My longtime friend, John Halligan—who worked for the Rangers for 24 years, including many of those seasons while I was covering the team—along with Adam Raider and Russ Cohen, have a new book coming out, and it looks like one of those must-haves for Rangers fans. It is called, simply,... Read More →
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No, we won’t know today about Nik Zherdev’s arbitration hearing, which will almost certainly provide his ride out of town. The arbitrator has 48 hours—which might be stretched to 72 because it falls on a weekend—to make his decision. Then the Rangers have 48 hours to reach their decision on... Read More →
Back to Russia and the KHL. Here’s the story from TSN. —————— Rangers Report Bonehead trivia: Zubov is not the last player listed alphabetically in NHL history. Do you know who is? I’ll answer later if nobody gets it.
The Sporting News is rating the top 50 all-time coaches in sports in its latest issue. Not surprisingly, very few are from hockey. Herb Brooks—who coached what is widely recognized as the greatest sports moment of the 20th century—barely made the list at No. 50. The voting panel included Hall... Read More →
I was watching the highlights from the 1997 Stanley Cup finals the other night, and though the Philly Flyers—who handily beat up the beaten-up Rangers in the Eastern final—were swept by Detroit, man, that was a good team. It was old, yeah, and about to break down. But it had... Read More →
USA Hockey announced its newest class of inductees into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame. The are: The 1998 U.S. Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey Team, Tony Amonte, Tom Barrasso, John LeClair and Frank Zamboni. Read the entire release here. —————————— Follow us on Twitter. You can find it at twitter.com/rangersreport, or @rangersreport.
NYRangerscast did an interview with Artem Anisimov. It was translated and transcribed. Here it is.
There really isn’t much going on with hockey—unless USA Hockey comes up with some big names this afternoon when it announces it new inductees into the US hockey Hall of Fame. So I want to share a thought. I was driving home from an interview last night and I put... Read More →
Here’s the official word: RANGERS AGREE TO TERMS WITH DEFENSEMAN SAM KLASSEN New York, July 27, 2009 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has agreed to terms with free agent defenseman Sam Klassen. ... Read More →
I’m going to skip the Seinfeld trivia today because I was blown away by how many had interest in the Honeymooners. So here’s a clip you must see. No idea if we’ll have any hockey action today, tomorrow, this week, next week, or next month (that’s paraphrasing part of a... Read More →
Did you know that 17 players filed for arbitration this summer? Did you also know that, so far, there has only been one case that actually has gone to arbitration (Phoenix’s Dan Winnik), and that eight others have been settled before arbitration? There are still eight others scheduled this week,... Read More →
I was just reading that all of the major sports leagues and the NCAA are attempting block the state of Delaware from legalizing betting on sports. Does anybody else find this somewhat hypocritical, since so many of these sports have ties to Las Vegas and are now putting many of... Read More →
The Boston Bruins are about to sign Derek Morris, according to this report. He’ll do well there. Hard to believe he’s only 30. I don’t know if the Rangers could have afforded him, or if he fit the plans, but he was pretty solid, if unspectacular, in the short time... Read More →
Just heard some sad news, and it may not mean much to you, but Herb Hammond passed away after a battle with cancer. Herb was a Rangers scout for a long time, beginning in 1989 with the hiring of Neil Smith. It’s impossible to quantify his contributions, but obviously he... Read More →
Well, at least Marian Gaborik is healthy at the moment … we think. How’d you like to be Chicago, which had that nightmare glitch by GM Dale Tallon, who didn’t tender his qualifying offers to restricted free agents on time then had to scramble to over-pay them before they became... Read More →