Players New York Rangers Should Target To Make Roster Alain Vigneault-friendly

Hi-res-183953337-ryan-oreilly-of-the-colorado-avalanche-skates-against_crop_650

The Blueshirts have a number of defenders in their system, so it is fair to say that they have the pieces necessary to strike a deal. Glencross is a prototypical Vigneault player because he has offensive talent, is a tough two-way player and utilizes his speed in all three zones. The Rangers could stand to add some skill on their wing, and Glencross certainly would fit the bill of requirements. Nail Yakupov, Edmonton Oilers Yakupov would bring some much needed offensive talent to the lineup. Andy Devlin/Getty Images The Rangers would have to make a couple of moves to get Nail Yakupov under the salary cap, but he is the type of player Glen Sather should target. Pierre LeBrun of ESPN had a lengthy column on the state of the Edmonton Oilers , and he wrote that the team needs to upgrade its blue line. LeBrun said, “The real area that needs addressing is on defense. I suspect youll see MacTavish add a body or two between now and the March trade deadline. Or attempt to.He has ample assets up front to trade, as the team is loaded with forward talent.” The Rangers have a glut of defenders, a number of whom could be No. 1 or 2 defenders on the roster. For example, Dan Girardi is a free agent at the end of this season, and he would a great addition to the Oilers’ blue line. Michael Del Zotto is another defender who would be attractive to the Oilers and would add some offensive talent to their back end. Obviously the Oilers wouldn’t want to deal Yakupov, but they would be upgrading their blue line, and Taylor Hall, Jordan Eberle, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Sam Gagner would remain on the roster. In order to get talent, you need to give up talent, and thatphilosophywould come into play here.

New York Comic Con 2013: The beauties and beasts

Yaya Han dressed as Madam Hydra.

Now that Capital is close to filling up its reporter ranks on the politics and media desks, editors are lining up several weekly city columnists for the site’s early November relaunch. Capital’s first three columnists will be Jim Windolf, a Vanity Fair contributing editor who has written for several publications and started the New York Observer’s “New York World” column; Joanna Molloy, a veteran Daily News gossip writer and co-author of a new book on the subject; and Glynnis MacNicol, a writer and co-founder of TheLi.st and former media editor at Business Insider and Mediaite. The model will be more Jimmy Breslin than Joe Scarborough. While Politico columnists, like Scarborough or National Review editor Rich Lowry, comment on political and policy debates, Capital’s writers will produce reported columns that also express a point of view. They’ll draw from the city columnist tradition that extends from tabloid muckraking, a la Breslin, to the New York Times’ Clyde Haberman. Capital co-editor Tom McGeveran told HuffPost the new columns will focus on “New York issues, New York personalities and New York places.” “This is a tradition in which the best columns always entertain,” McGeveran said. “Sometimes they even change the minds of the city’s big decision makers; better yet is when a columnist changes their plans.” The new columnists are not joining full-time, but will write weekly for the site. However, Capital has been filling up the newsroom with full-time reporters and editors since Politico purchased the three-year-old site in September. On the politics front, Capital’s hired Daily News veteran Joanne Wasserman , the Albany Times Union’s Jimmy Vielkind , the New York Post’s Sally Goldenberg . Capital media reporter Joe Pompeo will now be joined on the desk by several additional reporters, including TV Newser’s Alex Weprin, Women’s Wear Daily’s Matthew Lynch, former Newsday and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter Nicole Levy, and World Policy Journal’s Johana Bhuiyan. In addition, Peter Sterne will cover media part-time for the site while finishing at Columbia University. Follow Michael Calderone on Twitter: www.twitter.com/mlcalderone FOLLOW MEDIA

Capital New York Hires Three Columnists As Relaunch Nears

Marisa Semioli, 20, of Staten Island endured plenty of cat calls on the way to the convention floor in her latex and faux-fur Black Cat costume, including from a few uncultured clods who confused her with Catwoman. I got a lot of, I could be your Spider-Man, she said as she was flocked by admirers Saturday. You feel like youre the character, its a great feeling. Bryan Pace for New York Daily News Yaya Han dressed as Madam Hydra. RELATED: WHAT THE TREK IS GOING ON! Pratt Institute student Molly Glover, a huge Game of Thrones fan, recruited seven friends from school to form a human Iron Throne from the HBO fantasy series. The 20-year-old budding costume designer started in August and made the costume out of fabric and spray-painted pool noodles. Bryan Pace for New York Daily News 25-year-old Sarah Nielsen dressed as Black Widow. I wanted to find people who were willing to contribute and all of my friends graciously accepted, said Glover. Bryan Pace for New York Daily News Stacey Weiland dressed as Mad Moxie from the video game Borderlands. Even Game of Thrones actor Jerome Flynn was impressed, and took time to sit on the throne between signing autographs. This event was surreal as it was, but sitting on a load of fans isnt what I expected to happen, the British actor told the News, but New York is full of surprises. Bryan Pace for New York Daily News 25-year-old Jennifer Hashimoto dressed as Cat Women. RELATED: NEW YORK COMIC CON 2013: ZACH GALIFIANAKIS, KEN JEONG, BOBCAT GOLDTHWAIT JOIN BOBS BURGERS SEASON FOUR At the ripe old age of 3, aspiring Wonder Woman Tesla Muchado is already a three-year veteran of New York Comic Con and was excited to pose for a photo with an adult, Helene Waldermarson, 26, dressed as her favorite superhero.