Found July 19, 2013 on NY Rangers Blog:
Pierre LeBrun at ESPN reports that Brad Richards has been working out with Martin St. Louis in Connecticut lately, and sounds like a man hell bent on proving to people he’s still an elite player. And if you don't believe LeBrun, check out this pic Richards tweeted out last week... ...the first thing that comes to my mind looking at this pic is what the hell is on the other end of that rope? Olivia Munn? ...in all seriousness, I know you guys were discussing this pic in the comments section the other day (H/T to Jack), but I figured it deserved a post. ...due to the injury risk, I still believe the Rangers made the wrong decision not buying Richards out, but I'm over it and hearing these reports has me more confident than ever that he'll have a huge bounce back season. This also further confirms that he's likely embarrassed about coming into camp last season grossly out of shape and wants to prove he can still be an effective player in this leag...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Reasonable Expectations: Oscar Lindberg

Oscar Lindberg, fast becoming a top prospect for the Rangers We have already discussed the expectations that may surround Jesper Fast as he looks to make the Rangers next season. When it comes to dealing with ‘reasonable expectations’ however, Oscar Lindberg may be on a hiding to nothing. When you’re an MVP, a league winner and an elite scorer in your domestic league people...

Best post-lockout Ranger: Round 1, Ryan McDonagh (3) vs. Mike Rupp (14)

Markus Naslund barely avoided the upset yesterday. As the offseason wears on, us and Matt Josephs of Blue Line Station (Twitter: 11Matt_Josephs8) will be running a tournament for the Best Ranger since the 2005 lockout. Yesterday we saw #6 Markus Naslund squeak by #11 Colton Orr. Today’s matchup is #3 Ryan McDonagh vs. #14 Mike Rupp: Ryan McDonagh (acquired – 2009 trade with Canadiens...

Asham: Rangers Were Fed Up With Torts

In a piece over at the Toronto Sun, Arron Asham tells Kevin Hirschfield that he expects a looser environment in the Rangers locker room this season because of the departure of John Tortorella... "He's very intense and he wants to get the most out of his players," said Asham. "He does a decent job of doing that, but when you're in the same spot for a certain...

Callahan/Hagelin Will Not Qualify for LTIR

Larry Brooks at the New York Post reports that while Ryan Callahan and Carl Hagelin will be sidelined for the first few weeks of the year, it won't be enough time to qualify for the long-term injury exemption. In order for a player to be eligible to be placed on long term injured reserve (LTIR) the injury must cause them to miss at least 10 games or 24 days. ...this is...

NHL Free Agency Follies

So once again Free Agency began and yet again there were loads of money being thrown around to them by various teams, surprisingly the Rangers not being among them.  One main reason is the Brad Richards contract, which handicaps the teams cap space for at least this season and the hope that he bounces back.  [...]

2014 Rangers schedule released, will play in “Metropolitan” Division

The 2014 NHL schedule has been released, and the Rangers will be playing in the newly formed Metropolitan Division with the Devils, Flyers, Penguins, Islanders, Capitals, Hurricanes, and Blue Jackets. As for the schedule, the Rangers will open on October 3 in Phoenix. That game will be the first of nine games in a row on the road, as MSG plans to re-open its doors after the third...

Rangers Can “Start Laughing” And Have Some Fun

from Kevin Hirschfield at the Toronto Sun, And he's also looking forward to entering what he thinks will be a looser environment in the Rangers dressing room. Former coach and current Canucks bench boss John Tortorella, known for his fiery demeanour, took a lot of heat for the team's underachieving superstars which led to a second-round playoff exit last season and...

Prospect Progress Report: JT Miller

  JT Miller, the Rangers 2011 first-round pick, made his NHL debut last year showing off his skills on the big stage. The 20- year- old Center has accomplished so much already. He possesses a plethora of international experience and was a member of the US’s entry in the 2013 World Junior Championships leading the [...]

Reasonable Expectations: Jesper Fast

(Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) The Rangers stand to have a number of prospects vying for NHL spots in the upcoming preseason, but worst case scenario they will have a number of younger players playing prominent roles in the AHL in Hartford. One of the harder players to gauge is Jesper Fast. Exceptionally quick, and fresh off a strong SEL campaign, Fast has been playing...

Best post-lockout Ranger: Round 1, Markus Naslund (6) vs. Colton Orr (11)

Artem Anisimov won yesterday in a landslide. As the offseason wears on, us and Matt Josephs of Blue Line Station (Twitter: 11Matt_Josephs8) will be running a tournament for the Best Ranger since the 2005 lockout. Yesterday we saw #4 Artem Anisimov take out #13 Erik Christensen. Today’s matchup is #6 Markus Naslund vs. #11 Colton Orr: Markus Naslund (acquired – 2008 unrestricted...

Talking Changes To Goalie Equipment

from Kevin Woodley of InGoal Magazine, Henrik Lundqvist isn’t worried about the impending changes to goaltending equipment in the NHL – as long the New York Rangers’ star gets enough time to adjust to them. “If they change it, as long as I have the new gear early August it should be fine,” Lundqvist wrote in an email to InGoal Magazine from his native Sweden. ...
NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.