9-2-2003 Weekly team report
Who's hot

No-one is especially hot at the moment.

Who's cold

Mike Sillinger has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Theoren Fleury has lost his sights and is now 11 games without a goal. Radek Dvorak has lost his sights and is now 10 games without a goal. Brian Leetch has played 11 games without a goal. Mike Mottau has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Rico Fata has lost his sights and is now 13 games without a goal. Marcel Dionne has lost his sights and is now 13 games without a goal. Henrik Lundqvist hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Barrett Heisten has lost his sights and is now 21 games without a goal. Wes Jarvis has played 47 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



8-2-2003 Theoren Fleury frustrated
New York Rangers right wing Theoren Fleury feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of Canada, Theoren Fleury was originally drafted to the NHL by the Calgary Flames in the 8th round of the 1987 entry draft. He has appeared in 1003 NHL games during his career, notching 428 goals and adding 588 assists along with 1609 penalty minutes. The 27 year old right wing has played 55 games with the New York Rangers this season, totalling 9+15=24 with 62 PIM.


7-2-2003 Theoren Fleury frustrated
New York Rangers right wing Theoren Fleury feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of Canada, Theoren Fleury was originally drafted to the NHL by the Calgary Flames in the 8th round of the 1987 entry draft. He has appeared in 1003 NHL games during his career, notching 428 goals and adding 588 assists along with 1609 penalty minutes. The 27 year old right wing has played 55 games with the New York Rangers this season, totalling 9+15=24 with 62 PIM.


6-2-2003 Byron Ritchie frustrated
New York Rangers center Byron Ritchie feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Byron Ritchie was originally drafted to the NHL by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 7th round of the 1995 entry draft. He has appeared in 29 NHL games during his career, notching 0 goals and adding 2 assists along with 17 penalty minutes. The 25 year old center has not yet played for the New York Rangers this season. He has played 37 games with the Hartford Wolfpack this season, totalling 7+5=12 with 12 PIM.


6-2-2003 Richard Scott resumes full training.
Hartford Wolfpack left wing Richard Scott has resumed full training after his injury.

4-2-2003 Eric Lindros speaks up.
Eric Lindros is disappointed in the team tactics after having not played in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

4-2-2003 Dale Purinton resumes full training.
Hartford Wolfpack defenseman Dale Purinton has resumed full training after his injury.

4-2-2003 Dale Purinton injured.
Dale Purinton of Hartford Wolfpack suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the San Antonio Rampage. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days . That was just good, clean, hard hitting hockey. If you think I look bad now you should see the other guy, he commented from the trainers bench.

2-2-2003 Vic Hadfeild frustrated
New York Rangers left wing Vic Hadfeild feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Vic Hadfeild was originally drafted to the NHL by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 3rd round of the 1991 entry draft. He has appeared in 53 NHL games during his career, notching 11 goals and adding 10 assists along with 32 penalty minutes. The 30 year old left wing has played 53 games with the New York Rangers this season, totalling 11+10=21 with 32 PIM.


2-2-2003 Team captain meets with Manny Malhotra
Following the team's recent 2-3 loss against Toronto Maple Leafs on 31-1-2003, New York Rangers captain Mark Messier and Manny Malhotra were seen outside the dressing room going over some things. He has had some trouble chipping in, so I thought it was time for a little chat, said Mark Messier

2-2-2003 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Mark Messier is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Theoren Fleury is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Radek Dvorak has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Mike Mottau has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Rico Fata has lost his sights and is now 11 games without a goal. Marcel Dionne has lost his sights and is now 11 games without a goal. Henrik Lundqvist hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Barrett Heisten has lost his sights and is now 19 games without a goal. Wes Jarvis has played 45 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



1-2-2003 Richard Scott resumes light training.
Hartford Wolfpack left wing Richard Scott has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

26-1-2003 Team captain clashes with Radek Dvorak
Team captain Mark Messier finally broke the silence in the locker room today when he pointed out the less than stellar play of Radek Dvorak. If he wants to play for this team, he should be ready to chip in, said the team captain.

26-1-2003 Weekly team report
Who's hot

No-one is especially hot at the moment.

Who's cold

Theoren Fleury has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Radek Dvorak has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Mike Mottau has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Rico Fata has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Marcel Dionne has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Henrik Lundqvist hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Barrett Heisten has lost his sights and is now 16 games without a goal. Wes Jarvis has played 42 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



26-1-2003 Richard Scott injured.
Richard Scott of Hartford Wolfpack suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. He is expected to be sidelined for around two weeks . They first said the treatment was going to be a minimum of five weeks rest, but they've been wrong before, was his comment to the press after leaving the game.

23-1-2003 Ron Low praises Dustin Byfuglien
New York Rangers head coach Ron Low has praised young defenseman Dustin Byfuglien in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

Dustin Byfuglien has played 47 games with Kootenay Ice this season, collecting 16+31=47 with 20 PIM.


21-1-2003 Ron Low praises Ryan Suter
New York Rangers head coach Ron Low has praised young defenseman Ryan Suter in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

Ryan Suter has played 31 games with Nurnberg Ice Tigers this season, collecting 10+20=30 with 20 PIM.


21-1-2003 Jeff Brown resumes full training.
Hartford Wolfpack defenseman Jeff Brown has resumed full training after his injury.

20-1-2003 Mike Sillinger speaks up.
Mike Sillinger is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 6 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

20-1-2003 Mike Mottau speaks up.
Mike Mottau is disappointed in the team tactics after having not played in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

20-1-2003 Byron Ritchie resumes full training.
Hartford Wolfpack center Byron Ritchie has resumed full training after his injury.

