Brassard needs to show more, if he’s to remain a Ranger
Happy Thanksgiving everyone. I hope you all have a great day and weekend. In the mean time, a couple thoughts on the Rangers as they head in to the weekend and toward a big double header.
If Taylor Pyatt continues to struggle once he’s back up to speed and Benoit Pouliot continues to be consistently...
Quietly having a strong season: Brian Boyle
A strong, prolonged period of results was slightly tarnished with the sloppy, unnecessary loss to the Devils earlier this week. Sloppy goals, defensive lapses and a lack of finish had many reminding us of the early season edition of the Rangers. With games against the Canadiens and Kings on the weekend it’s a big couple of days for the...
* Just a note: I know that I’ve said I will get these out daily. Had a bit of a rough start to the month. Luckily the Euro prospects are all on break. Will continue to try to get these out as much as possible.
The Hartford Wolf Pack are certainly struggling. After starting the season with five straight wins, the Pack have dropping to 7-5-0-2, including a 0-3-0-1 run. While this...
Jesper Fast left last night’s game with the Hartford Wolf Pack unable to put pressure on his right leg after falling in the corner in the first period. Fast did not return to the game (Pat Leonard later tweeted that the injury was a sprained ankle) as the Pack lost their second straight to Springfield by a score of 3-2. Danny Kristo and Stu Bickel scored for the Wolf Pack, with...
Danny Kristo (1 G, 2 A), Jesper Fast (2 A) and Connor Allen (1 G, 1 A) led the way for the Hartford Wolfpack tonight en route to a 5-3 win over Bridgeport. Marek Hrivik, Oscar Lindberg, and Micheal Haley also contributed with goals as the Pack improved to 7-2-0-1, tops in the Eastern Conference.
I apologize for the week hiatus with these. I’m trying to get them out daily, but sometimes...
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Given the current lack of offense and the injuries to key players, the Rangers may be very tempted to promote Danny Kristo from the AHL for a short term fix. Kristo is off to a very exciting start with six goals and nine points in his first nine games as a member of the Wolf Pack who, despite routinely losing players to the needy Rangers, have started out...
Happy to say I walked out of the hospital under my own power. Thanks for all the support from family, friends and fans. #siouxfamily
— Drake Caggiula (@drakecaggiula) October 27, 2013
Scary moments during last night's game and really put a damper on the game. After the game you would tell that the players and head coach were definitely affected by what they saw on the...
The Hartford Wolfpack, missing J.T. Miller, Chris Kreider, Brandon Mashinter, and Cam Talbot, lost their first regulation game of the season to the Portland Pirates by a score of 4-2. Danny Kristo and Kyle Jean scored for the Pack, while Michael St. Croix was held off the score sheet in his AHL debut. See below for the scoring lines for all prospects in action in the AHL, OHL, and...
We need to see more of Zuccarello celebrating.
For a team that is looking to contend and for a team with a boatload of injuries and players struggling to find form, waiting for a player to find his groove isn’t a particularly appealing option. As such, Mats Zuccarello has found himself on the slippery slope to the fourth line. Somewhere where small, skilled, defensively challenged...
There's quite a few newsworthy items in the college hockey world.
The crest for the soon-to-be christened USS North Dakota nuclear attack submarine is outstanding: pic.twitter.com/sMFS0pAI0T
— Sioux Tradition (@SiouxTradition) October 22, 2013
@TheNCHC pk numbers pretty good minimum 10 kills. NoDak-4th, UMD 6th, DEN 7th, CC 9th, Miami 21st.
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Connor Allen, the last defenseman cut from the roster during preseason, notched his first professional goal last night in Hartford’s 3-2 win over Portland. Danny Kristo also scored in the contest, with his goal holding up as the game winner. The scoring lines from all prospects from the AHL, CHL, NCAA, and international play are below.
Calle Andersson (Malmo, HockeyAllsvenskan...
Sorry that the ATF is late, wasn’t able to get this done til now. This ATF covers last night’s games, and we will have one tomorrow afternoon to cover tonight’s games.
Danny Kristo notched his third goal of the year and Marek Hrivik netted his first of the year as the Hartford Wolfpack continued its strong start with a 4-3 shootout win over Manchester last night. Aaron Johnson...
J.T. Miller is off to a hot start.
With the Rangers off to a 1-4 start, any attention not focused on the Blueshirts has been on the Hartford Wolfpack. Specifically, attention has been on Danny Kristo, J.T. Miller, and Chris Kreider. Some other attention has been on Oscar Lindberg and Brandon Mashinter as well.
The attention isn’t unwarranted. Kristo (2-3-5), Kreider (2-1-3), and...
