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Still shorthanded, Flyers fall to Rangers

Playing four games in five days can be taxing on any team. In the preseason, there is no need for a team's regulars to be burned out that early.  So with the B team dressed for the second straight, the Rangers were able to power their way to a win as the Flyers fell for the second straight night by a score of 6-3 at Madison Square Garden. The Rangers stormed out of the gate...
Via Flyerdelphia
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wolf Pack camp opens, roster announced

The Hartford Wolf Pack opened training camp over the weekend, with their first preseason game coming on October 1 against the Albany Devils. There are 30 players in camp at the moment, with more to come as the Rangers trim their roster: Goal (2): Jeff Malcolm, Mackenzie Skapski Defense (9): Nick Crawford, Troy Donnay, Sean […] The post Wolf Pack camp opens, roster announced appeared...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Injuries hampering veteran chances

The Rangers went on a low-risk spending spree this summer, bringing in veterans Matt Lombardi, Lee Stempniak, and Ryan Malone. Some questioned this initially –Stempniak not so much– as the Rangers have a lot of kids ready to take spots in the lineup. However, more competition is good. Competition breeds improvement. But now, two of […] The post Injuries hampering veteran chances...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Derek Stepan’s injury is bad, but not insurmountable for the Rangers

Derek Stepan’s fractured fibula is the first of many challenges the Rangers will face this season. It sucks, but thankfully the timing of the injury doesn’t make his loss insurmountable. The four to six week diagnosis just isn’t long enough to hammer an early nail into the Rangers’ playoff coffin. If the timetable the Rangers released continue reading...
Via Save By Richter
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rangers Update: Lombardi injured, Hayes shifts to wing, Malone to miss time

Matthew Lombardi injured in his groin in practice over the weekend and will miss tomorrow’s pre-season game against the Flyers. Alain Vigneault also noted that Ryan Malone will likely miss the next pre-season games with a hip flexor strain. It looks like we may have jinxed Malone who looked like a clear winner of a roster continue reading...
Via Save By Richter
1 day ago  |  Discuss

New lines for kids heading into Monday’s game

Per Andrew Gross, Alain Vigneault has new lines for tomorrow’s preseason game against the “out for blood” Flyers: Kevin Hayes-Chris Mueller-Anthony Duclair Chris Kreider-Derick Brassard-Mats Zuccarello Rick Nash-JT Miller-Marty St. Louis Marek Hrivik-Matthew Lombardi-Jesper Fast Marc Staal-Dan Boyle Mat Bodie-Dylan McIlrath Matt Hunwick-Mike Kostka Ryan McDonagh-Steve Kampfer...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Previewing The New York Rangers

from Gare Joyce of Sportsnet, Biggest story to watch: At 32, is Henrik Lundqvist in a career wane? If somebody had told you that the Rangers were going to make a run to the final, you’d have assumed Lundqvist would be at the top of his game. Likewise, if you were told that New York was going to lock up Lundqvist with a seven-year, $59.5-milion contract last December, you’d...
Via Kukla's Korner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers Must Make Roster Move To Keep Duclair in NHL Longer Than Ten Games; No Penalty If Demoted Afterwards

According to the NHL’s CBA, a junior-aged player with a contract can play up to nine NHL games as a trial period. If he is returned to his junior team before the tenth game, he will not burn a year of his three-year entry level contract. Once the player appears in his tenth NHL game, his contract kicks in. He can still be returned to his junior club after that, but a full contract...
Via NY Rangers Blog
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers Prospects Update: Halverson, Buchnevich, and Iverson

Brandon Halverson (2014, 2nd, OHL) posted back to back wins against Sarnia and Niagara. He stopped a combined 77 shots with a .935 sv%. Not a bad start to the OHL season. Pavel Buchnevich (2013, 3rd, KHL) was held scoreless three games straight. He has ten shots over those three games and has averaged around 16 continue reading...
Via Save By Richter
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Duclair, 19, gets shot on Nash line

Anthony Duclair is all but certainly headed back to his QMJHL Quebec Ramparts, but not before the 19-year-old right wing gets at least one preseason game and more training camp exposure to the Rangers. “We’re definitely going to try to get a good read on him and definitely trying to get him a good experience,” coach Alain Vigneault said Thursday. “Like everybody else, he’s...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Now Playing Center For The New York Rangers…Marty St. Louis?

Now that the shock of Derek Stepan being lost for the next 4-6 weeks is beginning to wear off, the Rangers got back to business yesterday trying to figure out how they’re going to move forward. And as is the case with any great team, one of the Rangers top players is stepping up to bat. According to Alain Vigneault, 39-year old winger Martin St. Louis volunteered to take the place...
Via NY Rangers Blog
4 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Rangers: How to deal with Stepan injury

The New York Rangers went into Wednesday’s conditioning tests with two openings at center. They ended with a third. Derek Stepan, who was listed as day-to-day after blocking a shot earlier in training camp, fractured his fibula while skating. His current timetable to return is four to six weeks. VIDEO: "You've got 2 look at the positive side of things"-#NYR @DerekStepan21...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Nash Diminishing; Staal Waiting; Hayes Adapting; Sather Leaving?; Buchnevich Thriving

The performances of JT Miller and Ryan Malone Monday night were impossible to miss, but easily the most noticeable thing to take away from the first five days of training camp is this… 2013 2014 Yes, Rick Nash has shown up this September in ridiculous shape and here’s how he’s done it (via New York Post)… “For sure, the staff wanted me to get in better shape over the...
Via NY Rangers Blog
6 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Rangers standouts in preseason loss

The preseason is all about getting ready for the regular season, so the fact that the New York Rangers lost a close 5-4 game to the Devils in their first preseason game doesn’t really matter. However, there is a lot to be learned from the game, which was mostly positive for New York. Here are a few things that stood out: Carl Hagelin and former Rangers defenseman Anton Stralman...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Rangers look to fill voids

The New York Rangers have some voids to fill in order to make another deep run in the postseason in 2014-2015. Most of the big names remain from last year’s surprise Stanley Cup Finals team, but some key role players have left, leaving some difficult decisions for management and the coaching staff. Forwards Brad Richards, Brian Boyle, and Benoit Pouliot, along with defenseman Anton...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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