Defense Not As Deep As It Looks

Looking at the Rangers roster, you might be mistaken in thinking that they have plenty of depth on the blueline.  The team now has ten blue-liners with NHL experience on the roster, and a further three who’ll be under contract this year. The starting six – barring injuries – looks pretty much set for the […]

The Silly Season Is Upon Us

New York placed veteran forwards Arron Asham and Darroll Powe on waivers yesterday, in the hopes that someone else will pick them up.  Both are in the final years of their respective contracts, with Powe at $1.06M and Asham and $1M in terms of salary cap.  Neither forward has particularly impressed in a Rangers uniform, although Asham did at […]

Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue

In past years, a lot has been made of bringing in veterans who have Stanley Cup experience.  Chris Drury, Scott Gomez, even lesser lights like Ruslan Fedotenko were referred to as having been there and having the ring to prove it. Brad Richards is the lone representative in terms of Cup winning pedigree…if you exclude John Tortorella of course. […]

Maybe Biron Should Pilot Rangers Against Jets

Henrik Lundqvist has a 2-1 record against the Winnipeg Jets since they relocated from Atlanta two years ago.  He has pretty solid stats with a .923 save percentage, a 2.01 goals against average and a shutout to his name and reportedly will start tonight, but maybe Martin Biron deserved the start here. Last season Biron started in two of the […]

Girardi Making Progress

Dan Girardi won’t commit to a return date, but is hoping another day and a half of recovery will allow him to return against the Tampa Bay Lightning tomorrow – MSG 7:30pm.  Girardi has missed just the third and fourth games of his career with what reporters are speculating to be a groin injury, though the team has not […]

Girardi Out; Callahan In; Boyle Scratched

The Rangers’ Captain Ryan Callahan will be back in the line-up, well ahead of schedule.  Initially projected to be out 10-14 days, he’ll make his return just eight days after being diagnosed with a mild shoulder strain. Among the current roster, only Marian Gaborik has scored more goals and put up more points as a Ranger against the Islanders, picking up 7 […]

Gilroy To Make Season Debut

Matt Gilroy is scheduled to make his first appearance for the Rangers tonight as the Rangers reshuffle their line-up in the absence of the injured (shoulder) Ryan Callahan.  Taylor Pyatt will move up onto the second line, Mike Rupp to the third and Stu Bickel will slot in as the fourth line wing for the second time this season. With Bickel moving […]

Season Preview

It took more than three months to get the season started finally, but now as we head to the eve of the season opener against the Bruins, there is plenty of optimism around, and one goal in mind: win the Cup. With 34 fewer games this year, and an abbreviated camp and no preseason, it’s […]

Dupont Departs

Rangers continue their busy start to 2011-12 season with a minor league move, sending center Brodie Dupont to the Nashville Predators in exchange for right wing Andreas Thuresson. A third round pick in 2006, Dupont got a surprise call-up last year and played a limited role on the fourth line in one appearance with the Rangers. The 6-2 […]

Gilroy Expected To Get Discounted

Larry Brooks of the New York Post reports today that pending RFA defenseman Matt Gilroy is expected to get a multi-year contract offer, at a significantly discounted rate from the league mandated qualifying offer he would need to get in order for the Rangers to retain his rights. In Gilroy’s case, he’d be due a one year $2.1M offer […]