… since former almost-Ranger Joe Sakic made this hole-in-one for a$1 million prize. So, Saturday we’re at the family golf outing. We’re honoring the memory my late uncle who, in the 22 years of our family outing, was the only person to ever get a hole in one. And on… Read More →
New York Rangers
So I give you your blank canvas. Have at it.
Hope nothing major happens with your heroes today, because on the Saturday before the third Sunday every July we have our family golf outing. Ten or 11 foursomes of Carp relatives in one place at one time, God help anybody in the neighborhood. So, like Pauly in the Godfather, you… Read More →
Not sure why I always remember this day. July 15, 1994. That was the shocking day that Mike Keenan, on a Toronto TV station, announced he was leaving the Rangers because of a breach in his contract. The Rangers were late with a bonus check, so Keenan, a month and… Read More →
Andrew Gross is tweeting that the Rangers have avoided arbitration with restricted free agent Brian Boyle and signed him to a three-year contract worth $5.1 million or a cap hit of $1.7M per year. More to follow. … —————— My take: Though I’m sure the coach and the team and… Read More →
Kevin Allen at USA Today is reporting that Rangers’ draft pick JT Miller has changed his mind, and will play for Plymouth (OHL) instead of college at North Dakota. That could speed up his road to the NHL, IMO. And Steve Zipay at Newsday is reporting that Andreas Thuresson, acquired… Read More →
Well, not so special. But since I have absolutely nothing I figured I’d better get a morning post up for youse guys anyway. So here it is. Almost literally nothing. Maybe we’ll have something to discuss later. Maybe not. But this is better than not posting, right?
From the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS ANNOUNCE ANNUAL DEREK BOOGAARD YOUTH HOCKEY SCHOLARSHIP NEW YORK, July 13, 2011 – To honor the legacy of former Rangers left wing Derek Boogaard, the New York Rangers have announced that they will present two scholarships annually for Rangers Summer Youth Hockey Camp to… Read More →
Well, yesterday we debuted our new Twitter widget with the Rangers’ players who tweet. It was pretty popular immediately, and I think it will be wildly so once they start playing hockey again. And I’m sure they will recognize that y’all are on to their tweets because of this site… Read More →
I hate to be confrontational or argumentative. Right? But NHL.com did a list of the most exciting players of all time … and somehow Wayne Gretzky wasn’t on it. Nor was Mario Lemieux. Or Jaromir Jagr, who, love him or not, was a thrill a minute when he wanted to… Read More →
As reported here a while ago, the Rangers will play just three preseason games in the U.S. this year, then head directly from the third one to Europe where they will play three more exhibitions and start the regular season with a pair of games. Adam Rotter at the SNY… Read More →
From the Rangers: RANGERS ANNOUNCE HOCKEY CLUB PERSONNEL PROMOTIONS Jeff Gorton named Assistant General Manager;Kevin Maxwell named Director of Professional Scouting New York, July 11, 2011 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has promoted Jeff Gorton to Assistant General Manager and… Read More →
I’m not sure there is anybody, unrestricted, still out there worth the Rangers signing. Other than, you know, their own FAs, like Steve Eminger. Just wondering if any of youse see anybody still available who’d be worth even a little consideration. Here’s the free agent tracker from USA Today, also… Read More →
So this is what I did yesterday. Spent a day at the ballpark and witnessed another remarkable moment, or series of moments, another whole boatload of memories. When I tally up my career, yesterday is going to be one of the top five or six or, certainly, 10 days I’ve… Read More →
From the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS HOST 7th ANNUAL SUMMER YOUTH HOCKEY CAMP NEW YORK, July 8, 2011 – The New York Rangers Youth Hockey Camp returns for the 7th year this summer, providing children with top-level hockey instruction with a focus on team participation and personal development. The camp… Read More →
From the Rangers: RANGERS AGREE TO TERMS WITH FORWARD ARTEM ANISIMOV New York, July 8, 2011 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has agreed to terms with forward Artem Anisimov on a new contract. Anisimov, 23, skated in 82 games with… Read More →
MORNING UPDATE: Larry Brooks is reporting that RFA Michael Sauer signed a two-year, $1.25 million contract. AFTERNOON UPDATE: Add Artem Anisimov, who signed on the dotted line today, too (in case you didn’t see it right over there ——>). According to Jesse Spector’s blog: “Anisimov’s deal is worth $3.75 million… Read More →
Got this from a Rangers fan (and fan of this blog) named Gary Finkler. He has created a blog of sports-related drawings/cartoons called 7th Inning Sketch, and wanted to share this one with us. You can see his blog at 7thInningSketch.com by clicking here. Give him a look.
Don’t read anything into it. Repeat: Do not read anything into this. It’s part of the process. They will all be re-signed. The good thing is that these filings for arbitration A) get rid of the possibility of an offer sheet being tendered and B) open a second window for… Read More →
It’s been pretty hectic around here the last couple of weeks, and I’m not complaining. Had a lot of stuff to talk about and a lot of fun talking about it. And now we go back to the off-season, at least for the moment. I still suspect your heroes might… Read More →