Blueshirt Bulletin Plus Update

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Subscribers to Blueshirt Bulletin Plus Read Below As part of BlueshirtBulletin.com’s website re-design, Blueshirt Bulletin Plus now offers subscribers more coverage than in the past. First, we will continue to have exclusive content with additional game quotes, notes, and audio. Next, we have our newest Blueshirt Buzz feature, which details all the happenings around the Rangers daily. We also have …

Rangers Defeat Ottawa 5 – 2 in Home Opener

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Dubsinky and newcomers lead offensive charge Following last night’s 3 – 2 loss at Pittsburgh, many were pondering whether this group had the offensive spark that was sorely missed last season. Five goals later, it appears that offensive struggles may be a thing of the past. “We scored some important goals,” said Head Coach John Tortorella. “It’s a work in …

Fact or Fiction

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Analyzing Game One The Rangers had some positives in their 3 –  2 season opening loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins. Let’s examine some observations: 1. Henrik Lundqvist looked solid in his first outing. FACT: Lundqvist may not have been in tip-top shape, but he was very comfortable and well positioned in making more than 20 saves last night. Head Coach …

Rangers fall 3 to 2 in Season Opener

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Penguins take advantage of Rangers miscues The defending Stanley Cup Champions proved once again that they are the cream of the Atlantic Division. For the Rangers, they were more like warm milk. With a host of new characters, the Rangers began tonight with a fresh start. A more offensively minded coach with a group of faster, better conditioned players. Yet, …

Welcome to the new BlueshirtBulletin.com

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We are proud to launch our beta version with the 2009 – 10 season Blueshirt Bulletin has second-to-none independent coverage of the New York Rangers. Now, it has the look to match the content. In order to bring readers the most from our in-depth content, we have extended our website to include multimedia including podcasts, audio, video, and photos. We have …

Let the Countdown Begin:

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Rangers and Blueshirt Bulletin set to kickoff 2009 – 10 season It’s going to be a fun 24 or so hours both for the Rangers and the group here at Blueshirt Bulletin. Head Coach John Tortorella will be tinkering with his final line combinations in preparation for tomorrow night’s season opener at the Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins as we …

Del Zotto Makes the Cut, NYR Nation on the Radio

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Youngest to Take Ice Since Leetch Defenseman Michael Del Zotto will be the youngest Rangers defenseman to take the ice since Brian Leetch. The 19-year old was the Rangers first round draft pick in 2008. He can still be returned to his OHL London Knights. Head Coach John Tortorella told Steve Zipay of Newsday this morning, “Right now, he has …

WEBSITE UPDATE

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Ranger Nation Becomes Official Message Board of the Blueshirt Bulletin The new Blueshirt Bulletin website is a mere five days away from launch and today, we have solidified the newest feature we are excited to bring to our readership: a message board. Blueshirt Bulletin is fortunate to have terrific contributions from it’s readers in the comment section. Now, Ranger Nation …

Thinking Defensively

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A Look at the 2009 – 2010 Defensive Lineup At this point in the preseason, it’s likely that the Rangers know six of their seven defensemen.Returning from last season on the blueline are Marc Staal, Dan Girardi, Wade Redden, and Michal Rozsival. Add to that mix newcomers Matt Gilroy and most likely Alexei Semenov who has been strong during his …

Grachev Assigned to Hartford Following 4-3 Loss

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Following a tough 4-3 loss to the Washington Capitals, forward Evgeny Grachev was assigned to Hartford. Grachev showed strong signs of being a top-six forward in the league. However, his skating and timing could use some refining in Hartford. Here is the release: RANGERS ASSIGN EVGENY GRACHEV TO HARTFORD22 Active Players Remain With The Club New York, September 27, 2009 …

Final Preseason Game Underway

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The Rangers will look to answer some final roster questions this afternoon in their final preseason contest against the Washington Capitals.(Rangers trailing 1 – 0 midway through the first period.)Amongst the players in question are defensemen Alexei Semenov (will he be offered a contract?) and Mike Del Zotto (will he be returned to juniors?). It’s fair to assume that Semenov …

Rangers Pull Out Last Minute Victory at MSG Finale

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Final Score 3-2 “It’s a big play at the end by Dubi,” said Head Coach John Tortorella following a last minute victory by the New York Rangers in their final preseason home game.With just over one minute remaining, Brandon Dubinsky took a cross ice pass from Marian Gaborik and worked the puck along the boards, warding off the Washington defense …

Sanguinetti Assigned To Hartford

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(Update 2:50 with Analysis and Game Notes) Just announced. As expected, defenseman Bobby Sanguinetti was assigned to Hartford. While he has improved since his draft year, he still appeared a half-step behind much of the preseason games.Here is the official release: RANGERS ASSIGN BOBBY SANGUINETTI TO HARTFORD23 Active Players Remain With The Club New York, September 24, 2009 – New …

Gaborik Tallies in First Game as a Ranger

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UPDATE: Parenteau Sent to Hartfor Sink or swim. Like many high-priced free agents before him, Marian Gaborik was held to the highest standards before ever stepping foot on Garden ice. If he succeeded, he would garner the respect of the Garden faithful. If he failed, he would become the latest move in a series of overpaid overrated players to don …

Rangers Get Down to 34 Players

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Trim Training Roster By 20 The official release: RANGERS TRIM TRAINING CAMP ROSTER BY 20 34 Active Players Remain With The Club New York, September 17, 2009 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has assigned the following 15 players to Hartford (AHL): goaltender Miika Wiikman; defensemen Trevor Glass, Brent Henley, Sam …

Rangers Fall 2-1 In First Preseason Contest

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Cuts to Come Bad penalties and inconsistency. Sounds a lot like last season. Well, those bugaboos carried into MSG last night for the start of the preseason as the Rangers fell 2 – 1 to the Boston Bruins. However, as with most preseason games, you aren’t looking for team play so much as individuals that can compete at the highest …

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 …