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.
Always enjoyed talked hockey and almost anything else with Marty, who had a very solid NHL career. Best wishes to him and his family. Sure we will see him down the road, probably in a broadcast or radio booth....
Here's the Rangers release:
NEW YORK, October 20, 2013 –New York Rangers goaltender Martin Biron announced his retirement today, ending a 16-year National Hockey...Read more »
NEWARK--- For the first time this season, defenseman Michael Del Zotto is a healthy scratch.
“In our first five games, we had one where I was pleased with how our six d had played and that was the L.A. game, (a 3-1 win)” said head coach Alain Vigneault...Read more »
Problem: Ryan Callahan, who has three goals and plays in all situations -- 5-on-5, 5-on-4 and the PK -- will miss three to four weeks with a broken thumb.
First AV solution: Try Taylor Pyatt on the first line and PP and use Darroll Powe on the PK.
"You can't replace what he brings to the table, you hope other guys take advantage of the opportunity to play more minutes,"...Read more »
In prepping for the first visit to Newark this season on Saturday, the Rangers front office and head coach Alain Vigneault are opting to fill the hole left by Ryan Callahan (broken thumb, hit by shot against Caps), with experience raather than youth.
The message, it appears, is that the 2-4 Rangers need to nail down a few winnable games, and let the youngsters simmer a bit in Hartford. Vigneault...Read more »
WASHINGTON -- He never saw it coming. Fifty-one seconds into the third period Wednesday, Caps forward Troy Brouwer blindsided Rangers center Derek Stepan with a forearm in neutral ice, clipping him in the helmet.
Stepan went down and eventually skated to the dressing room; Brouwer was not penalized. The Rangers center returned to the bench with about 13 minutes left.
“The referee...Read more »
So, fellow citizens, the last time that the Rangers---and yours truly---were at the Verizon Center here in Washington, it was May 13, Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, and with a 5-0 win, the Rangers eliminated the Capitals from the playoffs.
Lot of water under the bridge since, eh?
To be sure, both squads are off to tepid starts: The Caps are 2-4; the Blueshirts 1-4.
The...Read more »
Just a quick memo before I leave for D.C. ahead of tomorrow's AM skate and the game against the Caps...
As expected yesterday, J.T. Miller and Cam Talbot were officially summoned from Hartford and practiced; vets Martin Biron and Arron Asham cleared waivers at noon.
Asham (if you read Newsday or newsday.com or my twitter account) had agreed to go to the WolfPack, work...Read more »
The Rangers will be without their top goal scorer from last season for awhile.
Rick Nash, out with a concussion, did not skate Monday and coach Alain Vigneault still does not expect him back soon.
"He's still feeling symptoms," Vigneault said.
The expectation is that at least one forward will be called up from Hartford later Monday to prepare to face the Capitals in Washington...Read more »
The news from practice indicates that the front office of the 1-4 Rangers isn't sitting on their hands:
Goaltender Martin Biron and winger Arron Asham have been placed on waivers. Biron has allowed nine goals already this season, and Asham was a healthy scratch against St.. Louis. They could both clear, and then a decision has to be made whether they are assigned to the AHL.
There...Read more »
There were signs of life for the Rangers Saturday at Scottrade Center in St. Louis. But not in the win column.
Missing Rick Nash and using seven defensemen and 11 forwards, the Blueshirts (1-4) outplayed the undefeated (4-0) Blues for the first two periods, outshooting them 24-17,...Read more »