Rangers Rumors & News

  • New York Rangers Have Plenty Of Holes To Fill

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The New York Rangers are a team with multiple holes to fill during the offseason as they have lost two key players in center Derek Stepan, who they traded to Arizona on Friday and blueliner Dan Girardi, who they waived before the expansion protection rosters were due a week ago, to protect younger..." June 25

  • Erin Andrews, former NHL player Jarret Stoll get married in Montana

    Sporting News "Some congratulations are in store for Erin Andrews and Jarret Stoll. The Fox Sports reporter and the former NHL player tied the knot on Saturday in front of close family and friends, People reported. The wedding took place at sunset in Montana, Andrews' rep confirmed. Interestingly..." June 25

  • Rangers GM ‘open to anything’ on new Zibanejad contract

    Pro Hockey Talk "Along with working to fix his team’s defense, the big issue at hand for New York Rangers general manager Jeff Gorton this offseason is coming to terms with restricted free agents Jesper Fast and Mika Zibanejad. Following the NHL draft on Saturday, Gorton was asked where things stand in those..." June 25

  • Rangers pick up extra draft pick and a ton of forwards

    New York Post "At least Jeff Gorton was self-aware of how these draft recaps go. “We always come here and tell you we got all our guys,” the Rangers general manager said Saturday at United Center after Rounds 2-7 were completed. “So that’s what I’m going to tell you.” His Blueshirts had two first-round..." June 25

  • Rangers pick two European centers in first round of NHL Draft

    Newsday "With their two first-round picks in the NHL draft on Friday night at United Center, the Rangers took two European centers. The first one, Sweden’s Lias Andersson, has New York connections and the second, Filip Chytl, is a 17-year-old who played against men in the Czech Republic last season. “We..." June 24

  • Lindy Ruff to join Rangers as assistant coach

    TSN "Lindy Ruff is heading back behind the bench. Larry Brooks of the New York Post reports that Ruff is expected to join the New York Rangers as an assistant coach in charge of defence. Ruff would replace Jeff Beukeboom, who's expected to join the team's front office in a scouting capacity." June 24

  • Coyotes acquire Stepan, Raanta from Rangers for No. 7 pick, DeAngelo

    Sportsnet "The Arizona Coyotes have acquired forward Derek Stepan and goaltender Antti Raanta from the New York Rangers in exchange for the seventh-overall pick in Friday night’s NHL draft and defenceman Anthony DeAngelo. Stepan, 27, completed his seventh season with the Rangers and had 17 goals and 55..." June 23

  • Golden Knights' Oscar Lindberg: Taken in expansion draft

    CBS Sports "Lindberg appears to have been selected by the Golden Knights in Wednesday's expansion draft, per Frank Seravalli of TSN. Lindberg notched just 20 points this past year while averaging a mere 10:50 of ice time, but has shown flashes of the talent that saw him taken in the second round of the..." June 21

  • How Derek Stepan dangle could evolve into Rangers blockbuster

    New York Post "Regarding the Rangers, who can do no more than hang up and listen until the NHL roster freeze is lifted on Thursday, a day after Vegas fills its roster in the expansion draft: 1. Derek Stepan has considerable value on the trade market, but unless the Rangers are able to parlay moving him into a..." June 20

  • Coyotes among multiple teams with serious interest in Rangers' Stepan

    The Hockey Writers "With the Montreal Canadiens trade to acquire Jonathan Drouin from the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday, the organization gave up a very sound prospect from their blue line. There’s no proof that the Canadiens traded away a for-sure top-pair defenseman in Mikhail Sergachev, but the Canadiens decided..." June 17

  • New York Rangers Agree To Terms With Matt Puempel

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The New York Rangers have come to terms with one of their pending restricted free agents, signing Matt Puempel to to a one-year contract. The deal is worth $725K for next season. The extension will now allow the Rangers to expose Puempel and one other forward to fill their exposure requirements..." June 14

  • NHL’s salary cap likely to be set at $75-million for 2017-18

    Fanrag Sports "In a bit of good news, the Athletic Toronto’s James Mirtle has reported that the NHL is likely to see the salary cap go up for the upcoming season. In a bit of bad news, though, it isn’t expected to go up by much. Mirtle reports that NHL commissioner Gary Bettman expects the league to see..." June 14

