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Raphael Diaz

Mets lose wild one 11-10 to Nats 00:01:32
In a game that started with deGrom and Scherzer, the 9th inning provided the most entertainment with D.C. coming back to win 11-10.

The Mets entered the bottom of the ninth inning up six runs but fell apart, surrendering seven runs -- including a walk-off three-run home run -- as the Nationals stunned New York, 11-10, Tuesday at Nationals Park in Washington. >> Box Score

Four takeaways from Monday's game

1) The Mets' biggest weakest reared its ugly head at the worst-possible time. With a 10-4 cushion in the bottom of the ninth inning, RHP Paul Sewald ran into trouble, allowing four runs on four hits while getting only one out as the Nationals crept back. After LHP Luis Avilan allowed a hit and RHP Edwin Diaz entered with three runners on. With one out, Diaz left a pitch over the plate and C Kurt Suzuki did the damage, pulling a three-run home run to left field and walking the Nationals off against the Mets for the seven-run comeback.

Tags: Brandon Nimmo, Jacob deGrom, Jeff McNeil, Luis Avilan, Michael Conforto, Paul Sewald, Pete Alonso, Raphael Diaz, Seth Lugo, Wilson Ramos
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4/181/16: The Rangers have officially called up Diaz.

4/17/16: Alain Vigneault said that he expects Raphael Diaz to be at practice tomorrow. (NYR)

Diaz spent the entire season in Hartford, playing 37 games with 6 goals and 15 assists.

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Raphael Diaz will finish this season with the Rangers organization but has signed a five-year deal to return to Zug in the Swiss league starting next season. (Zug via PHT)

Diaz's contract with Zug has an out-clause in his Swiss contract to return to the NHL if a team signs him to a one-way, two-year deal. (Zug)

Diaz has only played 10 games for the Wolf Pack this season and hasn't played since suffering an injury on 11/15.

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Raphael Diaz says that he wants to help the Rangers in any way that he can .(NYR)

He said that he is motivated to be able to play for a team "at the top" and that the challenge in front of has him motivated to "work harder and harder every day." (NYR)

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Raphael Diaz returned to the Rangers this summer after spending last season with the Calgary Flames.

Diaz said that when his agent told him the Rangers were interested he told him to "get it done right away" and Diaz was signed to a one-year deal worth $700,000. (NYR)

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According to reports from RSI in Switzerland, Raphael Diaz could end up back in the Swiss league with Lugano at some point this season. (He Shoots He Scores)

They indicate that the situation could be like that of Damien Brunner who mutually agreed to terminate his contract with the Devils last season in order to play in Switzerland. (He Shoots He Scores)

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http://twitter.com/diaz_raphael_61/status/629613341674196996

Selanne was in Switzerland to work with young players at The Hockey Academy. (EVZ)

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https://youtu.be/CnXEiFQ86TQ

For more on Diaz, who re-signed with the Rangers, click HERE.

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The Rangers have announced the numbers for the following players (NYR) :

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The Rangers have signed Raphael Diaz who was with the team in 2014.

The deal is worth $700,000. (Brooks)

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Ranger Raphael Diaz will play against his former team tonight when the Flames take on the Rangers.

Diaz spoke this morning and said (Flames) :

  • "they are a really fast team and don't give you a lot of room on the ice. We nee to play our game and not give them room, we need to skate and play our game and the defense join the rush and play them tight."
  • On Rick Nash, "he is one of the best players in the NHL, big, fast, can score and always need to be aware of him when he is on the ice."
  • On Henrik Lundqvist, "he is unbelievable. Last year in the playoffs he was unbelievable and a big part of this group and....it's a lot of traffic is important, traffic in front of and getting rebounds."
The Rangers had interest in bringing Diaz back over the summer but he didn't want to be a seventh defenseman.

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4:53PM: Diaz also wanted a raise to go along with a larger role. (Daily News)

10:27AM: The Rangers had interest in bringing Raphael Diaz back but Diaz did not want to be in the role of 7th defenseman. (Larry Brooks)

Diaz signed with Calgary after a training camp tryout and is in their top-6 defense.

