Which lineup is better: The 2014 Rangers, or the active ex-Rangers?

We’re (finally) just one day away from training camp! There will be a whole lot of real Ranger news coming up, but since we’ve exhausted pretty much every type of camp preview imaginable this summer – allow me just one more random post before the action kicks into high gear. What would happen if you were to pit the 2014…

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The lockout-eve Musings

As we approach the lockout deadline – faster than most people would wish – lets jump straight into another episode of Musings and talk about non – CBA, Rangers orientated stuff. Personally I’m somewhat underwhelmed with the Steve Eminger re-signing. Yes, he fits in well with the club and has had partial success with the Rangers however the Eminger and…

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Potential UFA target: Michal Rozsival

Don’t laugh, don’t get angry, don’t ignore the rest of the post. I’m serious on this one. Michal Rozsival could be a good temporary solution to the defensive depth issues we saw during the Rangers playoff run this year. His name brings out the boo birds at MSG, and to be honest, it’s easy to see why. Many looked at…

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Guest Post: The Effect of Roszival’s Absence

Afternoon everyone, it’s a game day. And what a huge game it is – against the fast closing Buffalo Sabres. However before we get to that I wanted to share a post from a guest blogger with you all. Please bear in my mind that it’s written prior to both the deadline and the McCabe deal and therefore is slightly…

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The Rangers May Miss Rozsival In The Short Term

Don’t get me wrong, I love the trade of Michal Rozsival for Wojtek Wolski. But for a while now, Ranger fans have been relatively unkind (understatement) to the veteran defenseman. There was some logic there, as Rozsival was being paid $5 million and wasn’t contributed offensively the way he should be. He was also prone to making big mistakes in…

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Rangers Acquire Wolski From Coyotes For Rozsival

According to Darren Dreger of TSN the New York Rangers have traded Michal Rozsival to the Phoenix Coyotes for Wojtek Wolski.  .  The move will save the Rangers 1.2 million against the cap this season and bring in an extremely talented if underperforming forward to give the Rangers another push as they look to rise to the ranks of contender. …

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McDonagh In, Rozsival Out

As per Andrew Gross, Michal Rozsival will be out tonight with his bruised ribs. Rookie Ryan McDonagh, acquired in the Scott Gomez trade, will be making his NHL debut tonight against the Stars, and will likely be paired with Matt Gilroy. McDonagh was called up when Michael Del Zotto was sent to CT, but was a healthy scratch on Wednesday,…

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Injury Update: Rozsival and Drury; Stepan To Hartford?

The banged up Rangers got some good news yesterday, despite the loss to the Bruins. Chris Drury, who has been out for pretty much the entire season with a broken finger, began skating again, and his timetable for a return is 2-3 weeks. The inevitable return of Drury poses an interesting question for the Rangers: Who gets scratched? The rotation…

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Gaborik Set To Return; Rozsival Injured

Don’t forget to check out Chris’ post below on THN giving the Rangers some love. The news out of practice this morning, per Andrew Gross, is that Marian Gaborik is indeed ready to return for tomorrow’s game against the Buffalo Sabres. Gaborik has missed 12 games with a separated left shoulder, which he suffered after a Colby Armstrong blindside hit…

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Evgeny Grachev Called Up

As per Steve Zipay the Rangers will call up highly touted prospect Evgeny Grachev to replace the injured Derek Boogaard. Boogaard cut his hand during his fight with Shawn Thornton, and his hand is now infected. He will unlikely be able to go tomorrow or Saturday. Grachev, still just 20 years old, has a goal and an assist in nine…

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