Three shrewd mid-season trades helped put Rangers in Cup Finals

When teams make deep runs into the playoffs, the one thing they usually have in common is success from trades made throughout the season. I’m not talking about moves made in the offseason, of which Glen Sather made a few (Dominic Moore, Benoit Pouliot), I’m referring to in-season moves made after identifying team needs. The Rangers were no different from…

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Quick notes: 2014 1st round pick; Game One

Just some quick notes that came out yesterday/today: Because the Rangers advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals, they will send their 2014 1st round pick to Tampa Bay as a part of the conditions of the Martin St. Louis trade. This means that the Rangers will have acquired St. Louis for Ryan Callahan and a pair of first round picks…

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Martin St. Louis trade paying dividends when it matters

Things didn’t go so well for Martin St. Louis in his first 19 regular season games with the Rangers, but the trade for him on March 5th was never about the 82 games between October and April. The deal was made because A) New York wasn’t going to re-sign Ryan Callahan and wanted max value in return, and B) St….

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The aftermath of the Ryan Callahan/Marty St. Louis blockbuster

The Ryan Callahan saga finally drew to a close yesterday in dramatic fashion. Boomer Esiason’s report from two weeks ago proved true as the Blueshirts dealt their captain, a 2015 first-round pick and a conditional 2014 second-round pick to the Lightning for Martin St. Louis. Despite plenty of rumors, the move came as quite a shock. It seemed like Callahan…

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Rangers acquire defenseman Raphael Diaz from Vancouver

The Rangers upgraded on Justin Falk as their 7D as the deadline expired, nabbing Raphael Diaz from the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for a 2015 5th round pick. Diaz has a line of 1-11-12 in split time with Montreal and Vancouver this season, and would be a solid fill in on the bottom pair in case of injury. This is…

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Rangers acquire Martin St. Louis from Tampa for Ryan Callahan

After months of negotiations, the Rangers could not strike a deal with their captain Ryan Callahan. Today, hours before the trade deadline, they sent their captain to the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for Martin St. Louis. The Rangers will also send a 1st round pick in 2015 and a 2nd round pick in 2014 (becomes a 1st if the…

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Rangers trade Michael Del Zotto to Nashville for Kevin Klein

Per Darren Dreger, the Rangers have traded defenseman Michael Del Zotto to the Nashville Predators for defenseman Kevin Klein, a 29-year-old right-handed defenseman, has a line of 1-2-3 in 47 games with the Preds. His peripherals aren’t spectacular (44% Corsi, -4.4% relative Corsi, 46.7% O/D St%, 28.0% ToTm%QoC) either. Comparatively, MDZ had 2-9-11 in 42 games with better puck possession…

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Rangers acquire Dan Carcillo from Kings

Sorry for the delay on this one, since this happened on a Saturday night we weren’t around to post this right away. The Rangers have acquired forward Dan Carcillo from the LA Kings in exchange for a conditional 7th round pick. The trade for Carcillo addresses New York’s need for toughness, and even more so since the injury to Derek…

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Rangers trade Brandon Mashinter to Chicago for Kyle Beach

In a bit of a surprising move, the Rangers have traded forward Brandon Mashinter to the Chicago Blackhawks for forward Kyle Beach. Mashinter. In ten total games with the Rangers over two seasons, Mashinter was held off the score sheet with ten PIMS. With Hartford this year, Mash had a line of 1-6-7 in 11 games with 15 PIMs. Beach,…

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Rangers send Christian Thomas to Montreal for Danny Kristo

Glen Sather continues to be busy in the trade market, making his third trade in three days. This time, he sent 2010 second round pick Christian Thomas to Montreal for 2008 second round pick Danny Kristo. Last season with Hartford, Thomas put together a line of 19-16-35, but was very inconsistent while adapting to the higher speed of the AHL….

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