Dylan McIlrath notched his first professional goal, scoring the eventual game winner in Hartford’s 4-3 win over the Albany Devils. McIlrath scored 4:36 into the third period, and the goal held up as the winner. J.T. Miller (2 goals, 1 assist), Chris Kreider (1 goal), and Danny Kristo (2 assists) also had strong games.
Up north, Anthony Duclair and MacKenzie Skapski were in action...
The Hartford Wolfpack kicked off their 2013-2014 season tonight, losing in a shootout to the Norfolk Admirals. Danny Kristo and Darroll Powe had the goals for the Wolfpack, with Micheal Haley, Chris Kreider, Brandon Mashinter, and captain Aaron Johnson notching assists. It is worth noting that Johnson was the captain, with Haley and Powe serving as the alternates. They may not be...
How will Zuccarello fare this season?
Today it all begins. The Rangers open their season today as the season, tone setting, nine game road trip gets under way tonight in Phoenix. Let’s jump straight into the first Musings of the new season.
It will be interesting to see how Derek Stepan starts tonight. Will he be a step behind, will the lack of reps and preseason games and training...
We will do a team preview every day up until the season opener. Today we will cover the New York Rangers. Predicted to finish 2nd in the Metro Division. Check out our other previews here.
2012-13: 26-18-4-56 6th in the East. Lost in Conference Semi Finals 4-1 vs. Boston.
Key Additions: C Dominic Moore, LW Benoit Pouliot, D Justin Falk, D Aaron Johnson, D Danny Syvret...
Could Hrivik be well placed to become a Ranger despite being in the AHL?
With the Rangers facing the reality of opening the year without Ryan Callahan for at least a game and Carl Hagelin for much longer – without even considering the lack of practice time for Derek Stepan – would the Rangers be best prepared leaning on the veterans to begin the year?
With Jesper Fast and JT...
We’re going to take a look at each NHL team, breaking down every new addition and subtraction, as well as promising prospects.
Today, we take a look at the New York Rangers. By: Nick Richter (@PensNation_Nick)
2013 Season: 26-18-4, 56 pts – (2nd in the Atlantic Division, 6th in Eastern Conference)
HC Alain Vigneault (VAN)
C Dominic Moore (FA)
W Benoit Pouliot (TBL...
Former UND Hockey Players Corban Knight and Danny Kristo have both been seen down to the AHL from their parent clubs.
The #Flames have reduced their training camp roster by four players --> http://t.co/JZ9gYdTzyx
— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) September 26, 2013
RT @NYRangers: #NYR assigns following players 2 @WolfPackAHL
F: Haley, Kantor, Yogan, Kristo
Per Andrew Gross, the Rangers have cut the following players, and sent them to the AHL’s Hartford Wolfpack:
Goalies: Cam Talbot
Defensemen: Tommy Hughes, Aaron Johnson, Dylan McIlrath, Danny Syvret
Forwards: Micheal Haley, Michael Kantor, Andrew Yogan, Danny Kristo
While most of these were predictable (I got 8 of 9 correct), Kristo being sent to the AHL is a bit of a surprise....
The Rangers are in Edmonton tonight to take on the Oilers in their second of back-to-back games, and second of a four-in-five stretch to close out the preseason. The lines for tonight’s game have generated some discussion, particularly when you look at the forward lines. This is a team that needs to shake off the rust, but needs to give their highly touted prospects...
Per Steve Zipay, the lines for tonight’s game against Edmonton will be:
Benoit Pouliot-Derick Brassard-Mats Zuccarello
Marek Hrivik-Oscar Lindberg-Danny Kristo
Micheal Haley-Dominic Moore-Derek Dorsett
Chris Kreider-JT Miller-Arron Asham
Ryan McDonagh-Dan Girardi
Marc Staal-Conor Allen
Aaron Johnson-Tommy Hughes
Martin Biron (full game)
There are a few things worth noting...
The opening night roster is beginning to take shape for the Rangers, as some line combinations have already started forming. Today, one of those forward lines (Chris Kreider-Brad Richards-Rick Nash) and two defense pairings (Marc Staal-Michael Del Zotto, John Moore-Anton Stralman) take the ice with prospects and veterans looking to play a role for the big club...
Per Steve Zipay, the lines for tonight’s preseason game in Calgary appear to be set:
Chris Kreider-Brad Richards-Rick Nash
Marek Hrivik-Brian Boyle-Jesper Fast
Taylor Pyatt-Oscar Lindberg-Danny Kristo
Brandon Mashinter-Darroll Powe-Arron Asham
Marc Staal-Michael Del Zotto
John Moore-Anton Stralman
Justin Falk-Stu Bickel
The top two defense pairings and...