Breakup day notes: Stralman, Boyle could be goners

Today was breakup day for the Rangers, and there were some interesting quotes from some of the players, and not all were good. Dan Girardi suffered a broken pinkie in Game Two against the Kings, per Andrew Gross. I thought he was hurt, but I thought he was more banged up. Anton Stralman said that his family and security are…

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Taking stock of what’s coming down the prospect pipeline

The 2013 draft is now in the books and the Rangers have added five more youngsters to their prospect system.  Let’s take a look at where all the prospects stand heading into the offseason. On the cusp Chris Kreider After bursting onto the scene during the 2012 playoffs, Kreider struggled out of the gate with the CT Whale to start…

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Around the Farm: Miller strong in AHL preseason debut, Lindberg/Fast continue hot starts

Despite the 3-1 loss to Albany in Connecticut’s 2012-2013 preseason opener, there were many positives coming from the game. Per Jim Cerny, top prospect J.T. Miller was one player that stood out the most during the loss. Miller recorded the Whale’s lone goal and was a physical and dominating presence on the ice. Miller, playing on a line with Michael…

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Around the Farm: Fast, Lindberg have quiet nights

Jesper Fast (HV71) and Oscar Lindberg (Skellefteå AIK) were unable to build momentum stemming from their multi-point night just two days ago. Fast was held pointless in a 3-1 loss to Modo, while Lindberg was held off the board in a 5-3 win over Brynäs. Despite being held pointless, Lindberg is still one of the top scorers in league with…

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Why the 2012 draft was a clear win

Whether you’re thrilled with the selections of Brady Skjei, Cristoval Nieves, Calle Andersson and Thomas Spelling or not, draft weekend 2012 has to be considered a tremendous success. GM Glen Sather stuck to his firm declaration following the season: “we don’t trade kids.” Sather has taken runs at acquiring Rick Nash, Bobby Ryan and Jordan Staal over the last week. …

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Rangers 2012 draft rounds 2-7 recap

There wasn’t much action on the Rangers end during day two of the draft. In fact, there wasn’t much action at all. The Blueshirts entered the day with Brady Skjei in the fold, and picks in the 2nd (#59), 3rd (#89), and 4th (#119) rounds. They left the day with three picks, but not necessarily in that order. The Rangers…

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2012 NHL Draft Live Blog: Day 2

Well last night sure was interesting. Several players changed teams (Mike Ribeiro, Sergei Bobrovsky, Lubomir Visnovsky), with Pittsburgh making two separate blockbuster (Jordan Staal, Zbynek Michalek). Full details of Round One can be found here. As for the Rangers, they stayed quiet on the trade front. Well, that is if you don’t include that the Rangers were in on the…

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