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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
26 days ago  |  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

Stempniak on Rangers: ‘I think this is a really good opportunity for me’

Seeing Lee Stempniak sign with the New York Rangers made a lot of sense for both sides. The Rangers needed a player to replace Benoit Pouliot, who signed with Edmonton this summer, on their third line. Stempniak needed to find a team to give him an opportunity to prove himself after a disappointing finish with the Pittsburgh Penguins. As Jim Cerny of Blueshirts United shared, Stempniak...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 27, 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 Recent Signings By The New York Rangers

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post, Both Lee Stempniak (in on a one-year free agent deal for $900,000) and Matt Lombardi (in at $800,000 per for two years) will fall under the AHL threshold, so neither would count against the cap for so much of a nickel if either fails to make the Rangers out of camp. But these additions of marginal NHL players doesn’t say a lot for...
Via Kukla's Korner
July 19, 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 sign former Penguins forward Lee Stempniak to a one year deal

Maybe this summer hasn’t been a total loss after all? According to Larry Brooks, the Rangers have signed former Penguin Lee Stempniak to a one year contract worth $900K. Hot damn, that’s what I call a bargain! Stempniak was acquired by the Penguins from the Flames in exchange for a third round pick at the trade deadline. He, along with the more preferable Marcel Goc, were acquired...
Via Save By Richter
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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