Read: How James Dolan sees his role as owner

James DolanJames Dolan says that his job as owner is to make sure that the team has the resources that it needs. (NY Post)

When it comes to personnel decisions he rarely asks questions about the players that Glen Sather wants to bring in since personnel moves is not his area of expertise. (NY Post)

He said that when he takes part in the Rangers organizational meetings, the one thing that he does ask is if the players being talked about can play in New York because New York isn’t for everyone and he wants everyone to have a personality that fits. (NY Post)

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Buzz: The Rangers are “pretty sure” they will have John Moore signed

John Moore8/27/14 | 9:40AM: Jeff Gorton says that the Rangers are trying to get John Moore signed and is “pretty sure” they will get a deal done. (USA Today, via the Score)

Gorton says that Moore has been a “good fit” for the Rangers and the organization likes his upside. (USA Today, via the Score)

Early on last season, Alain Vigneault said of Moore “a great skill set, unbelievable skater. A young man with so much upside and potential. We are hoping he will be able to put it all together. He works extremely hard to do so. He has a great rapport with the coaches and I am confident that we have a gem right there. The type of player who can play in all situations. He is a young player but has so much upside and it’s so fun to see.”

Moore had 4 goals and 11 assists this season while averaging 15:19 per game and 1:05 on the PP in 76 games.

In the playoffs, Moore played in 21 games, had two assists and averaged 14:32 per game and 1:50 on the PP.

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The Rangers are close to the salary cap but have enough room to sign Moore.

Read: The scoring depth the Rangers will need to reproduce

Rangers8/26/14 | 10:04AM: Last season the Rangers had nine players who put up at least 30 points and they will need that kind of scoring reproduced if they want to repeat the success they had last season. (ESPN Insider)

The players who scored at least 30 points for the Rangers last year were:

  • Mats Zuccarello (59), Derick Stepan (57), Brad Richards (51)
  • Derick Brassard (45), Ryan McDonagh (43)
  • Rick Nash (39), Chris Kreider (37), Benoit Pouliot (36), Carl Hagelin (33)

The number is ten if you combine the 25 points of Ryan Callahan and the 8 from Marty St. Louis.

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Read: Projecting a big year for Derick Brassard

Derick BrassardWith a potential increase in ice time due to the departure of Brad Richards, Derick Brassard is likely to see his point totals increase. (

  • Richards played 14:58 per game at even strength last season. Brassard played 13:14 per game
  • Richards played 3:40 per game on the PP. Brassard played 2:31 per game. Richards PP minutes though are likely to go to Dan Boyle since Richards played the point.
  • Richards started 66.6% of his 5 on 5 shifts in the offensive zone. Derick Brassard started 60.1 of his 5 on 5 shifts in the offensive zone. (Behind the Net)

Brassard is listed as a sleeper for this season and they have him scoring 24 goals and 31 assists. (

Sports Forecaster has Brassard scoring 17 goals and 30 assists this season.

Other projections have Brassard between 40 and 50 points.

Brassard signed a five-year deal worth $5 million per season.

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Picture: Kevin Hayes and others on the ice

4:22PM: The list of players on the ice today were Henrik Lundqvist, Derick Brassard, Kevin Hayes, Chris Kreider, Mats Zuccarello, JT Miller, Ryan Haggerty, Marek Hrivik. (Rangers)

12:34PM: The players on the ice include Hayes, Lundqvist, Chris Kreider, JT Miller, Ryan Haggerty and Marek Hrivik. (Newsday)


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Buzz: The Rangers have spoken with Ryan Malone

8/25/14 | 4:05PM: UFA Ryan Malone has reportedly spoken with the Rangers. (Star Tribune, via Jefferson and Michael)

Malone “looked good” while skating in Minnesota at the Octagon Hockey Camp and could get a training camp tryout. (Star Tribune, via Jefferson and Michael)

The Ranges have reportedly done “extensive homework” on Malone and have spoken with him about a potential training camp tryout or two-way deal. It isn’t known if the Rangers talks with Malone occurred before the team signed Kevin Hayes. (Inside Pittsburgh Sports, via Jefferson)

Malone was arrested in April for a DUI and possession of cocaine. (PHT)

The situation was reportedly a “wake up call” for Malone and he is “said to be in excellent shape” while training for the season. (Inside Pittsburgh Sports, via Jefferson)

Malone had the final year of his contract bought out by Tampa Bay using a compliance buyout. (Cap Geek)

Malone, 34, has 23 points in 81 games over the last two years. In the previous five seasons he had between 38 and 51 points.

He has previously played with Dominic Moore (Pitt and TB), Marty St. Louis and Michael Kostka.

In 2000, Glen Sather said “as a general philosophy I believe people deserve a second chance.” (NY Post)

Alain Vigneault

Read: Alain Vigneault does things his way

During the playoffs, Alain Vigneault said that his plan for coming to New York was to follow the advice he had been given in the past about being a coach. (via the NHL)

Vigneault said that the advice was to be himself and stick with the plan that he believes will bring the most success to the team.  (via the NHL)

He added,  “I did it my way, and I’ve come here to New York in another great hockey market, and I’m doing it my way.” (via the NHL)

  • Vigneault said that during his time with the Canucks the other Canadian teams went through 20 coaches.

Vigneault said that if you get fired at least you get fired doing the things the way you wanted them done. (via the NHL)

He said that the way he handles things with the Rangers has nothing to do with John Tortorella and how things were in past seasons.

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Read: The timeline on Danny Kristo being an NHLer

Danny KristoDanny Kristo is likely still one-year away from becoming an NHLer.  (Dobber Hockey)

The 2014 Hockey News Pool Guide, which ranks Kristo as the Rangers 7th prospect, has him making the NHL in 2015-16.

  • The 2013 Pool Guide ranks Kristo sixth and also projects him to make the NHL in 2015-16.

If Kristo were to reach his potential, he has the skills to be a Ray Whitney like player (30 goals, 40 assists) but a more realistic projection might be a 20 goal, 20 assist player. He needs to dominate at the AHL level, like he did in college, and use his skills to overcome his size. (Dobber Hockey)

His expected arrival in the NHL is in 2015-16. (

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