The Current Rangers Look For Next Season

As we approach mid-July and NHL Free Agency has slowed down, most of the serviceable players have been signed by their new (or current) teams. Therefore, we take a look at what the Rangers could possibly look like heading into next season, assuming they resign Derick Brassard, Mats Zuccarello,  Chris Kreider, and John Moore with their remaining $14 million in cap space. Here is...
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July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Around the Farm: Fasth’s season ends, becomes option for Rangers

Jesper Fasth’s season in the SEL came to an end yesterday, dropping Game Five of their first round series to Linkopings by a score of 6-1. Linkopings, the 7th seed in the playoffs, won the series 4-1 over Fasth’s 2nd seeded HV71. In the previous ATF, we noted that Fasth would become an option for the  Rangers if HV71 were to lose. Fasth is already signed to an ELC, and it is...
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March 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Offensive Help Coming From Overseas?

Most Rangers fans think any offensive help the Rangers might get from overseas will come in the form of Mats Zuccarello, but Katie Strang at informs us that 2010 sixth round pick Jesper Fasth is available now that his Swedish Elite League team has been eliminated fromt he playoffs. The 21-year-old Fasth, who signed an entry-level contract with the Rangers last spring...
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March 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Around the Farm: Fasth leaves HV71 loss early; Trail series 3-1

Jesper Fasth was held scoreless (with 0 PIMs and an even rating) and as HV71 dropped Game Four of their series with Linkopings, and now trail the series 3-1. Fasth left the game early due to an undisclosed injury. Per Alex Nunn –who you should be following if you are into Swedish hockey, including updates on Fasth and Oscar Lindberg– Gordie Clarke and Anders Hedberg were in attendance...
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March 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Around the Farm: Thursday/Friday roundup

I had eye surgery on Friday, so I was unable to get the ATF yesterday. This post will cover all games played by the Rangers prospects on Thursday night and Friday night. Today’s (Saturday’s) games will be covered tomorrow, as per usual. The playoffs –or playoff type scenarios– have begun for almost all of the Rangers prospects. Oscar Lindberg and Jesper Fasth have begun their...
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March 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Around the Farm: Fasth nets three assists in HV71 rout

Jesper Fasth and HV71 kicked off their first round playoff series against Linköpings HC last night and showed why they are the #2 seed in the playoffs. HV71 dominated the game, winning by a score of 6-0. Fasth contributed three assists and a +4 rating in the contest. Fasth was the only prospect in action last night. Be sure to check out our Prospect Stats page for season long scoring...
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March 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Around the Farm: Four prospects held off the scoreboard

The Rangers had four prospects in action last night in the NCAA and SEL (Boo Nieves, Steven Fogarty, Oscar Lindberg, Jesper Fasth), and all four were held off the scoreboard for their respective clubs. It’s also worth noting that Brady Skjei was held out of Minnesota’s 5-1 win. It was senior night in Minnesota, so it’s likely he was held out to make room for departing seniors...
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March 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Around the Farm: Lindberg with a two point night

Oscar Lindberg continued his marvelous season yesterday with the game winning goal and an assist in Skelleftea’s 3-2 victory. Lindberg’s squad has run away with the SEL regular season and are 12 points ahead of the second place team (Jesper Fasth’s HV71). Lindberg is one of three players on Skelleftea in the top ten in scoring, with a line of 17-25-42 in 53 games. Be sure to...
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March 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Rumors: NYR Scouts at Det/LA Game; O'Reilly Update; Zuccarello's Reps in NY; Bringing in ...

Extra East scouts not usually in LA for DET-LAK: BUF WPG MTL PIT TOR PHI NYR — Dennis Bernstein (@DennisTFP) February 28, 2013 ...Datsyuk? Yeah right. Actually, D Carlo Colaiacovo is expected to return from a shoulder injury Sunday, which would put nine defensemen on the Red Wings roster. Rangers could be looking to sure up the blueline. Maybe a guy like Jonathan Ericsson...
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February 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Quick Update: Fasth and Lindberg continuing strong seasons

Oscar Lindberg, fast becoming a top prospect for the Rangers Perhaps lost among the anticipation of the NHL’s Saturday return to action are Ranger prospects Oscar Lindberg and Jesper Fasth continuing their excellent seasons in the Swedish Elite League. Some people are concerned about the Rangers depth heading into the new season but beyond this year it appears the Rangers will...
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January 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Eliminating Re-Entry Waivers Could Aid Rangers

With the new CBA eliminating re-entry waivers, Larry Brooks at the NY Post says the Rangers could look to bring in European prospects Jesper Fast of HV 71 and Oscar Lindberg of Skelleftea for possible late-season NHL duty. Another interesting person to throw in the mix is Mats Zuccarella, who is still considered Rangers property while playing for the Metallurg Magnitogorsk of...
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January 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Rangers European Prospects Continue to Impress

Great night for #NYR young Swedes. Oscar Lindberg 1-2-3 (all PP) in 4-2 SAIK win over Rögle, & Jesper Fasth 2-1-3 in HV71 loss to Linköping. — Alex Nunn (@aj_ranger) December 28, 2012 Lindberg, who the Rangers obtained in a trade for Ethan Werek, has 12g, 19a in 34 games this season, while Fasth (2010 - 6th round) has 10g, 8a in 26. Nunn adds that he firmly believes...
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December 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Rangers continue to do the right thing

