Kyle Jean signing the latest victory for New York’s scouting staff

One of the most frequently asked questions this offseason after, “is Rick Nash a Ranger yet?” has been, “who the heck is Kyle Jean?” The answer is simple: he’s the latest gem uncovered by Gordie Clark and New York’s superior scouting staff, which has developed something of a Midas touch over the last couple of years. It wasn’t long ago…

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Free agency: day one recap

Entering the first day of free agency it was widely thought that the Rangers would seek to upgrade their offense and add a depth defender. Instead, the Blueshirts added grit on July 1st while watching several of their own free agents depart for greener pastures. Here’s what went down on Sunday.

Musings: The Rangers shouldn’t draft a goalie in the first round

Fuss about Fogarty? 2011 third-round pick Steven Fogarty didn’t get a whole lot of attention this year because of the rise of Chris Kreider and stunning point total of Michael St. Croix, but the Penticton Vee had a monster season in his own right.  Fogarty will attend the University of Notre Dame next year where he’ll be more in the…

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Where the forward prospects stand

Before Friday’s draft it’s a good idea to take stock of what the Rangers already have in the system.  If New York follows suit, then the Blueshirts will pick the best player available regardless of position.  However, it’s worth evaluating where the team’s strengths lie, starting with a status update for the organization’s forwards. Jonathan Audy-Marchessault J.A.M. burst onto the…

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Zuccarello, Audy-Marchessault Headed To AHL All Star Game

JONATHAN AUDY-MARCHESSAULT AND MATS ZUCCARELLO HEADED TO AHL ALL-STAR CLASSIC *           *           *           * Whale Forwards will Suit up for Eastern Conference Team January 29 and 30 in Atlantic City HARTFORD, January 4, 2012:  The American Hockey League announced today that Connecticut Whale forwards Jonathan Audy-Marchessault and Mats Zuccarello have been named to the Eastern Conference team for the 2012…

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Just Like Dan?

Remember when Dan Girardi was an unheralded, undrafted, free agent nobody? Remember when he was playing ECHL hockey, then got an unnoticed promotion to the AHL and then an unlikely shot at the NHL? Yeah, that worked out pretty well for Mr Girardi didn’t it? Hope you’re enjoying that multimillion dollar contract Dan. They’re don’t play the same position, aren’t…

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Jonathan Audy-Marchessault Press Release

Two weeks ago, we noted that the Rangers had signed Jonathan Audy-Marchessault.  Today, it’s official, as the organization was waiting to see how he played at prospect camp.  Here is the press release: WHALE SIGN FORWARD JONATHAN AUDY-MARCHESSAULT Led Quebec Major Junior Hockey League in Playoff Scoring HARTFORD, July 7, 2011: Connecticut Whale general manager Jim Schoenfeld announced today that…

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Rangers Sign Undrafted Free Agent Jonathan Audy-Marchessault

With all the news that happened yesterday, the Rangers signing of Johnathan Audy-Marchessault slipped through the cracks. To be honest, I didn’t find out til I went to HFBoards and saw the post on it. JAM –sidenote: awesome initials– played four years with the Quebec Ramparts of the QMJHL, with this past season being his best. In 68 games, he…

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