Found April 10, 2014 on Blue Seat Blogs:
The Rangers entertain the hapless Sabres tonight. A team with hopes of a deep playoff run should be winning tonight with ease so with that jinx behind us, let’s throw up a few Ranger based thoughts. Let’s briefly address the ‘win now’ theory. Henrik Lundqvist is 32 and has a shiny new seven year deal. […]

REPORT: Rangers, Pouliot Mutually Interested In Contract Extension

The New York Rangers and forward Benoit Pouliot have expressed interest in signing a contract extension, Pouliot’s agent, Kent Hughes, told the New York Daily News. From the article: “‘They’re interested in re-signing him, and he’s interested in staying in New York,’ Pouliot’s agent, Kent Hughes of MFIVE Sports, told the Daily News by phone on Friday morning. ‘With...

Kreider Skates, McDonagh Does Not at Optional This Morning

Chris Kreider (broken left hand) was back on the ice for the second time in three days as he participated in this morning’s optional skate. Kreider had gloves on both hands, but was only using his right as he did tip drills in the crease. …definitely encouraging seeing him out there, but I don’t think his timetable has been changed as the earliest he’d be back would be sometime...

Raphael Diaz filling in nicely as injury replacement

When the Rangers acquired Raphael Diaz for a 5th round pick, it was pegged as a depth move made by a team that needed a #7 defenseman pretty badly. We made the same assessment, but said not to sleep on that deal. Diaz was a solid contributor for Montreal and Vancouver, perhaps more-so than his […]

Who Hired John Tortorella In Vancouver?

from David Ember of the Globe and Mail, Much of the distancing revolves around the hiring of Mr. Tortorella, whose reputation as a firebrand and penchant to coach defensive hockey made him a controversial choice last year. On Monday, Francesco Aquilini sent a Globe and Mail reporter a text message warning of legal action after the newspaper published a story discussing the family’s...

Vigneault still mum on injured McDonagh

Ryan McDonagh, the Rangers’ No. 1 defenseman, continued his climb back toward the lineup on Wednesday, practicing with the team while wearing a non-contact yellow jersey. McDonagh will miss his fourth straight game on Thursday when the Blueshirts host the last-overall Sabres, as he is still recovering from the left-shoulder injury suffered April 1 in Vancouver. Coach Alain Vigneault...

McDonagh Practices But Still Out; Lundqvist to Start vs. Sabres

This morning, Ryan McDonagh practiced with his Ranger teammates for the first time since suffering a shoulder injury in Vancouver on April 1st. McDonagh, who was wearing a non-contact jersey, will not suit-up against the Sabres tomorrow night, according to Alain Vigneault. The Rangers coach said it’s 50/50 whether McDonagh will return for the season finale in Montreal on Saturday...

Guy at NY Rangers game uses phone to find out how many periods games last (pic)

Impatient fan at tonight's Rangers game. — Ben Reiter (@SI_BenReiter) April 9, 2014 A man in attendance at the New York Rangers-Carolina Hurricanes tilt at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night utilized his cell phone at some point during the game to figure out just how many periods are in a hockey game. Clearly […] The post Guy at NY Rangers game...

Ryan McDonagh Will Have A Target On His Left Shoulder

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post, The Rangers aren’t going to be foolish and expose Ryan McDonagh and his impaired left shoulder to the danger that awaits on the ice until he is healthy enough and the game is important enough to warrant his return. But even if that will mean longer than a two-week rest, rehab and recuperation between the night he was injured in Vancouver...

Friday (4/11/14) Headlines

Bergen Record - Rangers clinch home-ice advantage in first round with win over Sabres Bergen Record - Rangers notes: Ryan McDonagh working to get back on ice New York Post –  Nash’s goal gives Rangers win against league-worst Sabres New York Post - McDonagh will be a marked man New York Post –  Micheletti: Why these Rangers are better suited for Cup run Daily News ...

Wednesday (4/9/14) Headlines

Bergen Record - Brad Richards scores twice as Rangers ice Hurricanes, 4-1 Bergen Record - Rangers’ Marc Staal honored New York Post –  Brad Richards’ two power-play goals propel Rangers New York Post –  Vigneault shutting down information on injuries New York Post –  Veterans’ play will be key for Rangers’ playoff run Daily News - Brad Richards, Martin St....

Rangers 2, Sabres 1

The New York Rangers (45-31-5) defeated the Buffalo Sabres (21-50-9) by the score of 2-1, tonight. For a box score, go to Yahoo! Sports. …the best thing I can say about tonight’s game is that the Rangers earned two points. Combine that with the Flyers loss in Tampa and the Blueshirts have earned home ice in the first round, which will allow them to further rest McDonagh as well...

Game 81: Home finale against Buffalo

The Rangers play their final home game tonight, as the lowly Buffalo Sabres come to town. A win tonight can clinch at least a #3 seed in the Metropolitan Division, ensuring the Rangers avoid the Penguins until the second round, and the Bruins until the Conference Finals. The Rangers can clinch the #2 seed and […]

Veterans’ play will be key for Rangers’ playoff run

It was an axiom of pro sports well before Bill Parcells affixed his name to it when the coach of the Giants one day proclaimed, “You are what your record says you are.” The record says the Rangers are a playoff team again, one of 16 to qualify for the NHL’s postseason tournament. This may not be an achievement worthy of even a two-car motorcade up the West Side Highway, but...

McDonagh Earns Team MVP & Players Player Award

#NYR @RMcDonagh27 has been named the 2013-14 Team MVP and the winner of the Players’ Player Award! Congrats Mac!! — New York Rangers (@NYRangers) April 11, 2014 …heard the vote for Team MVP was neck and neck between McDonagh and Pyatt. …wonder if McDonagh being named captain is next.

Rangers vs. Sabres (Game 81)

The New York Rangers (44-31-5) host the Buffalo Sabres (21-49-9) at Madison Square Garden starting at 7:00 p.m. For a preview, visit Yahoo! Sports. Rangers Game Notes TV: MSG Radio: ESPN Radio (98.7 FM) Live Stream (Don’t click on ads in stream, may download virus): Probable Line-up: Nash-Stepan...
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