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.
If it ain't broke....
After the 3-2 win in Chicago, Alain Vigneault is sticking with the plan against Dallas.
Henrik Lundqvist in net, Dan Carcillo on fourth line, Michael Del Zotto on third D pair with John Moore and on the second PP unit.
So J.T. Miller and Justin Falk are healthy scratches and Cam Talbot backs up.Lundqvist.
Here's how AV responded when I asked about...Read more »
Finally arrived at O’Hare, brutal traffic in the Windy City as usual….
(Highlight of trip: Between sets of blues vets Sonic Soul, who were killing it at Legends, briefly spoke with Buddy Guy at the bar. Always outspoken and still a tad crusty at 77, but he’s playing in his joint for most of this month. Congratulated him for being honored at the Kennedy Center annual festivities in Washington....Read more »
Some Olympian roster thoughts:
As suspected and projected here and in the paper, the Canadian Olympic brass went with Nash, despite the concussion and soft start this season. He played very well in 2010 and has plenty of big ice experience (including Switzerland during two lockouts)...
Over to Sweden, Hagelin's speed helps him as a first-timer who will be a fourth liner...
It was...Read more »
From the morning skate in Westchester: 1. Henrik Lundqvist is back in net after watching the 7-1 win in Toronto, and probably wondering “How come these guys don’t play like this in front of me?” 2. Daniel Carcillo and Justin Falk are healthy scratches. More on Carcillo below. 3. ...Read more »
I was telling this to travelling pals Pat Leonard and Andrew Gross at the practice rink on Monday, but I believe Derek Stepan will be on the 25-man U.S. olympic roster for Sochi announced tomorrow...
Despite the contract dispute that kept him out of camp and a slow start (like almost all the Rangers, 2-6 remember?), Stepan, who had 44 points in 48 games last year, is an experienced center,...Read more »
The Rangers could have all top six defensemen back to face the Panthers on New Year’s Eve.
Both Anton Stralman and Marc Staal, who are not playing against the Lightning, said that returns on Tuesday were possible. Staal, out since Dec. 7 with a...Read more »
Another NHL debut?
Allen, 23, a 6-2 Chicago native, is 5-8-13 and a minus 8 in 29 games for Hartford. He played three years at UMass-Amherst, was undrafted,...Read more »
Cool, calm and collected Cam Talbot stayed clear of the media at Verizon Center after the AM skate today, when he was the first goalie off the ice, signalling another start. Henrik Lundqvist remained on the ice to practice, but did meet the press afterward.
And the man who will be the highest-paid 'keeper in the game starting next season, was pretty revealing when discussing...Read more »
WASHINGTON---At this point in time, in the 39th game of the season, the truth is that Rangers coach Alain Vigneault has more faith in Cam Talbot than a rested Henrik Lundqvist.
Vigneault...Read more »
I'll answer my own question: Yes.
Hard to see any risk here, as Alain Vigneault is going with the hot hand against the Leafs on the last game of this disappointing 2-4-2 homestand.
The team won 4-1 on Sunday as Talbot (7-2, 1.67 GAA) stopped 24 of 25 shots against the Wild. Lundqvist, who neck remains a little stiff from Wednesday's collision with Chris Kunitz conceded today after a...Read more »