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On March 2, 2004, Ranger fans had their hearts ripped out. In the midst of another losing season, General Manager Glen Sather decided it was time to start over, and began with a fire sale that eventually led to the Rangers we see before us today. The prized piece of the fire sale was Brian Leetch, and Slats shipped him, along with the hearts of millions of Ranger fans, to Toronto for Jarkko Immonen, Maxim Kondratiev, a first round pick in 2004, and a second round pick in 2005.
The trade felt like a punch to the stomach for every single fan. For management, they got what they wanted: two legitimate prospects, and two top-60 draft picks. At the time of the trade, the Rangers got fair value for Leetch. It’s been eight years since that trade, so let’s look at what they got.
Maxim Kondratiev: The Russian defenseman’s time with the Rangers was very brief. After just 46 games with the organization, 29 with the Rangers, the Rangers shipped Kondratiev to the Anaheim Ducks in 2006 for Petr Sy...
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Brandon Dubinsky has been involved in a majority of the trade rumors that have surrounded the New York Rangers this season, which makes sense since his six goals and 25 points have not lived up to the $4.2 million he is now being paid per year. If the Blueshirts where to go after a Rick Nash or someone who brings along a hefty cap hit, there's a slim chance Dubi is sticking...
While I’m not 100% convinced that the Rangers NEED to make a trade, I’m trying to keep an open mind as the trade deadline approaches. Now, I’m sure many of you have seen you Twitter and Facebook timelines explode with ridiculous trade rumours, suggestions and speculations. We’ve also seen some that make sense. I’ve put [...]
Pat Leonard at the Daily News was able to sit down with Henrik Lundqvist to find out how he became the best goaltender in the NHL this season including more rest with Martin Biron being used more often this season..."I honestly have more energy to play," Lundqvist said. "A lot of times when you make mistakes, it's that you can't keep your focus. It's not...
When the Blackhawks put their third goal in the first four minutes past backup goalie Martin Biron last night, the chants for Henrik Lundqvist came raining down from the Garden faithful.
But Rangers coach John Tortorella stuck with Biron, even after he gave up a fourth goal 9:38 into...
John Tortorella talks trade deadline and bouncing back from loss to Blackhawks after practice yesterday... For the players thoughts on the trade deadline and facing the Blue Jackets, click the "Read More" tab below.Brandon Dubinsky, Michael Del Zotto, and Brad Richards discussed a variety of topics with reporters including the Blue Jackets...
...got to give Dubi credit...
That player will not be Henrik Lundqvist. Or Brandon Dubinsky. Or Marc Staal. Or Ryan Callahan. As you all already - or should already - know, that player is Rick Nash. The numbers of words written about or time spent discussing if a team should or should not acquire seems to be growing exponentially by day and only figures to get worse over the next eight days, until the trading...
Contrary to popular belief last night, the world has not ended. While losses are sometimes hard to stomach, I’d much rather have this kind of loss now than in the playoffs. Last night, the Rangers got outplayed. Plain and simple. The ‘Hawks had the Rangers number from the get go. On the power plays, it [...]
New York Rangers forward Brandon Dubinsky has heard his name involved in recent trade rumors but knows there is nothing he can do leading up to Monday's trade deadline besides focus on his play.
Only two games on the schedule involving New York Ranger prospects and boy these were stinkers. It is very disappointing to see too many of these kinds of games at this time of the year.
Yes we know it's been a long season and yes these kids are tired, some are worn out but welcome to the world of hockey. This is the time of year where contracts are earned, careers made...
According to Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch, the Rangers are on a list of five teams that Blue Jackets forward Rick Nash would accept a trade to at this year’s trade deadline. The Rangers have been linked to Nash over the last few weeks, and now it seems as though him coming to New [...]
With the New York Rangers having missed a chance to extend their winning streak to five games with a loss to the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night, the team will look to start a new one from the Columbus Blue Jackets tonight (8:00 p.m.) at Madison Square Garden.
The Blue Jackets, the worst team in the National Hockey League, is coming off a 6-1 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks...
It’s risky business, breaking up a league-leading team to chase the Stanley Cup. The general manager who did it with the Rangers nearly 18 years ago says dealing Brandon Dubinsky and other regulars for Rick Nash would be even more of a gamble than the roulette he played in...
The New York Rangers (37-14-5) lost to the Chicago Blackhawks (30-21-7) by the score of 4-2, tonight. For a boxscore and recap go to Yahoo! Sports....the saddest part of tonight's game was despite a horrific start the Rangers could have easily won. Not going to get too crazy over it, they can't win every game and Chicago was due....tonight's game further proves Lundqvist...
Friday night hockey for New York Ranger and New York Islander prospects continues on what is turning into a rather bizarre month of February. If we could explain why so many of the prospects and their teams are struggling like they are we would.
It's almost like somebody is playing one very huge practical joke on us and we're still waiting for the punchline. Sadly what...