Rangers Rumors & News

  • Sergey Zborovskiy inks ELC with Rangers

    Today's Slapshot "The New York Rangers drafted Moscow native defenseman Sergey Zborovskiy in the third round of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft last summer. Now, just over a year later, they’ve opted to ink him to his entry-level deal. Cap Friendly reported on Monday that Zborovskiy has inked his three year..." July 26

  • Dominic Moore: Kreider 'most explosive skater' in NHL history

    NHL.com "Chris Kreider agreed to terms on a contract with the New York Rangers just before the start of an arbitration hearing Friday. Now he can get back to focusing on his continued development into one of the top power forwards in the NHL. "Chris is very physically gifted," former teammate Derick..." July 23

  • Rangers sign RFA Kevin Hayes to two-year contract

    Sportsnet "The New York Rangers avoided arbitration with RFA Kevin Hayes Friday, signing him to a two-year contract. The deal carries a $2.6 million AAV, according to New York Post writer Larry Brooks." July 22

  • Rangers re-sign RFA Chris Kreider, avoid arbitration

    Sportsnet "The New York Rangers have re-signed RFA Chris Kreider, the team announced Friday morning. The deal is worth a reported $18.5 million over four years, and carries a $4.625-million cap hit. " July 22

  • NHL TV schedule stinks, ignores Connor McDavid

    Sporting News "Connor McDavid could be one of the few best players in the NHL. Like, right now. He was also born in 1997. So, you'd think the best hockey talent to come along since Sidney Crosby would pop up on national American TV a couple times this season. You'd also be wrong. Exactly zero Oilers..." July 21

  • The long-term-deal gulf facing Rangers, Kreider before hearing

    New York Post "The last time Chris Kreider filed for arbitration, two years ago, the winger and the Rangers reached an agreement on a two-year deal worth $2.475 million per within an hour or so of the scheduled hearing. In other words, there is still time for the parties to settle on their own this time, too,..." July 21

  • Brad Richards Retires After 15 Seasons

    NHL.com "Brad Richards is announcing his retirement today from the National Hockey League (NHL), following a decorated career that spanned 15 seasons. Richards played a total of 1,126 career NHL games with five different teams: Tampa Bay Lightning, Dallas Stars, New York Rangers, Chicago Blackhawks and..." July 20

  • Signing-bonus laden contracts could lead to next lockout

    TSN "If you needed any evidence that another NHL lockout might be on the horizon, look no further than the type of free agent contracts executed during the 2015-2016 off-season. Admittedly, this is attempting to project the future, the NHL’s collective bargaining agreement (“CBA”) is fully binding..." July 19

  • Senators acquire forward Derick Brassard from the New York Rangers

    NHL.com "Ottawa Senators (@Senators) general manager Pierre Dorion announced today the club has acquired forward Derick Brassard and a seventh-round draft pick in 2018 from the New York Rangers in exchange for forward Mika Zibanejad and Ottawa’s second-round draft pick in 2018. Brassard, 28, was..." July 18

  • Expansion draft playing heavy hand in the current NHL offseason

    Yardbarker "Never mind the fact the NHL expansion draft won’t take place for another yea, it has had an very strong effect on the happenings of the current offseason. Even before league commissioner Gary Bettman made the official announcement that the NHL will be adding a team in Las Vegas, it appeared..." July 15

  • Wayne Gretzky rookie card smashing record at ongoing auction

    SI "Nearly two decades after his retirement, the Great One is still obliterating records. The best-known example of Wayne Gretzky's 1979-80 O-Pee-Chee rookie card is up for auction and the early action has been historic. Bidding for the card, which is being offered by Goldin Auctions, already has..." July 15

  • Rangers agree to terms with forward Josh Jooris

    Blueshirt Banter "After settling with Dylan McIlrath earlier this morning, the New York Rangers followed it up with another pair of free agent signings. According to official team releases, the Rangers have agreed to terms with forward Josh Jooris and defenseman Tommy Hughes on new contracts. Jooris joins the..." July 15

  • Rangers sign RFA Dylan McIlrath to 1-year deal

    Blueshirt Banter "Per a report, the New York Rangers and Dylan McIlrath have agreed to a (I’m assuming) one-year deal worth $800K. It should be noted that while I’ve never heard of Tim before, I’d be shocked if someone went out of their way to lie about McIlrath’s negotiations. Not exactly a high-profile case. " July 15

