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Although the lockout is imminent, it is not stopping several Rangers players from getting together today for an informal skate. Per Andrew Gross, 14 players were on the ice for a skate today:
14 players including newcomers Rick Nash, Taylor Pyatt and Jeff Halpern along with veterans Henrik Lundqvist, Brad Richards, Marc Staal, Dan Girardi and Anton Stralman as well as younger veterans Ryan McDonagh, Derek Stepan, Stu Bickel, Carl Hagelin and Chris Kreider.
Gross also notes that Michael Del Zotto, despite not having a contract, was also on the ice today.
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The last thing that the Rangers as an organization need to do is to get RFA Michael Del Zotto under contract. When we last wrote about this, Larry Brooks was on record saying that the Rangers offered MDZ a multi-year deal in the $2.5 million range. Del Zotto was rumored to be looking for more, but no concrete numbers were provided. The logical assumption is that Del Zotto’s...
Bruce Berlet of Howlings.net recently caught up with new Connecticut Whale Assistant Coach Jeff Beukeboom, who returns to the organization he helped win a Stanley Cup in 1994 and, arguably, was the last great physical defenseman the team had.We already know Beukeboom is happy to be back with the Rangers. Now, he's charged with replacing J.J. Daigneault and his success cultivating...
Although Brock Beukeboom –son of Jeff Beukeboom– hasn’t been able to stay healthy during his early career in the OHL, the Rangers have had him on their radar, according to Bruce Berlet. When the Rangers added Senior Beuk to the coaching staff in Connecticut, the interest appeared to have intensified.
Per Berlet, the Rangers were looking to bring in Beukeboom to the now canceled...
Last spring, Jeff Halpern was battling through an intense, hard-fought playoff series as a member of the Washington Capitals against the Rangers that ended in seven games and bitter defeat. Fast forward to September and Halpern has jumped ship, signed to a one-year deal with New York in the hopes of helping the Rangers be a better team any way he can help. As a veteran of 12 NHL...
RFA Michael Del Zotto was one of 14 Rangers at the practice facility for an informal skate today and discussed his contract situation with Andrew Gross of the Bergen Record..."I'm here and I'm preparing for Sept. 21 training camp. All I can do is prepare for the start of the season and the rest of the stuff is out of my control. I've been around a couple of years...
In an interview with Blueshirts United, Stu Bickel discussed his off-season..."I always want to push myself to another level, and I felt like I've had a really productive off-season and worked on a lot of different things. I'm excited to get going."...i thought Bickel had a real solid first NHL season and was really shocked that Torts lost confidence in him during...
In an interview with Andrew Gross at the Bergen Record yesterday, Henrik Lundqvist said he has not thought about whether he would play in Europe if there was a lockout this season.This is contrary to reports out of Europe last week that stated Lundqvist wants to play for his former Swedish Elite League team Frolunda....got to assume the truth is somewhere in the middle. Sure, if...
No matter when the next NHL season starts, it will be about youth when it comes to the New York Rangers.
Since the NHL lockout in 2004-05, the Blueshirts have been on a much different path than they were prior to the lockout. Instead of being a team that went out and signed or traded for old veterans or free agents, they have become an organization focused on developing their...
Here's Henrik Lundqvist's new mask for this upcoming season, hopefully......man, Hank loves glitter more than a stripper at Scores. Second year in a row he has incorpoarted it into his mask.Remember to follow me on Twitter & Facebook or e-mail me at ...
The NHL and the NHL Players Association have broken off collective bargaining negotiations, with no new date to reconvene. In other words, another NHL lockout is just 10 days away. If this season does get back on track, though, there's plenty of news from the offseason that will make this a great season to watch. Check out these Top 5 NHL offseason transactions and hope fans...
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To continue from where we left off, today will cover Part 5 of the âOriginal Six teamâs goalies and their masksâ series. Today I will be going over the New York Rangers.
As expressed, there are simply too many goalies to write about for...
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City kicked-off last night with the 9th Annual Style Awards held at The Stage at Lincoln Center. The awards were organized by Style Media, IMG Fashion and Penske Media Corp. and honorees were chosen by the Style Awards’ Nominating Committee, made up of individuals in the entertainment and fashion communities.
This year’s “Most Stylish...
As if I didn't already have a man crush on Chris Kreider, now comes this video of the Rangers rookie dissing a David Clarkson hockey card during last week's NHLPA Rookie Showcase......kid hasn't played a regular season game and already knows how to get on Rangers fans' good side. You know, other than tearing it up on the ice.H/T to reader Matt D.Speaking of Kreider...
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It is a quiet time for the prospects of the New York Rangers and New York Islanders as hockey is a strange sport at times. Last week teams from the OHL and WHL opened their training camps and already most have finished their training camps.
At this level the start of the school year has as much an impact on when a younger player is cut as his...
Hosts Steve Bennett and Don Russ interview the biggest names in sports media and pop culture each week on Football Nation's The Sports-Casters podcast.Their guest this week is Kenny Albert from Fox Sports where he calls football and baseball games Nationally. He is also the host of New York Rangers games on the Rangers Radio Network. Albert explains the process and preparation...