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140th Overall: Rangers Select Defenseman Daniel Walcott

The New York Rangers selected their second defensemen of the draft, Daniel Walcott, with the 140th overall pick. Walcott, like Nejezchleb, is a bit older. He was undrafted in the QMJHL draft. He played club hockey for Lindenwood University, a very tiny school, during the 2012-2013 season. He was then signed by the Blainville-Broisbrand Armada […]

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122nd Overall: Rangers Select Left Winger Richard Nejezchleb

The Rangers have drafted their second forward from the Western Hockey League. This one is Richard Nejezchleb of the Brandon Wheat Kings. A rather strange pick from the Rangers, though that’s not to mean I think it’s a bad one. Nejezchleb turned 20 in May and was passed over in the past two drafts. Last […]

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118th Overall: Rangers Select Goaltender Igor Shestyorkin

The Rangers have taken their second goaltender of the draft. This time, it’s Igor Shestyorkin (or Americanized to “Shesterkin”) of SKA St. Petersberg in the KHL. Shestyorkin mostly played in the MHL (the junior league for the KHL) and had a 1.42 GAA and .947 Save %. He got a few starts in the KHL, […]

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104th Overall Pick: Rangers Select Defenseman Ryan Mantha

The Rangers drafted their first defenseman of the draft with their 104th overall pick, and it’s Ryan Mantha out of the USHL. Unrelated to Detroit Red Wings’ prospect Anthony Mantha, I’ve never seen him play, so I can’t comment on his game. Here’s what I can tell you, though. He’s absolutely massive; 6’5 and 225 […]

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85th Overall: Rangers Select Forward Keegan Iverson

With the 85th overall pick, the Rangers selected Keegan Iverson, a forward who plays for the Portland Winterhawks. Iverson, 18, was once seen as a 1st-round talent, possibly even top-10. He has failed to translate his raw talents into high-end production in the WHL, however. His 2012-2013 season was disastrous, with him scoring only four […]

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NHL Draft Day 2 Open Thread

Hey, at least we get to watch the Rangers actually select players today instead of sitting at the draft table twiddling their thumbs. BTW, how much of a kick to the nuts was it watching Tampa send the first round pick they obtained from the Rangers in the Martin St. Louis trade to the Islanders, […]

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Why Are The Rangers Getting Rid Of Their Fourth Line?

A very disturbing trend seems to be taking place this offseason for the Rangers…the very integral fourth line is being split up. The first shoe to drop was the jettisoning of Derek Dorsett to the Canucks yesterday for a third round pick. Add that to Brian Boyle choosing free agency over negotiating a new contract […]

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NHL Draft Open Thread

Even though the Rangers don’t have a first round pick tonight, with all the trade activity today, I thought things might get interesting so I decided to setup an open thread. To get you guys in the drafting mindset here’s video of Gordie Clark and Jeff Gorton talking draft strategies, prospects and more…

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Boyle Headed To Free Agency; Pouliot Getting 3-Year, $9M Offers

Any Rangers fan hoping that next year’s roster will resemble last year’s Stanley Cup Finalist squad is going to be sorely disappointed. Wednesday night, we heard that talks with Anton Stralman are not going well, now Pat Leonard at the Daily News is reporting that Brian Boyle plans on heading to free agency. Leonard says […]

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Little Chance of Rangers Trading Into First Round of NHL Draft

With the Rangers not holding a first round pick for the second straight season, I’ve seen some fans hoping they’d be able to acquire one before tonight’s draft in Philadelphia. Whelp, according to Gordie Clark, don’t hold your breath. He told Andrew Gross at the Bergen Record that there’s little chance of the Rangers trading […]

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Talks With Stralman Not Going As Expected

I don’t think any Ranger fans thought contract talks with Anton Stralman would go smoothly, but Renaud Lavoie gives us our first indication that the defenseman could be in a new uniform by next Tuesday afternoon… Talks between Rangers and Anton Stralman are not going as expected. We’ll see if it’s gona change in the next […]

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