Preseason Game 3: Flyers at Rangers

The “out for blood” Flyers are in town tonight to take on the Rangers in their third preseason game. As with most preseason games, there is a new lineup tonight, with J.T. Miller getting a shot between Rick Nash and Martin St. Louis. Miller has had a strong preseason, and now it appears he is being given a shot as…

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Injuries hampering veteran chances

The Rangers went on a low-risk spending spree this summer, bringing in veterans Matt Lombardi, Lee Stempniak, and Ryan Malone. Some questioned this initially –Stempniak not so much– as the Rangers have a lot of kids ready to take spots in the lineup. However, more competition is good. Competition breeds improvement. But now, two of those veterans have seen injuries…

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New lines for kids heading into Monday’s game

Per Andrew Gross, Alain Vigneault has new lines for tomorrow’s preseason game against the “out for blood” Flyers: Kevin Hayes-Chris Mueller-Anthony Duclair Chris Kreider-Derick Brassard-Mats Zuccarello Rick Nash-J.T. Miller-Marty St. Louis Marek Hrivik-Matthew Lombardi-Jesper Fast Marc Staal-Dan Boyle Mat Bodie-Dylan McIlrath Matt Hunwick-Mike Kostka Ryan McDonagh-Steve Kampfer Naturally, one of those defensive pairs won’t be playing tomorrow.

More kids with strong games as Rangers down Hawks

Another game, another strong showing for the kids. J.T. Miller pretty much assured himself a spot on the opening night roster with another strong game. Anthony Duclair looked unreal. Marek Hrivik had a strong game. Oscar Lindberg scored a goal. Cedrick Desjardins played really well in the second half of the game. Conor Allen and Dylan McIlrath, while not exactly…

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Preseason Game 2: Rangers at Chicago

The Rangers are in Chicago tonight for their second preseason game of the season. They dropped Monday’s contest against the Devils in the final minute, then the rookies lost a scrimmage against the Devils rookies on Wednesday before the first round of cuts. Tonight will be a different lineup, with Anthony Duclair playing on a line with potential first liners…

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Rangers lineup for tonight

The Rangers have announced their lineup for tonight, and the biggest item of notice is that Anthony Duclair is going to get time with Derick Brassard and Rick Nash. Ryan Haggerty, Marek Hrivik and Oscar Lindberg are also making their preseason debuts. Chris Bourque-J.T. Miller-Mats Zuccarello Nick Tarnasky-Dominic Moore-Ryan Haggerty Marek Hrivik-Oscar Lindberg-Lee Stempniak Anthony Duclair-Derick Brassard-Rick Nash Ryan McDonagh-Dylan…

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Rangers cut 20 from training camp roster

The Rangers have announced their first round of cuts, sending 12 players to Hartford, 6 to their respective Juniors teams, and releasing 2 from their tryouts: AHL:¬†Troy Donnay, Michael Kantor, Nickolas Latta, Paxton Leroux, Chris McCarthy, Richard Nejezchleb, Logan Nelson, Josh Nicholls, Sam Noreau, Mackenzie Skapski, Michael St. Croix, Andrew Yogan Juniors: Ryan Graves, Brandon Halverson, Keegan Iverson, Ryan Mantha,…

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Kids impress in preseason loss to Devils

Well, the Rangers and Devils put on a show last night in a rare exciting preseason game. The Rangers lost on a pretty bad goal by Adam Henrique in the final minute, but wins and losses don’t really matter as much in the early going. I only got home in time for the third period, so my reaction points are…

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Preseason Game 1: Devils at Rangers

Three months of hockey-less living has been rough, but the Rangers return to the ice tonight against the New Jersey Devils. There are a lot of roster spots open for the taking, and a lot of the guys competing for those spots are in action tonight. Tonight marks the debuts of the highly anticipated Kevin Hayes, Dan Boyle, and Tanner…

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Preseason games begin with spots to be earned

The Rangers kick off their preseason schedule tonight against the Devils, and seven of the forwards in the lineup tonight are slated to be competing for roster spots. There are, by my count, four open roster spots (3C, 3RW, 4LW, 4RW) in addition to the 13F and 7D spots. In total, that’s six roster spots up for grabs for forwards….

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