Wolski, Drury Can Be Wildcards for Rangers

To win in the playoffs you need your stars to play to their capabilities, but you also need a few unsuspecting players to step their game up and bring more than might be expected of them.  For the Rangers heading into their series against the Washington Capitals Wojtek Wolski and Chris Drury are two wild cards that would greatly improve…

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Drury, Zuccarello, Gilroy In; Avery, Eminger Out

As per Andrew Gross, Rangers captain Chris Drury will return to the lineup for the first time since having knee surgery on February 4th, a surgery that was expected to keep him out for the remainder of the season. Drury will take Sean Avery’s spot, who probably lost his spot when he failed to clear the zone in the second…

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With Callahan Out, Gaborik and Drury Need To Step Up

It is impossible to replace Ryan Callahan in the lineup. He brings more to the table than his stat line, which says a lot considering his stat line makes him a top-two scorer on the team in goals and points. The hits, blocked shots, power play points, and short handed minutes are what makes Callahan one of, if not the…

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Drury’s Chance

With the news Ryan Callahan is out long term a unique opportunity at redemption(?) may have come about for the current captain Chris Drury. Veteran center, Drury is not held in high regard by the vast majority of Rangers fans because he doesn’t come close to earning his big contract and the fact that progressively throughout his Rangers tenure, his…

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If/When Drury Returns, Where Will He Fit?

In case you missed it, the Rangers have been without Captain Chris Drury for quite some time this year. He missed a good portion of the early season with a broken finger, and has missed the past several weeks with a knee injury. Without him, the Rangers have developed four solid and well balanced lines with a useful 13th forward,…

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Guest Post: Oh Captain, Where Art Thou?

This morning’s guest post is courtesy of Brian: First off, I’d like to start by saying this. I NEVER ONCE questioned the decision to give Chris Drury the “C”. In fact, I thought it made perfect sense. Here is a guy that despite size (or lack thereof) has been one of the most integral factors to any team he’s been…

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Drury To Have Surgery; Out Six Weeks

The Rangers just can’t seem to get a break with the injuries. As per Andrew Gross, captain Chris Drury will have surgery on his injured left knee, and will be out for at least six weeks. Drury has struggled all year, and has been playing with this nagging injury for a while. He had fluid drained last week, and will…

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Drury Out, Christensen In; New Lines Again; Lundqvist Getting Extra Practice Work

The New York Rangers, per their official twitter account, announced today that Chris Drury won’t be making the road trip with the team, and that Erik Christensen will be returning to the lineup tomorrow.  The reason for Drury’s absence is an apparent sore knee issue that has been going on for the past few weeks and got worse last night….

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The Cost Of Buying Out Drury

Rangers captain Chris Drury has not produced enough to be deemed worthy of his $7.05 million cap hit the past two seasons. Signed by the Rangers in 2007, Drury put up numbers consistent with his career average in his first two years with the Rangers, with 58 points and 56 points. He played significant minutes at all points during the…

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With Christensen Out, Huge Opportunities for Multiple Players

Despite it being one player with marginal impact going down, the injury to Erik Christensen will give significant chance for players in vastly different situations for the next 4-6 weeks. The first and most obvious beneficiary is Dale Weise. Weise has proven over the last season and a half in the AHL that he has NHL talent both physically and…

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