Rangers Acquire Bryan McCabe

The Rangers have officially announced today that they have acquired 35 year old defenseman, Byan McCabe from the Florida Panthers in exchange for center Tim Kennedy and a 2011 third round draft pick. Despite picking up their power play performance in recent games – 7 for 23 over their last seven games – the team has long […]

Banking On The Fed

The NHL season got under way yesterday in Finland, followed up by three games back here in North America. The Rangers too will be in action soon, visiting Buffalo in their season opener tomorrow. As we reach the penultimate edition of Rangers Countdown, we take a look at a player who wasn’t on the team […]

White Out

Less than 24 hours until the NHL season gets under way now, and just under two hours before teams have to submit their NHL rosters for the start of the season, it’s almost time for games to actually count. I had to wait a little later to submit this profile, because I wasn’t sure whether […]

Camp Fire Stories

Traditionally Rangers training camp has been more about getting veterans into shape, than any real competition for spots. Not so in 2010, when the Rangers entered the preseason preparations with an abundance of players looking to rebound, along with several good rookies looking to make their mark. Certainly not all questions have been resolved, but […]

Line Dancing

Twenty Seven players. A maximum of twenty four spots – if Chris Drury starts the season on Injured Reserve. Probably more likely to be twenty three spots, whether or not Drury is healthy to start the season. Remaining on the roster, the Rangers still have sixteen forwards, nine defensemen and two goaltenders. At least deciding the goaltending […]

Free Agents Sometimes Prospal

We’re halfway through the Rangers’ preseason schedule, and less than two weeks from the season opener up in Buffalo against the Sabres. Today’s Rangers Countdown profile is on a player who is expected to make the opening night line-up, but has yet to appear in a preseason game – Vinny Prospal. Player ProfileLast Summer, the […]

The Battle For Spots

Captain Chris Drury went and saw a hand specialist yesterday and will likely miss 3-4 weeks as originally reported – four weeks at most according to a quote from this morning’s NY Post. The good news is that he won’t require surgery, nor will he need a cast – unless he manages to damage it further over the […]

Camp Day 4: Stars Rising And Falling

The biggest news out of camp to day is no doubt the injury to Chris Drury, a broken index finger he suffered while blocking a shot in this morning’s scrimmage. It’ll keep him out of the line-up for around four weeks, just long enough for him to miss the first few regular season games if the […]

Ask Not What Your Team Can Do For You

Day two of training camp started this morning at 8:00am for the Rangers, with more conditioning exercises expected. They won’t get to use pucks until tomorrow when the first scrimmages are expected to occur. One player who will be no doubt eager to get on with the show is late season signing Tim Kennedy, the subject […]

Staal And Rangers Talking

With just nine days to go until the Rangers open training camp, it looks as if we finally have movement on the Marc Staal contract front. Mike Brophy of Sportsnet reported earlier today that the two sides are closing in on a deal. Various Ranger beat writers followed up the report to say that while nothing appears imminent, a […]