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The Latest On Vanek And Callahan

Another online chat today with Katie Strang of ESPN,

Does Vanek get traded?

Katie Strang  Not before the Islanders take a real serious go at him. From what I've heard, the Isles are very eager to talk with his camp, though Vanek understandably wants a little more time to see what direction the team is headed. I can definitely see Snow being wiling to overspend on Vanek. The issue is whether he will want to commit to the franchise long-term. If he doesn't, Snow needs to try to move him.

Any news on a Callahan extension? The Rangers would be crazy to move the heart and soul of their team. He doesn't seem to be a guy to follow money, so I'm sure they could agree on a good deal since he enjoys being in New York. It's close to Rochester, and it's not Buffalo.

Katie Strang  Nope. There have been some discussions, but they have been very off and on with long periods in between without much communication. Think the Rangers are going to have to make some tough internal decisions soon about the direction and future of the team. Callahan deserves a raise and he'll get it somewhere, but the Rangers may have concerns about his long-term durability.


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Video- Chris Kreider Hit On Fedor Tyutin

Kreider received a major for boarding and a game.  Tyutin did not return and post-game reports state he suffered a charley-horse



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Trade Dan Girardi?

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,

But here’s the conundrum regarding Girardi. If he is that valuable to the Rangers, who enter Monday’s match at the Garden against the Blue Jackets having won fewer than half their games (21-20-2), how valuable might he be as a rental to legitimate Stanley Cup contenders such as Boston, Anaheim, Los Angeles and San Jose?

Thus, how much more value as a trade chip, rather than as a first-pair defenseman, might Girardi bring to a Ranger organization that doesn’t appear close to a championship and all but certainly will have to undertake a significant reload over the next offseason or two?

It is, of course, impossible to answer the question blindly. Which means it is therefore incumbent for general manager Glen Sather to be in position to know with the March 5 trade deadline now less than two months away.

Sather must perform his due diligence and be aggressive about it. Girardi, who doesn’t turn 30 until late April, is as high-end a rental property as has gone on the market since Ilya Kovalchuk in 2010, if not Marian Hossa in 2008.


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Del Zotto Can Play

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,

The case for trading Michael Del Zotto essentially is this: Alain Vigneault seems to have as much use for the defenseman as John Tortorella did for Chris Kreider.

Seriously, all you hear from the Rangers coach is what Del Zotto doesn’t do, rather than what he does.

The case against trading Del Zotto is essentially this: He alone among the team’s defensemen is capable of handling top-three minutes on either side if injury strikes McDonagh, Dan Girardi or Marc Staal.

The case for giving away Del Zotto cannot be made.

By the way, one NHL general manager talking to Slap Shots last week about Dubinsky said this: “Dubinsky and [Ryan] Callahan … they were the identity of the Rangers.”

Now the identity of the Rangers is Null and Void.

read on for Team USA talk...

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Video- Hockey Night In Canada Opening Montage

Rangers/Leafs and Senators/Canadiens

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Kings Trade Carcillo To The Rangers

from TSN,

The New York Rangers have added toughness, acquiring Daniel Carcillo from the Los Angeles Kings.

The Rangers surrender a seventh-round draft pick to acquire the 28-year-old forward.

In 26 games with the Kings in 2013-14, Carcillo has scored one goal and one assist, adding 57 penalty minutes.



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Video- Derek Dorsett Out 4-6 Weeks With A Broken Fibula

The New York Rangers announced last night Derek Dorsett will miss 4-6 weeks after suffering a broken leg while blocking a shot last night.

Via Sportsnet, watch how the injury occured...

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The Asking Price For Michael Del Zotto

via Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,

The Senators have spoken to the Rangers several times in the last six weeks about defenceman Michael Del Zotto but aren't alone in their pursuit. The Leafs and Shark have held talks and a report in the New York Post says Colorado has shown interest as well.

Sources say if the Senators are to close a deal for the 23-year-old Del Zotto,  who many believe is on the verge of being moved with GM Glen Sather desperate to make a trade, the asking price has to change.

It's believed the Rangers have been demanding blueliner Marc Methot in return for Delo Zotto. That isn't going to happen but the Senators may be willing to exchange Patrick Wiercioch, who was a healthy scratch for the fourth straight game Friday and has upside potential.

"Del Zotto's value has gone down," said a league executive Friday. "He hasn't shown any consistency and he's not worth nearly as much as he may have been earlier in the season."

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100 Books & Counting For The Hockey Maven

By Tom Murray,

First of all, before I write another word, a confession:

Stan Fischler, aka “The Hockey Maven,” is an old and dear friend. I figured I’d better share that fact before diving into a review of his latest effort, “We Are The Rangers,” which represents a bit of a milestone in his publishing career: It is his 100th book.

It is of course a remarkable accomplishment, but then again maybe Stan truly had no choice: His birthday is March 31st, a date he shares with Gordie Howe, aka “Mr. Hockey.”

Mr. Hockey and The Hockey Maven, both destined from birth to accomplish remarkable hockey feats--one on the ice, the other off it. Although Stan will be the first one to say he was always a pretty good skater too.

Continue Reading »

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Moving Michael Del Zotto

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,

As the holiday roster freeze lifts hours after the completion of Friday night’s match here against the Capitals, the most immediate pertinent question concerning the Rangers is how much longer Michael Del Zotto will wear the Blueshirt?

Management has all but settled on dealing the erratic 23-year-old defenseman, who will play in his ninth straight game on Friday since sitting out the Dec. 7 match against the Devils in which Marc Staal was concussed.

General manager Glen Sather has been seeking for a top-four defenseman (and preferably a right-handed shot) as the return for Del Zotto, but that doesn’t appear to be realistic given his ongoing struggles.

It will be up to Sather and his staff to determine whether the club is best served by taking the best available offer — Toronto and Ottawa have had interest, and Colorado is believed intrigued, with the Maple Leafs perhaps willing to part with risk/reward defenseman Jake Gardiner, who had an adventurous night at the Garden on Monday — or whether to continue to hold out for more, even when doing so might yield diminishing returns.


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