Found October 30, 2011 on
NHL Hot Stove:
Fans of the NHL are very aware of how a superstar player is performing throughout the year, whether it’s good or bad. Fantasy hockey is becoming more and more popular with each season and social media even allows fans to follow their teams with up-to-the-minute information. What you don’t often hear about is their off-ice activities – unless it is something negative.
The players of the National Hockey League have lives “off the ice”. This week we look at the most popular New York Ranger, and arguably the best goaltender in the league right now, Henrik Lundqvist.
Most might have heard that Henrik, once a very eligible bachelor, has recently tied the knot. In the second week of this past August, Lundqvist and now wife Therese Anderson were married in the Caribbean.
Although the information about his wedding may seem like common knowledge to most loyal followers, Did you know that Henrik is a part owner of a small restaurant in New York City called ‘Tiny’s’? With no intention of
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The New York Rangers 3-3-3 record to start the season
leaves much to be desired. Worse yet is
that the level of play on the ice isn’t even worthy of that mediocre record. The Rangers are lacking a lot of things on
both ends of the ice to open the season, but beyond the offensive and defensive
problems they seem to be lacking any sense...
Sean Avery made his debut for the Connecticut Whale last night, scoring an empty net goal and immediately having a fight as the CT Whale defeated the Adirondack Phantoms 4-2 to take over first place in the division. The news of Avery being back on the ice and scoring, even if an empty-netter, was welcomed by Avery's Army of fans. Glad Sean is back on the ice, but he still...
Following today's 5-4 shootout loss to the Ottawa Senators the New York Rangers announced some roster moves sending both D Tim Erixon and F Kris Newbury to the Connecticut Whale (AHL). Erixon has been up and down with his play thus far this season, while Newbury has been a non-factor while getting little ice time on the fourth line. It will be interesting to see who, if anyone...
Well that was interesting. The Rangers keep finding ways to lose games. First they couldn’t muster any offense, now they can’t hold leads and through all of it, they have still to play a complete game this season, something they were nowhere near to doing this afternoon. With the 5-4 shootout victory for the Senators in the books, let’s get to some thoughts on the game.
This offseason was a tragic one for the NHL, KHL, and global hockey. The tragic deaths of former Ranger Derek Boogaard, Rick Rypien, Wade Belak, and the entire KHL Locomotiv squad –which included many former NHLers– have been acknowledged league wide with moments of silence and video tributes. However for MSG, the tragedies were only met with a TV timeout montage. This, in short...
This is a little sad. Looks as though Sean Avery will be put through reentry waivers today, which would allow him to play in the Rangers Thursday night affair when they host the Anaheim Ducks. Has it come to this for New York? The Rangers have had a bad start, at least by the lofty expectations that they head entering the season. They currently sit 3-3-3, but if not for some early...
Sean Avery may soon be appearing in NHL arenas again.The New York Rangers have placed the controversial forward on re-entry waivers, paving the way for his return. If he clears, Avery would be eligible to return to the club in time for Thursday's game against the host Anaheim Ducks.Avery was demoted prior to the start of the season, failing to crack the opening-day roster despite...
The pathetic effort from the Rangers in their home opener against the Maple Leafs on Thursday was one thing. Tonight's collapse against the Ottawa Senators? A whole different level of disappointment. The Rangers had this game in the palms of their hands, up 4-1 in the third period with the crowd on their side, but once Jason Spezza scored for the Senators to cut the deficit to...
Last night Larry Brooks at the New York Post reported that the New York Rangers were still waiting on defenseman Anton Stralman to inform them of his decision on their contract offer from last week.
This morning Swedish tabloid Aftonbladet said that Stralman is set to sign with the Rangers shortly.
The decision to send Erixon down last night signals that another move on...
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New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has recalled forward Andre Deveaux from the Connecti...
Sean Avery could be heading back to New York while Niklas Kronwall is staying in Detroit for seven more years. (NBC Sports)