A series of head-scratching decisions by GM Jeff Gorton, and Coach Alain Vigneault, are having a very negative effect on the New York Rangers. Some decisions have involved personnel, some involve scheduling , and some involve how the team is configured. In the preseason the team didn’t have any impressive games. While they shutout the Canadians on home ice, it may have been more the opponent, then the home team.
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As we count down the days until opening day, there are some interesting things to think about. Read more
Here is my Quick Hits recap of the Rangers 4-3 overtime defeat to the Flyers in Philadelphia.
Here is my Quick Hits recap of the Rangers 2-1 defeat to the Islanders in Bridgeport.
Quick Hits recap of the Rangers 4-3 overtime victory over the Devils. Read more
The Rangers rookies played their second game of the Traverse City tournament this afternoon against youngsters from the Carolina Hurricanes. There where three lineup changes with Luc Smith, Nicolas Werbik, and Brenden Kotyk drew into the lineup. Robin Kovacs, Malte Stromwall, and Sergei Zborovskiy were healthy scratches.
The Rangers opened up the Traverse City Tournament with a 3-2 win! Read more
The Rangers continue to seek a trade to bolster their center position on the NHL level. People I trust have told me that teams have been talking trade; much more than usual for this time of year. Read more
This time last year, there was plenty of reason for optimism amongst Rangers fans. They brought their most highly regarded prospect, Pavel Buchnevich over, from Russia. They defied all of the hockey insiders by signing Jimmy Vesey to add to an already talented group of forwards. Trade acquisitions Mika Zibanejad and Nick Holden, along with a full season of another rookie, Brady Skjei, added to the intrigue of a fairly complete, and well-rounded squad. But this year feels different to me.
On June 27, 2015, the New York Rangers made an unpopular trade according to their fans. The Rangers sent restricted free agent forward Carl Hagelin and two draft picks (No. 59 and 179) to the Anaheim Ducks for Emerson Etem and the No. 41 pick in the draft. Read more