Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Rangers Regular Season Announced

The Rangers open the 2009-201 regular season in Pitt on October 2 and then open home schedule next night vs Ottawa in back-to-back.

Press release here.

Direct link to the schedule here.

Quick thoughts:

Opening night in Pittsburgh to watch the Stanley Cup Flag get hoisted. I wonder how close any of these Rangers will ever get to participating in such a ceremony.

Home opener is vs. Ottawa -- how bizarre would it be for the Rangers to have Heatley in their lineup for that one?

The overall schedule is compressed because of the Olympics' 15 day break. Looks like 7 games in first 12 days with 2 back-to-backs.

The Rangers have 14 games in October. Overall, they will have 13 back-to-back sets (including the opening 2 games).

Rangers have a 6 game road trip and seven 3-game homestands. So there will be less traveling during the season which will be a good thing for the team to rest and to work on things that may be out of sorts (PP and/or PK especially).

Pacific division teams are visiting MSG.

Prucha returns with the Coyotes on October 26.

Red Wings pay a visit on December 6.

Rangers conclude regular season with a back-to-back series vs. Philly. Who knows how important those games may be this time. . . .

--- Tony


  1. The 7 games in 12 nights is going to be tough. Tort's had better manage his players well heading into that part of the schedule.

  2. And in those 7 games, 2 should be easy wins (vs TOR and OTT). A 4-3 start should be the worst start the Blueshirts have.

    I do have a wierd feeling though that we will get owned by the Kings

  3. I don't like 90% of the trades...
    Actually nothing except signing Kotalik.
    Sjostrom, Koprikoski, Orr, Mara.. :(

    I doubt we'll have good season...


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