The Inevitable Occurs: Rangers Get McCabe

Via Bob McKenzie, the Rangers have acquired Bryan McCabe from the Panthers for the low, low price of Tim Kennedy and a third round pick. Larry Brooks confirmed it. In 48 games with Florida, he’s got a 5-17-22 line and is a +3 for a team with a -11 goal differential overall. McCabe, 35, missed a month with a broken…

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Kennedy Given Permission To Seek Trade

As per Andy Strickland, Connecticut Whale forward Tim Kennedy has been granted permission by GM Glen Sather to seek a trade. Kennedy was signed by the Rangers in the offseason as a low risk player to maybe fill out the roster. However, Kennedy was outplayed by both Derek Stepan and Ruslan Fedotenko, thus he was sent to the minors to…

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Roster Questions in Gabby’s Absence

With Gaborik out for a minimum of 2 weeks, Drury done for at least 5 and Erik Christensen still hurting the Rangers will very likely need to recall a player from Hartford. The apparent depth the organization has is about to be tested early on in the season. Lets look at a few of the candidates. Forget Tim Kennedy. If he is…

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Kennedy Sent to Hartford

A move in Ranger Land went down earlier today. With Captain Chris Drury’s pending return for Friday’s home opener with the Leafs, recently waived (but not sent down) Tim Kennedy has now been sent to Hartford to make room for Drury. Kennedy showed flashes of skill during camp but not enough to force himself into the line up and was…

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White/Kennedy Clear Waivers; Drury/Prospal On IR

When the Rangers waived centers Todd White and Tim Kennedy yesterday, many assumed that one or both would be claimed, especially Kennedy, who comes very cheap. However, both cleared waivers. Since both have cleared waivers, their salaries ($2.375 for White, $550,000 for Kennedy) are removed from the Rangers cap. The Rangers have 30 days to assign them to the AHL,…

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White and Kennedy on Waivers. Trade Looming?

The Rangers are in the midst of more change. Todd White and Tim Kennedy have today somewhat surprisingly been placed on waivers on a day which has seen a lot of teams place players on waivers. Several sources including beat writers Larry Brooks and Andrew Gross are speculating the roster moves could be a pre-curser to a trade for a…

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Prospal Out Provides Opportunity

UPDATE: this post was published prior to seeing Tim Kennedy and Todd White placed on waivers. One or both may clear waivers and stick with the team like Aaron Voros did in the past but this clearly isn’t a good situation for the two forwards.  We’ll look at other players who will get opportunities to impress at a later date….

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What We’ve Learnt So Far?

11 days of camp and 3 games into the pre-season and the Rangers have made two series of roster cuts and have 27 players remaining. So what have we learnt about the state of the Rangers? Let’s start with the negatives. Looking at camp it was disappointing to see core players such as Artem Anisimov struggle with the conditioning skates….

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Rangers Sign Tim Kennedy

The Rangers have signed ex Sabres forward Tim Kennedy. The 24 year old, 5’10 forward became a UFA after the Buffalo Sabres bought his deal out after accepting an arbitration award in the region of $1m earlier this summer.  Kennedy had a solid rookie year for the Sabres scoring 10 goals and 26 points and can play both left wing…

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