Rangers back in New York

The Rangers are back in New York, and it sounds like John Tortorella is much happier having put the European trip behind him.  With a full week between games, he’s getting a chance to run the team through practice this week, a luxury he didn’t have as much in a hectic schedule to start the […]

Second Round Of Cuts Made

by Jamy Baron This morning, General Manager,¬†Glen Sather¬†has announced the Rangers’ second round of cuts. Some of these cuts may come as a bit of a surprise, but rest assured they were for the most part, the right decisions. Player(s) sent to the Connecticut Whale: (D) Blake Parlett, (D) Tim Erixon, (F) Ryan Bourque, (F) Carl Hagelin, (F) John Mitchell, […]

Line-up Announced For Preseason Opener

John Tortorella announced the roster for tomorrow night’s preseason opener against the Devils, and as promised it’s a team with several young players, and few veterans. Surprisingly perhaps, Henrik Lundqvist will get his first action of the season backstopping a roster that features just eight players who played for the Rangers last year. Backing up Lundqvist in […]

Chemistry Is A Great Thing To Have

by Jamy Baron It may just be training camp, but certain players have really shown up to play and have not lost a beat since April. These players include Ryan Callahan and Brandon Dubinsky. Other players have improved greatly and are displaying a high level of determination. Those players include Marian Gaborik and Wojtek Wolski. Today, the Rangers continued their scrimmages […]

Staal Sent Home

The biggest news out of Day 4 of Training Camp was that defenseman Marc Staal has been sent home as a precaution after he reportedly wasn’t feeling well.  The Rangers’ #1 defender is being treated cautiously following off-season post-concussion like symptoms, but this is certainly not a welcome development for the team. Already to be limited to […]

Day 2 Summary

The Rangers completed their skating workouts Saturday with a second set of drills.  Marian Gaborik – who had been in his native Slovakia – returned to the ice, as did Artem Anisimov after he received a clean bill of health on his knee. Mike Sauer, still nursing a tender knee, skated on his own and could be inserted into the full […]

Day 1 Summary

Day one of Rangers Training Camp started with 63 players on deck, but notably excluded from the list was veteran Wade Redden and prospects Randy McNaught and Chris Chappell.  Redden will report directly to the Whale when they open up camp, while McNaught will return to the WHL.  Chappell was not invited to camp last year either, and would seemingly […]

Camp Opens Tomorrow

With the Traverse City Prospects Tournament completed, attention now turns to Rangers training camp, set to get under way tomorrow with players reporting for physicals.  First on-ice sessions will begin Saturday, with the preseason schedule kicking off next Wednesday against the Devils. Going into camp, there appears to be few questions.  The Rangers have a well […]

Who’s On First?

They haven’t yet played a game together, but it seems almost certain that the Rangers will go into the season with Brad Richards centering Marian Gaborik. Richards has the ability to control the game and distribute the puck, while his projected Slovakian linemate has proven he can score in the NHL. Throw in Richards’ career success on the […]

Summer of Love

It may sound counter intuitive, but the Rangers are likely to struggle this season, and could easily miss the playoffs for the second time in three years. You certainly wouldn’t come to that conclusion if you were to read the papers and what pundits the pundits are writing. The general consensus is that General Manager Glen […]