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Ryan McDonagh says that he feels more comfortable as captain of the Rangers heading into his second season in the role. (Daily News)

He says that having the "C" feels more natural to him now and that he can't change who he is or how he plays because of the letter on his jersey. (Daily News)

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Ryan McDonagh said that at the start of the year he wasn't focusing the right way before games because of his new role as captain. (Rangers Report)

McDonagh said that he wasn't making sure he was as "ready and focused and prepared" as he needed to be to "play the way I needed to play." (Rangers Report)

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Former backup goalie Cam Talbot said that Ryan McDonagh's work ethic is what makes him different as a captain. (Daily News)

Talbot said that McDonagh isn't "the most vocal? guy" but leads by example on the ice. (Daily News)

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6/11/15 | 6:39AM: Ryan McDonagh said that it took him some time to adjust to being the captain of the Rangers but he became more comfortable as the season went on. (NY Post)

He said that he needed to learn when to "step up" and say something to the team and when it was best for him to "stay quiet." (NY Post)

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This season Ryan McDonagh became the first Rangers defenseman since Brian Leetch to become captain.

While on MSG in April, Leetch spoke about McDonagh's season as captain and said "I am happy for him and happy with how the season has went. I know that it's a big transition, certainly he is established in the room and as a top NHL defenseman and there is a lot of pride that goes into it."

For more on Leetch and McDonagh, click HERE.

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Brad Richards, the de-facto captain of the Rangers after the trade of Ryan Callahan, said that Ryan McDonagh was the perfect choice to become captain of the Rangers. (Daily News)

He said that McDonagh does everything right on and off the ice and it was only a matter of time before McDonagh got the "C." (Daily News)

Richards said that McDonagh is "close to perfect" with how he presents himself and how mature he is for his age. Richards said that McDonagh acts like a 35-year old.? (Daily News)For more on when McDonagh was named captain, CLICK HERE.

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New Rangers captain Ryan McDonagh was on NHL Live on Tuesday (NHL.com)
  • On being captain, "it's a tremendous honor for sure, you look at the history and the list of captains beforehand is a great list to be part of and hopefully I can continue to live up to the tradition they put ahead of me."
  • How did you get the news, "we were going through training camp there and coach AV asked if I would come in on our off-day when we were done with the preseason games and we chatted. He offered me the job and asked if I would be willing to take it and accept it. We went over what he expects of me and the team going forward and he wants me to be the guy to put forth a good example every day."
  • Who did you learn from, "my very first year in the league, Chris Drury was our captain and we made the playoffs and he grabbed some young guys and told us that we never knew when we would get our opportunities to compete for the Stanley Cup and it was kind of eye-opening to hear that message, a veteran player who was a well known player and it was a great lesson to learn. When Cally took over, you could see everyday the effort he put forth to help this team win and it's something that I can use and try and emulate and even Brad Richards when we traded Cally, Brad took over the room and his experience in the playoff run, everything he was saying was coming true and he was vocally very good in the room and it's something I will try and do as well."
  • On AV's expectations for him, "He didn't go into anything specific, he just wanted me to be myself, the reason he was offering it to me was because of who I am and to come to the rink with a great attitude and willing to get better and try to help my teammates get better and focus on the main goal which is to win as many games as possible and give ourselves a chance to compete for the cup and change the ending from last year."
  • On this season, "just to focus on the task at hand everyday. We weren't thinking big picture last year, we were just trying to get better and practice everyday. We prepared and changed up a few things and put guys in positions to succeed and on this team guys accept their roles and try to play it as best they can."
  • On the start of this year compared to last year, "Not having to travel is a little nicer for sure but most guys would say that they are more confident going into this year, having the same staff for a year and everybody knows our routine at the rink and practices and that helps you prepare mentally and physically and for us, like I said, our coaches put us in roles to succeed and everyone should know what he expects of us and us of them. We just focus on playing and playing well."
  • How does Henrik look, "he is pretty sharp, his last preseason game we had to count on him late in the shootout and he was standing tall there and it's the same old Henrik for us. Focused and hates to get scored on and really energetic and enthused about this year."
  • Does anything stand out from last year, "I think just how hard you have to work to give yourselves and opportunity. We didn't accomplish what we wanted in the final but we learned a lot what it takes to take that next step and the coaches have addressed what they think will help us take that step and it's so fun when you work hard and accomplish those things and it makes you want to work harder."
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Asked why Ryan McDonagh was the right choice to be captain of the Rangers, Alain Vigneault said that he "embodies the core values that we feel a captain has to have."

