NCAA Hockey: A Few More Early Departures of Note

A couple of big-time college hockey players have signed entry-level professional contracts. Both of these are huge losses for their teams. I did enjoy watching Jonny Brodzinski play the last three season. I didn't get to see Brady Skjei play that much, except on TV.FULL STORY: @BradySkjei agrees to terms with #NYR, set to report to @WolfPackAHL: pic.twitter...
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5 match-ups the New York Rangers want to avoid

With the Stanley Cup Playoffs on the horizon, I have spent a lot of time thinking about potential 1st-round-matchups for the New York Rangers. These musings have led me to realize that there are many teams that I would rather the Rangers not face early — if at all — in the playoffs. Here, in […] The post 5 match-ups the New York Rangers want to avoid appeared first on Along the Boards.
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New York Rangers See Highest Ticket Prices Against New Jersey Devils In Run For First

The New York Rangers enter the month of April as the Eastern Conference Metropolitan Division leaders.  The Blueshirts’ record of 47-21-7 sits them currently with 101 points,  trailing the Eastern Conference leaders, the Montreal Canadiens, by only one point as they battle for control over the top seeding heading into the 2014-5 NHL Playoffs.  The Rangers have been exceptional...
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Open Thread 4/1: Byfuglien Phone Hearing; Skjei Reporting To Hartford

Winnipeg’s Dustin Byfuglien will have a hearing tomorrow for cross-checking NY Rangers forward J.T. Miller. — NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) April 1, 2015 With the season nearly at an end, expect only 2 games. If anything, not having Byfuglien severely hampers Winnipeg’s chances to make the playoffs.  Minnesota junior D Brady Skjei (Lakeville, MN) has signed with...
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Brady Skjei joins Hartford on Amateur Tryout

Brady Skjei, the New York Rangers first round pick in 2012, has signed an amateur tryout (ATO) with the Hartford Wolfpack. Skeji will join the Pack for the rest of the regular season and playoffs. The Rangers have wanted Skjei to turn pro, and this appears to be the first step in the process. The post Brady Skjei joins Hartford on Amateur Tryout appeared first on Blue Seat Blogs.
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Jets bum Dustin Byfuglien should face charges for this neck attack on Rangers center J. T. Miller

Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien delivers a brutal cross check to Rangers center J. T. Miller's neck, which Alain Vigneault called one of the most vicious of the year.Recall what happened to Lundqvist with the vascular and all? 15 games Dustin. Minimum.Bum.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
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Dustin Byfuglien cross-checks J.T. Miller in the head (Video)

Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien will likely be seeing some supplemental discipline from the NHL after cross-checking New York Rangers center J.T. Miller in the back of the head during Tuesday night's game at the MTS Centre.Miller was trying to play the puck in front of Jets goalie Ondrej Pavelec, but fell to the ice. Before Miller could get up, Byfuglien delivered the...
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Rangers rebound with key win in Winnipeg

After two very sloppy games over the weekend, the New York Rangers came into Winnipeg and beat a desperate Jets team in regulation to right the ship. Henrik Lundqvist allowed one softie, but stopped 32 of 34 shots for his first win since his injury. He was rusty, and some of his positioning and rebound Read more → The post Rangers rebound with key win in Winnipeg appeared first...
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Rangers 3, Winnipeg 2

The New York Rangers (48-21-7) defeated the Winnipeg Jets (39-26-12) by a score of 3-2. For a box score, click here. Better game tonight out of the Rangers to end a 2 game slide and not let it spiral out of control. The Rangers however were very badly outshot and outchanced in this one by a very desperate Winnipeg team. Difference was Henrik Lundqvist in net. I’ve missed writing that...
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Kreider's 3rd-period goal gives Rangers victory over Jets

  Chris Kreider scored with 3:46 left in the third period, and Henrik Lundqvist and the New York Rangers rallied to beat the Winnipeg Jets 3-2 on Tuesday night. Lundqvist, playing for the second time since missing 25 games with a neck injury, stopped 32 shots and earned his first win in his return. Kreider beat defensemen Adam Pardy and Dustin Byfuglien near the blue line and sent...
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Game 76: Rebound in Winnipeg

The New York Rangers are in Winnipeg tonight to take on the Jets, looking to rebound from two pretty poor performances over the weekend. The Rangers were very sloppy with the puck in those games, and their turnovers and poor defensive zone play led directly to both losses to potential first round opponents. The Blueshirts Read more → The post Game 76: Rebound in Winnipeg appeared...
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Marc Staal Named NYR Nominee For Masterton Trophy

Masterton Trophy nomination voting among #NYR PHWA chapter: Staal 13, St. Louis 11, Girardi 9, Talbot 6, Henrik 6. (5 others received votes) — Sean Hartnett (@HartnettHockey) March 31, 2015 Last season, Dominic Moore won the Masterton Trophy which is given out annually to a player who “best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to ice hockey.”
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Gameday Thread: Rangers @ Winnipeg

The New York Rangers (47-21-7) head out to Winnipeg to take on the Jets (39-25-12) at the MTS Centre starting tonight at 8 PM. For a preview, click here. TV: MSG Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM Rangers Game Notes Probable line-up:  Nash-Brassard-Zuccarello Kreider-Stepan-Fast Hagelin-Hayes-Miller Glass- Moore-Sheppard McDonagh-Girardi Staal-Boyle Yandle-Hunwick Goalie match-up:  Henrik...
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Are shots off the rush on offense pushing Rangers’ SH% higher?

