Rangers Rumors & News

  • It’s clear what Rick Nash wants out of uncertain Rangers future

    New York Post "This is a time of uncertainty for Rick Nash, the valuable Ranger who for the first time in his career is a pending free agent and whose greatest value to the organization might be as a blue-chip rental property to exchange for futures as the Feb. 26 trade deadline approaches. “I’ve aware of..." November 16

  • Gruesome injury won’t keep Jimmy Vesey out of lineup

    New York Post "There are a handful of ways to describe what happened to Jimmy Vesey on Saturday afternoon at the Garden — disgusting, gruesome, extremely painful, cringe-worthy. Then there is this description of Vesey’s appearance, coming from coach Alain Vigneault: “Looks like a hockey player. Beautiful..." November 14

  • Jimmy Vesey lost a tooth in his lip

    Pro Hockey Talk "New York Rangers forward Jimmy Vesey was hit in the mouth by the skate of Edmonton Oilers forward Zach Kassian on Saturday afternoon, leaving his mouth a bloodied mess and knocking out a couple of teeth. Where did those teeth go you might be wondering? Somewhere on the ice? Picked up by an..." November 12

  • Vintage rink used by 1994 Rangers sells at auction for $49,100

    ESPN "The Madison Square Garden rink used by the New York Rangers from 1991 through 2013 was sold on Saturday night for $49,100. The lot, sold by Goldin Auctions, includes the dasher boards, Plexiglas, benches, goals and nets. "New Yorkers love their hockey, and a big fan wanted to keep the..." November 12

  • Henrik Lundqvist undefeated with his new mask

    New York Post "Henrik Lundqvist debuted his new mask with the shiny silver cage on Halloween, what turned out to be a game when the Rangers goalie backstopped his team to a victory over the Golden Knights. It just so happened to also be the first game of a winning streak that extended to five straight games..." November 09

  • After blockbuster, here are six players who could be traded this season

    USA Today "The Ottawa Senators’ inability to re-sign potential unrestricted free agent Kyle Turris was the impetus for Sunday's three-team blockbuster deal that involved Turris, Matt Duchene, plus four other players and three draft picks. The Senators didn’t want the risk of having Turris leave without..." November 07

  • Best NHL trade targets with Duchene off the market

    Pro Hockey Talk "Fans of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Columbus Blue Jackets, Carolina Hurricanes, and other teams must feel a little left out after this weekend. While those GMs either were afraid to pay the sticker price or weren’t in the conversation, the bottom line is that the Ottawa Senators got Matt Duchene,..." November 07

  • Rangers go on a run, powered in part by Lundqvist, Shattenkirk

    Pro Hockey Talk "The New York Rangers finished Saturday a stone’s throw from .500 (6-7-2), with Kevin Shattenkirk and Henrik Lundqvist ranking as key parts of their surge. Perhaps everything’s going according to plan, and it merely is just coming together late enough to make people a little nervous? Either..." November 05

  • NHL fines Stamkos, Hayes and Killorn after Rangers and Lightning water squirt battle

    Sporting News "New York Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault laughed and said "boys will be boys" Thursday after his Blueshirts skated to a 2-1 overtime victory over the Lightning down in Tampa. His quip was in reply to a question about an early third-period sequence in which a squirt of water led to a response..." November 03

  • Former Ranger Dan Girardi ready for ‘weird’ game against old team

    Pro Hockey Talk "Dan Girardi spent the first 11 years of his NHL career with the New York Rangers, but that all changed this summer when the team decided to buy out his contract. For those of us on the outside, the decision was a lot less surprising. Stay-at-home defensemen with big contracts are becoming more..." November 02

  • Rangers rally for ‘emotional’ win on day of NYC attack

    New York Post "The Rangers arrived at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday to play a hockey game they desperately needed to win. But what happened earlier in the afternoon in the city they call home gave their meeting with the Golden Knights a different kind of importance. There was a pregame moment of silence..." November 01

  • Alain Vigneault may have one game left

    New York Post "There is considerable chatter circulating within the industry that Tuesday night’s match at the Garden against Vegas could determine the fate of coach Alain Vigneault, whose Rangers slipped to 3-7-2 with Saturday night’s 5-4 defeat in Montreal that featured another distressing, no-show first..." October 30