Vigneault said that McDonagh is one of the hardest working players the team has and a role model for the rest of the team.

Marc Staal and Henrik Lundqvist both said that McDonagh was "deserving" of being captain. (NYR)

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10/6/14 | 8:34PM: The Rangers have announced that Marty St. Louis, Dan Girardi, Derek Stepan and Marc Staal are the alternate captains for the Rangers this season.

Staal has been a Rangers alternate captain since 2010-11. Staal is a UFA at the end of the season.

Girardi has been a fill-in alternate captain for the Rangers over the last few years and was given an "A" after the Rangers trade of Ryan Callahan last season. Girardi is in the first year of a six-year deal with a cap hit of $5.5 million.

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The Rangers have announced that Ryan McDonagh will succeed Ryan Callahan as captain of the New York Rangers.

McDonagh will be the 27th captain in Rangers history.

Glen Sather said in a statement, ?Ryan McDonagh exemplifies what we want a New York Ranger to be. He has earned the respect of his teammates through his commitment to excellence, both on and off the ice, and the passion with which he plays on a consistent basis. He is the ideal choice to lead our team as its captain.?

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10/2/14 | 8:13PM: McDonagh said on the Rangers training camp show, "it would be a huge honor for sure. I am more excited about the challenge and the responsibility of being a leader to these guys and take the next step. We had a great run last year and if I am to be named it would be a great challenge to be at the next step we all want to be at."

9/22/14 | 5:38PM: McDonagh says that he has learned a lot in a short amount of time about how to get better everyday. (Lohud on Soundcloud)

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10/6/14 | 8:30PM: The Rangers captain will be announced "very soon." (JSB)

10/1/14 | 5:39PM: Vigneault said today that he will think about it this weekend and make a decision before the team leaves for St. Louis. (NYR)

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9/21/14 | 9:45AM: Ryan McDonagh said yesterday that the coaching staff "can't make a wrong decision" when it comes to picking a captain because the Rangers leadership group is so solid. (NYR)

He adds, "even if you are not one of the guys who will have a letter, we need 20 something guys to be leaders in their own way, even if it's a small part, do the little things off the ice and cracking jokes and keeping spirits up. Whatever happens this group will have solid leadership." (NYR)

Marty St. Louis spoke about leadership and said, "you don't need a letter on your jersey to be a leader. You don't want to force leadership, leadership comes natural with experience and it's something that is passed down and I played with some great leaders and now you get to be a leader and it's a comfortable position to be in. For me, letter or no letter I will be myself and I usually enjoy that part of the game. Not just be a talker but a listener."(Lohud, via Soundcloud)

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Alain Vigneault spoke on Thursday about the qualities he wants the Rangers next captain to have. (via Lohud on Soundcloud)

Vigneault said that the important factors are:

  • "the power to influence. The captain has to have the power to influence his teammates in the right direction, by example, by the way he conducts himself."
  • "He also has to regroup the troops"
  • "He is an extension, with his assistants, of the coaching staff. The core values and standards we are setting when we aren't in the room, they are the ones who are pushing that and are making sure that everyone on our team is doing it the right way. That is what we are looking."
Vigneault said that the Rangers wouldn't name a captain until just before the season.

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8:20AM: Pierre's exact quote on McDonagh was "If I were betting I would bet on Ryan McDonagh. Just having spent some time with Ryan last week and seeing how his teammates have really galvanized around him and talking with other Ranger players, older ones and younger ones, McDonagh seems to be the bridge between the older guys and the younger guys. There is a sense of maturity around McDonagh, he was drafted in 2007 and you can just sense it and feel it. He is a married guy, really serious, trains like a machine, has been in the Olympics, potential Norris Trophy winner, he is everything that you want and he communicates really well. I would say that he is the odds on favorite."

9/15/14 | 7:28AM:Pierre McGuire was a guest on TSN 1050 at 7:15AM and was asked who he thinks the favorite is to be the next captain of the Rangers.

