Former Ranger Lacroix To Be Named Assistant

The Rangers have never had three assistant coaches before, unless you count goaltending coach Benoit Allaire, in which case the Rangers have never had four before.  In fact under John Tortorella there was really only one assistant, and that was Mike Sullivan, although Jim Schoenfeld pitched in from time to time. Per Larry Brooks on Twitter, that is […]

Senators Visit New York

The Rangers welcome the Senators to the Garden tonight (7:00pm – MSG) and may have a chance to jump back over Carolina and tie for fifth place – Philadelphia is leading Pittsburgh 2-0 currently, and if it’s decided in regulation, the Rangers could draw even with the loser. The Senators have really turned their season […]

Tortorella Runs First Practice

Some interesting news and notes in the papers and media blogs today, as John Tortorella ran his first practice. Mike Pelino, who was not given a pink slip, has however been relegated to the video room by Tortorella. The new coach told Pelino he wanted a new start and asked him to help Jerry Dineen […]

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 […]

Who Now?

by Timmy Corbett The man was a legend, plain and simple, a legendary defenseman. He walked into the hall of fame backwards he was so good. Larry Robinson was a true talent at reading the play and staying on the defensive. He might have scored points, and, yes they came in clusters on those great […]

Too Many Ifs To Get Excited

by Steve Giacobello With the exception of the 1994 season, never before has a season of hockey here in New York been so anxiously anticipated…….and with good reason. Need some reasons to be excited about the 2002-03 season here in N.Y.? How about….. the signings of Bobby Holik and Darius Kasparaitis. ….an all new coaching […]

No Stones Left Unturned

by Gary Pino Terry O’Reilly and Jim Schoenfeld, both former NHL head coaches, were hired Wednesday by the New York Rangers to be assistants under new coach Bryan Trottier. Ted Green, who served under fired head coach Ron Low, was the only assistant retained from the previous staff. “I am extremely excited that Terry and […]