Drury Breaks Finger, Out Four Weeks

As per Jesse Spector, Chris Drury broke his finger blocking a shot in this afternoon’s scrimmage. He will miss four weeks, and surgery will not be required. Drury will not miss many regular season games, but he will miss at least the first week. This will temporarily open up an additional roster spot for those vying to make the team….

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Rangers Round Up

Rangerland is starting get busy. With a combination of the Traverse City tournament, Staal negotiations (or lack of them?), Camp almost upon us and the Tortorella interview on the MSG network there’s a lot to talk about. Now I’m back from an amazing weekend in Paris I thought I’d look at some of the most interesting news affecting the Rangers….

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Difference Makers?

While studying the Rangers current NHL roster the other day (and not considering who might make the roster from the minors/juniors/Europe) it was interesting to note who may be the most crucial influences in making the club a playoff team again. Not considered were Gaborik, Lundqvist, Frolov and Del Zotto. Those players will obviously have a big say on the season…

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Drury Nominated for Masterton

Chris Drury is the Rangers nominee for the Bill Masterton trophy, which is awarded annually to the National Hockey League player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to ice hockey. A member of the Rangers has won this award four times since its inception in 1967-68: Jean Ratelle (1970-71), Rod Gilbert (1975-76), Anders Hedberg (1984-85), and…

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Drury: Rangers ‘Immature’

After last night’s loss to Montreal in a crucial four point game, the often quiet captain Chris Drury let loose on his teammates, saying that “immaturity is the reason for the inconsistency”. When asked to elaborate, Drury said that the Rangers “need to grow up fast or watch playoff hockey”. It has taken two years for Drury to be outspoken,…

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Chris Drury

Everyone has said it, Chris Drury has been great so far for Team USA. Defensively excellent he has killed penalties blocked shots and been a strong veteran presence for the young Americans. What may have surprised some is Drury seems to have re-found an offensive game in the Olympics as well… With 2 goals thus far (including a game winner),…

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Roenick Issues Apology

When Chris Drury was elected to Team USA, Jeremy Roenick was, for lack of a better phrase, appalled: “Not to take anything away from the guy because he’s had such a great career, but for Chris Drury to be on the team, it baffles me,” Roenick told Toronto radio station AM640. “I know he’s a great leader and if he’s…

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Controlled Excitement

Team USA, the youngest team in the Olympics this year, was supposed to be an afterthought for the 2010 Olympics. The pool play favored the Americans slightly, placed in a pool with two very beatable teams in Norway and Switzerland. However, the young Americans were supposed to get blown away by the Canadians, the overall favorite to win the gold…

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Olympic round up

So several teams of interest started their Olympic campaigns yesterday. A Quick look at the scores; Team USA 3 – Switzerland 1 Team Canada 8 – Norway 0 Team Russia 8 – Latvia 2 All the Rangers involved on Tuesday were in the US game where Chris Drury and Ryan Callahan went scoreless for the US team and Andreas Ambuhl…

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Drury Doesn’t Get A Letter for Team USA

In a surprise move, Team USA did not give a letter to Chris Drury. The captain is Jamie Langenbrunner. The alternate captains are  Zach Parise, Dustin Brown, Ryan Suter and Brian Rafalski. To me, Drury was selected because of the leadership he provides. And that was going to be rewarded with a ‘C’ or ‘A’. Here’s what GM Brian Burke…

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