  • With Girardi gone from Yankees, New York’s hot seat shifts to Vigneault

    Pro Hockey Talk "The good news is that the New York Rangers are in a position to steal at least a few headlines in New York. The bad news is that they’re not really making the positive headlines that you’d hope for, as Alain Vigneault probably nods sadly at the phrase “no news is good news.” With each loss –..." October 29

  • Lundqvist might not be Rangers’ best option right now

    New York Post "This isn’t about a goaltending controversy because there is none and this isn’t about the big picture, because for the Rangers these days the only picture that matters is the one right in front of their faces. In other words, the next game and nothing more than the next game. And in the..." October 27

  • Henrik Lundqvist: Leg tweak the ‘least of my concern’

    New York Post "It was a bit alarming when Henrik Lundqvist did not practice Tuesday, as the franchise goaltender had said he “twisted” his leg late in the second period of his team’s 4-1 loss to the Sharks at the Garden on Monday night. Lundqvist did finish the game and said afterward that the leg was “the least..." October 25

  • A near-term Rangers solution will have to come from within

    New York Post "Regarding the Rangers, working on a victorious muscle memory in advance of Monday’s match at the Garden against San Jose. 1. Since the inception of the salary cap in 2005-06, there has been one major pre-January trade in the NHL. That was the Islanders’ swap of Matt Moulson (and a first and..." October 23

  • A solution to the NHL’s advanced stats problem

    New York Post "During a recent casual conversation with someone who has been intimately involved in the NHL for decades, he jokingly said this: “You ever think that all of these off-ice officials are actually the same people in every arena?” It was a funny take on this gaggle of people in each city who keep..." October 20

  • Report: NHL might scrap All-Star Game in favor of international event

    CBS Sports "The NHL All-Star Game has been somewhat of a shapeshifting beast over the years. A lot about the annual midseason event has changed, from the game's format to the way teams are picked and how players are voted in. But soon the league's All-Star Game may cease to exist altogether. According to a..." October 17

  • Rangers’ ideal reinforcement is center they already recruited

    New York Post "Regarding the Rangers, whose logo could well be a question mark heading into Tuesday’s Game 4 of the season, at the Garden against the Blues: 1. It is a long way to the Feb. 26 trade deadline, 60 games through which the Blueshirts must navigate from here to there. But the inability of longshot..." October 10

  • Rangers claim forward Adam Cracknell off waivers from Stars

    Sportsnet "The New York Rangers have claimed forward Adam Cracknell off waivers, Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston is reporting. Cracknell, 32, had 10 goals and 16 points in 69 games with the Dallas Stars last season. " October 09

  • Rangers preparing ‘bag of tricks’ to help beleaguered power play

    New York Post "Principles and personnel on the specialty units will be different for the Rangers when the regular season gets underway at the Garden on Thursday against the Avalanche. In addition to Kevin Shattenkirk, imports Anthony DeAngelo and David Desharnais have roles on the man-advantage units while..." September 30

  • NHL Board of Governors discuss place of anthems before games

    Sportsnet "“It” wasn’t supposed to even be on the agenda at Wednesday’s NHL Board of Governors meeting. This was supposed to be a regular, run-of-the-mill meeting in New York City to rubber stamp a rule change, and get regular updates from various league departments. “It” was a discussion about..." September 29

  • Rangers’ roster comes into view with one rookie’s breakthrough

    New York Post "Welcome to the show, kid. At the very least, the Rangers are allowing Filip Chytil the chance to see if he hang with the big boys, keeping the first-round pick (No. 21 overall) with the team after the cuts came Thursday to bring the Blueshirts very close to their opening-night roster. Chytil,..." September 29

  • Puempel, Hammond on waivers Thursday

    TSN "For the second straight year, Matt Puempel has been placed on waivers. The New York Rangers placed the winger on waivers Thursday, three months after re-signing the restricted free agent to a one-year deal. The Rangers picked up Puempel on waivers last November after he was let go by the..." September 28

  • Olympic roster decisions starting to take shape

    Sportsnet "As the parent of a five-year-old, my interest in minor hockey has grown exponentially the last few years. He’s a decent skater, but isn’t sure he wants to play. Despite that, you’re trying to learn everything you can. Toronto is a funny place for minor hockey. A friend of mine who used to coach..." September 28

