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This offseason was a tragic one for the NHL, KHL, and global hockey. The tragic deaths of former Ranger Derek Boogaard, Rick Rypien, Wade Belak, and the entire KHL Locomotiv squad –which included many former NHLers– have been acknowledged league wide with moments of silence and video tributes. However for MSG, the tragedies were only met with a TV timeout montage. This, in short, is an outrageous mistake by MSG brass.
To ignore tragedy across the sport is inexcusable. But to ignore the tragic deaths of current and former teammates goes beyond that. No matter what you thought about Derek Boogaard and Karel Rachunek, they were Rangers, and deserved to be honored as such by the fans, players, and management of this organization. The fact that there wasn’t even a moment of silence is complete disrespect.
Scotty Hockey and I rarely see eye to eye, but on this, we do, as he really put it best:
“How do you bury the obit for Boogaard, the lives lost in the Lokomotiv crash and other summer c...
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Sean Avery made his debut for the Connecticut Whale last night, scoring an empty net goal and immediately having a fight as the CT Whale defeated the Adirondack Phantoms 4-2 to take over first place in the division. The news of Avery being back on the ice and scoring, even if an empty-netter, was welcomed by Avery's Army of fans. Glad Sean is back on the ice, but he still...
Following today's 5-4 shootout loss to the Ottawa Senators the New York Rangers announced some roster moves sending both D Tim Erixon and F Kris Newbury to the Connecticut Whale (AHL). Erixon has been up and down with his play thus far this season, while Newbury has been a non-factor while getting little ice time on the fourth line. It will be interesting to see who, if anyone...
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.
The pathetic effort from the Rangers in their home opener against the Maple Leafs on Thursday was one thing. Tonight's collapse against the Ottawa Senators? A whole different level of disappointment. The Rangers had this game in the palms of their hands, up 4-1 in the third period with the crowd on their side, but once Jason Spezza scored for the Senators to cut the deficit to...
Last night Larry Brooks at the New York Post reported that the New York Rangers were still waiting on defenseman Anton Stralman to inform them of his decision on their contract offer from last week.
This morning Swedish tabloid Aftonbladet said that Stralman is set to sign with the Rangers shortly.
The decision to send Erixon down last night signals that another move on...
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So much for transformation huh?
I don’t want to make this some drawn-out bitter post, which seems to be the Modus Operandi today, so here are a few thoughts about last night’s loss.
What do you make of Brandon Dubinsky and Artem Anisimov? Dubi was great controlling the puck down low and working the forecheck early in the game. After the second he was skating into double...
Let’s call it as it is shall we? Henrik Lundqvist was flat out putrid tonight. It kinda reminded me of this video I saw years ago about Uncle Daddy:
Henrik Lundqvist looked like he couldn’t make a single clean save on anything long. Not counting the 4 awful goals he gave up, there were countless shots where he gave huge juicy rebounds right into the slot, and one save where...
By Alexander Monaghan
“]By Bridget Samuels from College Park, MD (IMG_8730.jpg) [CC-BY-2.0 (www.creativecommons.org/ licenses/by/2.0)This morning Katie Strang of ESPN New York reported, via Twitter, that Marian Gaborik and Brad Richards were not skating on the same line. Instead, the team’s newest free agent prize found himself between the heart-and-soul of the team...
Friday's nightmare turning into a Saturday full of scoring as both New York Rangers and New York Islander prospects got their names on the scoresheet.
Ranger's First Star Chris Kreider
We will sound like a broken record but when Chris Kreider (2009 1st) gets more than 4 shots in a game then good things will happen. They sure did happen when Chris Kreider put up a 2...
Watch as Toronto Maple Leaf Mike Brown trades blows with New York Rangers Kris Newbury in the following video clip.You got to love the stare down both of them give to each other before the face-off.
• Deveaux Reunite with Old Friend Girardi
New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has recalled forward Andre Deveaux from the Connecti...
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