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Center Brad Richards and several of his New York Rangers teammates participated in a benefit skate Friday to help in the relief efforts on Staten Island after Superstorm Sandy.
Richards, who signed with the Rangers last offseason, and led them to the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference last postseason, partnered with a high school team to organize "Skating for Sandy.''
Defensemen Steve Eminger, Dan Girardi, Anton Stralman and Marc Staal as well as forwards Carl Hagelin, Brian Boyle, Ryan Callahan, Jeff Halpern, Taylor Pyatt and Marian Gaborik joined Richards at the Staten Island Skating Pavilion for two afternoon sessions with area children.
''Being part of the community makes you a part of everyday life,'' Richards said.
The idea was broached by Steve Rose, a community affairs officer in Brooklyn and a friend of Richards. Rose estimated the event raised between $10,000-$12,000.
''Obviously you know what's gone on with New York,'...
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Just because there are no NHL games on the schedule for the foreseeable future, doesn't mean the New York Rangers aren't getting on the ice.
On Friday, many of them will head to Staten Island, in fact, for a charity skate.
Center Brad Richards has organized a benefit skate to help in the relief efforts on Staten Island after Superstorm Sandy. Richards, who signed with the...
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"I don't know what good that's going to do, I don't know what the tactic is. We want to get to the table; we feel we're close. ... We've indicated to them in the last meeting...
Katie Strang at ESPN.com reports that Marian Gaborik is now skating four to five times a week with a group of his Rangers teammates.
Stang adds that Gaborik is also working out to regain strength in his shoulder and has been receiving treatment from the team's medical staff (players are allowed this contact with team employees if injured).
"I'm trying to take...
Brad Richards and Scott Hartnell in partnership with Caesars Atlantic City today announced “Operation Hat Trick,” a charity hockey game that will take place in Atlantic City, N.J. on Saturday, November 24 at 7pm at Historic Boardwalk Hall. All proceeds from the event will go directly to the Empire State Relief Fund, the New Jersey Hurricane Relief Fund and the American Red Cross...
Brandon Segal scored the lone goal for the Whale in last night’s 2-1 loss to the Portland Pirates (Phoenix’s AHL affiliate). Mike Vernace and Matt Gilroy added assists on Segal’s goal. The Whale wasted a stellar 31 save performance by Cam Talbot.
Two former Ranger farmhands played a direct role in Portland’s victory, with Ethan Werek notching an assist and Chad Johnson making...
In an extremely generous gesture that will also appeal to the fans, Brad Richards and Scott Hartnell have co-organized “Operation Hat Trick,” a Sandy relief game featuring some of the NHL’s top players.
Next Saturday at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall, Richards, who has been actively helping the effort on Staten Island, and Hartnell will lead squads that include NHL stars...
Operation Hat Trick -- At 7pm on Saturday, November 24th, join some of hockey’s greatest including Brad Richards, Ryan Callahan, Scott Hartnell, Simon Gagne, Kimmo Timonen and other surprise guests...
Full story at Bob's Blitz ~ http://www.bobsblitz.com
Here's video of Derek Stepan scoring a shootout goal for his new team KalPa to take your mind off the mess that is the NHL lockout (2:34 mark)...
...i guess posting a video of a Rangers player scoring in Europe isn't the best way to take your mind off the lockout, but hey at least it's hockey right?
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NEW YORK -- The conversations have restarted in the ongoing NHL labor fight. The negotiations have not.
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The NHL may not be in action, but that is not to say that players from the league are not about to take action for others. After witnessing the devastation that Hurricane Sandy left in the New York and New Jersey and Philadelphia area, players from the New York Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers and other players are getting together – despite the current NHL Lockout – to play a charity...
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