Rangers announce 14 cuts (8 to Hartford; 6 to juniors)


From the NYR:


46 Active Players Remain with the Club

NEW YORK, September 15, 2013 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has assigned forwards J.T. Barnett, Kyle Jean, and Jason Wilson, defensemen Charlie Dodero and Samuel Noreau, and goaltenders Jeff Malcolm, Jason Missiaen, and Scott Stajcer to Hartford of the American Hockey League (AHL). In addition, forwards Anthony Duclair (Quebec, QMJHL) and Klarc Wilson (Prince George, WHL), and defensemen Troy Donnay (Erie, OHL), Ben Fanelli (Kitchener, OHL), Ryan Graves (Charlottetown, QMJHL), and Jimmy Oligny (Rimouski, QMJHL) have been assigned to their respective junior clubs.

The Rangers now have 46 players remaining on their active roster, including four goaltenders, 14 defensemen and 28 forwards. The Blueshirts will begin their 2013 preseason schedule with a back-to-back road set on Monday, September 16, at New Jersey, and Tuesday, September 17, at Philadelphia.


Goal (3): Jeff Malcolm, Jason Missiaen, Scott Stajcer

Defense (2): Charlie Dodero, Samuel Noreau

Forward (3): J.T. Barnett, Kyle Jean, Jason Wilson


Defense (4): Troy Donnay (Erie, OHL), Ben Fanelli (Kitchener, OHL), Ryan Graves (Charlottetown, QMJHL), Jimmy Oligny (Rimouski, QMJHL)

Forward (2): Anthony Duclair (Quebec, QMJHL), Klarc Wilson (Prince George, WHL)


Goal (4): Martin Biron, Johan Hedberg, Henrik Lundqvist, Cam Talbot

Defense (14): Conor Allen, Stu Bickell, Michael Del Zotto, Justin Falk, Dan Girardi, Tommy Hughes, Aaron Johnson, Ryan McDonagh, Dylan McIlrath, John Moore, Brendon Nash, Marc Staal, Anton Stralman, Danny Syvret

Forward (28): Arron Asham, Ryan Bourque, Brian Boyle, Derick Brassard, Ryan Callahan, Derek Dorsett, Jesper Fast, Carl Hagelin, Micheal Haley, Marek Hrivik, Michael Kantor, Chris Kreider, Danny Kristo, Oscar Lindberg, Brandon Mashinter, J.T. Miller, Dominic Moore, Rick Nash, Josh Nicholls, Benoit Pouliot, Shawn O’Donnell, Darroll Powe, Taylor Pyatt, Brad Richards, Michael St. Croix, Derek Stepan, Andrew Yogan, Mats Zuccarello



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  1. being highly superstitious about usual exaggerated expectations meant in a past “beginning of a bust”, I nevertheless hope that Oscar Lindberg and Kristo and/or Fast are keepers, at least before Cally+Hag will come.

  2. Lots of people who don’t post during the summer are starting to come back to the blog… it’s cool and all but i suggest we start charging those guys a “welcome back” fee.. say…$25? Of course, all of the proceedings will go to the “No foot long hot dog left uneaten” fund…

    I can set up a PayPal account and collect the fee…I think it’s fair… :)

  3. I can’t believe they send GRAVES to the Juniors. Adam is an old man!

    Vibin’ C-Dubs.

    NYR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MIssed you buddy!

  4. YO Manny…good to be back…missed you guys…

    Where is Foghorn Leg….er…I mean Llatona?

    CCCP, I only have 25 rubles…

  5. Looks like they have enough players left to dress two different squads tomorrow and Tuesday. Bickel, McIlrath, Dorsett, Haley, Asham, Mashinter should be no-brainer both days :-)

  6. >>Lots of people who don’t post during the summer are starting to come

    It’s still summer, no?

  7. I’m really excited about the bottom six. Some of these guys can really drop the gloves and play tough. Also with Falk and possibly Mcllrath. This could be a balanced, tough team.

