Scott Arniel Pegged To Be Assistant Coach

Just a couple of days after Ulf Samuelsson was pegged as the first assistant coach – he was at the prospect camp today, but we’re still awaiting for an official announcement – Alain Vigneault appears to have added a second assistant, former Blue Jackets Head Coach Scott Arniel. Arniel was head coach of the Columbus Blue Jackets […]

Palmieri & Niemi Set To Become UFAs

New York will not extend qualifying offers to pending RFAs Nick Palmieri and Jyri Niemi, but will extend an offer to Brandon Mashinter.  In the case of Niemi, it’s not surprising.  The former Islanders draft pick was acquired back in May 2010 in exchange for a sixth round pick, but has struggled to make an impact in the AHL. […]

Christian Thomas Traded for Danny Kristo

New York made their third minor trade today, exchanging undersized forwards with the Montreal Canadiens.  Heading north is Christian Thomas, who appeared in just one NHL game for the Rangers, interestingly enough, against the very team he’s joining.  Meanwhile Danny Kristo, who completed his eligibility at North Dakota last season, will join the Rangers. It’s an interesting […]