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Unless this is your first visit to The New York Rangers Blog, I'm sure you've noticed the new design.
Nothing too outrageous. Featured articles at the top of the page and new fonts. Not really much else.
With the new design and the lockout, we thought it was time to come up with a new feature on the blog.
As you all know, tomorrow night was supposed to be the Rangers first preseason game of the season in Albany vs. the Devils until the NHL cancelled all September preseason games. So in an effort to shine some light on a dark situation, we thought it would be a fun idea to create faux game recaps for every contest missed due to the lockout.
So starting Wednesday morning, you will have actual Ranger game recaps on the blog. Even if they only count in Fantasy Land.
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It was going to be tough for Rick Nash to repeat his performance in his 2012 Davos debut, where he scored a hat trick and added an assist in a 9-2 win. Nash didn’t score in regulation, being held to a -1 rating and seven shots on goal, but he did net the shootout winner. His shootout goal gave Davos a 3-2 win, and makes the club 2-0 since inking Nash and Joe Thornton.
While the Rangers practice themselves, the Connecticut Whale are preparing to open training camp soon. They have added forward Danny Hobbs to an AHL deal. Hobbs, the Rangers 7th round pick in 2007, was not signed by the Rangers after his senior season (2011-2012) at UMass-Amherst.
With the Whale adding Hobbs to an AHL deal, and the Rangers passing on adding him via an ELC, the organization...
According to the New York Post's Page Six column, the New York Rangers engaged in a "team bonding" exercise over the weekend. Newbie to New York Jeff Halpern was treated to a night out with the boys by teammates Marian Gaborik, Michael Del Zotto, Steve Eminger and Carl Hagelin.
Here's the rundown of what they did:
..."They had dinner at Bagatelle...
Since it’s Sunday and we’ve just launched a new design, I think we should celebrate Brad Richards’ most important goal as a Ranger. By this, I mean the goal that tied Game 5 of the Washington series:
After the jump, we have a video taken from inside the crowd. Wow does the Garden get loud.
Even though the NHL is locked out, there is still plenty of hockey to watch and read about. In an effort to keep up with the Rangers prospects around the world, we are starting a new category of posts called Around the Farm. Whenever a Rangers prospect plays a game, we will give an update on how they performed.
A few notes about this: international games are tough to find recaps...
While this may be an exercise in futility, ESPN.com released their preseason rankings today and the Rangers landed at #2...
2. Rangers - Adding Rick Nash to an already stellar defensive club, which boasts the defending Vezina Trophy winner in Henrik Lundqvist, suggests the Rangers are ready to the take final step to legitimate Cup-contender status. The lockout is also beneficial...
Yesterday, Corey Pronman at Hockey Prospectus released his revised Top 10 prospects right now in the Rangers farm system. The list is as follows:
Michael St. Croix
There aren't too...
Via Rangers Report
MSG Networks will launch a new hockey series this fall titled “The Essential Games” that will look back at the Rangers and Devils 2011-12 seasons. “The Essential Games” will premiere on MSG tonight, Monday, September 24 at 8:00 p.m. with the first Rangers episode, Carl Hagelin's debut against the Capitals on November 25, 2011.
Here's video highlights of Rick Nash's natural hat trick in his first game with HC Davos...Nash and Joe Thornton combined for 3g, 5a in the 9-2 victory. Thornton assisted on all three of Nash's goals....not sure about you guys, but after that performance I'm pretty much ready to forget about the whole Rangers are "soft" comment from Thornton and advocate...
Generally the AHL rosters get filled as the NHL rosters start cutting players. This year it’s different, and the Connecticut training camp is the only training camp we will see this month. As such, they have announced their training camp roster:
Goal (4): Bryan Hince, Jason Missiaen, Scott Stajcer, Cameron Talbot
Defense (12): Sean Collins, Steven Delisle, Kyle Haines, Colten Hayes...
((HT: TMZ via Howard Bloom))
It appears the family of former NHL enforcer Derek Boogaard is suing the NHLPA because the family thinks the player's association didn't act fast enough in getting the remainder of his contract paid off.
Boogaard, who died from an overdose of pain medication and alcohol last May, had US$4.8-million left on his deal with the New York Rangers...
Jess Rubenstein at The Prospect Park reports that just two games into the WHL season, Rangers prospect Shane McColgan (2011 - 5th) already has a shootout goal as well as two power play assists to lead his Saskatoon Blades to a 2-0 start.Rubenstein adds that McColgan's new team, he was traded from Kelowna to Saskatoon this off-season, has put him in a position to succeed..."...
The CT Whale announced their training camp roster Tuesday and it is much larger than expected but also because of the NHL lockout missing a few guys who might have been invited to tryout.
Coach Ken Germander and his staff will have an older more experienced roster this year but that is not a bad thing as those veterans will be able to help the younger prospects adapt...
While many are quick to blame Gary Bettman for the third lockout under his regime, the blame lies equally with the owners as well. Over 50% of owners in the NHL barely break even or lose money, and they have no qualms with locking out the players. These owners lose less money with a lockout than they do while the season is in full swing.
James Dolan is not one of these owners.
Henrik Lundqvist recently spoke to Larry Brooks of the New York Post on how he's handling the lockout mentally..."It's almost impossible for me to explain how disappointed and frustrated I am over this situation. It's hard for me to believe we can't find a solution that makes sense for everyone," he said. "It's just weird mentally right now."...