BlueLINES for BlueSHIRTS: August 4th

(New York Rangers)

Once again, it’s time to get your Rangers news fix from around the Internet! Obviously, you can tell it’s a slow day if I’m starting the article off this way. I mean, if you like, we can talk about Shea Weber winning a historic arbitration award of $7.5 million for next season with the Nashville Predators. Did that arbitrator secretly have a Weber jersey underneath his attire? Weber is very good, but that cap hit, along with Brian Campbell’s, is the highest among NHL defenseman. That is a TON of money for a cash-sensitive Predators team. It’s a good assumption Weber’s next season in Nashville might be his last as the Preds also have young studs Ryan Suter and standout goalie Pekka Rinne to sign next offseason.

Aren’t you glad all of the Rangers prominent defensemen are all tied up?


Join me after the jump for today’s Rangers headlines.


Numbers guru Scott Cullen analyses how forwards along with defenseman rank in the NHL in terms of hits per 60 minutes of ice time. You’ll be happy to see a few Rangers on that list. [TSN]

Remember the leaked Rangers Winter Classic jersey from a few days ago? Nothing more than knock-offs. [Icethetics]

Mitch Beck muses about the Rangers defensemen depth, playfully talks of a top D pair of Marc Staal/Shea Weber, and mentions the missile of a shot prospect Pavel Valentenko has. [Howlings]

Rangers 1st round pick J.T. Miller will one of 40 players invited to the National Junior Evaluation Camp this month. Only helps his already rapid development that much more. [USA Hockey]

Apparently Artem Anisimov is stuck in Russia getting a new work visa. That’s got to be a rough summer. [Laurie Carr's tweet]

Continuing their “20 prospects in 20 days” series, Dan David writes of Andrew Yogan’s affinity to scoring. [Rangers' website]


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