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Following the New York Rangers 4-2 loss against the New York Islanders last night, the Blueshirts made two roster moves that are likely to shake things up among the fanbase and with the team. Mats Zuccarello was sent to the CT Whale, and Kris Newbury was called up to the NHL. Zuccarello had seen less than ten minutes of ice time in each of the first three games, and did not seem to impress the coaching staff (thus not earning more time). Meanwhile, Newbury has been the Whale’s best player through their first few games, and has certainly earned a call up.
Zuccarello’s waiver status gave him a short leash, so it is not surprising that he was sent down so quickly. Having played three games this season, Zuccarello had just 15 games remaining before he would have to clear waivers. Newbury will need to clear re-entry waivers before joining the Rangers, per article 50.9 of the CBA, whereby any player requiring regular waivers needs to clear re-entry waivers. If my understanding of that clause is unclear, then I believe he still needs to clear because he makes more than $95,000 in the AHL ($250,000), again per article 50.9 of the CBA.
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After being a non factor for the New York Rangers opening three games this season, only playing 7:55 tonight, Mats Zuccarello has been sent down to the Connecticut Whale according to Andrew Gross. The early performance is disappointing for Zuccarello as he had an excellent camp/preseason to secure the spot to start the year.
Kris Newbury who has eight points (4G, 4A) already...
… they are just excited about today’s game than the fans are. The countdown is on for 7:00pm when the Rangers and Islanders get to faceoff and the Rangers WILL walk away with their first win of the season.
… yes, this was a BEAUTIFUL goal but the best part about it was the amazingly accurate pass from Brad Richards. Richards is worth his weight in gold and if both he and Gaborik stay healthy this will be a fun line to watch all season long.
I’m not going to bicker about the calls. We’re in the (penalty) box too much. Simple as that. I’m not going to sit here and gripe. We have to be more disciplined. No excuses. (The Islanders) were the better hockey team, and the more disciplined team. - John Tortorella on loss to Islanders … yes, [...]
OPPONENT: New York Islanders
Leading Scorer: John Tavares (3-2-5)
Goaltender: Evgeni Nabokov (First game of the year)
Derek Stepan-Brad Richards-Marian Gaborik
Brandon Dubinsky-Artem Anisimov-Ryan Callahan
Ruslan Fedotenko-Brian Boyle-Brandon Prust
Mike Rupp-Erik Christensen-Mats Zuccarello
Ryan McDonagh-Dan Girardi
Tim Erixon-Steve Eminger
Michael Del Zotto-Jeff...
The opening game in the North American leg of the 2011-12 New York Rangers season opened last night on Long Island. There is a tendency for most fans to exaggerate the outcome of a Ranger-Islanders game. Depending on the result, it’s either “we’re gonna win the Cup!” or “good Lord, we are the worst team [...]
You want to blame the refs. But you can’t blame the refs. You need to blame the refs. But you can’t blame the refs. Every fiber of your being is telling you that the refs are to blame for this loss. But you can’t blame the refs. Why? Because only 1 of the calls against the Rangers was not legit. That was the Brian Boyle call. So while that may have been a bad call...
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The number one question New York Ranger fans ask is why in the world do we also cover of all teams the New York Islander? One it was a natural desire to expand Prospect Park but a second perhaps even more important reason; a good solider wants to know as much about his enemy before battle as possible.
Like it or not, the Islanders and Rangers are rivals so knowing as much as possible...
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“I just have have to go down and try my best and see what happens,” said Zuccarello. “Obviously, I’m disappointed. It’d be strange if I wasn’t.” - Mats Zuccarello on being sent down to the AHL … sort of seen this coming. With the amazingly hot start by Kris Newbury down in the AHL and [...]
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subject: 'Game 3: New York Rangers @ New York Islanders',
John Tavares’ third career hat trick jolted the Islanders past the New York Rangers for a 4-2 victory at Nassau Coliseum on Saturday in front of a sell out crowd of 16,234.