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Which line do you expect Chris Kreider to be on to start the season?

1st line - Zibanejad
2nd line - Strome
3rd line - Goodrow/Chytil

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RUMOR MILL

Thursday - August 26th

A contract with the last remaining RFA, Libor Hajek appears imminent according to Mollie Walker in the New York Post.

In some ways it's curious as to why the negotiations have taken this long, with Hajek not projected to be in the starting line-up at this point and perhaps more likely to be used as part of a future trade or to be used as depth in case of injury.

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 INJURY REPORT
Kaapo Kakko 5/8
Sat out for preventative reasons in last game
 
Julien Gauthier 5/6
Left the game after seemingly twisting/spraining his knee on a hit along the boards
 
Artemi Panarin 5/4
Is expected to miss the rest of the season
 
Ryan Lindgren 5/10
Is feeling a lot better that he was, no mention of on-going concerns
 
Chris Kreider 5/10
Mentioned that he had back spasms that he could not shake the last two weeks of the season
 
Jacob Trouba 5/10
Feeling much better, and probably would have returned this week if the Rangers were still playing
 
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2012-13 ~ 2011-12
2010-11 ~ 2009-10

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  RANDOM RANGER

BRYAN BERARD
(2001-2002)
  Born: Mar 5 - 1977  
  Position: Defense  
  Games Played: 82  
  Goals: 2  
  Assists: 21  
  Points: 23  
  Penalty Minutes: 60  
 



The Rangers were not the first hockey team to represent New York City in the NHL, but they do owe their inception to the long defunct New York Americans.  In 1925, the entire Hamilton Tigers roster was sold to "Big Bill" Dwyer, a notorious bootlegger during prohibition, who promptly dubbed his new team the New York Americans and set up shop in Madison Square Garden.

The star-spangled Americans drew the attention of one very important fan, Tex Rickard a boxing promoter who had been responsible for building Madison Square Garden and was said to be attracted by the speed of the game of hockey.  Rickard quickly secured a franchise that would begin playing in the 1926-27 season, all for the price of $50,000.  The move upset Dwyer and the Americans, who had thought they had an agreement in place to be the lone hockey tenant of the newly opened Garden.

The new team was in search of a moniker of their own, and initially were knicknamed "Tex's Rangers", before switching over to the name that is still with the team today: the New York Rangers.  Aside from some questionable naming, Rickard knew what he had to do, and brought in Conn Smythe to build his new team for a total of just $32,000, but Smythe was never to see how is team would look on the ice.  The strong willed Toronto native butted heads one too many times and Garden President, Colonel John S. Hammond eventually bought out the remainder of the Smythe's contract and turned to hockey legend Lester Patrick to pick up where the his predecessor had left off.

That initial team was built primarily from the ashes of the West Coast Hockey League.  Murray Murdoch, Taffey Abel, Ching Johnson, Frank Boucher, Lorne Chabot and the Cook brothers were all established hockey entities looking for a league to play in.  The team was coached and managed by Lester Patrick, who had himself played in and managed the forerunner to the WCHL.

The team in the ice in November of 1926 and immediately found success.  Playing in front of a sell out crowd, the Rangers scored the only goal in a 1-0 victory, backstopped by Hal Winkler with the shut-out.  Lorne Chabot however, would see the most time in nets with a 22-9-5 record in 36 appearances, including 10 shutouts.  The team was so good that they had just one three game losing streak, and only one other time did they lose back to back games.  The result was a first place finish in the American Division and a date with Boston in the playoffs.

After playing out a scoreless tie in Boston, the Rangers managed just one goal in their own building to the Bruins three.  The resulting loss ended the Rangers first season in the league...an impressive debut.

November 16th, 1926
The New York Rangers make their debut against the Montreal Maroons.  The home team wins 1-0 and Frank Boucher has the only fight of his NHL career.

Bill Cook scores the first goal in franchise history at 18:37 of the second period.

November 25th, 1926
The Rangers suffer their first loss and shutout at the hands of the Pittsburgh Pirates, a 2-0 loss.

March 5th - March 25th, 1927
The team goes on a seven game unbeaten streak (5-0-2), before finishing the season with a loss, but nine points clear of the second placed Bruins.

April 2nd, 1927
New York debuts in the playoffs with a 0-0 tie in Boston.