20-1-2003 Francois Fortier resumes full training.
Hartford Wolfpack center Francois Fortier has resumed full training after his injury.

20-1-2003 Francois Fortier injured.
Francois Fortier of Hartford Wolfpack suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Toronto Marlies. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days . These small things happen every now and then, it's all part of hockey, he said before being taken away for x-rays.

19-1-2003 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Mark Messier is looking good with 6 points in 4 games last week. Radek Dvorak is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Eric Lindros is looking good with 5 points in 4 games last week. Rico Fata is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Vic Hadfeild is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Jamie Lundmark is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week.

Who's cold

Mike Sillinger has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Henrik Lundqvist hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Barrett Heisten has lost his sights and is now 12 games without a goal. Wes Jarvis has played 38 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



18-1-2003 Jason LaBarbera uncertain about future
Jason LaBarbera wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

18-1-2003 New York Rangers players named to All-Star Game
The following players from New York Rangers were named to this year's All-Star Game:
-Mark Messier
-Brian Leetch
-Eric Lindros


16-1-2003 Barrett Heisten speaks up.
Barrett Heisten is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 6 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

16-1-2003 Jeff Brown resumes light training.
Hartford Wolfpack defenseman Jeff Brown has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

16-1-2003 Byron Ritchie injured.
Byron Ritchie of Hartford Wolfpack suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Wilkes-Barre Penguins. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days . Small things like this happen to guys almost every game, except this time it happened to me, he said from the locker room after being helped off the ice.

15-1-2003 Ron Low praises Dustin Byfuglien
New York Rangers head coach Ron Low has praised young defenseman Dustin Byfuglien in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

Dustin Byfuglien has played 44 games with Kootenay Ice this season, collecting 15+30=45 with 18 PIM.


14-1-2003 Layne Ulmer resumes full training.
Hartford Wolfpack center Layne Ulmer has resumed full training after his injury.

14-1-2003 Jason Dawe injured.
Jason Dawe of Hartford Wolfpack suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Iowa Wild. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of months . We have to play as a team in my absence. We're not playing the system right now and we're only playing 40 minutes of hockey every night, while the other team is playing 60. That's not good enough. I hope we get it in gear by the time I return, he said to the press.

13-1-2003 Layne Ulmer injured.
Layne Ulmer of Hartford Wolfpack suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Providence Bruins. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days . That was just good, clean, hard hitting hockey. If you think I look bad now you should see the other guy, he said to the press.

12-1-2003 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Felix Potvin is playing well with 2 wins in his 2 starts last week and allowing 2 goals.

Who's cold

Mark Messier has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Radek Dvorak has lost his sights and is now 29 games without a goal. Ron Greschner has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Barrett Heisten has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Wes Jarvis has played 34 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



7-1-2003 Barrett Heisten speaks up.
Barrett Heisten is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 5 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

6-1-2003 Mark Messier frustrated
New York Rangers center Mark Messier feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of Canada, Mark Messier was originally drafted to the NHL by the Edmonton Oilers in the 3rd round of the 1979 entry draft. He has appeared in 1590 NHL games during his career, notching 669 goals and adding 1143 assists along with 1840 penalty minutes. The 29 year old center has played 29 games with the New York Rangers this season, totalling 18+12=30 with 34 PIM.


5-1-2003 Weekly team report
Who's hot

No-one is especially hot at the moment.

Who's cold

Mark Messier has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Radek Dvorak has lost his sights and is now 27 games without a goal. Ron Greschner has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Rico Fata has lost his sights and is now 24 games without a goal. Barrett Heisten has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Wes Jarvis has played 32 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



2-1-2003 Team captain meets with Barrett Heisten
Following the team's recent 3-0 loss at Los Angeles Kings on 31-12-2002, New York Rangers captain Mark Messier and Barrett Heisten did not leave the dressing room for some time. I think it was time to get some things out of the way, said Mark Messier

2-1-2003 New York Rangers players selected to World Junior Championships
World Junior Championships (U-20) in icehockey are about to start. The following players from New York Rangers organization have been selected to represent their countries:

-Filip Novak (CZE)
-Dan Blackburn (CAN)
-Fedor Tjutin (RUS)
-Pontus Petterstrom (SWE)
-Juris Stals (LAT)
-Petr Preucil (CZE)


31-12-2002 Ron Greschner frustrated
New York Rangers defenseman Ron Greschner feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Ron Greschner, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 869 NHL games during his career, notching 30 goals and adding 147 assists along with 641 penalty minutes. The 28 year old defenseman has not yet played for the New York Rangers this season.


31-12-2002 Barrett Heisten speaks up.
Barrett Heisten is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 4 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

1-1-2003 Player of the month: Eric Lindros (R)
NHL has awarded Eric Lindros (R) of New York Rangers as Player Of The Month He registered 14 goals and 8 assists for 22 points in 14 games last month. He also had 1 game winning goal.

A native of Canada, Eric Lindros was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 1st round of the 1991 entry draft. He has appeared in 525 NHL games during his career, notching 320 goals and adding 390 assists along with 954 penalty minutes. The 29 year old right wing has played 39 games with the New York Rangers this season, totalling 30+21=51 with 8 PIM.


29-12-2002 Player of the week: Eric Lindros (R)
NHL has awarded Eric Lindros (R) of New York Rangers as Player Of The Week He registered 5 goals and 2 assists for 7 points in 3 games last week. He also had 1 game winning goal.

