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Michael Del Zotto
New York Rangers
The Rangers weathered the proverbial storm in the first period against HC Slovan, and came out on top of the Slovakian team 4-1 in Bratislava. Let’s get to the bullet points.
Mats Zuccarello had another strong game. He already solidified his roster spot, but he may be a dark horse to wind up on the top line if Wojtek Wolski falters.
Stu Bickel looked pretty good, despite his penalty. I am going to call him Pickle at least once per game this year though.
What a play by Brandon Prust on Artem Anisimov’s short handed tally. Prust knocked down a Slovan behind the net, took the puck, and dished it to Artie in front of the net, who pretty much had ten seconds to bury it. The goal was Artie’s, but the work was done by Prust.
The first powerplay unit of Brad Richards, Marian Gaborik, Brandon Dubinsky, Ryan Callahan, and Michael Del Zotto looked pretty good. Richards had a nice play to get the puck to Zuc for his goal.
The second unit had some fancy passing too, and was a pretty nice su...
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
OPPONENT: HC Slovan
NOTABLE NHLers: None, but they do have a Lubomir Visnovsky on their team, which made me do a double-take.
Defense: Brendan Bell, Stu Bickel, Michael Del Zotto, Steve Eminger, Dan Girardi, Ryan McDonagh
STATE OF THE BLUESHIRTS: After the third round of cuts, the Rangers are at just 25 players on their roster. There are...
… gotta start selling them at The Garden. Picture courtesy of Dan Near
New York Rangers left wing Wojtek Wolski is listed as day-to-day with a groin injury.
Wolski is entering his first full season with the Rangers. He has been penciled in to skate on the team's top line with Brad Richards and Marian Gaborik.
A first-round pick of the Colorado Avalanche in 2004, Wolski has a combined 12 goals and 23 assists in 73 games with Phoenix and New York last season.
Mats Zuccarrelo started a string of four unanswered goals and the New York Rangers rallied for a 4-1 victory over Slovan Bratislava on Sunday for their third straight preseason win in Europe.
Slovan took a 1-0 lead on Ivan Svarny's slap shot during a first-period power play, but Zuccarrelo tied it during a 5-3 advantage in the second and goals from Brian Boyle and Artem Anisimov...
The New York Rangers have to trim their roster down to 24 players by Wednesday, and there's going to be a significant amount of drama in Coach John Tortorella's decision.
When Sean Avery's involved, when isn't there drama? From Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News:
The team must cut down to 24 players by Wednesday, and John Tortorella said in a conference call from...
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...
It’s Sunday, so it’s time for today’s link dump.
Steve Zipay at Newsday thinks that the Rangers youth movement is on hold because the Rangers cut Carl Hagelin and Ryan Bourque yesterday. I am inclined to disagree here. There is a ton of youth on the team already, and you don’t just put youth on the team just to do it. The Rangers are adding Mats Zuccarello full time...
From the Rangers:
NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES
New York Rangers 4, EV Zug 8 (Preseason Game No. 7, Away No. 6)
-The Rangers were defeated by EV Zug, 8-4, tonight at Bossard Arena, to complete their preseason schedule with a 4-2-1 record.
-The Blueshirts out-shot EV Zug, 45-28, in the contest.
-Mike Rupp and Artem Anisimov each tallied a goal in a 13-second span, at 18:47 and...
(Editor’s note: Anybody interested in doing reviews of the Sunday or Monday games? If so, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org)
Another round of cuts coming today for John Tortorella. As I’ve said all along, there really aren’t a lot of spots available for new guys. The Rangers still need to keep some extra bodies around with two more preseason games and the season opening in...
CROMWELL, Conn. -- Marc Staal skated Friday with the AHL's Connecticut Whale, his first time on ice since flying to Buffalo on Monday to see a specialist for a cortisone shot in his neck.
But the Rangers' All-Star defenseman is unsure whether he's clear of the headaches that have plagued him since the summer and confirmed to The Record they do stem from the hit he took...
It’s our first contest of the hockey season and it’s a good one! You can win a signed 8×10 photo of former New York Rangers center and current broadcaster Ron Duguay! The photo also comes with a Certificate of Authenticity. The contest is very simple. All you have to do is fill out the contact [...]
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