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Is Richie the most important Ranger outside of Lundqvist?
The hockey world is back up to full speed, and it’s hard not to be excited. See you soon New York; my annual regular season trip is now in the planning phase. Cannot wait to be back at the Garden, something I’m sure we all are excited for. Musings Time!
Pat Leonard of the NY Daily News reported that the goalie starts for the Rangers will continue like last year’s split which would mean Hank getting ‘only’, (approximately) 36 starts. That’s bad news for you fantasy hawks that drafted the King in the first round of your drafts but good for Henrik in terms of staying fresh for the playoffs. The Rangers are blessed that they’re able to lean on a back up of Biron’s quality.
I’m going to predict the Rangers regular season: 35 wins.
I can’t express enough disappointment that Chad Kolarik got waived this week. Clearly he wasn’t a serious option for the Rangers management even though he’s always produced at the AHL level when healthy.
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Henrik Lundqvist might have just found his new best friend around the ESPN offices. Everyone's favorite chef from The Muppets, Swedish Chef, has joined the ESPN ranks and is dishing out culinary insight to all those that will listen. Unfortunately, only fellow Swede Henrik Lundqvist can understand what he's saying...which is rather impressive. [follow]
I love when NHLers get to star in “This is SportsCenter” commercials, in my opinion it doesn’t happen enough. The commercials themselves are absolutely classic, and it’s always good to see a fresh face get a shot at starring in the commercial. Pairing Henrik Lundqvist with Swedish Chef is absolutely outstanding and the mastermind behind this should be commended. My...
Henrik Lundqvist might have just found his new best friend around the ESPN offices. Everyone's favorite chef from The Muppets, Swedish Chef, has joined the ESPN ranks and is dishing out culinary insight to all those that will listen.
Unfortunately, only fellow Swede Henrik Lundqvist can understand what he's saying...which is rather impressive.
Rangers star netminder made an apperance in the latest "This Is Sportscenter" commercial. In this episode, the ESPN cafeteria has a new chef, and the only person who can understand him is Henrik Lundqvist...
... Wait, did I just see ESPN acknowledge hockey? Must have been dreaming.
... No Carl Hagelin cameo either? Lame.
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ESPN has another great commercial out -- This Is SportsCenter - Henrik Lundqvist feat the Swedish Chef.
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Yesterday, Henrik Lundqvist was a guest on WFAN's Mike Francesa Radio Show and discussed his thoughts on the upcoming season...
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Lundqvist also discussed his intensity during yesterday's MSG training camp special...
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Pat Leonard at the Daily News reports that John Tortorella will use the same philosophy as last year with his goaltending rotation. Henrik Lundqvist started 75% of the regular-season games (62), with Biron starting the other 20.
Leonard adds that in this year’s 48-game schedule, that would translate to 36 starts for Lundqvist and 12 for Biron.
...i'm sure Lundqvist...
1) Henrik Lundqvist, Rangers: Last season he had the fourth-best goals-against average (1.97) and save percentage (.930), along with the third-most wins (39). His GAA has dropped each year, from 2.43, to 2.38, to 2.28, to 1.97. His save percentage has improved during that span from .916, to .921, to .923, to .930.2) Jonathan Quick, Kings: His GAA went from 2.54 to 2.24 to 1.95 during...
The lack of depth on defense could be an issue
Heading into this season, the Rangers are one of the favorites to not only take the division and conference crowns, but to possibly bring the Stanley Cup back to New York. Playing in such a condensed season, the Rangers are not only going to have to be good, they are going to have to be lucky as well. There are a multitude of things...
Finally, after months and months of everyone involved being morons, causing 113 days, 625 games, and the biggest outdoor hockey game in history to be cancelled, hockey fans can finally say “Game On!” The NHL has a new 10-year labor agreement, and is set to start the shortened, 48 game 2013 season on Saturday, January 19. Find out what you need to know about every team...
A few tips to dominating your fantasy hockey league
-Don't overpay for goalies
With a condensed 48 game schedule, top tier goaltenders will likely get a lower percentage of starts. Guys like Henrik Lundqvist, Jonathan Quick and Pekka Rinne still have great value, but overall, you should be subtracting about 10-15% from goaltender value across the board...
With the start of the season finally here, the Eastern Conference is going to be packed with talent. Lots of teams could be fighting for playoff spots when the time comes, so why don't we take a look at some preseason predictions for the Eastern Conference.
One team that is sure to come out of the gates strong is the New York Rangers. The Rangers, like the Bruins, are...
Although it may be tough to believe, hockey season is actually here. The Bruins are back. The regular season opens up Friday, when the Rangers come to town to take on the B's at the TD Garden.
When the puck drops at seven, the two teams will battle it out for the first time this season. Both teams are relying on the little bit of practice that they've had as a whole...
This is exactly how New York Rangers' fans should approach the upcoming 48-game shortened NHL season.
Last season, the Blueshirts shocked many and were one of the best teams in the entire league last season. They did it with great goaltending from Henrik Lundqvist, great defense, and a committment by the whole team to play well on both sides of the puck.