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The Royal Half:
In the time honored tradition of such other The Royal Half music hits as "Rick Nash's These Teams are on My List" comes our latest release from the TRH Recording Studio...
Locked Out & I Know It
Lyrics by The Royal Half & Indiana Matt
Vocals by Felander Stevenson & The Royal Half Singers
Also available as a free download so you can listen on the go! Just click here.
And special, special, special thanks to Chris at VitalDistraction.com who created the amazing new The Royal Half Video Bumper.
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Nothing new has surfaced on the NHL vs. NHLPA front in regard to the current lockout, but some of the Rangers are making moves to play elsewhere during this work stoppage.
The first of those is newly acquired winger Rick Nash. According to the Daily News, Nash is close to signing a deal with Swiss A-League hockey club Davos, where he spent his time during the lockout of 2005...
Update, 12:35 p.m.:
#NYR Rangers are skating at MSG training center in Westchester. They are leasing ice from the team but not allowed to use rest of facility
— Katie Strang (@KatieStrangESPN) September 17, 2012
H/T to reader JoeWest297.
Via text: Brad Richards says as of right now, likely not headed overseas, focused on working out here for the time...
Over the weekend the Rangers released the CT Whale's preliminary roster and here's how it looks...Forwards: Ryan Bourque, Tommy Grant, Michael Haley, Marek Hrivik, Kyle Jean, Chad Kolarik, Chris Kreider, JT Miller, Kris Newbury, Brandon Segal, Christian Thomas, Jason Wilson, Andrew YoganDefense: Sean Collins, Steven Delisle, Dylan McIlrath, Jyri Niemi, Blake Parlett, Logan...
Spoke to New York Ranger Michael Del Zotto via text on possibility of playing overseas during lockout, "I don't know what I'm doing."— Josh Rimer (@JoshRimerHockey) September 17, 2012
...tough spot for Del Zotto. Without a contract he probably has legit concerns about being injured during a game overseas....i also wonder if he's been invited to the Rangers...
Despite the lockout, there is still some hockey to be played that affects the Rangers organization. The Rangers website has the preliminary roster for the Connecticut Whale this year:
Forwards: Ryan Bourque, Tommy Grant, Michael Haley, Marek Hrivik, Kyle Jean, Chad Kolarik, Chris Kreider, JT Miller, Kris Newbury, Brandon Segal, Christian Thomas, Jason Wilson, Andrew Yogan.
Doug McIntyre at ESPN Insider translates a report out of Sweden that Carl Hagelin "is very eager" to return to his homeland and join Swedish second-their team Sodertalje during the NHL lockout.Here's Sodertalje sports director Per Nygards on Hagelin's contract possibly preventing him from playing overseas..."It's a little messy. I know that he will meet...
Steve Delisle (NHLmedia.com)
If you are going to look at the roster of the New York Ranger's AHL team, the CT Whale and think that there is not a lot of promising young talent; you would be right and wrong.
The roster (found right here) may not be loaded up with "elite" prospects as other NHL teams but you are not looking at the entire picture. Prospects who would...
Over at USA Today, several NHL fans were contacted for their thoughts on the NHL lockout currently in progress. During an obviously frustrating, getting a chance to vent can be a form of catharsis for all NHL fans.
Here's New York Rangers fan Charlie Vidal, 22, and his thoughts:
..."Don't they learn from history? Everyone's greed is what prevented them from playing...
It's officially official.
The 2012-13 NHL hockey season has been locked out until further notice. Negotiations between the league and the NHLPA will continue in the coming weeks/months (we hope), hopefully ending in a resolution that will bring about a delayed start to the season rather than a year-long lockout, but nothing is certain.
As for the rules applied to players...
Snap reactions to NHL 13, which I finally got to try out on Thursday night.
1. The video introduction by Claude Giroux about the new skating system was hilarious. Giroux was totally disinterested, but it’s actually a really effective explanation of the revamped skating.
2. Derek Stepan scored my first goal in NHL 13. Just saying, I think he has more goals in him this season...
Larry Brooks over at the NY Post this morning reports Ranger players are actively looking to rent rinks in the NYC metro area, to maintain their level of conditioning and to prepare for John Tortorella's infamous bag skating tests if/when the 2012-13 season begins. The players had been practicing every few days at the Rangers training facility since the middle of August, getting...