Found October 17, 2013 on Blue Seat Blogs:
Definition of essential: Ryan Callahan It’s always easier to write the Musings after a win. Last night was a huge relief to many Rangers fans so let’s talk about it. John Moore: If Moore continues with performances like against the Capitals then he could quickly go past Mike Del Zotto in the pecking order. A quick release, a good overall game and solid defensively, Moore still has a ton of upside to be explored. His skating is very good and his upside is exciting. You get the feeling he could prosper under Alain Vigneault. Mats Zuccarello is a very good hockey player but he’s surely on shaky ground as a Ranger. Yes, the season is but six games old but he’s brought next to nothing to the table and that’s despite being on a scoring line. He’s averaging close to 17 minutes a game which is plenty. He’s not even averaging a shot/game at this stage. If he’s not producing give a prospect those 17 minutes per game. Ryan Callahan embarrassed the Capitals on his goal in front of Holtby. He should not be able to get to the net that easily.  That said, Callahan simply has a knack around the net. He is the lifeblood of this forward unit in so many ways. Yesterday I wrote about Dan Girardi and mentioned Henrik Lundqvist as the two key Rangers heading into the Caps game. Girardi turned in by far his most impressive performance of the season and Lundqvist was very sharp and was the security blanket it for his defense. When those two are on their games the Rangers are never out of a game. Jersey and Philly are up next. All of a sudden there is a legitimate chance to enter the final game of the 9 game road trip at (at Detroit)  with a .500 record – pretty sure every Rangers fan would be delighted with that outcome. If the Rangers can control the puck regularly like they did at times against the Capitals and have Rick Nash to return, this team still has a ton of promise despite the ugly start to the year. You think Henrik Lundqvist has got into the heads of the Capital’s players? It’s time to let Jesper Fast get some real ice time with the Wolf Pack. Eight minutes a game is not going to help his development at all. He had the least of all Rangers players last night. Rather bring up a guy whose development won’t rely on a minor role. Fast has too much talent to be stuck to the bench. Derek Dorsett didn’t take a penalty? You get the sense that Derick Brassard is not quite there yet but is very close to finding his form. He did some good things against the Caps and played some big minutes in a tough, tight game. If the Rangers can get Brassard, Stepan and Richards all firing at the same time that would be a huge step toward a successful season. Best news of the week so far: Carl Hagelin has been cleared for contact. Another reason why Jesper fast will be in the AHL very soon. Worth remembering for Fast is that Hagelin will now be taking up a bigger role in practice so there’s no upside right now in having fast with the big club. I would rather a raw Andrew Yogan than Taylor Pyatt at this stage. Give a big aggressive kid like Yogan ten minutes a night instead of a guy with no future on this franchise. No one can say Pyatt’s experience is a defining factor so why not roll the dice in a non-critical roster spot? Question Time: What changes would you make (if any) ahead of the Devils game Saturday? Who is in bigger danger of losing their roster spot: Zuccarello, Pyatt or Pouliot? When do you give Talbot his first NHL start? When fit, would you put MDZ back ahead of John Moore on the depth chart or run with Moore? Tweet

Ryan Callahan nearly falls over celebrating, catches himself and poses

After scoring a goal against the Washington Capitals last night, Rangers captain Ryan Callahan nearly had a catastrophic celebration fail. As he went to sweep the ice with his empty glove hand, Callahan caught an edge and stumbled towards the endboards. Fortunately he was able to catch himself on the divider between the glass and boards and brushed off the whole mishap by posing...

Rangers' Callahan breaks thumb

Rangers captain Ryan Callahan is sidelined again, this time because of a broken thumb. Callahan, who missed the season opener while recovering from shoulder surgery, will be out three to four weeks, the Rangers said Thursday. Callahan was injured in New York's 2-0 win at Washington on Wednesday night, in which he scored his third goal of the season - all in the past two games...

Rangers’ Ryan Callahan out 3-4 weeks with broken thumb

Jason Brough of NBCSports reports that New York Rangers captain, Ryan Callahan, will miss at least three to four weeks with a broken thumb. Callahan suffered the injury last game against the Washington Capitals.  The Blueshirts are already without forward Rick Nash, who took an elbow to the head last Tuesday against the San Jose Sharks and Carl Hagelin who is rehabbing his shoulder...

