Found December 13, 2011 on
The Rangers Tribune:
Michael Del Zotto
New York Rangers
St. Louis Blues
Yet another game that the New York Rangers had every opportunity to win, but ended up leaving the rink empty-handed in. First of all, thank God the Rangers and Stars only meet-up once this season because tonight's tilt ranks up there among the most boring hockey games I've ever witnessed. Secondly, nothing stings more than a 1-0 loss, especially with a rookie goaltender in the opposition's net. Some may say there's no reason to get angry over tonight's loss to the Dallas Stars, but I almost rather see the team get blown out of the water than lose 1-0 in a snoozefest like they did this evening at MSG.
The first thing that went wrong for the Blueshirts tonight, and probably the fault that lost them the game, was their powerplay (surprise!). They had five of them over the course of the game, and obviously based on the score, did not convert on any of them. Same story, different night and you'd think at some point head coach John Tortorella would've done a...
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AROUND THE WEB
As part of New York Magazine's "Reasons to Love New York 2011", Will Leitch points to Sean Avery moonlighting as a fashion maven and gay-rights activist the 13th biggest reason..."It's more than a little ironic, then, that the most despised person in a sport full of despicable people has, amazingly, become one of the most progressive athletes in all of professional...
Michael Del Zotto is ninth in the entire NHL in plus/minus. While many people don’t place much stock in the statistic (after all Marek Malik did lead the league in plus/minus one season) it does provide some indication how the young blue liner has begun to turn his game back around this season.
Del Zotto could have been forgiven for stalling in recent times when Mike Sauer was...
The Rangers announced they recalled defenseman Tim
Erixon from the CT Whale of the AHL. Erixon has played well in 13 games for the Whale, recording one goal and 11 assists, though he did miss some games with injury a few weeks ago.
The recall does not mean Erixon is guaranteed to play, but could be precautionary since the Rangers have no extra defenders as they head out to St...
Updated, 11:18 a.m.:The Rangers have announced that Michael Sauer (concussion) will not accompany the Blueshirts on their up-coming trip to St. Louis and Phoenix....ugh.Torts also hasn't ruled out Rupp being able to play in those games.Finally, Andrew Gross says that Staal's skate this morning was the first time he's been on the ice with a full Rangers squad since the...
For those who credit the recall of Sean Avery to the New York
Rangers with the team turning around their slow start this season to be 17-6-4
through 27 games there should be cause for concern that Avery might be sent
away again. Coach John Tortorella
scratched Avery for last night’s game, replacing him with Erik Christensen, but
more than the scratch itself, the
Adam Kimelman at NHL.com fills out his roster of the greatest U.S. players ever, which includes former Rangers Brian Leetch, Mike Richter, Mike Knuble, Pat LaFontaine, Chris Drury and Kevin Stevens.Here's what Kimelman had to say about Leetch..."The first U.S.-born player to win the Conn Smythe Trophy, he led the League in playoff scoring in 1994 with 34 points in 23 games...
By Christopher Decker (@HockeyGuy_Chris)
(Photo by Scott Levy/NHLI via Getty Images)
There have not been many big-name free-agent signings that worked out well for the Rangers in the past 10 years or so. But the biggest and brightest signings that have brought the Rangers organization back to its feet and rejuvenated an entire fan base were the signings of Jaromir Jagr (who has...
BLUES VS. NEW YORK RANGERS
By Bruce Berlet
It was hardly surprising that the New York Rangers called up rookie defenseman Tim Erixon from the Connecticut Whale on Wednesday.
Erixon’s role with the AHL’s Northeast Division leaders has expanded, and his play has steadily improved since he was assigned to the Whale on Oct. 29. The 20-year-old had been on the Whale’s No. 1 power-play unit and become among...
… not good. Hopefully it won’t be a long trip to the IR for Sauer. Now it makes sense why Erixon was brought up, if Sauer is going to miss more time than the Rangers previously thought.
Set to begin the eastern part of their five-game road trip, the Dallas Stars will visit a familiar face tonight as they visit Brad Richards and the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden.
That is the kind of attitude the New York Rangers should take after beating the Buffalo Sabres and Florida Panthers over the weekend by a combined score of 10-1.
The team is clicking on all cylinders as they are supplying the offense, solid defense and getting timely goaltending from both Henrik Lundqvist by Martin Biron. Put that all together and you have part of the winning formula...
Dallas Stars (16-11-1, 33 pts. – T1st in Pacific Division)
at New York Rangers (16-4-4, 36 pts. –2...