McColgan, Noreau, Ceresnak have until June 1 to sign

Although our attention is rightfully on Game Five today, there is one small item that will require Glen Sather’s attention this week. A trio of 2011 draft picks have until June 1 to sign, or else they will become UFAs and free to sign elsewhere. Shane McColgan (4th), Sam Noreau (6th), and Peter Ceresnak (7th) are the three prospects that…

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Who could be trade bait?

Acting GM Jeff Gorton is on record as saying the Rangers plan to be aggressive on the trade market to try to improve the club by the April 3rd trade deadline.  Marian Gaborik is obviously the biggest name being floated in rumors, but it’s difficult to find a good fit and it’s probably more likely than not that Gabby finishes…

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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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McColgan, Noreau released from ATO’s

In addition to bringing in Dylan McIlrath on an ATO yesterday, the Connecticut Whale announced two additional roster moves for the Whale’s playoff push. Defenseman Sam Noreau (5th – 2011) and forward Shane McColgan (5th – 2011) were released from their respective ATO’s to make room for McIlrath. McColgan joined the Whale on April 3rd, and played in five regular…

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Thomas and McColgan look to make impact

Amid the hullabaloo of the President’s trophy race and the playoff shake down was the fact two Rangers draft picks played their first pro games this past weekend for the CT Whale. Christian Thomas, fresh from the Oshawa Generals, and Shane McColgan from the Kelowna Rockets both debuted in the 3-0 loss to Wilkes-Barre and will likely play out the…

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Shane McColgan to join Connecticut

Shane McColgan (2011 – 5th) looks to be headed to the Connecitcut Whale. With his Kelowna Rockets eliminated from the WHL playoffs earlier this week, McColgan tweeted that he is off to Connecticut. It’s safe to assume McColgan will join the team on an ATO, much like Peter Ceresnak earlier this year. McColgan finished the WHL season with a line…

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The “other” player in the Tim Erixon deal: Shane McColgan

When the Rangers sent Roman Horak and two second round picks to Calgary for Tim Erixon, the fifth round pick that came back with Erixon was a mere after thought for most. After all, the Rangers had just traded a bottom-six prospect and two second rounders for someone who would have gone in the top ten in the 2011 draft….

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Prospect Watch: Point Producing Juniors

The Rangers can watch their prospects in Canadian juniors with great satisfaction right now. Around a month in to the season and several prospects are scoring at an excellent rate headlined by Shane McColgan who has an impressive 17 points in 14 games for the struggling Kelowna Rockets of the WHL. With his side sitting second from bottom in their…

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Prospect Watch – Crazy over Kreider

It’s the start of hockey season so it’s time to keep our regular check on the next wave of Rangers. Chris Kreider has been guilty of slow starts in seasons past. Not this year. In the first two games of Boston College’s season, Kreider came up with big goals (and an assist) to help his side open the season in…

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Draft Rounds 2-7 Recap

The Rangers entered today with three picks, but wound up making five, as they made two trades to acquire additional picks in this draft. The first trade saw Evgeny Grachev pack his bags for St. Louis in exchange for a third round pick (#72). The second trade was a swap of sixth round picks with Nashville, as the Rangers sent…

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