 Standings
 American Conference
Rangers 25 13 6 95 72 56
Bruins 21 20 3 97 89 45
Black Hawks 19 22 3 115 116 41
Pirates 15 26 3 79 108 33
Cougars 12 28 4 76 105 28
 
Cup Winner: Ottawa Senators

Complete Standings

Complete Results

 Playoffs
Semifinal
at Boston Bruins 0-0 0-0
Boston Bruins 1-3 0-1
Bruins win total goals series: 3-1

 Team Leaders
Goals Bill Cook 33
Assists Frank Boucher 15
Points Bill Cook 37
PIM Taffy Abel 78

Complete Statistics

 Awards
Art Ross Bill Cook
 Transactions
 Additions
01.01 Leo Bourgeault
11.23 Stan Brown
11.09 Bill Boyd
10.27 Hal Winkler
10.25 Ollie Reinikka
10.19 Leroy Goldsworthy
10.18 Bun Cook
10.18 Bill Cook
10.12 Paul Thompson
10.09 Reg Mackey
09.28 Frank Boucher
09.02 Frank Waite
09.02 Melville Vail
09.02 Murray Murdoch
09.02 Ching Johnson
09.02 Lorne Chabot
08.14 Taffy Abel
 Subtractions
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  HEADLINES
SEPTEMBER 17
Ranking the Rangers' top prospects, position by position
Rangers roster tiers heading into training camp
SEPTEMBER 16
Pajuniemi says time was right to make leap to North America
NY Rangers prospect Lauri Pajuniemi looks to prove he belongs
Top 10 prospects for the NY Rangers: No. 1 Nils Lundkvist
SEPTEMBER 15
Is Kaapo Kakko poised for a breakout year under new Rangers coach Gerard...
Rangers prospect Matthew Robertson focused on improving game in developm...
Top 10 prospects for the NY Rangers: No. 2 Vitali Kravtsov
SEPTEMBER 14
Top 10 prospects for the NY Rangers: No. 3 Braden Schneider
SEPTEMBER 13
Rangers prospect Will Cuylle is focused on making team
More news...
  CALENDAR
Sep 22   Rangers Camp Reports
Sep 23   Rangers Training Camp
Sep 26   NHL Preseason starts
Oct 12   2021-22 NHL Season Opens
Oct 13   Rangers season opener
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Question Of The Day

August 19th, 2021

Earlier this year the Rangers won by a margin of nine goals as they beat the Flyers 9-0. How many times has the margin been bigger?

Answer...
  NEXT GAMES
Sunday Sep 26th
7:00pm - Home

PRESEASON  
Tuesday Sep 28th
7:00pm - Home

PRESEASON  
Friday Oct 1st
7:00pm - Road

PRESEASON  
Saturday Oct 2nd
7:00pm - Road

PRESEASON  
Wednesday Oct 6th
7:00pm - Home

PRESEASON  
Saturday Oct 9th
7:00pm - Road

PRESEASON  
Wednesday Oct 13th
7:30pm - Road

Complete Schedule
May 8th, 2021
TD GARDEN
  1 2 3 T
0 1 4 5
0 1 3 4
SECOND PERIOD: 1. NYR Miller (Richards,Chytil) NYR 1-0   2. BOS Ritchie (Debrusk,Mcavoy) Tied 1-1    THIRD PERIOD: 3. BOS Pastrnak (Marchand) BOS 2-1   4. NYR Zibanejad (Buchnevich,Strome) Tied 2-2   5. NYR Lafrenière (Bitetto,Buchnevich) NYR 3-2   6. NYR Kravtsov (Strome,Jones) NYR 4-2   7. BOS Marchand (Krejci) BOS 3-4   8. NYR Zibanejad (Buchnevich) NYR 5-3   9. BOS Bergeron (Grzelcyk,Mcavoy) BOS 4-5   
Boxscore Game Thread
  STANDINGS
  Team GP W L OT Pts  
  Penguins 56 37 16 3 77  
  Capitals 56 36 15 5 77  
  Bruins 56 33 16 7 73  
  Islanders 56 32 17 7 71  
  Rangers 56 27 23 6 60  
  Flyers 56 25 23 8 58  
  Devils 56 19 30 7 45  
  Sabres 56 15 34 7 37  
FULL STANDINGS

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