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On July 1, 2010, Glen Sather went out and secured the solid, veteran backup goalie that Henrik Lundqvist had never known. For the past two seasons, Marty Biron has been the consummate professional, teammate and role player behind one of the game’s premier workhorses. It’s no coincidence that Henrik Lundqvist had his strongest playoff performance in a year where he had his lowest regular season workload*. This July, Biron is once again a UFA, and the question becomes, should he be retained, or should the Rangers look elsewhere for a quality backup?
The reason this post is being split into two parts is that as I was researching all the other possibilities, it kind of took on a life of its own. Before I knew it I had nine possibilities for the Rangers to examine, plus several more who, while I don’t feel are realistic targets, could end up becoming options due to market conditions and/or salary and playing time demands. So, in this post, I will make the case for Marty’s retention ...
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Despite showing an unexpected offensive upside at the NHL level in his rookie year the Rangers will be better placed for a long term, successful era when Carl Hagelin is flying down the left wing on the third line. He won’t be a casualty of depth but could be the difference maker because of it.
Make no mistake Hagelin exceeded expectations this year (despite a generally subpar...
In the New York Post's weekly Sunday hockey column yesterday, Larry Brooks reported that GM Glen Sather and the New York Rangers have contacted the Nashville Predators about restricted free agent forward Alexander Radulov. The Blueshirts, in doing this, are seeking a goal scorer to replace Marian Gaborik while he is likely out for the first two months of the 2012-13 season after...
Time to wrap up this weekend's trilogy of 2011-12 New York Rangers report card posts with the breakdown of the goaltenders. If you missed the two prior posts in the series, you can read the grades on the forwards here and on the defensemen here.
Players are graded solely on their performance during the regular season, so playoffs are not taken into account. Beginning next...
In his third full year as a New York Ranger, 24-year-old forward Artem Anisimov had his fair share of ups and downs during the 2011-12 season. On some nights he could prove to be a legitimate difference maker for the Blueshirts, while on others he spent most of the game riding the bench because of a costly mistake. Not very much has changed in Anisimov's three years as a Ranger...
It’s official, the New York Rangers will draft at #28 on June 22. Sure, all the top talent will be gone, but there are always gems to find in the late rounds. After all Chris Kreider was drafted in the early 20s, and the Rangers organization has proven time and time again that they are great at finding players who are talented and intelligent. Don’t forget that all our draft...
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It's going to be a very interesting off-season for Glen Sather and the New York Rangers, especially considering coming off a season where they lost in the conference finals. Between deciding which of his free agents to keep, Glen Sather has to find not one scorer but a second one as well.
The timing of the news that Marion Gaborik will be undergoing...
It may seem like the Rangers have been growing young defensemen on trees, but Mike Sauer’s uncertain future is proof that you can never have enough blueliners in the pipeline. With that in mind, let’s take a look at a few D-men that could interest New York at the draft later this month.
Just a reminder, all 2012 draft prospect reviews can be found on our Draft Coverage page...
This summer the Rangers can afford to be aggressive – and risk a swing-and-a-miss mistake – this off season as they search to go one round further next season than this time around. There’s one caveat however (isn’t there always?) and that’s the pending CBA fallout.
The Rangers are not far from being a Cup team. The core is there, the youth is plentiful and in place while...
John Branch at the New York Times reports on the extensive research Derek Boogaard's father Len did on his son's death including these findings..."In a six-month stretch from October 2008 to April 2009, while playing 51 games, Boogaard received at least 25 prescriptions for the painkillers hydrocodone or oxycodone, a total of 622 pills, from 10 doctors — eight team...
from John Branch of the New York Times, In his final three seasons playing in the National Hockey League, before dying last year at 28 of an accidental overdose of narcotic painkillers and alcohol, Derek Boogaard received more than 100 prescriptions for thousands of pills from more than a dozen team doctors for the Minnesota Wild and the Rangers.
A trove of documents, compiled by...
Last week we recapped John Tortorella’s interview from the Michael Kay show on ESPN Radio. Since that time Tortorella has made the rounds with the media preaching the good word with Mike Francesa and now Bob Costas. I am not going to recap these interview as I did last week. I think they’re really worth a listen in their entirety.
Torts with Costas:
Torts with Francesa...
Monday was not a good day for the NHL as John Branch wrote in Monday's New York Times another very strong article regarding the death of former New York Ranger Derek Boogaard. It is a very tragic and frustrating story that leads to even more questions but the biggest question has to be "how was this allowed to get this far?"
I am not sure which bothers...
According to a report by Larry Brooks of the New York Post, the New York Rangers' General Manager, Glen Sather has contacted David Poile about acquiring the rights of Alexander Radulov.Sather is trying to find a replacement for Marian Gaborik, who could be out until December. Gaborik will undergo shoulder surgery.
Alexander Radulov's entry level deal is up and is a Restricted...
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I have to give Larry Brooks some serious credit because nobody can stir the pot about the New York Rangers or even the New York Islanders like Larry Brooks does.
Good old Larry, with a doubleheader on Sunday making sure that he did his job to perfection. His job isn't really about reporting on hard news, but rather to get you over to the New York...
It’s getting closer to UFA day, so I become a little more lenient on what I post. What do you think of this one?
via the Russian website Championet (translated), General Manager, “Rangers’ Glen Sather began negotiations with the” Nashville “to acquire the rights to forward Alexander Radulov, who on July 1 will become a restricted free agent, according to North American...