Category: ‘Players’

Breaking up the “Kid Line” would be a bad idea
March 22nd, 2017 at 12:43 PM
***PHOTO1*** Photo Credit: AP / Jim Mone Over the weekend, Alain Vigneault decided to put Pavel Buchnevich, Oscar Lindberg, and Jimmy Vesey together on the fourth line. The trio clicked immediately, despite some concerns they might be defensively deficient. It provides even more evidence to support the speed/skill...

The benefits of scoring and skill depth
March 20th, 2017 at 6:26 AM
***PHOTO1*** Bruce Bennet/Getty Images It's no secret that I am a big proponent of four skill lines that can put the puck in the net. If I haven't come out and said it, it's been implied in almost every post I've written about lineup decisions and forwards. The...

Is this the beginning of the end for Kevin Klein?
March 18th, 2017 at 9:39 AM
***PHOTO1*** One of the big storylines this season for the Rangers has been injuries. Throughout the season, skaters all across the lineup have endured some form of injury or another, with even the perennially healthy Henrik Lundqvist falling victim to the injury bug. We've already covered the Jesper Fast...

New York Rangers Recall Goaltender Magnus Hellberg
March 17th, 2017 at 5:23 AM
New York Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton announced today that the team has recalled goaltender Magnus Hellberg from the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL) on an emergency basis. ***PHOTO1*** Hellberg, 25, has appeared in 31 games with the Wolf Pack this season, posting an 11-11-5 record, along with...

Appreciating the Rangers’ scoring depth
March 16th, 2017 at 6:27 AM
***PHOTO1*** As the Rangers gear up for a playoff run, a lot of the focus has been on potential opponents and/or pending lineup decisions. But I want to take a step back and appreciate the big picture for a second. In September, we all thought the Rangers had no...