Found February 07, 2012 on NY Rangers Blog:
Bob McKenzie at TSN reports that the Rangers are one of a number of teams interested in the Hurricanes' Tuomo Ruutu.McKenzie feels Ruutu is the type of Top 9 forward that could play coach John Tortorella's demanding style.According to McKenzie, Carolina's asking price for Ruutu is a significant draft pick and a solid prospect or a top prospect alone.Ruutu, who has 16g, 11a this season, is in the final year if his contact that pays him $3.8 million this year....Ruutu is a solid forward, but I wouldn't give up any more than a mid-round pick and McColgan (5th - 2011) to get him. A 16-goal player is not worth one of the Rangers top prospects.Meanwhile, Andrew Gross at the Bergen Record feels that the Rangers would have to consider acquiring the Coyotes' Shane Doan, the Oilers' Ryan Smyth or Ruutu if any of them are reasonably priced as a rental.Remember to follow me on Twitter & Facebook or e-mail me at

From the WTF Files: Senators Interested in Tuomo Ruutu?

With brother Mikko already in the fold as the team's Finnish scout and having once signed Jarkko to a three-year contract, USA Today's Kevin Allen believes that Ottawa is looking to complete the natural Ruutu hat-trick by trading for Tuomo Ruutu at this year's Trade Deadline, stating, "The Senators are looking for offensive help, and Ruutu seems to be their primary...

Monday debate: next move with Ruutu

A week ago, some hockey "insiders" were saying a Tuomo Ruutu trade was "imminent." A week later, there's talk Canes general manager Jim Rutherford may be negotiating a contract extension for the hard-charging forward, who's due to become an unrestricted free agent after the season. Question: when all is said and done, which will it be? Will Ruutu be traded...

Rangers Will Not Open In Europe Next Year

Per Larry Brooks, it looks like the Rangers will not open in Europe next year. It was previously expected that the Blueshirts would open next season and the year after in Europe because of the ongoing construction at The Garden, but next year is different. With the current Collective Bargaining Agreement expiring at the end of the season, the NHL could not secure dates for any NHL...

Rangers Domination of Atlantic Key to Playoff Hopes

Remember long ago when, as fans, we would have to worry when our New York Rangers were scheduled to go up against a division opponent? Remember long ago when we assumed an automatic loss would go down each night the Blueshirts had to go up against the Philadelphia Flyers or Pittsburgh Penguins? Well times have changed big time over the course of the past year, as the Rangers...

Rangers Aren't Spending for Great Defense

Greg Wyshynski at Puck Daddy takes a look at the most expensive defenses in the NHL with the Flyers leading the way with a $24.027 million cap hit this season.Conversely, despite having one of the best defenses in the NHL, the Rangers are at the bottom of the league in money invested in their blueline..."Look at the New York Rangers (second in the NHL in GAA) and the Boston...

Hair Pulling: Sestito Joins Past Flyers Goons With Incident

All my life, growing up in a family full of hard-core New York Rangers fans, I always heard about how there was that time that defenseman Dale Rolfe took that beating from Dave “The Hammer” Schultz of the dreaded Broad Street Bullies, and no Ranger did anything about it. I wasn’t yet 3 years old [...]

Video: Torts, Players Prep for Devils

John Tortorella looks ahead to the Rangers' upcoming matchup against the New Jersey Devils after practice at the MSG Training Center yesterday... For the players thoughts on the Devils, click the "Read More" tab below.Marc Staal, Brandon Dubinsky, Brandon Prust and Henrik Lundqvist preview Tuesday's matchup against the New Jersey Devils... Remember to follow...

Power play concern for Rangers

The main victim of the Rangers’ power play, their own All-Star goaltender, lodged a more-than-justified complaint. “One goal, and it’s the difference. We did a lot of good things on the power play and had chances, but in the end, it is the difference,” Henrik Lundqvist said after the...

Connecticut Whale 3, Syracuse Crunch 1

By Brian Ring Hartford, CT, February 7, 2012 - The Connecticut Whale defeated the Syracuse Crunch, 3-1, Tuesday night at the XL Center in Hartford. Mats Zuccarello, Blake Parlett and Scott Tanski all scored for Connecticut, with defenseman Jeff Woywitka adding two assists. Goaltender Chad Johnson made 23 saves in winning his third straight start in the month of February. The Whale’s...

Whale's Wellman a Long Way from California Roots

By Bruce Berlet Casey Wellman played several sports growing up in Brentwood, Calif., hardly a hotbed for hockey. But Wellman got hooked on the game played on ice after his father, Brad, met several New Jersey Devils players who asked him to skate with them in Boston. “Dad didn’t know how to skate, so he was pretty upset about that,” Wellman said with a smile. But Brad,...

Game of the Week: New Jersey Devils at New York Rangers

It's the New Jersey Devils against the New York Rangers in's Game of the Week.

Carolina Hurricanes (20-25-9) at Anaheim Ducks (20-24-8), 10 p.m. (ET)

Hurricanes forward Jeff Skinner is starting to find his groove again after missing time with a head injury. Hopefully the club's cross country road trip won't derail his momentum.
NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.