A native of Canada, Eric Lindros was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 1st round of the 1991 entry draft. He has appeared in 524 NHL games during his career, notching 320 goals and adding 390 assists along with 954 penalty minutes. The 29 year old right wing has played 38 games with the New York Rangers this season, totalling 30+21=51 with 8 PIM.


29-12-2002 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Mike Sillinger is looking good with 8 points in 3 games last week. Brian Leetch is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Felix Potvin is playing well with 2 wins in his 3 starts last week and allowing 2 goals. Eric Lindros is looking good with 7 points in 3 games last week. Marcel Dionne is looking red hot with a 7 game point streak.

Who's cold

Mark Messier has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Radek Dvorak has lost his sights and is now 25 games without a goal. Ron Greschner has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Rico Fata has lost his sights and is now 22 games without a goal. Barrett Heisten is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Wes Jarvis has played 30 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



27-12-2002 Media praises the New York Rangers
We've worked hard this season and the results speak for them selves said New York Rangers coach Ron Low after today's win over the Winnipeg Jets . The New York Rangers have now a 12 game undefeated streak.

26-12-2002 Ron Greschner frustrated
New York Rangers defenseman Ron Greschner feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Ron Greschner, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 869 NHL games during his career, notching 30 goals and adding 147 assists along with 641 penalty minutes. The 28 year old defenseman has not yet played for the New York Rangers this season.


23-12-2002 Media praises the New York Rangers
The New York Rangers are flying high with a 11 game undefeated streak. New York Rangers left wing Marcel Dionne commented about their recent success: We're playing like a team out there. The whole team has really bought into our system and not one player is slacking off.

22-12-2002 Mark Messier speaks up.
Mark Messier is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 4 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

22-12-2002 Barrett Heisten speaks up.
Barrett Heisten is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 6 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

22-12-2002 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Mike Sillinger is looking good with 4 points in 2 games last week. Felix Potvin is playing well with 2 wins in his 2 starts last week and allowing 1 goals. Eric Lindros is looking good with a 4 game point scoring streak with 4 game goalstreak. Marcel Dionne is looking good with a 4 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak. Barrett Heisten is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week.

Who's cold

Theoren Fleury has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Radek Dvorak has lost his sights and is now 22 games without a goal. Rico Fata has lost his sights and is now 19 games without a goal. Henrik Lundqvist hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Wes Jarvis has played 27 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



20-12-2002 Mike Sillinger reaches a milestone !
Mike Sillinger scored the 300th point of his career in tonight's game against the St. Louis Blues on a goal by Brian Leetch. You've got to hand it to the other guys in the room though, they gave it their all tonight, our record breaker told a Hockey Night in Canada reporter..

A native of Canada, Mike Sillinger was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1st round of the 1989 entry draft. He has appeared in 632 NHL games during his career, notching 120 goals and adding 180 assists along with 361 penalty minutes. The 31 year old center has played 34 games with the New York Rangers this season, totalling 5+7=12 with 28 PIM.


18-12-2002 Mark Messier speaks up.
Mark Messier is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 8 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

18-12-2002 Eric Lindros reaches a milestone !
Eric Lindros scored the 700th point of his career in tonight's game against the Florida Panthers on a goal by Mike Sillinger. I've seen my idols break records and now I am doing the same, he commented and was all smiles..

A native of Canada, Eric Lindros was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 1st round of the 1991 entry draft. He has appeared in 519 NHL games during his career, notching 313 goals and adding 387 assists along with 954 penalty minutes. The 29 year old right wing has played 33 games with the New York Rangers this season, totalling 23+18=41 with 8 PIM.


17-12-2002 Ron Greschner resumes full training.
New York Rangers defenseman Ron Greschner has resumed full training after his arm injury.

17-12-2002 Mike Harder resumes full training.
Hartford Wolfpack center Mike Harder has resumed full training after his injury.

15-12-2002 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Mike Sillinger is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Brian Leetch is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Eric Lindros is looking good with 5 points in 4 games last week. Bryan Berard is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week.

Who's cold

Radek Dvorak has lost his sights and is now 20 games without a goal. Rico Fata has lost his sights and is now 17 games without a goal. Vic Hadfeild has lost his sights and is now 22 games without a goal. Marcel Dionne has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Barrett Heisten has lost his sights and is now 19 games without a goal. Wes Jarvis has played 25 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

Ron Greschner remains sidelined with arm injury.



14-12-2002 Team captain meets with Barrett Heisten
Following the team's recent 2-3 win at Dallas Stars on 14-12-2002, New York Rangers captain Mark Messier and Barrett Heisten did not leave the bench after the game for a while. I wanted to go over some things that have been troubling his game lately, said Mark Messier

14-12-2002 Mark Messier returns
Mark Messier has served his suspension and is available for the next game.

13-12-2002 Brad Smyth resumes full training.
Hartford Wolfpack right wing Brad Smyth has resumed full training after his injury.

13-12-2002 Layne Ulmer resumes full training.
Hartford Wolfpack center Layne Ulmer has resumed full training after his injury.

12-12-2002 Ron Greschner resumes light training.
New York Rangers defenseman Ron Greschner has resumed light training after his arm injury and is listed day to day.

12-12-2002 Mike Harder resumes light training.
Hartford Wolfpack center Mike Harder has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

12-12-2002 Layne Ulmer injured.
Layne Ulmer of Hartford Wolfpack suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the San Jose Barracuda. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days . They're being cautious about my condition, but I feel pretty good right now and want to get back on the ice as soon as possible, he said as the trainers examined him.

12-12-2002 Mike Harder injured.
Mike Harder of Hartford Wolfpack suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the San Jose Barracuda. He is expected to be sidelined for about a week . They just want to be careful after what happened to my back last time - it doesn't feel very serious though, he commented to the press.

