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 […]

Vigneault Appointment Official

The Rangers made it official today, with Alain Vigneault named the Rangers’ 34th head coach in franchise history.  Vigneault becomes the first French Canadien coach of the Rangers since Michel Bergeron who last coached in 1989. General Manager Glen Sather noted that the organization had identified thirteen candidates in their search, ultimately interviewing Vigneault and Mark Messier in person, and another […]

Players May Have Changed Sather’s Mind

Reports in the New York Daily News and New York Post today indicated that firing John Tortorella may not have been the original game plan following Saturday’s defeat and elimination by the Boston Bruins. It appears that at least some Rangers made it known in their exit interviews, that they felt the coach had become […]

Rangers Fire Tortorella

When asked if he would return following the conclusion of his current contract, Henrik Lundqvist seem to indicate that he might be open to exploring other avenues.  Clearly the Rangers’ netminder felt frustrated at the lack of offensive support he got, and has gotten under Tortorella’s coaching tenure. It’s this sort of frustration, and four failed playoff […]

Unusual Suspects

Before the 2013 playoffs, Derek Stepan and Carl Hagelin had one goal between them in 42 combined playoff games.  After four games with the Washington Capitals, the pair have emerged as offensive leaders with two goals each, including both Game Winners by Derek Stepan. Derick Brassard meanwhile had never played a playoff game before joining the Rangers, missing out on the only […]

Could Clowe Be Close To Playing?

There was plenty to highlight in last night’s loss, but it ultimately came down to another sub-par night from special teams, a defensive lapse and a poor goal by Henrik Lundqvist, all in the second period. Back on the ice today, the Rangers will now look towards evening the series tomorrow afternoon, when they face off […]

No Doubts about his Game

Ryan McDonagh still feeling his way around the League, force fed into a top pair position, by Coach John Tortorella this season, deserves some All Star Game votes. He latched onto a second pair spot last season with the intensity of a hungry Badger, showing the poise of a five year NHL vet, while paired with fellow rookie Michael Sauer. This seasons performance has been […]

Onward Soldier

This team grows on you like a belly over Christmas. Team efforts, night after night. Ranger fans pride in the team growing every day. Why? Because of unsung guys like John Mitchell, thats why. His performance against the islanders was so good, yet so unnoticed. Lost in the more obvious performances of Del Zotto, Dubinsky, Girardi, […]

Rebound Time

Scolded, benched and forgiven all in one night. Does anyone expect anything but a “A” game from Brad Richards, in the land of Cactaceae. While not totally responsible for a rather feeble team effort in St. Louis. Richards has a duty to lead the way, and eliminate the word “slumping” from creeping into Ranger adjectives. He and his mates must […]

Avery Out On Thursday

by Jamy Baron It seems that this week all we’ve been hearing about is, Avery, Avery, and more Avery. Sean Avery officially cleared waivers yesterday afternoon and while many were hoping for him to be playing on Thursday, that will not be the case. Coach Tortorella stated that he liked the line-up against the San Jose Sharks […]