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The Rangers traded defensemen Fedor Tyutin and Christian Backman to the Columbus Blue Jackets for forwards Nikolai Zherdev and Dan Fritsche.

In addition to adding some size and depth up front, the move will clear up some cap space for the Rangers to potentially make some moves (i.e. re-sign Jagr, acquire either Naslund or Huselius).

In my opinion, moving Backman and his $3.4 million off the roster and off the salary cap is a great move, but the loss of Tyutin is significant.  Tyutin has been a solid defenseman for the Rangers.  However, the acquisition of Redden gave the Rangers 4 top-notch defenseman (Redden plus Staal, Rozsival, and Girardi).  Therefore, Tyutin became non-essential.  This trade is good news for Bobby Sanguinetti.

Zherdev is young and seems to have a knack for putting the puck in the net.  The 6’2″ right wing is just 23 years old and scored 26 goals to go along with 35 assists in 2007-2008.  He is set to make $3.25 million in 2008-09, with only $2.5 million charged against the cap.

Fritsche is a 6’1″ center who is also 23 years old.  He had 10 goals and 12 assists last season.

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In thrilling comeback fashion, Russia won the gold medal at the Ice Hockey World Championship earlier today. Heading into the third period down 4-2, Russia scored twice to force the game into Overtime.

1:55 into the OT period, Rick Nash was whistled for delay of game and just 45 seconds later, Ilya Kovalchuk scored to win the game for Russia.

Fedor Tyutin had an assist in the game.


A total of four Rangers players participated in the tournament:

Player Team GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Brandon Dubinsky United States 4 3 0 3 2 1
Michal Rozsival Czech Republic 4 0 0 0 0 1
Fedor Tyutin Russia 6 0 1 1 0 3
Henrik Lundqvist Sweden 5 283:15 3 2 14 143 157 0.911 2.97

Lundqvist did not play in the bronze medal game against Finland.

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It’s finally here.

The moment you’ve all been waiting for.

Here is the definitive Rangers/Devils series preview, brought to you by a joint effort of the creators of this blog. Can Sean Avery and the Rangers expect more of the same against the Devils during the playoffs? The only way to find out is to keep reading.

It’s on the long side, so click the “more” link below to continue reading.


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After going 0-7-2 against Western Conference teams this season, the Rangers have finally won one and more importantly, they avenged Marc by defeating the Sharks by the score of 3-1. After going down 1-0 early on what some might call a weak goal, the Rangers bounced back and tied it a little more than half-way through the first period. On that note, Ryan Callahan has been playing out of his mind since coming back from his stint in Hartford.

After going 10 home games without scoring a power play goal, the Rangers’ power play came up big when Chris Drury fired a shot over Nabokov’s glove and under the crossbar to take the lead. Drury now has 11 points in the last 9 games.

Check out the Video Highlights from today’s game:


The Rangers new 3rd line has been very impressive since coach Tom Renney decided to switch up the lines for the final playoff push. Originally, Marc and I thought that putting Straka on a line with Callahan and Drury would hold them back. After today’s game, Marc came up with this as an explanation as to why the opposite is happening. “Have you ever seen an old dog that kind of just lays around all day, not really doing anything? Then, you bring home a new puppy, and suddenly the old dog starts running around and wanting to play again. Straka is the old dog, and Callahan is the puppy.” Up until now, game after game, Straka has been passing up golden shooting opportunities and making cross-ice passes at the blueline that are easily intercepted. Suddenly, he’s skating hard and shooting the puck which has led to 3 assists and some rebound goals scored by his linemates in these past two games.


After announcing the signing of a new contract with Dan Girardi during yesterday’s game, the Rangers announced during today’s game that they signed a deal with Fedor Tyutin that, according to John Dellapina at the Daily News, is worth $11.4 Million over four years. The Rangers have had a pretty expensive weekend, haven’t they?

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