Friday (4/18/14) Headlines

Bergen Record - Rangers’ Brad Richards stars in Game 1 after sitting in playoffs last year Bergen Record - Rangers notebook: Ryan McDonagh shakes off rust in Game 1 New York Post –  Rangers roll past chippy Flyers for Game 1 win Daily News - Brad Richards helps propel NY Rangers past Flyers, 4-1, in Game 1 Daily News - NY Rangers dominate game, but it doesn’t show until...
Via NY Rangers Blog
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Rangers roll past chippy Flyers for Game 1 win

This was all supposed to be about discipline, and it turned out being about gravity. That’s because as Flyers rookie Jason Akeson fell to the Garden ice midway through the third period of Game 1 on Thursday night, his stick flew wildly upward, hard into the upper lip of the Rangers’ Carl Hagelin, and it drew blood in more ways than one. Because on the ensuing double-minor,...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Rangers take Game One over Flyers with dominating performance

The Rangers and Flyers met in the playoffs for the first time since 1997, and the Rangers drew first blood. New York scored three goals in the third period en route to their 4-1 win at MSG. Brad Richards had a fantastic night, notching a goal and two assists. Martin St. Louis had two assists. […]
Via Blue Seat Blogs
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Takeaway from Rangers vs. Flyers Game 1

The Rangers dominated the Flyers in game 1 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs; emphasis on dominated. Sure, the narrative could be “we played a tight road game and lost in the third period after a bad penalty”. This simplistic view is fine for Flyers head coach Craig Berube, but it’s not what happened. The possession numbers above is the visual representation of getting your ass beat...
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9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Powerplay propels Rangers to win

Philadelphia Flyers rookie Jason Akeson is wearing the goat horns after a 4-1 loss to the Rangers in the series opener on Thursday night. Akeson's was called for a double minor after his stick rode up into the face of Carl Hagelin at 7:35 of the third period. The rookie, who was playing in his second game of the season and third of his NHL career, went to the box and gave the...
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rangers Haven’t Spoken With Richards About Buyout

The only certainties in life are death, taxes and that Brad Richards will be bought out this summer. Despite a renaissance this season, which saw the 33-year old hit the 20 goal mark for the ninth time in his career, his contract, which still has six years, $6.67M per left, remains an albatross around the Rangers neck. But if the Rangers do intend on amnestying Richards, they’ve...
Via NY Rangers Blog
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Richards focused on title for Rangers, not his future

By definition, there is much at stake for every player, every coach and every management person during the playoffs. Careers can be made or derailed. Reputations that will last a lifetime can be established, for better or worse. Jobs can be secured or lost. There is no Ranger with more personally at stake in this tournament than Brad Richards. When the bell rings on Round 1 against...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pending NHL Free Agents With Most To Gain In 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs

There’s no better time for pending free agents to shine than the Stanley Cup playoffs. The players eligible for unrestricted free agency in the summer will see their stock rise or fall based on their performance in the upcoming postseason. We have seen many examples of players who perform at a high level in the playoffs earning massive contracts in free agency. One of those examples...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers Recall JT Miller

The New York Rangers have recalled JT Miller today, just ahead of the first round playoff matchup with the Philadelphia Flyers. The Wolf Pack’s season is practically over and I would expect an influx of ‘black aces’ in the near future. Miller was scolded in the media by Alain Vigneault on April 2nd, following his demotion to Hartford. Jesper Fast has fit nicely in his brief...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

A look at Jesper Fast’s call up and the Rangers line combinations

On Monday, Jesper Fast was called up by the New York Rangers. The move followed the demotion of JT Miller (and Vigneault’s pointy comments about said player). Once he recovered from a high-ankle sprain, Fast became one of the Hartford Wolf Pack’s most consistent players. His call up was warranted, but the move made sense for a number of other reasons. I’ve argued that Miller...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Wednesday (4/9/14) Headlines

Bergen Record - Brad Richards scores twice as Rangers ice Hurricanes, 4-1 Bergen Record - Rangers’ Marc Staal honored New York Post –  Brad Richards’ two power-play goals propel Rangers New York Post –  Vigneault shutting down information on injuries New York Post –  Veterans’ play will be key for Rangers’ playoff run Daily News - Brad Richards, Martin St....
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Brad Richards’ two power-play goals propel Rangers past Hurricanes

This might be one ripped from the pages of the textbook on how to prepare a team for the playoffs — a touch of adversity, and tons of good feeling. That’s how the Rangers dealt with the Hurricanes on Tuesday night at the Garden, putting them to sleep with four unanswered goals en route to a 4-1 win. By going two-for-three on the previously dormant power play — both goals...
Via Pro Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 80 By the Numbers: Hurricanes at Rangers

