Browsing: Jeff Gorton

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127 Woof, woof … the dog days of August

Still almost five weeks to go until training camp, then the preseason begins Sept. 21. I’ve got two more of those great, nostalgic guest blogs by our friend George Grimm to come this week, and I believe there are one or two more volunteers who will be sending stories in…

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193 UPDATED: Rangers sign free-agent center Jarret Stoll

The Rangers – home of second-chancers – signed free agent center Jarett Stoll to a one-year, $800,000 contract on Monday. Stoll, 33, won a pair of Stanley Cups with the Los Angeles Kings, but pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor charges from an April arrest in Las Vegas for suspicion of…

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106 Guest blogger: Jim Nasium … Expectations vs. Reality

Expectations vs. Reality By Jim Nasium “The group we had this year, and I think the skill and the determination we also had, it’s disappointing to come up short.” – Henrik Lundqvist “It’s tough to look back at how good the season was or what we accomplished as a team…

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299 Clock ticking on Rangers/Stepan contract situation

Derek Stepan and his agent, Matt Oates, and the Rangers, are to make their presentations to an arbitrator Saturday morning. The salary arbitration hearing is scheduled for Monday, and a decision is expected within 48 hours. The Rangers are hoping to avoid arbitration by getting Stepan signed long-term before the…

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327 Clean slate … grab it

Remember when that was the motto the Rangers rode to the Stanley Cup Final in Alain Vigneault’s first year? Now we’re wiping the slate clean and grabbing it for a different reason — because there’s not much happening until Rangers GM Jeff Gorton gets down to brass tacks with the…

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108 Happy Independence Day!

Hope you are all celebrating the birth of our nation with friends and/or family, and doing something special … … and doing something other than complaining about the god-awful hockey team you’ve had to watch the last four years. I kid. I kid. PS, if anybody wants to do a…

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156 Sather steps down as GM, remains president; Gorton new GM

Rangers president/general manager Glen Sather handed over the team’s GM position to long-time assistant Jeff Gorton on Wednesday. Sather, named the team’s president/GM June 1, 2000 replacing fired Stanley Cup winner Neil Smith, will remain president. Gorton, who had handled a lot of the GM responsibilities the last several years,…

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207 Rangers’ draft in review

Thoughts: 1) Right now, at this very moment, I think the Rangers are not as good as they were when they last played a hockey game. That’s just me. But when they were eliminated, I thought that they had only one legit first-line player, and he proved once again incapable…

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233 Rangers prospect report: Feb. 16-22

Courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS PROSPECT REPORT: FEB. 16 – FEB. 22 1. Anthony Duclair, LW, Quebec Remparts (QMJHL) – Duclair tallied five points (one goal, four assists) in three games with Quebec over the past week. He established a QMJHL season-high with three assists and tied season-highs…

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154 Rangers closing in on a new six-year deal for Marc Staal

According to several reports, Rangers GM Glen Sather is close to finalizing a new six-year contract for defenseman and alternate captain Marc Staal. Staal, who turned 28 this week, will earn between $5.6 and $5.9 million per year and have a full no-trade clause the first three years, then a…

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170 Rangers prospect report Dec. 29-Jan. 5

Courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS PROSPECT REPORT: DEC. 29 – JAN. 5 The 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship concluded yesterday, Jan. 5, as Team Canada defeated Team Russia, 5-4, in the Gold Medal Game. Three Rangers prospects (Anthony Duclair, Pavel Buchnevich, and Igor Shesterkin) captured a medal in…

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