  • Rangers' Stepan on trade market

    TSN "New York Rangers forward Derek Stepan is on the trade market as the off-season starts to heat up, according to TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie. If the Rangers want to trade Stepan and the $26 million left on his contract over the next four years, they'll have to do it by the end of the month as..." June 14

  • New York Rangers To Buy Out Dan Girardi

    Pro Hockey Talk "In a bold but perhaps unsurprising move,the New York Rangers will buy out the contract of defenseman Dan Girardi when the window opens tomorrow. For all the fans clamoring as to why the team would not ask him to waive his no-movement clause before the expansion draft, this is an answer. Team..." June 14

  • Rangers will hold onto 2 vets as the Vegas-exposed clears up

    New York Post "The deadline came and went Monday afternoon, and neither Dan Girardi nor Marc Staal had been asked to waive his no-move clause for the sake of being exposed in the expansion draft, The Post has learned. That means both of the Rangers’ veteran defensemen will be protected when the Vegas Golden..." June 13

  • Rangers will hold onto 2 vets as the Vegas-exposed clears up

    New York Post "The deadline came and went Monday afternoon, and neither Dan Girardi nor Marc Staal had been asked to waive his no-move clause for the sake of being exposed in the expansion draft, The Post has learned. That means both of the Rangers’ veteran defensemen will be protected when the Vegas Golden..." June 13

  • Flames, Jets contact Rangers about Raanta

    Pro Hockey Talk "Goaltending is an issue both the Calgary Flames and Winnipeg Jets need to address this offseason. The New York Rangers have one goalie, Henrik Lundqvist, signed to a long-term deal with a no-movement clause, which protects him from the Las Vegas expansion draft, and another, Antti Raanta, who..." June 11

  • Rangers testing trade waters but right partner may prove elusive

    New York Post "The Rangers have been active in conversations with clubs that either face a protection problem on defense or might be willing to trade a legitimate top-pair righty, but we’re told nothing is imminent. Among others, yes, the Avalanche’s Tyson Barrie is a person of interest. So is Jacob Trouba of..." June 11

  • A hip surgery could decide who Rangers lose to Vegas

    New York Post "The lone Ranger who needed offseason surgery turned out to be Jesper Fast. The team announced Monday that the winger underwent a successful labral repair of his left hip. The recovery is expected to be five months, meaning Fast won’t be back until November, missing all of training camp and about..." June 07

  • Could Devils get best return from Rangers for major trade piece?

    New York Post "There can be no more meaningful endorsement of Ilya Kovalchuk than the fact the people who knew him best as a teammate or member of their organizations before he left for the KHL four years ago are interested in acquiring the dynamic 34-year-old winger from the Devils as he prepares to return to..." June 04

  • What will the Rangers do with Antti Raanta this offseason?

    Fanrag Sports "Goaltender Cam Talbot shined for the New York Rangers in Henrik Lundqvist’s absence. After performing as a reliable backup goaltender for the Rangers in 2013-14, the Rangers re-signed Talbot to a one-year extension worth $1.45 million in December 2014 in anticipation of his two year, $1.125..." June 04

  • Henrik Lundqvist suffered knee injury at World Championships

    Pro Hockey Talk "New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist will spend most of his summer rehabbing a knee injury that he suffered while playing for the Swedish national team at the 2017 World Championships. Lundqvist confirmed the injury to Swedish newspaper Sport-Express and said he is looking at a rehab time..." June 03

  • NHL to consider ‘centralized’ decision-maker for goalie interference challenges

    Pro Hockey Talk "It was the offside challenge that drew most of the attention last night, but according to NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly, there could be a change coming to the process of goalie interference challenges. Daly was asked Monday if it might be better to have just one person in Toronto, with one..." May 31

  • NHL officially won’t participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics, cites hypocritical reason for not playing

    The Comeback "Prior to Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Nashville Predators, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and deputy commissioner Bill Daly spoke with the media about a variety of topics concerning the league. The interviews went great if you hate ads on jerseys, mediocre..." May 30

  • Stanley Cup playoffs structure highlights absurd regular season

    New York Post "Nashville, which finished with the exact same record as the Islanders and with the same number of points as the Lightning (with one fewer victory, no less), is four wins away from the Stanley Cup — so remind me again of the value of the six-month, 82-game grind of the NHL regular season, if you..." May 28

