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Lundqvist’s Mask in Typography Art

Here's another unreal piece of artwork by good friend of the blog Jenny T. It's typography art of Henrik Lundqvist's goalie mask made of the word "King" in different languages. For a larger image, click here. For more of Jenny's artwork, check her out on twitter

Skjei Tries to Emulate McDonagh

Before boarding an airplane to Finland for the final days of USA World Junior camp, Rangers 2012 first round pick Brady Skjei admits to Katie Strang at ESPN.com that he emulates his game after Ryan McDonagh… “We’re both good-skating defensemen who can move the puck and if I can be half as good as him […]

Bill Daly Says There Will Be A Season

Joe Yerdon at Pro Hockey Talk reports that when asked if there was going to be a NHL season by Elliotte Friedman of Hockey Night in Canada radio, NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly said yes. However, that yes must be put in context… Friedman: “‘I hope so’ is not allowed to be an answer to […]

The New York Rangers Blog Spreecast Returns at 9:30 p.m.

As we reach Day 95 of the NHL Lockout and, sadly, there's still no end in sight, let us Spreecast to vent and talk some puck! You never know who will show up, but I'm going solo tonight to field all your Rangers, NHL or any sports questions on your mind! See you at 9:30 […]

Lots of Interest in Redden

Elliotte Friedman at CBC Sports reports that if the Rangers use any potential CBA amnesty clause to rid themselves of Wade Redden and his disastrous contract, there will be plenty of interest in the veteran defenseman… "Don't know what the final salary will be. But if he's willing to be reasonable — and you have […]

McIlrath Still Weeks Away from Return

Also @December 19, 2012 …obviously no need to force McIlrath back into the line-up until he is 100%. The last thing he and the Rangers organization needs is for this injury to linger all season. Remember to follow me on

Team USA Leaning Away from Keeping Skjei

Chris Peters at the United States of Hockey reports that Brady Skjei (2012 – 1st) is likely battling Calgary Flames prospect Pat Sieloff for the final defensive spot on the USA World Junior team… "It will come down to which Team USA needs more… Skjei’s size and skating or Sieloff’s physical game. Both move the […]

Potvin Almost Became a Ranger in 1994?!?!?!?!

Jeff Klein at the New York Times reports that back in 1994, Mike Keenan reached out to the six-year retired ex-Islander Denis Potvin to ask if he'd be interested in playing again…for the Rangers… “In ’94 he figured he had a championship team he was putting together, and he needed a real quarterback for the […]

The NHL Has Completely Screwed Itself

Roy MacGregor at the Toronto Globe & Mail reports on the findings of a major survey conducted by Level5 Strategy Group on the current perception of the NHL. Here's Level5 chief executive officer David Kincaid on what they found… “We found damage at levels we have not seen. It’s quite alarming, really. “If anyone thinks […]

Rangers Alumni to Participate in Hurricane Sandy Relief Game

Via Rangers Report… FDNY AND NYPD TO SQUARE OFF AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN IN “RIVALS FOR RELIEF” BENEFIT HOCKEY GAME TO SUPPORT THE HURRICANE SANDY RELIEF EFFORT NY RANGERS, NY ISLANDERS, NJ DEVILS AND PHILADELPHIA FLYERS ALUMNI TO PARTICIPATE IN CHARITIBLE HOCKEY GAME SET FOR DECEMBER 22 AT 7:30 P.M. New York, NY (December 18, […]

Miller Expected to Wear “C” for USA World Jr. Team

Chris Peters at the United States of Hockey reports that J.T. Miller is expected to be named captain of the USA World Junior team… "He’s the lone returning forward and has professional experience. The word that keeps popping up when they mention him is mature. It sounds like Miller is embracing his role." …that would […]

Deadline to Save Season Could Be Announced After Christmas

Chris Botta at Sports Business Daily Journal says that if CBA talks continue to stall, expect Gary Bettman to announce a deadline to save the season after Christmas. Botta adds that in order to play a 48-game regular season (the fewest games Bettman is likely to accept for a regular-season schedule) and not have the […]

Miller Being Counted On to Lead Team USA at World Juniors

During Team USA World Junior camp yesterday, American coach Phil Housley discusses what he expects from J.T. Miller (2011 – 1st) at this year's tournament in Russia (via NHL.com)… "He's very, very strong. You're going to need grit in this tournament, especially our team — we're playing four games in five nights — so definitely […]

Players to Begin Voting on Disolving Union Today

TSN reports that NHL players will begin voting today on whether they'll grant their executive board the authority to dissolve the NHLPA. Two-thirds of the union's membership must vote in favor before the board can file a "disclaimer of interest." Disbanding the union would give players the chance to challenge the legality of the lockout […]

Avery Transitions to New Lifestyle

Stuart Elliot at the New York Times take a look at Sean Avery's new life in the fashion industry working with David Lipman, the longtime advertising executive, whose business interests include the Lipman agency in New York. Avery is described as the chief strategy officer at Lipman and more recently has become an editor at […]

Thomas Getting More Comfortable With Pro Game

Last night, Christian Thomas scored his seventh goal of the season on a bomb from the point on the power play during the Whale's 4-3 loss to Albany (2:43 mark)… http://youtube.com/watch?v=6IDaJaJr9NE Thomas' seven goals is tied for third on the team. He also has five assists. …as I'm sure everyone who reads this blog knows, […]

NHL Files Class Action Complaint & Unfair Labor Practice Charge Against NHLPA

Yesterday, the NHL filed a Class Action Complaint in Federal Court in New York and a simultaneous Unfair Labor Practice Charge with the National Labor Relations Board against the NHLPA. According to Ryan Dadoun at Pro Hockey Talk, the NHL made these moves after the player union’s executive board reportedly gave its members the ability […]

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