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Was Staal Worth the Investment

The highlight of what has for the most part been a quiet offseason for the Rangers finally came to pass when the Rangers and RFA Defenseman Marc Staal agreed on a long-term deal. While hoping for a significant upgrade to the offense, specifically a top-line Center, most Blue Shirts fans were more concerned with getting Staal under contract. Many Ranger followers felt that Sather mishandled the RFA negotiations last year with another well-liked kid, Brandon Dubinsky, and were fearful he would do it again with our best defenseman. The best news of the summer was hearing both parties came to what, on the surface anyway, appears to be a fair deal for both sides; a 5 year, $19.875 million deal. ...

Rangers Win a Overtime Thriller Over the Devils

New York, NY - It didn’t feel like a preseason game as the New York Rangers and the New Jersey Devils went full throttle in the 4-3 Rangers overtime victory in the first encounter between these two teams. This game had it all thrilling goals, a fight and best of all overtime hockey. For Rangers fans and head coach John Tortorella there was a lot to be impressed with including the play as Derek Stephan, Brian Boyle and Ryan McDonagh. For Stephan who is 20-years-old not only dressed for his first professional game, but centered the line of Marian Gaborik and Alexander Frolov. The rookie made an immediate impact logging the second assist on Gaborik’s game-opening goal. Frolov who woul...

One of the Many Metropolitan Rivalries Renewed

New York, NY -Yes it is a preseason game, but hockey fans still get excited when they hear that the New Jersey Devils are taking on the New York Rangers. These two metropolitan giants have created a unique rivalry. For the Rangers they are a team with a lot of history and not many Stanley Cup Championships while New Jersey has hoisted the holy grail on many occasions. The two teams will meet again for the first time in the 2010 season in a home-and-home games on Thursday at Madison Square Garden and again on Saturday at the Prudential Center. To get ready for the big game the Rangers had another full squad scrimmage in which the White Team lead by Henrik Lundqvist to a 6-1 victory ove...

New York Rangers Training Camp News

New York, NY - The New York Rangers took to the ice for training camp on Tuesday, and 24-year-old Brandon Dubinsky is getting out of the gate strong for the Blueshirts. The young forward was able to score a hat trick, plus another goal in the shootout to lead his Green Team over the Blue Team 7-6 in an overtime shootout. If he can carry his impressive pre-season play into the regular season, he could very well increase his playing time and his scoring opportunities for the Rangers. Also making an impression in that scrimmage was newcomer Tim Kennedy who scored a pair of goals in the final minute of play for the Blue squad. Head coach John Tortorella was impressed with Kennedy and he, alo...

Hey Ranger Fans, I'm Back......

And the NHL is coming with me!!!!! Ah yes, the dog days of summer are nearing their conclusion. NHL teams are shaking off the rust brought on by long months of inactivity and training camp is opening up for the prospects of many squads. The Rangers, for one, will be participating in the Traverse City Prospect Tournament. This will give Slats and Torts an opportunity to get an early look at several young, future Blue Shirts who have an opportunity to compete for a spot on the Rangers. Some of the more prominent forwards on the Ranger Traverse roster are C Derek Stepan, Evgeny Grachev, 2009 draft picks Ryan Bourque, Ethan Werek and Roman Horak. Some of the Blue Shirts’ 2010 draft picks in...

All Aboard! Henrik Hopes to lead the Rangers to the Promise Land

New York, NY - New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist was recognized by having a double-decker Gray Line sight-seeing bus. The All-Star net miner, who has accomplished a lot in his young career so far, has not yet led the New York Rangers to the Promised Land, of the NHL Playoffs and Lord Stanley’s Cup. Lundqvist hopes to do just that as the start of the 2010 hockey season is just around the corner. New York is going to need more then the Swedish net minder if they hope to hoist Lord Stanley’s cup once again. The return of Wade Redden, Marc Staal and Michal Rozsival to a solid core of defensive players will certainly help the Rangers in the up and coming season. In a nice a...

Rangers On Verge of Adding Former King Frolov

There are rumors circulating via twitter and some Ranger blogs including http://www.snyrangersblog.com/, that former Kings' winger Alexander Frolov is nearing an agreement with the Rangers. These reports are citing a comment made by Frolov's agent, Sergei Isakov, that Frolov is nearing agreement on a 1 year deal. Nothing is confirmed yet as the usual suspects (TSN, ESPN, Steve Zipay, etc.) have been silent on the subject. If true I like this for the Rangers. They need a boost offensively and by only committing a single season to Frolov they will hopefully benefit from a guy with a chip on his shoulder and looking to improve his marketability for next season. Frolov's scoring tota...

Kovy Signs: Now We Can Get On With Our Lives

Big news in the NHL today as Kovy finally decided on where he wanted to spend the balance of his career. The fact it was New Jersey which offered the most in terms of money was somewhat surprising as most pundits figured the LA Kings would go all-out to add a marquee talent to it’s roster to augment the impressive, young core already in place. New Jersey’s offer of a 17 year contract paying out a total of a reported $102 million trumped the Kings’ offer of 15 years and $80 million. Naturally the deal is heavily front-loaded to lessen the AAV and to make it cap friendlier. Kovy’s deal, according to Michael Russo of the Star Tribune, will pay out $95 million in the first 9 seasons a...