Found August 11, 2012 on NY Rangers Blog:
Craig Custance at ESPN Insider takes a look at what the American and Canadian Olympic teams might look like in 2014 and if he's correct there should be plenty of Rangers representation.For Team USA, Custance says Ryan Callahan is a lock to return and will be one of the players considered for captain....obviously I'm biased, but there could not be a better representation of the hard working American than Ryan Callahan. He personifies what our country is and should be all about. No brainer, Callahan for Team USA captain in 2014.The possible new additions to Team USA Custance mentions include Chris Kreider, Derek Stepan and Ryan McDonagh. Custance like Kreider's speed as a weapons for the Americans and adds that McDonagh should be a lock....obviously a lot can happen in a year, but Stepan is a guy who needs to be on the team. He's very similar to Chris Drury in that he's not the flashiest guy in the world and isn't going to wow you, but inevitably finds a way to...

Rangers prospects showing promise

Despite it being the dog days of the summer for the pros there has still been some important hockey played by some of the Rangers most prized prospects. Steve Fogarty, Brady Skjei and JT Miller have been attending the initial US world juniors’ evaluation camp over the last week and all three have performed well. Chris Peters of the excellent United States of Hockey website (a blog...

Will Rangers Grinding Style Grind Them Down?'s "30 in 30" feature on the Rangers continues with Dave Lozo looking at the biggest questions going into the season, including whether their grinding style will grind them down again this season..."There wasn't a player who was willing to admit to being tired, mentally or physically, during the postseason, but their play on the ice said otherwise. The...

Rangers, Del Zotto Having Contract Disagreements

As we get closer to hopefully the beginning of the 2012-13 NHL season, Rangers fans are growing more and more worried by the day about RFA Michael Del Zotto mysteriously not being re-signed by the Blueshirts yet.And now, Andrew Gross at the Bergen Record says there's obvious disagreement between the two sides on the terms of a new contract.Gross does add that he's confident...'s 30 in 30 Looks at the New York Rangers Today

In line with analyzing each NHL team in their offseason series, has the New York Rangers today with staff writer Dave Lozo taking a look at a team with fresh faces coming off a 109-point season last year.Lozo believes adding Rick Nash will provide the Blueshirts with a new dimension on offense and he'll embrace the challenge of bringing a Stanley Cup to Broadway."...

Skjei Impresses on Final Day of USA Junior Evaluation Camp

While Team USA lost its final exhibition game of evaluation camp to Finland 3-2, Rangers 2012 first round pick Brady Skjei impressed (via United States of Hockey)..."I thought Skjei was Team USA's best defenseman today, away from the shadow of former U18 teammates Seth Jones and Jacob Trouba. Skjei was his normal, slick-skating self, but showed even better puck-moving skills...

Marian Gaborik’s Poor Puck Possession

When I listed worst 20 players by team and zone adjusted Corsi ratings in 2011/12 there were three name players on the list in Mike Richards, Jarome Iginla and Marian Gaborik.  Today I will look at the case of Gaborik.  Marian Gaborik was the top scorer on the New York Rangers with 76 points.  In fact he was the fifteenth highest scorer in the NHL.  He did this playing an...

Another Look at Possible Ranger Lines Next Season

Corey Masisak of took his best shot at predicting the New York Rangers' forward lines and defense pairings for the 2012-2013 season. In his predicitions, he leaves out Marian Gaborik, who will be recovering from offseason shoulder surgery and Mike Sauer, still recovering from a concussion.Forwards:Hagelin-Richards-NashKreider-Stepan-CallahanPyatt-Boyle-ThomasRupp-Halpern...

Rangers Prospects Continue to Impress at USA National Junior Evaluation Camp

Since Tuesday's roster cut, Team USA's National Junior team has cruised passed Finland 5-2 and Sweden 10-2 the last two days, with Rangers prospects impressing along the way.After going scoreless in the victory over Finland on Wednesday, J.T. Miller (2011 - 1st) had a standout performance yesterday vs. Sweden with 1g, 1a...Absolutely. He's been solid much of camp. #NJEC...
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