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A few weeks ago I talked to Cody Nickolet of WHL From Above about NYR prospects in the WHL, and it went very well. So, I decided to get in touch with Brock Otten, who closely follows the Ontario Hockey League and writes a blog aptly called OHL Prospects. He is reviewing how each NHL team's prospects did in the OHL the previous season, and while his Rangers review is very good, I felt it would be great to speak to him and get a more in-depth look at our prospects in the OHL. Keep reading to see Otten's intelligent analysis of JT Miller, Christian Thomas, Andrew Yogan, and Peter Ceresnak.
Adam: There is a contingent of Rangers fans who think that JT Miller will challenge for a spot on the NHL roster during the upcoming training camp. How realistic do you think that is? Brock: It is of my opinion that a prospect should first dominate the league he's in, before he moves up to the next level. And while I loved what I saw from Miller this year (he certainly had a good ye...
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With the Rick Nash acquisition and the changing faces among the Rangers bottom six forwards the Rangers roster has undergone considerable change. Glen Sather appears to have made most of his moves when factoring in the new contracts handed out to players such as Anton Stralman. Barring a Shane Doan arrival the last significant move the Rangers GM must make is re-signing Michael Del...
It was announced yesterday that New York Rangers prospects J.T. Miller (2011 1st round pick), Brady Skjei (2012 1st round pick) and Steven Fogarty (2011 3rd round pick) have all been selected for Team USA’s final 2012 National Junior Evaluation Camp roster. Team USA will be going up against Sweden and Finland in a duo of exhibition matches this week in Lake Placid, and it is in...
Rangers beat writer Jim Cerny hosts weekly chats on Blueshirts United and of course the topic of defense came up. With Erixon's departure and Michael Sauer's status still up in the air, the Rangers are still lacking a defenseman (unless Tortorella is happy to play Stu Bickel 3 minutes per game for the entire season). Per Cerny, the Rangers are attempting to solve that issue...
Amidst this very good offseason for the New York Rangers that has included acquiring Rick Nash to upgrade the top six, there's one move left to be done: locking up RFA defenseman Michael Del Zotto to a new deal. Whether you agree or not, Del Zotto's offensive talents are one of the keys for the Rangers to be successful and, with his 2011-12 campaign, we saw an improved defensive...
Just Bourne of Backhand Shelf has a piece giving five reasons why he believes Rangers rookie Chris Kreider will win the Calder next season for best NHL rookie, citing age, experience, size, linemates and draft class. This year’s draft saw defensemen selected with eight of the first 10 picks. While defensemen are certainly capable of winning the Calder Trophy, the position just...
According to Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News, the New York Rangers are a favorite to land Phoenix Coyotes’ Shane Doan. “The Rangers’ strengths include their formidable roster but also Doan’s connections with their coaching staff: Assistant GM/assistant coach Jim Schoenfeld coached Doan for two seasons in Phoenix (1997-98 and 1998-99), with John [...]
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Yesterday, I wrote about whether or not Ranger fans should be worried about Michael Del Zotto still being unsigned and the threat of an offer sheet by Philadelphia in the wake of losing Andrej Meszaros.Sam Carchidi, Flyers beat writer for the Philadelphia Inquirer, answered a tweet on this very subject and should ease any worries fans may have.“@8mjm8: @broadstbull offer sheet...
After landing the player they have wanted for a long time in Rick Nash, the New York Rangers might be at it again, this time with UFA Shane Doan.
In last weekend’s New York Post, Larry Brooks wrote the following:
Depth has been compromised. Dependency on young Chris Kreider and Carl Hagelin to accelerate the learning curve is not insignificant. If the season starts on or close...
One of my biggest complaints about the business of hockey is that the game’s biggest superstars receive very little notoriety away from the rink. Part of the problem lies with the league for not doing enough to market its stars beyond the Crosbys and Ovechkins of the world, but part of the problem also falls back on the players and their agents for not seeking more off ice opportunities...
The Rangers top six (health allowing) looks a lot more intimidating these days, thanks to Rick Nash’s arrival. It’s amazing what one addition can do to change people’s perceptions. That said, the Rangers continue to be linked with Shane Doan and on the right deal he’d be another welcome upgrade but Doan is a mistake waiting to happen.
The arrival of a declining but still...
Rick Nash's class was on full display last week as he took out a full page ad thanking Blue Jackets fans for their support over the years, now Down Goes Brown unearths Scott Gomez's "thank you" to Rangers fans that for some reason wasn't printed in any of the New York papers......bravo DGB, bravo....assuming Canadiens fans didn't find this as funny as I...
It was a good news day for three New York Ranger prospects and a not so good day for one New York Islander prospect. The first cuts to come from the USA Hockey Under-20 Summer Evaluation Camp came and there were a couple of surprises coming out of the first cut.
J.T. Miller (2011 1st), Steven Fogarty (2011 3rd), and Brady Skjei (2012 1st) survived the first cuts...
Corey Masisak of NHL.com took his best shot at predicting the New York Rangers' forward lines and defense pairings for the 2012-2013 season. In his predicitions, he leaves out Marian Gaborik, who will be recovering from offseason shoulder surgery and Mike Sauer, still recovering from a concussion.Forwards:Hagelin-Richards-NashKreider-Stepan-CallahanPyatt-Boyle-ThomasRupp-Halpern...