Rangers Rumors & News

  • How Rangers tried to reassure, fix Shattenkirk during sit-down

    New York Post "It had only been 43 games into a four-year contract, so maybe it was a little early to make sweeping judgments about Kevin Shattenkirk’s time with the Rangers. But 43 games was also a good sample size to know that Shattenkirk was not giving the Blueshirts exactly what they expected when they..." January 15

  • Where the Rangers might be in regards to potential trades

    SNY TV "On Hockey Night in Canada, Elliotte Friedman said "the Rangers in a playoff spot but got lit up by Matt Barzal and the Islanders earlier today, I think the Rangers are starting to look and say 'are there other moves that we can make, similar to the one with Derek Stepan and Arizona at last years..." January 14

  • What should the Rangers do with Rick Nash around the deadline?

    SNY TV "Larry Brooks writes that Jeff Gorton should be in "aggressive listening mode" on Rick Nash when it comes to the trade deadline. (NY Post) Brooks says that when it comes to a price for Nash "nothing less than a first-rounder would do" but that since Nash is a UFA this summer, Gorton should also..." January 12

  • Rangers shouldn’t let winning fool them at trade deadline

    New York Post "Regarding the Rangers, a bubble team in a bubble league: 1. It is just about impossible to find anyone in hockey who believes that Jim Dolan would authorize the Blueshirts to be sellers approaching the Feb. 26 trade deadline and thus jeopardize playoff gates that are far from a sure thing..." January 10

  • The point being made by these curious Rangers benchings

    New York Post "There is very little reason to lose composure over the fact that coach Alain Vigneault decided second-year winger Pavel Buchnevich was the correct player to sit in the final game before the five-day bye week, a 2-1 loss to the Western Conference-leading Golden Knights out here on Sunday..." January 09

  • Lias Andersson showed the passion, emotion we say we want from athletes

    Pro Hockey Talk "The 2018 World Junior Hockey Championships came to an end on Friday night when Canada, thanks to a late goal from Tyler Steenbergen, knocked off Sweden 2-1 in the Gold Medal game. That is when the real show started. During the medal ceremonies Lias Andersson, a 2017 first-round draft pick of..." January 06

  • Swedish player Lias Andersson throws world juniors silver medal into stands

    USA Today "One of the difficulties of international hockey tournaments is that you get a bronze medal by winning a game, but are awarded a silver medal when you lose. Swedish team captain Lias Andersson was handed his silver medal Friday night after a hard-fought 3-1 loss to Canada in the world junior..." January 06

  • Rangers' Kreider to have rib removed

    TSN "New York Rangers forward Chris Kreider will undergo surgery to have his rib resected, the team announced on Friday. Following the surgery he will remain sidelined indefinitely. Kreider is sidelined indefinitely last week with a blood clot in his right arm." January 05

  • IIHF head will do 'everything in his power' to get NHL players in 2022 Olympics

    Sporting News "The head of the International Ice Hockey Federation is going to do all he can to get NHL players back into the Olympics in 2022. The NHL decided its players would not participate in the upcoming Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea in 2018 for several reasons. For one, the 14-hour time..." January 05

  • What Rick Nash’s demotion means for Rangers’ trade plans

    New York Post "Well this sure was a big, fat nothing burger from the Rangers, who never gave themselves much of a chance in what became a 5-2 defeat (bloated by a pair of empty-netters) to the Blackhawks at the Garden on Wednesday. The Blueshirts rarely possessed the puck while getting out-attempted 30-11 at..." January 04

  • Why the Winter Classic is still an NHL home run

    New York Post "The Winter Classic no longer creates the national footprint it did when the NHL’s outdoor extravaganza was created 10 years ago. It no longer makes for appointment viewing. Fact is, the national TV audience that peaked at 2.5 million for the 2009 game at Wrigley Field between the Blackhawks and..." January 02

  • Kevin Shattenkirk looking to be more than ‘work in progress’ with Rangers

    Pro Hockey Talk "Kevin Shattenkirk’s return home to play for the New York Rangers wasn’t filled with “sunshine and rainbows” as he jokingly said he expected after Sunday’s practice at Citi Field ahead of the 2018 Winter Classic. The big free agent acquisition hasn’t fully settled into his role on the blue line..." December 31

  • Rangers' Kreider out indefinitely with blood clot

    TSN "New York Rangers forward Chris Kreider has been diagnosed with a blood clot in his right arm and will be sidelined indefinitely, the team announced on Thursday. Kreider exited Wednesday's game after the first period and did not return." December 28

