you’ll win the game, and that should be the priority for the Rangers. The biggest news is that Brad Richards is a healthy scratch and Anton Stralman is out tonight with an undisclosed...

Rangers scratch Richards for Game 4

Struggling Rangers center Brad Richards said he will be a healthy scratch when New York faces elimination in Game 4 against the Boston Bruins on Thursday night. Richards, a star player earning $12 million this season, stayed on the ice with the extras Thursday during the morning skate. He then confirmed that Rangers coach John Tortorella had called to tell him he would be sitting...

Richards, Asham Out; Haley, Newbury, Hamrlik In

While it's really not all that surprising considering his performance and lack of ice time in the playoffs, I'm still in shock to read that Brad Richards will be a healthy scratch in Game 4 tonight. According to Katie Strang at ESPN.com, John Tortorella called Richards at home this morning to break the news to him. Richards admitted he was surprised and disappointed...

Report: Rangers may buy out Richards

From ESPN InsiderAs soon as the news broke that forward Brad Richards was pegged to be a healthy scratch for Game 4, talk of pending compliance buyout resumed with fresh energy. And not without reasonable justification.  If the 33-year-old center isn't going to be part of the New York Rangers' long-term plans, he very well may be bought out this summer. Carrying an annual...

There’s Lundqvist Then Everyone Else

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post, It was hardly earth-shattering stuff, nothing like saying a player “stinks” on the power play, for instance, but John Tortorella sure had it right before the playoffs started when the Rangers’ coach talked about legacies being made in the postseason and not in the regular-season. Ten games into the playoffs following last night’s...

No Indication From Rangers Organization That Torts' Job In Jeopardy

While there has been wild speculation that John Tortorella could be fired if the Rangers are swept or lose in a short series to the Bruins, Jeff Klein at the New York Times says that scenario doesn't seem likely... "There have been no indications from the Rangers’ organization that Tortorella’s job is in jeopardy, as there were in the weeks leading to the firing...

Brad Richards Scratched for Game 4, Roman Hamrlik Will Play

New York Rangers head coach John Tortorella announced that Brad Richards will be a healthy scratch for tonight's Game 4 against the Boston Bruins. The Rangers will also play defenseman Roman Hamrlik in place of the injured Anton Stralman. Richards has been struggling throughout the playoffs and has been playing on the fourth line. Richards played a postseason-low 8:10 in Game...

Staal, Powe Skate Again; Clowe Doesn't; Same Line-up

Powe and Staal skating at this AMs #NYR optional at MSG — Pat Leonard (@NYDNRangers) May 21, 2013 The two also did bag skates with the taxi players after practice, but neither will play in Game 3 tonight. Ryane Clowe did not skate, so the line-up will remain the same as Game 2. Here's Powe on his recovery from his second concussion this season (via Bergen Record...

Rangers Lose Game 3; On Brink Of Elimination

Coming home to MSG after dropping the first two games in Boston, the Rangers knew they would have to win at least one of the next two games to have any chance of progressing in the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs. But the Rangers failed to take that essential first step Tuesday night as the Boston [...]

Rangers goalie Lundqvist says Bruins are getting "lucky"

 (credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) NEW YORK-- With the New York Rangers down in an 0-3 hole, nothing seems to be going right for them.  They are frustrated, and the man between the pipes Henrik Lundqvist thinks that maybe luck is not on his team’s side.  Joe McDonald of ESPNBoston.com reported that the goaltender states the Boston Bruins have gotten “lucky” on multiple...

Torts Gone If Rangers Eliminated By Bruins?

Darren Dreger at TSN made some waves on the radio today when he said this about John Tortorella's future with the Rangers should his team be eliminated quickly by the Bruins... "If the New York Rangers were to be eliminated in short order by the Boston Bruins, is there a chance John Tortorella is replaced? Yes there is a chance, absolutely. No question about it. Glen...

Torey Krug and Carl Hagelin goals; Rangers vs Bruins game

I have been doing a bi-weekly feature on the former college hockey players, that are currently playing in the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs. Here's two former college hockey players that had an impact in tonight's game, between the Boston Bruins and the New York Rangers. First goal, Boston Bruins defenseman Torey Krug scored his third goal of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoff...

Rangers vs. Bruins (Game 3)

The New York Rangers host the Boston Bruins at Madison Square Garden for Game 3 of their Eastern Conference Semifinals match-up starting at 7:30 p.m. The Bruins lead the series 2-0. For a preview go to Yahoo! Sports. Rangers Game Notes TV: NBC Sports Network; Radio: ESPN Radio (970 FM), XM 92 Live Stream (Don't click on ads in stream, may download virus): http...

Bruins-Rangers Live: B’s Look to Close Out New York in Game 4 at Madison Square Garden

8 a.m. ET: The Bruins will be in a familiar position when the puck drops for Game 4 at Madison Square Garden, and they can call on examples of both the right way and the wrong way to handle the situation. The B’s will take on the Rangers on Thursday night, and they’ll have a chance to end the Rangers’ season. Boston enters Game 4 holding the 3-0 series lead after the 2-1 win...
NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.