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… had a very solid camp and decent preseason. Let’s hope he clears and heads to Connecticut.
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The New York Rangers announced their second round of cuts this morning, and while most of the six players cut will not come as a surprise, the fact that Tim Erixon has been cut is a bit shocking. The other five players cut were Dylan McIlrath, Carl Hagelin, Ryan Bourque, Kris Newbury, and Dale Weise. Of these six players, only McIlrath will return to the CHL (Moose Jaw Warriors...
The New York Rangers will look to improve on their 3-1-1 record so far in the preseason when they visit Slovakia this morning for a match against HC Slovan. On Friday we saw a homecoming for Henrik Lundqvist when the Blueshrits visited Gothenburg, Sweden and today we will see just that for Marian Gaborik in Bratislava, Slovakia, which is not too far from where Gabby grew up.
An 8-4 loss to EV Zug was not the way the New York Rangers wanted to conclude their preseason campaign this afternoon in Switzerland. You can say what you want about fatigue and having to play three games in four days, but the bottom line is that the team was straight up embarrassed by Zug in this game and there is no getting around that. Today's outcome will not have an impact...
OPPONENT: EV Zug
NOTABLE NHLers: Jussi Markkanen (former Ranger), Glen Metropolit.
Brian Boyle-Brad Richards-Marian Gaborik
Brandon Dubinsky-Artem Anisimov-Ryan Callahan
Ruslan Fedotenko-Erik Christensen-Brandon Prust
Mike Rupp-Derek Stepan-Mats Zuccarello
Ryan McDonagh-Dan Girardi
Michael Del Zotto-Steve Eminger
Brendan Bell-Stu Bickel
The great debate is going on every where in New York Rangers Universe over who should be the 13th forward the Rangers keep. Should it be the watered down spark plug Sean Avery or the inconsistent but shootout master Erik Christensen?
Well, the New York Rangers were bound to lose one of these games, considering the travel and the schedule of the games. The Rangers began in the Czech Republic, played a game, went to Sweden, played a game, had a day off, then went to Slovakia, played a game, and then finished in Switzerland, and played a game. That’s a lot of travel and hockey in just four days. Regardless...
The New York Rangers will take the ice against HC Slovan with these lines ready to go: Boyle-Richards-Gaborik Dubinsky-Anisimov-Callahan Fedotenko-Christensen-Prust Rupp-Stepan-Zuccarello Defensive lines are: McDonagh-Girardi Del Zotto-Eminger Bell-Bickel … interesting that EC gets the nod on the 3rd line over Sean Avery. Both EC and Avery are fighting for that final 13th forward spot. Not [...]
1) The Rangers were totally outplayed by an adrenalized Slovakian team until midway in the second period when the Rangers received a 5 on 3 for a full two minutes. The Rangers scored twice on beautiful passing and from then on dominated the game. The capacity crowd of 10,000 was extremely reserved; hand clapping and some chanting was the measure of their enthusiasm. There...
This is one you have to chalk up to the Rangers hectic travel schedule. Clearly the team was gassed to start the game, as they were unable to generate any sort of foot speed, and looked lethargic out there to a man. As the game wore on, the Rangers seemed to get their energy levels up to respectable levels, and were able to pull of a win, albeit an unimpressive win considering...
Ryan Callahan says it's time, and now that he's wearing the 'C' on his blue sweater, the Rangers' right wing expects to be held to his word. The 26-year-old captain looks at his team's offseason signing of All-Star center Brad Richards, general manager Glen Sather's work to retain key members of the Rangers' core, and the return of All-Star goaltender...
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...
… yet another classy move by John Tortorella by knowing and honoring Lundqvist and Gaborik in their native countries.
The first real busy Friday evening of the prospect season but only JT Miller of the New York Rangers can say he had a good night. If you were looking for some good hockey action then tonight was not your night.
Tonight's Star JT Miller
If there is any prospect who is doing a very good job of making fans out of his critics then it has to be the Ranger's 2011 first round...
The battle between Erik Christensen and Sean Avery for the Rangers' final roster spot wasn't much of a competition Sunday. Avery, the Blueshirts' scrappy winger, was a healthy scratch for their 4-1 preseason win over HC Slovan in Bratislava, Slovakia, while Christensen centered a line with Ruslan Fedotenko and Brandon Prust.
ZUG, Switzerland - Artem Anisimov had a goal and an assist, but the New York Rangers finished their preseason...