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Prospect fatigue and Dylan McIlrath

For those of you that have been around for a while, you know that in the beginning, Mike Axisa of River Ave Blues was a bit helper in getting us off the ground here. Naturally, I’m a Yankee fan, and I read RAB daily. Recently, Mike penned a post about prospect fatigue, and how fans and experts alike sometimes get…

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Duclair, Buchnevich in top-15 of ESPN’s Top-50 Prospects

ESPN runs their top prospects lists a few times per year, and this time around they rectified something that was perceived as a slap in the face to Ranger fans. The rankings –written by Corey Pronman, who is one of the best prospect evaluators around, so no lazy ESPN comments please– ranked Pavel Buchnevich at #25 and left Anthony Duclair…

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Igor Shesterkin posted a .938 SV% and a 1.98 GAA for Russia during the World Juniors

Rangers’ prospect pool shining despite low preseason rankings

In their latest team prospect rankings, Corey Pronman and Hockey’s Future each had the Rangers 28th, while The Hockey News put the Blueshirts dead last. Granted, each of those outlets has its own set of criteria, but the general consensus among the so-called experts was that the Rangers didn’t have much talent on the way. Many that followed the baby Blueshirts more closely knew the…

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2015 World Juniors: Canada, Duclair win gold

Anthony Duclair and Canada defeated Igor Shesterkin, Pavel Buchnevich, and Russia last night by a score of 5-4 to take gold at the 2015 World Junior Championship. Duclair scored Canada’s first goal of the game on Shesterkin 23 seconds into the game. Shesterkin faced two more shots, allowing another goal, before being pulled. Buchnevich recorded an assist in the game….

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2015 World Juniors: Canada faces Russia in finals

Three Rangers prospects will square off gold at the 2015 World Junior Championships, as Anthony Duclair and Canada will take on Igor Shesterkin, Pavel Buchnevich, and Russia. Canada defeated Slovakia 5-1 in the semifinals, with Duclair notching a goal and an assist. Shesterkin stopped 26 of Sweden’s 27 shots in Russia’s 4-1 victory. Buchnevich was held off the score sheet….

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2015 World Juniors: Buchnevich/Shesterkin send USA home

Igor Shesterkin continued his sensational 2015 World Juniors tournament yesterday, stopping 39 of 41 shots as Russia sent Brandon Halverson and Team USA home in the quarterfinals. Pavel Buchnevich notched an assist in the first period of the win. Halverson did not play in the contest. Anthony Duclair and Canada destroyed Denmark in their game, sending the Danes packing with an…

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2015 World Juniors: Canada/USA/Russia all move on to elimination round

Canada, Russia, and Team USA all played on New Year’s Eve, but all were already guaranteed spots in the elimination round by that point. The games were for standings. But it was also for pride, as Canada took down Team USA 5-3. Anthony Duclair was held off the scoresheet for Canada, and Brandon Halverson did not play in the game….

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2015 World Juniors: Duclair nets goal/assist in Canada’s win; USA shuts out Slovakia

Anthony Duclair notched a goal and an assist for Canada last night in the 2015 World Junior Championships, helping the Canadians beat Finland by a score of 4-1. Team USA also won last night, shutting out Slovakia by a score of 3-0. Brandon Halverson was not in net for this shutout. Canada still leads USA by one point in Group…

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Talbot has been more than fine in his first gig as a starter (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

A quick look at the impressive Rangers goaltending pipeline

Once upon a time mass panic would break out in Rangerland if Henrik Lundqvist was ever run into during a game. Who would take over? Rangers had nothing coming through the system. Well things appear to have changed. While Lundqvist is certainly in New York for quite some time to come, all of a sudden the Rangers appear well set…

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Nick Schmaltz (8/North Dakota) and Hudson Fasching (22/Minnesota) goof off as they players skate laps prior to starting drills.

2015 World Juniors: Halverson/Shesterkin record shutouts

Both goalies selected in the 2014 NHL draft over the summer put up solid performances for their respective teams during last night’s 2015 World Junior Championships preliminary round games. Brandon Halverson (USA) made 14 saves as Team USA defeated Germany 6-0. Igor Shesterkin made 32 saves as Russia dominated Switzerland 7-0. High touted Pavel Buchnevich notched a goal and two…

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