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The 2013 officially Rangers hit the ice for the first time this season, finishing the first day of on-ice activities of training camp. It appears that most of the work was conditioning related. Some notes, courtesy of Leslie Treff:
Of the new comers, Anthony Duclair, Oscar Lindberg, Justin Falk, and John Moore were all impressive during the sprints. All showed balance, speed, and a good stride. Apparently Mats Zuccarello beat out Chris Kreider in a sprint as well.
The team seemed to be very impressed with Lindberg.
JT Miller limped off the ice with an apparent hamstring injury. He should be back tomorrow.
Martin Biron was not at camp today, but is expected back tomorrow.
Goaltender Scott Stajcer was not on the ice due to offseason hip surgery. This is the second hip surgery.
Derek Stepan was obviously absent as he awaits a new contract.
BEST OF MAXIM
The Rangers have (finally) released the 66-man training camp roster. Although there is no online version, Rick Carpiniello tweeted two pictures of the roster (here and here)
Forwards: Arron Asham, JT Barnett, Ryan Bourque, Brian Boyle, Derick Brassard, Taylor Burke, Ryan Callahan, Derek Dorsett, Anthony Duclair, Jesper Fast, Josh Graves, Carl Hagelin, Michael Haley, Marek Hrivik...
It signs the contract or else it gets the hose again.
Up until pre-season games start up in earnest, the fan focus around Rangerland will continue to be Derek Stepan’s unresolved contract situation. The boys around here have done a fantastic job covering the specifics, comparables and negotiating leverage surrounding the Blueshirt’s final RFA, but I wanted to examine a slightly...
With training camp upon us, we enter the Final Four of the offseason tournament for the Best Ranger since the 2005 lockout. As we enter the final days, we want to thank Matt Josephs of Blue Line Station (Twitter: 11Matt_Josephs8) for pitching this idea to us. It was a great success and we hope you had as much fun voting as we did posting and seeing the results. The first Final...
from Katie Strang of ESPN NewYork,
New York Rangers center Derek Stepan, an unsigned restricted free agent, missed his second straight day of training camp Thursday, and a resolution to his contract situation does not appear imminent.
Rangers general manager Glen Sather said he has been in constant communication with Stepan's camp but that there is nothing to report...
Per Andrew Gross, day three of training camp (day two of on-ice activities) was divided into three groups, with each group comprised of a mix of kids and vets. The day was spent doing drills. The line combinations used during camp saw kids skating on lines with vets, a good way to help build confidence and measure them against current NHL standards. Also per Gross, the lines for...
The Rangers opened training camp today with physicals and meetings and while much of the focus was on Derek Stepan's absence, the message delivered by new coach Alain Vigneault to the team was perfect. Vigneault had T-shirts handed out to each player, which said: "Clean Slate: Grab It." In essence, what happened in the past is in the past and has no bearing on now....
Derek Stepan unsigned and therefore out of camp is seeking nothing other from the Rangers than “the fair market value he has earned” Matt Oates the center’s agent told The Post on Thursday.
“Derek isn’t interested in negotiating his contract through the press but there’s been a lot of speculation out there about what he’s asking for and this and that” Oates said...
As the offseason wears on, us and Matt Josephs of Blue Line Station (Twitter: 11Matt_Josephs8) will be running a tournament for the Best Ranger since the 2005 lockout. Today’s matchup is #1 Jaromir Jagr vs. #2 Dan Girardi in the Glen Sather Regional Finals. The winner will join #1 seeds Henrik Lundqvist and Ryan Callahan in the Final Four.
Jaromir Jagr (acquired – 2004 trade...
So John Tortorella hates Twitter. Surprised? Of course not.
Here’s what he had to say (courtesy of Ben Kuzma from the Province):
It’s the most narcissistic thing I’ve ever seen. I’m not going to handcuff them and treat them like little kids. There’d better be no information come out of the locker room with that damn Twitter. It’s nothing but trouble to me. But I also...
This 2013-14 NHL season preview features the New York Rangers.
Having made a huge splash acquiring Rick Nash, the Rangers had very high hopes heading into the season.
They managed to make the playoffs as the 6th seed, edging out the 9th place Jets by 5 points. Not what you’d consider “safe”.
Once in the post-season, they narrowly defeated the Washington Capitals in 7 games...
Fans clamoring for an end to the Derek Stepan contract stalemate received what appeared to be good news on the eve of camp when Nazem Kadri and the Toronto Maple Leafs agreed to a two-year (i.e. bridge) contract worth an average of $2.9MM per season. Kadri was widely viewed as a close comparable to Stepan […]
Stepan > Kadri
In case you missed it, Nazem Kadri signed a two-year bridge deal with the Toronto Maple Leafs last night worth $2.9 million per season. Kadri has just 99 NHL games played –only one full season– and has a line of 23-37-63 over those 99 games. In his only full season, the lockout shortened season, Kadri put up 18-26-44. That 18-26-44 should look familiar, since...
After a disastrous 1992-93 season which saw the Rangers plummet into last place, make a coaching change in mid-season, miss the playoffs, and their Stanley Cup drought reach 53 years, it was clear changes were on the way. Soon after the regular season ended, the Rangers hired hard-nose task-master Mike Keenan as the franchises 26th […]
Mark Messier is the new chief executive officer of the Kingsbridge National Ice Center in the Bronx, which when constructed will be the world's largest ice sports facility.
Messier, a Hockey Hall of Famer who captained the New York Rangers to the 1994 Stanley Cup title, will oversee the center's development and operation, including its free educational and sports programs...
The New York Rangers have invited Johan Hedberg to their trainng camp after Martin Biron is unable to show up due to personal reasons. On July 4, 2013, Hedberg was placed on unconditional waivers for the intentions of a compliance buyout. The Devils bought out Hedberg as a result of a trade that sent Vancouver Canucks goaltender Cory Schneider to [...]