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Gordie Talks Prospects

Last week, Rangers Director of Player Personnel Gordie Clark was on Sirius XM radio to talk about some of the Rangers’ blue chip prospects with Shane Malloy and Russ Cohen. Hockeyprospect.com has the audio here in its 30 minute entirety and I’ll highlight some key points below. Brady Skjei:“Last year, he had the year you would hope for.” “Plays in every situation.” ...
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November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Quick prospect note: Skjei week-to-week

Just a quick note: 2012 1st round pick Brady Skjei, currently on the top defense pairing at Minnesota, is week-to-week following a lower body injury. Skjei had put up 1-2-3 in 6 games with the top-ranked Golden Gophers prior to the injury. Skeji is likely to turn pro following this season with Minnesota. The post Quick prospect note: Skjei week-to-week appeared first on Blue Seat Blogs.
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November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Conor Allen showing John Moore’s spot is not guaranteed

When the Rangers blue line finally gets healthy, the assumption has always been that John Moore will be the LD on the third pairing. It’s tough to argue with that, as the one prospect who appears NHL ready is currently playing at the University of Minnesota (Brady Skjei). Conor Allen, in preseason, was seemingly beat […] The post Conor Allen showing John Moore’s spot is not...
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November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Gophers grind out overtime win vs. Huskies

MINNEAPOLIS -- It had to be Justin Kloos. As Minnesota and St. Cloud State skated to a tie after three periods, someone needed to step up for the Gophers to salvage a split. Kloos had already scored twice in regulation. Why not once more in overtime? Sure enough, the Gophers sophomore found the back of the net for a third time Saturday at Mariucci Arena as he completed the hat trick...
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November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Gophers rekindle old rivalry with series against St. Cloud State

MINNEAPOLIS -- Two years ago, the 70-mile drive from Mariucci Arena to the National Hockey Center in St. Cloud was a routine trip for the Gophers. The University of Minnesota and St. Cloud State were used to battling each other twice a year. Now that Minnesota has moved to the Big Ten Conference, trips like the one this weekend are a bit scarcer. The Gophers are no longer in the...
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October 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Gophers rekindle old rivalry with series against St. Cloud State

MINNEAPOLIS -- Two years ago, the 70-mile drive from Mariucci Arena to the National Hockey Center in St. Cloud was a routine trip for the Gophers. The University of Minnesota and St. Cloud State were used to battling each other twice a year. Now that Minnesota has moved to the Big Ten Conference, trips like the one this weekend are a bit scarcer. The Gophers are no longer in the...
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October 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Top-ranked Gophers say they're 'too easy to play against'

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Gophers men's hockey team is off to a 4-0 start to the year and is ranked No. 1 in both major college hockey polls. Even as that's taken place, though, Minnesota believes it can be better. Expectations are always high for the Gophers program, both from fans and players alike. Though Minnesota has skated to a perfect record through two weekends, the Gophers feel...
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October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

PROSPECT UPDATE: Steve Fogarty Is The Best NYR Prospect You Know Nothing About

In 2011 the Rangers used a third-round pick acquired from the St. Louis Blues and selected Steve Fogarty, a higher schooler from Minnesota. Fogarty was an incredibly raw prospect that Gordie Clark acknowledged from the beginning was a project and faced a long development path. Fogarty has spent the last two seasons at Notre Dame going through “hockey puberty,” if you will. It’s...
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October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Gophers hockey shows grit, rallies past Bemidji State

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Gophers men's hockey team knew it would trail at some point this season. Through Minnesota's first three games, though, that scenario hadn't yet happened. So when the Gophers fell behind early against Bemidji State on Saturday, Minnesota finally had to rally from behind. The Gophers did so not once but twice as they won 5-3 against the Beavers to sweep the two...
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October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Boyd leads top-ranked Gophers past Bemidji State

MINNEAPOLIS -- Power play. Shorthanded. It didn't matter for Travis Boyd. The Gophers senior scored a goal of each variety Friday for his first two tallies of the young season as he helped pace Minnesota to a 5-2 win over Bemidji State. It was the first multi-goal game for Boyd and it came in his 119th career game. Better late than never. "There's a first time for everything, so...
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October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Top-ranked Gophers men's hockey squad motivated entering new campaign

MINNEAPOLIS -- It took Don Lucia more than four months before he could finally bring himself to watch it. Lucia's Gophers men's hockey team lost, 7-4, to Union in the national championship on April 12, a bitter ending to an otherwise promising season for a Minnesota squad that was ranked No. 1 in the nation for most of the season. It wasn't until early September that Lucia finally...
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October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

HF: Skjei tops Rangers prospects

Leslie Treff at Hockey’s Future has updated her prospect rankings, and Brady Skjei has taken over the top of the list. That is different from Corey Pronman’s rankings, that had Pavel Buchnevich as the top prospect in the system (Skjei was ranked #4). Treff noted that Skjei has found some offensive upside in his game, […] The post HF: Skjei tops Rangers prospects appeared first...
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September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

McLeod: Mid-summer Hot Stove League hockey report

Rau returns to the Gophers: All-America co-captain Kyle Rau has announced he'll return to Minneapolis to help lead the Gophers during the 2014-15 season. He made the announcement recently during the Florida Panthers NHL Prospects Camp. He was Florida's third-round draft pick in 2011. Unfinished business: In revealing his decision to return for his senior season, Rau made it clear...
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August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

