Rangers’ prospect pool shining despite low preseason rankings

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

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…

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BSB FanDuel: 1/6

Here is the info for today’s FanDuel league: Sign up for FanDuel here, the league link is here. We aren’t high rollers, it’s $2 to play. For those unfamiliar, you are given $55,000 to construct a team of 2 LW, 2 RW, 2 C, 2 D, and 1 G. High fantasy points per game (FPG)…

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2015 World Juniors: Canada, Duclair win gold

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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…

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Rangers send Duclair to QMJHL

Photo: Anthony J. Causi

Update (9:15am): Renaud Lavoie has stated multiple sources expect him to go back to the QMJHL. Bob McKenzie has confirmed this. Original Post: The New York Rangers face a key decision in the next few days: What are they going to do with rookie winger Anthony Duclair? Duclair has bounced between the press box and the lineup,…

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2015 World Juniors: Canada faces Russia in finals

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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…

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Reassessing the Marc Staal contract situation

Staal surrounding by Carolina logos…weird

We’ve seen this narrative play out before haven’t we? Popular players in contract years can never seem to avoid fan scrutiny, beat writer adoration, or trade rumors. It’s Cally, Girardi, Henrik, etc. all over again, except this season it’s Marc Staal. Over the past few weeks, the conversation around Staal has started to heat up….

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Rangers light up Buffalo in laugher

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The New York Rangers showed no mercy against the woeful Buffalo Sabres last night, lighting them up for five straight goals –three on the powerplay– en route to their 6-1 win. Discipline was the issue for the Sabres, as they took three penalties in a 1:20 span, and the Rangers scored on all three opportunities….

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Game 36: Start a new streak against Buffalo

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The New York Rangers had their eight game winning streak snapped in Dallas last week, but rebounded nicely in Sunrise against the Panthers. Tonight they face the woeful Buffalo Sabres, at home, on the tail-end of back-to-backs. That’s a pretty sweet scenario for the Rangers. So naturally, tonight is a trap game. The Sabres don’t…

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BSB FanDuel: 1/3 (7pm games and later)

Here is the info for today’s FanDuel league: Sign up for FanDuel here, the league link is here. We aren’t high rollers, it’s $2 to play. For those unfamiliar, you are given $55,000 to construct a team of 2 LW, 2 RW, 2 C, 2 D, and 1 G. High fantasy points per game (FPG)…

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2015 World Juniors: Buchnevich/Shesterkin send USA home

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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…

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