29-9-2006 Team captain meets with Petr Prucha
Following the team's recent 1-3 loss against Ottawa Senators on 26-9-2006, New York Rangers captain Brendan Shanahan and Petr Prucha did not leave the dressing room for some time. I think it was time to get some things out of the way, said Brendan Shanahan

28-9-2006 Weekly team report
Who's hot

No-one is especially hot at the moment.

Who's cold

Pavel Trnka has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Matt Cullen has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Michael Nylander has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Brendan Shanahan has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Jiri Slegr has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Marcel Hossa has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Martin Erat has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Martin Prusek hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Petr Prucha has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Jed Ortmeyer has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



27-9-2006 Team captain meets with Martin Erat
Following the team's recent 1-3 loss against Ottawa Senators on 26-9-2006, New York Rangers captain Brendan Shanahan and Martin Erat did not leave the dressing room for some time. I think it was time to get some things out of the way, said Brendan Shanahan

26-9-2006 Marcel Hossa frustrated
New York Rangers left wing Marcel Hossa feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Slovakia, Marcel Hossa was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 1st round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 123 NHL games during his career, notching 20 goals and adding 15 assists along with 52 penalty minutes. The 24 year old left wing has not yet played for the New York Rangers this season.


23-9-2006 Jarkko Immonen frustrated
New York Rangers center Jarkko Immonen feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Finland, Jarkko Immonen was originally drafted to the NHL by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 8th round of the 2002 entry draft. He has appeared in 6 NHL games during his career, notching 2 goals and adding 0 assists along with 0 penalty minutes. The 24 year old center has not yet played for the New York Rangers this season.


23-9-2006 Team captain clashes with Ales Kotalik
Team captain Brendan Shanahan finally broke the silence in the locker room today when he pointed out the less than stellar play of Ales Kotalik. If he wants to play for this team, he should be ready to chip in, said the team captain.

21-9-2006 Weekly team report
Who's hot

No-one is especially hot at the moment.

Who's cold

Pavel Trnka has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Matt Cullen has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Michael Nylander has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Brendan Shanahan has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Jiri Slegr has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Marcel Hossa has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Pierre-Marc Bouchard has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Martin Prusek hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Petr Prucha has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Jed Ortmeyer has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



18-9-2006 Ales Kotalik frustrated
New York Rangers right wing Ales Kotalik feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Czech, Ales Kotalik was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 6th round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 230 NHL games during his career, notching 63 goals and adding 65 assists along with 141 penalty minutes. The 27 year old right wing has played 5 games with the New York Rangers this season, totalling 1+0=1 with 6 PIM.


14-9-2006 Team captain clashes with Jaroslav Spacek
Team captain Brendan Shanahan finally broke the silence in the locker room today when he pointed out the less than stellar play of Jaroslav Spacek. If he wants to play for this team, he should be ready to chip in, said the team captain.

14-9-2006 Karel Rachunek frustrated
New York Rangers defenseman Karel Rachunek feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Czech, Karel Rachunek was originally drafted to the NHL by the Ottawa Senators in the 9th round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 262 NHL games during his career, notching 12 goals and adding 91 assists along with 149 penalty minutes. The 27 year old defenseman has played 4 games with the New York Rangers this season, totalling 0+2=2 with 0 PIM.


14-9-2006 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Jaroslav Spacek is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Martin Straka is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

No-one is especially cold at the moment.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



11-9-2006 Jarkko Immonen frustrated
New York Rangers center Jarkko Immonen feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Finland, Jarkko Immonen was originally drafted to the NHL by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 8th round of the 2002 entry draft. He has appeared in 6 NHL games during his career, notching 2 goals and adding 0 assists along with 0 penalty minutes. The 24 year old center has not yet played for the New York Rangers this season.


7-9-2006 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Jaromir Jagr is looking good with 2 points in 1 games last week. Martin Erat is looking good with 2 points in 1 games last week. Petr Prucha is looking good with 2 points in 1 games last week.

Who's cold

No-one is especially cold at the moment.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



4-9-2006 Marcel Hossa frustrated
New York Rangers left wing Marcel Hossa feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Slovakia, Marcel Hossa was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 1st round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 123 NHL games during his career, notching 20 goals and adding 15 assists along with 52 penalty minutes. The 24 year old left wing is getting ready for the upcoming season.


30-8-2006 Ryan Hollweg frustrated
New York Rangers center Ryan Hollweg feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Ryan Hollweg was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Rangers in the 8th round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 52 NHL games during his career, notching 2 goals and adding 3 assists along with 84 penalty minutes. The 23 year old center is getting ready for the upcoming season.


