Monthly Archives: September 2013

Islanders announce roster: Reinhart, Nelson in, Strome out

The Islanders announced their roster earlier today. Among the notables who made the team are rookies Brock Nelson and Griffin Reinhart. The 21-year old Nelson is a former 2010 first round pick who made his debut in the playoffs last … Continue reading

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Rangers Set Roster: Fast, Miller make it, Kreider cut

Yesterday, the Rangers announced their roster. There weren’t many surprises. A strong camp from rookie Jesper Fast impressed Alain Vigneault enough to keep him up. “We had some decisions to make and when I looked at what Fast did throughout … Continue reading

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Devils deal Barch to Florida

With players needing to be placed on waivers before noon tomorrow to comply with Monday’s 3 PM roster deadline, the first domino finally fell for the Devils when they traded quasi-enforcer Krys Barch and a 2015 7th rounder to Florida … Continue reading

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Crowned by the Kings in Vegas

At least it’s only preseason. In their final tune up at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, the Rangers were crowned by the Kings 4-1. The same two teams played Vegas in 1991. That was a stark contrast with John Vanbiesbrouck … Continue reading

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Tort’s Canucks take apart Vigneault’s Rangers

Tonight sucked. If you were looking for a statement, keep searching. The Rangers were terrible in Vancouver. Score one for John Tortorella, whose new team delivered a 5-0 KO. Playing its third game in four nights, Alain Vigneault’s club started … Continue reading

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Trading Places: Vigneault vs Tortorella

In the classic 80’s hit movie Trading Places, Eddie Murphy and Dan Akroyd are used by The Dukes. “They used as guinea pigs,” Valentine tells Winthorpe, who is restrained by servant Coleman from strangling him. A classic scene in one … Continue reading

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Stepan’s Back!

The waiting is over. Derek Stepan is finally back. It took a little longer than expected. Stepan has re-signed with the Rangers, agreeing to a bridge deal worth upwards of $3 million per season. Officially, CapGeek.com lists him at $3.075 … Continue reading

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Slats: Stanley Cup a Realistic Goal

“It’s not unrealistic to think you can win the Stanley Cup. The first step is BELIEVING.”-Glen Sather In the second part of John Giannone’s MSG exclusive with Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather, he was asked about the difference … Continue reading

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Memo to Cathal Kelly: Facts Don’t Lie

You might be reading this and saying to yourself: Who in the world is Cathal Kelly? I was in the same boat with these thoughts, until I read his ‘column’ regarding the Buffalo Sabres and how they are not important … Continue reading

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Devils sign Brunner for two years, $5 million (total)

New Jersey’s crowded forward corps got yet another addition with barely a week left before the season starts, as GM Lou Lamoriello officially signed free-agent Damien Brunner for two years at $2.5 million per season. ┬áBrunner had been in camp … Continue reading

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