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Erik Christensen could be one of the most infuriating New York Rangers skaters of all time. When he wants to be, Christensen is one of the most skilled players on the team. The problem is of course the phrase “when he wants to be.” During his first seven games of the year, Christensen was invisible, and played poorly both with the puck and without the puck. The last four games, Chrsitensen has shown renewed vigor, and has earned more ice time –specifically on the powerplay. With more ice time has come more results, in particular two multi point games in the last four games, and a final line of 1-3-4 to close out the home stand.
Christensen can be the Rangers ‘X Factor’ if he continues to play like this. Simply put, he has the potential to be their powerplay specialist in addition to their shootout specialist. It’s something that became very obvious during this home stand, when Christensen made spectacular passes to set up goals, and scored one of his own. Most of his points have come with the man advantage, or just as a powerplay expired.
These past four games, we have seen the ‘good’ Erik Christensen. Sure, he’s not scoring in every game, but he’s been creating chances and playing up to his skill level. He’s never going to be a top line player because he is far too inconsistent (and rather awful without the puck), but if the Rangers can continue to deploy him as a weapon on the powerplay, then we may start to see an Erik Christensen that can give the Rangers something more than just overall inconsistency.
In small doses, and in the right situations, Erik Christensen is a useful and effective player. That’s why he’s managed to remain on this roster as a fourth line player. It is very obvious why people think he can be amazing, and it’s also very obvious why he has been with four NHL teams already. Under the proper coach, and in the proper situations, he can be extremely helpful to a team. The way coach John Tortorella has been using him lately may be that right situation.
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John Tortorella talks to Blueshirts United about Dan Girardi's importance to the Rangers..."He doesn't get talked about too much in the league or around here, but I think he is one of the most underrated players in our game. Danny doesn't say much, he's a pretty quiet kid, but how he plays in all the situations he's put in is a tremendous learning tool for...
The New York Rangers announced todaythat left wing, Wojtek Wolski will be out for four weeks with a sports hernia. He will undergo surgery tomorrow in Philadelphia.
According to the press release, when Wolski returns, he will be playing his 400th NHL game.
Wolski has 2 assists this season in six appearances and is 9 goals away from his 100th career NHL goal.
After taking four out of six consecutive home games, the New York Rangers are back on the road tonight as they take on the Ottawa Senators at ScotiaBank Place. In their last meeting two weeks ago, the Rangers collapsed on a three-goal lead and ended up falling to the Sens in a shootout at Madison Square Garden. Tonight, taking the ice as a team with new-found confidence, the Blueshirts...
Andrew Gross tweets that newest Ranger Anton Stralman has not completed medical testing yet and was not on ice for today's practice.Gross adds that the Swedish defenseman is questionable for tomorrows game in Ottawa....i didn't think he would be ready just yet. May need a few more practices before Torts is comfortable putting him in the line-up.Remember to follow me on Twitter...
The New York Rangers extended their winning
streak to five with a 3-2 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday night. Marian Gaborik had two goals, Derek Stepan
had a goal and two assists, and Anisimov was credited for two assists. While Gaborik and Stepan will draw most of
the headlines it was Anisimov who was the critical piece to all three goals the
Courtesy of the Rangers:
New York, November 9, 2011 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that forward Mike Rupp underwent successful surgery earlier today to repair a torn meniscus in his knee, and is expected to be sidelined four to six weeks. The procedure was performed by Dr. Andrew Feldman at the NYU Langone Medical Center Hospital...
From the Rangers:
New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has acquired forward Francois Bouchard from the Washington Capitals in exchange for defenseman Tomas Kundratek.
Bouchard, 23, has skated in 227 career games for the Hershey Bears (AHL), compiling 49 goals and 63 assists for 112 points along with 129 penalty minutes. In 2009...
Wojtek Wolski will undergo surgery Tuesday to repair a sports hernia. He's expected to miss four weeks.
JOHN TORTORELLA said last Thursday that Wojtek Wolski had reinjured his groin when he was “accordioned” into the corner boards by an Anaheim player.
Marian Gaborik scored twice, Derek Stepan had a goal and two assists, and the New York Rangers extended their winning streak to five with a 3-2 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday night. Henrik Lundqvist stopped 29 shots for New York (8-3-3), which hit the road for the first time since a 4-1-1 homestand.
New York Rangers center Mike Rupp will miss four to six weeks after undergoing successful surgery Wednesday to repair a meniscus tear in his knee.
Marian Gaborik scored twice, Derek Stepan had a goal and two assists, and the New York Rangers extended their winning streak to five with a 3-2 victory against the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday night.
OTTAWA (AP) - Marian Gaborik scored twice, Derek Stepan had a goal and two assists, and the New York Rangers extended their winning streak to five with a 3-2 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday night.
Henrik Lundqvist stopped 29 shot...
Game 14. Ya boys on a four-game winning streak.
The prediction contest is now officially closed.
Don’t forget this is a 7:30 starter.
The Rangers lost to the Senators in that hideous game on Oct. 29, in which they blew a 4-1 lead in the final 10:42 of regulation, then lost a breakaway contest that was held after the hockey game ended.
Also in that game, Zenon Konopka...
Holy Turnover City
Justice done to Sean Avery?
Lost one for the Gipper