30-8-2006 New York Rangers trade
New York Rangers traded Fedor Tyutin to Nashville Predators for Marek Zidlicky and Cal O'Reilly

30-8-2006 New York Rangers trade
New York Rangers traded Paul Mara to Anaheim Ducks for Matt Beleskey and ANA's round 2 pick in 2008

A native of USA, Paul Mara was originally drafted to the NHL by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 1st round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 424 NHL games during his career, notching 52 goals and adding 126 assists along with 381 penalty minutes. The 26 year old defenseman is getting ready for the upcoming season.


30-8-2006 New York Rangers trade
New York Rangers traded Sandis Ozolinsh and Henrik Lundqvist to Minnesota Wild for Pierre-Marc Bouchard and Cal Clutterbuck

A native of Canada, Pierre-Marc Bouchard was originally drafted to the NHL by the Minnesota Wild in the 1st round of the 2002 entry draft. He has appeared in 191 NHL games during his career, notching 28 goals and adding 73 assists along with 68 penalty minutes. The 22 year old center is expecting a good season for the team.

A native of Latvia, Sandis Ozolinsh was originally drafted to the NHL by the San Jose Sharks in the 2nd round of the 1991 entry draft. He has appeared in 815 NHL games during his career, notching 164 goals and adding 381 assists along with 606 penalty minutes. The 34 year old defenseman is looking forward for the start of the season.

A native of Sweden, Henrik Lundqvist was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Rangers in the 7th round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 53 NHL games during his career, booking 2 career shutouts and allowing 116 goals. The 24 year old goaltender is eagerly waiting to hit the ice once the season starts.


29-8-2006 Lee Falardeau uncertain about future
Lee Falardeau wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

29-8-2006 Fedor Tyutin uncertain about future
Fedor Tyutin wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

29-8-2006 Joseph Crabb uncertain about future
Joseph Crabb wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

29-8-2006 Jake Taylor uncertain about future
Jake Taylor wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

29-8-2006 Marvin Degon uncertain about future
Marvin Degon wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

29-8-2006 New York Rangers trade
New York Rangers traded Colton Orr to Nashville Predators for Martin Erat

29-8-2006 New York Rangers trade
New York Rangers traded Kevin Weekes and Sean Avery to Nashville Predators for Tomas Vokoun

29-8-2006 Jaroslav Spacek interviewed in paper
Jaroslav Spacek was interviewed in today's paper about the recent trade that sent him from Buffalo Sabres to New York Rangers. They are in a rebuilding process right now but they have a strong nucleus of kids with a big upside. I'm hoping I can have a positive influence in their dressing room, he commented and seemed a little troubled.

29-8-2006 Andrej Sekera interviewed in paper
Andrej Sekera was interviewed in today's paper about the recent trade that sent him from Buffalo Sabres to New York Rangers. I'm the last one to make excuses, but it's all about winning and losing. Obviously I'm disappointed things didn't work out, was his only comment.

29-8-2006 New York Rangers trade
New York Rangers traded Darius Kasparaitis, Blair Betts and Dan Cavanaugh to Buffalo Sabres for Jaroslav Spacek, Andrej Sekera and Ales Kotalik

A native of Czech, Jaroslav Spacek was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 5th round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 496 NHL games during his career, notching 51 goals and adding 154 assists along with 383 penalty minutes. The 32 year old defenseman is waiting for a good start this season.

A native of Slovakia, Andrej Sekera was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 3rd round of the 2004 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 20 year old defenseman is getting ready for the upcoming season.

A native of Czech, Ales Kotalik was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 6th round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 225 NHL games during his career, notching 62 goals and adding 65 assists along with 135 penalty minutes. The 27 year old right wing is eagerly waiting to hit the ice once the season starts.

A native of Russia, Darius Kasparaitis was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Islanders in the 1st round of the 1992 entry draft. He has appeared in 839 NHL games during his career, notching 25 goals and adding 134 assists along with 1349 penalty minutes. The 33 year old defenseman is looking forward for the start of the season.

A native of Canada, Blair Betts was originally drafted to the NHL by the Calgary Flames in the 2nd round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 101 NHL games during his career, notching 11 goals and adding 7 assists along with 36 penalty minutes. The 26 year old center is eagerly waiting to hit the ice once the season starts.

A native of USA, Dan Cavanaugh was originally drafted to the NHL by the Calgary Flames in the 2nd round of the 1999 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 26 year old center is eagerly waiting to hit the ice once the season starts.


