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28 Rangers prospects fall to Minnesota, 5-2, in Traverse City

From the NYR: The Rangers were defeated by the Minnesota Wild, 5-2, in their first game of the Traverse City Tournament on Friday afternoon. The Blueshirts opened the scoring at 13:22 of the first period, as Brad Morrison tallied a goal by beating Wild goaltender Brody Hoffman with a wrist…

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35 Guest blogger: jpp … Who’s gonna be The Man?

“Who’s gonna be The Man?” By jpp What do you ask of a team that has been to the Final Four three out of the last four years, a team that’s won 214 games since the start of the 2011-2012 season? A team that has played 12 playoff series, winning…

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35 Rangers’ Etem, Stalberg look to fill holes

GREENBURGH – The Rangers team that went to Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final last May lost two top-nine forwards: Carl Hagelin, who had to be traded for salary-cap reasons, and Martin St. Louis, who retired after his production slipped in the second half of the season. To a…

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61 Rangers’ Zuccarello: Head injury is “no issue”

GREENBURGH — Mats Zuccarello said he felt “awful” during a scrimmage Tuesday as most of the Rangers players skated in pre-camp voluntary workouts. But it was a good awful. It was rust and timing issues, and nothing to do with the frightening head injury he suffered in the first round…

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67 Happy Labor Day … and here comes hockey season

To people who do what I do, Labor Day means back to work. Or thereabouts. So, after setting a Rangers Report record for fewest comments ever on Sunday, here’s the plan as we get ready for some hockey. I hope to get over to the practice rink at least two…

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32 Rangers name Chris Drury director of player development

Just catching up … Click here for the story, with quotes, from the Rangers’ site. From the NYR: CHRIS DRURY NAMED DIRECTOR OF PLAYER DEVELOPMENT NEW YORK, September 4, 2015 – New York Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton announced today that the team has named Chris Drury as Director of…

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23 Guest blogger: George Grimm … reminiscing with Jack Egers

Reminiscing with Jack Egers By George Grimm Armed with a slapshot that earned him the nickname “Smokey” because it was said he could “knock the sap out of the wood of his stick”, Jack Egers was destined for stardom. Unfortunately a series of injuries including a concussion hampered and ultimately…

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98 Rangers’ Traverse City prospects tournament roster

The goalies, not listed above, are Brandon Halverson and Jacob Smith. From the NYR: RANGERS ANNOUNCE ROSTER FOR 2015 TRAVERSE CITY TOURNAMENT The annual prospect tournament is set to begin on September 11 NEW YORK, August 31, 2015 – Today, the New York Rangers announced their roster for the 2015…

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35 Vigneault: Zuccarello 100 percent medically cleared

Confirming a report here a few weeks ago, Rangers coach Alain Vigneault told NHL.com Friday that winger Mats Zuccarello is “100 percent cleared” for training camp. Zuccarello suffered a concussion and skull injury, and some memory loss and vision problems, when he was hit in the head by a Ryan…

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128 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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194 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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108 NHL, MLB announce media partnership

From the NHL/MLB: COMMISSIONERS BETTMAN AND MANFRED ANNOUNCE HISTORIC MEDIA RIGHTS PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN NHL AND MLBAM First-of-Its-Kind Media Partnership Will Transform the Fan Experience NHL & MLBAM to Team Up to Create New Digital Products & Platforms MLB Network to Operate NHL Network in U.S. in State-of-the-Art Production Facility NEW…

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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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