  • NHL reaches landmark in-market streaming deal with Fox Sports

    Fox Sports "The NHL recently reached an agreement with Fox Sports for in-market streaming. Although not finalized, an agreement has been reached after negotiations spanning the course of five years. The agreement will allow in-market streaming of NHL games that are broadcast on Fox’s regional sports networks..." July 14

  • Rangers Re-Sign J.T. Miller to Two-Year Contract

    Hockey Fights "New York Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton announced today that the team has agreed to terms with restricted free agent forward J.T. Miller on a new contract. Miller, 23, skated in 82 games with the Rangers this past season, registering 22 goals and 21 assists for 43 points, along with a..." July 13

  • Why moving Chris Kreider could be Rangers’ best shot at improving roster

    New York Daily News "Glen Sather was operating under different circumstances than Jeff Gorton is now when the former Rangers GM made his blockbuster trade for Columbus' Rick Nash on July 23, 2013, also acquiring the third-round pick that would become rising Russian rookie forward Pavel Buchnevich. But the point is..." July 13

  • Eight NHL teams that could be active in trade market this offseason

    USA Today "While the high-profile unrestricted free agents have all been claimed, offseason shopping is far from finished. Free agents such as Sam Gagner, Justin Schultz, Matt Carle, Kris Versteeg and James Wisniewski are still available. i Now multiple teams are looking to make trades to ease their..." July 11

  • Minnesota Wild’s Eric Staal set to show he’s still in his prime

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Eric Staal entered free agency in search of an opportunity. Not just to win, though that was certainly important and one of the reasons he signed a three-year contract with the Wild last week. But the 31-year-old center also wanted a chance to contribute, to play a prominent role and to show..." July 08

  • AHL announces new rules on fighting that could come to the NHL

    Puck Drunk Love "The AHL has announced new rules regarding fighting and they may eventually impact the future of fighting in the NHL. The new rules are an attempt to cut down on staged fights and aim to eliminate players who fall into the “goon” category. First, AHL players won’t be able to fight after a..." July 07

  • Top 50 defenseman rankings for July

    NHL.com "This offseason hasn't brought a lot of player movement along the blue line, but the outlook for fantasy defensemen heading into this NHL season did have a major change. Prior to the start of free agency, two big-name defensemen switched teams in a one-for-one trade, sparking plenty of debate in..." July 07

  • Rangers are relying on a group that has not been good enough

    New York Post "Regarding the Rangers: 1. Jeff Gorton has to be as surprised as anyone that, three months from the start of next season, the Rangers are almost the exact same team that was not good enough last season. Except minus their best defenseman and power-play quarterback the second half of the season,..." July 06

  • Wild signs center Eric Staal, goalie Alex Stalock

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Wild struck out on St. Louis captain David Backes but has signed former Carolina Hurricanes captain Eric Staal to a three-year, $10.5 million contract. That's an annual cap hit of $3.5 million. The Wild has also signed former San Jose Sharks goalie Alex Stalock, who played at..." July 01

  • Rangers Sign Nathan Gerbe and Michael Grabner

    Hockey Fights "New York Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton announced today that the team has agreed to terms with free agent forwards Nathan Gerbe and Michael Grabner. Gerbe, 28, has skated in 394 career NHL games over parts of eight seasons (2008-09 – 2015-16) with Buffalo and Carolina, registering 58 goals..." July 01

  • Viktor Stalberg signs 1-year, $1.5-million deal with Carolina

    The Score "The Carolina Hurricanes have added free-agent forward Viktor Stalberg on a one-year, $1.5-million contract, the team announced." July 01

  • As the NHL goes loco, Wild in on Kyle Okposo, Eric Staal, among others

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "If you took a late lunch today, went to the gym or dropped your phone in the toilet, you missed, "NHL GM's Go Wild." In back-to-back-to-back moves, the Edmonton Oilers traded Taylor Hall to the New Jersey Devils for defenseman Adam Larsson in a one-for-one move, the Nashville Predators and..." June 30

  • Buchnevich confident in making adjustment to NHL

    North Jersey "Today was Pavel Buchnevich interview day on Day 2 of the Rangers’ prospect development camp. The Russian wing is expected to compete for a top six role on the Rangers in training camp – director of player personnel Gordie Clark said today Buchnevich is “going to have every chance to show he's..." June 29

