Click here for my story on Derek Stepan signing a new two-year contract, from The Journal News and lohud.com. Thoughts: 1) Huge day for the Rangers Thursday. Not only did they re-sign Derek Stepan—Glen Sather, tough negotiator, wins again—but just as critical is that Ryan Callahan was cleared for contact…. Read More →
Thoughts: 1) Boy, Slats with that Borsalino was awfully tough on Derek Stepan in the taped interview on MSG. “He’s going to get paid, just not today.” Suggested he was “a fool” for listening to his agent. Classic old-school stuff. And I get it, that it’s playing the CBA and… Read More →
Just a few things while I try to get the issue with the Alain Vigneault audio resolved (fingers crossed). First and foremost, Derek Stepan, as expected, did not report. He’s still an unsigned restricted free agent. And just to clear up some details, that $2.18M the Rangers have under the… Read More →
Yes, it’s hump day. But it’s also the first day of training camp for ya boys … or at least the day they officially report for physicals. The Rangers begin training camp today with a new head coach, but minus their new No. 1 center. Derek Stepan, 23, who emerged… Read More →
After a week spent at least a little bit writing about Alex Rodriguez* I will be writing hockey today from Yankee Stadium. The Yankees, the NHL, the Rangers, the Devils and the Islanders are hosting an 11 a.m. joint presser at the Big ATM in the Bronx to promote the… Read More →
Alternate Reality Rangers: How The Last Lockout Changed The Scope of The NHL….Maybe Forever By Mike Aker Whether on television with various incarnations of Star Trek, in comic books with the X-Men, or even in Greek literature, we’ve all learned about an alternate reality, where there exists another realm that… Read More →
So, you guys need a new thread. Here it is. (you’re welcome, James). And while we’re on the topic of slow times and slower news, if anybody’s interested in filling a day or more with a guest blog, please drop me an email at email@example.com. Guess you all saw the… Read More →
(Editor’s note: Special thanks to our friend Yergs for this letter from the former Rangers coach. It’s possible the NHL 2013-14 schedule will be released at some point today, assuming the IOC and NHL can finalize their agreement for participation in the ‘14 Olympics. If it is released early in… Read More →
Here’s my column from The Journal News and LoHud.com, with some new, corrected info on the recapture penalty as it pertains to Brad Richards’ potential retirement if the Rangers don’t buy him out via amnesty next summer. The original numbers were incorrectly figured by capgeek.com, and since corrected, in a… Read More →
Nineteen years ago today, the parade in the Canyon of Heroes, and OJ’s slow-speed chase in the white Bronco. As we wait for the official introduction of Alain Vigneault as the next Rangers coach—and I’m told that the delay is not because the NHL doesn’t want major news to break… Read More →
“2013 New York Rangers Report Card” by Mark Romeo Hard to believe it’s been only five months since we were collectively wishing to see less of Gary Bettman and more of Sam Rosen, but it has been. Tough to call this Rangers season much of anything other than a disappointment,... Read More →
From the Rangers: RYAN CALLAHAN AND CARL HAGELIN UNDERGO SUCCESSFUL SHOULDER SURGERIES New York, May 31, 2012 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that both Ryan Callahan and Carl Hagelin underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum in each of their left shoulders. The… Read More →
A picture is worth a thousand words, and the picture right here, well, just wow. Look at the five Rangers around Henrik Lundqvist and Gregory Campbell, look at who they are in a must-win Game 5 of a second-round playoff series, and how nobody can prevent the fourth-line Boston center… Read More →
Sorry for the jackwagon sniffling in my microphone during the Tortorella presser.
More to follow later, including video of John Tortorella’s presser, and an interview with Darroll Powe, who probably won’t play tomorrow, but who was part of the Philadelphia team that came back from 0-3 to beat Boston in the 2010 playoffs.
Gotta tell you, I didn’t think the Rangers could do the 0-2 trick against Washington, so I’m not saying “no way,” but I really don’t get the feeling that this Boston team is going to lose four of five. I think these Bruins are better than Washington, play a style… Read More →