Naslund Joins Forsberg in Modo

Ex-Ranger, and recently retired, Markus Naslund has decided to end his retirement and play with Peter Forsberg for Modo in the Swedish Elite League. Ready for the kicker? According to reports, Naslund and Forsberg have both turned down salaries with the team will play for free. Naslund turned down a guaranteed $3 million from the Rangers to retire, and has…

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Naslund: I Liked New York

Jim Jamieson of The Province caught up with the forever-class-act Markus Naslund to discuss his career, his family, and his retirement. His time with the Rangers was addressed, and Naslund had nothing but great words for the organization: Q: When you signed with the Rangers year ago, had you made a decision it was time for a change or were…

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Official: Naslund Retires

Well, it’s official, Markus Naslund has retired. He had a great career, and was a class act all the way. This is nothing short of great news for the Rangers, who needed his $4 million off the books quite badly. For more on the impact of his retirement, refer to our previous post. Update 5:10pm: The Depth Chart has been…

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Official: Naslund Retires

Well, it’s official, Markus Naslund has retired. He had a great career, and was a class act all the way. This is nothing short of great news for the Rangers, who needed his $4 million off the books quite badly. For more on the impact of his retirement, refer to our previous post. Update 5:10pm: The Depth Chart has been…

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Official: Naslund Retires

Well, it’s official, Markus Naslund has retired. He had a great career, and was a class act all the way. This is nothing short of great news for the Rangers, who needed his $4 million off the books quite badly. For more on the impact of his retirement, refer to our previous post. Update 5:10pm: The Depth Chart has been…

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Naslund to Retire?

So, as per Larry Brooks, and all the beat writers, Ranger winger Markus Naslund is going to retire, having confirmed it to his teammates during breakup day. However, Naslund has yet to confirm this to the media, so it is still an unofficial retirement. Personally, I won’t believe it until a press conference is called, or Naslund confirms it to…

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What’s the Swedish Word for Adios?

Larry Brooks writes today in the New York Post that Rangers winger Markus Naslund has told his teammates that he will retire, a move that definitely helps the Rangers salary cap situation.  The 35-year-old forward from Sweden was set to make $3 million next season, with just one year left on his contract.  Once considered the best two-way player in…

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Finals Thoughts and a Recap on a Season on the Brink

I allowed myself to decompress for 24-48 hours after the Rangers season officially ended to talk about what happened.  Much like a legendary player being asked to retire when he’s ousted from the playoffs, you have to sift through your emotions before you give an honest assessment of things.  100% agree with Dave that the better team won this series,…

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Playoffs?! PLAYOFFS!

Well, after what has been an incredible roller coaster of a season, the Rangers finally clinched a playoff spot yesterday with the win over Philly. I got a text message from my friend in Miami, she is a die-hard Panthers fan (apparently there are a lot of them, who knew?), and said that the first goal was “bogus”. I still…

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At risk of overstating the obvious….

That was a big win.  A huge win.  I sometimes laugh at sports reporters and anchors who ask questions that they know the answers to (i.e. “is this a big game tonight?”) and make statements to players that are so obvious its disgusting, but you can’t deny the magnitude of tonight’s W.  Sure, every game this time of year is…

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