29-8-2006 New York Rangers trade
New York Rangers traded NYR's round 2 pick in 2007 to Atlanta Thrashers for Ondrej Pavelec

30-6-2006 Training camp preview
New York Rangers will arrange the annual training camp starting on September 14th. Players reporting to the training camp with either New York Rangers and Hartford Wolfpack:
- Matt Cullen C
- Sandis Ozolinsh D
- Marek Malik D
- Michael Nylander C
- Colton Orr R
- Brendan Shanahan L
- Karel Rachunek D
- Martin Straka L
- Jaromir Jagr R
- Michal Rozsival D
- Darius Kasparaitis D
- Hannu Pikkarainen D
- Paul Mara D
- Kevin Weekes G
- Jakub Petruzalek R
- Bruce Graham C
- Blair Betts C
- Sean Avery L
- Thomas Pöck D
- Lauri Korpikoski L
- Lee Falardeau C
- Alex Westlund G
- Francis Lessard D
- Stephen Valiquette G
- Dane Byers L
- Jarkko Immonen C
- Brandon Dubinsky C
- Dan Cavanaugh C
- Marcel Hossa L
- Henrik Lundqvist G
- Fedor Tyutin D
- Bryce Lampman D
- Craig Weller D
- Ryan Hollweg C
- Dwight Helminen C
- Petr Prucha C
- Jake Taylor D
- Marc Staal D
- Ryan Callahan R
- Hugh Jessiman R
- David Liffiton D
- Al Montoya G
- Greg Moore R
- Chris Holt G
- Corey Potter D
- Nigel Dawes L
- Rick Kozak R
- Jed Ortmeyer R
- Ivan Baranka D
- Steven MacIntyre D
- Martin Richter D
- Alex Bourret C
- Michael Sauer D
- Daniel Girardi D
- Daniel Sparre L
- Marvin Degon D

Players reporting out of shape:
- Matt Cullen C
- Paul Mara D
- Kevin Weekes G
- Alex Westlund G
- Stephen Valiquette G
- Brandon Dubinsky C
- Craig Weller D
- David Liffiton D
- Corey Potter D
- Nigel Dawes L
- Martin Richter D

Players reporting in good shape:
- Marek Malik D
- Michal Rozsival D
- Bruce Graham C
- Blair Betts C
- Jarkko Immonen C
- Marcel Hossa L
- Henrik Lundqvist G
- Dwight Helminen C
- Marc Staal D
- Ryan Callahan R
- Al Montoya G
- Steven MacIntyre D
- Daniel Girardi D
- Daniel Sparre L
- Marvin Degon D


27-6-2006 Blair Betts frustrated
New York Rangers center Blair Betts feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Blair Betts was originally drafted to the NHL by the Calgary Flames in the 2nd round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 101 NHL games during his career, notching 11 goals and adding 7 assists along with 36 penalty minutes. The 26 year old center is getting ready for the upcoming season.


27-6-2006 Ryan Hollweg frustrated
New York Rangers center Ryan Hollweg feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Ryan Hollweg was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Rangers in the 8th round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 52 NHL games during his career, notching 2 goals and adding 3 assists along with 84 penalty minutes. The 23 year old center is getting ready for the upcoming season.


24-6-2006 Options to be confirmed tomorrow
The following players' contract options need to be confirmed tomorrow:


29-6-2006 Sean Avery frustrated
New York Rangers left wing Sean Avery feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Sean Avery, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 238 NHL games during his career, notching 32 goals and adding 54 assists along with 739 penalty minutes. The 25 year old left wing is expecting a good season for the team.


30-6-2006 Training camp preview
New York Rangers will arrange the annual training camp starting on September 14th. Players reporting to the training camp with either New York Rangers and Hartford Wolf Pack:
- Matt Cullen C
- Sandis Ozolinsh D
- Marek Malik D
- Michael Nylander C
- Colton Orr R
- Brendan Shanahan L
- Karel Rachunek D
- Martin Straka L
- Jaromir Jagr R
- Michal Rozsival D
- Darius Kasparaitis D
- Hannu Pikkarainen D
- Paul Mara D
- Kevin Weekes G
- Jakub Petruzalek R
- Bruce Graham C
- Blair Betts C
- Sean Avery L
- Thomas Pöck D
- Lauri Korpikoski L
- Lee Falardeau C
- Alex Westlund G
- Francis Lessard D
- Stephen Valiquette G
- Dane Byers L
- Jarkko Immonen C
- Brandon Dubinsky C
- Dan Cavanaugh C
- Marcel Hossa L
- Henrik Lundqvist G
- Fedor Tyutin D
- Bryce Lampman D
- Craig Weller D
- Ryan Hollweg C
- Dwight Helminen C
- Petr Prucha C
- Jake Taylor D
- Marc Staal D
- Ryan Callahan R
- Hugh Jessiman R
- David Liffiton D
- Al Montoya G
- Greg Moore R
- Chris Holt G
- Corey Potter D
- Nigel Dawes L
- Rick Kozak R
- Jed Ortmeyer R
- Ivan Baranka D
- Steven MacIntyre D
- Martin Richter D
- Alex Bourret C
- Michael Sauer D
- Daniel Girardi D
- Daniel Sparre L
- Marvin Degon D

