The Rangers were extremely high on Vitali Kravtsov, selecting him 9th overall and passing on goal scorer, Oliver Wahlstrom. At the time, many fans were scratching their heads at the move, but the 18 year old has been showing off some of those impressive skills playing in the Governor’s Cup. Read more
Category Archives: NYR Prospects
The folks that operate the XL Center and the Hartford Wolf Pack unveiled the promotional schedule for the upcoming Wolf Pack campaign. This season features the annual $2 beer and $1 hot dog Friday nights (9 game), Winning Wednesdays (If the Pack win on Wednesday, then the next game is free, 9 games), and Hockey Happy Hour ($2 beer and $5 appetizers every game before puck drop). In additional to the usual promotions, Hartford has added a variety of giveaways, theme nights, and specialty jerseys. Lets’ dive in! Read more
Taken by the Rangers in the sixth round of the 2016 NHL Draft, Tyler Wall has just completed his sophomore season with the UMass-Lowell River Hawks. The goalie prospect had a good start to his development in his freshman year in Hockey East. However, last season with UMass-Lowell, Tyler Wall had played limited games and did struggle. Entering his junior year, the Rangers prospect hopes to rebound from his slump during the 2017-18 campaign. Tyler Wall joins another Rangers prospect, Adam Huska in Hockey East. Be on the lookout for games between UConn and UMass-Lowell as the potential for both prospects to square off could be a possibility next season.
The New York Rangers will enter training camp with a young, talented, and inexpensive lineup. While much remains to be seen, my initial projection is based on certain players talent, maturity, and fit in the lineup. Read more
Head Coach Keith McCambridge completed his first season as head coach of Hartford Wolf Pack last season, alongside assistant coach Joe Mormina who completed his first full season as an assistant coach in the professional ranks. The duo helped shape the new look Pack and establish a record of 34-33-6-3 for 77 points, propelling Hartford to sixth in the Atlantic Division. Given the way the season unfolded, both guys gave it their best shot with the roster they had. The Wolf Pack front office, led by Chris Drury and Pat Boller, also tried to hold the ship down when the team entered in rough territory.
The New York Post published an interesting story on Rangers legend Mike Richter and his stance on when “The King” will be less king-like. The facts are the facts and Henrik Lundqvist is getting older. Nobody can beat father time, and eventually, it catches up to all of us. Have we seen the best of the Hank? Probably. Does he still have enough in the tank for when the Rangers complete their rebuild? Absolutely.
In Larry Brooks’ Saturday version of Slap Shots for the NY Post, the reporter noted that the Rangers and Kevin Hayes are inching towards a one-year deal for next season.
The start of a new season brings along the opportunity of a lifetime for many up-and-coming Rangers. With the start of the season still months away, there are some prospects that are expected to play with the Blueshirts throughout the year, which gives them a chance at bringing home the Calder trophy. Lias Andersson and Filip Chytil are the two men that are expected to be given the best shot by the Rangers this season, but there are two dark-horse candidates that have just as good of a chance to make waves throughout the league this season.
The Rangers and Wolf Pack new ECHL affiliate, the Maine Mariners, are quietly building up their roster for the upcoming season. The majority of their players are coming from other ECHL rosters or college hockey. In addition to the players signed by Maine, Hartford will provide a few prospects who are unable to make it in the American Hockey League.
Jeff Gorton spoke with MSG’s Stan Fischler recently and cited several young Rangers that he feels will be a major part of the organization’s future for a long time. Below are the players mentioned with my added insights. Read more