VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- The auditions are about to begin.
But, first, come the introductions.
Some New York Rangers (27-30-6) will be getting to know each other Wednesday as they visit the Vancouver Canucks (24-32-6). The Rangers are expected to have a number of players acquired in Monday's National Hockey League trading deadline in their lineup.
Defenseman Rob O'Gara and Vladimir Namestnikov are among the players expected to make off-Broadway debuts after being acquired in deals that defenseman Nick Holden to Boston and sent former captain Ryan McDonagh and center J.T. Miller to Tampa Bay. Center Ryan Spooner is also expected to suit up after moving to the Rangers from Boston as part of the Rick Nash trade before the deadline. << Read more
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