New York Rangers Blueshirt Beat, 6/10/17: The Kevin Shattenkirk Pursuit
May 3, 2017; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Washington Capitals defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk (22) skates with the puck against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the second period in game four of the second round of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the PPG PAINTS Arena. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Congratulations to the newest New York Rangers skater is in order, comments on the Lindy Ruff hiring and Dan Rosen’s take on the club’s young defensemen all in today’s Blueshirt Beat. 

Big congratulations to newest Ranger Kevin Shattenkirk on the announcement of his engagement. What a whirlwind of a summer and we all hope this won’t be the last ring he puts on this year.

Rosen’s Comments on Some Future Rangers

NHL.Com’s Dan Rosen attended the Rangers prospect development camp a couple weeks ago and came away very encouraged with the prospect of some young guys making waves in the NHL in the very near future.

Comments of the Ruff Hiring

Although there appears to be some hype around the thought of the Rangers bringing in Lindy Ruff to give Alain Vigneault some sort of short leash and ultimately replace him, it seems unnecessary to begin talks like this when a head coach is quite simply attempting to work with the best in the game.

In my mind, it’s a great hiring, for now — two of the elder statesmen in the coaching realm working together. The two met for extended lengths to bounce things off each other and its quite clear they feel things are going to work. AV took the high road in the interview as many begin to question his job security.

Here’s the full article from the New York Post’s Larry Brooks.

In Other News

Neal Purcell has a tremendous passion for New York Rangers hockey and the sport of hockey in general. A graduate of SUNY Cortland in Upstate NY, Purcell coaches both a high school hockey team and a travel team in the winter. Purcell is also a part of a small family business in the Central New York Region.