Higgins for Marchant?

The latest out of the rumor mill is that the Rangers are shopping Chris Higgins, and Anaheim is interested, dangling veteran and ex-Ranger (sort of, he played one game) Todd Marchant. The cap space works out in the deal for this year (Higgins: $2.25 million, Marchant: $1.125 million), and the Rangers would actually gain about $1 million in the deal….

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Lisin Doubtful, Higgins on Top Line

As per SNY Rangers blog, citing Steve Zipay, whom I can’t access anymore thanks to Newsday charging for online content (really?), winger Enver Lisin is doubtful for tonight’s game against Vancouver after taking a shot off the foot against Boston on Sunday. Replacing him on the top line alongside Vinny Prospal and Marian Gaborik is the struggling Chris Higgins. This…

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Dane Byers Recalled

The Rangers have recalled Dane Byers this afternoon, but there was no word on P.A. Parenteau being sent to Hartford. As per Steve Zipay’s twitter, Marian Gaborik, Sean Avery, and Chris Higgins are all out tonight. Gaborik is out because of his injury, and it’s safe to assume Higgins is out because he forgot how to play hockey, but the…

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Game 12: Rangers vs. Coyotes

Tonight, our beloved Blueshirts take on the surprisingly good Hamilton Phoenix Coyotes. The ‘Yotes are led by Shane Doan and Ed Jovanovski, their leading point scorers this season. The biggest surprise is Radim Vrbata, who got his money in Tampa, only to crash and burn, only to be resurrected in Phoenix (really?) and lead the team in goals with four….

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What To Do With Higgins?

It’s abundantly clear now: Chris Higgins is struggling. Mightily. He was benched in the third period in his return to Montreal after weak forechecking, and a costly penalty. Torts benched him to send a message. He benched him for accountability. That makes Monday’s game against the Coyotes the most important of the year for Higgins. I’m not expecting Higgins to…

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Scoring: A Problem?

Before I start, I’d like to properly introduce myself: My name is Jeremy Fuchs and I’m really excited to join the team here at BlueSeatBlogs. A life long Ranger fan, I’m looking forward to sharing my thoughts on my beloved Blueshirts. You may have seen my other work on GiantsGab, or The Blog of Champions. Now that you know a…

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Higgins in 12 Angry Mascots

Got this in my email a few days ago: Newly acquired Christopher Higgins will make his New York stage debut on July 30 at Comix, performing in the sketch “12 Angry Mascots” starting at 7:30pm. You can get more info about the show here. It’s supposed to be really funny. This is my only post of the day, I’m way…

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Chris Higgins Signed (Update: Other NHL Signings)

See below for an explanation of the deal behind the long term deals. Chris Higgins has agreed to terms with the Rangers. Higgins was an RFA, terms so far have not been disclosed. More later. Update 4:40pm: Terms of the Higgins deal are still undisclosed, but as for other news: Alex Kovalev signed a 2 year/$10 million deal with Ottawa,…

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The Gomez Deal: Cap Analysis

Well, we all know that the Scott Gomez to Montreal deal was a salary dump. But how much of a dump? Gomez has a $7.357 million cap hit through 2013-2014. Chris Higgins, an RFA, made $1.9 million last season, and it’s safe to assume he has been qualified for that amount. Considering how much time he missed last season, and…

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Gomez for Higgins (UPDATE: Heatley (NOT) on his way)

That will shed some salary. Wow. Way to go Slats. More later, I’ll analyze the finances. Guess this means no Heatley. Dubi stays for now. Update 5:25pm: Details are in: To Mtl: Gomez, Tom Pyatt, Mike Busto To NYR: Higgins, Ryan McDonagh, Pavel Valentenko, Doug Janik Salary dump, and a steal of one. Wow. Great job Slats. Update 5:30pm: McDonagh…

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