Found February 25, 2013 on
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Michael Del Zotto
New York Rangers
Not sure how it's possible for a team to be dependent on a player who's scored just three goals in 14 games this season, but that's just what's happened to the Rangers.
In the three games since Rick Nash was injured, Rangers forwards have scored exactly one goal (Ryan Callahan). That's right, in the last nine periods, one goal from Rangers forwards. Just let that sink in for a second.
The Rangers offensive futility has them dead last in the Eastern Conference in goals scored with just 41. Tampa leads the Conference with 69 goals.
They're also tied for 28th in the league with a miniscule seven power play goals.
So who are the biggest offenders for the Rangers? Enjoy...
Brad Richards - 0 goals in his last 12 games
Marian Gaborik - 1 goal in his last seven games
Ryan Callahan - 1 goal in his last six games
Taylor Pyatt - 0 goals in his last 13 games
Chris Kreider - 1 goals in 10 games this season
Brian Boyle - 0 goals in...
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Fantasy hockey owners can soon look forward to reactivating superstar Rick Nash into their starting - lineup. As reported by ESPNNewYork.com's Katie Strang, the sighting of winger Rick Nash Tuesday morning is good news for fans of the New York Rangers. "... Nash was back on the ice (wearing contact jersey) with the team for the morning skate as the Rangers prepare to...
Great news this morning as Rick Nash is on the ice for practice, per Pat Leonard. Nash is also in a contact jersey, which hopefully means he will be playing tonight. Leonard also noted that Ryan McDonagh is not on the ice this morning, and neither is Marc Staal. Staal is probably just off for maintenance, but McDonagh is likely still feeling the effects of that Max Pacioretty hit...
In more of a housekeeping move than anything else, the Rangers have placed Rick Nash on injured reserve retroactive to last Saturday. This frees up a roster spot for the newly called-up Christian Thomas. Nash will be eligible to come off IR tomorrow. Nothing to read into this, just a paperwork move.
Ryan Callahan scored his second goal in three games last night, but it was his determination early in the second period that got the MSG crowd into a frenzy...
...just in awe of Cally after that sequence. I almost smashed my television when 55 seconds later this warrior-like effort was wasted by his teammates who were embarrassingly not inspired and allowed a goal to Olli...
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John Tortorella was a deserving Jack Adams Award finalist in 2011-2012 because he squeezed every ounce out of an under-talented, overachieving group. The Rangers made it to within two games of the Stanley Cup Finals well ahead of their anticipated window for contention because Tortorella got...
In a piece of good news, which Rangers fans are in desperate need of these days, Rick Nash practiced for the first time in nine days during the Rangers pre-game skate this morning.
However, it is doubtful he will be ready to play tonight vs. Winnipeg (via Bergen Record)...
“I’m feeling good, getting better, it’s a positive day for sure when you get back out and skate...
Late last night, TheNYRBlog's Adam Herman reported that the Rangers have recalled Christian Thomas from the CT Whale.
To make room for Thomas, Andrew Gross at the Bergen Record notes that the Rangers have placed Rick Nash on IR retroactively.
He would be eligible to come off the IR tomorrow.
...this transaction is not a confirmation of anything related to Nash'...
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Tonight the Rangers are in Montreal for a rematch with the Canadiens, but are doing so extremely shorthanded. The Blueshirts will be without Rick Nash (unknown), Darroll Powe (concussion), Arron Asham (back spasms), and may be without Michael Del Zotto (lower body) and Marc Staal (flu). Christian Thomas was called up and will play tonight...
After winning the Atlantic Division, finishing first in the Eastern Conference and coming to within two wins of making it to the Stanley Cup Final since 1994, the New York Rangers came into this season as Stanley Cup contenders.
Throw in the fact that they had a Vezina Trophy winning goaltender between the pipes, traded for power forward Rick Nash and had the same defensive corps...