Steve Zipay takes you inside the locker room, home and on the road, with the New York Rangers, and also writes about the NHL, off and on the ice.
The game story is in the paper and on newsday.com of course, but here are some added quotes and stats and commentary as we edge closer to midnight.
Coach Alain Vigneault, who was hoarse, he said, from shouting at the refs in French, said this of St. Louis's 5 on 3 pass:
"It's something we hadn't practiced since Marty's been with us, but (assistant coach Scott Arniel) did a good job of...Read more »
Here in Raleigh, the Rangers should send out three very solid lines and some intruiging power play units tonight for the first time since the Winter Olympics ended.
Mats Zuccarello, who broke his left hand blocking a shot while playing for Team Norway, will dress, and presumably...Read more »
Sather's pre-game remarks on the negotiations, Callahan, St. Louis:
Called Callahan: "Hard-working. tenacious... he was terrific…I think the guy that’s coming in helps us advance a little farther than we expected to this year. A dynamic player…"
On the negotiations: "At some point when you’re negotiating, you have to say “no” or you say yes; in this case, we got too far...Read more »
Poll: Of 1-11 in the standings the East, who improved the most?
Pittsburgh---Adds Marcel Goc, Lee Stempniak
Boston---Adds A. Meszaros
Montreal---Adds T. Vanek
Tampa---Adds R Callahan
Rangers---Add M St. Louis, R Diaz
Detroit--Adds David Legwand
Washington---Adds J. Halak
Devils---Add...Read more »
I wrote the other day that the Rangers were seeking defensive depth, and at the last-minute today, landed some.
In their second trade of deadline day, the Rangers acquired Raphael Diaz, 28, a Swiss-born defenseman, from Vancouver, for a fifth-round draft...Read more »
Some fast excerpts from Ryan Callahan interview on TSN:
"Extremely excited...I'm going to a great organization, heard nothing from good things from players who’ve played there…they’re in the playoff hunt, which is big."
On willingness to re-sign there:
"Right now you just get down there and get settled and get used to my surroundings, once that happens, I’m open to anything if...Read more »
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have acquired forward Ryan Callahan, a conditional second-round pick in the 2014 NHL Draft and a first round selection in 2015 in exchange for Martin St. Louis, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today. The Lightning’s conditional second round pick becomes a first-round pick in the 2014 NHL Draft if the Rangers reach the Eastern Conference...Read more »
RANGERS ACQUIRE FORWARD MARTIN ST. LOUISSend Ryan Callahan and two draft choices to Tampa Bay
NEW YORK, March 5, 2014 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has acquired Martin St. Louis from Tampa Bay in exchange for Ryan Callahan, a second round pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft and a first round pick in 2015.
St. Louis...Read more »
From various reports and teams:
Panthers acquire Roberto Luongo from Canucks for G Jakob Markstrom and Shawn Matthias
Flyers acquire D Andrew MacDonald from Isles for second and third rounder and prospect
Wild acquires G Ilya Bryzgalov from Edmonton for fourth-rounder
Ducks send G Viktor Fasth to Oilers for third-round picks in 2014 and 2015
Dustin...Read more »
Besides the intrigue surrounding Ryan Callahan's future, although a deal appears to be getting closer for him to remain in New York, there were a few developments at Rangers practice.
Mats Zuccarello, sidelined since his broke his left hand blocking a shot for Norway in the Olympics, won't play tomorrow against Toronto, the fourth game he has missed, but is day to day. He practiced, and has...Read more »