  8. Bottom six aside, the weakness of this team will be in the play of the top six.

    Unless some of these young kids can really play.

  9. Duckbillplatypus on

    Mann-ye, the LLATONa is simply the greatest poster in the history of the greatest hockey blog since the fall of the mayan city of Yaxunah.

    Kindly regarding,
    Le Duck

  10. iWicky "Frag Out!!!" on

    I’d love to see a 4th line of Haley Boyle Dorsett.

    I honestly think they would hit everything that moves

  11. Wicky©No one screens the goalie, no one gets to rebounds!!! on

    coos, good call on dorsett higher. I also like asham or haley. I wish mashinter was a bit meaner

  12. Wicky©No one screens the goalie, no one gets to rebounds!!! on

    The D makes me nervous as hell though. I wish they would trade stralman or MDZ to make a bit more room for grit on D

  13. Good morning, boneheads!

    According to LB, Stepan and the Rangers are $500K per year apart on a 2-year deal. So it’s going to end up at around $3.25M per year AAV. The can fit it under the cap with some difficulties replacing Callahan and Hagelin, but importantly difficulties dealing with any possible injuries in the future.

  14. Morning Ilb and all!! Can’t wait for MONDAY NIGHT HOCKEY!!! Gonna be a fun couple of weeks watching the young tigers trying to get their stripes.

  15. According to Capgeek, the Rangers have $2.18M cap room left. Going with 7 D-men adds either $600K ( if they send Johnson down), or $975K ( Falk).
    If the waive Powe and Asham, it adds $1.85M to that. That gives them roughly between $4.5 to $4.8M of cap space. After signing Stepan they will be left with around $1-1.3M cap space and only 11 forwards. They will need at least 1, if not 2 forwards. It will have to be young guns, but the cheapest one is Lindberg (750K). Fast carries $900K cap hit, and Kristo’s salary is $1.3M. Tough situation but doable. But they will have a hard time replacing anyone in case of injuries.
    Now, placing either Callahan or Hagelin ( or both ) on LTIR makes it much either to navigate the cap for now, however, if they decide to do that, they won’t be available until 10/28- the game against Fishsticks.


    ilb, thanks for the analysis. They’re ‘ok’. They’ll fill in with some younger guys. Not the worst thing in the world.

    From our rocking chairs, we will all be able to judge the logic of continuing on with the mega-Richards deal for this cap year. And we all pray that the right move was made there. Certainly, the guys attitude seems good.


    I just don’t like the hardball being played with the guy that could be your franchise 1st or 2nd (more likely) center for years to come. If you want to play those games, do it with MDZ, Hags, but not Step.

  18. Carp, in honor of the new season, you should print us all shirts that say “Fresh Post, Add Your Comment!”

  19. I suppose you figured out that I meant easier not either.

    Matty- playing hardball has been done throughout the league over the years, and with the best of them. Not defending Sather here, but I believe both parts have to make a step forward and sign it rather sooner than later. Sather can do it from numbers point of view, and Stepan has to realize that falling behind isn’t in his best interest. Especially considering that he will recover that $1M over next contract easily.

  20. I’m sure Sather has a firm grasp on what can be spent / offered to Stepan. Step has to realize that to sit out is only going to hurt himself. I highly doubt any other team will make a big offer, because they would have to deal with the Rangers down the road.

    Who needs step in the pre-season. He will signed at the start.

    Did anyone find the slate?

  21. Grab your slate, GRAB IT.

    Thanks for the break down ilb.

    I agree Matty.

    At what point is it okay to worry? New coach, new system, no camp. Not the start I was hoping for.

  22. Did you guys hear what happened in Arizona last night? Possible 10-game suspension for Paul Bissonnette?

  23. Lets not forget that facing a nine game road trip to open up we need every point we can get. I think Stepan makes us a better team and it would horrible if he misses any of those games.

  24. I just read the story Rob. Hadn’t heard about it until you pointed it out, thanks. Did you see the hit? Good for BizNasty for sticking up for a teammate but what a price to pay.

