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For several off-seasons running, I’ve been creating these “master plans” that talk about the future rosters of the Rangers. The purpose of these posts is to really come full circle on all of the topics and rumors we’ve been covering over the course of the season. During prior offseasons, creating these plans was pretty easy for me as John Tortorella frequently talked about the Rangers “team concept”. Based on his vision, I just filled in the blanks.
With his team template in mind, these posts were generally unified by three main ingredients for success — roster balance, strong skating ability, and making an effort in all three zones. As trade deadlines and free agency periods came and went, my plans always revolved around the idea that the Rangers should stick to those three ingredients when evaluating their own team and what’s available on the marketplace.
This offseason is obviously different in that we don’t know what Alain Vigneault has in store for this team as far their identi...
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Glen Sather should have plenty of financial flexibility next summer
Whether the Rangers re-sign Mats Zuccarello or not, they’re going to be right up against the salary cap ceiling when the 2013-2014 season opens. Things are tight financially for New York right now, but 12 months from now the situation will be very different.
According to CapGeek, the Rangers have barely over...
The Rangers haven’t been particularly active in free agency this summer, which isn’t overly surprising given the club’s salary cap situation. With a new coaching staff bringing a different system the team has focused on adding depth as opposed to making big changes to the roster. One move the Rangers did make, and one they’ve [...]
A year ago, the New York Rangers were feared by every other team in the N.H.L . Their style of play using body checks and young speed in front of Lundqvist allowed them to punish their opponents. If they didn’t bring the intensity at the start someone (Brandon Prust most likely) would drop the gloves and the Rangers game came back to life. After this dismal locked out season, the...
Last week, the Rangers officially agreed to a new six-year, $28.2 million contract extension with restricted free agent defenseman Ryan McDonagh, keeping the 24-year-old stud on Broadway likely through the prime years of his career. The deal, which makes McDonagh the fourth-highest paid player on the Rangers behind only Rick Nash, Henrik Lundqvist and Brad [...]
RANGERS ANNOUNCE 2013 PRESEASON SCHEDULE Blueshirts to play six road games in 11 days NEW YORK, July 16, 2013 – The New York Rangers have announced their 2013 preseason schedule today, which includes a total of six games, one of which will be held on neutral ice. The Rangers 2013 preseason schedule opens on [...]
When the Rangers traded Michal Rozsival to Phoenix in 2011, I – being one of the much-maligned Czech defenseman’s few supporters in Ranger circles – of course decided to keep tabs on him. So I ended up watching a fair number of Coyotes games, in the process familiarizing myself with much of their roster. While [...]
Forward usage chart
John Tortorella loved his matchups. One of the major points of his coaching style is giving tough minutes to those he could rely on defensively. If there is one area where he and new coach Alain Vigneault are similar, it is here. Both coaches are known for matchups and zone-starting, deploying the offensive players in the offensive zone draws and defensive players...
By Bob Crawford
Twenty-eight-year-old defenseman Danny Syvret, a veteran of eight seasons in pro hockey, came to the New York Ranger organization July 1, in a trade with the Philadelphia Flyers for Kris Newbury. Syvret, who had spent much of the previous five seasons in the Philadelphia organization, had been through the process of being traded before, but is particularly enthused...
Offseason tournament bracket.
As the offseason wears on, us and Matt Josephs of Blue Line Station (Twitter: Blue Line Station) will be running a tournament for the Best Ranger since the 2005 lockout. The first match in the tournament pits the tournament favorite (Henrik Lundqvist) against the trade deadline acquisition that most people would like to forget, Olli Jokinen. Here’s...
Best Ranger bracket
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. Henrik Lundqvist won the first matchup against Olli Jokinen in a landslide. And yesterday we saw Martin Rucinsky (#9) upset Nigel Dawes (#8). Today’s matchup is #5 Anton Stralman vs. #12 Aaron...
With the draft complete, a determination already made on Brad Richards' status for 2013-14 and most of what the Rangers will do in free agency having passed, I figured this was a good time to get back to the 20+ offseason questions I posted here.
Today, I will cover one that has been a major topic of discussion, but one that is still undecided and I hope gets resolved sooner...
The New York Rangers have released the team's pre-season schedule prior to the upcoming 2013-2014 season.
#NYR 2013 Preseason Schedule: 9/16 @ NJD 9/17 @ PHI 9/23 @ CAL 9/24 @ EDM 9/26 @ VAN 9/27 @ LAK (In Vegas)
— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) July 16, 2013
Obviously, pre-season is pre-season but there's still a few interesting games...
The preseason schedule for the Rangers has been released:
9/16 @ New Jersey, 7PM
9/17 @ Philly, 7PM
9/23 @ Calgary, TBD
9/24 @ Edmonton, 9:30PM
9/26 @ Vancouver, 10PM
9/27 @ LA in Las Vegas, 10PM
With the final year of the renovation still in progress, the Rangers will be on the road for all six road games, and likely all of October when the season starts. Training camp will begin...
After John Tortorella signed up to be the Vancouver Canucks‘ head coach, a pattern started to emerge in recent signings.
Enter Ben Ferriero. Brandon DeFazio. and Mike Santorelli. Then we had the retention of Roberto Luongo. Going back farther we had players on the roster in 2012/13 Frank Corrado, Tom Sestito, Aaron Volpatti and Steve Pinizzotto.
from Tony Gallagher of the Vancouver Province,
When you hear a coach or a general manager talking about his team or one of his players as "going forward" you are tempted to ask if there is any other possible direction in which said team or player could go? But the one that kills you is "accountability" and its variation, "accountable." Take the...