  • Rangers Ready To Make Major Moves On Defense

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The New York Rangers biggest need might just be acquiring a top defenseman and the Rangers are going to give a long, hard look at Washington Capitals’ blueliner Kevin Shattenkirk. The 28-year old veteran is coming off his best offensive season yet, scoring 13 goals and 43 assists for 56 points for..." May 28

  • NHL and Apple agree to deal to put iPads on benches

    Fanrag Sports "Technology has been slowly seeping its way into professional sports over the last several years more and more, and now the NHL is going with the trend. The league has struck a multi-year deal with Apple that should make it easier on coaches and players alike to make in-game adjustments. Rather..." May 26

  • Looking at the NHL’s top 12 buyout candidates in 2017

    Sportsnet "Under-performing players, albatross contracts and a relatively flat 2017-18 salary cap got you down? Fear not, National Hockey League general managers. The annual buyout window will soon hand you a get-out-jail card. But it ain’t free. All you have to do is convince your team’s owner to..." May 24

  • Rangers, UFA Smith likely to talk this week

    New York Post "Brendan Smith’s sights are not necessarily set on hitting the open market on July 1, but the impending free-agent defenseman’s agent made it clear Monday that while the 28-year-old could eschew free agency to remain with the Rangers, it would have to be for a fair market value deal. “Brendan..." May 23

  • Marc Savard Details Post-Concussion Anxiety, Depression In The Players’ Tribune

    NESN "For Marc Savard, it’s not the Matt Cooke hit that haunts him; it’s the hit that ended his career. The former Boston Bruins center last touched NHL ice on January 22, 2011, when he took a hit from then-Colorado Avalanche defenseman Matt Hunwick that caused his head to hit off the glass — his..." May 16

  • Rangers shake up minors as Chris Drury keeps climbing

    New York Post "The Rangers didn’t wait for their annual Palm Springs Summit to start making moves this offseason. With the organizational meeting, usually set at president Glen Sather’s western hub of operations, coming up soon, the franchise fired Ken Gernander as the coach of AHL Hartford after the Wolf..." May 16

  • NHL’s top 17 UFAs of 2017: Latest rumours

    Sportsnet "As hotly anticipated as the Kevin Shattenkirk Sweepstakes are for Kevin and the Shattenkirks, 2017’s NHL free agency class is shaping up to be one of the weakest in years. Potential summer of ’17 UFA bank-breakers Jamie Benn, Victor Hedman, Brent Burns and Brad Marchand all inked maximum-term..." May 15

  • Sabres 'hosting' 2018 Winter Classic vs. Rangers reportedly saves MSG $40M

    CBS Sports "When the NHL unveiled plans for its 2018 Winter Classic , New York garnered attention not only because the Big Apple was deemed the host of the 10th annual outdoor game but also because two "local" teams, the New York Rangers and Buffalo Sabres, were slated to square off with each other. Now,..." May 12

  • What’s next for Rangers? Position-by-position look at roster

    New York Post "General manager Jeff Gorton goes into the offseason with a mandate to change the core, even if doing so might create a scenario under which the Rangers take one step back next season in order to be in position to take two or three forward in the following season or two. Because, while the..." May 11

  • New York Rangers Looking To Add Young Defense

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Alain Vigneault met with the media today in New York, and talked about several topics the Rangers will need to address this summer. According to Dan Rosen of NHL.com, the Rangers will be looking to add youth to their defense corps meaning lesser roles for Dan Girardi and Marc Staal, should they..." May 11

  • Lundqvist to join Sweden at worlds

    TSN "Sweden's entry at the 2017 IIHF World Championship is getting an injection of royalty. Henrik Lundqvist announced on Thursday that he will fly out to Germany on Friday to join the Tre Kronor for the remainder of the the tournament. The New York Rangers goalkeeper joins his twin brother,..." May 11

  • Rangers can’t ignore the Henrik Lundqvist reality any longer

    New York Post "Henrik Lundqvist is not the problem with the Rangers, but the 35-year-old franchise goaltender is no longer capable of being the singular solution to the Cup-less streak of 23 years, either. Truth is, he never was, was he? Or else there’d have been a parade up the Canyon of Heroes at least once..." May 11

  • Does Derek Stepan still fit into the Rangers future?

