Read: The kind of player that Jesper Fast is

Jesper Fast8/21/14 | 10:35AM: Last season, Jesper Fast played 11 games for the Rangers in the regular season and 3 for the Rangers in the playoffs.

He averaged 11:17 per game in the regular season and 9:39 per game for the Rangers in the playoffs in mostly a bottom six role.

In the AHL, Fast had 17 goals and 17 assists in 48 games.

  • He carries a cap hit of $805,000 this season and is in the final year of his entry-level contract. He will be a RFA after the season.

Fast is described as a “solid two-way player” with speed and responsible in his own end. (NHL.com)

Henrik Lundqvist says that there could be a spot for Fast with the Rangers and that he is a skilled player. (Hockey Sverige)

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Recap: Marty St. Louis on TSN Radio (On his future, the team, John Tortorella)

Marty St. Louis 18/19/14 | 7:44AM: Marty St. Louis joined TSN Radio (David Bastl and Todd Hlushko) this morning at 7:30AM:

  • On playing with Todd Hlushko being a career high, “For sure. That is right up there. I was a rookie and Todd helped me find my way a bit and he was pretty good to me.”
  • On a long year, “for sure it was a long year but I was able to be in positions to win championships and that is what you play for. To win a Gold Medal and be in the Stanley Cup Final, you couldn’t ask for a better year.”

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Read: The jobs that are open in the Rangers lineup

The two jobs open in the Rangers lineup are third line center and fourth line right wing, according to Allan Muir. (SI)

JT Miller is who the Rangers want to fill that role but he will be challenged by Matthew Lombardi who can likely play the “up-tempo” game that Alain Vigneault wants. (SI)

Jesper Fast was in position to fill the fourth-line RW spot but now has to contend with Kevin Hayes who would rather “go through an opponent than around him.” That type of physical play is something the Rangers are lacking while Fast brings a two-way game that may be more NHL ready. (SI)

For more on Fast, CLICK HERE, and Hayes, CLICK HERE.

Read: Prospect Chris McCarthy is working hard to be a NHLer

Prospect Chris McCarthy says that his goal, like any other player, is to make it to the NHL but once he gets there he wants to make sure that he stays there. (The Mercury)

He said that he doesn’t want to be complacent and is putting in the work now to achieve his goal.

McCarthy started playing hockey in Pennsylvania, went to a two boarding schools in Massachusets, then to Ann Arbor to play for the US National Development team and then to Vermont.

  • He played with Ryan Bourque on the USA Development team in 08-09

The Rangers signed McCarthy as a college UFA last season after his time at the University of Vermont.

McCarthy can play at wing or center.  (The Mercury)

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Read: Henrik Lundqvist isn’t over the Stanley Cup but has learned to deal with it (Updates)

Henrik Lundqvist

8/23/14 | 8:32AM: Lundqvist said that the first week after the season is very tough because his routine of going to the rink everyday is broken and especially this year with how close the team came. He said that sooner after though you start to appreciate the good moments of the year. (Expressen)

8/22/14| 4:24PM: Lundqvist said that “you have to move on” and start thinking about the good things and memories from the playoff run. He said that overall it was a great season and a couple of bounces could have made it different. (NHL.com)

8/20/14 | 7:12AM: Lundqvist says that just getting to the Stanley Cup Final has given the team inspiration to work harder and not only get back there but actually win it. (Hockey Sverige)

He said that now he can look back on the Stanley Cup Final/playoff run and appreciate all the good moments that the team had. (Hockey Sverige)

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Read: Henrik Lundqvist on losing Anton Stralman

Stralman8/20/14 | 8:51AM: Henrik Lundqvist said that the Rangers wanted to bring Anton Stralman back but when you are offered a “very good contract” somewhere else, it’s easy to accept it. (Hockey Sverige)

Lundqvist said that it was hard for Stralman to say no to the offer from Tampa Bay and that these things happen when players have good seasons in their “contract years.” (Hockey Sverige)

On Stralman as a player, Lundqvist said that he was “very good for us, no doubt about that” and was one of the Rangers better defenders at the end of the season. (Hockey Sverige)

Stats: Looking at the numbers the Rangers defense may put up this season

RangersSports Forecaster is a Canadian Fantasy Hockey Magazine that has projections for how many points the Rangers defense may put up this season.

  • Dan Boyle: 6 goals, 20 assists in 75 games
  • Dan Girardi: 4 goals, 15 assists in 76 games
  • Ryan McDonagh: 11 goals, 40 assists in 79 games
  • John Moore: 7 goals, 17 assists in 82 games
  • Marc Staal: 2 goals, 14 assists in 80 games

To see their projections from last year, CLICK HERE.

For more projections for this season, CLICK HERE.

Read: Chris Mueller played in a summer league with Patrick Kane and other NHLers

Newly signed Rangers Chris Mueller spent the summer playing in a mens league in Buffalo with NHLers such as Patrick Kane, Zemgus Girgensons, Cory Conacher and Tim Kennedy. (NHL.com)

Mueller is from West Seneca, New York and listed 5th on the Rangers depth chart for centers by Hockey Forecaster.

His team finished 8th out of the 12 teams and clinched the last playoff spot.

Mueller was not listed as one of the top 23 scorers in the league. (Buffalo)

For more on Mueller, CLICK HERE.

News: 2014 Traverse City Tournament Roster

Rangers-Chrome-Stadium-Series-8/22/14 | 1:20PM: Kevin Hayes has been added to the Traverse City roster. (Rangers)

8/12/14 | 2:20PM: The Rangers have released the roster for the 2014 Traverse City Tournament.

The schedule for the tournament is: 9/12 at 7PM vs Dallas, 9/13 at 7PM vs Buffalo, 9/15 at 6:30PM vs Carolina. The “placement” game is 9/16 with a time TBD.

Goalies:

Defensemen:

Forwards:

For more on Traverse City through the years, CLICK HERE and for last year’s tournament, CLICK HERE.

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