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In his second installment, Stan Fischler of MSG.com talks to New York Rangers head coach John Tortorella about the upcoming season, young players contributing, Rick Nash and a host of other topics.Torts on what players Carl like Hagelin and Chris Kreider give the team and how New York replaced the toughness lost with Brandon Dubinsky and Brandon Prust..."The additions of Carl Hagelin and Chris Kreider have given us a lot of speed," he noted. "And don't forget the importance of quickness as opposed to just speed. That's a big part of the way National Hockey League play is going. As for size, Rick Nash can move and he's adding to our size.
"Granted we lost some size and hardness when Duby (Brandon Dubinsky) and Prusty (Brandon Prust) left, but we've made up for that with our additions (Arron Asham, Taylor Pyatt, Jeff Halpern, Micheal Haley.) With these guys we're going to play a hard, straight-ahead game."Torts on Ryan McDonagh's devel...
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One of the keys to remaining an elite franchise in the NHL – or any sports league for that matter – is the ability to continually evolve, integrate players, coaches and systems and build a solid foundation on which a club grows. In the NHL, the best example in recent times has been the Detroit Red Wings.
Despite never enjoying the benefit of lottery draft picks, the Wings found...
When the Rangers acquired Rick Nash last month, they did so knowing they were solidifying their primary offensive line, and compensating for the Marian Gaborik injury. However, many have been setting the bar for Nash very high, to the point where fans may be setting themselves up for disappointment.
First things first, let’s get Nash’s career averages out of the way. Sticking...
Vezina Trophy winner Henrik Lundqvist (that sounds so damn cool) has had quite the summer, from the Awards to welcoming his first child to the world, fashion shows, GQ gatherings and sporting events among many other occasions on his agenda - all of which I am knowledged of because of his continuous tweets about all of them. Don't take this wrong like I am some sort of stalker...
In an interview with The Hockey News' Ryan Kennedy, Dan Girardi discussed his summer workout with Darryl Belfry of Pro Playmakers Hockey..."I work a lot on shooting skills from the point, using different edges. His teachings are different from a lot of other guys. He really goes in depth with your edgework, your leg bend, all the stuff you don't really think about when...
Henrik Lundqvist told Expressen that he'll stay in NA for the fall. If lockout cancels the whole season, he wants to play for Frölunda. #NHL— Matias Strozyk (@MaStrozyk) August 29, 2012
...while I hate the idea of Lundqvist possibly being injured playing for a Swedish elite league team, I guess the guy has to stay in shape somehow....and please kill me if the entire season...
NHL.com reports that Chris Kreider is attending the National Hockey League Players' Association Rookie Showcase this week in Toronto.Photos of the participating players will be used for trading cards, video games and other memorabilia.@thenyrangers @chriskreider showing off his rookie card his FIRST trading card at the @nhlpa #RookieShowcase twitter.com/PaniniAmerica/…— Panini...
The NHL and NHLPA held multiple extensive meetings yesterday in New York City and the NHL made its first counter-proposal to the players. As part of the NHL's proposal, the salary cap for the 2012-2013 season would drop down to $58 million. From TSN's Darren Dreger: "The cap for 2012-13 - projected to be $70.2 million under the existing CBA - would be cut to a fixed...
In an interview with Page Six at the New York Post, Henrik Lundqvist discusses his preparation for the upcoming season despite the impending lockout..."I'm approaching it that it's going to be good to go when it's time to go. I'm practicing the same way and, mentally, I'm preparing for a normal season."...got to assume this is the mindset of most NHL...