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Per Andrew Gross, Justin Falk and the newly acquired Dan Carcillo will be the healthy scratches tonight when the Rangers take on the Columbus Blue Jackets. Michael Del Zotto and J.T. Miller will be in the lineup. Henrik Lundqvist will start (as expected).
Starting Del Zotto over Falk is a no-brainer at this point, although few will agree. Miller over Carcillo is also a no-brainer, as Carcillo needs to adjust to the new systems before he is a useful cog on what is a defensive shutdown line.
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Henrik Lundqvist, Carl Hagelin, and Mats Zuccarello will be joining Ryan McDonagh, Derek Stepan, and Ryan Callahan (USA) in Sochi for the 2014 Olympic Games. Lundqvist and Hagelin will be playing for Team Sweden, and Zuccarello is the lone NHL player participating for Team Norway. Lundqvist and Zuccarello were expected to make their respective clubs. Hagelin was a bubble player,...
The Rangers have sent defenseman Connor Allen to the AHL’s Hartford Wolfpack. Allen played three games in his first NHL cuppa, being held off the scoreboard with a -1 rating. Allen played his three games with a 49.1% CF% (+1.4% relative) while starting 54% of his shifts in the offensive zone. Clearly this is a small sample size.
Allen played very well, and this is not the end of...
The folks at MSG were kind enough to remind me that the the newest episode of Beginnings, featuring defenseman John Moore, will air tonight following the game against Columbus. There’s some video up at MSG.com now, and there will be more videos added around 3pm this afternoon. Check after the jump for the full notice.
Tonight, immediately following coverage of the Rangers-Blue...
from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,
The case for trading Michael Del Zotto essentially is this: Alain Vigneault seems to have as much use for the defenseman as John Tortorella did for Chris Kreider.
Seriously, all you hear from the Rangers coach is what Del Zotto doesn’t do, rather than what he does.
The case against trading Del Zotto is essentially this: He alone...
The New York Rangers, for much of the 2013-14 season, have been a rudderless team. Entering Friday’s contest against the Penguins, captain Ryan Callahan had played in just 24 of 41 games, while the rest of the crew’s high-ranking personnel wavered in his absence.
There was Henrik Lundqvist looking to Rick Nash, Nash looking to Dan Girardi, Girardi looking back to Lundqvist, none...
It was the opening minute of a game that would turn into a New York Rangers blowout and the puck was on Rick Nash’s stick. All alone at the side of an empty net, the big winger tried in vain to whack it home from a tight angle.
By the end of a 7-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night it was a failed opportunity that would be forgotten by virtually everyone that...
The Rangers have struggled defensively this year, which is uncharacteristic for the team. The whipping boy for the fans is Michael Del Zotto, and for good reason, he hasn’t been good. There is one defenseman that has been worse than all the rest but he doesn’t receive even half of the criticism, and that’s John […]
If the Rangers played every game like they did last night in their 7 – 1 win over the Leafs, I’d probably have fewer gray hairs and drink less. It wasn’t so much actually scoring seven times, although that was nice, it was the intensity with which they played. The Rangers won just about every […]
from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,
But here’s the conundrum regarding Girardi. If he is that valuable to the Rangers, who enter Monday’s match at the Garden against the Blue Jackets having won fewer than half their games (21-20-2), how valuable might he be as a rental to legitimate Stanley Cup contenders such as Boston, Anaheim, Los Angeles and San Jose?
The title of the blog says it all. The Rangers this season clearly have a split personality, as you can't tell from night to night and game to game which team you will get. In addition, the way the team plays in front of Henrik Lundqvist and Cam Talbot also makes one believe that the squad should just be called Sybil.
Friday, coming off two wins in a row and a really good...
By: Tom Urtz Jr. (@TomUrtzJr)
The New York Rangers have been a Jekyll and Hyde team throughout the 2013-14 tilt, and the players felt the need to hold another players only meeting after an embarrassing 5-2 loss against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Friday’s loss was another game in which the lack of intensity, and repeated blunders cost the Blueshirts a chance at picking up two points...
A renewed sense of freedom without the intrusive HBO cameras or a bounce out of the Winter Classic was nowhere to be to be found in the play of the Maple Leafs on Saturday, as the New York Rangers dominated from the opening faceoff in a 7-1 thrashing at Air Canada Center.
Former Leaf Dominic Moore scored twice, Carl Hagelin, Benoit Pouliot, Chris Kreider, Brad Richards and Brian...
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The Rangers destroyed Toronto the other day, and now they desperately need to build on that momentum against Columbus. The Blue Jackets have fallen on hard times, and sit in second-to-last in the division.This will be their third and final meeting of the season, and a game the Rangers really need to win to stay relevant.
Under Todd Richards, the Blue Jackets run...
Now before you start calling me a moron, read everything below. Also understand that the circumstance that I would be okay with trading Girardi is if the Rangers aren’t going to be able to sign him to an extension, or if they are going to pay an arm and a leg to keep him. I’m […]
Martin St-Louis n'est pas assez bon pour Steve Yzerman!