12-12-2002 Jeff Brown injured.
Jeff Brown of Hartford Wolfpack suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the San Jose Barracuda. He is expected to be sidelined for more than a month . Hey sometimes you do all the right things but something still goes wrong, you can't worry about injuries or you won't be playing long, was his comment to the press after leaving the game.

12-12-2002 Brad Smyth injured.
Brad Smyth of Hartford Wolfpack suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the San Jose Barracuda. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days . This is a rough game and injuries happen, lucky for me that this one is not serious, was his comment to the press after leaving the game.

8-12-2002 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Theoren Fleury is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week. Brian Leetch is looking good with a 5 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak. Eric Lindros is looking good with a 5 game point scoring streak with 3 game goalstreak. Tomas Kloucek is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Marcel Dionne is looking good with 5 points in 4 games last week. Jamie Lundmark is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week.

Who's cold

Radek Dvorak is sliding on a 16 game streak without registering a single point. Felix Potvin hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Rico Fata has lost his sights and is now 13 games without a goal. Vic Hadfeild has lost his sights and is now 18 games without a goal. Barrett Heisten has lost his sights and is now 15 games without a goal. Wes Jarvis is sliding on a 17 game streak without registering a single point.

Trainer's room

Ron Greschner remains sidelined with arm injury.



8-12-2002 League suspends Mark Messier
The league board has suspended New York Rangers player Mark Messier for 3 fighting three times in a game against Buffalo Sabres.

7-12-2002 Team captain meets with Manny Malhotra
Team captain Mark Messier called a short meeting with Manny Malhotra after practice today to discuss some issues that have affected his play. I guess they needed someone to take the blame..., said Manny Malhotra as he left the ice, ...but I'll take it like a man

5-12-2002 Ron Greschner frustrated
New York Rangers defenseman Ron Greschner feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Ron Greschner, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 869 NHL games during his career, notching 30 goals and adding 147 assists along with 641 penalty minutes. The 28 year old defenseman has not yet played for the New York Rangers this season.


5-12-2002 Jason Dawe resumes full training.
Hartford Wolfpack right wing Jason Dawe has resumed full training after his injury.

4-12-2002 Team captain meets with Wes Jarvis
Following the team's recent 4-2 win against Vancouver Canucks on 3-12-2002, New York Rangers captain Mark Messier and Wes Jarvis did not leave the dressing room for some time. I think it was time to get some things out of the way, said Mark Messier

2-12-2002 Brian Leetch frustrated
New York Rangers defenseman Brian Leetch feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of USA, Brian Leetch was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Rangers in the 1st round of the 1986 entry draft. He has appeared in 965 NHL games during his career, notching 208 goals and adding 672 assists along with 455 penalty minutes. The 27 year old defenseman has played 26 games with the New York Rangers this season, totalling 3+17=20 with 2 PIM.


2-12-2002 Jason Dawe injured.
Jason Dawe of Hartford Wolfpack suffered abdomen injury during tonights minorleague game against the Saint-John IceCaps. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days . I should be back in the lineup soon, it doesn't feel that serious, he said as the trainers examined him.

1-12-2002 Weekly team report
Who's hot

No-one is especially hot at the moment.

Who's cold

Mike Sillinger has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Mark Messier has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Radek Dvorak is down on his game pulling a 12 game streak without registering a single point. Brian Leetch has played 13 games without a goal. Felix Potvin hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Rico Fata has lost his sights and is now 9 games without a goal. Vic Hadfeild has lost his sights and is now 14 games without a goal. Barrett Heisten has lost his sights and is now 11 games without a goal. Wes Jarvis has played 17 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

Ron Greschner remains sidelined with arm injury.



1-12-2002 Player of the month: Mark Messier (C)
NHL has awarded Mark Messier (C) of New York Rangers as Player Of The Month He registered 12 goals and 7 assists for 19 points in 15 games last month. He also had 5 game winning goals.

A native of Canada, Mark Messier was originally drafted to the NHL by the Edmonton Oilers in the 3rd round of the 1979 entry draft. He has appeared in 1586 NHL games during his career, notching 668 goals and adding 1142 assists along with 1811 penalty minutes. The 29 year old center has played 25 games with the New York Rangers this season, totalling 17+11=28 with 5 PIM.


24-11-2002 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Mark Messier is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week. Marcel Dionne is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week.

Who's cold

Radek Dvorak has lost his sights and is now 9 games without a goal. Brian Leetch has played 10 games without a goal. Felix Potvin hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Rico Fata has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Vic Hadfeild has lost his sights and is now 11 games without a goal. Barrett Heisten has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Wes Jarvis has played 14 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

Ron Greschner remains sidelined with arm injury.



24-11-2002 Marek Zidlicky resumes full training.
Hartford Wolfpack defenseman Marek Zidlicky has resumed full training after his injury.

23-11-2002 Team captain meets with Mike Sillinger
Team captain Mark Messier called a short meeting with Mike Sillinger after practice today to discuss some issues that have affected his play. I guess they needed someone to take the blame..., said Mike Sillinger as he left the ice, ...but I'll take it like a man

22-11-2002 Team captain meets with Barrett Heisten
Team captain Mark Messier called a short meeting with Barrett Heisten after practice today to discuss some issues that have affected his play. I guess they needed someone to take the blame..., said Barrett Heisten as he left the ice, ...but I'll take it like a man

22-11-2002 Mikael Samuelsson resumes full training.
Hartford Wolfpack center Mikael Samuelsson has resumed full training after his injury.