What The Rangers Kids Can Bring-Part 2

With the New York Rangers in a bind with cap space currently, chances are they will take a chance bringing up some younger players to fill in roles when needed. They need younger players to step up, more on offense currently, however, there are still plenty of defensive prospects who could see some time over the course of the season. Here is a breakdown of what you might see out...
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July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Summer 2014 New York Rangers’ Prospect Rankings: 1-12

Today is the release of “Part Three” of my prospect rankings, with this being my opinion on the top-12 prospects within the organization. You can view players 36-25 here and players 24-13 here.   12 (N/A) Mat Bodie, Defenseman, 24 Years Old The highest-ranked newcomer to the prospect pool. Bodie was the captain of Union College, who stunned the hockey world and won the NCAA...
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July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Quick notes: Skjei returning to NCAA; No “real” offer made to Stralman

Some quick notes (before I head off to Aruba…yea, be jealous) about the prospects, free agency, and those who left the Rangers. Brady Skjei, who by all accounts appears to be NHL ready, will be returning to the University of Minnesota for his junior year. Skjei is a first pairing defenseman with the club, and […] The post Quick notes: Skjei returning to NCAA; No “real” offer...
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July 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Skjei Headed Back to Minnesota; Duclair Has Groin Injury; Rangers Sign Tarnasky; Kovalev Retires & Giroux “The Assman”

With Marc Staal in the final year of his contract and his future with the Rangers in doubt, Blueshirts management has been hoping that 2012 1st round pick Brady Skjei would leave the University of Minnesota early this summer to begin his pro career in the AHL. Apparently, Skjei had other plans as last night he confirmed that he’ll be going back to school for his junior season ...
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July 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Brady Skjei will return for Junior season

From @NYRangers prospect camp, @BradySkjei has confirmed his return to the #Gophers. Story: http://t.co/1yWldNMZcc pic.twitter.com/SgFXyLC1pS— Minnesota M Hockey (@GopherHockey) July 3, 2014Now that the development camps are in full swing, the Minnesota Gophers got some good news. Defenseman Brady Skjei will return for his junior season.By Brian Deutsch (GopherSports.com) - Gopher...
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July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Prospect Camp Days 2 & 3 Highlights

Obviously, with the free agency insanity I’ve been remiss in updating the goings-on at the Rangers prospect development camp the last two days. So here’s a little compilation. Day 2 & 3 scrimmage & shootout highlights… One guy who I feel gets over-looked by Rangers fans (myself included) when discussing possible prospects legitimately vying for a roster spot in training...
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July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Prospect Camp Day 1 Highlights

Before I get to the insanity that is Day 1 of free agency, I figured I’d start the day with some video, interviews and recaps from Day 1 of the Rangers prospect camp. Obviously the highlight of the day was the scrimmage… …really not much to take out of a 1:30 highlight package, except that this year’s second round pick Brandon Halverson didn’t exactly look like Brodeur...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers To Again Participate in Traverse City Tournament from Sept. 12-15

According to Mike Morreale at NHL.com, the Rangers will participate in the Traverse City Prospects Tournament in Traverse City. Michigan from September 12-15. Also participating in the tournament are the Sabres, Blue Jackets, Hurricanes, Stars, Red Wings, Wild and Blues. Last season, the Rangers prospects finished the tournament with a disappointing 1-3 record. However, Danny Kristo...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Prospect Update: Skjei Scores Three (With Video) ; Duclair MVP Finalist

Defensively efficient prospects unfairly take the backseat to the skilled offensive guys. A three-point game and a nice move in the shootout makes for a good highlight video whereas a couple good pokechecks and neutral zone interceptions do not. It’s easy to look at a statsheet and see that a player had two goals, and therefore surely did something right. But there’s little in...
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March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Michigan solidly defeats Gophers men's hockey

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- In a game that meant little in the grand scheme of things, the top-ranked University of Minnesota men's hockey squad suffered a one-sided, 6-2 loss at No. 13 Michigan on Saturday night. One night after clinching the Big Ten conference's regular-season title, Minnesota found itself in a huge early hole. Host Michigan blitzed the visitors to the tune of four unanswered...
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March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Rau's OT winner lands Gophers hockey Big Ten title

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Kyle Rau scored the overtime winner on Friday night, as the top-ranked Minnesota men's hockey squad clinched the inaugural Big Ten title in a 3-2 overtime win over No. 13 Michigan. Minnesota (25-4-6 overall, 14-2-3-0 Big Ten) has now won a program-record three-straight conference championships. Minnesota won back-to-back MacNaughton Cups as the WCHA regular-season...
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March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Gophers eyeing initial Big Ten regular-season title

MINNEAPOLIS -- High above the ice at Mariucci Arena hang many maroon and gold banners with different years printed on to indicate various achievements in Minnesota's hockey history. Fourteen of them indicate WCHA regular-season championships. As the Gophers prepare to face Michigan this weekend, they're hoping to add a banner of a different sort to the rafters: Big Ten champs. Minnesota...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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