Zuccarello is giving the Rangers a tremendous bang for their buck in a season where Derek Stepan, Brad Richards and Rick Nash are playing below their typical levels of production.
While The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is thrilling moviegoers, another “Hobbit” is captivating Rangers fans.
Let’s be clear. Rick Nash needs to raise his game. One goal in seven games isn’t cutting it, yet to call Nash “soft” and “invisible” and to the throw all the blame on Nash is neither fair nor accurate.
Nash has not suited up for the Rangers since suffering a concussion in San Jose on October 8. The 29-year-old winger has skated for nine consecutive days.
Henrik Lundqvist made 24 saves, but the Rangers had their nine-game streak of holding opponents under three goals broken at nine.
Ever since his October 20 recall, Chris Kreider has been the Rangers’ most effective player on a nightly basis.
A number of prospects including Marek Hrivik, Danny Kristo and Connor Allen could crack the Rangers’ opening-night roster.
Zuccarello showed Rangers fans the clearest indication of his staying power when he returned from the KHL at the back end of last season.
New York Rangers President and general manager Glen Sather announced the re-signing of forward Mats Zuccarello on Tuesday.
Defenseman Ryan McDonagh has agreed to a new contract to remain with the Rangers.
With the start of free agency looming on Friday, the Rangers should be looking to shed salary in order to get in on the action.
First, it was the Philadelphia Flyers announcing Briere’s buyout, then the Lightning sending Lecavalier packing. Are the Rangers ready to break up with Brad Richards?
This city offers Henrik Lundqvist everything he desires. He isn’t going to turn his back and throw it all away.
Brad Richards is without a role and will soon be bought out by the Rangers because of a shrinking salary cap and long offseason checklist for GM Glen Sather.
While Tortorella didn’t want to use injuries as an excuse, the Rangers were severely hampered by a number of key injuries.