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Brassard played very well tonight. (Photo: Andrew Theodorakis / New York Daily News)
The Rangers got their first win of the preseason tonight, besting the Flyers 3-2 in Philadelphia. Since there will be cuts announced relatively soon, this was likely the last time we will see a number of these guys this year (on Broadway at least). New York looked a lot better than they did in their loss to the Devils last night. Some of the depth guys signed in the offseason played well, and some of the kids played well too. Again, we feel there is more value in a bulleted approach to the recaps for the preseason, as it allows us to touch on the rookies who played. Goal breakdowns will be done for the regular season.
Benoit Pouliot has been playing well. I liked him on the line with Brassard and Zuccarello. Brass gave Pouliot a nice look for the third goal. This will be a fun line to watch in the regular season.
Dominic Moore has been a very pleasant surprise for the Rangers so far this preseason....
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Marek Hrivik has an NHL-ready body
The battle for forward positions has been the talk of training camp thus far, and several of New York’s youngsters have made strong cases to be on the opening night roster. Chris Kreider, Oscar Lindberg, Jesper Fast, Danny Kristo and Marek Hrivik have all impressed, while 2011 first-round pick J.T. Miller hasn’t gotten the opportunity due...
Will Kreider finally shine under AV? (Scott Levy/NHLI via Getty Images)
So hockey has actually begun. The preseason games are underway and we’ve seen the preseason roster already begin to dwindle. So, what’s next? The Musings is of course.
When hearing Alain Vigneault discuss the potential of Chris Kreider being used in front of the net it gave a small but significant insight...
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The Rangers were in Newark tonight, and lost the preseason opener 2-1 that showcased some solid goaltending and some decent prospect play. This was likely the only preseason action for some forwards, but others earned more preseason time to see what they can bring to the lineup on a regular basis. We aren’t going to go into full goal breakdowns...
Derick Brassard had a goal and an assist, and coach Alain Vigneault earned his first win with the Rangers as New York beat the Philadelphia Flyers 3-2 Tuesday night in a preseason game.
Brassard made it 1-0 with a shot that beat Steve Mason high 1:10 into the second period. Max Talbot tied it at 13:26 with a snap shot from the left wing that got past goalie Cam Talbot's glove...
After tonight’s loss to the Devils, AV revealed his roster for tomorrow, per Andrew Gross:
Forwards: Andrew Yogan, Taylor Pyatt, Micheal Haley, Benoit Pouilot, Darroll Powe, Oscar Lindberg, Dominic Moore, Derick Brassard, Michael Kantor, Jesper Fast, Derek Dorsett, Mats Zuccarello
Defense: Dylan McIlrath, Dan Girardi, Ryan McDonagh, Danny Syvret, Anton Stralman, Connor Allen
14 months ago, the NY Rangers dealt forwards Brandon Dubinsky, Artem Anisimov, D-Prospect Erixon and their first round pick in this past talent laden draft for Rick Nash and his 7.8 million dollar contract... Hindsight is what it is, but to be fair most people at the time were saying the Jackets took far less than they should have... Today, the NY Rangers are able to sign Derek...
Derek Stepan is out of sight out of coach Alain Vigneault’s mind and off the published roster as the Rangers head west for four days of practice followed by four exhibition matches in five days while the unsigned center remains locked in a contract dispute whose end is not in sight either.
“At this time now I’m functioning as if he’s not here” Vigneault said following...
The Hartford Wolfpack have announced their training camp roster, with camp set to begin tomorrow (on-ice on Friday). There are currently 30 players (18 forwards, 9 defensemen, 3 goalies) in camp for the Pack, but that number will change as players get cut by the Rangers and cut by the Pack. The training camp roster as of today:
Forwards: Sean Ambrosie, Scott Arnold, J.T. Barnett...
New Rangers Coach Alain Vigneault spoke to RDS' Stéphane Leroux about adjusting to life in New York City (roughly translated by yours truly):
We're getting used to the big city. Before I had a five minute drive to work, maybe fifteen if I walked slowly. In New York, I'm 25 miles from our training site. But New York...it's New York." Said the new Rangers...
New city, same John Tortorella.
The Canucks coach took the podium on Monday morning to discuss what he’s looking for out of his young players when they take on the Sharks in their preseason opener. It was a seemingly calm event, but the mood quickly changed when a cameraman’s cell phone started ringing during the middle of the coach’s media availability.
Hedberg could have a shot at winning the backup role (Photo: AP)
This past offseason Glen Sather kept this roster pretty much intact in hopes that Alain Vineault and his new coaching staff would be the difference makers to get this team over the hump. With that said, any time a team changes coaches there’s always going to be some roster turnover that follows.
At this point we don’t...
Online retailer MrPorter.com recently hooked-up with New York Rangers star Henrik Lundqvist for a feature entitled “The Look” for their Weekly Journal. Henrik’s feature included a fun-filled fashion shoot where he was enrobed in some of the latest styles for men. Henrik is arguably the best-dressed athlete today, and his stardom off-the-ice continues to progress in the wonderful...
from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,
You don’t have to squint all that hard to read between the lines of the “Clean Slate…Grab it” motto the Rangers are wearing on their sleeves — and their training camp T-shirts — in order to deduce this fresh start everyone, but everyone, apparently craves is as close to an organizational repudiation of the John Tortorella Era...
New York Rangers center Dominic Moore returned to the ice Monday for the first NHL action since 2012, and the reason for his 17-month departure is enough to break your heart.
The 33-year-old Moore spent all of last season away from the game as he cared for his wife, Katie, who died in January at age 32 after a fight with a rare form of liver cancer.
Moore started the Katie Moore...
The Rangers evened their pre-season mark at 1-1 with a solid overall effort in their 3-2 win over the Flyers on Tuesday. They are now off until Monday, when they play four games in five nights in Canada, two games in Alberta followed by one in Vancouver, as they meet up with former coach John Tortorella, ending in Las Vegas with a contest against the Kins. As I mentioned previously...