Rangers Rumors & News

  • Rangers: Jeff Gorton happy with roster

    North Jersey "Yes, Rangers general manager Jeff Gorton said Saturday, he heard the talk about making massive changes to his roster when last season ended. Yes, he admitted, he even considered it. But Gorton managed to skillfully do a makeover on the fly, building a younger, deeper, faster team in a league..." September 25

  • Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi ready to have bounce back year

    New York Daily News "Dan Girardi doesn’t care what anyone thinks about how he played last season. The veteran defenseman, who constantly drew the ire of fans on social media during a disappointing year, was defiant Friday regarding talk that he isn’t the player he once was and that his 32-year-old body might be..." September 24

  • Vigneault is planning on reducing Lundqvist’s workload this season

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Rangers have been leaning heavily on goaltender Henrik Lundqvist since he entered the league in 2005. Lundqvist is no stranger to playing 60-plus games per season, but don’t be surprised if that doesn’t happen this year. If head coach Alain Vigneault has his way, Lundqvist will play a lot..." September 22

  • Rangers’ moves moot if Ryan McDonagh can’t revive defense

    New York Post "The Rangers seem to have added speed, skill and depth up front with acquisitions and signings of Mika Zibanejad, Pavel Buchnevich, Jimmy Vesey, Michael Grabner and Brandon Pirri. And that’s good. But the Blueshirts’ success this season will hinge on improvement in their back end and from their..." September 21

  • Team Canada enters World Cup of Hockey as betting favourite

    Sportsnet "Team Canada’s 3-2 win over Russia in their pre-tournament finale has solidified their spot atop the odds to win the World Cup of Hockey at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. Canada tallied two wins in three pre-tournament contests, but have been forced to make a number of roster changes..." September 17

  • Mats Zuccarello doesn’t ‘appreciate’ Rangers trading closest friends

    New York Post "Mats Zuccarello has a message for his teammates in New York. “Don’t be friends with me,” the winger told The Post. “Or else you might be traded.” Zuccarello, who is representing Team Europe in the World Cup, had his tongue in his cheek, of course. But the fact is that his two closest friends..." September 16

  • New Goalie Equipment Rules For 2016-17 Season

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL will have at least one new goaltending equipment restriction this season: slimmer hockey pants. 2016-17 was supposed to usher in a new era of streamlined goaltending equipment, but manufacturer delays pushed those changes back until further notice. NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly stated..." September 13

  • Window still open for Henrik Lundqvist

    NHL.com "Henrik Lundqvist has been one of the elite goaltenders in the NHL since his rookie season of 2005-06. He has won 374 regular-season games, has 55 wins in the Stanley Cup Playoffs and led the New York Rangers to the Stanley Cup Final in 2014. But time and circumstance appear to be against..." September 09

  • Daly: NHL is happy with CBA, no ‘storm clouds on the horizon’

    Pro Hockey Talk "According to NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly, the league is happy with how the current CBA is working and doesn’t think “there is anything major that would need fixing.” Translation: Daly doesn’t foresee another work stoppage, at least from the NHL’s perspective. “I think there’s a general..." September 06

  • Despite Reported Injury, Lundqvist Expected to Practice With Team Sweden Monday

    The Hockey Writers "Amid a flurry of reports of injuries in advance of the World Cup, there may be some terrible news for Team Sweden. The Swedish site Expressen.se reports that New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist may have been injured while golfing. The site ran pictures of Lundqvist holding his side in..." September 04

  • Chris Drury will be named assistant GM of the Rangers

    Pro Hockey Talk "The New York Rangers are expected to promote one of their former players. Chris Drury will be named the team’s next assistant general manager, according to ESPN.com’s Joe McDonald." September 02

  • NHL to add meldonium to banned substances list

    The Hockey News "Meldonium use has become a hot-button issue over the past several months, and the NHL is taking steps to ensure its players aren’t taking the substance. Russian news outlet TASS reported Tuesday that meldonium will be added to the list of substances banned by the NHL ahead of the coming season...." August 31

