The trade winds on Monday were blowing quite the storm through Columbus. At the eye of that storm was the seemingly never-ending story of Rick Nash, Scott Howson and Glen Sather. Right down to the 3pm Eastern Time deadline it was believed that the New York Rangers and Toronto Maple Leafs were the final suitors for the star left-winger’s services. Throughout the rather slow and uneventful trading deadline day, both of TSN’s TradeCentre Insiders, Darren Dreger and Bob McKenzie, reported that the Rangers were in the midst of trying to swing a deal to secure the Brampton, Ontario native’s services as the Blueshirts made a big push to bring back to the Big Apple it’s first Stanley Cup since 1994. However, in the end, the king’s ransom that Howson was seeking for Nash was ultimately rejected leaving the disheartened Nash chained to Columbus, Ohio, a place he unequivocally wants to leave.
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The New York Rangers prospects team felt it had a lot more to do and give Wednesday night after a lackluster effort during most of an overtime loss to the Carolina Hurricanes in their robin-round finale Tuesday afternoon.
The Rangers didn’t consistently have the speed, grit and play making that they had shown in convincing wins over the St. Louis Blues and Dallas Stars, and there would be no better time to atone for the unimpressive performance than against the Buffalo Sabres in the championship game of the prospects tournament in Traverse City, Michigan.
Other than the fact that Christian Thomas is the son of the well travelled Steve Thomas and that he was part of a trade that sent Michael Del Zotto and John Taveras from Oshawa to London in the OHL, we know nothing about the right winger, who was the New York Rangers second round pick in 2010 (40th overall) so we can’t say much. Well, other than that his stats are pretty impressive.
The New York Rangers prospects were defeated by the Carolina Hurricanes prospects by a score of 1-0 in their second game of the 2010 Traverse City Prospects Tournament today in Traverse City, Michigan.
Goaltender Cam Talbot stopped 25 of 26 shots faced, including nine in the third period. The New York Rangers prospects put 33 shots on net in the losing effort.
“The goaltending was really solid at both ends. Talbot came up with a number of big saves,” said Gordie Clark, Director, Player Personnel, New York Rangers. “Down at the other end, we were just taking shot after shot. We had breakaways from (Derek) Stepan and (Christian) Thomas and he stopped those. He also took one in the face. If (Carolina goaltender Mike) Murphy doesn’t throw that game at us, we were carrying most of the play the whole night.”
The New York Rangers prospects next take the ice Tuesday, September 14 against the Minnesota Wild prospects at 3:30pm ET.
The New York Rangers prospects defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets prospects by a score of 5-4 in the opening game of the 2010 Traverse City Prospects Tournament today in Traverse City, Michigan.
Alternate Captain Derek Stepan led the Rangers scoring, finishing the game with a goal and three assists. Alternate Captain Evgeny Grachev notched two goals, including the game winner at 19:54 of the third period. Ryan Bourque and Christian Thomas also each tallied a goal, with Bourque adding an assist. Captain Ryan McDonagh finished the game with one assist. Scott Stajcer earned the victory for the Rangers, making 20 saves on 24 shots faced.
“It was a typical first game of the tournament, with a lot of back-and-forth action in the beginning, but we settled down as the game went on,” said Gordie Clark, Director, Player Personnel, New York Rangers. “The top line of of Stepan, Grachev and Bourque played well together in the Development Camp and that chemistry continued here. Stepan saw the ice incredibly well, Grachev pulled the trigger on two shots and Bourque was a tremendous energy guy chipping in with a goal. On the back end, McDonagh was as steady as we thought he would be and played a great game. Thomas also contributed a true goal-scorers goal.”
The New York Rangers prospects next take the ice tomorrow, Sunday, September 12 against the Carolina Hurricanes prospects at 5:30pm ET.