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Andrew Gross at the Bergen Record reports that Rick Nash was given a maintenance day today as the Rangers prepared to take on the Washington Capitals at the Garden tomorrow.
John Tortorella told Gross that Nash has played a lot hockey and needed the rest.
Stu Bickel took Nash's spot on line rushes today. Lines stayed the same otherwise...
...still not a fan of that third line. Might be better flipping Pyatt and Cally. Pyatt had good chemistry on the top line and Cally should add some much needed speed to the third unit. Plus he provides Miller with a bit of a safety net.
Also at practice, John Tortorella addressed the Chris Kreider demotion saying he hadn't shown his speed consistently enough and likened the move to when Rangers sent Michael Del Zotto to Hartford after bursting on the scene his rookie year.
...listen, we all want Kreider to be the guy who lit it...
BEST OF MAXIM
Chris Kreider’s stay in Connecticut was relatively short, at least for the time being, as he was recalled by the Rangers. From several accounts, Rick Nash appears to be sick –as he had to bail on the season subscriber forum last night– so Kreider will be replacing him in the lineup if need be.
Kreider played in last night’s 4-1 win for the Whale, finishing with a shot on...
After Rick Nash was held out of practice today because of a "maintenance day, " the New York Rangers recalled Chris Kreider just 24 hours after sending him down to the Connecticut Whale. The move was designed to get Kreider, who was a healthy scratch Thursday vs. the Islanders and sparingly used prior, some much needed playing time.
With Kreider back so quickly, thoughts...
Per Katie Strang, Chris Kreider has been sent down to the Connecticut Whale. She claims that the organization doesn’t want him sitting in the press box. Looks like J.T. Miller will stay with the big club and see a year burned off his ELC.
New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has assigned forward Chris Kreider to the Connecticut Whale of the American Hockey League (AHL). Kreider, 21, has registered one goal and one assist for two points, along with four penalty minutes and a plus-two rating in seven games this season. [...]
For New York Rangers' youngster Chris Kreider, this was a long time coming.
Kreider, who has struggled with the big club this season so far, was sent down to the Connecticut Whale so that he could get some playing time. The 22-year-old winger played with the Whale while waiting for the NHL lockout to end and struggled a bit there as well.
The key for the Rangers' coaching...
The Rick Nash trade might eventually define Scott Howsonâs tenure as GM of the Columbus Blue Jackets but it might not prove to be his biggest failure on the job. In the summer of 2011 with Howson doing everything he could to assemble a squad capable of contending for a playoff spot, the Jackets added Jeff Carter to add some goal scoring punch and signed James Wisniewski to beef...
from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,
So 6:30 into the third period on Tuesday night in Boston, Milan Lucic finished off his check against Rick Nash by using his forearm to drive the Rangers winger’s head into the boards.
There was no penalty on the play (though Nash received a minor for a feeble retaliatory hook) and there was no supplemental discipline issued,...
Yesterday, I posted a report that the Colorado Avalanche had talked to the Rangers about a trade including Michael Del Zotto and more for Ryan O'Reilly.
Well, Adrian Dater at the Denver Post now says the "more" was likely J.T. Miller or Chris Kreider.
...LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Do I even need to comment on this ridiculousness? If Colorado really...
The past week was a very eventful week of hockey. Here's what you missed.------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Rick Nash made one of the best passes I have ever seen against the Boston Bruins on Tuesday. With the Rangers down by a goal, Nash deked around a Bruins defenseman, fell...
2012-2013 Records: Islanders (4-7-1), Rangers (7-5-0)
NYR Leading Scorer: Rick Nash (3-7-10)
NYI Leading Scorer: John Tavares (7-8-15)
NYR Goaltender: Henrik Lundqvist (11 GP, 2.48 GAA, .912 SV%)
NYI Goaltender: Evgeni Nabokov (10 GP, 3.00 GAA, .897 SV%)
New York Rangers Tickets.
Marian Gaborik-Brad Richards-Ryan Callahan
Carl Hagelin-Derek Stepan-Rick Nash...
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Daily News - Rangers bring Kreider back from minors
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Newsday - Rangers need Richards to find his game again
When Brian Boyle was a healthy scratch during the Rangers three game winning streak, a number of readers wondered how he'd ever get back into the lineup. My response...those things just work themselves out.
And it looks like that's exactly what happened last night with the head injury to Darroll Powe. While you never like to see anyone being led off the ice with the dazed...
Update 2/18/13: Elliotte Friedman says that the Rangers spoke to the Avs over the weekend regarding O’Reilly, but balked at the asking price. The Avs were asking for Michael Del Zotto and either Chris Kreider or J.T. Miller. Clearly, the Avs are living in a fantasy world where they believe they have leverage with their star-in-the-making forward. Del Zotto is obviously a non-starter...
It's been a nutty week for me. Between the Rangers maddeningly inconsistant play and the flu that ravaged my family, my life has been flipped upside down.
But between vomit cleanups Saturday night, I had a moment of clarity looking at my Twitter feed. The early season struggles of our beloved Blueshirts have made us Rangers fans lose our minds.
Trade Gaborik. Buyout Richards...
Brian Monzo, a producer and hockey writer at WFAN as well as a good friend of the blog, was kind enough to take time out of his very busy schedule to give us his thoughts on the New York Rangers' play to date:
PH: I know it is still early on in the season but what are some of your general thoughts on the Rangers' play so far?
BM: I think they've played good at times...