Found August 06, 2013 on NY Rangers Blog:
Last week, Henrik Lundqvist expressed safety concerns about the NHL's recommendation to shorten the length of goaltender's leg pads. Well it looks like those recommendations have become a reality as the Rangers netminder tweeted out a pic of his new, shorter pads.... Here's Lundqvist on the new pads... "Not sure how it will affect my game. Hopefully I'll be faster." ...not sure about you guys, but I think he'll be just fine. ...although, if he does struggle to adjust, it could end up costing him in the wallet come contract extension time. Remember to follow me on Twitter & Facebook or e-mail me at

Facial! This image from a Henrik Lundqvist ad shoot is all kinds of awkward (pic)

There is little sense in attempting to even try to figure out exactly what the heck was going on during a recent commercial shoot that involved New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist and a bottle containing some kind of thick-ish white, creamy substance. Nor does it make much sense to try to figure out how […]The post Facial! This image from a Henrik Lundqvist ad shoot is...

Despite high cap number, Rangers are not going over the ceiling

Don’t worry, there’s enough room to sign him (Photo credit: Christopher Pasatieri). When the Rangers re-signed Mats Zuccarello the other day, the attention rightfully shifted to Derek Stepan. Many went to Capgeek and saw that the Rangers had a shade over $2 million of cap space, and began to instantly panic. After all, if Stepan’s market value is the $3.75 million that Claude...

Rangers re-sign Brandon Mashinter

Per Capgeek, the Rangers have re-signed RFA forward Brandon Mashinter to a one-year deal worth $605k. The contract is a two-way contract, with Mashinter’s AHL salary at $75k. Mashinter played four games with the Rangers last season, going scoreless in those four contests with a -2 rating. With the Whale, Mashinter played 35 games, putting up a line of 10-9-19 with 52 PIMs. The...

Prospect Progress Report: Thomas Spelling

Thomas Spelling, the speedy 20-year-old right-wing from Denmark, was drafted in the 5th round (142nd overall) in the 2012 NHL Draft. He is currently playing for team SønderjyskE (Denmark League) He has yet to make a splash to the North American leagues. The New York Rangers website says Spelling “Has excellent acceleration and mobility. … Anticipates […]

Rangers sign OHL defenseman Charlie Dodero

While no official announcement has been made, it appears the Rangers have signed undrafted free agent defenseman Charlie Dodero of the Sudbury Wolves, per Michael Kantor’s Twitter. The 6′, 195-lb defenseman just finished his age-20 season in the OHL, putting up a line of 7-20-27 with a -23 rating. The -23 rating is a bit misleading, as Sudbury wasn’t solid defensively, and...

Best post-lockout Ranger: Round 1, Brad Richards (7) vs. Martin Biron (10)

As the offseason wears on, us and Matt Josephs of Blue Line Station (Twitter: 11Matt_Josephs8) will be running a tournament for the Best Ranger since the 2005 lockout. Yesterday we saw #6 Petr Prucha beat #11 Paul Mara. Today’s matchup is #7 Brad Richards vs. #10 Martin Biron. Brad Richards (acquired – 2011 unrestricted free agent) Richards came on board with the Rangers in July...

Best post-lockout Ranger: Round 1, Dan Girardi (2) vs. Dmitri Kalinin (15)

As the offseason wears on, us and Matt Josephs of Blue Line Station (Twitter: 11Matt_Josephs8) will be running a tournament for the Best Ranger since the 2005 lockout. Yesterday we saw #7 Brad Richards barely squeak by #10 Martin Biron in overtime. Today’s matchup is #2 Dan Girardi vs. #15 Dmitri Kalinin. Dan Girardi (acquired – 2006 undrafted free agent) Girardi is this team’s...

Rangers Re-Sign Brandon Mashinter To Two Way Pact by   Steven Ellis

The New York Rangers have re-signed Brandon Mashinter to a one year, two way contract worth $605,000. Mashinter signed as a free agent with San Jose on March 3, 2009. Mashinter never got a full season with the club, but he did manage to play 13 games with the Sharks during the 2010-2011 campaign, recording no goals. During the 2011-2012 season, he [...]

The Quick Report

Brady Skjei (USA Hockey) Tuesday was roster trimming day at the USA summer evaluation camp at Lake Placid, NY and the 3 prospects with local connections all survived the cuts. Brady Skjei (NYR 2012 1st) and Taylor Cammarata (NYI 2013 3rd) were no surprises as their play since day 1 has been improving with each passing day. I have to admit that I was surprised that Cristoval "...

Pad Restrictions for Goalies?

Through a trickledown effect of reports, it appears that the league has come to an agreement on the reduction of size for goalie leg pads. I was randomly sitting on Yahoo, and saw a report linking to an SB Nation article regarding a tweet from NY Rangers superstar goalie, Henrik Lundqvist. Earlier this morning, King [...]

NHL, NHLPA agree on reduction in goalie pad size

One of the focuses this offseason for the rules comittee surrounded goalie pads specifically trying to reduce the size of them. The NHL and NHLPA have been going over the matter this summer and it appears that they might have come to a solution at least temporarily. With increasing goal scoring as the driving force the NHL will get a reduction on goalie pads for next season according...

Rangers should not delay contract talks with stars

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