Players reporting out of shape:
- Matt Cullen C
- Jakub Petruzalek R
- Francis Lessard D
- Dane Byers L
- Henrik Lundqvist G
- Bryce Lampman D
- Ryan Hollweg C
- Marvin Degon D

Players reporting in good shape:
- Colton Orr R
- Bruce Graham C
- Blair Betts C
- Thomas Pöck D
- Lee Falardeau C
- Dan Cavanaugh C
- Marcel Hossa L
- Craig Weller D
- Dwight Helminen C
- Ryan Callahan R
- Jed Ortmeyer R
- Michael Sauer D
- Daniel Girardi D


26-6-2006 Ryan Hollweg frustrated
New York Rangers center Ryan Hollweg feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Ryan Hollweg was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Rangers in the 8th round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 52 NHL games during his career, notching 2 goals and adding 3 assists along with 84 penalty minutes. The 23 year old center is expecting a good season for the team.


26-6-2006 New York Rangers trade rumoured
New York Rangers are rumoured to be planning a trade sending right wing Greg Moore, defenseman Michael Sauer and defenseman Marvin Degon to Vancouver Canucks for left wing Jan Bulis

Rumours from various sources around the league say that the New York Rangers are looking for a 1st line left wing and that Jan Bulis would be a good fit there.


25-6-2006 Tom Renney praises Mark Katic
New York Rangers head coach Tom Renney has praised young defenseman Mark Katic in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.



24-6-2006 Jarkko Immonen frustrated
New York Rangers center Jarkko Immonen feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Finland, Jarkko Immonen was originally drafted to the NHL by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 8th round of the 2002 entry draft. He has appeared in 6 NHL games during his career, notching 2 goals and adding 0 assists along with 0 penalty minutes. The 24 year old center is expecting a good season for the team.


23-6-2006 New York Rangers trade rumoured
New York Rangers are rumoured to be planning a trade sending right wing Colton Orr and defenseman Marvin Degon to Boston Bruins for right wing Petr Tenkrat

Rumours from various sources around the league say that the New York Rangers are looking for a 2nd line right wing and that Petr Tenkrat would be a good fit there.


24-6-2006 Options to be confirmed tomorrow
The following players' contract options need to be confirmed tomorrow:


22-6-2006 Dwight Helminen uncertain about future
Dwight Helminen wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

23-6-2006 Contracts expiring !
The following players' contracts are going to expire in one week:


23-6-2006 Contracts expiring !
The following staff members' contracts are going to expire in one week:


21-6-2006 Colton Orr uncertain about future
Colton Orr wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2006 Karel Rachunek uncertain about future
Karel Rachunek wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2006 Michal Rozsival uncertain about future
Michal Rozsival wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2006 Paul Mara uncertain about future
Paul Mara wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2006 Blair Betts uncertain about future
Blair Betts wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2006 Sean Avery uncertain about future
Sean Avery wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2006 Thomas Pöck uncertain about future
Thomas Pöck wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2006 Francis Lessard uncertain about future
Francis Lessard wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2006 Jarkko Immonen uncertain about future
Jarkko Immonen wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2006 Dan Cavanaugh uncertain about future
Dan Cavanaugh wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2006 Marcel Hossa uncertain about future
Marcel Hossa wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2006 Henrik Lundqvist uncertain about future
Henrik Lundqvist wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2006 Bryce Lampman uncertain about future
Bryce Lampman wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2006 Craig Weller uncertain about future
Craig Weller wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2006 Ryan Hollweg uncertain about future
Ryan Hollweg wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2006 Petr Prucha uncertain about future
Petr Prucha wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2006 Jed Ortmeyer uncertain about future
Jed Ortmeyer wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2006 Steven MacIntyre uncertain about future
Steven MacIntyre wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2001 New York Rangers name captain.
New York Rangers have named Brendan Shanahan as the captain of the team.

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