Rangers Shorts–Blueshirts Hang on To Win Season Opener

The Rangers had to wait for the Stanley Cup banner to be raised in Chicago last night before hitting the ice. But once it was up, New York came out flying. It was an exciting, energy-laden first period, where had it not been for the outstanding goaltending of the Blackhawks’ Corey Crawford, the Rangers might… Read More »

Wolf Pack Shorts–Final Pre-Season Game and Cuts

The Wolf Pack played three pre-season games this year–with only one at home. No games at the comfy Quinnipiac College (what a beautiful arena; if you get a chance, go watch a game up there), and none at Trinity College. This year, the sole “home” game was on Sunday, in Cromwell, Connecticut, at the Wolf… Read More »

Rangers Shorts–October 4, 2015

Before I drive to Cromwell, Connecticut to catch the Hartford Wolf Pack’s final game of the pre-season, I wanted to put down a few thoughts about the goings on in the Rangers’ world since Wednesday. First, as everyone already knows, Raphael Diaz and Jason Megna were waived on Friday, passed through yesterday and were assigned… Read More »

Rangers Shorts–Post-Game September 30, 2015

The Rangers defeated a young and mostly second string Boston Bruins last night. Outside of Jesper Fast, Dan Boyle, Keith Yandle and Dominic Moore, New York put their A team on the ice. Dylan McIlrath and Raphael Diaz, who are fighting for jobs on D, and Tanner Glass, Oscar Lindberg, Viktor Stalberg, Jarret Stoll and… Read More »

The Rangers Reassign/Release 22 Players

Last evening, the Rangers reassigned 20 players and released two from training camp. Both Dallas Valentine and Nathan Burns. If there were any surprises in the moves, it had to be the release of Dallas Valentine, who went undrafted this year, but joined the Rangers for both Traverse City and the main camp. Valentine was… Read More »

The Wolf Pack’s Opening Weekend

The Hartford Wolf Pack, the Rangers’ AHL affiliate, played their first two games this weekend, garnering 3 out of the 4 available points from the contests. Almost as importantly, the contrasting games showed two different styles of play that the Wolf Pack will likely employ this season. Last night’s game, where Hartford lost 3-2 in… Read More »

Wolf Pack 2013-14 Season Preview

I know that everyone is very excited about the opening of the Rangers’ 2013-14 season tonight in Phoenix, but while we await the Blueshirts’ season opener, let’s take a look at the baby Rangers–the AHL Hartford Wolf Pack–and see what they will look like this season and who to watch. This team, which will open… Read More »

Pre-Season is Over; Where are the Rangers Now?

The Rangers have made no secret of the fact that they want this to be a Stanley Cup year–that the Rangers are serious contenders for the Stanley Cup. The Rangers play this week (including two bad losses in two nights) has to be somewhat discounted as it was mostly younger players vying for roster spots,… Read More »