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As the offseason turns to August, and the rosters begin to take shape, the attention turns away from those with guaranteed roster spots and towards the many prospects within the system that are all competing to be that sleeper in camp. Last year Stu Bickel was that sleeper, and Carl Hagelin was the mid-season call up that many expected he would be. This year there aren’t as many spots open for kids, but there is still a spot or two available for a kid who impresses.
With Tim Erixon traded to Columbus, the prospects on defense with a real chance to make the club are few in numbers. In fact, you can really say that only Dylan McIlrath has a legitimate shot at making the club, although he likely needs a full season at the AHL level.
As for forwards, the list is significantly longer. That said, it is a certainty that the Rangers will not rush their prospects just for the sake of saying they have a rookie on the club (outside of Chris Kreider of course). There are a few kids that will ne...
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With the Rick Nash acquisition and the changing faces among the Rangers bottom six forwards the Rangers roster has undergone considerable change. Glen Sather appears to have made most of his moves when factoring in the new contracts handed out to players such as Anton Stralman. Barring a Shane Doan arrival the last significant move the Rangers GM must make is re-signing Michael Del...
PRESS RELEASE: New York Rangers prospects JT Miller, Brady Skjei and Steven Fogarty have been selected for Team USAs final 34-man roster for its 2012 National Junior Evaluation Camp. They will now take part in a series of international games this week against Sweden and Finland in Lake Placid, to compete for a spot on the [...]
As the season (hopefully) draws nearer, there are a lot of excited Ranger fans, and for good reason. Following the Rick Nash trade, the Rangers finally have scoring depth to match their bottom-six depth. If Mike Sauer can find a way to get healthy for the start of the season –having made tremendous progress– then the Rangers defense could be one of the best in the league. Throw...
Amidst this very good offseason for the New York Rangers that has included acquiring Rick Nash to upgrade the top six, there's one move left to be done: locking up RFA defenseman Michael Del Zotto to a new deal. Whether you agree or not, Del Zotto's offensive talents are one of the keys for the Rangers to be successful and, with his 2011-12 campaign, we saw an improved defensive...
Yes, the Shane Doan talk is beginning to get dragged out to an extent where it's a tad bit annoying to continuously read about. However, the New York Rangers' strong interest in the 35-year-old winger is not going away anytime soon, nor is the mutual interest from the other side.
We all know by now that the Blueshirts and Doan, in some capacity, would like to work out...
After landing the player they have wanted for a long time in Rick Nash, the New York Rangers might be at it again, this time with UFA Shane Doan.
In last weekend’s New York Post, Larry Brooks wrote the following:
Depth has been compromised. Dependency on young Chris Kreider and Carl Hagelin to accelerate the learning curve is not insignificant. If the season starts on or close...
Larry Brooks at the New York Post reports that it has become more likely that Shane Doan could be wearing a Blueshirt..."Doan, who understandably wants this to be the last move he makes, is believed to have narrowed his sights on Manhattan, Pittsburgh and Vancouver. It's unclear if Rangers general manager Glen Sather is willing to go four years, but if he does, Doan is more...
Did you think the summer would be drama free after Rick Nash was finally traded? Wrong you were. Shane Doan continues to deliberate over his future, contemplating finishing his career out with Phoenix or taking on a new venture with a new club.
Numerous teams have been linked to Doan including the Vancouver Canucks, Pittsburgh Penguins and the New York Rangers (Source). Would...