Chris Kreider. Derek Stepan. Carl Hagelin. Ryan McDonagh. Those names and more were and are integral parts to the Rangers recent successes. Most of the talent the Rangers bring aboard comes from either the college ranks or Canadian juniors. Every year, the organization plucks up-and-comers from these ranks in an attempt to replenish the roster for years to come. Let’s take a look at some of these prospects that stood out over the last few days.
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The Rangers have announced this morning that they have assigned Filip Chytil to the Hartford Wolfpack and have released Andrew Desjardins from his professional tryout.
On Saturday, the Rangers almost completed a fairy-tale comeback scoring four straight goals to tie the game at five a piece in the second period, before eventually falling to the Toronto Maple Leafs. The storyline of that game was defensive collapses. Three of the five goals scored in the first period came on poor defensive plays. The Rangers and their coaching staff knew that they had to improve. For the matchup against the Canadiens, the Rangers opted to play seven defensemen and eleven forwards; scratching Filip Chytil, who has seen little ice-time thus far throughout the season, and Brendan Smith, who had played a poor game against the Leafs. In place of Smith and Chytil, Alain Vigneault decided to play defensemen, Nick Holden and Steven Kampfer. In that game, The Rangers made less defensive mistakes and allowed Lundqvist to see the puck which ultimately led to a Rangers victory.
The Rangers have claimed forward Adam Cracknell off of waivers from the Dallas Stars.
The New York Rangers have not gotten off to the most auspicious start; they were 0-2 until they shutting out the Montreal Canadiens last night. Filip Chytil has clearly ordered the AV special, with Anthony DeAngelo not too far behind. However, there have been a few bright spots. The New York Rangers have a Power Play. Led by Kevin Shattenkirk and Mika Zibanejad, the Rangers have scored four PP goals in two games. Mika Zibanejad seems to be taking the next step, and his line with Kreider and Buchnevich is electric every time they are on the ice.
Here is the FullTilt Quick Hits recap of the Rangers 2-0 shutout victory over the Canadiens.
Here is my Quick Hits recap of the Rangers 8-5 loss to the Maple Leafs.
As the puck is set to drop on the Rangers for their 90th season, it appears around the NHL that many don’t expect much from the Blueshirts. Read more
The regular season is finally upon us! The ice is frozen, the jerseys are fresh, and the hockey hair is flowing. The Blueshirts held their final offseason practice today and there are some interesting things to note. Read more
As we count down the days until opening day, there are some interesting things to think about. Read more