"The Rangers have announced their latest round of cuts and the following players have been sent down/re-assigned:
Forwards: Chris Bourque, Ryan Bourque, Danny Kristo, Nick Tanasky
Defense: Conor Allen,Mat Bodie, Tommy Hughes, Petr Zamorsky
Goalie: Jason Missiaen"
15 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@Say my Name I made a few Chronicles of Hrivik jokes last year...not sure where to go from there other than silly photoshop pics if he were to make the team.
38 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@rangermom Claude Girwho?
14 hours, 45 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
1 day, 16 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
What a sad fight, in general. Should have been broken up earlier.
1 day, 17 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@AnnoyingJoe Just, wow.
@JoeyKocur My thoughts are I'm about to buy this t-shirt http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vtg-80s-Screen-Stars-Detroit-Red-Wings-50-50-Bob-PROBERT-Joe-KOCUR-T-Shirt-M-/181531262114?pt=Vintage_Unisex_T_Shirts&hash=item2a441b3ca2
2 days, 10 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/projecting-the-rangers-opening-night-roster-attempt-one.html
@GiveGartneraCup What's the PP unit?
2 days, 11 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/projecting-the-rangers-opening-night-roster-attempt-one.html
@AveryYesBettmanNo "not a big points producer" FWIW he's usually top three on the team.
6 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@GregB1919 Brassard seems to do pretty well under playoff pressure. Also, with the kids...on the job training.
Also pretty sure quite a few teams are doing the equivalent of race car shakedowns the first month and a half of the season. Last year's start sucked and yet they almost won the Cup.
Stepan won't be out for the whole season so i can't see how the young guns stepping up immediately to NHL men would do harm knowing the dust will settle come mid-season.
6 days, 7 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@fs2020 Could be worse, crazy to say it. But last year we had Taylor Pyatt for depth at the beginning of the year.
6 days, 23 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@IcyCup @JBianco "UPDATE: The Rangers announced at 12:30 that Stepan suffered a broken left fibula and is currently being examined by doctors. There is no immediate timetable for how long he’ll be out but the team said it would have an update later today. It is believed this injury is related to an initial injury suffered blocking a shot during an informal skate on Sept. 9. Today’s break is in the same spot as where the puck hit his leg blocking that shot on Sept. 9."
I'll be there! So pumped. Got a ticket for $29 on StubHub. Imagine that...a Rangers ticket for under $65.
1 week, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/pre-season-game-one-rangers-vs-devils.html
Anyone going to the first preseason game tomorrow? I think I'm going to go. Miss hockey too much. Pretty sure this is Group A roster for tomorrow's game via Rangers Report...
1 week, 2 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@EHBIGAPPLE @Josh-CK http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/rangers/rangers-training-camp-vigneault-compliments-conditioning-rick-nash-martin-st-louis-t-miller-danny-kristo-blog-entry-1.1946679
1 week, 3 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@EHBIGAPPLE @Josh-CK I think the quote is from this video, but don't quote me, haha. http://bcove.me/hctig9hn
"The highlight, or at least the most exciting thing to watch, during today three on-ice sessions was the somewhat heated back-and-forth between rookie defenseman Conor Allen and center Derick Brassard during special team drills as the Rangers’ second group practiced.
Allen was very physical in trying to clear Brassard from the net and Brassard was not too shy about whacking Allen back as he skated back to the blue line. At one point near the right post, Brassard chopped Allen down. Allen, meanwhile, also lay some heavy checks on Brassard’s PP linemates, Rick Nash and Anthony Duclair, both who looked as if they were a little sore from the physical play.
“It’s all part of the competition,” coach Alain Vigneault said. “Even if it’s in practice, I don’t expect Conor to let that veteran player get on him. There’s nothing wrong with boys being boys out there.”"
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@EHBIGAPPLE NHL: Conservative hosers who love to throw around the Original Six concept. Meanwhile, new rules are instated every year.
@Say my Name "I have no idea of how that team works on the inside"
@readjunk He kinda has a Brandon Prust jaw thing going on.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@AnnoyingJoe @AG_Blue I'd be down to meet up. Where did you guys meet last go around?
3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@stRangers fan I'm fine with them finishing .500. They finished what, 8th last year and made it to the Stanley Cup?
I wished Hank and Letterman talked cars and NYC.
@EugenePlaksienko "deep in narco" - get a grip dude.
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@Josh-CK If Hayes can keep up with NHL pace, Hags Miller Hayes will be awesome to watch.
Makes sense Ryan McDonagh Derek Stepan invited him to informal practice because they were all just together at the Octagon camp in Minnesota.
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@genetics73 Was it that hard to spell Poopsalot?
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@scrangersfan @JoeyKocur I'd love to know how it went down...did Kovalev call/text a current Ranger player or did he call a member of the training staff?
4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@EHBIGAPPLE @betweentheworlds To the both of yous guys — http://prohockeytalk.nbcsports.com/2013/08/25/pens-fleury-on-seeing-sports-psychologist-its-another-tool/
Goals or no goals, I just want passione for Christ's sake.
@Gianni74 Didn't realize he had only 13 assists last season.
Fucking awesome. Bet he's the strongest guy on the ice 90% of time - just wait until he can harness his strength.
1 month ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@gravey94 An Oscar Lindberg maybe.
@bmurphy6832 @Josh-CK Report-NHL expansion to Las Vegas is a done deal http://www.si.com/nhl/2014/08/26/report-nhl-expansion-las-vegas-done-deal
@bmurphy6832 @Josh-CK I was at a Las Vegas Wrangers game two or three years ago and it wasn't sold out by far. That place might seat 5,000. Maybe. Vegas is the wrong move.
If the NYC metro area can host three teams (NJ, NYR, NYI) Toronto definitely can host one more.
Quebec government is fucked up but the people are passionate. The new arena would seat as many fans as MSG.
Seattle: "All-Star second baseman Robinson Cano and the Seattle Mariners finalized their $240 million, 10-year contract that was agreed upon late last week. The deal, which is tied for the fourth largest contract in major league history..." -ESPN
@JoeyKocur I wish NHL network and pundits recognized the Rangers' post season effort. SCF, best team in the East pretty much. I hope more bloggers, NHL writers, etc. give the Rangers props moving into 2014-'15.
Enough of the the word "overachieved" - mgmt and players are working hard.
@pkh33 Can't, too bright out there.
So pumped. Love the perspective, nice writeup!
Really tired of these challenges. It just seems so Internet Slactivist.
Buzz Killington reporting for duty.
1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@KevinTheNYRBlog @BringBackBeukeboom I enjoy these little news tidbits. This is what the offseason is all about. Miscellany news leading up to camp, pre-season, then season, etc...I'm just grateful the blog is updated over the summer. Thanks Kevin!
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
I was just cleaning up my desktop and found this gem! Had to share it (again).
Nice photo. See Stepan? Always a smile on his face. Always.
@Say my Name Well said, 100% agree. Nash is big, B. Boyle was big - neither really played to their size. It's all about heart and stones.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Thanks for the heads up
@Matteau Matteau He had a chance at "redemption" with the Preds and it went nowhere.
Brian Boyle wore number 22 right? Sweet.