Rangers Could Lose Most Lucrative Season in Franchise History

John Brennan at the Bergan Record reports that losing the NHL season to a lockout could mean more to the Rangers than wasting a year of Henrik Lundqvist in his prime… "For the Rangers, this is/was supposed to be their first season playing in the mostly-transformed Madison Square Garden – where the new seats and […]

McIlrath Fights in Season Debut With Whale

Dylan McIlrath (dislocated knee) made his CT Whale season debut with a bang last night as he got into a nasty fight with Brett Gallant of the Bridgeport Sound Tigers during the Whale's 3-0 loss… Here's more video of the fight (00:32 mark)… …somewhere Henrik Lundqvist is smiling about this kid protecting his […]

NHL Makes New Offer to NHLPA

Pierre LeBrun at reports that an anonymous player has stated that the NHL has made a new offer to the NHLPA. There is no scheduled meeting between the sides set for today as the NHLPA needs time to review the lengthy and detailed offer from the league. Details of the new offer include: • […]

TV: Watch JT Miller & USA World Jr. Team vs. Russia

Rangers 2011 first round pick JT Miller and the USA World Junior team take on Russia in their second game of the World Junior Championships in Ufa, Russia starting at 9am. Here's the live stream… You can also watch the game by clicking here. Remember to follow me on

Miller Scores as Team USA Beats Germany 8-0 (Update: Video)

Update, 2:32 p.m.: Here's video highlights. Miller's goal is at the 4:00 mark… You can also watch by clicking here. Original Post: J.T. Miller scored to help lead Team USA to a 8-0 thrashing of Germany in their first game of the World Junior Championships in Ufa, Russia. Chris Peters at the United States of […]

TV: Watch JT MIller & USA World Jr. Team vs. Germany

Rangers 2011 first round pick JT Miller and the USA World Junior team are taking on Germany in the first round of the World Junior Championships in Ufa, Russia starting at 9am… You can also watch the game by clicking here. Remember to follow me on


No Atlantic Division Championship Banner Ceremony Planned

Earlier this month, I posted that the Rangers have hung a "2011-12 Atlantic Division" banner at MSG. Now Ken Belson and Jeff Klein at the New York Times tell us that despite the banner, the Rangers will not be having a banner raising ceremony if there's a season and that a team spokesman said the […]

No CBA Meetings Scheduled This Week

While most experts are predicting a CBA meeting this week, this was all news to NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly (via CSN Philly)… “We haven’t talked about meetings later this week. I guess we will see.” …why would they talk about a meeting? Drop dead date for the season is only a few weeks away. […]


Putting Bad Feelings Aside; NHLPA Outdoor Game; & Free Beer

Arthur Staple at Newsday was able to speak with a couple of Rangers players about how they'll get along with the owners after the lockout is over. Brad Richards… "I think the league is still something we're fortunate to have. The players, we have to get through this, like any negotiation, but once it gets […]

US Juniors Mowed Down by Finland; Skjei Likely Cut

In today's final exhibition game before the World Junior Tournament begins, Team USA fell by a score of 5-1 behind three power play goals by Finland in the third period. Ranger prospect JT Miller was the top line center after sitting Thursday's game vs. Sweden. Chris Peters from the United States of Hockey had this […]

Kreider’s Skid Over (Updated)

Update, 11:41 a.m.: Here's video of Kreider goal (1:23 mark)… Original Post: Whale Goal!!! Scored by Chris Kreider assists to Kyle Jean and Blake Parlett time of the goal 4:46

St. Croix Has Things To Work On

With the way we fawn all over Michael St. Croix (2011 – 4th) on this blog, you'd think he's the perfect player. But in fact he's not, as Hockey's Future explains in their look at the Rangers' CHL prospects… "The team's leading scorer once again this season, (St. Croix) is working hard to improve his […]

Players Vote to Authorize Disclaimer of Interest

Kevin Allen at USA Today reports that in an overwhelming vote the NHL players authorized the executive board to issue a "disclaimer of interest" to dissolve the union. The board now has until January 2nd to file the disclaimer. If the NHLPA notifies the NHL that it no longer is representing the players anymore, that […]

Skjei Still on Team USA Bubble

Chris Peters at United States of Hockey reports that while Brady Skjei (2012 – 1st) had some nice moments during the USA World Junior team's 3-2 overtime exhibition game win over Sweden, he doesn't think the Rangers 2012 first round pick did enough to secure him a spot on the final roster… "Skjei got a […]

NHL Cancels Games Through January 14

The NHL has announced  the cancellation of the 2012-13 regular-season schedule through January 14. A total of 625 regular-season games—50.8 percent of the season—were scheduled for October 11 through January 14. …it's not like this cancellation is unexpected or matters. At this point an entirely new schedule would be needed anyway, so who cares. Remember […]

Rick Nash Trade to NY 6th Most Stunning Transaction of 2012

Puck Daddy's Sean Leahy recently constructed a list of the 10 most stunning NHL transactions of 2012. Rick Nash's trade to the Rangers made the list at No. 6. "6. GM Scott Howson gets his deal, trades captain Rick Nash to New York Rangers (July 23) The 2012 Trade Deadline seems so far away. It […]