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John Tortorella made the rounds on New York sports radio yesterday and used the opportunity to go after critics of his shot blocking strategy in the media...Here's what he said on ESPN Radio's Michael Kay Show yesterday..."I think the people that are writing about us with our shot blocking ... I think they're idiots. I think they're disrespecting our players. I think they're disrespecting our team. We don't sit in our meetings and say forget about carrying the puck and trying to score a goal and make a play, let's just block shots all night long."Blocking shots is part of playing proper defense and we've got a couple of guys covering our team that don't get it. And that really upsets me. Not for myself, but for the players that do it. It's part of us. It's part of what these guys want to do."Yesterday Philip Bondy at the Daily News wrote that the shot blocking Rangers will not be missed in the Stanley Cup Finals....good for ...
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During break-up day this past weekend, 26-year-old forward Brandon Dubinsky sounded optimistic in regard to his future with the New York Rangers and the mutual trust between he, the player, and the organization. Coming off a rough season in which he only scored ten goals in 77 games, Dubinsky may not be as fortunate as he hopes once the offseason really kicks into gear and the front...
The signing parade continues. This time around, Oscar Lindberg has agreed to terms with the Rangers on an entry level contract. Lindberg was acquired by the Rangers in May of last year in exchange for prospect Ethan Werek. Lindberg was originally a 2nd round pick in 2009 by the Coyotes, and was acquired for his ability to add speed and face off prowess to the bottom six forwards...
What seemed like it would be a quiet day on the New York Rangers' front has now turned into quite the circus with two breaking stories rapidly developing.
The first is in regard to forward Marian Gaborik, who insinuated that he was injured after the conclusion of the playoffs. The team confirmed today that Marian suffered a labral tear in his right shoulder during the quarterfinal...
Following up on the story last week that Mats Zuccarello is indeed headed for the KHL, the diminutive winger tweeted today that he is indeed done with the organization:
Nyr fans!! its been amazing playing in front of u guys! Thanks! . Im gonna miss u! Ur the best! Thanks rangers 4 2 good years. #Rangers
This is the end of what had to be a rough road for Zuccarello, who was never...
On May 7th the NY Post's Larry Brooks wrote, "The Rangers and Capitals will play a pivotal Game 5 tonight at Madison Square Garden in an eastern semifinal matchup that might otherwise be known as the...
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It was not even an entire day after the New York Rangers were eliminated from the Stanley Cup Playoffs before the rumor mill to begin churning for the offseason. The name that popped up and popped up often was that of 24-year-old forward Mats Zuccarello.
Zuccarello, who becomes a restricted free agent this summer, only played in ten games with the Blueshirts over the course of...
According to nhl.com, Marian Gaborik had an MRI on Tuesday and learned that he has a torn labrum. He told Slovakian newspaper SME that he will undergo surgery next Wednesday and could be out up to 5-6 months, though that timetable will likely change after surgery.
As we mentioned in our report cards the other day, you can now forgive Gabby for under-performing during the playoffs...
According to Lyle Richardson of Spector's Hockey, Rangers star winger Marian Gaborik will need surgery to repair his injured shoulder, and will be sidelined for up to six months.
Earlier this week, the team revealed that he was battling through an injury he sustained in the team's first round series against Ottawa. But the severity of the injury wasn't explained until...
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Say it loud, I am proud to be one of the "idiot" media covering the New York Rangers. So in true American fashion I say to John Tortorella that "I know you are but what am I?"
Well, actually I don't like being called an idiot, nobody with any self-respect and pride likes to be treated the way John Tortorella treats the media...
Rangers general manager Glen Sather is still having a tough time dealing with his top-seeded club's elimination in the Eastern Conference finals.
Sather, the architect of the Edmonton Oilers' dynasty teams in the 1980s, is still looking to build a champion in New York. He saw the Rangers reach the NHL final four, but they were knocked out in six games by the New Jersey Devils...
A report from ESPN's Katie Strang indicates that New York Rangers forward Marian Gaborik will need surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff in his shoulder. As a result of the surgery required, Gaborik is expected to need six months to recover which should force him to miss the beginning of the 2012-13 season.
Will Gaborik's injury force the Rangers to make a bigger play...
New York Rangers right wing Marion Gaborik will require off-season shoulder surgery, the team announced Friday. The surgery on a torn labrum is scheduled for Wednesday. Gaborik will be sidelined for six months, according to a newspaper his home country of Slovakia. The report also said the surgery was for a torn rotator cuff. Gaborik, 30, had 41 goals and 35 assists this season...
John Tortorella’s interview with Michael Kay and Don La Greca on ESPN Radio drew more attention (click here to read The Suit’s analysis), but few noticed that GM Glen Sather also spoke to the media on Wednesday.
Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News managed to corner the Rangers’ seldom heard from brass leader and as with Tortorella, Slats delivered plenty of interesting comments...
Page 6 reports NY Rangers Henrik Lundqvist, Brandon Dubinsky, Stu Bickel and Mats Zuccarello partied late into the night at 1Oak Friday following their OT loss to the New Jersey Devils. Saturday...
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He’s pretty good – as in, TSN prospect expert Craig Button compared him to Kings superstar defenseman Drew Doughty. Schultz, 21 and originally drafted 43rd overall by Anaheim in 2008, starred at the University of Wisconsin, where he tallied 40 goals and 73 assists in 121 career games (by comparison, former Badger Ryan McDonagh posted 14 goals and 32 assists in 119 games). ...