  • NHLPA issues statement in support of players’ peaceful protests

    Sportsnet "The NHL Players’ Association officially joined the political conversation on Wednesday. In an email sent to players by executive director Donald Fehr, the NHLPA stated that any players who would like to participate in peaceful protests of their own “would of course have the full support of the..." September 28

  • Huge step? Doctors may find a way to identify CTE in living NHL players

    Pro Hockey Talk "Pro Football Talk’s Josh Alper and TSN’s Rick Westhead pass along what could be a breakthrough Boston University study – or at least the early stages of a breakthrough – in how concussions/CTE are handled in sports. The key: after only being able to study brains of deceased athletes, there’s a..." September 27

  • A new No. 1: McDavid edges Crosby in TSN's Top 50 player poll

    TSN "Not even back-to-back Conn Smythe trophies were enough for Sidney Crosby to hold off Connor McDavid for one more year. For the first time in the eight-year history of TSN’s Top 50 player poll, Crosby was knocked off his perch as the projected No. 1 player in the NHL, as decided by a panel of 22..." September 26

  • NHL suspends Andrew Desjardins two preseason games for illegal check to the head

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL’s Department of Player Safety has issued another two-game preseason suspension, this time to Andrew Desjardins of the New York Rangers. The incident occurred during the first period of Saturday’s game between the Rangers and New Jersey Devils, as Desjardins delivered a hit to the head..." September 26

  • NHL’s Bettman says he respects players’ views on political issues

    Sportsnet "National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman says he respects players’ views on political and social issues and "people are going to have to decide what makes them comfortable." Several pro hockey players have commented President Donald Trump’s call for protesting NFL players to be fired...." September 26

  • IIHF release Olympic hockey schedule

    TSN "Canada opens defence of its Olympic men's hockey gold Feb. 15 versus Switzerland and women's gold Feb. 11 against Russia. The International Ice Hockey Federation released the ice hockey schedules and matchups Monday for the Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Canada's women, who are..." September 25

  • J.T. Miller to begin season on the wing for New York Rangers

    Sporting News "With two preseason games remaining for the New York Rangers, head coach Alain Vigneault said now is generally the time the roster is thinned out, and the remaining players are the ones who will make the team. But ahead of the Rangers game Monday night at Madison Square Garden against the..." September 25

  • NHL goalies won’t wear smaller chest protectors this season

    Sportsnet "NHL goalies will get to wait another year until they are required to downsize their chest protectors, according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports. The proposal to reduce the size of certain pieces of goaltender equipment — specifically their chest protectors and pants — was discussed at last..." September 18

  • Marc Staal has same mindset after coach’s comments

    Newsday "Marc Staal said Friday that his mindset isn’t changing after Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault said the veteran defenseman will be in a battle for ice time this season. “It’s his opinion . . . this is my 11th season, I’m not naïve. I don’t take anything for granted. I come into camp with that..." September 15

  • Rangers coach drops bombshell Stanley Cup comparison

    New York Post "At the beginning and end of every season, there is that word again — window. Unprompted, Rangers coach Alain Vigneault brought up the window of opportunity to win a championship during his opening press conference Thursday on the eve of on-ice training camp. Now in his fifth year behind the..." September 15

  • Jean Ratelle to have his No. 19 retired by Rangers in February

    New York Daily News "When Jean Ratelle received a phone call earlier this year from Rangers president and former teammate Glen Sather telling Ratelle the franchise wanted to retire his No. 19, Ratelle responded quickly. "It'd be a great honor," he told Sather. "And then I thought the line went dead," Ratelle..." September 13

  • IIHF president Rene Fasel shoots down talk of late NHL Olympics deal

    Sportsnet "Although the NHL said in April that it would no longer be participating in the 2018 Olympics, there has been hope that the league, IIHF and IOC would still be able to strike a late agreement to ensure a best-on-best tournament. A month after the NHL’s announcement, IIHF president Rene Fasel..." September 13

