IN THE FORUMS >> VIEWS REPLIES  
  ■  Game 4 - Rangers at Maple Leafs - 7:00pm MSG, NHLN 68 4  
  ■  Kravtsov reportedly given permission to talk trade 708 30  
  ■  Kucherov out... 20 0  
  ■  Kakko on IR, Barron called up 113 4  
  ■  Game 3 - Wolf Pack v Bruins 56 0  
  ■  Game 2 - Wolf Pack at Thunderbirds 39 0  
  ■  Game 3 - Rangers at Canadiens 10/16/2021 - 7:00... 615 104  
OTG POLL

Where do you think the Rangers end up this year?

Best in NHL
Beast in East
Best in Metro
3-6 Playoff spot
Wildcard
Out of playoffs

Previous Polls
RUMOR MILL

Saturday - October 16th

On tonight's Hockey Night in Canada intermission report during the Rangers-Canadiens game, it was brought up that the Rangers have approached Kravtsov again about playing in Hartford. No decision yet, but sounds like perhaps the Rangers are trying to find a way forward. With a potential injury to Kaapo Kakko tonight, it means the Rangers top six depth has taken another hit.

  MORE RUMORS...
 INJURY REPORT
Kaapo Kakko 10/16
Blocked a shot in the first period and did not return
 
Ryan Strome 10/15
Was placed in COVID protocol, and will not be available for the game against Montreal
 
  MORE INJURY NEWS...

Question Of The Day

August 19th, 2021

Earlier this year the Rangers won by a margin of nine goals as they beat the Flyers 9-0. How many times has the margin been bigger?

Answer...
SEPTEMBER 24TH, 2014
CAPTION THIS
Read the submissions so far and see if you can come up with the best caption for today's photo

Best Of:
2014-15 ~ 2013-14
2012-13 ~ 2011-12
2010-11 ~ 2009-10

  BIRTHDAYS

Leroy Goldsworthy - 1906
Kjell Samuelsson - 1958
Doug Lidster - 1960
David Liffiton - 1985
Zachary Jones - 2000

  SEARCH BIRTHDAYS
  RANDOM RANGER

MICHEAL HALEY
(2012-2020)
  Born: Mar 30 - 1986  
  Position: Center  
  Games Played: 31  
  Goals: 1  
  Assists: 0  
  Points: 1  
  Penalty Minutes: 62  
 
The Rangers top player to protect in expansion is Lundqvist


Who To Protect In Expansion
Posted by Michael M. Ramos ≡ 4:42:29 PM - August 26, 2015

As the NHL loks to expand the league to more teams, it looks as though Quebec and Las Vegas will be getting the first 2 expansion teams. Both of the Quebec and Las Vegas arenas are said to be on target to be opened for business by next season, but it is reported that the projection for the newest teams to start playing will be for the 2016-2017 season. The last time that there was expansion in 2000 for the Columbus Blue Jackets and Minnesota Wild, the teams already playing in the NHL had two options of protecting some of their players exempt from getting taken away by the upstart teams. The first, which will be most likely what the Rangers will choose, you are allowed to protect 1 goalie, 5 defensemen (at least 1 defenseman with over 40 games played in 2015-2016 has to be exposed) , and 9 forwards (at least 2 forwards with 40 games played in the 2015-2016 season has to be exposed). The other option was 2 goalies, 3 defensemen, and 7 forwards. Each team could lose two players in the expansion.  It will be up to new General Manager Jeff Gorton to choose the correct scenario for the Rangers in which option to choose and which players to expose in the draft. Some teams leave some bigname-big contract players out there but not many have ever been taken in these expansion drafts as teams are looking for young players with promise that can grow into a solid team. If the expansion teams are ready to go for next season, it would be off of this years roster as the exoansion draft was before July 1st and free agency back in 2000.

