Keep an eye on Cedrick Desjardins

While we all know that the Rangers success lives and dies with Henrik Lundqvist’s health and performance (as it should), there has always been an undercurrent of concern from the Rangers fan base about a lack of overall goaltending depth in the system. With Martin Biron retiring and Cam Talbot graduating to the NHL, the problem has become more pronounced,…

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Rise of Duclair and Buchnevich clouds the future of other forward prospects

Entering training camp last fall, there was an intense battle for the final forward spots between youngsters Chris Kreider, J.T. Miller, Jesper Fast, Oscar Lindberg and Danny Kristo. Fast actually won the job out of camp, but an early injury combined with Kreider’s emergence put an end to the competition. Miller, Fast, Lindberg and Kristo are all clearly on the…

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Around the Farm: Buchnevich with four points over last two games

Pavel Buchnevich continued his torrid start in the KHL this season, notching two goals and two assists over two games (both wins). Buchnevich garnered attention last season as an 18-year-old playing significant minutes in a seniority-based league. This year, Buchnevich is showing that he not only belongs, but he can be an offensive juggernaut. Buchnevich has a line of 5-4-9…

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ATF: Baby Rangers finish 6th at Traverse City

The Baby Rangers fell to the Minnesota Wild 6-3 in the 5th place game at the Traverse City tournament yesterday, solidifying a sixth place finish after going 1-1-2 in the four games. The scoring for the Rangers was provided by their top line, as each player scored a goal. Mat Bodie had two assists as well. Anthony Duclair-Kevin Hayes-Ryan Haggerty…

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Around the Farm: Baby Rangers drop another in OT

The Rangers lost their second game in overtime last night, falling to the Hurricanes by a score of 3-2. The Rangers were able to tie the game late on a goal by the top line (Haggerty from Hayes and Duclair), but the Canes were able to win it on Trevor Carrick’s OT winner. The lines for tonight’s game were shaken…

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Around the Farm: Tambellini nets OT winner at Traverse City

Adam Tambellini netted the overtime winner last night against the Baby Sabres in Traverse City, as the Baby Rangers got their first win of the tournament. The Rangers tied the game on a shorthanded goal by Sam Noreau (his second of the tournament) in the second period before winning it in overtime. Mackenzie Skapski was phenomenal in net, turning aside…

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Around the Farm: Baby Rangers fall to Stars at Traverse City

The Baby Rangers kicked off the Traverse City tournament by taking on the Baby Stars, falling 4-3 in overtime on a goal by Brett Ritchie. The Rangers were up 3-1 heading into the third period with a five minute powerplay, but could not keep the Stars from tying the game. Here’s the stat line for the kids: Ryan Haggerty: 1…

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Rangers Traverse City lines

The Rangers prospects kick off the Traverse City Tournament tonight, taking on the Baby Starts tonight at 7pm EST. The Rangers have the following lines for the game, with more lines expected to come before the game: Richard Nejezchleb-Kevin Hayes-Ryan Haggerty Anthony Duclair-Adam Tambellini-Josh Nicholls Chris McCarthy-Bryan Moore-Keegan Iverson Paxton Leroux-Nathan Burns-Michael Kantor Mat Bodie-Ryan Mantha Petr Zamorsky-Sam Noreau Daniel…

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Around the Farm: Buchnevich with assist, 18 minutes of ice time

While Pavel Bucnhnevich may not dazzle you with point totals in the KHL (although he does have 1-2-3 in 4 GP so far), it should be noted that he is getting 15-18 minutes per game as a 19 year old in a league that has a seniority factor. Corey Pronman noted that very few players in the KHL have racked…

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Quick notes: NHL top-60 prospects; AHL signings

Some quick notes on this Thursday morning: NHL.com released their top-60 prospects, and only one Ranger (Kevin Hayes) cracked the list at #49. That may seem a bit alarming, but it’s on par with what we’ve seen from other rankings. Although, it appears NHL.com’s list is heavy on who is closest to NHL ready, as top-end skill guys like Anthony Duclair…

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