Rangers Talk Neil Hit

After last night’s game, Marc Staal was so infuriated with Chris Neil’s late hit he refused to speak with the press as he was too livid to talk. Staal, who is fine physically, was assessed a double minor for roughing after he jumped Neil in response to the predatory hit that was somehow unpenalized. The extra minor on Staal destroyed any possibility of the Rangers tying the game...
Via NY Rangers Blog
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Vigneault shuffles Rangers’ defensemen

It will continue to be replacement by committee for the Rangers as they try to fill the irreplaceable void left by the injury to Ryan McDonagh. The Rangers best skater and stalwart defenseman missed his second straight game in Saturday night’s 3-2 loss to the Senators at the Garden, with coach Alain Vigneault calling him “day-to-day” with his left-shoulder injury sustained...
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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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17 days ago  |  Discuss

The Musings: Are the Rangers peaking at the right time?

The. Best. Goalie. In. The. World. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson) The Rangers are riding a strong run of form, have a goalie close to his peak and beat the Flyers with relative ease Wednesday night. With so many positives let’s muse. They wouldn’t be the Philadelphia Flyers if they wouldn’t look to start something at the end of a game in which they’re losing, would they? Completely...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Carolina’s Financial Future Could Affect Staals

Conventional thinking amongst Rangers fans is that when Marc Staal’s contract ends at the conclusion of next season, he’ll strongly consider bolting Broadway for a family affair in Carolina. But a lot can happen in a year, and according to Larry Brooks at the New York Post, the above situation already seems to be crumbling as Hurricanes owner Peter Karmanos Jr., is expected to...
Via NY Rangers Blog
27 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...
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March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Thursday Musings: buyouts, contracts, pipe dreams, & more

Moving on up? Before we jump into this week’s musings, I first want to thank everyone for their patience as our site’s server was recently upgraded and we were unable to post anything for the last 24 hours. As Dave stated yesterday, hopefully this upgrade will help the site run a little smoother and faster. Back to business. Below are this week’s random thoughts on the state...
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March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Staal ‘definitely’ wants new Rangers deal sorted this summer

Simply put, Marc Staal doesn't want to go through what now former teammate Ryan Callahan went through, an exaggerated and elongated contract negotiation.By Nyr3188 via Wikimedia Commons"You can say all you want that it's not on your mind and it's not a distraction, but it's something that has to weigh on you," Staal told the New York Post. "For me,...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers drop trap game in Carolina

Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images Boy, if there ever was a trap game, last night was it. The Rangers were coming in with two strong wins in their last two games and an opportunity to head to Minnesota on a three-game win streak. Instead, they played some pretty lazy hockey en route to a 3-1 loss to a Carolina Hurricanes team that is out of the playoff race. The Rangers were doomed...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Marc Staal Want To Avoid Last Minute Contract Negotiations

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post, The trade deadline-driven contract negotiations with Dan Girardi and Ryan Callahan were instructive to Marc Staal, who could be in the very same position as an impending free agent next year but sure isn’t savoring the possibility. “I saw those two guys go through it with the negotiations and all of the rumors that are impossible...
Via Kukla's Korner
March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

No Rangers’ captain for rest of the season

The Rangers will defer naming a captain to succeed Ryan Callahan until the offseason after playing the rest of the year with Brad Richards, Marc Staal and Dan Girardi wearing the alternate’s “A” on their jerseys. General manager Glen Sather traded Callahan to the Lightning on Wednesday in exchange for their captain, Martin St. Louis, along with a first-round draft pick in...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers to be without Marc Staal

The last stretch of the NHL regular season is starting in just over twenty-four hours and the injured news seems to keep getting tougher. The New York Rangers have reported that Marc Staal is out with a lower body injury. Staal has been sidelined for the last three practices due to back spasms. He is questionable for the first game back on Thursday night against the Chicago Blackhawks...
Via Sports Injury Alert
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Zuccarello to miss a few weeks with broken hand

Rangers forward Mats Zuccarello will be sidelined for a while because of the fracture he sustained in his left hand while playing for Norway in the Sochi Olympics. Zuccarello was evaluated back in New York, and diagnosed with a non-displaced fracture - an injury that typically takes 3 to 4 weeks to heal - the Rangers said Friday. The 26-year-old Zuccarello, New York's leading...
Via AP on Fox
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