It would seem like the Rangers would pick the 1 goalie option if the draft is for the 2016-2017 season as Brandon Halverson will still not be exposed as he won't be signed yet after playing in Jr's again this season. It would expose all the other Rangers goalies in Mackenzie Skapski, Antii Raanta, and Magnus Hellberg as the most sought after in the Rangers system. Of the 5 defensemen, it would seem like Ryan McDonagh, Marc Staal, Keith Yandle, Kevin Klein, and Brady Skjei would be the best bet while exposing defensive key Dan Girardi and his $5.5 million cap hit for another 4 years hoping it would be enough of a deterent for a new team to go after younger and cheaper options. For the 9 forwards, Rick Nash, Derek Stepan, Chris Kreider, Kevin Hayes, Mats Zuccarello, Derrick Brassard, J.T. Miller, and Jesper Fast along most likely Pavel Buchnevich as the core. The Rangers will have to let some players like Dominic Moore, Oscar Lindberg, Emerson Etem, Jarrett Stoll, and Tanner Glass plus the AHL guys to get plucked by the expansion teams. It would seem that the Rangers will probably lose one of the goalies and a forward to expansion if it was to happen this coming June 26th like it did in 2000.

Alot of things will change between now and the expansion draft if it really is 2 years away, but the Rangers core seems to be set for the next few years. Halverson seems to be the heir to the throne when the King steps down, so losing a goalie isn't that big escpecially with Russian Igor Shesterkin in the pipeline.  If an expansion team chooses to take a veteran dman that the Rangers may choose to expose, it could alter the top 4 depending if the Rangers choose to extend Yandle. The Rangers will make a few more moves this season and next offseason, but each of these moves have to be made while still keeping an eye on the future expansion draft.

With the league expanding to Quebec and Las Vegas, it would seem like a no-brainer that Detroit is heading back to the West . Quebec would take Detroit's spot in the Atlantic Division, while Vegas would play in the Pacific while Detroit goes back to the Central. Only time will tell and a week or 2 into September, the NHL is supposed to make the whole expansion announcement for keeps and the NHL's official gameplan for the start of the new franchises and how the draft will actually work. Traverse City prospect Tournament is right around the corner. LET'S GO RANGERS!

 




 Additional stories from Michael M. Ramos:


YOUR COMMENTS

 
October 18th, 2021
AIR CANADA CENTRE
  1 2 3 T
0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0
7:00pm - NHL
Preview Game Thread
  HEADLINES
OCTOBER 18
Young forward still working toward his Rangers moment
Rangers projected lineup: Artemi Panarin finding his shot is key
OCTOBER 17
Rangers takeaways: Alexis Lafreni're is the hometown hero
Rangers left with decisions to make after placing Kaapo Kakko on IR
Quebec native Lafreniere finally gets to play NHL game in hometown
Kakko placed on injured reserve with upper-body injury
Rangers lose another key forward to injury
Rangers' injury woes aren't getting better as star heads to IR
Rangers put up their first win as Filip Chytil steps in to center Artemi...
OCTOBER 16
Chytil gets opportunity to make impression on second line
More news...
  NEXT GAMES
Monday Oct 18th
7:00pm - Road

Thursday Oct 21st
8:00pm - Road

Saturday Oct 23rd
1:00pm - Road

Monday Oct 25th
7:00pm - Home

Friday Oct 29th
7:00pm - Home

Sunday Oct 31st
9:00pm - Road

Tuesday Nov 2nd
10:00pm - Road

Complete Schedule
  CALENDAR
Oct 31   First Ranger game in Seattle
Jan 1   2022 NHL Winter Classic
Jan 28   Lundqvist Number Retirement
Jan 30   First home game against Seattle
Feb 4   NHL All Star Skills Competition
 More important dates...
  STANDINGS
  Team GP W L OT Pts  
  Penguins 3 2 0 1 5  
  Hurricanes 2 2 0 0 4  
  Blue Jackets 2 2 0 0 4  
  Panthers 2 2 0 0 4  
  Sabres 2 2 0 0 4  
  Senators 3 2 1 0 4  
  Maple Leafs 3 2 1 0 4  
  Lightning 3 2 1 0 4  
  Red Wings 2 1 0 1 3  
  Capitals 2 1 0 1 3  
  Rangers 3 1 1 1 3  
  Bruins 1 1 0 0 2  
  Devils 1 1 0 0 2  
  Flyers 1 0 0 1 1  
  Islanders 2 0 2 0 0  
  Canadiens 3 0 3 0 0  
FULL STANDINGS

About Us -  Site Map  -  Contact Us


?Copyright OutsideTheGarden.com 2001-21
This site and rolex replica uk it's content is in no way affiliated replica watches sale with, or representative rolex replica sale of the 
NHL
, NHLPA or the New York Rangers