Much is being made of the 48-game season that each NHL team will play, and that it will be a sprint to the playoffs instead of the usual marathon. However, that’s not really the case.
The NHL’s return will bring fierce competition for playoff spots, faces in new places and two legends going for one last glory.
Instead of merely bean-counting, the NHL’s caretakers should be looking for ways to bring the game back from the muck it’s become.
The window to win a Stanley Cup Championship is once again open for the Rangers.
For all you hockey fans, I know that you will be back, as will I. But for the rest of the country, the NHL’s existence is just a nasty rumor at this point. It’s a joke on both ends. I hate the NHL.
Henrik Lundqvist said he’s “tried to be positive” but has grown “upset” and frustrated with the league’s ongoing lockout.
Brad Richards and the Rangers are participating in relief efforts following Superstorm Sandy.
The Winter Classic is dead this year, but as the NHL buries its most popular regular-season event there is hope that the lockout won’t wipe out the entire season.
There’s a growing chance that the Rangers won’t get a chance to show their fans and the rest of the NHL how good they are. A work stoppage is looming over the league.
The acquisition of Rick Nash should mean that the Rangers have an excellent chance to repeat their performance as the top team in the Eastern Conference. But signing free-agent forward Shane Doan would put the Rangers in the driver’s seat for the Stanley Cup.
You have to give Rangers general manager Glen Sather all the credit in the world. He waited… and waited… and waited…
Glen Sather waited patiently and struck a masterstroke in landing 30-goal scorer Rick Nash without having part with his best assets.
Rangers’ GM Glen Sather has the pieces required to land either Rick Nash or Bobby Ryan but must resist the urge to overpay to acquire either star forward.
The goaltending is good enough. The defense is good enough. The mindset is strong enough. That’s why in a draft that is strong on defensive players, Glen Sather has to look for offensive talent.
Rangers right wing Marian Gaborik is set to undergo surgery next week to repair a labral tear in his right shoulder, the team confirmed on Friday. The setback is expected to keep the NHL veteran off the ice for the start of next season.