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Hello everybody. I’ll be in New York in less than two weeks and it will feel odd. It will be the first summer time trip there and the first time outside of hockey season. No Rangers? Not right. I’m sure I’ll cope though. On to the musings
The Montreal Canadiens will be starting next season with Marc Bergevin and Michael Therrien at the helm of the storied franchise. I can’t help feeling that with the return of Therrien that club will be spinning its wheels for a year or two.
Speaking of Canadian teams, good move: the Bob Hartley appointment in Calgary. Bad move: Steve Tambellini getting a new deal in Edmonton. How does a general manager keep his club near the bottom of the league despite lottery pick after lottery pick and get rewarded with a new contract?
So the Rangers are linked heavily to Alexander Radulov. I can’t help thinking about Nikolai Zherdev when I think of Radulov: hugely talented on the ice, hugely problematic off it. If the Rangers get him he’ll cost a lot in dollars...
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Brandon Prust is another example of Glen Sather’s recent ability to pull off trade theft. A throw in that became a core player and a great example of the black and blue, never say die Rangers identity. To cap it off, his last contract signed with the Rangers, a two year 800k/year deal, was a bargain thus further cementing Prust as a quality addition to the Rangers club.
From Katie Strang of ESPN:
#NYR Told there has been "progress" in contract talks btwn Rangers and goaltender Martin Biron. Had good year, works well with Lundqvist
— Katie Strang (@KatieStrangESPN) June 7, 2012
Marty Biron, age 34, played in a total of 21 games during the 2011-12 regular season, and in that time managed to post a record of 12-6-2. The Quebec...
Prior to the start of the 2011-12 season, center Brian Boyle had developed himself into a trustworthy and reliable role player for the New York Rangers. His contributions in all areas of the ice built themselves up as the years went by, as did his offensive numbers. Boyle was then handed a $1.7 million contract to re-sign with the Blueshirts last summer when he became a restricted...
The 2011-12 season for the New York Rangers is unfortunately over. The fun, the passion and the excitement of this season is now behind us but a new excitement is coming, the off-season. But before we get to the off-season let’s grade the season that we all had the pleasure to witness. The writers from [...]
Best John Tortorella interview I've seen in a while:
The Eastern Conference Finals only provided further evidence that Zach Parise is a terrific player and would be an ideal fit for the New York Rangers.
There’s little doubt that GM Glen Sather is going to make Parise a massive multi-year offer when he becomes an unrestricted free agent on July 1st, but despite New York’s desire to convert the Devils’ captain into a true blue...
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My does time fly when your team goes deep in the playoffs like the New York Rangers did? How nice it really was getting the play to almost the very end of May?
Now the question is how do the Rangers move forward from here? The immediate answer most Ranger fans will say is that they need to add scoring in order to move forward, but the draft is also about...
For the last four and a half years, I have put my heart and soul into The New York Rangers Blog. I've bled blue all over this blog and it has been an honor to cover the Blueshirts on this platform.I started this blog because I felt that Rangers fans deserved a place where they could go to find out everything about their Blueshirts.And from Day 1 in November of 2007, when I had...
In an effort to bring you all the best and the brightest opinions on Rangers prospects and the coming NHL draft, we decided to reach out to friend of the blog Jess Rubenstein. For those of you who aren’t familiar, Jess runs a highly regarded draft/prospect analysis website called The Prospect Park. Unlike most websites that track this aspect of hockey, Jess actually writes his...
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I asked this question about New York Ranger's coach John Tortorella on Facebook on Tuesday and I wonder about it:
Not being sarcastic or anything but am I the only one who thinks John Tortorella is on some kind of damage control tour?
It seems that everywhere I turn there's John Tortorella talking about his relationship, or lack of with the media...
But this time it wasn't John Tortorella. It was porn star Taylor Stevens at the Staple Center last night.
She tweeted from the game to boot.
Lol go kings I'm behind the devils bench glad u can...
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Take a good look at this picture. Those aren’t the legs of a man who slacks or avoids the gym. This is a photo of a man who is serious about being in the best possible shape you can be in. Jagr’s training and conditioning is bar none and it is one of the reasons why he has dominated professional hockey for 20+ years.
As a member of the New York Rangers, Jagr’s ability to...
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The 2011-2012 prospect season for the New York Rangers clearly belonged to the 8 forward prospects playing in North America. It was the best of times and then it became even better times by the time the season ended.
It was a year full of surprises as well as a year of champions. Ranger prospects almost pulled off a hat trick of national championships...
Don’t laugh, don’t get angry, don’t ignore the rest of the post. I’m serious on this one. Michael Rozsival could be a good temporary solution to the defensive depth issues we saw during the Rangers playoff run this year.
His name brings out the boo birds at MSG, and to be honest, it’s easy to see why. Many looked at his contract, that $5 million per year contract, and saw...