Causes For Concern

It looked as if the Rangers were about to turn their season around.  After a inconclusive start to the New Year, New York broke out with two emotional wins against the rival New York Islanders, and an 2-1 overtime loss (but creditable performance) against the Tampa Bay Lightning.  They followed this up with a 3-3 […]

Injury Gets On Blackburn’s Nerves

by Timmy Corbett Dan Blackburn, the Rangers goalie slated to play in the number one position in Hartford this season, has suffered a pinched nerve in his arm. The arm was bruised in prospects camp in Calgary and has now been aggravated in a routine scrimmage. The injury appears something Blackburn can overcome, but there […]

Packing It In

It has become a little bit of a Hartford tradition under the tenure of Rangers General Manager Glen Sather…out with the old and in with the new, and this off-season is certainly no different.  While Neil Smith was loyal to a handful of veteran players, Sather has preferred instead to use the Pack as a […]

An Important Addition

by Timmy Corbett Jussi Markkanen could currently be the most important ranger on the roster.  “Bull!”, or something harsher, you say?  Seriously. Any fan of hockey can agree that a goalie will always have a harder time adjusting to the big leagues than any other position, defensemen need to adapt to forwards, likewise forwards to […]

Markkanen Signs

Goaltender Jussi Markkanen agreed to a contract today, terms of the deal have not been disclosed.  Markkanen had been considering whether to return to his native Finland this season, but a June 30th trade sent him from Edmonton to New York with a conditional 4th round pick in exchange for the rights to Brian Leetch.  […]

The Problem Is On The Bench, Not Behind It!!!

by Steve Giacobello Now that the 2002-03 NHL season is officially over, (congrats to the Devils and their fans), the time has come once again for the Rangers to sit back and spend the summer searching for answers to a long list of questions and to try and avoid missing the playoffs for a seventh […]

At The Center Of It All

Going into the 2002-03 season the Rangers looked set up in at least one position, center ice.  With Lindros, Nedved, Holik and Messier as well as the likes of Lundmark, Lyashenko and Donato in the system, it appeared that if anything the Rangers would finally have the dominating presence down the middle of the ice […]

The Rangers Just Don`t Get It

by Kevin Conway We’re about to witness the sixth consecutive NHL season without a playoff appearance by the New York Rangers. Ponder for a moment how much has happened since the last time the Rangers made the playoffs. We’ve been through two presidents, seen the economy wither and die, and watched the Stanley Cup hoisted […]

In The Corners

by Kevin Conway Alexei Kovalev is back in a New York Rangers’ uniform. After weeks of rumors and speculation, Glen Sather pulled a deal to bring one of the most skilled offensive players in the world back to Madison Square Garden , the place where he started his career. Every Rangers’ fan remembers the excitement that Kovalev brought to […]

End Of The Road For Trottier

by Steve Giacobello After 54 games, and a disappointing record of 21-26-6, Bryan Trottier was fired as head coach of the New York Rangers by GM Glen Sather. After three consecutive losses in which the Rangers were out-scored a combined 16-5, Glen Sather had seen enough. Trottier, in his first role as a head coach, […]