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John Branch at the New York Times reports on the extensive research Derek Boogaard's father Len did on his son's death including these findings..."In a six-month stretch from October 2008 to April 2009, while playing 51 games, Boogaard received at least 25 prescriptions for the painkillers hydrocodone or oxycodone, a total of 622 pills, from 10 doctors — eight team doctors of the Wild, an oral surgeon in Minneapolis and a doctor for another N.H.L. team.In the fall of 2010, an official for the Rangers, Boogaard's new team, was notified of Boogaard's recurring abuse of narcotic pain pills. Nonetheless, a Rangers team dentist soon wrote the first of five prescriptions for hydrocodone for Boogaard after he sustained an injury.Another Rangers doctor, although aware that Boogaard also had been addicted to sleeping pills in the past, wrote nearly 10 prescriptions for Ambien during Boogaard's lone season with the team."Branch notes that while Len Boogaard he wa...
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Brandon Prust is another example of Glen Sather’s recent ability to pull off trade theft. A throw in that became a core player and a great example of the black and blue, never say die Rangers identity. To cap it off, his last contract signed with the Rangers, a two year 800k/year deal, was a bargain thus further cementing Prust as a quality addition to the Rangers club.
from John Branch of the New York Times, In his final three seasons playing in the National Hockey League, before dying last year at 28 of an accidental overdose of narcotic painkillers and alcohol, Derek Boogaard received more than 100 prescriptions for thousands of pills from more than a dozen team doctors for the Minnesota Wild and the Rangers.
A trove of documents, compiled by...
Despite showing an unexpected offensive upside at the NHL level in his rookie year the Rangers will be better placed for a long term, successful era when Carl Hagelin is flying down the left wing on the third line. He won’t be a casualty of depth but could be the difference maker because of it.
Make no mistake Hagelin exceeded expectations this year (despite a generally subpar...
In the New York Post's weekly Sunday hockey column yesterday, Larry Brooks reported that GM Glen Sather and the New York Rangers have contacted the Nashville Predators about restricted free agent forward Alexander Radulov. The Blueshirts, in doing this, are seeking a goal scorer to replace Marian Gaborik while he is likely out for the first two months of the 2012-13 season after...
In his third full year as a New York Ranger, 24-year-old forward Artem Anisimov had his fair share of ups and downs during the 2011-12 season. On some nights he could prove to be a legitimate difference maker for the Blueshirts, while on others he spent most of the game riding the bench because of a costly mistake. Not very much has changed in Anisimov's three years as a Ranger...
It may seem like the Rangers have been growing young defensemen on trees, but Mike Sauer’s uncertain future is proof that you can never have enough blueliners in the pipeline. With that in mind, let’s take a look at a few D-men that could interest New York at the draft later this month.
Just a reminder, all 2012 draft prospect reviews can be found on our Draft Coverage page...
Best John Tortorella interview I've seen in a while:
The Eastern Conference Finals only provided further evidence that Zach Parise is a terrific player and would be an ideal fit for the New York Rangers.
There’s little doubt that GM Glen Sather is going to make Parise a massive multi-year offer when he becomes an unrestricted free agent on July 1st, but despite New York’s desire to convert the Devils’ captain into a true blue...
Monday was not a good day for the NHL as John Branch wrote in Monday's New York Times another very strong article regarding the death of former New York Ranger Derek Boogaard. It is a very tragic and frustrating story that leads to even more questions but the biggest question has to be "how was this allowed to get this far?"
I am not sure which bothers...
Derek Boogard being interviewed for WCCO If you would like to use this photo please leave a comment here, contact me via Flickrmail, or email nvjorgen [at] yahoo dot com. If you see this photo on the net leave a comment with a link to the page. Thanks. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
If you haven't seen this article you might want to take a look at it. Personally, I can't...
On July 1, 2010, Glen Sather went out and secured the solid, veteran backup goalie that Henrik Lundqvist had never known. For the past two seasons, Marty Biron has been the consummate professional, teammate and role player behind one of the game’s premier workhorses. It’s no coincidence that Henrik Lundqvist had his strongest playoff performance in a year where he had his...
This summer the Rangers can afford to be aggressive – and risk a swing-and-a-miss mistake – this off season as they search to go one round further next season than this time around. There’s one caveat however (isn’t there always?) and that’s the pending CBA fallout.
The Rangers are not far from being a Cup team. The core is there, the youth is plentiful and in place while...
Last week we recapped John Tortorella’s interview from the Michael Kay show on ESPN Radio. Since that time Tortorella has made the rounds with the media preaching the good word with Mike Francesa and now Bob Costas. I am not going to recap these interview as I did last week. I think they’re really worth a listen in their entirety.
Torts with Costas:
Torts with Francesa...
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I asked this question about New York Ranger's coach John Tortorella on Facebook on Tuesday and I wonder about it:
Not being sarcastic or anything but am I the only one who thinks John Tortorella is on some kind of damage control tour?
It seems that everywhere I turn there's John Tortorella talking about his relationship, or lack of with the media...
Larry Brooks at the New York Post reports that U. of Wisconsin free agent Justin Schultz is the first defenseman on the market the Rangers will target, but if the he goes elsewhere, the Blueshirts are more likely to investigate the feasibility of trading for Nashville's restricted free agent Shea Weber than going after Predators unrestricted free agent Ryan Suter with a huge...