  • Power shifting from West to East in NHL

    SI "In any sport, league conferences are rarely created equal, and the NHL is no exception. Since 2010, the West has branded itself as the modern, faster-paced incarnation of hockey. The Chicago Blackhawks (Stanley Cups in 2010, '13, '15) and Los Angeles Kings (2012, '14) have done the loudest talking..." August 31

  • Dominic Moore joins Boston Bruins

    Today's Slapshot "Veteran forward Dominic Moore put up six goals and 15 points in 80 regular season games for the New York Rangers last season. As a bottom six forward, he’s remained serviceable – if not necessarily the most offensively productive – over the last few seasons, but failed to earn a new contract..." August 30

  • Bovada gives Canada best odds at 2016 World Cup of Hockey

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s no secret that Canada’s been on a strong run at the international level, and it’s no surprise that they’re considered the favorites heading into the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. Seriously, just look at the B Team put together by The Hockey News’ Mike Brophy; even with the strange hook of..." August 29

  • Brandon Pirri reportedly inks deal with Rangers

    Today's Slapshot "As the upcoming 2016-17 season grows ever closer, the final remaining free agents on the market have been getting snapped up by NHL clubs – and that includes, as of Thursday morning, forward Brandon Pirri. Per Elliotte Friedman, Pirri- who put up a 22-goal season just one year ago- has been..." August 25

  • Friedman shares latest intel on top NHL RFAs

    Today's Slapshot "Fresh off his Olympic work assignment, Sportsnet NHL Insider Elliotte Friedman dove back into the hockey scene on Tuesday evening with an appearance on NHL Network that covered the status of some of the top restricted free agents. Sean Monahan’s name was recently removed from that list, with..." August 23

  • Burke: Vesey will ‘make a difference’ but college free agent contributions equal a ‘pimple on an elephant’s butt’

    Pro Hockey Talk "We’ve stated before in this space that Brian Burke has never been afraid to deliver some interesting, comical one-liners when expressing his opinion. Asked this week for his take on how teams had been lining up to woo college free agent Jimmy Vesey — Sidney Crosby was part of Pittsburgh’s pitch..." August 21

  • Rangers, Vesey excited about future: 'We made a connection'

    The Score "Jimmy's got no regrets. The New York Rangers and their newest player, Jimmy Vesey, spoke with the media Friday night, after the highly sought-after free agent put pen to paper on a two-year, entry-level contract with the club. And both parties are ecstatic. "I am very pleased to be a part of..." August 20

  • Bruins' Beleskey unimpressed with Vesey: 'Bad decision, fella'

    The Score "Jimmy Vesey appears to have fanned the flames of the Boston-New York sports rivalry. Upon choosing the Rangers over his hometown Bruins after extensive meetings and deliberations, Vesey promptly caught a gibe from Boston forward Matt Beleskey, who signed with Boston as a free agent last summer." August 20

  • How the Vesey signing impacts the Rangers

    The Score "Just when you thought the spotlight on Jimmy Vesey's long-awaited decision couldn't get any brighter, he chose the shiniest city in the world. The 23-year-old Harvard product is heading to Broadway after signing with the New York Rangers on Friday, ending months of constant..." August 20

  • Jimmy Vesey ends drama, signs with Rangers

    Boston Globe "Former Harvard left winger Jimmy Vesey has agreed to a two-year entry-level contact with the New York Rangers, the team announced Friday on its official Twitter account. He will earn the NHL rookie maximum of $925,000 annually, plus a possible $1.925 million in performance bonuses. Vesey became..." August 19

  • Vesey's met with all teams on his list, will discuss options Thursday

    The Score "The clock is ticking, Jimmy. As the hockey world patiently awaits what will prove to be a very drawn-out decision by Jimmy Vesey, ESPN's Joe McDonald reports that the 23-year-old Harvard product has met with all the teams on his short list." August 18

  • Blackhawks, Rangers, Bruins on Vesey's Wednesday schedule

    The Score "The Jimmy Vesey sweepstakes will continue in earnest Wednesday with a trio of meetings. The college standout and his agents are expected to meet with the Chicago Blackhawks, New York Rangers, and Boston Bruins, according to Mark Divver of The Providence Journal. The Bruins, who will..." August 17

