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After all the Rick Nash hullabaloo has now calmed down, here’s the final part of the greatest European Rangers series. It’s subjective and meant for debate and how much one man’s opinion truly matters is really open for debate. Some players like Ulf Samuelsson and Radek Dvorak don’t make the debate, some people may disagree but that’s the beauty of lists like this. Anyway, enjoy. (part one and part two are here).
The hugely popular Jan Erixon was a one club man in the NHL, representing the Rangers over 550 times during his ten season stop in New York. Unfortunately for Erixon he went back to Sweden before the Rangers cup season. Although not offensively outstanding (just 216 points and 57 goals) Erixon was known as a character player and a defensive specialist.
While some of the Ranger clubs Erixon played on boasted Mark Messier, Amonte, Gartner, Graves, Zubov and of course Brian Leetch Erixon was still a key player that did the dirty work for the offensive stars to thri...
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Pretty much everyone knows that I’m a big Stu Bickel fan. While he may not have had a spectacular rookie season with the Rangers last season, he won my heart. He showed that with grit and determination, he could play in the NHL (longer than most had expected him to). But his rookie season wasn’t [...]
Now that the free agency period has more or less passed, Bovada, the sports betting agency in Las Vegas, has adjusted its odds for the NHL. And after adding Rick Nash (along with some other role players), the Rangers have jumped up all the way to second on the list, trailing only Atlantic Division rival Pittsburgh, who sits at 8/1. The Rangers, previously 7th at 12/1 odds, now sit...
It truly is the low point of the off season. The Rangers are quiet, at least publicly, and attention around the league is primarily focussed on the CBA talks. There are still a few things we can talk about though so welcome to another musings. Jump on in.
The Hockey News wrote an article recently on why the North West division is the league’s worst. It got me thinking again about...
With Rick Nash in the mix, there appears to be only one more target for the Rangers, and that is Shane Doan. Adding Doan to the club would solidify the Rangers depth at forward, making them true Stanley Cup contenders, and possibly the Cup favorites come October. Since the Phoenix ownership situation is still up in the air, Doan has already begun shopping his services, which included...
New York Rangers
July has turned into August and even I have to admit that seeing the New York Rangers having this quiet an off-season is a strange feeling. I can't recall the last time when the New York Rangers were this quiet during the off-season.
Other than the Rick Nash trade the New York Rangers look almost like they don't want to spend any money. Rather strange...
While I was away on vacation last week, the New York Rangers and Columbus Blue Jackets decided to do a little transferring of players. Even if I was here, I probably wouldn’t have written anything until now. That’s commitment! The Rangers acquired Rick Nash, someone they were rumored to be pursuing months ago leading up to their playoff run, along with Steve Delisle, in exchange...
Here's Your Sign
Call this a test of your ability to be able to read between the lines, as it doesn't matter if you're a New York Ranger or New York Islander fan today. This is a post about the little things, the details and the reasons why it takes several people to build a good foundation.
For those of you who haven't noticed, my wife and I have relocated...
If reports are to be believed, Shane Doan is currently seeking a four-year contract worth around $30 million if and when he concludes remaining in Phoenix is no longer a desirable scenario. A deal of that magnitude would call for a salary cap expenditure of $7.5 million annually. Doan will be 36 by the start [...]
Per Jim Cerny's Twitter account, new assistant coach of the Connecticut Whale and former Rangers defenseman Jeff Beukeboom will join the Blueshirts United weekly chat tomorrow at 3 PM.To visit Blueshirts United, click here.
Those arent boos, those are chants for "Beuuuuk." It's great having the last true smash-mouth, hard-hitting Rangers defenseman Beukeboom...
Steve Zipay at Newsday spoke with former Columbus Blue Jacket GM Doug McLean about what type of player the Rangers are getting in Rick Nash..."Where do you find a 6-4, 235-pound guy with hands, who can skate, is entering his prime, with limited miles on him -- although every night he was the No. 1 focus, tightly checked, man-on-man, because teams knew if you shut down Rick Nash...
Believe it or not, back on Feb. 21 the Detroit Red Wings sat atop the NHL standings, which was business as usual.
Since that time, it has been anything but business as usual for one of the leagues premier franchises.
Injuries during the second half of season, another playoff disappointment, a game-changing retirement and a summer of being jilted by big-name free agents have left...
Today marks the beginning of August, which is most often the very worst month of the year for hockey fans. Most of the major transactions, as well as the minor ones, go down in July in the weeks that follow the opening of free agency, and then the fire dies down to a small flame come August. There's an extremely small chance we a see a move of the magnitude or larger than that...