  • Eric Staal says he's still got what it takes

    ESPN "If this were two years ago, after Eric Staal was coming off another season leading the Carolina Hurricanes in scoring, there would be big buzz about the center heading to unrestricted free agency. As it stands, he's not listed an anyone's top-10 UFA rankings, not even top 15 on most lists, his..." June 29

  • Concerned about CTE, Ranger great Mike Richter says he'll 'probably' donate brain to science

    New York Daily News "It has been almost 13 years since former Rangers goaltender Mike Richter bid a tearful good-bye to his NHL playing days, after two concussions he suffered within an eight-month period forced him into retirement. Although Richter, 49, says now that his health is “good” and that he leads an..." June 29

  • Hurricanes not pursuing reunion with Eric Staal

    The Score "The Carolina Hurricanes are moving on. General manager Ron Francis has confirmed the club has not contacted former captain and unrestricted free agent Eric Staal about a possible return on a new deal. "(It would be) unfair to us and to him to bring him back and ask him to accept a different..." June 29

  • Staal seeking top-6 role at center in free agency

    The Score "Eric Staal's looking for a job, but he'd rather not settle. NHL.com's Tom Gulitti spoke with Staal's agent, Rick Curran, on Tuesday, who said that he's had conversations with a number of teams, while adding that his client is seeking a top-six role, preferably in the middle." June 28

  • Ranking the top 20 NHL unrestricted free agents

    USA Today "The NHL free agent signing period doesn’t start until Friday at noon, ET, but teams have been allowed to talk to potential free agents since Saturday. Scorers are in short supply, as are impact defensemen, particularly right-shot defensemen. Here is a ranking of the top 20 potential..." June 27

  • NHL Draft Picks Tracker

    NHL.com "The first round of the 2016 NHL Draft at First Niagara Center on Friday marked the first step toward an NHL career for 30 young men. NHL.com has the vital information and analysis for each selection here. DATA TRACKER: PICK-BY-PICK 1. Toronto Maple Leafs - Auston Matthews, C,..." June 25

  • Rangers Acquire Nick Holden From Colorado

    Blueshirt Banter "After a completely noiseless draft in terms of trades, the New York Rangers finally made a move and brought in a defenseman. According to an official team release, the New York Rangers have acquired Nick Holden from the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for a 4th-round draft pick in 2017. In terms..." June 25

  • Rangers To Go After Steven Stamkos

    Blue Seat Blogs "Per John Shannon and Elliotte Friedman on the NHL Network broadcast, the Rangers will be heavy players for Steven Stamkos. The salary cap is going to be a problem, and even with the summer cap the Rangers will need to clear space. But both Shannon and Friedman said that Stamkos will be presented..." June 25

  • NHL Entry Draft's later rounds wrongly ignored on many levels

    Edmonton Journal "The 2016 NHL Entry Draft will unfold this Friday, when the Toronto Maple Leafs are expected to draft Auston Matthews first overall. History has proven the first round is usually where the most prolific offensive players are chosen. The top-25 point producers during the last five NHL seasons..." June 24

  • Panthers sign Keith Yandle to 7-year contract worth reported $44.45M

    The Score "The Florida Panthers have signed defenseman Keith Yandle to a seven-year contract. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed by the club, but it's believed to be worth $44.45 million, carrying an average annual valuation of $6.35 million, according to Craig Custance of ESPN. That makes him the..." June 24

  • Rangers in hot pursuit of Blues defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk, who would be perfect fit

    New York Daily News "The Rangers weren’t eager to trade Keith Yandle’s negotiating rights to the Florida Panthers on Monday. GM Jeff Gorton and coach Alain Vigneault know that puck-moving defensemen with a strong first pass, power play moxie and skating ability are must-haves in the modern NHL – even if it means..." June 23

  • NHL confirms expansion to Las Vegas for 2017-18 season

    The Score "NHL commissioner Gary Bettman announced Wednesday that the league's Board of Governors unanimously approved expansion to Las Vegas for the 2017-18 season. Bill Foley will be principal owner of the franchise, which will play its home games at the recently opened T-Mobile Arena. Foley and his..." June 22