22-11-2002 Trent Whitfield resumes full training.
Hartford Wolfpack center Trent Whitfield has resumed full training after his injury.

22-11-2002 Theoren Fleury reaches a milestone !
Theoren Fleury scored the 1000th point of his career in tonight's game against the New York Islanders on a goal by Marcel Dionne. 1000 points, have I really played that long. Time flies, was the comment released to the press after the game..

A native of Canada, Theoren Fleury was originally drafted to the NHL by the Calgary Flames in the 8th round of the 1987 entry draft. He has appeared in 968 NHL games during his career, notching 422 goals and adding 578 assists along with 1560 penalty minutes. The 27 year old right wing has played 20 games with the New York Rangers this season, totalling 3+5=8 with 13 PIM.


21-11-2002 Media praises the New York Rangers
The New York Rangers are flying high with a 6 game undefeated streak. New York Rangers center Marcel Dionne commented about their recent success: Let's face it, we've got a great core of guys here, some real strong young guys and a good squad of leaders. If every team had that then they'd do just as good.

19-11-2002 Marek Zidlicky resumes light training.
Hartford Wolfpack defenseman Marek Zidlicky has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

18-11-2002 Mike Sillinger speaks up.
Mike Sillinger is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 5 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

18-11-2002 Marcel Dionne reaches career high !
Marcel Dionne marked a new career high in assists with 15 assists after assisting in tonights game against Calgary Flames on a goal by Mark Messier. Tonight things went my way and what can I say, i got the record, he commented to the media.

A native of Canada, Marcel Dionne was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Islanders in the 7th round of the 1989 entry draft. He has appeared in 71 NHL games during his career, notching 10 goals and adding 33 assists along with 16 penalty minutes. The 28 year old center has played 18 games with the New York Rangers this season, totalling 6+15=21 with 2 PIM.


18-11-2002 Mikael Samuelsson injured.
Mikael Samuelsson of Hartford Wolfpack suffered knee injury during tonights minorleague game against the Stockton Heat. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days . That was just good, clean, hard hitting hockey. If you think I look bad now you should see the other guy, he commented from the trainers bench.

17-11-2002 Mike Sillinger speaks up.
Mike Sillinger is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 5 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

17-11-2002 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Mark Messier is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Brian Leetch is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Eric Lindros is looking good with 5 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Theoren Fleury has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Radek Dvorak has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Felix Potvin hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Vic Hadfeild has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Wes Jarvis has played 10 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

Ron Greschner remains sidelined with arm injury.



17-11-2002 Trent Whitfield resumes light training.
Hartford Wolfpack center Trent Whitfield has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

14-11-2002 Brian Leetch frustrated
New York Rangers defenseman Brian Leetch feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of USA, Brian Leetch was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Rangers in the 1st round of the 1986 entry draft. He has appeared in 955 NHL games during his career, notching 207 goals and adding 666 assists along with 453 penalty minutes. The 27 year old defenseman has played 16 games with the New York Rangers this season, totalling 2+11=13 with 0 PIM.


12-11-2002 Marcel Dionne reaches career high !
Marcel Dionne marked a new career high in points with 19 after assisting in tonights game against Arizona Coyotes on a goal by Mark Messier. That's one for the books, he said to the press..

A native of Canada, Marcel Dionne was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Islanders in the 7th round of the 1989 entry draft. He has appeared in 68 NHL games during his career, notching 10 goals and adding 31 assists along with 16 penalty minutes. The 28 year old center has played 15 games with the New York Rangers this season, totalling 6+13=19 with 2 PIM.


11-11-2002 Theoren Fleury frustrated
New York Rangers right wing Theoren Fleury feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of Canada, Theoren Fleury was originally drafted to the NHL by the Calgary Flames in the 8th round of the 1987 entry draft. He has appeared in 963 NHL games during his career, notching 421 goals and adding 577 assists along with 1555 penalty minutes. The 27 year old right wing has played 15 games with the New York Rangers this season, totalling 2+4=6 with 8 PIM.


10-11-2002 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Mark Messier is looking good with 6 points in 3 games last week. Brian Leetch is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Eric Lindros is looking good with 5 points in 3 games last week. Marcel Dionne is looking red hot with a 6 game point streak.

Who's cold

Mike Sillinger has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Rico Fata is sliding on a 15 game streak without registering a single point. Barrett Heisten is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week.

Trainer's room

Ron Greschner remains sidelined with arm injury.



9-11-2002 Vic Hadfeild frustrated
New York Rangers left wing Vic Hadfeild feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Vic Hadfeild was originally drafted to the NHL by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 3rd round of the 1991 entry draft. He has appeared in 15 NHL games during his career, notching 4 goals and adding 4 assists along with 5 penalty minutes. The 29 year old left wing has played 15 games with the New York Rangers this season, totalling 4+4=8 with 5 PIM.


9-11-2002 Mark Messier reaches a milestone !
Mark Messier scored the 1800th point of his career in tonight's game against the Washington Capitals on a goal by Eric Lindros. All of them are special, but I'm going to remember this one the most, the happy player commented..

A native of Canada, Mark Messier was originally drafted to the NHL by the Edmonton Oilers in the 3rd round of the 1979 entry draft. He has appeared in 1575 NHL games during his career, notching 662 goals and adding 1138 assists along with 1806 penalty minutes. The 29 year old left wing has played 14 games with the New York Rangers this season, totalling 11+7=18 with 0 PIM.


9-11-2002 Eric Lindros reaches a milestone !
Eric Lindros scored the 300th goal of his career in tonight's game against the Washington Capitals on a feed by Mark Messier. I just try and give it my best out there. This one was special though, our record breaker told a Hockey Night in Canada reporter.

