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30 Sep 2009
Alexei Semenov crushes Byron Bitz (AP Photo/Paul J. Bereswill)

Rangers sign Semenov

  According to SNYRangers Blog, The Rangers have come to terms with D Alexei Semenov on a one year contracft worth $600,000 dollars. The 28 year old veteran was at training camp on a tryout basis. He has registered 7 goals and 26 assists in 211 career contests. Bringing in the 6’6, 235 lb. Semenov gives the […]

30 Sep 2009

Notes From Practice

The Rangers skated with the same lines for the second straight day (and probably the same ones we will see on opening night in Pittsburgh). They were: Vinny Prospal-Brandon Dubinsky-Marian Gaborik    Christopher Higgins-Chris Drury-Ryan Callahan Enver Lisin-Artem Anisimov-Ales Kotalik Aaron Voros-Brian Boyle-Donald Brashear In other news, Sean Avery skated today for the first time but […]

30 Sep 2009
Wade Redden in a familiar position last season.

Season Preview Part 3: The Thin Blue Line

If there is one gruop of players that is being counted on most by the Rangers to step up this season, it is the the defense. The Rangers did not sign any big name players to add to their blue line in free agency and lost veterans Paul Mara and Derek Morris. They are convinced […]

29 Sep 2009

Tortorella on State of Team

Coach Tortorella addressed the media on Tuesday following practice and touched on many subjects including Michael Del Zotto making the big club and the play of Chris Drury.

29 Sep 2009
Marian Gaborik (Getty Images)

Season Preview Part 2: Moving Forward

After an offseason for the Blueshirts that was defined by wholesale changes up front, the team is returning only 5 forwards (Dubinsky, Callahan, Chris Drury, Sean Avery and Aaron Voros) who played significant minutes for the Rangers last season. In an attempt to bolster the team’s ability to score goals at even strength and on special teams, the […]

28 Sep 2009
Season Preview Part 1: The Kids Are Alright

Season Preview Part 1: The Kids Are Alright

When training camp began, John Tortorella told everyone that the team was looking for a few of it’s youngsters to make some strides and win jobs on the big club. After seeing the amount of ice time and the opportunities to prove themselves during preseason contests he gave his young hopefuls, it’s evident he wasn’t […]

19 Sep 2009
Dubi Signs

Dubi Signs

After an eight day holdout which threatened to turn contentious, Brandon Dubinsky has agreed to a 2 year 3.7 million dollar contract with the Blueshirts. Sitting out the start of the first camp under coach John Tortorella was a huge risk for the young center but in the end the Rangers and GM Glen Sather […]

3 Sep 2009
Another Big Hit from Kyle McLaren

Wanna Go Camping?

Earlier today the Rangers released their roster for the upcoming training camp. The only real surprise amongst the 44 players named was veteran defenseman Kyle McLaren. McLaren, 32, has played 12 seasons in the NHL amassing 207 points, 671 penalty minutes and a +27 rating in 719 career games. He is best known for his […]

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