Browsing: Jeff Gorton

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231 Rangers add Beukeboom to staff, sign three free agents

Because we need a new post after 500 plus comments, here are the official announcements from the Rangers so far. ICYMI, Eric Staal and Viktor Stalberg both defected via free agency, to Minnesota and Carolina, respectively. RANGERS NAME JEFF BEUKEBOOM ASSISTANT COACH NEW YORK, July 1, 2016 – New York…

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531 NHL Free Agency Day … It’s Go Time!

Big, big day for the Rangers, and GM Jeff Gorton, who took over from Glen Sather one year ago today. Sort of big, I think. I don’t imagine they’re going to be in the market for any significant (read: expensive) free agents given their cap situation. That said, perhaps part…

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398 NHL entry draft … It’s Go Time!

Well, it isn’t Go Time for the Rangers unless they trade their way into the first round (or second for that matter). But as I said earlier, I imagine Jeff Gort0n is going to be very active on the draft floor in Buffalo, where only a few feet of snow…

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80 Rangers’ 2016-17 schedule

Here is the Rangers’ 2016-17 schedule in calendar form, courtesy of the NYR: If you haven’t yet, you should follow the team’s new stats and info account on twitter: @NYRangersPR. And in text form: Thursday, Oct. 13 – vs. NY Islanders (7:00 p.m.) Saturday, Oct. 15 – at…

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94 Stanley Cup Final in review

Thoughts: 1) So the hockey season finally ends. Again, thanks to all of you for hanging in there start to finish, and hopefully you’ll stick around all summer. Going to be an interesting one, and I think the action starts next week, heading into, and at the draft. 2) The…

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172 Stanley Cup Final Game 6 … It’s Go Time!

Stanley Cup Final Game 6. Penguins at Sharks. (Penguins lead 3-2.) Can the San Jose Sharks (a.k.a. Martin Jones) extend the hockey season a few more days? Speaking of which, Game 7 wouldn’t be until Wednesday. This series started May 30. Could it be stretched out any more?…

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116 Rangers player evaluations — Kevin Klein

Quick, who was the Rangers’ most consistent, reliable defenseman in a season in which so many were so inconsistent? Hint: He was the lowest paid of the top six. Another hint: He was the defenseman who did the least panicking, the least puck-chasing, and the most defending around the front…

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335 Rangers player evaluations — Oscar Lindberg

The fact that Oscar Lindberg needed some serious post-season surgery on his hip, an injury that occurred over time, makes you wonder to what degree he was hampered during his rookie season. We know that Lindberg pretty much lost his spot as a regular player after the Rangers acquired Eric…

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233 Rangers player evaluations — Tanner Glass

OK, let’s see if we can’t burn down Twitter. Now, remember, before you get your torches and pitchforks out, I’m grading these guys based on expectations — my expectations, and the expectations I believe should have been put upon them — against what they actually accomplished. I’m not comparing Tanner…

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160 Rangers player evaluations — Marc Staal

All the advanced stats indicate Marc Staal had an awful year. I don’t disagree. I also don’t believe he’s necessarily done, that he will now be in a speedy decline at age 29, which really usually is the prime of a defenseman’s career. But I don’t know that he’s not.…

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257 Rangers player evaluations — Eric Staal

To say that the rental of Eric Staal didn’t go well would be an understatement. How much of the fault for that is on Staal is debatable. But the Rangers were the second best team in the East, behind runaway Washington, and playing their best hockey of the entire season when…

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260 Rangers player evaluations — Chris Kreider

Chris Kreider didn’t take a big step backward in 2015-16, but he sure didn’t take a big step forward, either. And ’15-16 was supposed to be his break-out season. Everybody thought so, including the fans, the media, coach Alain Vigneault — who said so on the first day of training…

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