Drury Nominated for Masterton

Chris Drury is the Rangers nominee for the Bill Masterton trophy, which is awarded annually to the National Hockey League player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to ice hockey. A member of the Rangers has won this award four times since its inception in 1967-68: Jean Ratelle (1970-71), Rod Gilbert (1975-76), Anders Hedberg (1984-85), and…

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Gaborik NHL’s Third Star of November

It’s about time for some good news in November. Marian Gaborik was named the NHL’s Third Star of the month for November. Gaborik put together an impressive line for the month, putting up 11-8-19 in just 13 games. The rest of the Rangers team had a combined 2 goals an 1 assist for November. Ok, the last part isn’t true….

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Del Zotto Rookie of the Month

Rangers rookie defenseman Michael Del Zotto has been awarded the NHL’s rookie of the month for October. Del Zotto, 19, finished October as the Rangers third leading scorer, putting up a line of 4-8-12 and a +3 in the first 14 games this season, leading all rookies through October (James vanRiemsdyk passed him recently). Del Zotto has been nothing short…

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Messier, Richter Win Lester Patrick Award

Ranger greats Mark Messier and Mike Richter are the 2009 recipients of the Lester Patrick Award, which is awarded for outstanding service to hockey in the US. The third recipient this year is Red Wings Senior Vice President Jim Devellano.

Amonte a US Hall-of-Famer

Former Ranger, and one of my favorites, Tony Amonte was elected to the US Hockey HOF, joining John Leclair and Tom Barrasso in the 2009 class. Amonte had two very successful seasons with the Rangers before being shipped to Chicago in the deal that brought Stephane Matteau and Brian Noonan to NY, putting up 35-34-69 and 33-43-76. Other than Mike…

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Gilroy nominated for 2009 ESPY Award

Former BU All-American Captain and current Rangers prospect Matt Gilroy has been nominated for the 2009 ESPY Award for Best Male College Athlete.  The Long Island native lifted BU to the 2009 National Championship, winning the Hobey Baker Award as the nation’s top college ice-hockey player along the way.  On April 17th, just 6 days after winning the title, Gilroy…

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Comparing HOF Classes: 2009 vs. 2007 (New Poll Added)

With the induction of possibly the best HOF class ever yesterday, it sparked some debate on which class is better: the 2009 class of Yzerman, Hull, Leetch and Robitaille, or the 2007 class of Messier, MacInnis, Stevens and Francis. It’s a tough call, and there probably is no wrong answer here. But let’s run through the NHL regular season numbers:…

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Leetch Punches HOF Ticket

As expected, Brian Leetch was voted into the Hall of Fame today, joining Steve Yzerman, Brett Hull and Luc Robitaille as possibly the best HOF class of all time. Leetch’s Career Stats: 247 goals 781 assists 1,028 points Two-time Norris Trophy winner (1992, 1997) Calder Trophy winner (1989) 11-time All Star Conn Smythe Trophy winner (1994) Stanley Cup winner (1994)…

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The Best Class Ever?

Hey all, Been a while since I last wrote here.  Things like Hall of Fame Inductions always interest me, and I usually feel the need to ask the question posed in the title when it includes names like Yzerman, Hull, Robitaille, Leetch, Richter, Dino, etc etc etc.  While it seems that the general consensus is that the first four mentioned…

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My Hall Picks

Tomorrow at 3pm, a max of four players will get the nod to the Hockey Hall of Fame. The noteables eligible for the first time: Steve Yzerman, Brett Hull, Luc Robitaille, and of course, my favorite Ranger of all time, Brian Leetch. Other players that are eligible, but seems to be looked over, Alex Mogilny, Dave Andreychuk, Dino Ciccarelli, Pavel…

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