A native of Canada, Eric Lindros was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 1st round of the 1991 entry draft. He has appeared in 500 NHL games during his career, notching 300 goals and adding 379 assists along with 950 penalty minutes. The 29 year old right wing has played 14 games with the New York Rangers this season, totalling 10+10=20 with 4 PIM.


9-11-2002 Marek Zidlicky injured.
Marek Zidlicky of Hartford Wolfpack suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Hershey Bears. He is expected to be sidelined for around two weeks . I hit a bad patch of ice, and it's not the first time that's happened here. The league should do something about this Arena, the injured player commented.

7-11-2002 Brian Leetch frustrated
New York Rangers defenseman Brian Leetch feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of USA, Brian Leetch was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Rangers in the 1st round of the 1986 entry draft. He has appeared in 953 NHL games during his career, notching 207 goals and adding 664 assists along with 453 penalty minutes. The 27 year old defenseman has played 14 games with the New York Rangers this season, totalling 2+9=11 with 0 PIM.


7-11-2002 Team captain meets with Barrett Heisten
Following the team's recent 1-2 loss against Edmonton Oilers on 7-11-2002, New York Rangers captain Mark Messier and Barrett Heisten did not leave the dressing room for some time. I think it was time to get some things out of the way, said Mark Messier

7-11-2002 Tomas Kloucek resumes full training.
New York Rangers defenseman Tomas Kloucek has resumed full training after his knee injury.

6-11-2002 Byron Ritchie resumes full training.
Hartford Wolfpack center Byron Ritchie has resumed full training after his injury.

5-11-2002 Mike Sillinger speaks up.
Mike Sillinger is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 6 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

3-11-2002 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Mark Messier is looking good with a 4 game point scoring streak with 4 game goalstreak. Brian Leetch is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak. Marcel Dionne is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Jamie Lundmark is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Wes Jarvis is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Theoren Fleury has lost his sights and is now 9 games without a goal. Rico Fata is down on his game pulling a 12 game streak without registering a single point. Johan Holmqvist hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Andreas Johansson has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Barrett Heisten has lost his sights and is now 12 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

Ron Greschner remains sidelined with arm injury. Tomas Kloucek remains sidelined with knee injury.



2-11-2002 Tomas Kloucek resumes light training.
New York Rangers defenseman Tomas Kloucek has resumed light training after his knee injury and is listed day to day.

1-11-2002 Mike Sillinger speaks up.
Mike Sillinger is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

1-11-2002 Barrett Heisten speaks up.
Barrett Heisten is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

1-11-2002 Byron Ritchie resumes light training.
Hartford Wolfpack center Byron Ritchie has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

27-10-2002 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Mark Messier is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Eric Lindros is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week. Marcel Dionne is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Jamie Lundmark is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week.

Who's cold

Mike Sillinger is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Theoren Fleury has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Radek Dvorak has lost his sights and is now 9 games without a goal. Rico Fata has lost his sights and is now 9 games without a goal. Johan Holmqvist hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Andreas Johansson has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Barrett Heisten has lost his sights and is now 9 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

Ron Greschner remains sidelined with arm injury. Tomas Kloucek remains sidelined with knee injury.



27-10-2002 Trent Whitfield injured.
Trent Whitfield of Hartford Wolfpack suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. He is expected to be sidelined for almost a month . I hit a bad patch of ice, and it's not the first time that's happened here. The league should do something about this Arena, he said in a TV interview.

21-10-2002 Brian Leetch frustrated
New York Rangers defenseman Brian Leetch feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of USA, Brian Leetch was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Rangers in the 1st round of the 1986 entry draft. He has appeared in 944 NHL games during his career, notching 206 goals and adding 658 assists along with 453 penalty minutes. The 27 year old defenseman has played 5 games with the New York Rangers this season, totalling 1+3=4 with 0 PIM.


20-10-2002 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Brian Leetch is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Eric Lindros is looking good with a 5 game point scoring streak with 2 game goalstreak.

Who's cold

Mike Sillinger has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Radek Dvorak has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Felix Potvin has been chilly and allowed 14 goals in 3 games. Rico Fata has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Vic Hadfeild is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Johan Holmqvist hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Andreas Johansson has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Barrett Heisten has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

Ron Greschner remains sidelined with arm injury. Tomas Kloucek remains sidelined with knee injury.



19-10-2002 Mikael Samuelsson resumes full training.
Hartford Wolfpack center Mikael Samuelsson has resumed full training after his injury.

16-10-2002 Mikael Samuelsson injured.
Mikael Samuelsson of Hartford Wolfpack suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the San Diego Gulls. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days . It's nothing big, I'll be back soon, ready to strike back, he said as medics fastened him onto the stretcher.

13-10-2002 Player of the week: Eric Lindros (R)
NHL has awarded Eric Lindros (R) of New York Rangers as Player Of The Week He registered 3 goals and 2 assists for 5 points in 2 games last week. He also had 1 game winning goal.

A native of Canada, Eric Lindros was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 1st round of the 1991 entry draft. He has appeared in 488 NHL games during his career, notching 293 goals and adding 371 assists along with 946 penalty minutes. The 29 year old right wing has played 2 games with the New York Rangers this season, totalling 3+2=5 with 0 PIM.


13-10-2002 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Mark Messier is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week. Eric Lindros is looking good with 5 points in 2 games last week. Marcel Dionne is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week.

Who's cold

No-one is especially cold at the moment.