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3:03PM: McDonagh says that no matter who becomes the captain "the aura" in the room won't change. (Strang)

Henrik Lundqvist says that McDonagh is "definitely" a consideration as captain for the Rangers.? (Strang)

9/8/14 | 11:44AM: McDonagh says that the Rangers are a close team, he has grown into a leadership role and mentioned Marty St. Louis as a possible captain. (Cotsonika)

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8/7/14 | 11:10AM: Mats Zuccarello says that the Rangers have many options to replace Ryan Callahan as captain and says that he has faith in Ryan McDonagh to handle the role.(Nettavisen)

Zuccarello points out that McDonagh is signed long-term and that he is already one of the Rangers leaders on the ice. (Nettavisen)

He mentions Marc Staal and Dan Girardi as well as players who have been on the Rangers for a long time. (Nettavisen)

Zuccarello said that he doubts he will get the "C" and doesn't think he will end up with an "A" on his jersey either. (Nettavisen)

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On?breakup day, Alain Vigneault said that he may make the announcement on the Rangers next captain around the start of training camp or after it finishes and he discusses his choice with management.

Vigneault said that he has an idea of which player he thinks will be the next captain and he said that besides management, he will also seek feedback from certain players and people around the team.

On the choice, Vigneault said the he is sure everyone will agree on a "consensus."

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The Rangers trade of Ryan Callahan in March left them without a player wearing the "C" on their jersey but Katie Strang says that Brad Richards assumed the role of captain even without having the letter stitched on his jersey. (ESPN NY)

Glen Sather agreed and said on media day, ?he has been terrific and I think he is acting as captain, a leader in the room and on the ice, great guy. I really can?t make any comments about what will happen in the summer. If we win the Stanley Cup, lose it, the decisions is something that comes later in the summer and he is with the Rangers and I plan on having him with the Rangers.?

Richards said that his experience and understanding what was needed made his ascension to that role easy. (ESPN NY)

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4:29PM: Alain Vigneault said today (Lohud)

  • Has anyone emerged as a potential captain, "I have an idea where I am leaning but I won't share that with your today. I will let training camp unfold or maybe make the decision prior but I will talk to management, give them my thoughts on that and sometime next year we will make the announcement."
  • Do the players have some say in the captain decision, "I would say that I will seek feedback from a couple of the players and get everyone who is around our teams input. I am pretty sure we will come to a consensus."
3:52PM: Asked about possibly becoming the captain today, McDonagh said (Rangers):

Absolutely, I feel this year, the way that my play was escalating I felt my confidence go up as the year went on. I think when you are given more responsibility and step up and help our team win games, I think that helps guys believe and rally around you when you say stuff in the room and guys want to follow behind the thing with this team is that we have a bunch of leaders.

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On Boomer and Carton this morning, Mark Messier was asked by Boomer Esiason if he thought McDonagh could be the next captain of the Rangers.

Messier responded by saying, "the only thing better than the deal that got McDonagh from Montreal is the contract they just signed him to. They got him at an unbelievable price for what he is growing into. To me Ryan McDonagh is the epitome of what a Ranger is, what a hockey player stands for. He plays every night, consistent, tough strong, durable. He brings offense and I look at him as a future Norris Trophy winner, a captain of the team, a leader in every way and you win championships with Ryan McDonagh. What an unbelievable deal it was for the Rangers."

McDonagh was endorsed by Rick Nash to be the next captain.

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Rick Nash did an interview with Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch and said that Ryan McDonagh is the "leading" and "true" candidate to replace Ryan Callahan as captain of the Rangers. (Dispatch)

Nash said that McDonagh is on a long-term deal, is one of the best defensemen in the league and one of the hardest guys to play against. (Dispatch)

Nash also pointed to guys like Marty St. Louis and Brad Richards but picking McDonagh would be a "great move for the organization." (Dispatch)

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Brad Richards says that there hasn't been a change with the leadership dynamic since the Rangers traded captain Ryan Callahan. (NY Post)

Richards says that the team has enough players who are comfortable being leaders to overcome the void left by their captain. (NY Post)

Larry Brooks writes that Callahan was more lead by example than a vocal leader and Richards said that the things that need to be said will be said. (NY Post)

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The Rangers will not name a captain for the rest of the season. (SNY's Steve Gelbs)

The Rangers will have three assistant captains this season, Brad Richards, Dan Girardi and Marc Staal.

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Bryce Salvador's journey the Devils captain is fairly captivating. He spent a full five years in juniors, sandwiched around being a sixth-round draft pick of the Lightning in 1994. After completing his overage year, he spent the next three years playing at the AHL level before finally reaching the NHL in 2000 and spending most of the next seven seasons with the St. Louis Blues. Eventually shipped to the Devils during the 2008 season, Salvador fit in well on the Devils' blueline until an inner-ear (cochlear) concussion wiped out his entire 2010-11 season and had him wondering if he would every play again.