  • Vigneault pushes all the different buttons to wake up Rangers

    New York Post "For this night, Alain Vigneault was a master choreographer. Juggling every line combination and two of the three defense pairings in an effort to “catch everybody’s attention,” the coach coaxed just the response he was seeking. “When you switch everything up halfway through the season, that..." December 28

  • Rangers out to separate themselves in cutthroat division

    New York Post "It wasn’t lost on the Rangers what team is waiting for them on the other side of this Christmas break, and how within the clustered Metropolitan Division, one game could end up being the difference. The Rangers come out of the league’s civil three-day break, with a matchup against Alex Ovechkin..." December 27

  • Canadiens sure could use David Desharnais right now

    Montreal Gazette "Who would have thunk we would be halfway through the current season and wondering how much we miss David Desharnais? You remember him. Tiny — he was about 5-foot-7 — a guy who wasn’t drafted out of junior. Was invited to a Canadiens development camp on the recommendation of Guy Carbonneau and..." December 26

  • Digging into stats to find how Rangers’ top goal-scorer stacks up

    New York Post "Coloring the Blueshirts by numbers awaiting Wednesday’s return from the Christmas hiatus against Washington at the Garden: 1. Since Michael Grabner joined the Rangers at the start of last season, the Austrian Express leads the club in overall goal-scoring with 44, five more than Chris Kreider,..." December 26

  • Rangers must start considering their Ryan McDonagh options

    New York Post "You’ve heard from two headliners of the prospective marquee free-agent class of 2019, and you’ve heard that Erik Karlsson and Drew Doughty intend to reap rewards commensurate with their considerable worth. But you haven’t heard that kind of declaration from the star-spangled member of the..." December 25

  • Improvement by Devils reinvigorates rivalry with Rangers

    NHL.com "The red and blue jerseys in the crowd ran together like water paint as fans, some maybe even friends or neighbors, sat next to each other, shared armrests and cheered as loud as they could for their respective teams at Prudential Center. The chants from the sellout crowd of 16,514 were..." December 22

  • Rangers aren’t leaving their terrible start in the past

    New York Post "Having won 12 of their past 16 games entering a meeting Thursday with the Devils, the Rangers have pushed themselves back into the thick of things in the Metropolitan Division. But they’re making sure their brutal start doesn’t entirely go to waste. “I think for us, the good part about it is we..." December 21

  • Rangers are getting Mika Zibanejad back

    New York Post "Unless something unforeseen develops before Tuesday’s Garden puck drop against the Ducks, it will be Mika in the Middle for the Blueshirts. “I think this is the right time,” said Mika Zibanejad, who missed the past nine games with the aftereffects of the concussion he sustained against Detroit..." December 19

  • Henrik Lundqvist wants to play all the minutes he can

    New York Post "It might have come as a surprise with how much Henrik Lundqvist has played this early into the season. But according to the Rangers franchise backbone in net, this was all premeditated over the summer. “I feel like the more I play, the more relaxed I get,” Lundqvist said after getting both..." December 18

  • Mika Zibanejad injury is test Rangers can’t avoid

    New York Post "The phrase Alain Vigneault used superstitiously was “touch wood.” “We’ve been — touch wood — fairly healthy up front,” the Rangers coach said Wednesday morning in Ottawa, “other than Mika in the middle.” No, “Mika in the Middle” is not the name of a new sitcom, but there is drama as the..." December 15

  • Rangers get some much-needed good news on Mika Zibanejad

    New York Post "Last year, the Rangers were the NHL’s best team on the road. The sample size is still small this season, but so far the Rangers have the fewest road points in the league, something they’re hoping to change starting Wednesday at Ottawa. “These are huge games for us,” Rick Nash said. “You look..." December 13

  • Rangers-Stars at Madison Square Garden to go on after NYC bombing

    Sporting News "The Rangers' game Monday will be played as scheduled at Madison Square Garden under "increased security," the NHL team announced in a statement hours after a suspected terrorist detonated a potentially deadly “improvised low-tech explosive device” inside a New York City subway passageway during..." December 11

  • Henrik Lundqvist transformed his game and Rangers’ season

    New York Post "Regarding the Rangers, who might have added interest in Monday’s game at the Garden representing low-profile (no-profile) assistant Lindy Ruff in his first crack at the Stars team he coached the previous four seasons: 1. Henrik Lundqvist transforming his game on the fly at age 35 into a..." December 11

  • 2018-19 Salary Cap Projected At $78-82MM

    Pro Hockey Rumors "At the board of governors meeting today, the league shared projections for next season’s salary cap. According to Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic, that number is set to fall between $78-82MM depending on how the NHLPA uses their escalators. That’s an increase from this year’s $75MM ceiling, giving..." December 09