    Spin the wheel Shanny.

  25. I didn’t see it. Apparently the game wasn’t televised so there isn’t video online of the hit. Dreger says the NHL has access to tape of the game to make a ruling, so maybe that tape will find its way online eventually.

  26. New York Rangers @NYRangers
    For what it’s worth @HLundqvist30 just stopped the first 16 shootout attempts against him at practice until @dkristo7 beat him #GameReady

    Good goaltending or BRUTAL shooting?

  27. I thought the best player on the ice in yesterday’s scrimmage was Zucc.

    Teams in trouble if Zucc remains the best player.

  28. the stepan situation will come down to the rangers dumping salary either in a trade or by waiving a player or two. That’s the only way I see this situation getting resolved.

  29. Apparently the Rangers and Stepan are only $250K apart. If Stepan forces the release of Biron or the trade of Pyatt for that minimal amount of Money I will be upset with him. I will also probably make fun of his early onset baldness a bit more.

  30. Manny, if the Rangers don’t have $250K to pay Stepan, its not his fault any more than its McDonagh’s fault for not taking $250K less per year or Pouliot’s fault or whoever’s. Players and their agents aren’t responsible for the cap.

  31. (I’ll go one step further and say all this goalie talk is a seemingly transparent attempt to shift the cap management burden off the front office and onto the player. By all accounts, Biron is a well-liked guy and Stepan wouldn’t want to feel “responsible” for his departure. Its weak.)

  32. Rob in Beantown on

    I’m more upset with Sather for deliberately spending right up to the cap to ensure there was no money left to give Stepan a better deal. At this point I’m not sure there is a place left for Pyatt on this team, and if it means signing Stepan I’d be okay with letting him go and giving the kids a chance.

  33. Rob in Beantown on

    _I’ll go one step further and say all this goalie talk is a seemingly transparent attempt to shift the cap management burden off the front office and onto the player._

    Yeah, agree.

  34. All fair points. I understand. I’m just saying, if it’s $250K then Stepan should just take the money or the team should just pay the money and shut up. It’s just annoying that so little money could hold this up.

    Pouliot was a good signing. Not upset there. The guy that doesn’t make any sense is Dom Moore.

    And I agree, of course, about letting Pyatt walk to keep Stepan.

    Also, I’m sure a deal will be done in the next few days. So no big dela.

  35. Yeah, that’s the biggie. Richards buyout means there’s no harm is making the smart choice and signing Step long term. His next deal is going to hurt and really didn’t have to.

  36. hey EVERYONE!!
    welcome to pre-season!!!
    still kinda getting used to the idea that hockey
    is finally here

  37. sorry if this was posted earlier but
    for those of us not able to watch on MSG
    is the game going to be online
    or on radio?


  38. If that’s the case then you look like Lloyd Christmas with a crappy beard.

    (please don’t take that personally. I’m in an insult comic type mood today)

  39. iWicky "Frag Out!!!" on

    I’d prefer we just get rid of Stralman and/or the mad bomber and play mcilrath instead. Definitely save $$$ there.

  40. Hi all, can’t wait for hockey- even if it still feels like summer…

    I’m probably about a year (or more) behind on this, but how does one create an avatar for this blog?

  41. Rob in Beantown on

    TrueBlue, go to this website: https://en.gravatar.com/

    Create an account with the email address you use when you post here. It will let you upload an avatar on that site. Then when you post here with that email address, the avatar will show. It takes about 10 minutes for the changes to show.

  42. I agree with the idea that Stralman should go, especially before he’s exposed in a more uptempo system, but I disagree that Del Zaster should be traded.

  43. You’re mom is a mean and spiteful person, The Doctor. We all think you’re great. Don’t listen to her.

  44. wtb?!?!? we’re already getting rid of Stralman without McIlrath getting a shift? sheeeesh!
    apparently some people are already in regular season mode.
    at least
    let’s see a pre-season game or two
    and see who can play AV’s system
    and who is having problems

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