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In a piece for the New York Times on Mark Messier running the New York City marathon next Sunday, "The Captain" says this about the current Rangers team..."Every team starts off the year very optimistic, and we're one of those teams. We came into the season very healthy and with everybody signed. No distractions over the summer. We targeted the free agents Brad Richards and Mike Rupp. Our kids are growing up, so there's a lot of optimism. Then sure enough, Marc Staal didn't feel good during training camp, so he's still out. We missed Michael Sauer at the start of the season. But over all we're optimistic. We like the direction the team has gone in the last couple of years. We added some strong pieces to the group. And of course, when you have a goalie likeHenrik Lundqvist, you're always in the game. We feel pretty good."...this interview took place before yesterday's game so not sure if Messier is still as optimistic. ;)Messier also ga...
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The New York Rangers 3-3-3 record to start the season
leaves much to be desired. Worse yet is
that the level of play on the ice isn’t even worthy of that mediocre record. The Rangers are lacking a lot of things on
both ends of the ice to open the season, but beyond the offensive and defensive
problems they seem to be lacking any sense...
Well that was interesting. The Rangers keep finding ways to lose games. First they couldn’t muster any offense, now they can’t hold leads and through all of it, they have still to play a complete game this season, something they were nowhere near to doing this afternoon. With the 5-4 shootout victory for the Senators in the books, let’s get to some thoughts on the game.
… these just get better and better and better. Photo courtesy of our friends at Photoshop The Rangers
Steve Zipay tweets that today a Rangers spokesperson said there is no update on Marc Staal's condition.Meanwhile, Jay Leonard at the Daily News says the fact that John Tortorella did not mention Staal's name once during his public comments on Tim Erixon's assignment and Michael Del Zotto's hip ailment (he'll play tonight) yesterday speaks volumes that more than...
Fans of the NHL are very aware of how a superstar player is performing throughout the year, whether it’s good or bad. Fantasy hockey is becoming more and more popular with each season and social media even allows fans to follow their teams with up-to-the-minute information. What you don’t often hear about is their off-ice activities – unless it is something negative....
Also, other news and notes from around the league
Wolski received 2 minutes for an illegal check to the head of Daniel Alfredsson.
Rangers were leading by two at the time of the penalty, they scored on the PP and tied it late in the 3rd. Now in shootout..
John Tortorella yesterday continued to express the utmost confidence that his wobbly 3-3-2 Rangers will gain solid footing on the season that continues with this afternoon's Garden contest against the Senators.
The coach quickly said, "We will . . . we will," interrupting a question about whether the Rangers would be able...
Sean Avery could rejoin the New York Rangers a lot sooner than expected after being placed on re-entry waivers by the team that has missed his grit early this season.
The New York Rangers (3-3-3) host the San Jose Sharks (6-3-0) at Madison Square Garden tonight starting at 7:00 p.m. For a preview go to Yahoo! Sports. Rangers Game Notes TV: MSG; Radio: ESPN Radio 1050AM, XM 92Live Stream:http://www.firstrowsports.tv/watch/89351/1/watch-new-york-rangers-vs-san-jose-sharks.htmlProbable Lines:Wolski-Stepan-GaborikDubinsky-Richards...
While 20-year-old rookie defenseman Tim Erixon returned to the AHL following the Rangers' 5-4 shootout loss to the Senators on Saturday as part of the grand plan, the Blueshirts apparently can't fit Mats Zuccarello into the plan as they are currently constructed.
Coach John Tortorella admitted "Zuccarello was the...
John Tortorella may be impatient over Brad Richards’ lack of chemistry with Marian Gaborik, but as Saturday’s 5-4 shootout loss to the Ottawa Senators demonstrated, the Rangers have bigger problems.
The Rangers gave themselves a blueprint for how to hold a lead in their first home victory of the young season: Get everyone involved. Four Blueshirts registered at least two points, led by captain Ryan Callahan (two goals, one assist), as the Rangers (4-3-3) snapped a two-game skid with a 5-2 win over San Jose (6-4-0) at the Garden. In the process, they ended a five-game winning...
MSG may have dropped the ball at honoring Derek Boogaard, but the Minnesota Wild did not. Here is the video shown by the Wild:
Milan Michalek capped Ottawa's three-goal comeback in the third period and then netted the only goal in the shootout as the Senators stormed back to beat the New York Rangers 5-4 and stretch their winning streak to five.