Thursday, 20 March 2014

New York Rangers News: Rangers Sign Defensive Prospect Ryan Graves

The New York Rangers announced today that they've come to terms with defensive prospect Ryan Graves. Graves was drafted in the 4th round of the 2013 NHL Entry draft, and has split time with the Charlottetown Islanders and the Val-d'Or Foreurs this year.

Through 65 QMJHL games the defenseman has scored five goals and added 17 assists for 22 points. In 26 games with Val-d'Or he has two goals and eight assists. The defenseman has taken a big leap this year in terms of overall play, and was traded for by Val-d'Or as they look for a championship this year.

Graves marks the second prospect drafted in 2013 to be signed by the New York Rangers. Earlier this year the team agreed to terms with Anthony Duclair, who has 50 goals and 99 points in 59 QMJHL games so far this year. Duclair has missed the past few weeks with a concussion.

Thursday, 12 December 2013

The Power Rangers

Power Rangers is a long-running American entertainment and merchandising franchise built around a live action children's television series featuring teams of costumed heroes. Produced first by Saban Entertainment, later by BVS Entertainment, and currently by SCG Power Rangers LC, the television series takes much of its footage from the Japanese tokusatsu Super Sentai, produced by Toei Company. 

Its first entry, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, debuted on August 28, 1993, and helped launch the Fox Kids programming block of the 1990s, during which it catapulted into popular culture along with a line of action figures and other toys by Bandai.

Despite initial criticism for its action violence targeted to child audiences, the franchise has continued, and as of 2013 the show consists of 20 television seasons of 17 different themed series and two theatrical films. 

Creator Haim Saban regained ownership of the franchise in 2010 after seven years under The Walt Disney Company. The current season Power Rangers Mega force debuted in the United States on February 2, 2013.