Did Gordie Clark and Glen Sather out-draft a potato?

I’ve been on the record many, many, many times stating that we like where the team stands and the direction the front office has taken to get here. That said, I thought this would be a fun exercise, and it doesn’t change my opinion of the front office moves or draft choices. This post is meant to be satirical, don’t…

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2014 Draft review

The Rangers went into the 2014 draft with four picks, and wound up making seven selections. They acquired the extra picks by dealing Derek Dorsett to Vancouver and trading down twice in the fourth and fifth rounds. Considering it wasn’t a particularly deep draft, in that there were few impact players, the Rangers made some good selections to not only restock…

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Rangers 2014 draft picks and summary

The Rangers started the 2014 NHL draft with just four picks (2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th), but eventually made six selections (2nd, 3rd, 4th, three 5ths) in the draft. We will be taking an in-depth look at the selections, but here is a brief summary of the past two days (live blogs here and here): Traded Derek Dorsett to Vancouver for…

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2014 NHL Draft, day two

Last night was fairly anti-climactic. Despite all the talk about trading top picks and players on the move, there were only three non-Vancouver trades last night, and only one involving players. Florida kept the top pick, the Isles kept the 5th pick, and only a pair of teams traded up (Chicago, Isles). The draft was made a bit interesting, at…

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2014 NHL Draft open thread

Original Post: Day One of the 2014 NHL Draft is upon us. We will be live-blogging the event, and will be updating this post with all big news from around the league. The first big deal was made this afternoon, when Ryan Kesler was sent to Anaheim. The Canucks also dumped defenseman Jason Garrison’s contract, sending him to Tampa Bay. The…

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Clark: Rangers trading into first round “unlikely”

As the draft approaches tonight, Andrew Gross spoke with Gordie Clark to discuss the prospects, and any chances that the Rangers would move into the first round. Clark noted that it is unlikely that the Rangers move into the first round, citing the lack of depth in this year’s draft as one of the main reasons. Clark expects that only…

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2014 Draft preview: Chase De Leo, Reid Gardiner

The 2014 NHL Draft is just hours away, and the Rangers will draft in the second round with the 59th overall pick in the draft. The Rangers traded their first rounder this year in the Martin St. Louis trade, so this will mark the second straight year without a pick in the first round. Chase De Leo Position: C Height: 5-8 Weight: 175 De Leo broke out in his…

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2014 Draft preview: Michael Bunting, Travis Sanheim, Spencer Watson

The draft is almost upon us, and the Rangers could land in the second round with the 59th overall pick in the draft. The Rangers traded their first rounder this year in the Martin St. Louis trade, so this will mark the second straight year without a pick in the first round. Michael Bunting Position: LW Height: 5-11 Weight: 175 Bunting is a bit of…

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2014 draft preview: Connor Chatham, Richard Nejezchleb, Gavin Bayreuther

The draft is almost upon us, and we must apologize for the lack of draftee reviews this year. The run to the Stanley Cup Final threw off our offseason plans, and we have a lot of topics to cover in a short amount of time. This will be the first of three posts previewing some prospects the Rangers could land…

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Rangers with four draft picks this year

The Rangers will have four picks in the coming draft, with one pick each in the second (#59), third (#89), fourth (#119), and fifth (#122) rounds. Here’s a breakdown of how each pick was acquired/moved: 1st round (#28): Traded to Tampa Bay as part of deal for Martin St. Louis 2nd round (#59): Their own pick 3rd round (#89): Their…

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