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Larry Brooks at the New York Post has this quote from Michael Del Zotto on why the Rangers have been so successful this season..."Obviously we have some skill, but we do the little things to win games," said Michael Del Zotto. "That's basically the character of our team."...and it's noticeable, not only to Rangers fans, but those around the league as I was at the game with my brother-in-law last night, who is an Islanders fan, and he couldn't believe the Rangers shot blocking prowess. Which is one of those little things Del Zotto is alluding to....and the person who deserves all the credit for sculpting the character of this team is John Tortorella who is putting himself in line for an Adams trophy win.Remember to follow me on Twitter & Facebook or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Rangers have drafted very well in recent years and even when going off the board (so to speak) Fans have begun to show full trust in the Rangers power brokers because results are starting to show. Whether it’s the NHL roster, the minor league affiliates of the exploits on junior and college circuits there are countless recent examples of successful Rangers drafting.
The New York Rangers won their fifth straight game 3-0 over the New York Islanders and took over first place in the Eastern Conference. Carl Hagelin provided much of the offense with two goals while Henrik Lundqvist took care of all 28 shots that managed to get through for his third shutout of the season.
Both of Hagelin’s goals had Michael Del Zotto and Ryan Callahan...
Hearing the words “first place” before “New York Rangers” never gets old, and with a win tonight, the phrase “first place” will take on a whole new meaning for the Blueshirts. At the moment, the Rangers lead the Atlantic Division with a 21-8-4 record, but are second to the Boston Bruins (23-9-1) in the Eastern Conference. With the Bruins not in action tonight, the Rangers...
from Katie Strang of ESPN New York, “Today I felt fully confident going on the ice and taking some hits. There wasn’t a doubt in my mind that that wasn’t the right thing to do with the way I was feeling,” Staal said.
Staal was encouraged that, after being jostled by teammates, he felt fine.
“I took a few bumps, my head bounced off the glass a couple times, things like...
If you read the box score or saw the highlights, much of the focus would be centered on Henrik Lundqvist, Carl Hagelin and Michael Del Zotto. While that is correct to a point, for those that watched the game, or want to go beyond the numbers, the Dubi-Boyle-Mitchell line played just as big, if not a bigger part.
While the Rangers got the win, itâs hard to say they completely...
HBO’s 24/7 series for the NHL Winter Classic rolled along last night with the inside look at the Rangers ugly sweater Christmas party. The highlight was obviously this reindeer 3-way sweater worn by defenseman Michael Del Zotto, who’s just 21-years-old. We keep hearing NY & Philly bloggers raving about this show because there are lots of f-bombs and reindeer three-ways....
New York Rangers defenseman Marc Staal was cleared for contact for the first time during his recovery process from a severe concussion.
The 24-year-old Staal was able to participate in drills and took some hits from teammates during the team's practice on Monday.
"Today I felt fully confident going on the ice and taking some hits," Staal said. "There wasn'...
Interesting hockey day.
First, the holiday roster freeze is now over, which means the Rangers could be shedding some bodies soon. And one of those is probably going to be pretty controversial.
This afternoon at 3:30, Team USA plays Finland in the World Junior Championships on NHL Network.
Your boys start a three-game trip in D.C. against Dale Hunter’s spiraling Capitals at...
NEW YORK - Carl Hagelin scored twice for his second multigoal game in the NHL and Henrik Lundqvist stopped all...
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With Jan. 2 quickly approaching, John Tortorella’s crew isn’t totally void of experience on one of the league’s biggest stages.
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Courtesy of the Rangers (and somebody who had to work on Christmas day):
NEW YORK RANGERS vs. NEW YORK ISLANDERS
Monday, Dec. 26, 7:00 p.m.
Madison Square Garden – New York, New York
Rangers: 21-8-4 (46 pts)
Islanders: 11-16-6 (28 pts)
All information through NHL games on Dec. 23
The Rangers will face-off against the New York Islanders at Madison Square...
TONIGHT’S GAME: The Rangers will face-off against the Washington Capitals tonight at Verizon Center (7:30 p.m.), to begin a three-game road trip culminating in the 2012 Bridgestone Winter Classic at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Blueshirts currently rank first in the Atlantic Division standings, and first in the Eastern Conference, with a record [...]
Carl Hagelin scored twice and Marian Gaborik added an empty-net goal to back a shutout by Henrik Lundqvist at the Garden.
The sizzling New York Rangers will take aim at a sixth straight victory when they visit the Washington Capitals for tonight's clash at the Verizon Center.