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Game 3: Rangers vs. Hurricanes, 6:30 pm (Traverse City)

Following an off day after splitting their first two games of the Traverse City tournament, the Baby Blueshirts (1-0-1) are back at it tonight as they take on the Carolina Hurricanes (1-1-0) at 6:30 pm. Tonight is the final round robin contest for the Rangers before the placement games begin. Carolina has defeated the Sabres 6-1 and lost to the Stars 4-2. Here are the Rangers stats...
Via NY Rangers Blog
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rangers Take A Gamble On Ryan Malone

Ryan Malone’s career hit rock bottom last April when he was arrested and charged with a DUI and cocaine possession. His multi-million dollar contract was subsequently bought out by the Tampa Bay Lightning and Malone didn’t have a team to call home. Now, however, it looks like he is getting a second chance. The New York Rangers recently signed Malone to a two-way contract worth...
Via Beyond The Benches
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Center depth could be a concern for the Rangers

While the baby Rangers are playing in Traverse City, the big club is preparing to defend their Eastern Conference crown. They do so after buying out Brad Richards, their second line center, and letting Brian Boyle, their fourth line center/wing, walk via free agency. There were no free agents signed to replace these departed players, […] The post Center depth could be a concern...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
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Marc Staal is not the defenseman Rangers fans think he is

At first glance, Marc Staal looks like he had a pretty solid season last year. Staal and his defensive partner Anton Stralman created a formidable second pair that played a key role in the Rangers march to the Stanley Cup Final. Staal posted a CF% relative to his teammates during 5 on 5 of 3.29%, continue reading...
Via Save By Richter
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Malone Has One Goal: To Make the Team

When Rangers training camp opens on Thursday, Blueshirt Nation can definitely count on one guy showing up on a mission: Ryan Malone (via Newsday)… “I can’t be more grateful for the opportunity to get on the team . . . I have just one goal, which is to make the team; it’s not going to be given to me . . . There’s tremendous depth with young guys; it’s going to be a battle...
Via NY Rangers Blog
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Around the Farm: Tambellini nets OT winner at Traverse City

Adam Tambellini netted the overtime winner last night against the Baby Sabres in Traverse City, as the Baby Rangers got their first win of the tournament. The Rangers tied the game on a shorthanded goal by Sam Noreau (his second of the tournament) in the second period before winning it in overtime. Mackenzie Skapski was […] The post Around the Farm: Tambellini nets OT winner at...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

All signs point to star defenseman Ryan McDonagh being named NY Rangers captain

The Rangers sent two players to the NHL’s season-opening media tour in Manhattan last week: Henrik Lundqvist and Ryan McDonagh. Lundqvist was there as the franchise goaltender and a star who transcends hockey. McDonagh, well, he is likely the team’s next captain. Alain Vigneault will conduct his first press conference of the 2014-15 NHL season on Thursday to officially open...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rangers To Name Ryan McDonagh Team Captain

The New York Rangers have been without a captain since trading Ryan Callahan to the Tampa Bay Lightning but that soon might change. According to reports, Alain Vigneault will announce defender Ryan McDonagh as the new recipient of the “C” at his first press conference of the season. McDonagh said on Friday that he’s ready to accept the responsibility. “I think I’ve progressed...
Via Geeks and Cleats
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rumors That McDonagh Will Be Named Captain Are Just That…Rumors

While scanning Twitter last night, I came across this doozy… Les @NYRangers auraient choisi @RMcDonagh27 comme nouveau capitaine et pourraient l'annoncer sous peu : http://t.co/8dVa15KOXc — TVA Sports (@TVASports) September 13, 2014 For those of you who don’t speak french, I’ll have our resident Rosetta Stone graduate Adam Herman translate… Literal translation of the...
Via NY Rangers Blog
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Two initial Rangers Traverse City lines

The Rangers prospects kick off the Traverse City Tournament tonight, taking on the Baby Starts tonight at 7pm EST. The Rangers have the following lines for the game, with more lines expected to come before the game: Richard Nejezchleb-Kevin Hayes-Ryan Haggerty Anthony Duclair-Adam Tambellini-Josh Nicholls Brandon Halverson will get the start As more information becomes available...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Nash’s goal scoring last season compared to the league

I’ve been documenting the reasons why the ‘heat’ on Rick Nash is an overblown ‘hot take’. See exhibits 1 and 2 here and here. For my next piece of evidence, lets extrapolate Nash’s 5 on 5 goal scoring rate over 82 games worth of minutes. Nash missed 17 games last season with a concussion and continue reading...
Via Save By Richter
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tanner Glass, or How to Light Millions of Dollars on Fire

Since July 1, not a single person has articulated sound reasoning for the New York Rangers signing Tanner Glass to a three year, $1.45million per year contract. I’m not about to try to spin this. He is, by all objective metrics and observations, a bad hockey player at the NHL level. He’s about as useful to continue reading...
Via Save By Richter
5 days ago  |  Discuss

John Moore Agrees To Re-Sign With The New York Rangers

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post, The Rangers hard-balled restricted free agent John Moore from start to finish, offering the 23-year-old defenseman his $850,500 qualifier and nothing more. Wednesday, Moore—who has been participating in the club’s informal pre-camp workouts at the practice rink since last seek—accepted general manager Glen Sather’s only pitch...
Via Kukla's Korner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Two Arrests Made In Connection To Ex-Ranger Derek Boogaard’s Death

Jordan Hart and Oscar Johnson have been arrested in connection with the overdose death of former New York Rangers enforcer Derek Boogaard. Hart, son of New York Islanders’ legend Gerry Hart, was arrested for supplying Boogaard with prescription painkillers, according to My Fox NY, citing an indictment.  Hart reportedly began selling pills to Boogaard in November 2010. About two...
Via NESN.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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