Doable Madison Sq. Backyard relocation, COVID standing, and extra


Rangers to honor Rod Gilbert (picture ctsy of MSG)

The New York Rangers are on the highway for 2 extra video games towards the Sharks (1/13) and Flyers (1/15). They’ll return residence to Madison Sq. Backyard to face the Maple Leafs on January nineteenth.

In a brand new report from the Buffalo Chronicle, NY Governor Kathy Hochul is proposing relocating the World’s Most Well-known Enviornment to Dewitt Clinton Park between 52nd and 54th Streets.

Rangers new Madison Sq. Backyard?

“The brand new area is anticipated to be a super-modern, super-comfortable venue in a nook of Manhattan that could be very centrally positioned however doesn’t really feel as hyper-congested and gritty because the thirty third Road location,” an official with Empire State Improvement stated to the Buffalo Chronicle.  “The brand new area’s building price is anticipated to price New York State taxpayers $800 million, which is the estimated truthful market price of utilizing eminent area to accumulate MSG’s pursuits within the property.”

In keeping with the report, MSG proprietor James Dolan is “usually onboard” with the Governor’s proposal. It additionally notes that in 1963, MSG was given a 50-year working allow after which granted a ten yr extension which expires in 2023.

James Dolan additionally receives a everlasting property tax exemption given in 1983 by then Mayor ED Koch. I’m sure that may come into play with any relocation.

The brand new MSG overlooking the Hudson River sounds superb. The Enviornment will sit on TV studios that may have a spectacular waterfront view.

Dolan’s different issues are centered round transportation with a doable mild rail main from Penn Station to the brand new venue.

As for the plans relating to the outdated MSG, it is going to be to demolished and a brand new public sq. constructed as an alternative.

New York Rangers COVID standing

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Oct 31, 2021; Seattle, Washington, USA; New York Rangers defenseman Jacob Trouba (8) and New York Rangers goaltender Igor Shesterkin (31) rejoice after defeating the Seattle Kraken at Local weather Pledge Enviornment. New York defeated Seattle 3-1. Necessary Credit score: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports activities

The New York Rangers have had 9 gamers enter the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol since coming back from the Vacation Break in December. 5 of these gamers have returned with their common keep on the checklist being seven days.

Lately, the League adopted the change in CDC Tips of decreasing quarantine from 10 to 5 days. This has minimized the time gamers who’re asymptomatic keep on the checklist.

Right here’s a breakdown of the Rangers COVID scenario since December 26:

  • Ryan Lindgren (Added 12/26, returned after 8 days)
  • Alexandar Georgiev (Added 12/26, returned after 6 days)
  • Jarred Tinordi (Added 12/27, returned after 9 days)
  • Kevin Rooney (Added 12/29, returned after 5 days)
  • Artemi Panarin (Added 1/2, returned after 7 days)
  • Igor Shesterkin (Added 1/6 – eligible to return)
  • Julien Gauthier (Added 1/7 – eligible to return)
  • Ryan Reaves (Added 1/8 – eligible to return)
  • Gerard Gallant (Added 1/9 – eligible to return 1/14)
  • Barclay Goodrow (Added 1/10 – eligible to return 1/15)

Yesterday at apply, Shesterkin and Gauthier weren’t current. It’s doable for them to be cleared and be part of the crew right this moment. Alexandar Georgiev is anticipated to start out. Reaves is eligible to come back off the checklist right this moment.

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