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The Rangers roster began to take full shape on Sunday and for the first time since training camp opened that roster included Derek Stepan.
The presumptive first-line center took part in a practice that lasted more than an hour days after signing his two-year $6.15 million deal. He centered a line with Brad Richards on the left — yes that Brad Richards who won a Conn Smythe trophy as a center — and Ryan Callahan on the right — yes that Ryan Callahan who still is recovering from offseason shoulder surgery but had been cleared for contact on Thursday.
“It’s been awhile to be back in the swing of things was something I was very happy with” said Stepan whose Rangers will open the season Thursday against the Coyotes in Phoenix part of a season-opening nine-game road trip. “My biggest objective is just to get back and be ready for Thursday.”
Stepan returned to a team that is quite different than it was during the latter part of the preseason which finished on Friday night in Las Vegas. ...
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Jesper Fast and J.T. Miller made the roster, while Chris Kreider, Oscar Lindberg and Marek Hrivik were assigned to Hartford
The Rangers announced their final roster cuts this morning, assigning Chris Kreider, Oscar Lindberg, Marek Hrivik, Darroll Powe, Brandon Mashinter, Stu Bickel and Conor Allen to the Hartford Wolfpack. Powe, Mashinter and Bickel must all clear waivers.
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The Rangers are a very deep team this season, especially at forward. They are in a position where –when fully healthy– they have three scoring lines and a solid defensive fourth line. However there is one glaring weakness (on paper); the apparent lack of physicality and toughness on the roster. Even with a healthy Ryan Callahan...
The Rangers start their season this upcoming Thursday, October 3rd, against the Phoenix Coyotes. The Blueshirts roster will be missing captain Ryan Callahan and Carl Hagelin both recovering from surgeries they had in the offseason. This gives an opportunity for two lucky guys to claim those last two spots on the roster. The preseason is […]
Could Hrivik be well placed to become a Ranger despite being in the AHL?
With the Rangers facing the reality of opening the year without Ryan Callahan for at least a game and Carl Hagelin for much longer – without even considering the lack of practice time for Derek Stepan – would the Rangers be best prepared leaning on the veterans to begin the year?
With Jesper Fast and JT...
How good can Ryan McDonagh be?
Best case: Johnson is an adequate depth defender and is significantly better than Stu Bickel in spot duty.
Worst case: Johnson is no better than Bickel and the Rangers are back where they were last year if top-six blueliners get hurt.
Best case: Stralman continues to be an unsung hero for the Blueshirts and finally...
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After the Rangers announced their final cuts yesterday, they practiced and showcased some new lines. These lines are not quite set, as Ryan Callahan is not cleared to play in games (just cleared for contact). Rick Nash, who missed practice, would take Cally’s place on the top line:
Brad Richards-Derek Stepan-Ryan Callahan
Per Bob McKenzie, defensman Stu Bickel and forwards Darroll Powe and Brandon Mashinter all cleared waivers yesterday. The trio will be assigned to the Hartford Wolfpack of the AHL. All three were cut yesterday as part of the final round of cuts, but required waivers to be sent to the AHL.
from Andrew Gross of The Record,
This is about Rick Nash now and how much more production he can give the Rangers.
This is about Nash now, even if hockey is never about one player, because he’s the Rangers’ one, true, offensive superstar.
And this is about offense now for the Rangers because, heaven knows, it hasn’t been for a while at Madison Square Garden, where...
Per Pat Leonard, the Rangers practiced the powerplay for an extended period of time today with two distinct units:
PP1: Marc Staal-Brad Richards, JT Miller-Derek Stepan-Rick Nash
PP2: Michael Del Zotto-Dan Girardi, Benoit Pouliot-Derick Brassard-Mats Zuccarello
Miller getting the nod on the powerplay is likely due to Ryan Callahan’s absence. Considering Rick Nash’s goal locations...
Over the summer the Rangers had a lot of deliberating to do about the future of Brad Richards and the prospect of using an amnesty buyout to get out from under his contract. GM Glen Sather elected not to go that route and instead hung on to Richards.
Now he's playing on the Rangers' top line.
Richards who was a healthy scratch in the playoffs last season part of an overall...
We’re going to take a look at each NHL team, breaking down every new addition and subtraction, as well as promising prospects.
Today, we take a look at the New York Rangers. By: Nick Richter (@PensNation_Nick)
2013 Season: 26-18-4, 56 pts – (2nd in the Atlantic Division, 6th in Eastern Conference)
HC Alain Vigneault (VAN)
C Dominic Moore (FA)
W Benoit Pouliot (TBL...
The Hartford Wolfpack have cut 14 players from AHL camp. They have assigned four players to the ECHL’s Greenville Road Warriors (these are guys that are signed to ELC’s by the Rangers), they loaned another four to Greenville (AHL contracts, sent to ECHL), released another three from tryouts (and joining Greenville), and outright released another three. From the press release...
First off Henrik Lundqvist said again there was nothing new to report in negotiations for a new contract extension with a potential deadline on the talks coming with the start of the season Thursday at Phoenix. Lundqvist said on Sunday the sides would talk at least once more before the team left for Arizona.
Rick Nash was back on the ice today after missing Sunday’s practice with...
Over the past few days, Dave Maloney’s quotes on Hockey Night Live have made the rounds around the interwebs. Maloney stated that in the view of upper management, the Rangers were “unwatchable” by upper management because they never had the puck. They were blocking shots and limiting their offensive players, which led to a lot of time in the defensive zone.