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 Rangers were off today, including Rick Nash (concussion), who had skated or practiced for nine straight days and said he was hopeful to return Tuesday against the Bruins or Thursday in Dallas.
But the Mashinter transaction is not a definitive sign that the elite right wing will dress for Tuesday's game at MSG. As you have read here and in Newsday, the print edition, Nash has said he wanted...Read more »
As for the speculation that with Rick Nash (concussion) missing his 12th game, the Rangers may be looking to add some offense in a trade, head coach Alain Vigneault said:
“I think we need to get the pieces that we have here to play better....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 »
Finally, Game 2 at the Staples Center tonight.
Captain Ryan Callahan, out since May following labrum surgery on his left shoulder, pulls on the No. 24 jersey. Expect to see him on the third line, power play and penalty kill.
"I’ve made predictions before that I was going to ease somebody in, and once the game was there and if the guy looks good….", Vigneault said. "In...Read more »
LOS ANGELES---Back to the Pack.
J.T. Miller, who along with Jesper Fast, were two of the youngsters who made the Rangers opening day roster, has been sent to Hartford.
A team spokesman said this morning here in California that the club wanted Miller to get more ice time.
With captain Ryan Callahan (shoulder) returning on Monday, presumably that wasn't going to happen in the NHL.
Miller,...Read more »
The Rangers have kept forwards J.T. Miller, Jesper Fast, Arron Asham and defenseman Justin Falk on their roster, and cut Chris Kreider, who played well on Friday in Las Vegas but didn't impress enough during the rest of the pre-season campaign. He'll be back at some point, I assume.
The other cuts: Darroll Powe, Stu Bickel and Brandon Mashinter, all of whom must clear waivers, plus Oscar Lindberg,...Read more »
Just back from the AM skate at CONSOL Energy Center with a pad full of notes. Ready for a old-school download? Couple blogs coming up....
1. Same lineup tonight---and appears to be the same lines---with Henrik Lundqvist in goal. Although Rangers won at MSG, 6-1 on Wednesday, they are 1-3 in the four games so far and were blanked here, 3-0 on March 16.
2....Read more »