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.
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 »
Darroll Powe, Stu Bickel and Brandon Mashinter have all cleared waivers and will be assigned to AHL Hartford.
The three were among the seven cuts made on Sunday.
Head coach Alain Vigneault said that "selfishly", he hoped Powe would clear, because he might be of use during the season.
If Bickel, a physical, right-handed d-man, plays well in the AHL, he might also be added...Read more »
Game 4 peek-ahead stats first:
The PP? 1-for-13. The PK is 8-10. Blueshirts are 39-32 all time in G4.
More in my preview along with Henrik Lundqvist's thoughts on Game 4 in tomorrah's paper. My partner on the bumpy stagecoach ride this series, Anthony Rieber, has a piece on the growth of John Moore coming up as well.
Here's a taste of what Lundqvist said after practice, then...Read more »