Preseason Game 1: Lots of prospects in against Devils

The preseason starts tonight, with the Rangers in Newark to face those pesky Devils. Even though this is preseason, the general mood of the fan base is that of excitement. There is a lot of hype for this year’s club, as they should be contending for a Cup this season. Today is all about the prospects, as only eight regulars…

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Five prospects to watch in camp

With the first round of cuts made, the attention now turns to trimming the roster down even further from those who will either serve as AHL call ups or rookies who might get their first cuppas this season. With news that Ryan Callahan and Carl Hagelin might miss the season opener, the Rangers are going to be looking for two…

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Rangers announce roster for tomorrow

Following today’s cuts, the Rangers have announced the roster for tomorrow’s preseason kickoff against the Devils (per Katie Strang). Forwards: Arron Asham, Brian Boyle, Ryan Bourque, Marek Hrivik, Chris Kreider, Danny Kristo, Brandon Mashinter, Dominic Moore, Rick Nash, Shawn O’Donnell, Darroll Powe, Brad Richards Defense: Marc Staal, John Moore, Justin Falk, Aaron Johnson, Michael Del Zotto, Stu Bickel (if Bickel…

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First cuts made, 14 reassigned to Hartford or Juniors

As expected, the Rangers made their first cuts after today’s scrimmage. The cuts were all players that did not partake in the intra-squad game. Generally speaking, the first round of cuts is usually CHL players bound for Juniors anyway, and AHL players that likely just didn’t make the cut during camp this year. Those that were reassigned to their respective…

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Training camp update: Scrimmage lines from today; Televised on MSG

With the first preseason game coming up tomorrow, the Rangers are having a full team scrimmage today. Per Pat Leonard, the lines for each team are the following: Team A forwards: Pouliot-Brassard-Zucc, Pyatt-Lindberg-Fast, Haley-Moore-Dorsett, Mashinter-St. Croix-Nicholls Team A d-men and goalies: McDonagh-Girardi, Moore-Stralman, Allen-Hughes, B. Nash … Goalies Biron, Hedberg Team B forwards: Kreider-Richards-Nash, Hrivik-Boyle-Kristo, Bourque-Powe-Asham, Yogan-Kantor-O’Donnell Team B d-men…

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The unexpected goalie competition

When August turned to September, the one position that had zero uncertainty was goaltender. Henrik Lundqvist is the starter, and Martin Biron was supposed to be the backup. A wrench was thrown into that plan when Biron missed the first two days of camp with a personal issue, and the Rangers invited former Devil Johan Hedberg to camp on a…

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Training camp injury update: JT Miller out today, won’t play in next week’s games

Per Katie Strang, JT Miller will not be skating over the next two games, and will not be participating in the Rangers first two preseason games against the Devils and Flyers next week. Miller limped off the ice on Thursday with an apparent hamstring injury, but skated the following day. Keeping him off the ice is likely just precautionary, as…

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Training camp update: Biron back; Kids skating with vets

Per Andrew Gross, day three of training camp (day two of on-ice activities) was divided into three groups, with each group comprised of a mix of kids and vets.  The day was spent doing drills. The line combinations used during camp saw kids skating on lines with vets, a good way to help build confidence and measure them against current…

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Training camp update: Mostly conditioning; Biron still out

The 2013 officially Rangers hit the ice for the first time this season, finishing the first day of on-ice activities of training camp. It appears that most of the work was conditioning related. Some notes, courtesy of Leslie Treff: Of the new comers, Anthony Duclair, Oscar Lindberg, Justin Falk, and John Moore were all impressive during the sprints. All showed…

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New York Rangers training camp roster

The Rangers have (finally) released the 66-man training camp roster. Although there is no online version, Rick Carpiniello tweeted two pictures of the roster (here and here) Forwards: Arron Asham, JT Barnett, Ryan Bourque, Brian Boyle, Derick Brassard, Taylor Burke, Ryan Callahan, Derek Dorsett, Anthony Duclair, Jesper Fast, Josh Graves, Carl Hagelin, Michael Haley, Marek Hrivik, Kyle Jean, Michael Kantor,…

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