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Michael Del Zotto
New York Rangers
Are we really still in August? Hands up who thinks the season starts on time. Anyone? No one? Ok, let’s just muse a little.
I read this about the CBA discussions on Wednesday: “The league’s Tuesday proposal didn’t address team revenue sharing”. I can’t imagine which owners must be the drivers behind this area; *cough* Ed Snider *cough*…
A reason for optimism regarding the Rangers future is the recent, sustained ability to find unwanted players around the league and make them useful roster parts. No one will miss John Mitchell or Steve Eminger and certainly no one will miss Erik Christensen going forward. Perhaps no one will notice next season when Stu Bickel mows through the press box buffet offerings but the Rangers continue to find players for almost little cost that contribute to the team. It’s not always about high draft picks or spectacular trades it’s about the hidden gems and unheralded players a team uncovers. Ask Dan Girardi.
Paging Michael Del Zotto…..
Just a thought: Is ...
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In case you didn’t know already, Sean Avery is retiring from hockey. Because he didn’t say it a few months ago. And it hadn’t been repeated since then. But he felt it necessary to repeat it on Q104 on Thursday morning to make it “official.” Because saying it at least twice before wasn’t making it “official” [...]
No question, the Rangers made a huge splash this summer with the acquisition of Rick Nash. Thanks to the move the Rangers find themselves with more (legitimate) elite talent than they have had in well over a decade but at some stage even top line players need offensive support. Even the dominant Edmonton Oilers of the 1980’s had role players step up when needed.
With the loss of...
Sean Avery went on New York's Q104.3 yesterday morning and officially announced his retirement. He also said this about the Rangers loss to the Devils in the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals last season..."The New York Rangers would have beaten the New Jersey Devils if Sean Avery was on the team this year."Here's full interview......there's been a lot of ups and...
During trying times of emptiness and pessimism like the current CBA holdout period, it's understandable for Ranger fans - correction: sports fans - to get very disillusioned with the pro athletes we so revere and admire. For hockey fans around the globe,
discussions that once were excitable about how much we enjoy their play, their commitment, their passion and
Henrik Lundqvist told Expressen that he'll stay in NA for the fall. If lockout cancels the whole season, he wants to play for Frölunda. #NHL— Matias Strozyk (@MaStrozyk) August 29, 2012
...while I hate the idea of Lundqvist possibly being injured playing for a Swedish elite league team, I guess the guy has to stay in shape somehow....and please kill me if the entire season...
The NHL and NHLPA held multiple extensive meetings yesterday in New York City and the NHL made its first counter-proposal to the players. As part of the NHL's proposal, the salary cap for the 2012-2013 season would drop down to $58 million. From TSN's Darren Dreger: "The cap for 2012-13 - projected to be $70.2 million under the existing CBA - would be cut to a fixed...
From Stan Fischler at MSGNetwork.com:
"We're ready," Tortorella told me, sounding very much like he'd like to open camp in about two seconds. "Camp is set for the 21st (of September) and I'm enthused."
He should be; with an impressive crop of maturing Whiz Kids such as Derek Stepan, Carl Hagelin and Chris Kreider, Torts' challenge will...
Jess Rubenstein at The Prospect Park says this is a big year for Rangers prospect Shane McColgan (2011 - 5th), who was traded from Kelowna Rockets to the Saskatoon Blades of the WHL this offseason because he has not lived up to expectations..."The Blades traded for McColgan to give them an experienced scorer who adds grit and a willingness to work hard but they also need McColgan...