New York Rangers Roundup: 3/20/14 Updated

rangers rounduHello again New York Rangers fans. We have another little lull in the action once again. The Rangers are set to take the ice tomorrow against the Columbus Blue Jackets but lets see what’s going on today!

The team is in Columbus today practicing before tomorrow’s game; all except Benoit Pouliot. The team twitter account cited personal reasons for his absence.

UPDATE: The reason Pouliot is not in Columbus with the team for morning skate.

Rangers’ prospect Anthony Duclair has been the center of much attention recently. The finalists for the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League Awards were announced on Tuesday. The Michel-Briere Trophy is the MVP award and Duclair’s name is in the running. This season Duclair posted 99 points in 59 games; 50 of which were goals. The Rangers seem to have some good talent coming up in the ranks.

If you are a parent and your child loves hockey, the Rangers’ hockey camp signups have already begun. You could be the coolest mom or dad EVER! Spaces are limited and filling up fast. Don’t miss your opportunity to excite your kids and give them a once in a lifetime opportunity to do something great.

Last night the Hartford Wolf Pack faced off against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. A close game was blown open in the third period. You can read all about how Danny Kristo, Dylan McIlrath, and Oscar Lindberg each chipped in with goals to secure the 4-1 win for the Pack here. It looks like the Rangers are stacking the pool and getting ready to really break out strong in the near future.

This should get you through the day and keep you satisfied until tomorrow, we are preparing more reading materials for you today. Stay tuned to see what will happen next! Let’s Go Rangers!!

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  • Pivot

    I like this kid Duclair. The other 2 finalists are 1st round draft picks by Tampa Bay & Montreal respectively. Duclair was drafted by Sather & the Rangers in the 3rd round. The fact he fell that far in the draft and is proving all those teams that passed on him wrong. He’s having an MVP type season with his offensive stats this year.
    Duclair is another one of those small forwards the Rangers have drafted out of the Junior ranks. Is his small frame going to be able to equate to the pro level. Christian Thomas seemingly hasn’t panned out. He’s not even ranked in the Habs top 5 prospects and seems to be in career free fall. Is Duclair the Rangers next C Thomas? Or will he be more of a MSL that’s able to chip into all 3 zones in the NHL? That kid needs to put some weight on in muscle before ever playing pro. We will see him in the AHL soon enough I’m sure. I guess he was a good pick seeing as he was a 1st round talent but I’d like to see some big scoring Centerman in the system. Buchnevich, Tambellini, and Duclair were all good value picks by the GM & his associates but IMO the bigger kids that can score at the junior level are safer picks to make it to the NHL some day. Kids that will make a contribution when they are deemed ready for the show but also stay there.