Read: Ryan Malone has spoken with Alain Vigneault

Ryan MaloneRyan Malone has spoken with Alain Vigneault and told the Rangers coach that he is willing to play any role that the coach has for him. (Rangers)

On a potential role, Malone says that he can be placed in different areas on the ice, can play “with the big boys” as well as on a checking line. He says that he is comfortable on all four lines and is happy just at the chance to get on the ice. (Rangers)

Malone says that it will be a lot of work to make the Rangers because of their depth but all he can do is work hard and try to play well during the exhibition games. (Rangers)

He says that he has plenty of motivation but mostly just wants to be part of a “great hockey team.” (Rangers)

Ryan McDonagh said that he thinks Malone can help the team. 

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Marc Staal

Buzz: What Marc Staal is reportedly seeking

7:48PM: Marc Staal is reportedly seeking a 6 or 7 year deal worth $6 million, or a bit more, per season. (NY Post)

The Rangers are believed to be offering the same deal they gave Dan Girardi, 6 years at $5.5 million, or a bit less. (NY Post)

Staal’s agent says that there has been progress made but Larry Brooks says that there is still a big gap between the two sides.(NY Post)

His agent says that the talks have have a good “tenor” to them, they will keep working on it and there is no deadline to get a deal done. He adds that everything has been positive to this point. (NY Post)

Staal would be the best UFA defenseman in years and would easily get his asking price on July 1 but his preference is to remain with the Rangers. (NY Post)

To stay with the Rangers Staal may have to leave money on the table and would likely require a no-move/no-trade clause. (NY Post)

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Final: Wild 6 Rangers 3

8:59PM: Game notes from the Rangers are below:

6:15PM: Stats from the game are

  • Ryan Haggerty: 1 goal, 1 assist 4 shots
  • Kevin Hayes: 1 goal, 3 shots
  • Anthony Duclair: 1 goal, 2 shots
  • Mat Bodie: 2 assists

6:04PM NYR lose 6-3 and finish the tournament 1-1-2

5:43PM: Wild up 6-3 with 5:50 to go. (NYR)

5:39PM: Minnesota scores to make it 5-3 with 7:52 left in the third.(Pointstreak)

5:38PM: Shots are 12-4 NYR in the third. There is 8:58 left in the third. (Pointstreak)

5:35PM: Anthony Duclair “with a snipe” to make it 4-3. Bodie and Haggerty pick up assists on the PPG. (NYR) There is 10:52 remaining in the game. (NYR)

5:30PM: Shots are 6-1 NYR in the third period. (Pointstreak)

5:29PM: Minnesota leads 4-2. Ryan Haggerty scored his third goal of the tournament, on the PP. Petr Zamorsky and Mat Bodie picked up assists. (Pointstreak)

5:21PM: The Rangers have the first four shots of the third period but are now on the PK. (Pointstreak)

5:15PM: The third period has started. (NYR)

4:59PM: After two periods, Minnesota is up 3-1 and leads in shots 18-14. (Pointstreak)

4:54PM: Minnesota goes up 3-1 with 2 minutes left in the period. (Pointstreak)

4:42PM: Shots are 16-13 for Minnesota. (Pointstreak)

4:31PM: Shots are 14-10 Minnesota, six minutes into the second period. (Pointstreak)

4:09PM: After one, it’s 2-1 Wild. (Pointstreak)

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Watch: Highlights from Rangers/Carolina in Traverse City (Ryan Haggerty’s goal)

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Read: Henrik Lundqvist says that the Rangers are contenders again

Henrik Lundqvist said yesterday that the Rangers were contenders last season and feels that they are again heading into this season. (Rangers)

He said that the team needs to start off with the mindset that if they do things right, play their game and get a couple of bounces they will be in a strong position to win.  (Rangers)

Lundqvist said that the most important thing for the Rangers is to be “ready to start over” and remember how much hard work it took the Rangers to get to where they ended up. He said that the Rangers run last season will definitely be a help for them this season. (Rangers)

He said that he doesn’t think there is any extra pressure on the Rangers after last season and again pointed out that he though they were contenders last year. (NY Post)

Larry Brooks wrote that Lundqvist’s focus on mindset and being prepared from the get-go was reminiscent of former head coach John Tortorella. (NY Post)

Ryan McDonagh says that the Rangers learned a lot last year, were able to see what it takes to be a champion and are “hungry” for another chance at it. (Rangers)

FINAL: Carolina 3 Rangers 2 F/OT in Traverse City

10:04PM: The Rangers post game notes are below.

The Rangers play Minnesota at 3:30PM.

8:57PM: Haggerty’s goal is below

8:54PM: Stats from the game:

  • Ryan Haggerty: 1 goal, 2 shots
  • Kevin Hayes: 1 assist, 2 shots
  • Anthony Duclair: 1 assist, 2 shots
  • Brandon Halverson: 33 saves on 36 shots.

8:52PM: Carolina wins it in OT. (NYR)

“Rangers lose with 1:39 left Task shoots and tipped in front.” (Treff)

8:48PM: “Duclair w beautiful breakaway and misses” (Treff)

8:38PM: The game goes to OT. Shots were 34-16 Carolina. (Point Streak)

8:26PM: Ryan Haggerty ties it from Hayes and Duclair. (Point Streak)

“Haggerty ties it up on a sharp angle shot, just like he was practicing this morning. 2-2″ (Treff)

8:21PM: Over 9 minutes in, the Rangers have not registered a shot. Their first shot comes from Bryan Moore with 9:13 remaining. (Point Streak)

8:19PM: Carolina goes up 2-1.

8:09PM: Third is underway and shots are 2-0 in the third for the Canes

7:52PM: Shots are 21-10 Carolina after 2.

7:44PM: “Duclair w great setup to Tambellini but great save. Duclair still snakebit” (Treff)

7:36PM: Shots are 16-9 Carolina with 9 left in the second. (Point Streak)

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Read: Why Jesper Fast chose #91

Jesper FastJesper Fast switched from #12 to #91 over the summer after newly signed Ranger Lee Stempniak was given #12.

Fast said that he was offered a bunch of different numbers over the summer in the 40s and 50s and decided to go with #91 because that was the year he was born.(Rangers)

Other Rangers who have worn #91 include:

  • Evgeny Grachev
  • Markus Naslund

After playing with the Rangers for parts of last season, Fast said that he learned a lot and is looking forward to the battle for spots in training camp. (Rangers)

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