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Writing up a eulogy to remember the 2011-12 New York Rangers would not be easy, and I considered this heavily when thinking how I was going to go about writing mine for The Rangers Tribune. The reason the task is so difficult is because this was undoubtedly one of the most memorable Rangers seasons in recent history, with so many landmark events and moments taking place within it. I thought about this for a while, and decided that my writing, alone, would not do this season justice. So, as I tend to do often here on the blog, I veered off the path of normalcy and took a unique approach with this.
In addition to me recapping each major event of the 2011-12 New York Rangers season, I built a video timeline to really capture the moment of each of them. There are 25 total, which means there are 25 videos waiting for you to watch (you may want to improve the quality on some of the videos while watching via YouTube bar). You're going to be here a while, so get comfortable, but trus...
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The New York Rangers are holding break-up day this afternoon at their training center up in Greenburgh, and as usual, they are speaking with the media for one final time before departing their separate ways for the summer.
According to various media sources, several Rangers admitted to playing through injuries during the Stanley Cup Playoffs. One of those players was Brandon...
The Rangers have agreed to terms with forward Jesper Fasth, their sixth round draft pick in 2010. Fasth was one of the Swedish Elite League’s top scorers before suffering a gruesome ankle injury that ended his season. In 21 games, Fasth had 16 points (5-11-16) and a +9 rating. The Rangers needed to offer the 5’11″ 176 lb winger a contract prior to the end of June or they would...
It was not even an entire day after the New York Rangers were eliminated from the Stanley Cup Playoffs before the rumor mill to begin churning for the offseason. The name that popped up and popped up often was that of 24-year-old forward Mats Zuccarello.
Zuccarello, who becomes a restricted free agent this summer, only played in ten games with the Blueshirts over the course of...
New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has agreed to terms with forward Jesper Fast. Fast, 20, skated in 21 games with HV71 of the Swedish Elite League (SEL) this season, registering five goals and 11 assists for 16 points, along with four penalty minutes and a plus-nine [...]
New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has agreed to terms with free agent forward Marek Hrivik. Hrivik, 20, led Connecticut (AHL) with five goals and tied for the team lead with nine points in nine playoff games. He ranked second among AHL rookies in playoff goals, tied [...]
Before we get to the report card for the Rangers blueline, let’s remember this: the Rangers enjoyed a spectacular season bested by only two teams in the entire league. A huge part of this success was because of the Rangers blueline. With that said, let’s look at the grades for the Rangers defensemen.
(p.s. if you missed it, here’s the Suit’s take on the top six scoring forwards...
The New York Rangers had the best record in the Eastern Conference and reached the conference finals on the strength of a tough defense, great goaltending and a relentlessly rugged style.
What they lacked, and what ultimately led them to being ousted by the New Jersey Devils on Friday, was some more scoring to go with all that grit.
The Rangers finished the regular season ranked...
The Rangers are beginning to make waves with their prospects and ATO candidates. Just a day after announcing the signing of Jesper Fast, the Rangers have announced that they have agreed to terms with UFA winger Marek Hrivik. Hrivik earned a lot of press coverage when he exploded in the AHL playoffs, leading Connecticut in goals (5) and points (9) in nine playoff games.
On May 7th the NY Post's Larry Brooks wrote, "The Rangers and Capitals will play a pivotal Game 5 tonight at Madison Square Garden in an eastern semifinal matchup that might otherwise be known as the...
Full story at Bob's Blitz ~ http://www.bobsblitz.com
Page 6 reports NY Rangers Henrik Lundqvist, Brandon Dubinsky, Stu Bickel and Mats Zuccarello partied late into the night at 1Oak Friday following their OT loss to the New Jersey Devils. Saturday...
Full story at Bob's Blitz ~ http://www.bobsblitz.com
from John Kreiser of NHL.com, No one gave the New York Rangers much of a chance in the 1950 Stanley Cup Final. Not only were the fourth-place Rangers facing the first-place Red Wings, they wouldn’t even get to play a home game – Madison Square Garden had its annual spring visit from the circus, and the clowns and elephants took precedence over the Rangers and Red Wings.
Hey there, folks. I just wanted to apologize for not having posted anything substantial in the last few days.
When it comes to New York Rangers’ hockey, there really is not much to write/blog about right now. The team finished packing up, is going home for the summer and do not have to worry about anything for the next few months.
With that said, it is my plan to be here all...
There were obviously numerous reasons the Rangers didn't advance to the Stanley Cup Finals this season, but to me the most glaring was their lack of offense, which Dave Lozo at NHL.com agrees with..."During the postseason, when every inch of ice around the net becomes prime real estate teams are willing to defend with their lives, the offense dried up. The Rangers averaged...
While the New York Rangers were having their "Break-Up" day; our house which went on the market last Thursday led to us getting to sign an offer sheet on Monday.
Buying a house is easy, selling is a nightmare, especially when you're having all the government regulations these days.
So sorry I like having a place to live so I took today off and tomorrow will look...
Yesterday was breakup day for the Rangers and to me the most interesting quotes came from the free agents (via Blueshirts United)...Brandon Prust (UFA)..."I love it here and we have a good thing going and a good group of guys and a great organization, so I would love to be back. Obviously money is a factor, but it's not the biggest factor for me. Being a big part of a winning...