    New York Post "The Rangers’ core never has been more in question, and that includes Derek Stepan. The Blueshirts’ alternate captain and de facto top center did not mince words when evaluating his own postseason, a harsh evaluation after his team’s season ended with a 4-2 loss to the Senators in Game 6 of the..." May 11

  • 5 questions facing the Rangers this offseason after early playoff exit

    New York Daily News "Before this season began expectations weren’t sky-high for the Rangers, who after losing the 2014 Stanley Cup Final had legitimate championship aspirations for the ensuing two seasons. Jeff Gorton didn’t overhaul the roster before the 2016-17 campaign, but he retooled and put together a group that..." May 11

  • Rangers face tough expansion draft, buyout decisions

    Sportsnet "A sobering thought for New York: What if this is as good as it gets for this Rangers core? Win a series or two, maybe three, but four? Never. Only two NHL teams have sustained playoff relevance longer than the Henrik Lundqvist–era New York Rangers, who made their seventh consecutive..." May 10

  • Henrik Lundqvist's Stanley Cup window almost shut after Rangers' elimination

    Sporting News "There are few more heartbreaking scenes in sports than watching a beloved star player leave the game for good without ever capturing a championship. That’s why when goaltender Henrik Lundqvist skated to the bench after the Rangers were officially eliminated by the Senators in Game 6 of their..." May 10

  • Karlsson helps Senators eliminate Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Ottawa Senators coach Guy Boucher said his team has learned from every game throughout the postseason. Those lessons were on display Tuesday night as the Senators advanced to their first conference final since 2007. Erik Karlsson once again played like an MVP, registering a..." May 09

  • 2018 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic to feature Sabres and Rangers

    NHL.com "The 2018 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® will feature the Buffalo Sabres® and New York Rangers® on Jan. 1, 2018 at Citi Field, home of the New York Mets, the National Hockey League (NHL®) announced today. The New Year's Day game will be broadcast live on NBC, Sportsnet and TVA Sports at 1 p.m...." May 09

  • Turris' second effort lifts Senators to OT win vs. Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "OTTAWA -- Near the end of two lopsided thrashings at Madison Square Garden, Kyle Turris was physically abused by the New York Rangers. On Saturday at Canadian Tire Centre, Turris struck back. Turris, Ottawa's top producing center during the regular season, found the back of the net at..." May 06

  • Lindberg scores twice as Rangers rout Senators

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- In a second straight dominating performance, the New York Rangers defeated the Ottawa Senators 4-1 in Game 4 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series Thursday night at Madison Square Garden. The best-of-seven playoff series is even at two games apiece, with Game 5 set for..." May 05

  • One gritty Ranger emphatically enforces Vigneault’s message

    New York Post "It was the turn of Tanner Glass, by serendipitous coincidence, to read out the starting lineup to his teammates before the Rangers would take the Garden ice for Thursday’s Game 4 of the conference semifinals against the Senators. “I went ‘At center, Step [Derek Stepan], on left wing, myself’..." May 05

  • Don’t tell these Rangers it’s their last shot at Stanley Cup

    New York Post "The playoffs are always about this shift, then the next shift, and then the one after that. Always about this game, then the next game, and then the one after that. Always about now. Always about the small picture. But the small picture is always within a larger picture. Always must be..." May 04

  • Brendan Smith, key deadline pickup, thriving in playoffs for Rangers

    New York Daily News "The way things have turned out, perhaps the Rangers are better off with Brendan Smith instead of Kevin Shattenkirk, the apple of contenders’ eyes at the trade deadline. And that is not a slight against Shattenkirk, rather a recognition that Smith in these playoffs has been everything the Rangers..." May 04

  • Rangers ‘just wanted it more than us,’ says Sens coach

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Ottawa Senators didn’t lose their structure against the New York Rangers. They lost their desperation to win. That’s how Ottawa coach Guy Boucher saw last night’s 4-1 loss at MSG. The Rangers dominated from the very beginning. It was 2-0 after 20 minutes, and the Sens could not battle..." May 03

  • NHL unveils list of players exempt from expansion draft

    Fanrag Sports "The NHL has revealed a list of players exempt from the expansion draft as agreed upon with the NHLPA: Dave Bolland, Craig Cunningham, Chris Pronger, Cody McCormick, David Clarkson, Johan Franzen, Joe Vitale, Ryan Clowe, Mikhail Grabovski, Pascal Dupuis, Nathan Horton and Stephane Robidas. As..." May 03

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