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As the trade deadline approaches, no time is more fun to play armchair GM. Its easy to swap underperforming players and picks like trading cards and instantly transform the team into a playoff power house. This enjoyable little exercise usually leads to us giving a deeper examination to the value of prospects and roster players we could see being moved for a deadline upgrade.
Prospects were once traded with relative anonymity and by the time they blossomed into stars, we had probably forgotten what organization originally drafted them (I know I had long forgotten that Adam Graves was originally a Red Wings draft pick). Today, we can follow the career of a young player from the junior hockey/college ranks, even some in prep school. This type of access allows us, as fans, to form bonds with these players and the potential impact that they may have some day. Just like children, everyone loves their own kids more than anyone else’s and this is an especially important concept come p...
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New York, January 24, 2012 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that goaltender Chad Johnson has been recalled from the Connecticut Whale of the American Hockey League (AHL) on an emergency basis.
Johnson, 25, has posted a 10-8-5 mark with a 2.64 goals against average, .910 save percentage and one shutout in 25 appearances with Connecticut...
Pat Leonard at the Daily News reports that after taking two bigs hits and playing just 12:06 during the Blueshirts 3-0 win against the Jets last night, the Rangers say Marc Staal was fine.Staal rode the stationary after the game....Staal was virtually invisible last night and you just hope he doesn't have any re-occuring issues. All Star break should help if he's feeling...
Important win tonite! Heading to Ottawa on thursday. Hope to play against Hank @HLundqvist30 and will lite him up:))) Should be fun.Wed Jan 25 04:34:24 via Twitter for BlackBerry®Marian Gaborik MGaborik10 Perfect way to end it before the break! Need to call Alfredsson tomorrow and talk strategy for the #NHLAllstar draft… Excited!Wed Jan 25 [...]
This is exactly what the New York Rangers are in heading into the NHL All-Star Break this weekend.
The team currently sits in the top spot in the Atlantic Division while also being in first in the Eastern Conference with 66 points. While there is still a lot of hockey left to be played, there really is not much Rangers’ fans can complain about these days.
With that said, the...
The New York Rangers are back in action tonight to take on the Winnipeg Jets at Madison Square Garden before taking a few days off for the NHL All-Star break.
The Blueshirts are coming off a big 3-2 overtime victory over the Boston Bruins thanks to a goal from Marian Gaborik. It was the Rangers’ 30th win of the season and as it stands right now, the team is tied for first in the...
Last night, Ryan Callahan was awarded the Broadway Hat for his amazing efforts in the Rangers 3-0 victory over the Jets. But for some odd reason he chose not to wear it and instead stuck it in his locker.I know the hat has seen better days, but I've got to say it's a bit disappointing for the captain to dismiss something that's been used as a chemistry building tool for...
Henrik Lundqvist stopped 22 shots in a bit of a surprise start, and Ryan Callahan, John Mitchell and Brad Richards provided the offense in the New York Rangers' 3-0 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday night.
A few quick notes and quotes from tonight that weren’t in the notes sent out by teh team:
• Brian Boyle played just 11:49 tonight after twisting his right foot on a collision in the corner during the second period. It cost him to miss a good chunk of the period, but he returned and even killed penalties later in the game. Boyle had less ice time only four other...
Someone asked Henrik Lundqvist last night if he knew the Jets hadn’t won the second part of a back-to-back all season. He laughed and said he didn’t, then insisted it didn’t matter. Some team will always be the first, he said.
Despite sitting atop the Eastern Conference at the break, Lundqvist and the Rangers refuse to leave a stone unturned. The idea of Winnipeg, amidst a...
Last game before the all-star break.
Josh Thomson, 26, is covering the game.
Ya boys, tied for first in the East with the Bruins, come off that huge win in Boston Saturday. They are 3-3 in their last six, alternating losses and wins, and 13-4 in their last 17 games.
Same lineup. Henrik Lundqvist starts in goal with call-up Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson as his backup...