Found October 09, 2011 on
… You are right Henrik, it was very intense… at least from what we saw on TV. Can’t wait to see the Rangers back in the states, more relaxed and better rested.
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The Rangers hit the ice for practice this afternoon for the first time since returning from Europe, and head coach John Tortorella was already rolling new offensive lines and defensive pairings. Today was also the first time defenseman Jeff Woywitka - claimed off of waivers last week - practiced with the team.
Here's what the lines on offense looked like, per the Daily News...
If you’ve been reading this blog for the past year, then you know that I am not a fan of Erik Christensen. I think he has tremendous skill, but is maddeningly inconsistent to the point where his value diminishes. His play frustrates me so much because he just seems so lackadaisical in when he doesn’t have the puck, especially in his own end. That said, in the battle between him...
The past couple of weeks have been a rollercoaster ride for Tim Erixon as he has gone from hero and presumed lock to make the team after the Traverse City Prospects Tournament to assigned to the minors during training camp and then back on the team making his professional debut in Sweden for the New York Rangers.
When the Rangers claimed Jeff Woywitka late last week many presumed...
Looks like we didn’t have to wait long to see new lines. At practice today, the Rangers showed off new lines and pairings in preparation for their Friday matchup at The World’s Crappiest Coliseum (I don’t mean that as a slight against the Islanders, who may turn some heads this year. I mean that as a slight against the arena itself. My shoes stick to the ground while I’m...
Although the Rangers are only two games deep into the 2011-12 season, they already have several players on the NHL's leaderboard in multiple categories. Here are some of those stats for you to entertain yourself with while watching afternoon football...
- Ryan Callahan is currently third in the league in hits with 9, while Michael Del Zotto ranks ninth with 7.
Wojtek Wolski is out of today's lineup with a sore groin after being limited and ineffective in yesterday's game. Erik Christensen will replace him in the lineup. Here is yet another chance for Christensen to show something to the coaching staff and organization.
New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that defenseman Brendan Bell has been assigned to the Connecticut Whale of the American Hockey League (AHL), and goaltender Scott Stajcer has been returned to Owen Sound of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). Bell, 28, did not dress in the Rangers two games at [...]
1) Yay! Skills competition. Pretty serious lack of skills in this one. Brad Richards lost the puck at center ice, and the winning goal was a complete whiff.
2) The Rangers shouldn’t fight the opponent’s goons unless it’s absolutely necessary. So far they have had two staged fights, and each was against the opposition knucklehead. There’s no need for it, it serves...
It’s Sunday, which means it’s link dump time. You get to enjoy other people’s words instead of ours.
If you don’t read Chris Peters’ work on the USA prospects (at UnitedStatesOfHockey.com, then you are missing out. His piece on the All-America team in the NCAA is particularly interesting, because it talks about Chris Kreider:
If there’s a faster player in college hockey...
The New York Rangers lost to the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday by a final score of 2-1 via shootout. Anaheim Ducks totally controlled in the shots department 28 to 15 Multiple Rangers had 2 shots on goal; Selanne and Cogliano led for Anaheim with 4 shots a piece Rangers dominated in faceoffs won 32 to [...]
It's good to have Winnipeg back in the league, but Sean Avery's act has grown old.It's good to have Winnipeg back in the league, but Sean Avery's act has grown old.
Bobby Ryan scored the only goal in a shootout Saturday and the Anaheim Ducks offset the spectacular play of New York goaltender Henrik Lundqvist with a 2-1 victory over the Rangers.