Found September 27, 2012 on
from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,
At this point, Wade Redden has pretty much seen it all.
Redden is locked out just like 700-odd other NHLers and facing nary a paycheck until the labor impasse is resolved.
Except that, well, Redden hasn’t played in the NHL in 2½ years.
Talk about adding insult to injury. If it didn't hurt his pride enough to be turfed in the AHL for two seasons, his contract too heavy for the New York Rangers to move, now he’s been dragged into a lockout involving a league he hasn’t sniffed since his last NHL game in April 2010.
Not sure there’s a more unique story in this lockout at this point.
"It is a pretty rare case, I guess," Redden told ESPN.com Thursday from Kelowna, B.C., his offseason home. "My mindset now is that hopefully it’s written into the new CBA where stuff like that won’t happen or make it harder to happen so you get a guy like out of that situation."
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Every NHL front office's worst nightmare during the lockout is that while playing in a league that isn't locking out its players, one of their own could get injured. New York Rangers, come on down! Rick Nash hurt his shoulder and was removed from a game in Switzerland, according to TSN's Darren Dreger, not yet having played a single game in a Rangers sweater. Instead...
According to the Daily News, New York Rangers forward Carl Hagelin has signed with Södertälje SK of the Swedish Elite League during the current NHL lockout here in North America. He will be headed to Sweden to join the team some time next week.
Hagelin, age 24, is the second of the Rangers to depart to overseas while the lockout drags on in the NHL, as Rick Nash is currently...
During the past few years, the trail of thought was that if the Rangers could find a way to get their All World goaltender extra rest, he would be better prepared for the grind of the playoffs. Last season saw the Rangers finally able to give Henrik Lundqvist extra rest (thanks to a healthy and reliable Martin Biron) and promptly the Rangers made the conference finals; their finest...
The hype machine started at the beginning of last season and, ahead of the upcoming campaign, was cranked up even further with the immediate impact Chris Kreider made as an untested rookie in the NHL playoffs last spring. Then came the lockout.
With the AHL season set to commence on October 12th, and with the Connecticut Whale training camp roster announced, Chris Kreider’s presence...
Kevin Allen at USA Today reports that 15 of the league's 50 highest-paid players will be paid during the lockout because of bonuses or injury, including Brad Richards and Marian Gaborik...
"According to CapGeek.com, Buffalo Sabres defenseman Tyler Myers received a $10 million bonus this summer while New York Rangers center Brad Richards ($8 million), Buffalo Sabres defenseman...
Sudostschweiz.ch reports that Rick Nash scored the game winning shootout goal to lead HC Davos to a 3-2 victory of the SCL Tigers last night.
Nash, who had eight shots on goal in the game, missed on his first shootout attempt.
It was Nash's second game winning goal in as many games since joining HC Davos.
...nah, we Rangers fans didn't want Nash doing that for...
In a time where NHL hockey is not being played, a player for the New York Rangers gets hurts while playing overseas.
Unfortunately for the Blueshirts, this player is the newly acquired Rick Nash. According to a Tweet from Darren Dreger of TSN, Nash hurt his shoulder.
Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger
Resnick stressed, Nash's injury is shoulder and not head as some have...
In an interview with Jesse Connolly at the Hockey Journal, Chris Kreider discussed his highlight of the Rangers playoff run last year...
"I’d have to say the two overtime wins over the Capitals, with Marian Gaborik scoring the winner in triple overtime in Game 3 down in Washington and then Marc Staal scoring in the first overtime in Game 5 back home. It was pretty crazy...
Rick Nash injured his shoulder in Swiss game. His agent, Joe Resnick says he was taken out of game and will be re-evaluated in a cpl days.
— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) September 28, 2012
Resnick stressed, Nash's injury is shoulder and not head as some have speculated. Taken out of game for precautionary reasons.
— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger...
...man this video pisses me off that we could potentially miss a full season of watching this special player.
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Good news out of Sweden, as touted prospect Jesper Fast (formerly Fasth) is planning on coming over to North America after this season. In an interview with Hockey Sverige (s/t to Adam Rotter of SNY Rangers Blog for finding this), Fast stated that he is happy to be in Sweden for one more year, but plans on coming over to play in North America (either with the Rangers or the Whale...
Newark, NJ - After a tense first preseason game in Albany, the re-match between the long time rival Rangers and Devils in Newark was more about prospects and training camp invitees trying to make an impression, as the Rangers came away with a 5-0 victory led by some familiar faces from the past.
For the second time in four years, the Rangers have brought Petr Nedved into camp...
The NHL announced today that they have canceled the remaining preseason schedule.
Last week the NHL had canceled all September preseason games.
Rangers games affected include:
10/4 - @ Islanders
10/6 - vs. Avalanche in Kansas City
10/8 - @ Kings
...guess we're going to have a few more faux recaps to do over at The New York Rangers Blog.