The Marc Staal audition begins tonight

Can Staal get back to his dominant old self? With Marc Staal returning to the line-up tonight, speculation will (re) begin as to whether the timing of his return is right or whether Staal will ever be able to return to his previous best. In addition to the obvious chase for a playoff spot and the continued (prolonged) acclimatisation to the new coaching staff, the Rangers will need...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Practice notes: Staal to play tomorrow; Cally in non-contact jersey

There was a lot of news coming from practice today, courtesy of Brett Cyrgalis (New York Post). Marc Staal will play tomorrow, and Anton Stralman was taking rushes with Michael Del Zotto. John Moore and Justin Falk formed the fourth defense pairing. Staal was skating with rookie Connor Allen, who appears to be getting at least one more game with the big club. Ryan McDonagh and Dan...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Defenseman Marc Staal nears return

Defenseman Marc Staal, who missed his 10th game Sunday night since suffering a concussion Dec. 7, did not rule out returning to the lineup Tuesday at Florida — though Friday at Pittsburgh may be more likely. Staal participated in the morning skate to mark the second straight day he has practiced with the Rangers. "I’ll practice again [today] and see how I feel," Staal...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Rangers take Marc Staal on road trip

Concussed defenseman Marc Staal will travel with the team on their five-game road trip, which begins Friday night in Washington D.C. against the Capitals.#NYR say Marc Staal, recovering from concussion and skating, will travel with club on five-game road trip.— Steve Zipay (@stevezipay) December 26, 2013 The rugged blue liner sustained the injury on December 7th in an overtime...
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December 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Staal, Callahan with Rangers on road trip

Per Seth Rothman, both Ryan Callahan (knee) and Marc Staal (concussion) are with the Rangers on the current road trip. Staal has been out since the December 7 loss to New Jersey, and Callahan since the December 10 loss to Nashville. Staal has been skating for a few days now, and it was rumored that he would return on this road trip. Callahan was supposed to be out 4-6 weeks with...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
December 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Rangers Marc Staal concussion battle

Marc Staal from the New York Rangers has suffered yet another concussion. Earlier this month he was hit by Devils forward Reid Boucher. According to Staal is already skating and he says that previous concussion history has helped him through this one. Stall who is twenty-six years old missed 36 games in the 2011-2012 season after getting hit from his brother; Eric Staal...
Via Sports Injury Alert
December 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Marc Staal (concussion) will join Rangers road trip

New York Rangers defenseman Marc Staal isn’t just skating skating again; it turns out that he will also join the team on a five-game road trip as he recovers from a concussion, New York Newsday’s Steve Zipay reports. Naturally, this doesn’t mean that he’s certain for a swift return, yet it’s still a promising sign. The 26-year-old has been sidelined since Dec. 7 with...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Jan Levine: Staal Skates Again on Thursday, Joining Rangers on Road Trip

The Rangers, coming off back-to-back strong efforts on consecutive nights leading into the holiday break, got more good news Thursday. Marc Staal, who has been sidelined with a concussion after taking a shoulder to the chin by Reid Boucher on December 7, will join the Rangers on their upcoming five-game road trip. Staal has been escalating his activity recently so it's major...
Via HockeyBuzz
December 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Marc Staal taking his time with latest concussion comeback

Marc Staal said that there is “no comparison” between the concussion he suffered on Dec. 7 and the one he sustained in February of 2011 that ultimately sidelined him for the first 36 games of the 2011-12 season. “The last time, I played through a concussion for so long, the effects dragged on forever,” the Rangers’ alternate captain said Sunday morning. “This one is...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Brooks: Staal skating

Per Larry Brooks, concussed defenseman Marc Staal is skating again, having taken the ice yesterday and after practice today. There is still no timetable for his return, but Staal said that this concussion is nowhere near the same as the last concussion he had. The sooner Staal returns the better, as the Rangers could really use a boost on the blue line. Tweet
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December 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Rangers Marc Staal out with concussion, Doctors optimistic

Already reporting that the Rangers season is not going as they had hoped with their Captain Ryan Callahan out 4-6 weeks with a knee sprain, now Marc Staal, the teams best defenseman is going to miss time with a concussion.The doctors however do not think it is as serious as previous concussions, which is good news for a team that needs some. However with concussions, you never...
Via Sports Injury Alert
December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Rangers’ Marc Staal diagnosed with concussion

During a game against the New Jersey Devils on Saturday, Rangers defenseman Marc Staal took a hard shot in the third period and left the game not to return. Today, New York’s fears were realized when Staal was confirmed by head coach Alain Vigneault to have suffered another concussion. Luckily for Staal, the doctors are optimistic that this concussion isn’t as severe as his...
Via New York Sports-Kings
December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

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