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LEE STEMPNIAK RUMORS

Lineup notes: Fast/Duclair in; Stempniak day-to-day

Per Steve Zipay, Lee Stempniak is out tonight, and Alain Vigneault doesn’t think it is a long-term issue. That means both Anthony Duclair and Jesper Fast will play tonight, on the third and fourth lines, respectively. Per Zipay, the lines at practice yesterday: Rick Nash-Derick Brassard-Mats Zuccarello Chris Kreider-Derek Stepan-Martin St. Louis Carl Hagelin-Kevin Hayes-Anthony...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Ask Lee Stempniak: Because We Love the Hits

(SCENE: LEE STEMPNIAK’S living room.) STEMPNIAK: Hello, folks! Welcome back to Ask Lee Stempniak! I have a whole new team and new friends for my show. MARTIN ST. LOUIS: I’m not sure if we’re really “friends”, Lee. You’re kinda weird. HENRIK LUNDQVIST: I do always like helping out the less fortunate. STEMPNIAK: Anyway, my guests today are Martin St. Louis and Henrik Lundqvist...
Via Barry Melrose Rocks
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Injuries hampering veteran chances

The Rangers went on a low-risk spending spree this summer, bringing in veterans Matt Lombardi, Lee Stempniak, and Ryan Malone. Some questioned this initially –Stempniak not so much– as the Rangers have a lot of kids ready to take spots in the lineup. However, more competition is good. Competition breeds improvement. But now, two of […] The post Injuries hampering veteran chances...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Potential Rangers training camp surprises

Immediately after July 1, it looked like the Rangers would have several forward spots open to competition at training camp. However, the eventual signings of Matt Lombardi, Lee Stempniak and Kevin Hayes have made it much more difficult for anyone else to earn a spot in the lineup. The likes of J.T. Miller, Jesper Fast and […] The post Potential Rangers training camp surprises...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

How Lee Stempniak will affect his teammates

When the Rangers signed Lee Stempniak to a one-year deal worth $900,000, many applauded Glen Sather. He found another low-risk, high-reward player that could potentially replace Benoit Pouliot on the third line. In all honesty, they are pretty identical players from a #fancystats point of view. But of course, numbers don’t tell the whole story. […] The post How Lee Stempniak...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers Style of Play Suits Stempniak’s Game

If you’re going to succeed in Alain Vigneault’s system, you’re going to have to be able to skate and forecheck. Thankfully for the Rangers, it sounds as if those are two of Lee Stempniak’s strong suits (via Blueshirts United)… “The style of play they play is well-suited to my game, and I think I can contribute, come in and help the team win games. I think this is a really...
Via NY Rangers Blog
July 26, 2014  |  Discuss

The Penguins thankfully did not re-sign Lee Stempniak

The Rangers signed the lifeless Lee Stempniak to a one year, 900k deal. [ NBC ] Stempniak played okay in Pittsburgh, but some people are pretending that he is any better than what the Penguins have. A quick look at Stempniak’s production in Pittsburgh: Of his 11 points in the regular season, Sidney Crosby was involved in six of them, Chris Kunitz seven. Stempniak also had just...
Via The Pensblog
July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers News: Lee Stempniak joins Broadway

The New York Rangers continue to rebuild their depth.#490360219 / gettyimages.comAs Larry Brooks of the New York Post reports,Stempniak in at one year, $900.000 for #NYR. Who else didn't play well for Pens against NYR in playoffs that team can sign?— Larry Brooks (@NYP_Brooksie) July 19, 2014Brandon Sutter is still an unsigned RFA if you're interested..In any event, the...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Penguins Update: Stempniak Provides a Spark

Lately the Pittsburgh Penguins haven’t had a whole lot to write home about. The black and gold is mired in an ugly 2-4-1 funk. They’re a mediocre 6-6-2 since the Olympic break. With superstar Evgeni Malkin (sprained foot) joining the ranks of the wounded, the injury bug continues to take a wicked toll. While good news is decidedly tougher to come by these days, the play of Lee...
Via PenguinPoop
March 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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