Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault confirmed that winger Rick Nash will participate in full practice on Wednesday.
On Saturday, Rangers winger Rick Nash skated for the first time since suffering a concussion on October 8 in San Jose.
The Rangers have turned their miserable start around, but they must keep hitting the accelerator hard. If they do, their win over the Penguins will not be a fluke. It will be the jumping off point of a team that is going to be in contention for the Eastern Conference title for the remainder of the season.
Perhaps a package of Girardi, Miller, a minor-league forward and a combination of draft picks could be enough to sway MacTavish into parting with Yakupov.
To come away with a victory over the mighty Pens, the Rangers must figure out how to add more of a cutting edge to their offensive game that was lacking against Anaheim.
Ever since his October 20 recall, Chris Kreider has been the Rangers’ most effective player on a nightly basis.
While Hagelin’s inevitable Tuesday return will give the Rangers a significant lift, it’s clear that every man inside the locker room must accept their share of burden for the Rangers’ underwhelming 3-7-0 start.
Magic tends to happen when the 31-year-old Swede takes his customary place between the pipes at The World’s Most Famous Arena.
Henrik Lundqvist missed practice Wednesday for the third straight day. Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault later confirmed that backup Cam Talbot will start against the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday.
The 22-year-old isn’t harping on his previous disappointments. This is an entirely fresh chance under a new coach in Vigneault, whose uptempo system could make best use of Kreider’s array of offensive abilities.
If the Blueshirts can replicate this kind of complete performance throughout the season, they’ll win a ton of games. They appeared to turn the corner in D.C.
Western Conference powerhouses manhandled the Blueshirts, sending them back East 1-4-0. The Rangers’ abysmal start forced the need for a rethink and a significant roster shakeup.
Goaltender Martin Biron looks to stop the bleeding when the Rangers take on the Blues on Saturday night at Scottrade Center.
Let’s be clear. What the Rangers are going through isn’t an effort issue. They’re struggling to understand Vigneault’s concept of uptempo hockey that also requires sound positioning.
It’s not even Halloween and the Giants and Rangers are both frightful messes. The trick is on New York sports fans. Both teams started the season with high hopes. Both appear to be on a direct line to disaster.