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New York RAs we reported Friday night on @HowlingsToday on Twitter Tim Erixon has been recalled by the New York Rangers.

The official release after the jump…

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It’s a provocative title there’s no doubt about that. But the content isn’t nearly as  harsh, but does cause you to think,

Here’s what we’re looking for in this debate.

What is the best trade and the worst trade that Glen Sather has made in his tenure as President and General Manager of the New York Rangers?

Best trade?

We would have to put taking in the bounty that the team did for Scott Gomez as the best move he’s made.

Although the Jaromir Jagr for Anson Carter move would be right up there.

Worst move?

Trading a player who NEVER should have been traded, Brian Leetch, who was sent to Toronto for Maxim Kondratiev, Jarkko Immonen, a 1st round selection (later traded to Calgary – Calgary selected Kris Chucko) in 2004 and a 2nd round selection (Michael Sauer) in 2005.

That one is mostly emotional as I’m certain there were plenty of others that were worse.

What do you think?


New York RangersBY: Adam Gavriel

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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Send a fifth round pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft to Chicago

New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has acquired defenseman John Scott from Chicago in exchange for a fifth round pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. Continue reading


New York RBY: Adam Gavriel

Let’s start with the simple understanding that when depending upon Google translating an article from Russian to English there could be some slight nuances, and maybe even who phrases not exactly written as they were meant to be.

Given that ground rule, according to cska-hockey.ru New York Rangers defensive prospect Mikhail Pashnin was selected by Lokomotiv, yes that Lokomotiv, after the KHL agreed to a makeshift expansion draft in order to rebuild that devastated organization. Remember, this is the Lokomotiv club that was struck by tragedy earlier in the season when the charter plane carrying their team crashed. The plan had been for the 6’, 187-pounder from Chelyabinsk, Russia to play for in North America, either with the Connecticut Whale or the Rangers themselves in the upcoming 2012- 2013 campaign, however it would certainly appear as though that might change now. Pashnin will finish the current season with CSKA Moscow. The soon to be 23 year old has three goals and three assists for six points and sixty PIM in 46 games this season.

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New York REric Christensen, 28, spent two weeks on a conditioning stint with the Connecticut Whale and has now been traded along with a conditional seventh round pick in the 2013 draft to the Minnesota Wild for 24-year old forward Casey Wellman who has 12g, 14a in 26 games with the Houston Aeros.

Wellman is 6′, 173 pounds and has 2g, 5a in 14 games for Minnesota this season and contributed 4g, 9a in 41 games over the three seasons he’s spent with the Wild.

Christensen, meanwhile had not played for the Rangers since Dec. 17 and has just 5pts (1g, 4a) in 20 games this year. The very soft spoken center-man has played in 132 games with the Rangers and put 58pts on his ledger (20g, 38a) as a Blueshirt.

John Tortorella was never really much of a fan of Christensen, an Edmonton native.  Yes, Christensen is lights out in the shootout, but he has not been able to show any sort of consistency at any other part of his game. Perhaps in Minnesota he will find his game.

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Connecticut WhaleThe Connecticut Whale have released former New York Ranger’s forward Aaron Voros from his PTO with the team. The team also announced that recent signee Randy McNaught has been loaned to Greenville.

Voros, while a terrific guy personally was essentially going through the motions if his play on the ice was any indicator.

He had one fight on the ice in his 23 PIMs and scored four goals and had three helpers in 23 games played with the team.

McNaught, who signed an AHL contract with the Whale on January 23, dressed for one game with the Whale in the 2-1 loss at the XL Center on Saturday to Springfield.


Bruce BerletBY: Bruce Berlet

New York Rangers owner James Dolan made a rare, spontaneous visit to the Madison Square Garden media room after his team’s 3-0 victory over the Nashville Panthers on Tuesday night.

Dolan, the CEO of MSG, praised Rangers president and general manager Glen Sather for building a team from within with youth and good drafting that is close to winning its first Stanley Cup since 1994. Dolan didn’t mention Connecticut Whale coach Ken Gernander and assistants J.J. Daigneault and Pat Boller, but coach John Tortorella has often praised their work as the Rangers (29-11-4) have moved to the top of the NHL’s overall standings with 62 points in 44 games.


New York RWith Brandon Dubinsky nursing a shoulder injury and Ruslan Fedotenko suffering from back spasms, Kris Newbury has been recalled from the Connecticut Whale to join the Rangers for their game with the Montreal Canadiens. That’s one long day of travel. A nine-hour ride from Norfolk, VA to Hartford, Connecticut and then a flight up to Montreal for the game with Les Habs. Fortunately for the Whale, they don’t play again until next Wednesday when they travel to Portland for a head-to-head with the Pirates.

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Saturday, Jan. 14, 7:00 p.m.
Air Canada CentreToronto, ON
Rangers: 27-10-4 (58 pts)
Maple Leafs: 22-15-5 (49 pts)

* All information through NHL games on Jan. 12

The Rangers will face-off against the Toronto Maple Leafs tomorrow at Air Canada Centre (7:00 p.m.; TV: MSG 2; Radio: AM 1600), to begin a back-to-back weekend set against Original Six opponents. The Blueshirts currently sit atop the Eastern Conference standings, and rank second in the league overall, with a record of 27-10-4 (58 pts). The Rangers enter the contest having been defeated by the Ottawa Senators, 3-0, on Thursday at Madison Square Garden to end their five-game winning streak, and are now 10-2-0 in their last 12 games. New York has posted a record of 24-7-2 since Oct. 29, after beginning the season with a 3-3-2 mark. The Maple Leafs enter their contest tonight in Buffalo with a 22-15-5 (49 pts) record to rank seventh in the Eastern Conference, and have won four straight games. Following tomorrow’s contest, the Rangers will face-off against the Montreal Canadiens on Sunday, Jan. 15, at Bell Centre (7:00 p.m.), to conclude their back-to-back weekend set against Original Six opponents.

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