He is among the best American-born goalies ever. The award for the most outstanding goaltender in NCAA men’s hockey is named after him. Plus, he’s arguably the best netminder in the history of the New York Rangers.
After a brief hiatus (can you blame us?) Rob, Becky and Dave return to chat about the Rangers…sort of. Without any actual hockey to discuss, the group explores the routes the NHL might take to salvage this season.
Fortunately, Dolan, 64, is “experiencing little to no symptoms.” He and his family remain in self-isolation in their home in the Hamptons, while Dolan still continues to oversee business operations for the Madison Square Garden Company.
The New York Rangers have one of the most storied franchises in all professional sports. Being an Original Six team with a long history of winning in the most famous city in the world is a lot to live up to.
Following a second-round exit in the 2013 postseason, the New York Rangers looked ahead to the 2013 NHL Draft. Ahead of the 2013 NHL Draft The Blueshirts expected to compete for the Cup and had traded their first-round pick as part of the trade that brought Rick Nash to New York.
As we all know, Henrik Lundqvist is one of the most prolific goaltenders to have played in the history of the NHL. He has become a fan-favorite during the last 15 years while playing in the world’s most famous arena.
Pavel Buchnevich made his debut for the New York Rangers in 2016, as a skinny winger with offensive upside. He spent much of his time that season as a healthy scratch but has steadily improved and developed into one of the team’s best forwards.
There will be numerous questions as the pause in the NHL season lingers on. The more and more it appears that the regular season might be over, the more questions will pop up about veterans and teams that are on the outside of the playoff picture and looking in.
Just because games are on hold, doesn’t mean that NHL business is. GM’s around the league are at work trying to improve their rosters for next season, organize plans with current players up for contract renewal and figuring out how to proceed in the event the season resumes or it doesn’t.
The New York Rangers have signed 2018 first round draft pick K’Andre Miller to an entry level contract. Miller, who just finished his sophomore season, is one of the Bluershirts’ top prospects, and someone who, with time, could become a legitimate top pairing defenseman for the Rangers.