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It’s always very interesting to see how previous draft picks and trades pave the way for a big name player to be acquired. We looked into how Brandon Dubinsky became a Ranger, how Marc Staal became a Ranger, and how Tim Erixon wound up with the Rangers organization. Now, we look at a few of those deals, and how they all led to the Rangers acquiring Rick Nash. It’s interesting to note that all these transactions occurred with Glen Sather as GM of the Rangers.
7/15/2001: Rangers sign Zdeno Ciger.
12/12/2001: Rangers trade Zdeno Ciger to the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for Matthew Barnaby.
3/8/2004: Rangers trade Matthew Barnaby and a 3rd round pick in 2004 to the Colorado Avalanche for Chris McAllister, David Liffiton, and the #37 pick in 2004 (The #37 pick was initially Florida’s, and was traded to Colorado in 2003 with Peter Worrell for Eric Messier and Vaclav Nedorost).
6/26/2004: New York Rangers draft Al Montoya with the sixth overall pick.
6/26/2004: Rangers trade the #37 p...
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Last night, Christian Thomas began showing why the Rangers selected him in the second round of the 2010 draft. Thomas wasn’t exactly a slouch on the score sheet prior to last night, with five points (2-3-5) in the first ten games, but last night Thomas added two goals and led the Whale to a 6-2 victory over Worcester. Both of Thomas’ goals came on the powerplay.
Alex Nunn at Pro Hockey News reports that Carl Hagelin returned to New York to recab his injured shoulder and is likely to miss the entire month of November for Södertälje.
Larry Brooks at the New York Post adds that Hagelin does not need surgery on the shoulder. Per rules of the NHL lockout is is not allowed to rehab with Rangers trainers.
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Another Ranger is heading overseas. This time around, it’s Derek Stepan, who will be heading to Finland to play with Kalpa Kuopio of SM-Liga.
Off to play in Finland! #kalpa
Notable NHLers on Kalpa are Sami Kapanen and Craig Smith (Nashville).
KalPa confirmed @derekstepan21 signing. Arrives tomorrow. Turns out they ended up upgrading from Craig "1 PPG" Smith. bit.ly/SV7qkP
— Matias Strozyk (@MaStrozyk) November 11, 2012
I'll let my partner at TheNYRBlog take this one...
In a sign that the NHL lockout is ending soon, Derek Stepan signs with Kalpa of Finland. Oh wait, that signals the complete...
Samuel Noreau (Baie-Comeau Drakkar)
Sunday hockey for the New York Ranger and New York Islander prospects was about streaks; mostly losing streaks but the one with a winning streak is really making noise.
Samuel Noreau (NYR 2011 5th) is a prospect that I have to admit that I am still surprised to improvements that he has made to his game. On Sunday, Noreau and his Drakkar teammates...