Thursday (4/17/14) Headlines

Bergen Record - Keys to the Rangers-Flyers playoff series Bergen Record - Rangers notes: Derick Brassard ’100 percent’ New York Post –  Rangers’ Nash not sorry Flyers goalie Mason is out for Game 1 New York Post –  Derick Brassard insists he’s 100 percent for Rangers opener New York Post –  Blueshirts can’t roll over for Flyers in ‘brand’ new season New...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Wednesday (4/16/14) Headlines

Bergen Record - Rangers’ Derick Brassard exits practice early New York Post –  Richards focused on title for Rangers, not his future New York Post –  Injury scare for Derick Brassard at Rangers practice New York Post –  Blood on the ice: Sharks in best spot to gobble up the Cup Daily News - Rangers’ Derick Brassard on thin ice with possible lower back injury New...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Rangers need to address the center position this summer

Not a single team currently ranked lower than the Rangers in face-off percentage this year will be in the playoffs. The last four Stanley Cup Champions (Chicago (twice), LA and Boston) rank 5th, 3rd and 8th respectively in face-off success. All three of the Rangers centers relied on for their offense – Derick Brassard, Derek […]
Via Blue Seat Blogs
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers, Pouliot have mutual interest in extension

Per Pat Leonard, the Rangers and forward Benoit Pouliot have mutual interest in a contract extension that would keep the forward in New York. Signed as a UFA to a one-year, $1.3 million deal, Pouliot has been a pleasant surprise for the Rangers. Clicking on the “third” line with Derick Brassard and Mats Zuccarello, Pouliot […]
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7 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
11 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...
Via Save By Richter
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Talking Brassard And Michalek

from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun, - Derick Brassard, a Gatineau native, picked up by the Rangers last year in a big deal with Columbus suited up for his 400th career game Saturday. Brassard, 26, who spends his off-season in Ottawa, has made his presence felt by the Rangers. Heading into the visit by the Senators, New York had a 23-8-1 record this season when he registers...
Via Kukla's Korner
14 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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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Lineup notes: Carcillo with flu, St. Louis to top line

Per Steve Zipay, Martin St. Louis will replace the injured Chris Kreider on the Rangers’ top line with Derek Stepan and Rick Nash tonight against Philly. Zipay also noted that this likely means the recently recalled J.T. Miller will slide into the Derick Brassard line. Dan Carcillo is a scratch as well tonight, as he has the flu.
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes' Mike Smith leaves game with injury

Phoenix Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith was forced to leave the game against the New York Rangers on Monday night with a lower-body injury. With 7:34 remaining in regulation and the Coyotes leading 3-2, Smith favored his right leg and was in obvious discomfort after forward Derick Brassard fell on top of him following a scramble in front of the net. "He's being evaluated...
Via Pro Sports Daily
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Phoenix Coyotes lose Mike Smith, hope

When New York Rangers forward Derick Brassard fell on top of goaltender Mike Smith, the Phoenix Coyotes saw their dreams of a deep playoff run going tumbling down. Smith suffered a right knee injury. He was unable to put weight on the leg as he was helped off the ice. After Smith went down. the Rangers rallied for a 4-3 overtime victory. Now the Coyotes must march on with Thomas...
Via Fox - The Hockey Guy
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Loss in New York pales in comparison to loss of Smith

NEW YORK -- If Mike Smith is lost for any length of time, the Coyotes' time-worn tagline, Hockey The Hard Way, just might morph into Mission Impossible. The Phoenix goalie suffered an apparent right leg injury with 7:34 to play in the third period of Monday's 4-3 overtime loss to the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden. Audio caught Smith screaming in obvious pain after...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Brassard's third-period goal lifts Rangers, 3-1

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Derick Brassard and Derek Stepan scored third-period goals, and Henrik Lundqvist made 25 saves to lead the New York Rangers to a 3-1 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday night. It was the first game back in Columbus for Rangers star Rick Nash, the Blue Jackets' franchise leader in goals, assists and games. He was given a standing ovation during...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Brassard's third-period goal lifts Rangers, 3-1

Derick Brassard and Derek Stepan scored third-period goals, and Henrik Lundqvist made 25 saves to lead the New York Rangers to a 3-1 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday night.
29 days ago  |  Discuss

