Palmieri & Niemi Set To Become UFAs

New York will not extend qualifying offers to pending RFAs Nick Palmieri and Jyri Niemi, but will extend an offer to Brandon Mashinter.  In the case of Niemi, it’s not surprising.  The former Islanders draft pick was acquired back in May 2010 in exchange for a sixth round pick, but has struggled to make an impact in the AHL. […]

Former Rangers Missing Out

He never played a game for the Rangers last year, but was he still under contract to the team.  Wade Redden perhaps surprisingly to many, will potentially see post season action with the Boston Bruins after a four year trip through the hockey wilderness. A number of other contracted players, no longer with the Blueshirts, will […]

Mike Rupp dealt to Wild for Powe and Palmieri

The Mike Rupp era closes with the Rangers after a little more than a season, with the 32 year old forward dealt to the Minnesota Wild in exchange for forwards Darroll Powe and Nick Palmieri, as the Rangers try to shake the team up after a slow start, and provide a little more depth. Rupp never really got it going […]

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 […]

Let’s Review

After the Buffalo game the Rangers were looking at seven games in thirteen days, Christmas, a Boxing day scuffle with the Islanders, and the rapidly approaching January 2nd outdoor match in Philly. Not exactly make or break, but still a very important signature point in the season. Do they roll? Derail? Or plod along in a […]

Rangers sled on

A December Saturday night, a wander down to Buffalo, another W and the Rangers roll on. The Rangers continue morphing into a tough nut to crack come playoff time. A team receiving contributions from all hands nightly, is very difficult to beat over a seven game series. Torts has this team headed down that road. Witness the Broadway […]

Are The Rangers For Real?

As of November 29th, the Rangers have the best win percentage of any team in the league – .690 – are seventh overall with 29 points, just three behind the league leading Penguins, and have games in hand on all six teams ahead of them.  The have two fewer regulation losses than any other team […]

Avery Clears Waivers, Rupp Could Face Surgery

Sean Avery has officially cleared re-entry waivers, and is available to the Rangers should they look to use him Thursday against the Ducks.  Whether he actually does get to play remains to be seen, given the Rangers’ 5-2 win over the Sharks last night and Tortorella’s tendency to keep winning combinations together. For Avery to get […]

Avery On His Way Back

Reports of his demise apparently were premature.  Sean Avery has reportedly been placed on re-entry waivers and will be available to the team Thursday should he clear re-entry waivers.  Given Avery’s statement that he wanted to play no other place than New York, it would seem unlikely that he’ll be claimed – but well have to […]

Homeward Bound

This Thursday the Rangers will finally get to do something they haven’t done so far this season – play a game on home ice.  It’s been an up and down start to the season, but what could easily have been an unmitigated disaster has proven to be an above par showing. In the seven games […]