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With the Rangers in Europe playing a preseason game in advance of their regular-season opener Friday against the Kings in Stockholm, Sweden, defenseman Marc Staal, still suffering from headaches, stayed behind yesterday and skated in Hartford with the Connecticut Whale, the Rangers' AHL affiliate. Similar to when he practiced with...
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The Rangers kicked off their European trip with a solid 2-0 victory over Prague. Aided by second period goals from Artem Anisimov and Ruslan Fedotenko, the team was led by the strong play of Martin Biron who played very well in earning a shutout victory. According to beat writer Jim Cerny Biron made several impressive saves throughout.
Given the lack of TV coverage that is the shortest‚Ä...
NOTABLE NHLers:¬†None, but they do have a Lubomir Visnovsky on their team, which made me do a double-take.
Defense:¬†Brendan Bell, Stu Bickel, Michael Del Zotto, Steve Eminger, Dan Girardi, Ryan McDonagh
STATE OF THE BLUESHIRTS:¬†After the third round of cuts, the Rangers are at just 25 players on their roster. ¬†There are...
OPPONENT:¬†Frolunda Indians (HC Frounda) of the SEL
NOTABLE NHLers:¬†Christian Backman (ex-Ranger), Joel Lundqvist (The King‚Äôs brother)
Forwards: Sean Avery, Brian Boyle, Carl Hagelin, Dale Weise, Ryan Bourque, Kris Newbury, John Mitchell, Wojtek Wolski, Mats Zuccarello, Mike Rupp, Erik Christensen, Brandon Prust
Defense: Brendan Bell, Stu Bickel, Tim Erixon, Michael...
‚Ä¶ what a classy move by John Tortorella making Lundqvist an alternate captain for today‚Äôs game AND getting the ‚ÄúA‚ÄĚ on his jersey.¬† Can‚Äôt wait to see him rocking his jersey today in net.¬†
‚Ä¶ gotta start selling them at The Garden. Picture courtesy of Dan Near
The New York Rangers have to trim their roster down to 24 players by Wednesday, and there's going to be a significant amount of drama in Coach John Tortorella's decision.
When Sean Avery's involved, when isn't there drama? From Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News:
The team must cut down to 24 players by Wednesday, and John Tortorella said in a conference call from...
The Rangers improved to 3-1-1 in the preseason with their win over Frolunda this afternoon. ¬†The game was highlighted by Henrik Lundqvist‚Äôs return to his old SEL team, and what an ovation it was. ¬†Henke is loved in Sweden, and is a bit of a national hero there. ¬†The opening ceremony included a standing ovation from the crowd as he stood at center ice. ¬†After the ceremony, there...
Over at ESPN,¬†Scott Burnside¬†wrote an article looking ahead to this season for the Rangers. He gave a list of ‚Äú10 Things You Need To Know‚ÄĚ about the Rangers, so here they are. 1. The King (plain and simple) We asked netminder¬†Henrik Lundqvist¬†if he felt threatened by the presence of Richards, who knows his way around [...]
Marc Staal, whose training camp has been disrupted by intermittent headaches, will skate today for the first time since early last week -- but in Connecticut with the AHL Whale rather than in Europe with the Rangers.
Management had hoped Staal would have been able to join the Blueshirts in...
It‚Äôs Sunday, so it‚Äôs time for today‚Äôs link dump.
Steve Zipay at Newsday thinks that the Rangers youth movement is on hold because the Rangers cut Carl Hagelin and Ryan Bourque yesterday. ¬†I am inclined to disagree here. ¬†There is a ton of youth on the team already, and you don‚Äôt just put youth on the team just to do it. ¬†The Rangers are adding Mats Zuccarello full time...
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NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES
New York Rangers 4, Frolunda Indians 2 (Preseason Game No. 5, Away No. 4)
-The Rangers defeated the Frolunda Indians of the Swedish Elite League, 4-2, tonight at Scandinavium Arena in Gothenburg, Sweden, to improve to 3-1-1 in preseason action.
-Henrik Lundqvist stopped 32 of 34 shots in the win, while facing his former SEL team...
GOTEBORG, Sweden -- Henrik Lundqvist helped the Rangers beat his former Swedish club Frolunda 4-2 Friday in a preseason homecoming game that pitted him against twin brother Joel.
Lundqvist received a long standing ovation from the sellout crowd at Scandinavium Arena before the game. He responded by blanking his former...
Artem Anisimov and Ruslan Fedotenko scored in the second period Thursday to give the New York Rangers a 2-0 exhibition victory over Sparta Prague.
PRAGUE -- Artem Anisimov and Ruslan Fedotenko scored in the second period Thursday to give the Rangers a 2-0 exhibition victory over Sparta Prague.
Anisimov broke the deadlock 5:45 into the second with a backhander off a pass from Tim Erixon. Fedotenko doubled the lead on a power play...
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Another round of cuts coming today for John Tortorella. As I‚Äôve said all along, there really aren‚Äôt a lot of spots available for new guys. The Rangers still need to keep some extra bodies around with two more preseason games and the season opening in...