Found September 05, 2012 on NESN.com:
Columbus_bluejackets_v_38de
The NHL and the NHL Players Association have broken off collective bargaining negotiations, with no new date to reconvene. In other words, another NHL lockout is just 10 days away. If this season does get back on track, though, there's plenty of news from the offseason that will make this a great season to watch. Check out these Top 5 NHL offseason transactions and hope fans get a chance to see these players perform on their new teams this year. 1. New York Rangers Acquire Rick Nash The New York Rangers failed to get Zach Parise in free agency, but...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Rangers at informal skates

Although the lockout is imminent, it is not stopping several Rangers players from getting together today for an informal skate. Per Andrew Gross, 14 players were on the ice for a skate today: 14 players including newcomers Rick Nash, Taylor Pyatt and Jeff Halpern along with veterans Henrik Lundqvist, Brad Richards, Marc Staal, Dan Girardi and Anton Stralman as well as younger veterans...

Looking to add Brock Beukeboom?

Although Brock Beukeboom –son of Jeff Beukeboom– hasn’t been able to stay healthy during his early career in the OHL, the Rangers have had him on their radar, according to Bruce Berlet. When the Rangers added Senior Beuk to the coaching staff in Connecticut, the interest appeared to have intensified. Per Berlet, the Rangers were looking to bring in Beukeboom to the now canceled...

Jeff Halpern Talks Fitting In, Rangers Getting to Next Level

Last spring, Jeff Halpern was battling through an intense, hard-fought playoff series as a member of the Washington Capitals against the Rangers that ended in seven games and bitter defeat. Fast forward to September and Halpern has jumped ship, signed to a one-year deal with New York in the hopes of helping the Rangers be a better team any way he can help. As a veteran of 12 NHL...

Del Zotto: Contract Situation Out of My Control

RFA Michael Del Zotto was one of 14 Rangers at the practice facility for an informal skate today and discussed his contract situation with Andrew Gross of the Bergen Record..."I'm here and I'm preparing for Sept. 21 training camp. All I can do is prepare for the start of the season and the rest of the stuff is out of my control. I've been around a couple of years...

Bickel Had Productive Off-Season

In an interview with Blueshirts United, Stu Bickel discussed his off-season..."I always want to push myself to another level, and I felt like I've had a really productive off-season and worked on a lot of different things. I'm excited to get going."...i thought Bickel had a real solid first NHL season and was really shocked that Torts lost confidence in him during...

Lundqvist Has Not Thought About Playing in Europe

In an interview with Andrew Gross at the Bergen Record yesterday, Henrik Lundqvist said he has not thought about whether he would play in Europe if there was a lockout this season.This is contrary to reports out of Europe last week that stated Lundqvist wants to play for his former Swedish Elite League team Frolunda....got to assume the truth is somewhere in the middle. Sure, if...

Canes Skate, Talk CBA

from Chip Alexander of Canes Now, The Canes took to the ice today for the first full informal skate at Raleigh Center Ice and the Staals -- of the Carolina variety -- were all in attendance. Eric Staal, the Canes captain, and Jared Staal joined Jordan for about 50 minutes of skating. The turnout at RCI was pretty impressive. Goaltenders Cam Ward and Justin Peters were...

Youth Will Be Served on Broadway

No matter when the next NHL season starts, it will be about youth when it comes to the New York Rangers. Since the NHL lockout in 2004-05, the Blueshirts have been on a much different path than they were prior to the lockout. Instead of being a team that went out and signed or traded for old veterans or free agents, they have become an organization focused on developing their...

Hurricanes sign Patrick Dwyer to a two-year extension

Even though the 2011-12 season may not start on time, Jim Rutherford and the Hurricanes front office have remained busy at work with their latest move being giving Patrick Dwyer a two-year contract extension worth a total of $1.8 mil. Dwyer would be entering the final year of his current contract this year, so the Hurricanes have him locked up until 2015 with this new deal. The contract...

Colin Dambrauskas: The Original Six Goalies And Their Masks - Part 5 - The New York Rangers

You can follow me on twitter for updates and discussions: @ColinDJD _______________________________________________________ To continue from where we left off, today will cover Part 5 of the “Original Six team’s goalies and their masks” series. Today I will be going over the New York Rangers. As expressed, there are simply too many goalies to write about for...

HENRIK LUNDQVIST NAMED “MOST STYLISH ATHLETE” AT 9TH ANNUAL STYLE AWARDS

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City kicked-off last night with the 9th Annual Style Awards held at The Stage at Lincoln Center. The awards were organized by Style Media, IMG Fashion and Penske Media Corp. and honorees were chosen by the Style Awards’ Nominating Committee, made up of individuals in the entertainment and fashion communities. This year’s “Most Stylish...

Kreider Doesn't Like Clarkson

As if I didn't already have a man crush on Chris Kreider, now comes this video of the Rangers rookie dissing a David Clarkson hockey card during last week's NHLPA Rookie Showcase......kid hasn't played a regular season game and already knows how to get on Rangers fans' good side. You know, other than tearing it up on the ice.H/T to reader Matt D.Speaking of Kreider...

No News is No News

J.T. Miller (Plymouth Whalers) It is a quiet time for the prospects of the New York Rangers and New York Islanders as hockey is a strange sport at times. Last week teams from the OHL and WHL opened their training camps and already most have finished their training camps. At this level the start of the school year has as much an impact on when a younger player is cut as his...

Will Another Lockout Hurt Some Candidates For The HHOF?

from Roy MacGregor of the Globe and Mail,  Rick Nash, who will be a new New York Ranger if there is a 2012-13 season, had his best scoring year in 2003-04 when he scored 41 goals and shared the Rocket Richard Trophy with Iginla and Ilya Kovalchuk. The following season he played in Switzerland and counted 46 points in 44 games for HC Davos. Nash’s teammate, Joe Thornton...
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.