With last night’s 4-1 loss to the New York Rangers, the Carolina Hurricanes are mercifully officially eliminated from playoff contention and it was fitting that a game like this would be the final nail in the coffin. The Rangers outplayed and skated circles around the Hurricanes in route to a win and this was with them missing a key player in defenseman Ryan McDonagh. Yes, the...
Via Shutdown Line
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers spin past Hurricanes, staying strong heading for the Playoffs

In the pursuit of home-ice advantage heading into the playoffs, the Rangers picked up two big points, routing the Carolina Hurricanes 4-1 in New York. With two games left, the Rangers look to win out the rest of the season and take that momentum into the post-season. The first period started slow, with the Lundqvist giving up the early goal, but the Rangers rallied back late with...
Via Save By Richter
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Richards' 2 power-play goals lift Rangers

NEW YORK (AP) Brad Richards scored two power-play goals, and the playoff-bound New York Rangers improved their chances for home-ice advantage in the first round with a 4-1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night.
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Lineup Changes: Fast with Richards, Hagelin

Per Andrew Gross, the Rangers have inserted Jesper Fast into the lineup on a line with Brad Richards and Carl Hagelin. This means Derek Stepan will be skating with Rick Nash and Martin St. Louis. The third and fourth lines will remain the same, with Dan Carcillo likely serving as the healthy scratch tonight. The […]
Via Blue Seat Blogs
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The Brad Richards Problem for the New York Rangers

Brad Richards was very deserving of the heat he took last season from Rangers fans and the media. He flat out wasn’t good enough and wasn’t physically prepared for an NHL season following the lockout, err I mean work stoppage. Richards had 34 points in 48 games last season, which made him a third line center on a team that needed him to play in the top six. Thankfully, Derick...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Musings: The Rangers have contract headaches looming

Little man get paid big? Yes, I know Dave gave you a Musings this morning. Whatever. You’re being spoiled today with two. As the Rangers close in on a playoff spot, form, health and special teams become so incredibly important at this time of the year. With the Avalanche on tap this evening, let’s have a muse for the second time today. It’s nice to see the Captain (the real...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Kreider’s Injury Forces Rangers To Juggle Lines

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post, Vigneault was planning on just about mixing it all up for Tuesday’s match against the Canucks even in the wake of the Blueshirts’ 5-0 rout of the downtrodden Oilers on Sunday. The coach went so far as to return Brad Richards to left wing for the first time since Dec. 20 in conjunction with moving Carl Hagelin off the Richards-St. Louis...
Via Kukla's Korner
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Struggling St. Louis back on line with Richards

Call this, Martin St. Louis Agonistes. The reigning Art Ross Trophy holder sat in his stall following the Rangers’ practice on Saturday in Calgary, and delivered a stream of consciousness in addressing yet again the difficulties he has encountered since joining the Rangers at the trade deadline 13 games ago … 13 scoreless games ago. As has been the case since his arrival, St...
Via Pro Sports Daily
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Thursday Musings: Rangers vs. Rangers edition

With the Rangers playing the Rangers rejects (or is that the Blue Jackets playing the Blue Jacket rejects?) on Friday it seemed like a good chance to throw up a Musings ahead of Friday’s game in Columbus. So, let’s get to it. The fact that there is even a debate as to who won the Nash deal (so far) is proof enough that Nash has underwhelmed so far in New York. Nash was by far...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
28 days ago  |  Discuss

At what point is there too much turnover?

This is from November, 2010. Quick, find the current Ranger. Hint: Trick question. When  Suit wrote about the Rangers and their inability to find consistency, it struck a chord with me. I realized that despite management’s best efforts, this is a Rangers club that has had significant turnover year in and year out for quite some time. We know about the constant turnover from the...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Callahan: I wanted to stay with the Rangers

Former Rangers captain Ryan Callahan says he never thought he would get traded. “Yeah, I wanted to stay there. I thought I was going to. The whole time in my head I never thought about getting traded or leaving at free agency time,” Callahan said to New York’s WFAN Radio on Wednesday. “My goal was to get something done with New York. Unfortunately, it’s the part of the...
Via Sports-Glory
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Martin St. Louis and Brad Richards are reunited

Via Talk Hockey
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Brad Richards engaged to model Rechelle Jenkins

Brad Richards had a lot to smile about while hosting his second annual "Wines of the World" charity event in midtown Manhattan Monday night.The New York Rangers' veteran center arrived at the Stone Rose Lounge with Australian-born model Rechelle Jenkins on his arm and announced the two now are engaged.Richards proposed during the Olympic break while on vacation in...
Via The Other Paper
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

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