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The New York Rangers have signed 2013 6th round pick Mackenzie Skapski to an Entry-Level Contract, according to… Mackenzie Skapski.
Skapski, who turns 20 in June, came with virtually no fanfare when the Rangers scooped him up at the 2013 Entry Draft, but has since put himself very much on the radar. After a shaky start to the season which included many inconsistent performances and a leg injury that shelved him for a couple of weeks, Skapski was mostly lights out the rest of the way. Playing behind arguably the worst defense in the Western Hockey League in Kootenay, Skapski finished the season with a 2.70 Goals Against Average and a .916 Save Percentage; two points higher than top goaltending prospect Tristan Jarry’s .914 Save Percentage despite playing on a significantly inferior team. In truth, The Kootenay Ice, finishing sixth in their conference and advancing into the second round of the WHL playoffs, probably overachieved this season, and Skapski was as big of a reason for that...
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The Rangers have signed 2013 6th round pick MacKenzie Skapski (per Skapski’s Twitter) and 2012 4th round pick Calle Andersson (per Adam Herman). Skapski plays for the Kootenay Ice of the WHL, and put together a 2.70 GAA and a .916 SV%. The Rangers are very thin on goaltending prospects, and Skapski has some solid […]
New York Rangers center Derek Stepan is ready to move on from the incident that broke his jaw in the Eastern Conference final against the Montreal Canadiens. Habs forward Brandon Prust delivered a high, late hit to Stepan’s head in the first period of Game 3. The collision broke Stepan’s jaw and forced him to miss Game 4 after undergoing surgery to treat the injury. Prust was...
When you’re in the business of making punny back page headlines, there’s only so many options at your disposal. So when the New York Rangers defeated the Montreal Canadiens Thursday night to advance to the Stanley Cup Final, both the Post and the Daily News had this to say…
Our front page: Puck yeah! Go Rangers! #WeWantTheCup #nyr http://t.co/De1ZzJ2A3Z pic.twitter.com/963nIBQrwC...
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If not for this nasty diving save by Henrik Lundqvist on Thomas Vanek, the Rangers may not have closed out the Habs on Thursday.
The Rangers are on the cusp of the Stanley Cup for several reasons, but one of the main reasons is their team depth. Eight players currently have ten or more points in this years playoffs, while nine forwards currently average over fourteen minutes per game. However, among this depth is also a lingering problem; no […]
Henrik Lundqvist and the New York Rangers blank the Montreal Canadiens in game 6, headed to Stanley Cup Finals
The New York Rangers are the 2014 Eastern Conference Champions!
The Rangers are in the championship round for the first time since winning it all in 1994. 20 years has been a long wait for Rangers fans.
New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist and the Rangers shook...
1. I was 12 the last time the Rangers made it to the Stanley Cup Finals. How old were you? 2. Has your heart stopped racing yet? 3. Wow. What an epic game for your New York Rangers. They put all of the off-ice nonsense in this series aside and brought their A-game. Talk about […]
from Tony Gallagher of the Vancouver Province,
When Henrik Lundqvist was hooked from Tuesday night’s Game 5 in the Canadiens-Rangers series, you had to wonder about goaltending in the NHL East this year.
On paper, you are looking at one of the great goaltending mismatches in league history. The Rangers boast perhaps the best goaltender of this century to date, and while...
As expected Raphael Diaz will replace the suspended John Moore on the left side of Kevin Klein on the third defensive pairing for tonight’s Game 6 at MSG.
This will be Diaz’s first playing time since Game 4 against the Penguins.
Here’s Alain Vigneault on Diaz (via Newsday)…
“Not overly physical, but he’s got good instincts, moves the puck well, can help us on the power...
The New York Rangers took on the Montreal Canadiens Thursday for Game 6 of Eastern Conference Finals. The Rangers came out on top with a 1-0 win and now are looking to advance to the Stanley Cup Playoffs. However, before they go on to the start of the next round watch as one more puck cake gets devoured.
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By Michael Weber.
It’s been 20 years in the making. The New York Rangers are returning to the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time since their championship 1993-94 season. They defeated the Montreal Canadians in 6 games and now await the winner of the Western Conference Finals, where the L.A. Kings currently enjoy a 3-2 series lead over the Chicago Blackhawks.
The New York Rangers host the Montreal Canadiens for Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals at Madison Square Garden starting at 8:00 p.m. The Rangers lead the series 3-2. For a preview, visit Yahoo! Sports.
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We deliberately avoided posting the schedule for the Stanley Cup Finals until the Rangers clinched. Most of us have played at some level, and we are a superstitious bunch. Now that the Finals are a reality, here’s the schedule: Game 1 Wednesday, June 4 @ Chi/LA Game 2 Saturday, June 7 @ Chi/LA Game 3 Monday, […]
from Mark Herrmann of Newsday,
The man who has had his ups and downs, has heard his share of criticism and who often keeps his distance from the media, looks clairvoyant. Consider his comment on March 5 about having acquired Martin St. Louis for captain Ryan Callahan: "I think the guy that's coming in helps us advance a little farther than we expected to this year....