The Rangers get back to work tonight in Calgary, to start a preseason-closing week in which they play four games in five nights. It’s a crucial week for some of the young players trying to make Alain Vigneault’s team, especially if Derek Stepan remains unsigned on opening night (doubtful). Expected… Read More →
Before everyone starts demanding trades, firing coaches and writing off the season as a total loss let’s remember that pre-season games are hardly must-win scenarios (a lesson Rex Ryan learned the hard way). That said, with 46 players competing for half that many roster spots, there is certainly an aspect… Read More →
Thoughts: 1) Even when you’ve been doing this as long as I have, and you’re sitting there writing about what an awful game you’re watching, sometimes you hesitate. I ask myself, is it just because the crowd is dead that it seems awful? Is it just because one team is… Read More →
Game 15. Canadiens at Rangers. The Rangers 4-0-1* in their last five (asterisk = they lost one of those games, but it doesn’t count as a loss, even though they won of those games in the same fashion and that counts as a win—only in the Bettman Bonus Points for… Read More →
Doubt that we will find out whether he’s sick or hurt … but Rick Nash will not play tonight. Chris Kreider and Brandon Mashinter will both play. Henrik Lundqvist in goal. Stu Bickel scratched.
The Rangers placed winger Darroll Powe on injured reserve with a concussion on Monday. Powe was injured in an accidental open-ice collision with Washington’s Matt Hendricks during Sunday’s 2-1 Rangers win at the Garden. Powe flipped over Hendricks and appeared to land on his head. He looked to be unconscious… Read More →
Game 9. Rangers at Devils. Rematch of the Eastern Conference finals, and the first meeting since the Devils won Game 6 in OT as the Rangers did snow angels around Henrik Lundqvist’s crease. Both teams are 4-4, but the Devils have three Bettman Bonus Points. Lundqvist starts in goal against… Read More →
Here’s my story from The Journal News and LoHud.com: By Rick Carpiniello GREENBURGH – You could look at the Rangers’ moves on Monday as shuffling deck chairs, moving around a lot of spare parts. They could have zero impact whatsoever. Very clearly, though it’s early, the Rangers’ organization sees its… Read More →