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Prospects with Connections to the Rangers

From Jim Cerny at NewYorkRangers.com:

Tinordi’s dad played for four NHL teams over the course of his career, originally signing with the Rangers as an undrafted free agent on Jan. 4, 1987. Tinordi appeared in 24 games with the Blueshirts during his rookie campaign of 1987-88 and racked up 50 penalty minutes. He was traded to Minnesota at the end of the season and went on to play with the North Stars, Dallas Stars, and Washington Capitals before retiring. Tinordi the elder played in 663 NHL games and picked up 1514 career penalty minutes.

Brock Beukeboom is not exactly a carbon copy of his dad, the hulking 6-foot-5 defenseman who famously paired with Brian Leetch for years on the Rangers’ back line and helped the Blueshirts win the 1994 Stanley Cup. The younger Beukeboom, listed at 6-foot-1 and 202 pounds, is viewed more as a two-way defenseman who is solid in front of his own net, but equally adept moving the puck offensively. His offensive skills might be more heightened due to the fact that up until two years ago he played forward before switching to his dad’s former position.

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Where’s the Spark?

Things certainly started right last night at Madison Square Garden when the New York Rangers raised Adam Graves’s No.9 to the rafters. It was a night filled with Ranger stars such as Mark Messier, Mike Richter, Brian Leetch, Rod Gilbert, Eddie Giacomin, Mike Gartner, as well as guys like Glenn Healy, Sergei Nemchinov, Tie Domi, Darren Langdon and Jeff Beukeboom, all there to give praise to one of their greatest mates, Adam Graves.

It was unfortunate that the current Ranger squad had to play afterwards because they put on a dismal performance against the lowly Atlanta Thrashers and lost 2-1 in a shootout. Yes, the team peppered Thrashers’ netminder Kari Lehtonen. Yes, Nikolai Zherdev played a tremendous game by generating many scoring chances. The team also got a good look at Artem Anisimov, who played well but needs more playing time to be effective. And yes, the team got a solid performance, with the exception of the shootout, from their goaltender Henrik Lundqvist.

However, it still wasn’t enough to be the second worst team in the NHL while also being a game in which they could have gained some ground on the New Jersey Devils as they lost to the Washington Capitals 5-2 last night.

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