Archive for July, 2009

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29 Jul 2009

Checking In From AZ

Enjoying the dry 113 degree heat here in Phoenix for the week but just wanted to check in on what’s happening (or more accurately not happening) back in New York…. Slow week for the Rangers as the only thing on the horizon is the Nik Zherdev arbitration on Friday. I am a little surprised there […]

23 Jul 2009

Prospect Spotlight: Ryan McDonagh

Ryan McDonagh, Defenseman 6-1, 212 lbs. Date of Birth: 06-13-1989 Drafted by Montreal in 1st Round of 2007 NHL Draft Acquired by Rangers (trade) on June, 30, 2009 McDonagh is the type of defensive prospect all GM’s hope to have in their organization’s system. He has an all around game and shows strength at both […]

21 Jul 2009

Rangers Sign Lisin

The Rangers have come to terms with RFA F Enver Lisin on a new contract. Lisin was acquired from Phoenix for F Lauri Korpikoski. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. For the official release, click here.

21 Jul 2009

Bargain Basement

While it would seem that the Rangers might be just about done dipping into this season’s free agent pool, there are still holes to fill on the current roster (No.1 Center, Power Play point man and secondary scorer on the wing, especially with the impending departure of Nik Zherdev) and while Glen Sather may eventually […]

16 Jul 2009

Mike Sullivan to join Rangers Staff (Updated)

In a move that has been expected since last season’s hiring of head coach John Tortorella, Mike Sullivan will re-join his former boss on the Rangers bench as associate coach. Sullivan has ties to the organization as he was drafted 67th overall by the Rangers in 1987, yet remained at Boston University and never suited […]

15 Jul 2009

The 2009-10 Schedule is Out

The NHL released the 2009-10 Regular Season schedule today. To look at the Rangers’ complete schedule click here.

14 Jul 2009

News Round-up: Zherdev Speaks, Zubov Leaves and Potter Signs

Not much hard news today but some interesting quotes from Nkolai Zherdev to magazine Sport-Express. Zherdev talks about the Rangers, his interest in the KHL and about where he’d like to play should he not return to New York next season. To me the most telling quote from the enigmatic winger comes when he is […]

14 Jul 2009

Prospect Spotlight: Derek Stepan

Derek Stepan, Center 6-0, 168 lbs. Date of Birth: 06-18-1990 Drafted in 2nd Round of 2008 NHL Draft Stepan is an intelligent playmaker who possesses an all around game and loves to play along the boards and in the corners. After leading his prep school Shattuck-St. Mary’s in scoring (44 goals and 67 assists) during […]

13 Jul 2009

Roster Reshaping Continues

In a surprising flurry of activity after a quiet weekend, The Rangers continued their recent roster overhaul by re-signing one of their core youngsters and sending another one packing to the desert. Earlier today, The Rangers agreed to terms with RFA F Ryan Callahan on a 2 year deal worth 4.6 miilion dollars. If you […]

10 Jul 2009

Just Checking In

I’m currently on vacation in New Orleans but I just wanted to bring you some news. The Rangers have re-signed RFA F Dane Byers. Terms were undisclosed. Also, Paul Mara has signed a one year deal with the Montreal Canadiens.

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