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Mats Zuccarello Out 3-4 Weeks, Derek Dorsett Close to Returning
February 22nd, 2014 at 12:55 PM
***PHOTO1***The New York Rangers confirmed the original diagnosis of a non-displaced fracture in Mats Zuccarello's left hand yesterday, and set the timetable for the wingers return at 3-4 weeks. The 3-4 week recovery estimate is from the day the injury occurred, not today, meaning the timetable actually started Sunday the...

Mats Zuccarello Has a Fractured Hand, Timetable for Return Uncertain
February 19th, 2014 at 2:16 PM
***PHOTO1***Hope for the best, be prepared for worst. That was the motto amongst New York Rangers' fans when Mats Zuccarello appeared in Sochi yesterday morning with his left hand wrapped in a bandage. Turns out, it's the worst, or pretty close to it at least. An MRI taken in Russia revealed today the...

Mats Zuccarello Injured, Misses Norway’s Game Against Host Russians
February 18th, 2014 at 1:37 PM
***PHOTO1***As if Norway wasn't a big enough underdog in their do-or-die qualification round match this morning with the host Russians, they went into the game down their lone NHL player, Mats Zuccarello. Norway lost 4-0. But the bigger story now becomes the status of the New York Rangers' Zuccarello. The Hobbit...

New York Rangers’ Player Grades, Part 3
February 16th, 2014 at 8:10 PM
***PHOTO1***Two forward lines down, two to go. Let's take a look at the New York Rangers third trio of Brad Richards, Ryan Callahan, and Carl Hagelin. Brad Richards Coming off a dismal 2012-13 campaign in which he was even worse than the numbers indicated, Brad Richards desperately needed a bounce back year....

New York Rangers Player Grades, Part 2
February 14th, 2014 at 4:38 PM
***PHOTO1***After a two-day hiatus for some Olympic material, it's back to report card time for the Blueshirts. Today, it'll be the New York Rangers' second line of Mats Zuccarello, Derick Brassard, and Benoit Pouliot on trial. Mats Zuccarello What Ranger has been better than the little big man so far? No forward, that's...

The Better Late than Never Olympic Hockey Predictions
February 13th, 2014 at 8:47 PM
***PHOTO1***Just about every Olympic hockey tournament has an underdog team that ends up medaling unexpectedly. 2010 in Vancouver had two: USA and Finland, neither of which was considered an odds-on favorite headed into the games.  This year may well be an exception. With the 2014 games in Sochi underway, four powerhouses--USA,...

Olympic Hockey Preview: What to Expect from the New York Rangers’ Sochi 7
February 12th, 2014 at 3:40 PM
***PHOTO1***In case anyone forgot, The New York Rangers sent seven players to the Olympics this year: Americans Ryan McDonagh, Derek Stepan, and Ryan Callahan, Swedes Henrik Lundqvist and Carl Hagelin, Canadian Rick Nash, and the Norwegian hobbit-wizard Mats Zuccarello. Some will play in unfamiliar roles, while others might not play at all. For the...

New York Rangers Player Grades, Part 1
February 11th, 2014 at 4:55 PM
***PHOTO1***With the 20-day Olympic break upon us, and very little in terms of NHL news as a result, it's the perfect time to take a look at how the Rangers have faired individually roughly three-quarters of the way through the season. This will be part one of we'll see how...

New York Rangers Enter Break on a High Note, Slip Past Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3
February 8th, 2014 at 12:46 PM
***PHOTO1***The Rangers followed up one of their most disappointing losses of the season with one of their most impressive wins, beating the Penguins on the road 4-3 in a shootout. Benoit Pouliot had two, Dan Girardi one plus a litany of blocks, and Brad Richards notched the shootout winner.  If they played...

Whether He Stays or Goes, If Ryan Callahan Heats up, the Rangers are the Beneficiaries
February 5th, 2014 at 4:00 PM
***PHOTO1***In last nights 5-1 drubbing of the thoroughly overmatched Colorado Avalanche, Ryan Callahan scored two goals, giving him 11 in what's been an injury plagued, frustrating season for the Rangers' captain. Before last night, Callahan had tallied just two goals in his last 19 games. Unless you've been living under a rock for...