  • The NHL is political, whether you like it or not

    Sporting News "In the immediate aftermath of raising his fist, Lightning forward J.T. Brown received death threats. Brown, in the eyes of some hockey fans, had broken the cardinal rule of combining sports and the vague concept of politics. For, in the NHL, the best player is a quiet player who keeps his head..." December 08

  • Henrik Lundqvist expected to start against the Capitals tomorrow

    SNY TV "Alain Vigneault said that he expects Henrik Lundqvist to start tomorrow night against the Capitals." December 07

  • Necessity forcing Vigneault to coach differently than he wants

    New York Post "The Rangers are being coached, and have been for a while, as if every game were a playoff game. After an atrocious start to the season, it’s hard to dispute the necessity of that mentality as purveyed by Alain Vigneault. But it’s equally as hard to think that such urgency is sustainable, being..." December 07

  • Michael Grabner is chasing an obscure NHL record

    Pro Hockey Talk "In the summer of 2016 the New York Rangers signed Michael Grabner to a two-year, $3.3 million contract that probably did not get a ton of attention. So far he has proven to be a tremendous addition to the team’s lineup and has already scored 40 goals in his 103 regular season games with the..." December 06

  • The NHL's Most Valuable Teams

    Forbes.com "NHL team values are up 15% over last year to an average of $594 million, the biggest increase in three years. Deal-making in and out of hockey has been a boon to the NHL, most notably the $2.2 billion sale of the Houston Rockets (NBA), the $1.2 billion price for the Miami Marlins (MLB) and the..." December 05

  • Henrik Lundqvist has the flu and will not play tonight

    SNY TV "6:03PM: Alain Vigneault said, "Hank wasn't feeling well when we got here last night. Parties with kids on the weekend will do it to you. Last night, this morning we called up Alexander. Hank is at the hotel and hopefully he will feel better tomorrow." (NYR) 5:22PM: Henrik Lundqvist will not..." December 05

  • Rangers’ youth movement isn’t working out how they hoped

    New York Post "Regarding the Rangers, who, pending Sunday’s results, have the best record in the NHL (11-3, .786) since Oct. 31, but remain on the outside looking in at the playoffs: 1. General manager Jeff Gorton never expected Lias Andersson to be in Sweden and Tony DeAngelo to be in Hartford at this..." December 04

  • Mika Zibanejad concussion is crushing to Rangers

    New York Post "The Rangers shallowest position just got even more so, as the team announced that first-line center Mika Zibanejad suffered a concussion and is out indefinitely. According to coach Alain Vigneault, Zibanejad was injured when he was hit by Red Wings forward Darren Helm near the end of a game..." November 30

  • IIHF backs Russia’s participation in Pyeongchang Olympics

    Pro Hockey Talk "The International Ice Hockey Federation doesn’t want to see hockey suffer at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. With the International Olympic Committee set to rule on whether Russia can compete at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games next week, the IIHF threw its support behind Russia’s..." November 28

  • The missing pieces that could keep Rangers from playoffs

    New York Post "As of early Monday evening, all three local NHL teams were in the playoff picture, making for what could be an interesting hockey winter in the metropolitan area. But the Thanksgiving Rule that most teams in playoff position by the final Thursday in November are going to make it to the postseason..." November 28

  • Rangers rookie’s aggravating season hits another snag

    New York Post "Just like that, Boo Nieves will disappear again. The Rangers rookie was present for the team’s optional practice Saturday afternoon, but coach Alain Vigneault has ruled him out for Sunday’s game against the Canucks at the Garden because of a hip pointer he suffered in Friday night’s win over..." November 27

  • Ryan McDonagh will be ‘shut down’ until at least Sunday

    New York Post "The Rangers began life — at least a short stint, they hope — without Ryan McDonagh, as their captain was sidelined for his team’s 6-1 victory over the Hurricanes at PNC Arena on Wednesday night. McDonagh had testing done on Tuesday that revealed he had a “mild strain” in his abdomen, according..." November 23

  • Surging Rangers dealt big blow with Ryan McDonagh injury

    New York Post "Just when the Rangers were starting to find their game, winning seven of their last nine contests, crawling out of that large hole they dug for themselves, comes this: Ryan McDonagh, their most valuable player not named Henrik Lundqvist, their captain, will miss a game Wednesday against the..." November 22

  • Rangers bring back punishing old-school style to end funk

    New York Post "Six-plus months after the fact, the Rangers’ second-round, six-game playoff defeat to Ottawa that ultimately broke up that old gang on Broadway remains difficult to fathom. If it wasn’t quite the 1960 World Series, in which the Yankees outscored the Pirates 55-27 yet lost in seven games, the..." November 20

  • 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