Tag Archives: Jaromir Jagr

“FREE” AGENTS HARDLY…BUT EXCITING THOUGH

New York RBY: Adam Gavriel

This past week the New York Rangers brought in two new faces and brought another back.

The main acquisition, as everyone no doubt has learned, is that the team bought was Brad Richards but what President and General Manager Glen Sather is taking the most heat on regarding this signing is not the salary, but the terms of the deal, specifically the No-Movement Clause on a NINE year deal.

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FROM THE CREASE with BRUCE BERLET

bruce mug shot 1BY: Bruce Berlet

Within weeks of trading captain Mike Richards and fellow high scorer Jeff Carter on the same day, the Philadelphia Flyers won the Jaromir Jagr sweepstakes Friday after the Pittsburgh Penguins and Detroit Red Wings bowed out.

Jagr signed a one-year, $3.3-million contract after spending the past three seasons with Omsk of the Kontinental Hockey League in Russia. That came after Jagr played three seasons with the New York Rangers, where he became the team’s 24th captain and set franchise records for goals (54) and points (123) in his first season, 2005-06.

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FROM THE CREASE with BRUCE BERLET

bruce mug shot 1BY: Bruce Berlet

More future Connecticut Whale players will be selected in the NHL draft Friday night and Saturday at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn.

The parent New York Rangers have the 15th pick and are likely to take a forward considering goaltending is in good hands for years with Henrik Lundqvist, who is getting married this summer in his native Sweden, and the defense is full of youngsters such as former Hartford Wolf Pack blueliners Marc Staal, Dan Girardi, Michael Sauer, Ryan McDonagh. And Michael Del Zotto who played in the NHL and AHL last season before being sidelined March 5 with a broken hand sustained when hit by a puck in a 2-1 overtime victory over the Springfield Falcons.

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FAN-FARE: CAPTAIN WHO…

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BY: Adam Gavriel

Undoubtedly when the New York Rangers kick off their 2011-2012 campaign they will do so without Chris Drury. The Trumbull, Connecticut native served as Rangers Captain since the 08-09 season after Jaromir Jagr departed for the KHL the previous off-season. Drury was the 25th captain of the New York Rangers, in October; someone new will become the 26th captain of the Blueshirts.

There seem to be two obvious choices for this role. Both options come from the new heart and soul players that the Rangers are building their future around. The team constantly refers to them as the core.  Among those players are Marc Staal, Derek Stepan, Brandon Prust, Artem Anisimov, Dan Girardi, Mike Sauer and Ryan McDonagh. There are two other members of that elite group who seem to rise above the others as having displayed the most potential to be the future leaders of the team, Brandon Dubinsky and Ryan Callahan.

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TIME TO STEP UP

New York R(Howlings is glad to welcome Micki Peroni who will be adding his thoughts on things he sees in the Rangers’ universe from time to time.)

BY: Micki Peroni

The past six years have been an emotional roller coaster ride for the Rangers, and their fans as they’ve been treated to some memorable personalities and some big stars too.

Ever since the lockout fans have seen Jaromir Jagr, The Swedish Gretzky before his skills eroded quickly and he was left to leave for the KHL. His center, Michael Nylander had his best years in New York and made taking shootout attempts an art form. Marek Malik came and scored one of the most memorable goals in team history against the Washington Capitals and finally one of the game’s greats, Brendan Shanahan, wore the red, white and blue and put in his 600th goal at the World’s Most Famous Arena.

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