Mats Zuccarello, His NHL Career Risen from the Ashes, Continues to Prove That Size Doesn’t Matter
February 3rd, 2014 at 10:14 PM
***PHOTO1***It was the great philosopher Yoda who once said: "Size matters not." It's a saying the New York Rangers' Mats Zuccarello appears determined to prove true each and very time he steps on the ice. Zuccarello may not have the powers of The Force like our fuzzy green make-believe friend, but what...

If the New York Rangers Do Deal Ryan Callahan or Dan Girardi, Don’t Expect a King’s Ransom in Return
January 31st, 2014 at 4:28 PM
***PHOTO1***With the revelation that the New York Rangers would be willing to deal Ryan Callahan and/or Dan Girardi if they don't sign before the March 5th trade deadline, the next, most obvious, question becomes: What could they get? Probably not as much as John Q. Fan would like. A look at recent...

New York Rangers to Send 7 to Sochi for Olympics
January 7th, 2014 at 4:10 PM
***PHOTO1***With today's announcement of the outstanding Olympic rosters, the New York Rangers will officially send 7 players to the Olympic games beginning February 8th. In addition to previously announced Americans Ryan Callahan, Ryan McDonagh, and Derek Stepan, Rick Nash will represent Canada, Mats Zuccarello goes for Norway, and a pair of...

New York Rangers Acquire Dan Carcillo from LA for 7th Rounder
January 4th, 2014 at 5:20 PM
***PHOTO1***With Derek Dorsett on the mend, the New York Rangers wasted little time in acquiring a player with a similar skill set, sending a conditional 7th round pick to the Los Angeles Kings for the pugnacious Dan Carcillo. The 6-foot, 203-pound Carcillo has played in 26 games for the Kings this year, scoring...

Captain Cally Returns, JT Miller Sits, D Remains the Same for New York Rangers Tonight
January 3rd, 2014 at 2:42 PM
***PHOTO1***New York Rangers' Captain Ryan Callahan will be in the lineup tonight when the Blueshirts take on the Pittsburgh Penguins.  Callahan has missed the last 9 games with a left MCL sprain--this after already missing time with a broken thumb and sitting the first game of the season as he recovered...

New York Rangers Need Rick Nash to Find His All-Star Form
January 2nd, 2014 at 9:20 PM
***PHOTO1***The New York Rangers--they of the 4th worst in the league 2.27 goals per game--have one offensive ace in the hole--Rick Nash. Problems is, so far the ace has played more like a 9 of clubs--not bad, but nothing to get excited over. Nash has 7 goals and 9 assists in...

New York Rangers Fans: Meet Ryane Clowe
April 3rd, 2013 at 12:56 PM
***VIDEO1*** Yesterday, the New York Rangers announced they've traded for forward Ryane Clowe. Clowe was dealt to New York from the San Jose Sharks for three draft picks (this year's second-round and third-round picks, along with a conditional pick next year). Clowe is a big, physical player who should fit in nicely...

BREAKING NEWS: New York Rangers Acquire Ryane Clowe
April 2nd, 2013 at 6:36 PM
***PHOTO1*** The New York Rangers have completed a trade with the San Jose Sharks, officially agreeing to acquire forward Ryane Clowe for draft picks. The original asking price had come down after the Sharks were originally after a first-round draft pick for the big winger, but the Rangers landed the gritty forward...

New York Rangers Reach Agreement with Mats Zuccarello
March 25th, 2013 at 9:37 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Hobbit will return to the Big Apple -- pending paperwork -- as the New York Rangers and Mats Zuccarello agreed to terms on a contract. His agent, Erik Ryman tweeted this early this morning: ***PHOTO2*** This roughly translates to "Will be glad client Mats Zuccarello will show the NHL again how good he...

Jesper Fast Will Most Likely not Play for New York Rangers This Season
March 25th, 2013 at 9:10 AM
***VIDEO1*** It was reported last week by Larry Brooks that New York Rangers prospect Jesper Fast -- who changed his last name from Fasth a year ago -- would be on his way to the NHL at the end of the Swedish Elite League season. However, with Swedish Ice Hockey Association wanting...