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Forward usage chart
John Tortorella loved his matchups. One of the major points of his coaching style is giving tough minutes to those he could rely on defensively. If there is one area where he and new coach Alain Vigneault are similar, it is here. Both coaches are known for matchups and zone-starting, deploying the offensive players in the offensive zone draws and defensive players on defensive zone draws. This style plays to the strength of certain players, and particularly keeps the weak defenders away from big draws in the defensive zone. Explaining how players are deployed is tough, but luckily Rob Vollman has HockeyAbstract.com, where we can create player usage charts.
A quick note about the chart above, the Y axis is Corsi Rel QoC, the X axis is OZone start percent. The size of each bubble represents the average TOI per game (larger bubbles for more ice time), and the color represents the RCorsi (red is bad, blue is good). The chart is broken down into four quadrants, which ...
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For several off-seasons running, I’ve been creating these “master plans” that talk about the future rosters of the Rangers. The purpose of these posts is to really come full circle on all of the topics and rumors we’ve been covering over the course of the season. During prior offseasons, creating these plans was pretty easy for me as John Tortorella frequently talked about...
The Rangers haven’t been particularly active in free agency this summer, which isn’t overly surprising given the club’s salary cap situation. With a new coaching staff bringing a different system the team has focused on adding depth as opposed to making big changes to the roster. One move the Rangers did make, and one they’ve [...]
When the Rangers traded Michal Rozsival to Phoenix in 2011, I – being one of the much-maligned Czech defenseman’s few supporters in Ranger circles – of course decided to keep tabs on him. So I ended up watching a fair number of Coyotes games, in the process familiarizing myself with much of their roster. While [...]
RANGERS ANNOUNCE 2013 PRESEASON SCHEDULE Blueshirts to play six road games in 11 days NEW YORK, July 16, 2013 – The New York Rangers have announced their 2013 preseason schedule today, which includes a total of six games, one of which will be held on neutral ice. The Rangers 2013 preseason schedule opens on [...]
Offseason tournament bracket.
As the offseason wears on, us and Matt Josephs of Blue Line Station (Twitter: Blue Line Station) will be running a tournament for the Best Ranger since the 2005 lockout. The first match in the tournament pits the tournament favorite (Henrik Lundqvist) against the trade deadline acquisition that most people would like to forget, Olli Jokinen. Here’s...
With the draft complete, a determination already made on Brad Richards' status for 2013-14 and most of what the Rangers will do in free agency having passed, I figured this was a good time to get back to the 20+ offseason questions I posted here.
Today, I will cover one that has been a major topic of discussion, but one that is still undecided and I hope gets resolved sooner...
The New York Rangers have released the team's pre-season schedule prior to the upcoming 2013-2014 season.
#NYR 2013 Preseason Schedule: 9/16 @ NJD 9/17 @ PHI 9/23 @ CAL 9/24 @ EDM 9/26 @ VAN 9/27 @ LAK (In Vegas)
— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) July 16, 2013
Obviously, pre-season is pre-season but there's still a few interesting games...
The preseason schedule for the Rangers has been released:
9/16 @ New Jersey, 7PM
9/17 @ Philly, 7PM
9/23 @ Calgary, TBD
9/24 @ Edmonton, 9:30PM
9/26 @ Vancouver, 10PM
9/27 @ LA in Las Vegas, 10PM
With the final year of the renovation still in progress, the Rangers will be on the road for all six road games, and likely all of October when the season starts. Training camp will begin...
Offseason tournament bracket
As the dog days of summer approach, it’s going to be relatively quiet around the league. To get through this, Matt Josephs of Blue Line Station came to me with a pretty solid idea: Putting together an NCAA style tournament to see who everyone thinks is the best player to put on a Rangers sweater post-lockout (2005 lockout). Matt came up with the 64...
After John Tortorella signed up to be the Vancouver Canucks‘ head coach, a pattern started to emerge in recent signings.
Enter Ben Ferriero. Brandon DeFazio. and Mike Santorelli. Then we had the retention of Roberto Luongo. Going back farther we had players on the roster in 2012/13 Frank Corrado, Tom Sestito, Aaron Volpatti and Steve Pinizzotto.