McDonagh Takes Part in Full Practice

Ryan McDonagh took part in Rangers practice today in a full contact practice jersey.

Vigneault said he won’t play tomorrow, but will play in the next seven days.

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Henrik Tallinder Signs Try-out with Hartford

Image from Michael Miller via Wikimedia Commons

Image from Michael Miller via Wikimedia Commons

Bob McKenzie reports that Henrik Tallinder has signed a professional try-out with the Wolfpack, where he will play a few games before seeing where that leads.

Tallinder, who turns 36 in January, was on a PTO with Toronto during training camp, but a shoulder injury ended any chance he had of securing a contract. He is a left-handed shooting defenseman with experience playing on both sides of the ice.

Rangers Dominate Montreal, Win 5-0

The Rangers (9-7-4) beat the Montreal Canadiens by a score of 5-0.  For the scoring report see this image below courtesy of Henrik Lundqvist made 21 saves, the Rangers took 34 shots on goal.

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Prospect Scoring – November 23, 2014

An update on prospect scoring so far (2 weeks worth):

Canadian Juniors
GP G A Pts Pts/GP
Adam Tambellini 23 13 10 23    1.000
Ryan Graves 7 1 3 4    0.571
Keegan Iverson 24 3 6 9    0.375
Troy Donnay 14 3 9 12    0.857
Daniel Walcott 14 2 9 11    0.786
Ryan Mantha 6 0 1 1    0.167
Richard Nejezchleb 6 5 6 11    1.833

Richard Nejezchleb had 4 goals and 2 assists in 3 games over the past two weeks, including this pretty spin-o-rama goal. Adam Tambellini had 2 goals and 2 assists in 4 games. Ryan Graves (6 games) and Keegan Iverson (5 games) each had 3 assists. Troy Donnay had 1 assist in 3 games. Daniel Walcott had 2 assists in 3 games. Ryan Mantha is still out of action with an injury.
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Friday’s Game Is Postponed

Due to a whole swack of snow, the Rangers game scheduled for tomorrow night in Buffalo will be postponed. No make up date has been announced.

Sather’s Quest for Deterrence Continues to Punish Rangers


Slowly, the NHL as a whole is starting to see that fighting contributes nothing to the winning of hockey games. The Rangers’ insistence on having a fighting presence in their lineup doesn’t stand out from the crowd, but it definitely precludes them from being ahead of the curve. It doesn’t take too much imagination to place the blame at the top of the organization: its President and General Manager Glen Sather.

Being a player in the 60s and 70s who enjoyed most of his success as a coach and executive in the 80s, it’s little wonder where Sather developed his affinity for the face punching style.

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