Found February 25, 2012 on
About a month ago I picked Evgeni Malkin of the Pittsburgh Penguins as the MVP at that point. He is currently tied in the NHL scoring race with Steve Stamkos of Tampa Bay. He has been surpassed in the MVP race by Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers.
Lundqvist is having a dominant season in goal. He is posting a .940 saves percentage and a 1.78 GAA. He is the most significant reason why the Rangers are in first place in the East Conference.
I believe that it was a mistake that Tim Thomas was not given the Hart Trophy last season. Lundqvist is posting even better numbers so far.
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On Friday, Larry Brooks of the New York Post reported the Rangers were going to put Sean Avery on re-entry waivers before 3pm yesterday. Well 3pm came and went with Avery still a healthy scratch for the CT Whale...Talk about a marriage gone wrong. Sather doesn't put Avery on re-entry.— Larry Brooks(@NYP_Brooksie) February 25, 2012
...thought it was odd the Rangers would add...
Via Mark Spector, talks between the Rangers and Blue Jackets regarding Rick Nash have “advanced.” The reported package includes one of Ryan McDonagh or Michael Del Zotto, a prospect (apparently Tim Erixon), and a first round pick. The Rangers believe this offer gives them the edge over the Maple Leafs, and I would sure hope it would. That’s a serious haul.
As Dave said on Twitter...
I've done some pretty amazing things since creating The New York Rangers Blog, including raising $7,000 in memory of Derek Boogaard and making a serious run at getting Sean Avery into the All Star Game. But every once in a while something happens that gives me a moment of pause and that happened this morning.I opened up the Wall Street Journal and there it was, a quote of mine...
The last time the New York Rangers and the Buffalo Sabres met, Henrik Lundqvist outlasted Ryan Miller in a dazzling display of goaltending.
The All-Star netminders will likely be starting opposite each other again Saturday night when the Rangers try to beat the Sabres for the third time this season in their first matchup at Madison Square Garden.
New York (38-15-6) edged Buffalo...
Brandon Dubinsky skated and forechecked hard Friday night, but the Rangers lost 4-3 in a shootout to the Islanders, despite overcoming two separate two-goal deficits.
Friday night’s battle of New York lived up to expectations. In front of a sellout crowd, the Islanders outlasted the New York Rangers in a shootout, 4-3, at Nassau Coliseum.
The Rangers didn’t need any more Nash Cash, since the inclusion of a player such as Brandon Dubinsky in a potential trade for Columbus’ Rick Nash would free the requisite cap space. But they still created a cushion by dealing seldom-used winger Wojtek Wolski to the Florida Panthers on Saturday afternoon.
A milestone goal from Ryan Callahan helped the Eastern Conference-leading New York Rangers get back on track.
The New Jersey Devils seem to need of a spark of their own.
The Rangers look to build on their latest effort Monday night when they host a Devils team trying to avoid losing three straight games in regulation for the first time in almost three months.
New York (39-15-6...
The situation can change before the 3 p.m. trade deadline if Rangers general manager Glen Sather unexpectedly changes course and yields to Columbus’ demands for Rick Nash, but it does not appear as if Nash will be Broadway-bound before the Devils come to the Garden tonight for the latest...