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SATHER: TRADER OR TRAITOR

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?

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RANGERS GET GOMEZ’S REVENGE NORTH OF THE BORDER

New York Rangers     VERSUS     Montreal

NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES
January 15, 2012 (Game 43, Away Game 24)
Bell CentreMontreal, Quebec

1st   2nd   3rd   OT   Final
New York Rangers
            1        0          0          –          1
Montreal Canadiens        1        3          0          –          4

Team Notes:

–        The Rangers were defeated by the Montreal Canadiens, 4-1, tonight at Bell Centre to end their four-game road winning streak, and are now 10-3-0 in their last 13 games away from MSG.

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NOW SAY THANK YOU TO MR. GOMEZ BOYS…

Rangers Chase Centered 4CNY RANGERS at MONTREAL CANADIENS
Sunday, Jan. 15, 7:00 p.m.
Bell CentreMontreal, Quebec
Rangers: 28-10-4 (60 pts)
Canadiens: 16-20-8 (40 pts)

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TONIGHT’S GAME:

The Rangers will face-off against the Montreal Canadiens at Bell Centre (7:00 p.m.; TV: NBC Sports Network; Radio: 1050 ESPN Radio), to conclude a back-to-back weekend set against Original Six opponents. The Blueshirts currently sit atop the Eastern Conference standings, and rank first in the league overall, with a record of 28-10-4 (60 pts). The Rangers enter the contest having defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs, 3-0, last night at Air Canada Centre to extend their road winning streak to four games, and are now 11-2-0 in their last 13 games. New York has posted a record of 25-7-2 since Oct. 29, after beginning the season with a 3-3-2 mark. The Canadiens enter the contest with a 16-20-8 (40 pts) record to rank 12th in the Eastern Conference, and have lost their last three games. Following the contest, the Rangers will face-off against the Nashville Predators on Tuesday, Jan. 17, at Madison Square Garden (7:30 p.m.), in their third game in four days.

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THE FAST AND THE NOT-SO-FURIOUS

New York R      VERSUS      Montreal

NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES
November 19, 2011 (Game 17, Away Game 10)
Bell CentreMontreal, Quebec

                                                      1st   2nd   3rd   OT   Final
New York Rangers               0      0       0        –       0
Montreal Canadiens             1      1       2        –       4

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SPOTLIGHT: RYAN McDONAGH

Bruce Berlet 7BY: Bruce Berlet

A year ago, Ryan McDonagh was trying to find his way on the blue line of the then Hartford Wolf Pack, after leaving a highly successful University of Wisconsin program following his junior year.

While center Derek Stepan made the New York Rangers’ roster, after leaving the Badgers following a sophomore year that ended with a 5-0 loss to Boston College and top Blueshirts prospect Chris Kreider in the NCAA title game, McDonagh was among the final cuts on Broadway.

McDonagh struggled a bit early with the Wolf Pack before extensive work with assistant coach J.J. Daigneault helped him earn a call-up on Jan. 3, when he switched places with Michael Del Zotto, who had was experiencing a sophomore slump with the Rangers after being a member of the NHL All-Rookie team in 2009-10.

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BUY OR TRADE

The New York Rangers have their hearts set once again on the top prize of the free agent class which opens seven days from today.

When the bell rings and negotiating can begin, the Rangers will be putting a full-court press on Dallas centerman Brad Richards and it’s a mistake.

Let’s be honest for a moment shall we?

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FROM THE CREASE with BRUCE BERLET

bruce mug shot 1BY: Bruce Berlet

Trumbull native Chris Drury’s time as New York Rangers center and captain is on the verge of ending.

Multiple sources have told the New York Post that Rangers president and general manager Glen Sather has informed Drury that he will be bought out of the final year of the five-year, $32.05 million contract he signed as a free agent on July 1, 2007. The same day the Rangers signed center Scott Gomez to a seven-year, $51.5 million contract, but he was traded to the Montreal Canadiens on June 30, 2009 in a deal that included defensemen Ryan McDonagh and Pavel Valentenko, who started last season with the Connecticut Whale.

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FROM THE CREASE with BRUCE BERLET

bruce mug shot 1By: Bruce Berlet

Former Hartford Wolf Pack center Jarkko Immonen was at his best in the World Hockey Championships and a major reason that Finland won the gold medal for only the second time.

Immonen scored his tournament-leading ninth goal to start Finland’s rally to a 6-1 rout of archrival Sweden on Sunday in Bratislava, Slovakia.

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VALIQUETTE, A GIANT AMONG MEN AND NOT JUST IN GOAL

ValliquetteThere are certain people that you meet over the course of your life that just leave an indelible impression upon you…Steve Valiquette is one of those people.

“Vali,” is a 13-year pro who has played for several teams and at just about every level of professional hockey. Some might take all that moving around and become bitter. Not Valiquette. In his case it has made him a better and stronger person who appreciates the moment and just a delight to know.

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DEL ZOTTO TO HARTFORD, MCDONAGH TO NY

Connecticut WhaleAndrew Gross and Larry Brooks are both reporting on their Twitter accounts that Michael Del Zotto has been sent to the Connecticut Whale to find his game and that Ryan McDonagh has been summoned to New York to take his place.

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