Will the Rangers be celebrating this summer? Recently, Ryan Lambert suggested that the Edmonton Oilers would be looking to shake things up in the near future and suggested the Rangers as a trading partner. This prompted Dave to look at some possibilities between the two clubs and correctly noted there would need to be a lot of work done to get a deal done. Basically a deal between...
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November 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Hagelin, Lindberg, Fast to Play in Karjala Tournament

Carl Hagelin, Oscar Lindberg & Jesper Fasth all named in Sweden squad for upcoming Karjala Cup tournament. Hagelin, Lindberg debut. #NYR — Alex Nunn (@aj_ranger) October 29, 2012 The Karjala Tournament, also known as Karjala Cup, is an annual ice hockey event held in Finland. The name comes from the sponsoring beer brand Karjala ("Karelia"). The tournament...
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October 29, 2012  |  Discuss

How Fast and Lindberg will help shape the Rangers roster

Amid the brief optimism and subsequent let down of the lockout negotiations (aka ‘far apart’) Rangers prospects have been getting it done and, which has been the case all season long, the Swedish contingent are shining bright. Jesper Fasth continued his strong start to the SEL season and now has 9 points in 14 games for HV71. Fast grabbed two goals on Wednesday as HV71 beat Färjestad...
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October 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Around the Farm: St. Croix continues scoring ways

Even though the NHL is locked out, there is still plenty of hockey to watch and read about. In an effort to keep up with the Rangers prospects around the world, we are starting a new category of posts called Around the Farm. Whenever a Rangers prospect plays a game, we will give an update on how they performed. A few notes about this: international games are tough to find recaps...
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September 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Rangers agree to terms with Jesper Fasth

The Rangers have agreed to terms with forward Jesper Fasth, their sixth round draft pick in 2010. Fasth was one of the Swedish Elite League’s top scorers before suffering a gruesome ankle injury that ended his season. In 21 games, Fasth had 16 points (5-11-16) and a +9 rating. The Rangers needed to offer the 5’11″ 176 lb winger a contract prior to the end of June or they would...
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May 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Rangers Could Lose Fasth, Lindberg; Pashnin Expected to Stay in Russia

Leslie Treff at Hockey's Future reports that the Rangers must sign Swedish prospects Jesper Fasth and Oscar Lindberg to professional contracts by June 2012, or they will lose their rights.Treff adds that the Rangers are likely to give Fasth, who recently returned from a major foot injury, a bonus while having him play in Europe for another season, with no assurance that he will...
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April 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Fasth Playing Again

Back in November, Rangers prospect Jesper Fasth (2010 - 6th) suffered a broken foot during a game with his Swedish team HV17 that required surgery.Now, Jess Rubenstein at The Prospect Park reports that Fasth returned to the line-up for Game 2 of HV17's current playoff series.Rubenstein adds that Fasth may need another year in Sweden, but sources have told him that he would fit...
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March 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Rangers Prospect Report

Kreider Doing His Thing As the Nash rumours continue to circulate, Chris Kreider continues to go about his ‘job’. There’s been a lot of turbulence in college hockey recently. Amid the news of Paul Kelly leaving his post at College Hockey Inc., there has been racist chanting at NCAA games so all is not well at the college level. With prospects such as Nash being touted as trade...
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February 22, 2012  |  Discuss

World Junior Championship Begins Today

Today marks the beginning of the 2012 World Junior Championship Tournament, taking place in Edmonton. The Rangers have a big history in this tournament, as current players/prospects Derek Stepan, Chris Kreider, Ryan Bourque, and many others have participated in this tournament. The Stepan-Kreider-Bourque led squad won gold in 2010. This year, the Rangers only have two prospects playing...
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December 26, 2011  |  Discuss

Rangers’ Prospect Jesper Fasth Breaks Foot

The good folks over at HockeyWebCast sent our fearless leader a link that I would like to share with you New York Rangers’ fans out there. This particular link shows New York Rangers’ prospect Jesper Fasth breaking his foot in a game tonight between HV71 and Brynas in the SEL. Click here to watch it. **Warning**: This might be disturbing to watch so if you are squeamish or...
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November 29, 2011  |  Discuss

Reviewing the 2006 Draft

Drafts are a tricky beast. It is almost impossible to really evaluate how a team did on draft day, or for several years following the draft. The general rule of thumb is to wait three or four years before really digging down and seeing how a team performed in the draft. Waiting five years, as we have done with this post and the 2006 draft, just adds a little more solid fact to what...
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November 18, 2011  |  Discuss

Prospect Watch: Thomas Returns

This week saw the return to game action of Christian Thomas, who has been sitting out thanks to the ten game suspension the OHL threw his way. His return was in the Subway Super Series against the Russian national team, as Thomas represented the OHL (Team Russia plays against each CHL league). Thomas did not disappoint, grabbing an assist on the game winner and adding a goal near...
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November 16, 2011  |  Discuss

Prospect Watch: Point Producing Juniors

The Rangers can watch their prospects in Canadian juniors with great satisfaction right now. Around a month in to the season and several prospects are scoring at an excellent rate headlined by Shane McColgan who has an impressive 17 points in 14 games for the struggling Kelowna Rockets of the WHL. With his side sitting second from bottom in their division with a 5-9-1 record, McColgan’s...
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November 02, 2011  |  Discuss
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