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9/8/14 | 3:39PM: Diaz is likely getting a shot with the Calgary Flames. (Leafs Lunch on TSN Radio)

9/7/14 | 7:48AM: The Red Wings have offered Diaz a training camp tryout but he hasn't yet said if he will accept it. (MLive)

9/5/14 | 11:17AM: Three teams have offered Raphael Diaz a training camp tryout and he will take the weekend to decide where team to go with. (The Score)

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Raphael Diaz says that his goal for next season is to remain in the NHL and that he is speaking with "various" teams about a contract. (SRF via The Score)

Diaz says that he hopes he can go to a team where he can play. (SRF via The Score)

He played in 11 games for the Rangers in the regular season, had one goal, one assist, averaged 15:19 per game and his Corsi was 49.7%. (ES)

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Jesper Fast, JT Miller and Raphael Diaz all entered the Rangers lineup last night and replaced Dan Carcillo, Derek Dorsett and John Moore.

Alain Vigneault said on MSG after the game that he didn't want to go into all the reasons why he made the changes but having fresh legs was part of it.


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In his debut for the Rangers last night, Raphael Diaz was paired with Kevin Klein and played 16:20.

4:06 of that 16:20 was played on the PP and he played more PP minutes (3:06) in the third period than even strength minutes (2:52).

Diaz had one shot on goal, one shot that missed the net and two blocked shots.

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12:09PM: Raphael Diaz will play tonight for the Rangers. (Brett Cyrgalis)

Diaz says that it's a "great feeling" and something he has been waiting for. (Brett Cyrgalis)

This will be Diaz's Rangers debut after being acquired on 3/5.

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Raphael Diaz spoke with the media on Monday about his status and what he is doing to stay ready (Rangers):

  • "I need to be ready and practice, have good practices. After practices, skate and keep in shape and stay positive and work hard. It's all that I can do and it is what I am doing.
  • On his season, "like you said this year has been a fun year for me. I started with MTL, I got traded to Vancouver and a new system and new coaches and then I went to Sochi, bigger ice, new team again. I came back, played two games as a forward and got traded to the Rangers. New things as well, new system and you need to adjust to the new system and stuff."
Diaz was acquired by the Rangers at the trade deadline and has yet to play for the Rangers.

  • On not putting so much pressure on himself, "taking it day by day is the best thing that you can do. If you are on the ice or off the ice, work hard, be in shape, take it day for day. This is the best that you can do. If you think too far it's not good for yourself. The best thing is to stay in the moment and work hard."
  • Has anyone helped you out, "all the guys, everyone is really nice. I remember my first day I was in Carolina there and the guys came and took me out for dinner right away, it was really nice. You feel like right away that you are part of the team and it's nice and shows how good of teammates that you have and I think we have good teammates and are a really great team."
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The Rangers acquired Raphael Diaz on Wednesday and?Glen Sather said that Diaz was a player the team tried to acquire in the past and that he brings the ability to move the puck, make a first pass and play on the PP.

Alain Vigneault said yesterday that Diaz was brought in as a "depth guy" but if/when he gets the chance to play and if he plays well he will stay in the lineup. He added, "I will use the players that give us the best chance to win. Right now he has been brought in as a depth defenseman and we will see what happens."

Diaz has played 134 NHL games, has 5 goals, 38 assists and has played:

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Newly acquired Ranger Raphael Diaz will wear number 4 for the Rangers. (Rangers)

Diaz will meet the team in Carolina prior to tomorrow's game against the Hurricanes.

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5:54PM: "Diaz played in Montreal last year and we tried to trade for him last year. Raphael is a good puck mover, first pass guy, can play on the PP. 5th round pick in 15, it's a good deal for us for insurance." (Glen Sather)

4:27PM: "Diaz was brought in b/c of injuries but also b/c #Canucks liked his skill set. "Today teams were after him. It's an effort to get younger." (Canucks GM Mike Gillis)

3:02PM: The Rangers have acquired Raphael Diaz from the Vancouver Canucks for a fifth round pick in 2015. (Mark Spector)

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