Broken Thumb Sidelines Rangers' Ryan Callahan 3-4 Weeks

After undergoing off-season shoulder surgery and grinding his way through an arduous rehab in order to return to the lineup by the second game of the season Rangers captain Ryan Callahan found out on Thursday that he suffered a broken thumb during Wednesday's 2-0 victory over the Washington Capitals. This latest injury is expected to sideline Callahan three to four weeks. The...

Ryan Callahan to Miss 3-4 Weeks

It was announced on Thursday night that Ryan Callahan would miss 3 to 4 weeks since he broke his thumb in the team’s 2-0 victory in Washington.  Callahan was one of the Rangers best forwards since he’s been back andContinue readingThe post Ryan Callahan to Miss 3-4 Weeks appeared first on NYR Center Ice Report.

Rangers Lose Callahan For 3-4 Weeks With Broken Thumb

#NYR NEWS: Ryan Callahan suffered a broken thumb last night and will miss 3-4 weeks; Darroll Powe recalled full story — New York Rangers (@NYRangers) October 17, 2013

Rangers' Ryan Callahan out 3-4 weeks with broken thumb

Jason Brough of NBCSports reports that New York Rangers captain, Ryan Callahan, will miss at least three to four weeks with a broken thumb.Callahan suffered the injury last game against the Washington Capitals.  The Blueshirts are already without forward Rick Nash, who took an elbow to the head last Tuesday against the San Jose Sharks and Carl Hagelin who is rehabbing his shoulder...

Game 6: Right the ship

(AP Photo/Charles Krupa) The Rangers have lost three in a row, two in epic fashion, and now stand at 1-4 to start the season. Most of us said we would be happy with a 4-4-1 start to the season, considering the road trip. That’s still doable, but it begins tonight with a win against a Washington Capitals team that is also struggling. Their powerplay is lethal though, so it’s a...

Practice notes: New lines; Miller on 4th line; no Del Zotto (flu)

Per Pat Leonard, the Rangers have new lines at practice to account for the roster moves made yesterday: Brad Richards-Derick Brassard-Ryan Callahan Taylor Pyatt-Brian Boyle-Jesper Fast Benoit Pouliot-Derek Stepan-Mats Zuccarello J.T. Miller-Dom Moore-Derek Dorsett It’s worth noting that Miller is on the fourth line again, with Moore and Dorsett. The attention is going to focus...

Rangers-Devils Preview

The New Jersey Devils are enduring the worst start in franchise history. The New York Rangers are dealing with a different type of loss. The Devils get an eighth attempt at their first win of 2013-14 on Saturday night as they try to take advantage of a visiting Rangers team playing without captain Ryan Callahan. New Jersey (0-4-3) has started a season with seven straight losses...

Rapid Rewind: Still Searching

Ryan Callahan and his teammates were simply better Wednesday night in DC. The Government shutdown may be almost over, but the Washington Capitals’ struggles apparently are not.  Adam Oates’ men were humbled on Wednesday night at Verizon Center, falling to the New York Rangers 2-0 on home ice to break whatever momentum they may have picked up with a 4-2 win against Edmonton...

Cally out 3-4 weeks; Powe/Missiaen recalled, Talbot returned to AHL

The injury bug continues to haunt the Rangers, as the club has announced that Ryan Callahan is out 3-4 weeks with a broken thumb. This is certainly terrible news for a team that appeared to be finding its groove under AV. It is assumed Cally will be placed on LTIR. Darroll Powe has been recalled from Hartford to take Cally’s spot on the roster. Goaltender Jason Missiaen has also...

Rangers shutout Capitals 2-0

WASHINGTON — Nothing has gone the way of the New York Rangers this season. Through the teams first five games nothing was going their way nor were they playing up to their full potential. With guys like Brad Richards, Ryan Callahan, Henrik Lundqvist, and Rick Nash on paper this should be a tough team. Wednesday […]

Early injuries take big names from NHL lineups

With power forward Rick Nash already sidelined with post-concussion syndrome and Carl Hagelin still recovering from postseason shoulder injury, the New York Rangers could scarcely afford to lose Ryan Callahan to a broken thumb.But they did. The feisty team captain suffered the injury blocking a shot during a 2-0 victory over the Capitals. He figures to miss the next three to four...
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