  • John Gilmour reportedly signs with Rangers

    Today's Slapshot "College free agency has finally hit this summer – and for Providence College defenseman John Gilmour, that has reportedly meant getting an entry-level deal with an NHL club. Mark Divver of the Providence Journal reports on Wednesday morning that Gilmour, who was a former seventh round pick of..." August 17

  • Jerseys, pucks at World Cup will include tracking chips

    The Score "The future is now for hockey. The NHL held a press conference Wednesday to discuss the upcoming World Cup of Hockey, including the introduction of brand new technology. It was unveiled that both pucks and player jerseys will feature computer chips that track player speed, distance between..." August 17

  • U.S. Senator says NHL sending ‘conflicting, mixed messages’ on concussions, CTE

    The Hockey News "In late July, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman responded to questions from U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal about hockey and its link to concussions and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Bettman wrote that research indicated no clear link could be drawn between the sport and CTE, and Blumenthal..." August 16

  • Bettman: NHL participation in 2018 Olympics not a current priority

    The Score "As of right now, the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang are not on Gary Bettman's mind. The NHL commissioner was at Busch Stadium on Tuesday to discuss January's Winter Classic between the St. Louis Blues and Chicago Blackhawks, but touched on other topics during his press conference. One of the..." August 11

  • NHL preseason schedule highlighted by arena debuts

    NHL.com "The 2016-17 NHL preseason schedule, released Wednesday, features the first games at two NHL arenas. On Sept. 26, the second day of the 15-day, 106-game schedule, the Edmonton Oilers open Rogers Place with a split-squad game against the Calgary Flames. Edmonton also will host the Anaheim Ducks..." August 10

  • Dates NHL Fans Should Have Marked on Their Calendars for the 2016-17 Season

    Bleacher Report "The National Hockey League will be celebrating its 100th anniversary this season, and it should be a special one. There will be four outdoor games featuring some big rivalries and historic firsts, and new NHLers will be introduced to hockey's biggest stage and play important roles for their new..." August 09

  • Rangers’ Mika Zibanejad, 23, waiting for his breakout season

    Newsday "Mika Zibanejad admitted it was hard to wrap his mind around the idea at first, that Ottawa was no longer his team, that he was headed outbound for New York to dress in Rangers clothing. But the shock to his system soon wore off. The 23-year-old center has embraced last month’s trade and hopes..." August 06

  • Zibanejad moved into new Ottawa house days before trade to New York

    The Score "Mika Zibanejad had plans to move this summer - within Ottawa. The newest member of the New York Rangers moved into a new house during his final days as a Senator, writes NHL's Dan Rosen. Zibanejad was traded on July 18 in a move that saw Derick Brassard head to the Canadian..." August 06

  • Ranking the 31 NHL general managers

    The Score "Every day this week, theScore's hockey editors are evaluating NHL teams on a different level of management. This time, we're focusing on the GMs, ranking them based on salary cap and asset management, as well as draft history. Farm systems Head coaches General managers Owners (Thursday, Aug...." August 03

  • No summer vacation for Ryan McDonagh

    NHL.com "New York Rangers captain Ryan McDonagh isn't used to spending so much time in Minnesota during the offseason. Before the Rangers were eliminated by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Eastern Conference First Round last season, they had advanced to at least the conference final three times in four..." July 31

  • Rangers Give Maxim Lapierre a PTO

    Blueshirt Banter "Maxim Lapierre, after playing one season in Europe, is hoping to return to the NHL in a New York Rangers jersey. I made mention of Lapierre’s time in Europe specifically so I could turn your attention to this article by Dustin L. Nelson from The Hockey Writers. " July 28

  • N.H.L. Commissioner Gary Bettman Continues to Deny C.T.E. Link

    New York Times "Responding to written questions from a United States senator about the effects of concussions in hockey, N.H.L. Commissioner Gary Bettman continued to deny a link between concussions and the brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or C.T.E. He blamed the news media for fanning fear of..." July 27

  • 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