From the NYR: RANGERS CLAIM DEFENSEMAN JEFF WOYWITKA Defenseman Stu Bickel Assigned to Connecticut New York, October 6, 2011 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the team has claimed defenseman Jeff Woywitka off waivers from the Montreal Canadiens. In addition, defenseman Stu Bickel… Read More →
Forwards The look all changed when Brad Richards signed for $60 million over nine, years. Throw a legit No. 1 center onto any roster and it trickles down mightily. Now the Rangers have an elite playmaking center to play with Marian Gaborik, who had a terrible second season (22 goals,... Read More →
According to Katie Strang of ESPN-NY, and via Adam Rotter’s SNY blog, the Rangers claimed D Jeff Woywitka off waivers from Montreal, according to a source, Woywitka is a big 6-2, 6-3, 227 pounder, who played last season for Dallas and is a former first-rounder of the Flys.
Keys to the Rangers season 1) Marian Gaborik. He has one of the top playmaking centers in the NHL now, with Brad Richards. The Rangers must get around 40 goals, or more, from Gaborik, who would also then make a previously pathetic power play go if he’s back on his… Read More →
From the Rangers: TIM ERIXON RECALLED FROM CONNECTICUT Sean Avery Assigned to Connecticut; Marc Staal Placed on IR New York, October 5, 2011 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that defenseman Tim Erixon has been recalled from the Connecticut Whale of the American Hockey… Read More →
Gotta give Sean Avery credit for one thing that is absolutely for certain. He drives traffic on this blog. Holy smokes was this place buzzin’ for an off-day, preseason day, yesterday. Over 9,000 visits, probably the most since the Brad Richards signing, about 700 comments on two threads. Shut the… Read More →
Regarding Sean Avery … I don’t think he was/is going to play much at all this season if he stayed/stays. Mike Rupp, for one, completely takes away his position in the lineup, and is a much, much better and more versatile player. Mats Zuccarello had a great camp. You could… Read More →
(Editor’s note: Is it really 20 years since this? October 4, 1991: Mark Messier, traded to NY Rangers by Edmonton with future considerations (Jeff Beukeboom for David Shaw, November 12, 1991) for Bernie Nicholls, Steven Rice and Louie DeBrusk and a big, giant bag of cash, October 4, 1991.) —————-... Read More →
From the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES New York Rangers 4, EV Zug 8 (Preseason Game No. 7, Away No. 6) -The Rangers were defeated by EV Zug, 8-4, tonight at Bossard Arena, to complete their preseason schedule with a 4-2-1 record. -The Blueshirts out-shot EV Zug, 45-28, in… Read More →
Rangers at EV Sug in Switzerland, 2 p.m., on MSG Network. After today’s preseason finale, the boys get a few days of practices in and then, as you know, it all starts for real against the Kings Friday. ————————————- From the Rangers: RANGERS INDIVIDUAL TICKETS FOR 2011-12 REGULAR SEASON TO… Read More →
Thoughts: 1) The Rangers were totally outplayed by an adrenalized Slovakian team until midway in the second period when the Rangers received a 5 on 3 for a full two minutes. The Rangers scored twice on beautiful passing and from then on dominated the game. The capacity crowd of 10,000… Read More →
Next to last game of the preseason, in Marian Gaborik’s homeland. ————————— Still looking for somebody to volunteer to review tomorrow’s game (Monday in Switzerland, 2 p.m.). If you are interested, please e-mail me at email@example.com.
Now that the cuts have been pretty much made, and most of the decisions, too, there’s one thing still to ponder. We kind of started the discussion last night. Who is going to end up the first-line left wing on Opening Night? Guess the next two preseason games are worth… Read More →
from the Rangers: RANGERS TRIM ROSTER BY EIGHT 25 Active Players Remain with the Club New York, October 1, 2011 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has assigned forwards Ryan Bourque, Carl Hagelin, John Mitchell, Kris Newbury and Dale Weise, and… Read More →
(Editor’s note: Anybody interested in doing reviews of the Sunday or Monday games? If so, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org) Another round of cuts coming today for John Tortorella. As I’ve said all along, there really aren’t a lot of spots available for new guys. The Rangers still need to keep… Read More →
From the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES New York Rangers 4, Frolunda Indians 2 (Preseason Game No. 5, Away No. 4) -The Rangers defeated the Frolunda Indians of the Swedish Elite League, 4-2, tonight at Scandinavium Arena in Gothenburg, Sweden, to improve to 3-1-1 in preseason action. -Henrik Lundqvist… Read More →
Henrik Lundqvist’s homecoming, against brother Joel. The game is on MSG Network at 1 p.m. NHL.com’s Dan Rosen previews the game from Sweden, with the probable lineup.
The good news is that the Rangers crawl out of that dark chasm today and that, from today until the day they’re eliminated from the playoffs (or dancing with the Cup) the rest of the games will be televised. (how spoiled we’ve gotten). MSG Network will do the three remaining… Read More →
Not sure of the ramifications of this announcement, but just got this from the Rangers: “Marc Staal will be reporting to Hartford and skating with the Connecticut Whale tomorrow.” I imagine that John Tortorella or the team will have more explanation for this later on from Prague. Check the Twitter… Read More →
Don’t know if an “It’s Go Time!” post is needed or appropriate for a game in Prague that, to my knowledge, is not being televised here. Thoughts? If you want one, I’ll do one. You guys (who aren’t in Prague) are probably going to have to watch this game via… Read More →