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Welcome to Thursday. It’s my 6th favourite day of the week. Rangers get to mix it up with the Senators tonight. Given the mixed performances in recent games it could a tricky one for the Blueshirts. Any-hoo, let’s jump in to it shall we?
I’d be remiss not to mention him this week: Sean Avery not on the Whale Clearing day roster. He divides opinion and certainly, his on-ice play (while at times highly effective) didn’t deserve all the media attention he got but I can’t help but think he could found a better way to leave this organisation – especially given his apparent relationship with Sather. He truly does burn all his bridges doesn’t he? He’s gone from being a highly promising Ranger to an afterthought. Shame.
I can’t help but think, given the Rangers play in their own zone in recent games, that Lundqvist should start both Thursday and Friday while the team get their play in front of him back on track. Let Biron start a handful of games toward the end of the year.
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It’s at the point where the problems of the New York Rangers are becoming repetitive and maybe have more to do with the personnel of the team rather than just the way they are playing. We’ve watched this team ride a high from late October into mid-January, but since then we have yet to see that dominant hockey club come out and win on a consistent basis. In fact, they’re...
Yesterday, I posted that Sean Avery was being left off the CT Whale playoff roster, now Larry Brooks at the New York Post adds that the former Rangers pest was also instructed not to report to the rink for club practices or games.Brooks adds that Avery apparently believed he could force his way out of the AHL by confronting management rather than wait for Sather to oblige as it grew...
The New York Rangers have not disappointed often this season, but what we saw on this night against a rival in the New Jersey Devils was more than just disappointing. It was a disgraceful effort by a hockey team that did not look like they currently possess the first place spot in the Eastern Conference. I know, they cannot win every game, but this outing was absolutely pathetic...
Brad Richards has been ranked the 28th best player in The Hockey News' Top 50 players poll.THN polled five players from each NHL team on who they thought were the top five players in the league today. After tabulating the votes, they ended up with a ranking of the top 50 players in the NHL.So far they have released numbers 50-26.Richards has 18g, 27a this season.Marian Gaborik...
Hockey This Week | Rangers WrapI know we’ve all praised John Tortorella’s use of Marty Biron this season to keep Henrik Lundqvist fresh. And up until this point it has worked to perfection as the Rangers are the Eastern Conference’s #1 team while Lundqvist is almost a guarantee for the Vezina and a legit Hart candidate.But recently Lundqvist, who has started just five of the...
The Rangers need more skill. During a promising season that potentially could conclude with Lord Stanley’s mug, the Rangers greatest need is becoming more apparent the deeper we go in to the season. More specifically, they need established skill.
With the likes of Chris Kreider coming – likely coming sooner rather than later – there is certainly skill on the horizon, but this...
The Hockey News polled five players from each NHL team on who they thought were the top five players in the league today. After tabulating the votes, they ended up with a ranking of the top 50 players in the NHL.So far they have released numbers 50-31 with Marian Gaborik landing at #31.Gaborik has 32g, 26a this season....loving Gaborik getting the dirty goals recently by going to...
Thankfully for the New York Rangers, they will be right back in action tonight after Thursday's disappointing 4-1 loss to the Senators in Ottawa. The Blueshirts' recent concerns culminated in last night's defeat, as the team struggled in every aspect of their game for about 50 out of the 60 minutes of play. At the moment they still hold the first place spot...
TheNYRBlog reader Dave O. sends me this very impressive picture he drew of Henrik Lundqvist......the talent of my readers blows me away sometimes.As always please continue to e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) your Rangers related pictures to me so I can post them on the blog.Remember to follow me on Twitter & Facebook or e-mail me at email@example.com.
Brandon Dubinsky went at it with Ryan Carter tonight but injured his hand in this fight.
I really can’t see where he may have injured it but he is out with a hand problem.
Standings: Blackhawks (36-25-7), Rangers (42-17-7)
NYR Leading Scorer: Marian Gaborik (32-26-58)
CHI Leading Scorer: Marian Hossa (27-37-64)
NYR Goaltender: Henrik Lundqvist (49 GS, 1.84 GAA, .940 SV%)
CHI Goaltender: Ray Emery (23 GS, 2.68 GAA, .910 SV%)
Rangers Lines (probable):
Artem Anisimov-Derek Stepan-Marian Gaborik
Carl Hagelin-Brad Richards-Ryan Callahan
This game right here... one word ladies and gentlemen. STATEMENT. The Devils would strike early. The offense was awake, the defense was smart, and our goalie, wow. Martin Brodeur was spot on, shutting down 25 of 26 shot faced, killing off 2 Rangers power play opportunities, and holding his own against Henrik Lundqvist at the other end of the ice. New Jersey nearly dominated...
TONIGHT’S GAME: The Rangers will face-off against the Chicago Blackhawks tonight at United Center (8:30 p.m.; TV: MSG Plus; Radio: 970 The Apple), in their third game in four days. The Blueshirts currently sit atop the Eastern Conference standings, and rank second in the league overall, with a record of 42-17-7 (91 pts). The Rangers [...]
With the New York Rangers struggling to find the consistency that made them so successful for much of the season, tonight’s game against the Chicago Blackhawks will be a big test for the Blueshirts.
In last night’s 4-1 loss to the Ottawa Senators, the team looked out-of-sync in all areas of the game. This also happened to be the case in the team’s 4-1 loss to the New Jersey...
The New York Rangers (42-17-7) visit the Chicago Blackhawks (35-25-8) at the United Center starting at 8:30 p.m. For a preview go to Yahoo! Sports. Rangers Game Notes TV: MSG Plus; Radio: The Apple 970AM, XM 214Live Stream (Don't click on ads in stream, may download virus...