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When news broke of the new lines, specifically with Wojtek Wolski out with an injury, and Erik Christensen centering Mike Rupp and Mats Zuccarello, the outside question was about what would happen should Wolski return. Wolski won’t be out forever, and he is certainly an upgrade over Christensen, but they do not play the same position. In fact, none on that fourth line are true centers, only Rupp has played the position to any success.
For the sake of this post, let’s hope that the top three lines click and don’t need any tinkering. Now that that’s out of the way, we can look at the four players who would compete for the three spots in the lineup, of which three are considered to be wingers. The one center –Christensen– is likely to be the one scratched should Wolski return to the lineup. This is what we would call an interesting situation.
Last season, Christensen won 49.4% of his face offs (over 600 taken). That’s not all that great, and certainly not a reason to keep him in the li...
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After being a non factor for the New York Rangers opening three games this season, only playing 7:55 tonight, Mats Zuccarello has been sent down to the Connecticut Whale according to Andrew Gross. The early performance is disappointing for Zuccarello as he had an excellent camp/preseason to secure the spot to start the year.
Kris Newbury who has eight points (4G, 4A) already...
Wojtek Wolski was the natural player to pencil in for the top line in training camp and the preseason. He is clearly the most skilled of the Rangers forwards after Brad Richards and Marian Gaborik, and has proved in the past that when he has solid players playing with him, he performs as well. When he was placed on the top line with Richards and Gaborik, the line looked good. It’s...
Typically the third game of an 82-game season would not be considered important since, well, there are still 79 others to play. But tomorrow's match against the rival New York Islanders at Nassau Coliseum has grown in importance as the week has gone on, especially after the Isles destructed the Tampa Bay Lightning last night, 5-1. There's always hype going into these match...
I’m not going to bicker about the calls. We’re in the (penalty) box too much. Simple as that. I’m not going to sit here and gripe. We have to be more disciplined. No excuses. (The Islanders) were the better hockey team, and the more disciplined team. - John Tortorella on loss to Islanders … yes, [...]
OPPONENT: New York Islanders
Leading Scorer: John Tavares (3-2-5)
Goaltender: Evgeni Nabokov (First game of the year)
Derek Stepan-Brad Richards-Marian Gaborik
Brandon Dubinsky-Artem Anisimov-Ryan Callahan
Ruslan Fedotenko-Brian Boyle-Brandon Prust
Mike Rupp-Erik Christensen-Mats Zuccarello
Ryan McDonagh-Dan Girardi
Tim Erixon-Steve Eminger
Michael Del Zotto-Jeff...
The opening game in the North American leg of the 2011-12 New York Rangers season opened last night on Long Island. There is a tendency for most fans to exaggerate the outcome of a Ranger-Islanders game. Depending on the result, it’s either “we’re gonna win the Cup!” or “good Lord, we are the worst team [...]
You want to blame the refs. But you can’t blame the refs. You need to blame the refs. But you can’t blame the refs. Every fiber of your being is telling you that the refs are to blame for this loss. But you can’t blame the refs. Why? Because only 1 of the calls against the Rangers was not legit. That was the Brian Boyle call. So while that may have been a bad call...
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The number one question New York Ranger fans ask is why in the world do we also cover of all teams the New York Islander? One it was a natural desire to expand Prospect Park but a second perhaps even more important reason; a good solider wants to know as much about his enemy before battle as possible.
Like it or not, the Islanders and Rangers are rivals so knowing as much as possible...
The title can definitely be applied to the New York Rangers when it comes to their third game of the regular season tomorrow night against the young and talented New York Islanders.
While abroad, the Rangers were not great but they managed to come away with two out of a possible four points. In doing so, the team has yet to lose in regulation and also got solid performances from...
The brother of former NHL strongman Derek Boogaard pleaded guilty Thursday to a gross misdemeanor in his brother's overdose death, admitting to what his attorney called 'an error of judgment' in destroying evidence in the case.
title: 'Live Game Updates for',
subject: 'Game 3: New York Rangers @ New York Islanders',
Rangers captain Ryan Callahan believes playing an intense rivalry game against the Islanders Saturday night will enable the Blueshirts "to jump right back into it" following a week of nothing but practice and video since returning from the first two games of the season last weekend in Sweden.
… Hilarious. Courtesy of Photoshop The Rangers
John Tavares’ third career hat trick jolted the Islanders past the New York Rangers for a 4-2 victory at Nassau Coliseum on Saturday in front of a sell out crowd of 16,234.