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Given the current lack of offense and the injuries to key players, the Rangers may be very tempted to promote Danny Kristo from the AHL for a short term fix. Kristo is off to a very exciting start with six goals and nine points in his first nine games as a member of the Wolf Pack who, despite routinely losing players to the needy Rangers, have started out very well with a six wins in their first nine games.
Kristo has already grabbed four powerplay goals and has proven to be an offensive weapon for the ‘Pack. Kristo however is likely to be allowed to build on his fast start and deliver some extended consistency. Given what Kristo offers to a team there simply isn’t room in New York despite the injuries. With the progression Kreider and Miller have begun to show, and their extra familiarity with the organisation, they are in the box seat in terms of staying in New York and Kristo would be wasted as a bottom six guy in New York.
When Rick Nash and Ryan Callahan return their will be even less space in the line up and hopefully in the short term, Carl Hagelin’s return can positively affect the Rangers’ scoring woes. With those three players in the mix and with the current crop still being entrusted to produce, Kristo would be well advised to pile up the points in Hartford. Artem Anisimov is a great reference point for prospects in this franchise. While he was racking up points for the Wolf Pack many fans were begging for Anisimov to be brought up quicker than he was.
When Anisimov was eventually brought up for good, he was ready for a spot in the line-up and just as importantly, there was a space made for him. Anisimov has since solidified himself as a consistent NHL forward and is off to a good start this year for the Blue Jackets with 7 points in 11 games. Kristo, while a different player to Anisimov, could be in line for a similarly frustrating time as a young pro, this year. He may feel ready but his NHL opportunity very likely won’t come this season.
Next season their promises to be more opportunity. Given his contract, Brad Richards is likely an ex-Ranger in the summer (despite his fine season to date) while Derick Brassard, Brian Boyle, Mats Zuccarello and Taylor Pyatt to name a few have yet to cement their futures with the Rangers. With a dominant year in the AHL, Kristo would be better prepared for a long term future with the Rangers than if he was commuting between the AHL and NHL all season long. Kristo’s season will be an intriguing one to follow.
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Kreider is earning his ice time.
With all the additional ice time, Chris Kreider is getting better with every game. But he isn’t scoring. JT Miller is beginning to impact games in a multitude of ways. But he isn’t scoring. Generally, the Rangers aren’t scoring. However, despite this team being in a depressing state offensively the coaching staff need to stick with the younger...
Katie Strang of ESPN answered some online questions today...
Katie how can the Rangers buy out Rick Nash if he has a concussion. Are you aware compliance buyouts cannot be used on injured players? With that in mind what are the odds Richards gets bought out?
Katie Strang That's true. You cannot buy out an injured player. However, even if Nash returns after missing...
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As of today, Carl Hagelin is eligible to be activated off long-term injured reserve and rejoin the Rangers roster on Long Island. Hagelin, who had offseason shoulder surgery, was placed on LTIR at the start of the season. He had to sit out three weeks or ten games, whichever came first, and tonight’s game against the Islanders is the first game that he...
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Over the past couple of weeks, there have been rumblings that the Rangers have been one of the more active teams seeking to make a move. More rumors circulated (from less reliable sources than Elliotte Friedman, linked in the previous sentence) that the Rangers were looking to make a big splash to address scoring woes. Now, there is a difference between...
Although he’s frustrated with being sidelined, Rangers captain Ryan Callahan’s broken left thumb is healing on schedule and he skated with his teammates Thursday morning before the Sabres game for the first time since the injury.
“It was good…first day handling pucks, stickhandling and passing,” said Callahan, who wore a non-contact jersey. “I’m sticking with the original...
from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,
The uneven officiating in this one did not exactly even out. There was a mighty questionable roughing call against Brian Boyle that created the power play on which Tomas Plekanec gave the Habs a 1-0 lead at 16:34 of the second period off a brilliant five-man play.
There was a bizarre interference call against Chris Kreider for not...
Goaltender Jeff Malcolm and forwards Michael Kantor and Andrew Rowe were all assigned to the ECHL’s Greenville Road Warriors yesterday by the Hartford Wolfpack. Kantor and Malcolm were assigned to make room for Jesper Fast and Jason Missiaen, who were both returned to the AHL this week. Rowe was originally recalled by the Wolfpack on October 21 from Greenville.
The Boston Bruins and New York Rangers will face off against each other for a matinee on Black Friday this year, and the NHL on NBC has put together this great ad to hype the game. The commercial – directed by Bobby Farrelly – pits a family split between Bruins and Rangers alliances against each other during the holidays.
Among the famous faces you may recognize include a slimmer...
October 30th, 1993, Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, CT: After two straight home games resulting in three out of a possible four points, the Rangers took the two hour bus trip to Hartford, Connecticut to face a struggling Whalers team. The Whalers had just three wins in their first eleven games and were currently on a six game […]
The month of October has been a disaster for the New York Rangers. With a record of 3-7-0 they sit tied for last place in the 8 team Metropolitan Division. They play two more games this month. Once against the…Read more →The post New York Rangers: November is make or break appeared first on The Hockey Daily.
It comes with the territory, with the first-round selection in 2009, the breakout performance in the 2012 playoffs, the washout in 2013 playing for a coach who never even tried to hide his lack of belief in the Rangers’ youngest poster boy.
Chris Kreider, you see, isn’t just some guy who is trying to make his way in the NHL, isn’t just one of a crowd wearing Blueshirts.
Henrik Lundqvist was at his busiest when the only thing really in doubt was whether he would skate off with a shutout.
The rest of the New York Rangers took care of beating the lowly Buffalo Sabres up and down the ice.
Lundqvist made 29 saves in his 47th NHL shutout, and Derick Brassard and Chris Kreider provided the offense in the Rangers' 2-0 win over the Sabres on Thursday...
via the NBC Sports Group,
NEW YORK - NBC Sports Group, in partnership with the NHL (National Hockey League), enlisted Hollywood director Bobby Farrelly for its multi-platform marketing campaign to promote the 2013 NHL Thanksgiving Showdown featuring the Original Six match-up of the New York Rangers and Boston Bruins on Friday, November 29 at 1pm ET on NBC. The campaign, which...
When it comes to playing for the Islanders, what better way to make a great first impression than to help get a win over the hated New York Rangers. That is what Thomas Vanek will hope to do tonight as the Islanders host the Rangers at the Coliseum for the only time this year.
Vanek was at practice yesterday and spoke about how excited he was to join the Islanders and it will...
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After last night’s disappointing home opener, the Rangers are on Long Island to take on the Islanders. The Isles will be debuting their new toy tonight, as Thomas Vanek will skate with John Tavares. It was an interesting deal that brought Vanek to Uniondale, as they sent Matt Moulson to Buffalo –along with 1st and 2nd round picks–...