Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Rumor: Rangers Frontrunners To Acquire Bobby Ryan

Rumors surrounding Anaheim Ducks forward Bobby Ryan have been running wild over the past few days with the New York Rangers speculated to be involved. That speculation increased this evening whenJohn Boruk of CSN Philadelphia, reported that a Bobby Ryan trade is imminent and the Rangers look to be the front runners for the 24-year old winger.

From Boruk’s Twitter:
@JohnBorukCSN #Flyers not involved. #Rangers appear to be front runners. A deal “could” be completed by the end of the week. TB showing interest.

@JohnBorukCSN A source close to the situation tells me a Bobby Ryan trade is imminent. Talks have been ongoing for weeks. I’ll have a blog up soon.

There is no telling until something actually happena how legit the reporting is, but certainly something to watch. Anaheim is going to want a top six forward, top four defender and a pick/prospect. Those hoping Dubinsky and Del Zotto will be enough are dreaming.

Video: What Being A Human Hockey Puck Really Looks Like

Intermission entertainment is part of the experience of going to a live hockey game.  The Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League are giving all fans the ability to see what it is like to be a "human hockey puck" with this first person camera video of it.

Human Hockey Puck GoPro from griffinshockey on Vimeo.

H/T to Puck Daddy

Henrik Lundqvist About To Join Twitter?

Sean Avery has brought spark, a little bit of offense and more discipline than most are used to seeing him have since returning to the New York Rangers earlier this month.  Now Avery is tweeting about another present he would be giving Rangers fans telling everyone that he is in the process of bringing Henrik Lundqvist to twitter.

No idea yet what Lundqvist would tweet about, but it is still something to hear Avery is convincing the Rangers star goaltender to use social media for another level of interaction with the fans.

Rangers Place Andre Deveaux on Waivers

According to Andrew Gross the New York Rangers have placed Andre Deveaux on waivers this afternoon.  The Rangers obviously waited until Deveaux finished serving the three game suspension he received for his elbow to the head of Panthers forward Tomas Fleischmann last week.  The move is not a surprise given the play of both Carl Hagelin and John Mitchell since their recall following the Deveaux suspension.

It will be interesting to see if a team in need of some toughness places a claim on Deveaux as he showed he can add toughness and physicality to a fourth line in the NHL during his time with the Rangers.  If he does clear he can help the Connecticut Whale make up for some of the lost offense with Mitchell and Hagelin up with the Rangers.  Deveaux had one assist in nine games with New York