Trainer's room

Ron Greschner remains sidelined with arm injury. Tomas Kloucek remains sidelined with knee injury.



9-10-2002 Mark Messier frustrated
New York Rangers left wing Mark Messier feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of Canada, Mark Messier was originally drafted to the NHL by the Edmonton Oilers in the 3rd round of the 1979 entry draft. He has appeared in 1562 NHL games during his career, notching 652 goals and adding 1132 assists along with 1806 penalty minutes. The 29 year old left wing has played 1 games with the New York Rangers this season, totalling 1+1=2 with 0 PIM.


7-10-2002 Byron Ritchie injured.
Byron Ritchie of Hartford Wolfpack suffered wrist injury during tonights minorleague game against the Charlotte Checkers. He is expected to be sidelined for more than a month . I just kind of rolled over his back and I couldn't get my arm down to brace myself, so I landed awkwardly, he said after the game.

6-10-2002 Theoren Fleury frustrated
New York Rangers right wing Theoren Fleury feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of Canada, Theoren Fleury was originally drafted to the NHL by the Calgary Flames in the 8th round of the 1987 entry draft. He has appeared in 948 NHL games during his career, notching 419 goals and adding 573 assists along with 1547 penalty minutes. The 27 year old right wing looks to stay a member of the team for a long time.


6-10-2002 Ron Greschner frustrated
New York Rangers defenseman Ron Greschner feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Ron Greschner, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 869 NHL games during his career, notching 30 goals and adding 147 assists along with 641 penalty minutes. The 27 year old defenseman looks to stay a member of the team for a long time.


6-10-2002 Weekly team report
Who's hot

No-one is especially hot at the moment.

Who's cold

No-one is especially cold at the moment.

Trainer's room

Ron Greschner remains sidelined with arm injury. Tomas Kloucek remains sidelined with knee injury.



30-9-2002 Media rates the best players in the league
GOALTENDER
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Tom BarrassoA-A-A-27Carolina Hurricanes
Dominik Hasek BA-A-37Detroit Red Wings
Patrick Roy88878631Colorado Avalanche
Jean-Sebastien GiguereA-BB25Anaheim Ducks
Martin BrodeurBBB30New Jersey Devils
Billy SmithBBB28New York Islanders
Ed BelfourBBB30Dallas Stars
Ken DrydenB-BB28Montreal Canadiens
Mike RichterBBB29Columbus Blue Jackets
Curtis JosephB-B-B28Toronto Maple Leafs
DEFENSEMAN
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Brian LeetchA-B-B27New York Rangers
Rob Blake85828327Colorado Avalanche
Bobby OrrBBB29Boston Bruins
Scott NiedermayerB-BB29New Jersey Devils
Chris ProngerCAB27Edmonton Oilers
Sandis OzolinshB-B-B30Florida Panthers
Nicklas LidstromB-BB32Detroit Red Wings
Kimmo TimonenB-BB27Nashville Predators
Scott StevensC-AB28New Jersey Devils
Al MacInnisB-B-B29Buffalo Sabres
LEFT WING
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Sergei FedorovBB-B32Detroit Red Wings
John LeClairA-B-B29Philadelphia Flyers
Paul KariyaACB27Anaheim Ducks
Mike ModanoA-B-B32Dallas Stars
Mark MessierB-BB29New York Rangers
Adam GravesBB-B27San Jose Sharks
Keith TkachukBB-B30Edmonton Oilers
Gary RobertsB-B-B29Toronto Maple Leafs
Shayne CorsonB-B-B29Toronto Maple Leafs
Peter BondraBB-B28Washington Capitals
CENTER
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Joe SakicAB-A-28Arizona Coyotes
Wayne GretzkyAB-A-27Edmonton Oilers
Jean BeliveauBB-A-27Minnesota Wild
Mario LemieuxAB-A-26Pittsburgh Penguins
Peter Forsberg86838529Colorado Avalanche
Ron FrancisB-BB29Carolina Hurricanes
Jeremy RoenickBBB27Philadelphia Flyers
Steve YzermanBB-B27Detroit Red Wings
Alexei YashinA-CB28New York Islanders
Adam OatesBB-B30Washington Capitals
RIGHT WING
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Jaromir JagrAC-A-30Washington Capitals
Teemu SelanneA-B-B27Anaheim Ducks
Tony AmonteA-CB28Chicago Blackhawks
Mark RecchiBB-B28Philadelphia Flyers
Brett HullB-CB28Detroit Red Wings
Maurice RichardBB-B28Montreal Canadiens
Eric LindrosA-BB29New York Rangers
Claude LemieuxB-BB27Arizona Coyotes
Pavel BureADB31Nashville Predators
Scott MellanbyB-B-B28Buffalo Sabres


29-9-2002 Henrik Lundqvist returns to Frölunda Göteborg
New York Rangers's Henrik Lundqvist did not sign a contract during the pre-season and has returned to Frölunda Göteborg.

29-9-2002 Weekly team report
Who's hot

No-one is especially hot at the moment.

Who's cold

No-one is especially cold at the moment.

Trainer's room

Ron Greschner remains sidelined with arm injury. Tomas Kloucek remains sidelined with knee injury.



27-9-2002 Vic Hadfeild frustrated
New York Rangers left wing Vic Hadfeild feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Vic Hadfeild was originally drafted to the NHL by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 3rd round of the 1991 entry draft. He has appeared in 8 NHL games during his career, notching 2 goals and adding 3 assists along with 12 penalty minutes. The 29 year old left wing has played 8 games with the New York Rangers this season, totalling 2+3=5 with 12 PIM.