(Note: I've excerpted a small section from the story below, but it's really worth reading in its entirety.)

Via Tom Gulitti of The Record:

He demonstrated his resilience again two seasons ago, when two hits in a preseason game against Philadelphia triggered headaches and vertigo caused by the problem with his inner ear. He never gave up hope of resuming his career, however, and made it back last season to play in all 82 of the Devils? regular season games and all 24 of their playoff contests.

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Everyone remembers Patrik Elias' short-lived stint as Devils captain. It was ugly and it ended with his coach stripping the "C" from his sweater. This time around, with the Devils needing someone to replace Zach Parise, Elias, who is entering the final year of his contract, talks about that experience, who he thinks will be the captain this year and what he sees happening after his contract ends. READ
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The Devils haven't named a captain to replace Zach Parise yet and the season is only a few days away. Defenseman Bryce Salvador is considered a heavy favorite, but Pete DeBoer on Tuesday threw an interesting name into the ring (given recent events, that is):

While it may seem curious to mention, Kovy was an assistant captain last season and it would be stupid to completely avoid the notion that one of two assistant captains could be promoted the next season. Kovalchuk is the Devils' best player (yes, including Marty) and it's not even close. While that doesn't always mean a "C," it does carry weight. That said, DeBoer was probably just mentioning this out of respect for Kovy. I'd expect him to remain an assistant this season and for someone else to get the "C." Kovalchuk is expected to rejoin the team Wednesday and could participate in the Devils' scrimmage against AHL affiliate Albany. You can bet your house this will be one of many interesting questions he has to answer tomorrow.
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When Zach Parise left for Minnesota, he vacated the captain's "C." While Bryce Salvador appears to be the overwhelming favorite to land the honor, the Devils haven't yet sewn any letters onto his sweater. Pete DeBoer said Sunday he expects the team to name a captain before the team opens the season Saturday.
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Our leadership group is very young. Three guys have the letters but we still have a leadership group around them. Brad is going to be part of that, and I think he?s going to serve a very important role, and understand his role, not to come in gangbusters; he just wants to mentor, and I think that?s very important where our team is right now.?

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That leadership group has Brandon Dubinsky, Dan Girardi, Brian Boyle and of course Henrik Lundqvist. The team is in good hands as all of those guys have similar "all for one, one for all" mentalities and put team before player. Brad Richards will be huge as a mentor to everyone, including Ryan Callahan, as someone who has been deep in the playoffs and won before, especially at a young age.

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Perfectly said by Pruster

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As Ryan Callahan was named the 26th captain in team history on Monday, he made sure to mention players like Jaromir Jagr and Chris Drury who he learned from when they were captain.

Callahan made special mention of how Drury has impacted his career:

"I think he was a big part of the player I?ve become and part of the reason why I guess I am a leader today.?
Callahan continued to praise Drury by saying "he was so professional on and off the ice, the way he carried himself. He never got too high, never got too low, and he was always in the room with an even keel, and at times, if he needed to be emotional with the team, he would be. He approached the game the same way every night.?

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Brad Richards was named as one of Ryan Callahan's alternate captains yesterday. Richards had previously been an alternate captain with Dallas and Tampa Bay.

He told the media that he expected to have some leadership role after the contract he signed:

?That role was going to be on me. Let?s be honest. I signed a nine-year contract after 12 years in the league. That role was going to be on me no matter what. They?re not expecting me to come in here, hide in the corner and not talk. I don?t see how it changes a whole lot in what I?m doing. I?m here to help. It?s an honor, obviously, to have an ?A? on your chest in any organization, especially an Original Six team. I?m going to just keep doing what I do and try to help Cally. I know they have a good young group that?s been growing together, and I?m not going to try to disrupt any of that. Add whatever I can to what they?re doing.?
Richards wants to be a piece of the puzzle and what he says here is great. The Rangers were building something without him but they brought him in to help and that is what he wants to do. He is quiet and doesn't need to be the focal point of things, but he is a winner and knows what it takes to hold the Stanley Cup. He commands respect and if something needs to be said that isn't, he will say it. I think that him, Cally and Marc Staal will be a great leadership team for the Rangers.
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The Rangers have announced that Ryan Callahan has been named the 26th captain in team history.

Marc Staal and Brad Richards have been named alternate captains.

There you have it. Just as we expected.

