Found October 01, 2011 on Rangers Review:
Is anyone else getting tired of games that have next to no roster implications at all? I mean, we get it, there are 1 or 2 spots available on this team, mostly as backup players. but seriously, does anyone really think Dylan McIlrath, Bell, Parlett, Mitchell, etc will make this team? Come on guys, really? I think the reason the Rangers have so many players on their team right now is because they have a ridiculous 4 games in 5 nights schedule (though as someone who just finished 7 games in 6 nights, they shouldn’t complain). They should really try to get some of their regulars going out there because from what we’ve seen, the Rangers regulars have not been all that impressive this preseason, as it took a pretty monumental performance by Martin Biron for most of the regular season Rangers to be a Czech hockey team. That should not happen. As it stood, the Connecticut Wha…err New York Rangers pretty much manhandled a Frolunda team that is already well into their regular season. ...

Rangers Win and Post Game Thoughts

The Rangers kicked off their European trip with a solid 2-0 victory over Prague. Aided by second period goals from Artem Anisimov and Ruslan Fedotenko, the team was led by the strong play of Martin Biron who played very well in earning a shutout victory. According to beat writer Jim Cerny Biron made several impressive saves throughout. Given the lack of TV coverage that is the shortest...

Preseason Game 6: Rangers at HC Slovan

OPPONENT: HC Slovan NOTABLE NHLers: None, but they do have a Lubomir Visnovsky on their team, which made me do a double-take. RANGERS LINEUP: Forwards: Defense: Brendan Bell, Stu Bickel, Michael Del Zotto, Steve Eminger, Dan Girardi, Ryan McDonagh Goalies:  STATE OF THE BLUESHIRTS: After the third round of cuts, the Rangers are at just 25 players on their roster.  There are...

Preseason Game 5: Rangers at Frolunda

OPPONENT: Frolunda Indians (HC Frounda) of the SEL NOTABLE NHLers: Christian Backman (ex-Ranger), Joel Lundqvist (The King’s brother) RANGERS LINEUP: Forwards: Sean Avery, Brian Boyle, Carl Hagelin, Dale Weise, Ryan Bourque, Kris Newbury, John Mitchell, Wojtek Wolski, Mats Zuccarello, Mike Rupp, Erik Christensen, Brandon Prust Defense: Brendan Bell, Stu Bickel, Tim Erixon, Michael...

Henrik Lundqvist Wearing The “A” On His Jersey For Today’s Game

… what a classy move by John Tortorella making Lundqvist an alternate captain for today’s game AND getting the “A” on his jersey.  Can’t wait to see him rocking his jersey today in net. 

Photo: Marian Gaborik Has His Own Energy Drink In Slovakia

… gotta start selling them at The Garden. Picture courtesy of Dan Near

Will Sean Avery survive final New York Rangers’ cuts?

The New York Rangers have to trim their roster down to 24 players by Wednesday, and there's going to be a significant amount of drama in Coach John Tortorella's decision. When Sean Avery's involved, when isn't there drama? From Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News: The team must cut down to 24 players by Wednesday, and John Tortorella said in a conference call from...

Rangers vs. Frolunda Review: Hank Shines, Rangers Sloppy But Win

The Rangers improved to 3-1-1 in the preseason with their win over Frolunda this afternoon.  The game was highlighted by Henrik Lundqvist’s return to his old SEL team, and what an ovation it was.  Henke is loved in Sweden, and is a bit of a national hero there.  The opening ceremony included a standing ovation from the crowd as he stood at center ice.  After the ceremony, there...

Looking Ahead To The Rangers Season

Over at ESPN, Scott Burnside wrote an article looking ahead to this season for the Rangers. He gave a list of “10 Things You Need To Know” about the Rangers, so here they are. 1. The King (plain and simple) We asked netminder Henrik Lundqvist if he felt threatened by the presence of Richards, who knows his way around [...]

Sunday Link Dump: Youth Infusion On Hold?

It’s Sunday, so it’s time for today’s link dump. Steve Zipay at Newsday thinks that the Rangers youth movement is on hold because the Rangers cut Carl Hagelin and Ryan Bourque yesterday.  I am inclined to disagree here.  There is a ton of youth on the team already, and you don’t just put youth on the team just to do it.  The Rangers are adding Mats Zuccarello full time...

Post-game notes

From the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES New York Rangers 4, Frolunda Indians 2 (Preseason Game No. 5, Away No. 4) -The Rangers defeated the Frolunda Indians of the Swedish Elite League, 4-2, tonight at Scandinavium Arena in Gothenburg, Sweden, to improve to 3-1-1 in preseason action. -Henrik Lundqvist stopped 32 of 34 shots in the win, while facing his former SEL team...

Rangers defeat Lundqvist's former Swedish team

GOTEBORG, Sweden -- Henrik Lundqvist helped the Rangers beat his former Swedish club Frolunda 4-2 Friday in a preseason homecoming game that pitted him against twin brother Joel. Lundqvist received a long standing ovation from the sellout crowd at Scandinavium Arena before the game. He responded by blanking his former...

Anisimov key as Rangers blank Sparta Prague

Artem Anisimov and Ruslan Fedotenko scored in the second period Thursday to give the New York Rangers a 2-0 exhibition victory over Sparta Prague.

Rangers shut out Czech team in Prague

PRAGUE -- Artem Anisimov and Ruslan Fedotenko scored in the second period Thursday to give the Rangers a 2-0 exhibition victory over Sparta Prague. Anisimov broke the deadlock 5:45 into the second with a backhander off a pass from Tim Erixon. Fedotenko doubled the lead on a power play...

Rangers-Frolunda in review

(Editor’s note: Anybody interested in doing reviews of the Sunday or Monday games? If so, e-mail me at Another round of cuts coming today for John Tortorella. As I’ve said all along, there really aren’t a lot of spots available for new guys. The Rangers still need to keep some extra bodies around with two more preseason games and the season opening in...

Whale meet again, Rangers tell Staal

Marc Staal, whose training camp has been disrupted by intermittent headaches, will skate today for the first time since early last week -- but in Connecticut with the AHL Whale rather than in Europe with the Rangers. Management had hoped Staal would have been able to join the Blueshirts in...
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