Downtime at BB.com

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Website Transfer in Process We will be experiencing some downtime at BB.com as we prepare for our website redesign. We expect to be back up and running within 24 hours. In the meantime, we will be Twittering all day and throughout tonight’s contest at MSG. We apologize for the inconvenience. NOTE: For BB+ access, please log onto http://www.ordinaryleastsquare.typepad.com/bb_plus/ or click here (those …

Training Camp Notes

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Conditioning Preps NY Ranger Squads for Season Vinny Prospal said it best about Head Coach JohnTortorella’s skating drills, “None of them are easy.” The Rangers, split into four squads, took to the ice this afternoon for the second day of conditioning. While it is difficult to evaluate any players on only two days (and without pucks) we’ll give it a …

On Dubinski

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Training Camp Training camp began this morning with one unfortunate omission: Brandon Dubinsky. Dubinsky, a RFA, has been negotiating all summer with Rangers management and has not been able to find common ground on a new contract. While he was listed on the training camp roster, he has chosen to holdout and could miss considerable time with the preseason upon …

Blueshirt Bulletin Announces New Website

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Arrives in Time for 2009 – 2010 Season All summer, some changes have been brewing at Blueshirt Bulletin headquarters. Today, we are proud to announce, in conjunction with the start of the 2009  – 2010 regular season, Blueshirt Bulletin will be unveiling a brand new website. This updated web design will allow for further fan interaction, multimedia, and a fresh …

Blueshirt Bulletin on the Radio

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Jess Rubenstein on Blueshirt Banter Quick note here while we compile a larger post and some exciting announcements: Jess Rubenstein of Prospect Park and the Blueshirt Bulletin will be on Blueshirt Banter tonight at 7 PM. Be sure to tune in as it is a call in show! Be sure to mention Blueshirt Bulletin! Stay tuned tonight for more…

Early Morning News: Rangers sign Prospal

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News on Dubinsky and Messier Larry Brooks of the New York Post had a busy morning, reporting that the Rangers have signed former Tampa Bay Lightning forward Vinnie Prospal to a one-year $1.1 million contract. The 34 year-old was recently bought out by the Lightning and is familiar with John Tortorella, having played for him before and after the 2004 …

Some Clarifications

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Changes Brewing at Blueshirt HQ Many of you have realized that there are some changes present here at BlueshirtBulletin.com, such as open comments on certain pieces and different analysis. For those who may not yet be aware, I (Dan Akeson) have been covering the main page content since the end of the season as Dubi Silverstein focuses on the Blueshirt …

Official Release on Zherdev

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News from NYR President and General Manager Glen Sather Here’s the official word on Zherdev: New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has exercised its right to walk away from the arbitrator’s award to Nikolai Zherdev, thereby allowing him to become an unrestricted free agent. “With the additions we’ve been able to make …

Local Buzz: Rangers to walk way From Zherdev’s Contract

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UPDATE: Noon UPDATE: The Rangers have officially walked away from Nik Zherdev’s contract, making him an unrestricted free agent. More as it’s available… With an immediate decision expected within the hour, the scuttlebutt around people in the know (thanks to our friends at NYRNation) is that the Rangers will walk away from Nik Zherdev’s $3.9 million reward, effectively making him a UFA …

Another from Broadway to the Desert: Korpikoski to Phoenix

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Players Follow GM Don Maloney in Phoenix Lauri Korpikoski, a RFA, will join Petr Prucha, Nigel Dawes, and Al Montoya as former Rangers to join GM Don Maloney in Phoenix. The Rangers acquired winger Enver Lisin in return, also a RFA, who split time between Phoenix and their AHL-affiliate San Antonio last season. In 48 NHL games last year, Lisin …

Staal invited to Canadian Olympic Camp

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Marc Staal joins John Tortorella, Chris Drury, Ryan Callahan and former Ranger Scott Gomez as an invitee for the Olympic training camp. Staal, the lone Ranger invited for the Canadian squad, will compete against eight other defenseman for the right to represent his country in the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. More this afternoon on remaining UFA’s. Hearing rumblings on another …