26-9-2002 Wes Jarvis frustrated
New York Rangers defenseman Wes Jarvis feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Wes Jarvis was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Rangers in the 2nd round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 8 NHL games during his career, notching 0 goals and adding 0 assists along with 6 penalty minutes. The 23 year old defenseman has played 8 games with the New York Rangers this season, totalling 0+0=0 with 6 PIM.


22-9-2002 Weekly team report
Who's hot

No-one is especially hot at the moment.

Who's cold

Mike Sillinger has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Felix Potvin hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Rico Fata has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Vic Hadfeild has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Barrett Heisten has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

Ron Greschner remains sidelined with arm injury. Tomas Kloucek remains sidelined with knee injury.



15-9-2002 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Eric Lindros is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week. Marcel Dionne is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week.

Who's cold

No-one is especially cold at the moment.

Trainer's room

Ron Greschner remains sidelined with arm injury. Tomas Kloucek remains sidelined with knee injury.



8-9-2002 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Mark Messier is looking good with 4 points in 2 games last week. Barrett Heisten is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week.

Who's cold

Henrik Lundqvist has been chilly and allowed 10 goals in 2 games.

Trainer's room

Ron Greschner remains sidelined with arm injury. Tomas Kloucek remains sidelined with knee injury.



2-9-2002 Dan Blackburn sent back juniors
New York Rangers's Dan Blackburn did not make the team and was sent back for another year of junior hockey. The New York Rangers expect him to make another run at a roster spot next season.

2-9-2002 New York Rangers trade
New York Rangers traded Mike York, Petr Nedved, Mike Richter and NYR's round 1 pick in 2003 to Columbus Blue Jackets for Mike Sillinger, Felix Potvin and Marcel Dionne

1-9-2002 Weekly team report
Who's hot

No-one is especially hot at the moment.

Who's cold

No-one is especially cold at the moment.

Trainer's room

Ron Greschner remains sidelined with arm injury. Tomas Kloucek remains sidelined with knee injury.



31-8-2002 Mike Richter frustrated
New York Rangers goaltender Mike Richter feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of USA, Mike Richter was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Rangers in the 2nd round of the 1985 entry draft. He has appeared in 598 NHL games during his career, booking 22 career shutouts and allowing 1649 goals. The 28 year old goaltender is getting ready for the upcoming season.


31-8-2002 New York Rangers trade
New York Rangers traded Jeff Toms to Florida Panthers for NYR's round 2 pick in 2003

31-8-2002 New York Rangers trade
New York Rangers traded FLA's round 2 pick in 2003 to Florida Panthers for Byron Ritchie

31-8-2002 New York Rangers trade
New York Rangers traded Bryce Wandler to Philadelphia Flyers for NYR's round 3 pick in 2003

30-6-2002 Training camp preview
New York Rangers will arrange the annual training camp starting on September 14th. Players reporting to the training camp with either New York Rangers and Hartford Wolfpack:
- Dave Karpa D
- Igor Ulanov D
- Steve McKenna L
- Jeff Toms C
- Michal Grosek R
- Mark Messier C
- Mike York C
- Petr Nedved L
- Theoren Fleury R
- Radek Dvorak R
- Mike Richter G
- Sandy McCarthy R
- Brian Leetch D
- Sylvain Lefebvre D
- Mike Mottau D
- Vladimir Malakhov D
- Dale Purinton D
- Matthew Barnaby R
- Eric Lindros C
- Rico Fata R
- Chris St. Croix L
- Nathan Rempel R
- Ryan Bast D
- Jeff Brown D
- Jason Dawe R
- Brandon Dietrich L
- Francois Fortier C
- Ken Gernander R
- Todd Hall L
- Mike Harder C
- Johan Holmqvist G
- Boyd Kane L
- Chris Kenady R
- Tomas Kloucek D
- Manny Malhotra L
- Martin Richter D
- Richard Scott L
- Brad Smyth R
- Terry Virtue D
- Vitali Yeremeyev G
- Sean Gagnon D
- Anders Myrvold D
- Mikael Samuelsson C
- Peter Smrek D
- Kyle Freadrich L
- Trent Whitfield C
- Andreas Johansson L
- Jason LaBarbera G
- Jamie Lundmark C
- Layne Ulmer C
- Dan Blackburn G
- Barrett Heisten L
- Bryan Berard D
- Wes Jarvis D
- Bryce Wandler G

Players reporting out of shape:
- Igor Ulanov D
- Matthew Barnaby R
- Johan Holmqvist G
- Brad Smyth R
- Vitali Yeremeyev G
- Kyle Freadrich L

Players reporting in good shape:
- Dave Karpa D
- Radek Dvorak R
- Sandy McCarthy R
- Sylvain Lefebvre D
- Dale Purinton D
- Eric Lindros C
- Chris St. Croix L
- Brandon Dietrich L
- Francois Fortier C
- Ken Gernander R
- Boyd Kane L
- Chris Kenady R
- Richard Scott L
- Terry Virtue D
- Peter Smrek D
- Layne Ulmer C
- Dan Blackburn G
- Bryan Berard D


26-6-2002 Brian Leetch frustrated
New York Rangers defenseman Brian Leetch feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of USA, Brian Leetch was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Rangers in the 1st round of the 1986 entry draft. He has appeared in 939 NHL games during his career, notching 205 goals and adding 655 assists along with 453 penalty minutes. The 27 year old defenseman is getting ready for the upcoming season.


23-6-2002 Contracts expiring !
The following players' contracts are going to expire in one week:


23-6-2002 Contracts expiring !
The following staff members' contracts are going to expire in one week:


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