The King Stands Alone as the Rangers Beat Ottawa 8-4

Well, it wasn’t pretty, but it was a night of both ending droughts and history for the New York Rangers. Derick Brassard, Rick Nash, Benoit Pouliot, and John Moore all snapped their respective scoring droughts to give the Blueshirts aContinue readingThe post The King Stands Alone as the Rangers Beat Ottawa 8-4 appeared first on NYR Center Ice.
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March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Projecting the Rangers’ 2014-2015 payroll, part two

Lots of questions this offseason for Slats. Part One One of the major concerns for next year is the payroll. The Rangers have a lot of money tied into a few players, and about half of the roster will be hitting some form of free agency. Dan Girardi’s contract is done, so that hits the payroll. Martin St. Louis is on the payroll instead of Ryan Callahan, which actually saves a few...
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March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers double up on Senators in defensive nightmare

Derick Brassard broke an eight-game point-less drought with two goals and an assist Boy, did I pick the wrong night to do a goal breakdown. Both teams played atrocious defense in this game, but at least the Rangers broke out of the offensive slump that saw them score just six goals in their last four games. Oh yeah, and Henrik Lundqvist became the team’s all-time winningest goaltender...
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March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Beginnings: Derick Brassard

The folks at MSG were kind enough to share a quick note about tonight’s new episode of Beginnings, featuring Derick Brassard. The episode airs tonight after the Rangers/Senators game finishes up. On tonight’s all-new episode of “Beginnings” (11pm MSG), immediately following coverage of the Rangers-Senators game, forward Derick Brassard takes MSG’s cameras to Quebec, Canada...
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March 18, 2014  |  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...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Wings Have Issues Protecting A Lead

from Ansar Khan of Mlive, The Rangers have defeated the Red Wings twice. They won 3-2 on Derick Brassard’s overtime goal on Oct. 26 at Joe Louis Arena and 1-0 on Jan. 16 at Madison Square Garden, when Henrik Lundqvist 38 saves and Mats Zuccarello scored with 5:58 remaining in the third period. The first meeting between these clubs is one of nine games the Red Wings have...
Via Kukla's Korner
March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Mats Zuccarello will play tonight

Per Andrew Gross, the Rangers are getting back their leading scorer (well, not including Martin St. Louis) tonight, as Mats Zuccarello will be rejoining the lineup after suffering a broken hand in the Olympics. Zuccarello missed Norway’s final game in Sochi and the first five games since the break. Zucc will likely rejoin linemates Benoit Pouliot and Derick Brassard on the third...
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March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers 2, Blackhawks 1: Postgame thoughts

Cam Talbot narrowly missed a shutout - This was a pretty impressive victory considering: 1) the Rangers played without their best forward 2) started their backup goalie 4) are facing plenty of distractions 4) were returning from a long Olympic break and 5) were up against the defending Stanley Cup champions. But New York pulled out a 2-1 win to improve to 2-0-0 against Chicago this...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Hank who? Rangers' Talbot beats Chicago 2-1

Cam Talbot, subbing for resting Olympian Henrik Lundqvist, stopped 31 shots, and Derick Brassard and Rick Nash scored as the New York Rangers returned from the Sochi break with a 2-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night. Talbot got the nod after Lundqvist received extended work in Sweden's run to the gold medal game in the Olympics. Talbot made the most of his...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Glen Miller: Blue Jackets Deadline Plans

When Jarmo Kekalainen rolled the dice at last year's trade deadline and acquired winger Marian Gaborik from the Rangers for Derick Brassard, Derek Dorsett and John Moore, a big selling point was the added season of contractual control the team would have on the sniper. Not only would Gaborik boost the club's chances of making the playoffs a season ago, he would be around...
Via HockeyBuzz
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Zuccarello out 3-4 weeks with broken hand

Despite earlier reports that the injury to Mats Zuccarello was not serious, the winger and Rangers leading scorer will be out 3-4 weeks with that broken hand. Considering the Olympic break doesn’t end until Thursday for the Rangers, Zuccarello will miss 2-3 weeks of games. That amounts to anywhere from 5-7 games. This is obviously a blow for the Rangers, as Zuccarello has been...
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February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

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