  • NHL players survey: 21 of 31 say Quebec City should be next for expansion

    USA Today "If the NHL decides to add a 32nd team, players would want it to be located in Quebec City, Quebec. USA TODAY Sports polled 31 high-profile players at the NHL/NHL Players' Association media tour and 21 (67.7%) chose Quebec as the venue the league should next embrace. Seattle finished second..." September 11

  • Rick Nash, entering final year of Rangers contract, feeling pressure of impending free agency

    New York Daily News "Rick Nash has never been an unrestricted free agent, but the veteran Ranger who will be 34 years old when free agency begins next summer is entering the final year of his contract, which carries a $7.8 million cap hit. “Every year I want to have the best year possible. But this year, it’s an..." September 09

  • Report: NHL trade deadline will be Feb. 26

    Pro Hockey Talk "The 2017-18 NHL trade deadline, one of the most highly anticipated days of the hockey calendar, will take place on Feb. 26, according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports. The lead-up to last year’s trade deadline saw a number of high profile deals." September 08

  • Rangers name Brian Leetch, Brad Richards hockey operations advisors

    Sportsnet "The New York Rangers have hired former players Brian Leetch and Brad Richards as advisers. General manager Jeff Gorton announced the hires Tuesday. Leetch and Richards will work on prospect development and assist with on-ice development for the Rangers and their top affiliate, the American..." September 05

  • Ryan Malone to attend Wild training camp on PTO

    Sportsnet "Forward Ryan Malone will attend Minnesota Wild training camp on a professional tryout. Malone last played in the NHL in 2014-15, suiting up in six games for the New York Rangers." August 31

  • Jean Ratelle's Number 19 to Be Retired on February 25, 2018

    NHL.com "New York Rangers President Glen Sather announced today that the organization will retire jersey No. 19 in honor of Rangers great Jean Ratelle in an on-ice ceremony prior to the Rangers' game against the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday, February 25, 2018 as part of Jean Ratelle Night presented by..." August 28

  • Rangers giving former Devils agitator a tryout

    New York Post "The Rangers’ wait continues on Alex Kerfoot’s small “d” decision, with the free-agent center from Harvard “still processing” his options as of late Tuesday, according to one individual familiar with the situation. But as the Rangers — and Canucks, plus perhaps another finalist in the bidding..." August 23

  • Don Cherry on Olympics: ‘I’m glad we’re not going’

    Sportsnet "NHL players may be unhappy with the league’s decision to not participate in the 2018 Olympics, but it suits Don Cherry just fine. The colourfully dressed commentator and former coach joined Sportsnet’s Starting Lineup on Tuesday morning and discussed how impractical it would be for everyone to..." August 22

  • Gorton deserves kudos for Rangers’ rebuild on the fly

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s easy for fans to demand a full-on rebuild when times get tough for their team. It’s another matter for a general manager to actually commit to years of losing, with no guarantee of brighter days ahead. For Jeff Gorton, a tear-it-down rebuild was never really an option in New York..." August 18

  • Trade to Rangers could open door for DeAngelo

    NHL.com "A chance to spend a full season in the NHL had defenseman Anthony DeAngelo excited to learn he'd been traded to the New York Rangers. "I think it'll be good," DeAngelo said Friday. "I think there's changes going on there. They're still a good hockey team. I just have to go in there and try to..." August 16

  • Lundqvist healthy, set for Rangers training camp

    NHL.com "Back on the ice after recovering from a knee injury, New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist can already feel his competitive juices beginning to flow as he prepares for the start of training camp on Sept. 15 and his 13th NHL season. "I've been skating a few times now and I feel good,"..." August 10

  • Zero indication Rangers want Bozak

    TSN "With left-handed shot Nick Holden reportedly on the trade block, some have linked the Toronto Maple Leafs to the New York Rangers defenceman in a trade for centre Tyler Bozak. However, Larry Brooks of the New York Post reports that with the Rangers already slated to be up against the cap this..." July 27

  • Why dumping Marc Staal is Rangers’ only route to Maple Leafs center

    New York Post "If the Rangers were engaged in serious talks with the Maple Leafs regarding Tyler Bozak, the only way the Blueshirts could pull off a deal for the veteran center with the $4.2 million cap hit would be to buy out Marc Staal by Thursday’s deadline. There is zero indication that either is..." July 27