  • Here's your handy guide to how the NHL's Las Vegas expansion draft will work

    SB Nation "The NHL announced their expansion into Las Vegas on Wednesday afternoon. That's all very exciting for their fans and the city of Las Vegas, but the fans of the other 30 teams are probably wondering what this means for their clubs. That's because an expansion draft is coming in 2017. Every NHL..." June 22

  • NHL sets 2016-17 salary cap at $73M

    The Score "The salary cap for the 2016-17 NHL season has been set at $73 million, with a floor of $54 million, the league and NHLPA announced on Tuesday. The new cap marks an increase $1.6 million (2.2 percent) from last season, and comes from the NHLPA's vote to use its five-percent growth factor." June 22

  • NHL releases full schedule for 2016-17 season

    Sportsnet "he NHL’s 2016-17 regular season will commence Wednesday, Oct. 12, with a four-game slate, highlighted by the Edmonton Oilers playing their first game at their new arena, Rogers Place. The 1,230-game regular-season schedule – 82 games per team – will conclude Sunday, April 9. After closing..." June 21

  • Why Rangers were in a rush to deal Keith Yandle

    New York Post "That’s it for Keith Yandle as a Ranger. The Blueshirts traded the negotiating rights for the defenseman, an unrestricted free agent to be, to the Panthers on Monday in exchange for a sixth-round pick in next week’s draft, plus a fourth-round pick if Yandle signs with Florida. There was very..." June 21

  • Panthers acquire rights to Keith Yandle from Rangers

    The Score "The Florida Panthers have acquired the rights to pending unrestricted free-agent defenseman Keith Yandle from the New York Rangers, according to George Richards of the Miami Herald. In return, the Rangers will receive a sixth-round pick and a conditional fourth-round selection if Yandle signs..." June 21

  • NHL 2016-17 home openers announced, Penguins to host Capitals

    The Score "Just eight days after the Pittsburgh Penguins captured the Stanley Cup, the NHL announced they will raise their fourth championship banner to the rafters Oct. 13 when Sidney Crosby will host Alex Ovechkin and the rival Washington Capitals. The season will start a week later than usual with the..." June 20

  • Hurricanes probably won’t bring back Eric Staal

    Pro Hockey Talk "Yes, the Carolina Hurricanes re-signing Cam Ward felt a little … nostalgic, but there are limits to such sentiments. The Ottawa Sun reports that it’s “doubtful” that the Hurricanes will bring back Eric Staal. The 31-year-old played with the Hurricanes for more than a decade, logging 909 of..." June 19

  • Chris Kreider, during longest offseason of his career, says Rangers’ early exit not indicative of what’s to come

    New York Daily News "Chris Kreider told his agent to buzz off for a while as he settles into the longest offseason of his professional career. The restricted free agent forward had no updates Thursday night in Manhattan about his next contract or his future as a Ranger. “They don’t even know what the cap is yet and..." June 18

  • Top 10 trade candidates at the 2016 NHL draft

    The Hockey News "Draft day has usurped trade deadline day and free agent day as the NHL’s most exciting off-ice event, and it’s not because of the drafting. The last weekend in June has become a lightning rod for blockbuster trades because, unlike at the trade deadline, almost every franchise is a theoretical..." June 16

  • Order Of Selection For The 2016 NHL Draft

    kuklaskorner "The National Hockey League announced today the order of selection for the 2016 NHL Draft, June 24-25 at First Niagara Center in Buffalo. The first round will be conducted on Friday, June 24 and broadcast live by NBCSN in the United States and Sportsnet and TVA in Canada, beginning at 7 p.m., ET...." June 16

  • Bob McKenzie: Many teams interested in making ‘seismic shifts’ via trade

    Today's Slapshot "Bob McKenzie was on Vancouver’s TSN 1040 on Tuesday morning. On what he’s hearing on the trade rumor front: “Hard to say at this point. We just got off the Cup Final. I’ve got to zip out to Detroit for the Gordie Howe funeral tomorrow. We’ve got the awards in Vegas, then on to the draft in..." June 15

  • NHL buyout window opening: 13 top candidates

    Sportsnet "Painfully under-performing players, cumbersome contracts and a “relatively flat” 2016-17 salary cap got you down? Fear not, National Hockey League general managers. The annual buyout window will soon give you an easy out. All you have to do is convince your team’s owner to shell out millions..." June 14

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  1. 2016 Offseason Trade And Free Agent Thread-Lets Make Some Changes & Have Some Fun!!!
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