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Whelp, it looks like we've gotten our first inkling of how bad Marc Staal's injury is as the Rangers have claimed defenseman Roman Hamrlik off waivers from the Washington Capitals.
The 38-year old Hamrlik has dressed for just four games with the Capitals this season.
...is there really no one out there better than Hamrlik? While he used to be a stud on the power play those days are long gone. Thought Rangers were done bringing in guys like this. Would much rather they just plug Gilroy back in there.
...this also pretty much confirms the Rangers confidence level in Bickel right now.
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Roman Hamrlik, a veteran of almost 20 years, has been placed on waivers by the Washington Capitals
Two years ago, Washington general manager George McPhee signed defenseman Roman Hamrlik to a 2 year, $7 million contract hoping he could bring some offensive spunk to the Capitals back in along with some vet presence. Now 38 years old, Hamrlik has been placed on waivers by the Capitals...
Roman Hamrlik didn't have a very memorable stint with the Washington Capitals. Except this.
NYR claim Roman Hamrlik from WSH and NJD claim Tom Kotsopoulos from PIT.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) March 6, 2013
New York Rangers defenseman Marc Staal took a slapshot in the face off a deflection during the third period of Tuesday night's game against the Philadelphia Flyers.
It happened after a faceoff in the Rangers' end as Flyers defenseman Kimmo Timonen took the slapshot near the blue line, which deflected off Flyers forward Jakuub Voracek into Staal's right eye.
The Rangers need Gaborik and the offense to help accommodate for Staal’s injury
It may seem an odd statement to make in light of an important defenseman being lost to injury, but the Rangers offense will need to produce consistently now more than ever. Despite the addition of Roman Hamrlik and the presence of multiple defensemen on the roster, the Rangers cannot reasonably expect...
Michael Del Zotto is needed now, more than ever.
The Rangers shoot for a season best fourth victory in a row tonight against the Islanders. Naturally, the Islanders love playing spoiler to their big brother neighbours so it should be a dandy. On to the musings.
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I’m not sure what the Rangers’ Marc Staal ever did to the Flyers’ Kimmo Timonen, but I’m guessing Staal didn’t deserve this. And yes, I know it was a total fluke play. Timmonen wound up with a slap shot from just inside the blue line and the puck caromed off something in front of Staal before jumping up and getting him in the face. Staal was done in pain for nearly...
The Rangers win over the Flyers was marred by a scary incident involving Marc Staal, who took a deflected puck off a shot either around or in his eye. All the good feelings from the solid win in my opinion sort of gets thrown out due Staal's injury.
The Rangers controlled action much of the way, even though the first period was tied at two. Coming into...
As any former hockey player can attest to you, taking a flying puck to any part of the body is going to hurt.
During Tuesday night's New York Rangers/Philadelphia Flyers affair, Marc Staal of the Rangers was hit in the face by a deflected Flyers shot from Kimmo Timmonen:
Stall left the game after the incident with a cut over his left eye and it is unknown how long...
The Rangers took two points from the rival Flyers tonight, 4-2 at The Garden. With the exception of an incredibly scary puck to the eye suffered by Marc Staal, and some offensive zone penalties, it was a pretty awesome game to watch. Rick Nash flat out dominated and Ryan Callahan continued his high-scoring ways. Oh, and Henrik Lundqvist is back. Let’s get to the goals…
That is what the New York Rangers hope to do tonight on Long Island when they take on the New York Islanders.
The Blueshirts have won three straight games and have done so with timely goal scoring, solid defense and great goaltending from Henrik Lundqvist. Tonight against the Islanders, the Rangers will need those same three things to pick-up their fourth straight win.
Okay, I know you HBers will be talking about this all day long, so let's get the conversation started.
The Islanders need to snap the Rangers' winning streak, the same way they snapped the Canadiens. This is a must win game for the Isles if they want to bring the fans back to the Coliseum.
Both Brad Richards and Marc Staal are out of the line-up indefinitely, but that...