The New York Rangers are in the playoffs. But Ryan Lambert of Puck Daddy raised a question that struck a nerve with a lot of fans: Should the Rangers scare anyone? The article uses raw SAT%/CF% and SPSV%/PDO to justify that the Rangers are a poor possession team that are riding a great season of luck. Read more → The post Are shots off the rush on offense pushing Rangers’ SH...
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Rangers on the 5’s: Playoffs clinched, division and Presidents’ Trophy up for grabs

With 75 down and seven games to go, Jesse Hartmann examines the New York Rangers' last 10 in this season's final edition of Rangers on the 5's. The post Rangers on the 5’s: Playoffs clinched, division and Presidents’ Trophy up for grabs appeared first on Along the Boards.
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It's time for the playoff bound New York Rangers to wake up

After a 5-1 win against the Ottawa Senators that secured a playoff spot, the New York Rangers’ level of determination has simply been lackluster. Starting from the game in New York against the Los Angeles Kings on March 24, their remaining schedule consists of a bunch teams that are either in the playoffs and barely holding on, or are bubble teams. Ergo, they have a tough set...
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An open letter to Cam Talbot

Let’s kick it back two months, shall we? Rangers playing Carolina, some traffic in front of Henrik Lundqvist and suddenly the face of the franchise is laying on the ice with an injury. It stops a fan dead in their tracks. Suddenly, we all channel our inner Dr. Briere and learn the workings of whatever is Read more → The post An open letter to Cam Talbot appeared first on Blue Seat Blogs.
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New York Rangers must recover before playoffs

After playing their way to the top of the NHL and becoming the first team to clinch a playoff birth, the New York Rangers have gone on a recent skid, dropping back-to-back games to the Boston Bruins and Washington Capitals. While losing a pair of games to desperate, playoff-hopeful teams like the Bruins and Capitals […] The post New York Rangers must recover before playoffs appeared...
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Rangers return Chris Summers to Hartford

The New York Rangers have returned defenseman Chris Summers to the Hartford Wolf Pack of the AHL. Summers was an emergency fill-in for Matt Hunwick, who missed the game yesterday against Washington with an undisclosed injury. Returning Summers to the AHL means that Hunwick is ready to go for the game tomorrow in Winnipeg. The post Rangers return Chris Summers to Hartford appeared...
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Open Thread 3/30: Four thoughts

1) Despite the pair of weekend losses, the Rangers are still the odds on favorite to win the Presidents Trophy. I’ve seen talk about some fans wanting the Rangers to somehow not win it to avoid the stigma it allegedly carries into the playoffs. Since the 1985-86 season when the Presidents Trophy was handed out, 8 teams have gone on to win the Stanley Cup.  If having the Presidents...
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What We Learned: Should the NY Rangers actually scare anyone? (Puck Daddy)

(Hello, this is a feature that will run through the entire season and aims to recap the weekend’s events and boils those events down to one admittedly superficial fact or stupid opinion about each team. Feel free to complain about it.) Henrik Lundqvist returned to the lineup on Saturday for the first time since Feb. 2, meaning he missed more than a month and a half. On Feb...
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Brady Skjei Decision Looming

I know I haven’t covered Ranger prospects on the blog a ton since taking over, but news about the Rangers 2012 first rounder has surfaced. Brady Skjei’s University of Minnesota team were beaten by Minnesota-Duluth at the NCAA regional semis last Thursday. Skjei finished the season with a goal and 9 assists in 33 games for his junior campaign with the Golden Gophers. Similar...
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More sloppy play leads to Rangers defeat by Capitals

The New York Rangers played their second straight sloppy game, constantly turning the puck over to a dangerous Washington Capitals team en route to a 4-2 defeat. This was another classic “if you don’t protect the puck, you won’t win” game from the Rangers. New York did a great job of limiting attempts –both in Read more → The post More sloppy play leads to Rangers defeat...
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Rangers 2, Washington 5

The New York Rangers (47-21-7) fell to the Washington Capitals (41-25-10) by a score of 5-2. For a box score, click here. Crummy weekend. The Rangers have usually done a good job at responding to bad losses this season, but that wasn’t the case in this one. Panic? No. Concerning? Very much. The Rangers aren’t exactly 100% healthy either and were forced to dress their 8th defenseman...
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Rangers recall Chris Summers

The Rangers have recalled defenseman Chris Summers from the AHL to fill in for the injured Matt Hunwick this afternoon. Summers was an extra body acquired in the Keith Yandle deal. He has an assist in ten games with the Hartford Wolf Pack. He will likely be a temporary fill in until Hunwick returns. The post Rangers recall Chris Summers appeared first on Blue Seat Blogs.
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