Intriguing Rangers prospects

Obviously we have no idea yet whether there will be a 2012/13 NHL season starting on time, a training camp or a pre-season. Hey, right now we have no idea whether there will be regular season play at all. Regardless, there are plenty of prospects in the organisation that offer legitimate intrigue. Whether they will be fighting for NHL jobs,…

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Where the defense 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. Kevin evaluated the forwards, so let’s look at the defense. Tim Erixon Erixon has been…

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Pashnin Headed To Yaroslavl Locomotiv

Per Laurie Carr of Beyond the Blueshirts (side note: If you don’t follow her on Twitter or read her blog, you’re missing out), Rangers defensive prospect Mikhail Pashnin is headed from CSKA to Yaroslavl in the KHL, in an attempt to rebuild the franchise that was devastated by a plane crash in September that killed the entire team. Carr, citing…

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Pashnin Staying In Russia

Per Laurie Carr, who does a fantastic job of keeping track of the Rangers prospects, Rangers 2009 7th round pick Mikhail Pashnin will not be coming to North America this year.  In fact, he won’t be here next year either.  Pashnin has signed a two year contract extension with CSKA Moscow, ensuring that the defenseman will remain in Russia and…

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No Decision For Pashnin Yet

Laurie Carr at Beyond the Blueshirts has the latest update on Mikhail Pashnin, the Rangers 7th round pick (#200 overall) in 2009, which clarifies some information provided a few weeks ago.  It was initially believed that Pashnin would be coming to North America no matter what, and would likely play his first North American season in the AHL with the CT…

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Mikhail Pashnin To Play In North America

As per Laurie Carr, Rangers prospect Mikhail Pashnin will play in North America this year, likely in the AHL with the CT Whale.  Pashnin, the Rangers 7th round pick (#200) in the 2009 draft, is a defensive defenseman who plays bigger than his 5’11, 190 lb frame.  Don’t let the late draft pick fool you, he was the first overall…

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