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New York Rangers: After Signing Pyatt, Is the Price for Nash Falling?

July 3rd, 2012
After two days of silence, on Tuesday the Rangers announced the signing of forward Taylor Pyatt to a two-year, $3.1 million deal. Pyatt, 30, scored nine goals and 10 assists in 73 games last season with the Phoenix Coyotes. In 11 seasons in the NHL, Pyatt has played for the ...

NHL: Chris Drury Out With Knee Surgery—Done For Good?

February 9th, 2011
Early reports dealing with New York Rangers captain Chris Drury have indicted that he'll need knee surgery and will be out of the lineup for six weeks healing. But could that just be a pipe dream? Knee surgery is a difficult option to gauge a comeback. The Rangers know all too well this ...

Martin Biron Having Bounce-Back Season As Ranger Backup

February 8th, 2011
Last season may be one that goaltender Martin Biron would like to forget. His only season on Long Island playing for the lack-luster New York Islanders was shrouded in goalie controversy. Right from training camp, it was a three-way battle for the starting job between Rick DiPietro, Dwayne Roloson and ...

New York Rangers May Face Logjam as Injured Players Return

January 31st, 2011
It has been well-documented this year that the New York Rangers have seen an overabundance of injuries to their starters this season, from Chris Drury and Marian Gaborik in October to Ryan Callahan and Alex Frolov towards the end of 2010. As recently as Brandon Dubinsky in January, the Rangers ...

New York Islanders Ink Matt Moulson for Three Years

January 27th, 2011
The New York Islanders announced today that they have re-signed forward Matt Moulson to a three-year, $9.4 million deal that will keep him on the island through the 2013-14 season. Rumors had been circulating that if Moulson, who scored 30 goals for the lowly Islanders last season, was not re-signed ...

Michael Del Zotto Must Find His Game, and Find It Soon

January 27th, 2011
Last night at Madison Square Garden, the Rangers Michael Del Zotto simply looked lost. He didn't look comfortable in his own end, and really showed how much confidence he's lost since being scratched at the end of December, and then sent to the AHL earlier this month. This does not bode well ...

NHL Declines Coach’s Challenge on Replay

November 10th, 2010
According to ESPN, the NHL has shot down Florida Panthers' GM Dale Tallon's proposition of giving NHL coaches an NFL-style challenge system. Under the NFL's current system, coaches are given two challenges per half, and charged with a timeout if the play is not overturned. Tallon's proposition was giving coaches one ...

New York Rangers vs. Atlanta Thrashers (Game 8)

October 27th, 2010
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NHL Hands Down Suspensions to Two Players—Both Warranted

October 12th, 2010
The NHL handed down two suspensions today, one to enforce a newly instated rule, and another to keep players in line on the ice. Let's head to Buffalo first. On Monday night, Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson checked Sabres forward Jason Pominville from behind, which left him with a concussion after ...

New York Islanders’ Wisnieweski Deserves Suspension For Gestures Toward Avery

October 11th, 2010
It isn't shocking that Rangers' winger and agitator- extraordinaire Sean Avery is at the center of controversy. What is shocking, though, is that he is playing the victim. With about five minutes remaining in the first period during Monday afternoon's 6-4 loss at the hands of the New York Islanders, Avery ...