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90% of readers picked Ryan Callahan to be the Rangers next captain.

If they are naming the Captain before the preseason and training camp starts, the smart money has to be on Ryan Callahan. Brad Richards, even with his history, hasn't done anything with the full team to be considered the captain. Cally has been running the informal skates and has shown to be the captain in waiting for years now. I think that Marc Staal will keep his "A" and that either Brandon Dubinsky, Dan Girardi or Richards will get the other "A"

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In the Boston Globe, Fluto Shinzawa gives his choices for the openings that the Rangers, Islanders, Devils, Flyers, Blues, Sabres, Avs and Panthers have at captain for this season.

He picks Ryan Callahan to be the Rangers captain.

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In the NY Post Larry Brooks writes that Brad Richards shouldn't be the captain of the Rangers just because of his previous relationship with John Tortorella.

Brooks says that Ryan Callahan should be the captain since he was an alternate captain the past two seasons and personified how the Rangers played last season.

Cally has earned the right to be Captain of this team. He leads in the locker room and by example of the ice and he was essentially the Captain when Chris Drury missed all that time last season.

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At The Record, via Puck Daddy, Andrew Gross looks at the candidates to replace Chris Drury as Captain of the Rangers.

He lists Ryan Callahan, Brad Richards and Marc Staal as contenders for the captaincy.

Gross says that while Callahan is the popular choice, Richards may be the choice of John Tortorella.

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The Rangers are filled with leaders of all ages and all positions. Guys like Brandon Prust and Brian Boyle are great leaders because they make the most of the time that they get on the ice and make an impact when they are out there. Losing Chris Drury and Vinny Prospal takes away some of the veteran leadership, but Brad Richards and Mike Rupp have both won Stanley Cups as well.

As Cally has said, some of the young players aren't so young anymore and it's their time to take the reins.

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In the NY Post, Larry Brooks writes that if Ryan Callahan goes to arbitration on Thursday and signs a one-year deal with the Rangers it "would likely eliminate" his chances of becoming captain next season.

Brooks says that Brad Richards "would almost certainly" succeed Chris Drury as captain of the team.

You want the captain to bring a level of continuity and consistency to the team and a one-year deal with Cally wouldn't guarantee that. No one deserves the "C" more than Cally, and there is no reason to believe that a long-term deal couldn't be signed during the season or next summer, but he could lose his chance to be captain on a one-year deal since he could leave next summer and the Rangers would have to start over with a new captain.

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"I'm a little quieter. I'll talk when something's needed to be said. But those guys kind of have a good handle on how Torts wants things run around here. I can bring a little more experience maybe on the winning side and maybe mediate a little bit with Torts and explain how things work with him sometimes if it gets a little antsy. I'll just kind of monitor that as I go. This is our team. I'm just going to come in and try to add to it."

Richards to NHL.com

He is a veteran with a Stanley Cup ring. He has the right demeanor and attitude to fit right into the Rangers locker room and join the group of leaders in there. The more I think about it, Richards will likely end up with an "A" on his sweater and join Ryan Callahan, with the "C" and Marc Staal with the other "A."

It's hard to figure that a guy who has worn a letter for Torts before, and who just signed for nine years, won't get a one.

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Via twitter, Gary asks: What would you say the odds are Brad Richards is named Captain? Think they'll pass over Cally and Duby for him? 9 years...

Adam: I have said multiple times that I think Ryan Callahan will be the next captain of the Rangers. Gary does bring up a nice point though as nine years is a long time and Richards has been an alternate captain in his career. John Tortorella made a big deal last season about Marc Staal keeping his "A" when Vinny Prospal came back because the kids are the future of the team.

The future now includes Brad Richards, but the past and present has been Ryan Callahan and I think that he will still be the captain. Marc Staal will keep his "A" and there will be a battle for the second "A" between Richards, Brandon Dubinsky and Dan Girardi. As was the case with Prospal last year, you don't need a letter to make you a leader, and I am sure that Richards will still be a leader for the team if Dubinsky or Girardi take the second alternate captain spot.

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The Rangers have announced that they have officially bought out Chris Drury.

Glen Sather said :

?Chris is a consummate professional, a tremendous competitor and an even better person,? stated Sather.? ?He gave his heart and soul to the Rangers organization in his time here and we wish him the best in his future endeavors.?
The Rangers will save $3.3 million in cap space for this season by buying Drury out. They will have a cap hit of $3.7 million this season and $1.6 million next season from the buyout.

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