Found March 06, 2012 on
The Rangers Tribune:
Michael Del Zotto
New Jersey Devils
New York Rangers
The New York Rangers have not disappointed often this season, but what we saw on this night against a rival in the New Jersey Devils was more than just disappointing. It was a disgraceful effort by a hockey team that did not look like they currently possess the first place spot in the Eastern Conference. I know, they cannot win every game, but this outing was absolutely pathetic on many levels. It was possibly the very worst of the season for New York, actually.
The horrors began just 49 seconds into the tilt when the Blueshirts turned the puck over in the neutral zone and suddenly faced a beaming Ilya Kovalchuk headed straight to the net. The man covering Kovy, Ryan McDonagh, took a spill at the blue-line, so in came Ilya all alone on Henrik Lundqvist and he beat Hank to give the Devils a 1-0 lead. You cannot get off to a worse start than that, right?
Wrong. How about allowing a goal in the opening minute and then following that up by getting pummeled in a fight that was intend...
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The New York Rangers held their annual Garden of Dreams Casino Night last week at Gotham Hall, and Blueshirts United did a terrific job catching the action on video for those who did not attend. I was not there, but I know some of you were, so feel free to share your experience in the comments as well.
Here's the video:
- Henrik Lundqvist and...
When the Rangers took small but skilled Michael St. Croix in the fourth round of this past draft, he went by without much fanfare. In my post draft recap, I noted that the diminutive winger had first round potential, but questions surrounding his play in all three zones made him drop to the fourth round. I did mention he could be a potential steal, and it looks like he could be just...
The New York Rangers are returning to their winning ways as we enter the home stretch of the 2011-12 regular season. Their 4-3 victory over the Boston Bruins at Madison Square Garden on Sunday was the team’s fourth win in their last five games, which has put them in the first place spot in the NHL and atop the Eastern Conference standings by an astounding twelve points over...
Yesterday, I posted that Sean Avery was being left off the CT Whale playoff roster, now Larry Brooks at the New York Post adds that the former Rangers pest was also instructed not to report to the rink for club practices or games.Brooks adds that Avery apparently believed he could force his way out of the AHL by confronting management rather than wait for Sather to oblige as it grew...
The Hockey's Future published their Calder poll with Carl Hagelin landing at #7...7. Carl Hagelin, LW - New York RangersDrafted 168th overall (6th round) in 2007Hagelin followed up a solid January with even better play in the month of February where he scored three goals along with six assists and a plus four rating in 13 NHL games. The speedster has played at times with Brad...
The Hockey News polled five players from each NHL team on who they thought were the top five players in the league today. After tabulating the votes, they ended up with a ranking of the top 50 players in the NHL.So far they have released numbers 50-31 with Marian Gaborik landing at #31.Gaborik has 32g, 26a this season....loving Gaborik getting the dirty goals recently by going to...
Eklund over at Hockey Buzz wonders if Ryan Callahan has become the predominant captain in the NHL..."Callahan is a phenomenal leader by example, who cares about one thing and one thing only: the success of the New York Rangers. The team's over-achievement so far this season is certainly owed in large part to its outstanding goaltending and defense, but I think you should...
Brad Richards has been ranked the 28th best player in The Hockey News' Top 50 players poll.THN polled five players from each NHL team on who they thought were the top five players in the league today. After tabulating the votes, they ended up with a ranking of the top 50 players in the NHL.So far they have released numbers 50-26.Richards has 18g, 27a this season.Marian Gaborik...
Greg Wyshynski at Puck Daddy reports that the CT Whale have left Sean Avery off their 22-man Clear Day roster meaning he will not be eligible to play for the remainer of the season or the playoffs.Avery has played just five games since being waived and assigned to the Whale in December....no surprise here, this is just icing on the poop flavored cake for Avery....reports had the...
The Rangers need more skill. During a promising season that potentially could conclude with Lord Stanley’s mug, the Rangers greatest need is becoming more apparent the deeper we go in to the season. More specifically, they need established skill.
With the likes of Chris Kreider coming – likely coming sooner rather than later – there is certainly skill on the horizon, but this...
The New York Rangers currently hold the top spot in the Eastern Conference, and comfortably, to boot. With a record of 42-16-7, the Rangers have already matched their entire point total (91) from last year and are serious contenders to not only take home the President’s Trophy, but they also a favorite to represent the [...]
TheNYRBlog reader Dave O. sends me this very impressive picture he drew of Henrik Lundqvist......the talent of my readers blows me away sometimes.As always please continue to e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) your Rangers related pictures to me so I can post them on the blog.Remember to follow me on Twitter & Facebook or e-mail me at email@example.com.
Brandon Dubinsky went at it with Ryan Carter tonight but injured his hand in this fight.
I really can’t see where he may have injured it but he is out with a hand problem.
Saying yesterday's Rangers/Bruins game was physical, could be the understatement of the year. Here's the proof...Mike Rupp vs. Lane MacDermind...
...those two were throwing absolute bombs.Brandon Prust vs. Milan Lucic...
...appreciate the effort Prusty, but please leave the heavy lifting to Rupp, Scott and Bickel.For Stu Bickel vs. Gregory Cambell...
This game right here... one word ladies and gentlemen. STATEMENT. The Devils would strike early. The offense was awake, the defense was smart, and our goalie, wow. Martin Brodeur was spot on, shutting down 25 of 26 shot faced, killing off 2 Rangers power play opportunities, and holding his own against Henrik Lundqvist at the other end of the ice. New Jersey nearly dominated...