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Mika Zibanejad Contract Talks “Wide Open”

New York Rangers are only a few days away from July 1st when free agency opens. Now they will have to have some serious discussion over the next few days, as to how they will fill the holes in the lineup. These are the holes left by trading Derek Stepan, Antti Raanta, and the buyout of Dan Girardi. Sometimes a team’s best and worst off season signings are the ones they make “In-House”.

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Rangers Draft Czech (C) Dominik Lakatos

The New York Rangers selected Domink Lakatos with the 175th pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. This draft pick may come as a surprise for most fans, because the Czech center is already 20 years old. This age is definitely higher then the usual 17,18,19 yr old draft picks in the NHL Entry Draft. Most players at this age will just end up signing a undrafted free agent deal with a NHL club. Gordie Clark and the rest of the Rangers brass must have saw a player they didn’t want to land on another team’s roster. Read more

New York Rangers Draft Swedish (D) Calle Sjalin

New York Rangers drafted with the 145th pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft Calle Sjalin a Swedish defense-man. This is a 17 year old kid, who played for Östersunds IK in Sweden. This could be a steal in the 4th round as he was ranked #44 for EU skaters by NHL Central Scouting. His numbers are pretty good for a young, 17 year old defense-man. Hopefully, we can see him in a few years as he transitions to North American hockey. He will be playing in Sweden next season, but he is definitely a player to keep your eye on over the next few years.

 

The NHL and The Olympics

AP

If you are a hockey fan of a certain age, you have seen professionals and non-professionals representing their respective countries. Perhaps the greatest moment in Winter Olympic history came in 1980 when 25 college kids shocked the world, by defeating the Soviet powerhouse. And amateur players were the standard for the Olympics until 1998. Only since then has the NHL sent its players to the Olympic games. But while everyone is out arguing for and against, let’s look at what they are fighting about.
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FullTilt Flashback: Gordie Howe destroys Rangers’ tough guy, Lou Fontinato

Fontinato and Howe separated

Fontinato and Howe separated

The great Gordie Howe has passed on at the age of 88. Everyone in the hockey world is mourning his loss and celebrating his life as well. When Howe was 15 years old, he attended a New York Rangers training camp and unfortunately failed to impress. Sadly, the rest is history as he went to Detroit and led them to 4 Stanley Cups. Read more

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