Vigneault: “Errrr what’s Monte’s real name” (Danny Kristo)

September 20th, 2014 at 3:50 pm by Bill Goldthorpe

Poor Danny Kristo. Just a young player trying to make the jump from the AHL to the big show and the one guy who controls his fate doesn’t even know his real name. Kudos to Alain Vigneault (okay, probably somebody down in Hartford) though, as far as hockey nicknames go, “Monte” for a player with the last name “Kristo” is pretty damn good.

Pavel Buchnevich, KHL goal scoring ninja (GIFs)

September 20th, 2014 at 12:52 pm by Bill Goldthorpe

Pavel Buchnevich is obliterating the KHL this season play for the Severstal Cherepovets. The 19 year old was ranked the 25th overall prospect by Corey Pronman prior to the start of the season; you can bet your ass he’ll be quite a bit higher if he keeps up this scoring pace. His latest exploits in GIF format, because why the hell not?

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“Red Army” is going to be amazing

September 19th, 2014 at 8:33 pm by Bill Goldthorpe

I’ve mentioned that the documentary Red Army looks awesome before. This is an updated trailer. I just can’t wait until it is finally released to the public (which seems to be on January 22nd).

“There were players who pissed blood”

Learn something new everyday.

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Projecting Rangers line combinations in September, ’cause why not?

September 18th, 2014 at 6:20 pm by Bill Goldthorpe

The Rangers training camp roster came out yesterday and Alain Vigneault dropped a few key comments about the roster composition in his first press conference today. Hockey season is upon us, so for shits and giggles, let’s embark on an exercise in futility and project the Rangers line combinations for the upcoming season. Reading the
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Rangers Release Training Camp Roster

September 17th, 2014 at 3:45 pm by Ross Rhea

The Rangers have announced their 2014-2015 training camp roster in preparation of camp starting tomorrow, September 18th. This year, the team has invited 62 players to camp. Here is the breakdown: Forwards: Chris Bourque, Ryan Bourque, Derick Brassard, Nathan Burns, Anthony Duclair, Jesper Fast, Tanner Glass, Carl Hagelin, Ryan Haggerty, Kevin Hayes, Marek Hrivik, Keegan Iverson,
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The Rangers contract negotiations with Staal won’t end well

September 17th, 2014 at 2:00 pm by Bill Goldthorpe

According to Larry Brooks, the Rangers are believed to have offered Marc Staal the same six year, $5.5 million contract they signed Dan Girardi to last season. “Offered” is bold and italicized because it is inconceivable to me that the Rangers brass could be so wrong in their talent evaluation of Staal. Staal is actually seeking over
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Anthony Duclair will be wearing a Rangers jersey when it matters.

Prospect Tournaments Are As Meaningful As This Post

September 17th, 2014 at 6:44 am by Dave

The Baby Rangers finished sixth out of eight teams at this year’s Traverse City Prospect Tournament. As is habitual at this juncture in the calendar year, Ranger fans are starved for hockey and looking for any excuse to bloviate and extract greater meaning from a bunch of kids thrown together to play four games in
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Can Brassard Be the Rangers’ Second Line Center?

September 16th, 2014 at 6:00 am by Derek

If you talked to someone who watched at least a few Rangers games last year, he or she would probably tell you that one of the team’s biggest strengths was its ability to roll four solid forward lines. The top six had a variety of good scorers, and the fourth line, for the most part,
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Marc Staal is not the defenseman Rangers fans think he is

September 15th, 2014 at 6:00 am by Bill Goldthorpe

At first glance, Marc Staal looks like he had a pretty solid season last year. Staal and his defensive partner Anton Stralman created a formidable second pair that played a key role in the Rangers march to the Stanley Cup Final. Staal posted a CF% relative to his teammates during 5 on 5 of 3.29%,
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