IN THE FORUMS >> VIEWS REPLIES  
  ■  Game 47: Philadelphia Flyers @ Rangers 4/22/21 ... 208 47  
  ■  2020 7th round pick Hugo Ollas to play for Meri... 58 1  
  ■  Rangers sign Karl Henriksson 130 2  
  ■  Game 46: Rangers @ New York Islanders 4/20/21 -... 358 63  
  ■  Rangers sign Will Cuylle 154 1  
  ■  Rangers Playoff Hopes 1145 43  
  ■  Vitali Kravtsov 334 6  
OTG POLL

How would you rate the Rangers deadline?

Awesome
Not bad
Meh
What were they thinking...

Previous Polls
RUMOR MILL

Thursday - March 25th

With 18 days remaining until the NHL trade deadline, all is relatively quiet on the Rangers front.

Not unexpectedly, the Rangers are probably going to be minor players this time round, without much in the way of short term assets they would be looking to part with.

Clearly they would look at offers for those on short term or expiring contracts like Brendan Smith, Ryan Strome, Jack Johnson and perhaps the likes of Colin Blackwell.


  MORE RUMORS...
 INJURY REPORT
Jacob Trouba 4/21
Took a heavy hit and was wobbly on his feet, no timetable on his return, but the concern of course if he had a concussion
 
  MORE INJURY NEWS...
SEPTEMBER 24TH, 2014
CAPTION THIS
Read the submissions so far and see if you can come up with the best caption for today's photo

Best Of:
2014-15 ~ 2013-14
2012-13 ~ 2011-12
2010-11 ~ 2009-10


Question Of The Day

September 29th, 2017

How many rostered players were on the ice for opening night 2016-17

Answer...
  BIRTHDAYS

Derek Armstrong - 1973
Ryan Hollweg - 1983

  SEARCH BIRTHDAYS
  RANDOM RANGER

ULF SAMUELSSON
(1995-1999)
  Born: Mar 26 - 1964  
  Pos: Defense  
  GP: 287  
  G: 14  
  A: 46  
  Pts: 60  
  PIMs: 475  
 
Jesper Fast signs with Carolina, officially ending tenure with NYR

Jesper Fast Signs With Hurricanes
Posted by Toby Ivey ≡ 10:41:13 PM - October 10, 2020

For much of the time since the rebuild became official, there's been a vocal portion of the Ranger fan base that have wanted the team to move on from Jesper Fast.  Despite being a five time player's player choice on the team, many Blueshirt faithful have not seen the value of his steady defense, and occasional streaks of timely offense.

No, "Quickie" has not been a fan favorite.  He's not a physical presence, nor does he provide the type of offense that would warrant time with the likes of Artemi Panarin or Mika Zibanejad, despite what the coaches might think.

Well, now they'll have to find someone else to focus their ire on, because as of today, Jesper Fast is now a Carolina Hurricane on a three year $6M deal.  With the announcement of the terms there came a new complaint: Why couldn't the Rangers have done that deal?

In the space of about 36 hours, Fast went from a role player who many didn't really care about, to a modest cause celebre 

What about his leadership qualities? 

What exactly is the Rangers' plan? 

Couldn't the Rangers have signed that deal?

Of the first two questions we can only speculate.  Fast was not one to step up and talk publicly, so we have little perspecitve of how we lead in the lockerroom, though it is true that he had briefly moved up to the second most tenured Ranger after the trade of Marc Staal and buy-out of Henrik Lundqvist.

As to the Rangers plan, the mood changed dramatically mostly on the back of the Jack Johnson signing.  It is a curious move, as Larry Brooks described it today, but the signing of a 33 year old defenseman who many believe will remain near the bottom of the league has undermined much of the good will developed over the majority of the last three years.

On terms, it seems the Rangers and Fast never really had much of a serious conversation.  Fast was believed to be looking for three years and $9M dollars, a somewhat modest increase oaver his $1.875M a year he earned on his last contract.

Perhaps if we living in normal times he'd be back in Blue.  Instead he signs with the team that effectively ended his Ranger career, courtesy of a Brady Skjei hit about one minute into what turned out to be his last appearance as a Blueshirt.

For a young team that struggled defensively last year, it'll be interesting to see if this move has a lasting effect.  It also remains to be seen how the Rangers will address one less forward on defense, perhaps they will take another run at Michael Grabner once he makes himself available, or maybe they'll simply try to plug the gap with one of the fringe guys they signed yesterday.



Profile of the Author:
Has been an active follower of the New York Rangers since the 1996-97 season. Began OutsideTheGarden.com in 2001, and has continued to collect data and provide analysis on the team through to the current day.

 Additional stories from Toby Ivey:


YOUR COMMENTS

 
  HEADLINES
Rangers looking forward to �uni...
- New York Post 2/15

K'Andre Miller is latest key Ra...
- New York Post 2/15

Rangers� veterans not making st...
- New York Post 2/14

How Adam Fox went from lifelong...
- New York Post 2/14

Tony DeAngelo bares his soul in...
- New York Post 2/13

Artemi Panarin Out With Lower B...
- Lohud 2/12

The Rangers� defense looks dram...
- New York Post 2/12

Rangers' Artemi Panarin could b...
- New York Newsday 2/11

Trading Tony DeAngelo Is Provin...
- Lohud 2/11

Rangers lose in OT to Bruins on...
- New York Newsday 2/10

More news...
  NEXT GAMES
Friday Apr 23rd
7:00pm - Home

Sunday Apr 25th
6:00pm - Home

Tuesday Apr 27th
7:00pm - Home

Thursday Apr 29th
7:00pm - Home

Saturday May 1st
7:00pm - Road

Monday May 3rd
7:00pm - Home

Wednesday May 5th
7:00pm - Home

Thursday May 6th
7:00pm - Road

Complete Schedule
April 23rd, 2021
MADISON SQUARE GARDEN
  1 2 3 T
0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0
7:00pm -
Preview Game Thread
  STANDINGS
  Team GP W L OT Pts  
  Capitals 46 29 13 5 62  
  Islanders 46 29 13 8 62  
  Penguins 46 29 14 7 61  
  Bruins 44 26 12 7 58  
  Rangers 46 23 17 3 52  
  Flyers 45 20 18 7 47  
  Devils 45 14 25 3 34  
  Sabres 46 12 27 3 31  
FULL STANDINGS

About Us -  Site Map  -  Contact Us


?Copyright OutsideTheGarden.com 2001-21
This site and rolex replica uk it's content is in no way affiliated replica watches sale with, or representative rolex replica sale of the 
NHL
, NHLPA or the New York Rangers