Rangers Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Shattenkirk has huge fans in Rangers' McDonagh, Skjei

    NHL.com "When defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk pulled a New York Rangers jersey over his head for the first time July 18, his new teammates were as excited as he was. Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh said that exhilaration has not worn off, and probably won't for a while. The Rangers captain is well aware..." July 26

  • Report: Rangers will try to trade D Holden

    TSN "Nick Holden could be on his way out of the Big Apple. Larry Brooks of the New York Post reports the Rangers are expected to try to trade the defenceman in order to add another centre to their roster. With Mika Zibanejad signing a five-year, $26.75 million contract on Tuesday, the Rangers are..." July 26

  • Rangers sign Mika Zibanejad to five-year, $26.75-million contract

    Sportsnet "The New York Rangers have come to terms on a five-year, $26.75-million contract with restricted free agent forward Mika Zibanejad. Zibanejad tallied 37 points with 14 goals last season with the Rangers after being traded to New York from Ottawa in July 2016. The 24-year-old was originally..." July 25

  • Zibanejad looking for $5.35 million from Rangers in arbitration

    Pro Hockey Talk "The New York Rangers and restricted free agent forward Mika Zibanejad are scheduled for an arbitration hearing on Tuesday if they can not come to an agreement on a new contract before them. On Sunday, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reported the numbers both sides are looking at heading into that..." July 23

  • Breaking down the number crunch on Rangers’ defense

    New York Post "History tells us that a team can never have too many NHL-caliber defensemen … unless, that is, having too many creates an unsustainable roster crunch. That is the enviable/unenviable scenario confronting the Rangers, who have approximately 10 weeks to sort things out before the season..." July 23

  • AHL players eligible to appear in 2018 Winter Olympics

    Fanrag Sports "As the war wages on of which hockey players can and cannot appear in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, another shoe dropped on Wednesday night with the announcement that players on AHL contracts will be allowed to appear. The same does not hold true at this time for those who..." July 20

  • Rangers Sign Goalie Alexander Georgiev

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The New York Rangers have made an interesting off-season move, signing Russian goaltender Alexander Georgiev to an entry-level contract. The 21-year-old keeper, who went undrafted in 2014 and 2015, was a free agent playing in the Finnish Liiga. CapFriendly reports that he’ll now head across the..." July 18

  • Kevin Shattenkirk explains other reason he signed with Rangers

    New York Post "If it was clear that Kevin Shattenkirk wanted to come play for the Rangers, maybe it wasn’t clear just how confident he was about their chance to win a Stanley Cup. The 28-year-old defenseman from New Rochelle signed his four-year, $26.6 million contract as a free agent on July 1, carrying an..." July 18

  • Last year’s Rangers flameout is leaving the NHL

    New York Post "Brandon Pirri’s status as a Ranger went from being an important fourth-line and power-play piece of the team’s potent, diversified attack over the season’s first five weeks to a spot on the taxi squad during the playoffs. Now, after failing to receive a qualifying offer from the Blueshirts and..." July 17

  • Bar was just set for Rangers’ Zibanejad deal — that will get tricky

    New York Post "Tampa Bay’s signings of Group II, salary arbitration-filers Tyler Johnson and Ondrej Palat have set a bar that should inform Mika Zibanejad’s negotiations with the Rangers in advance of No. 93’s scheduled hearing on July 25. Johnson, the center who will turn 27 before the end of the month,..." July 16

  • Rangers sign Filip Chytil to entry-level deal

    Fanrag Sports "The New York Rangers agreed to terms with forward Filip Chytil on a three-year, entry-level contract, the team announced on Friday. The 6-foot-2, 192-pound forward was selected with the No. 21 pick in the recent NHL Entry Draft. A product of the Czech Republic, Chytil appeared in 38 games with..." July 15

  • Rangers Agree to Terms With Forward Lias Andersson

    NHL.com "New York Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton announced today that the team has agreed to terms with forward Lias Andersson on a three-year, entry-level contract. Andersson, 18, skated in 42 games with HV71 of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL) this past season, registering nine goals and 10..." July 13

  • If J.T. Miller isn’t instantly Rangers’ next Stepan, who is?

    New York Post "Regarding the Rangers, just under two weeks away from Mika Zibanejad’s scheduled July 25 salary arbitration hearing: The hole in the Rangers’ middle created by Derek Stepan’s trade to the Coyotes is not likely to be filled immediately by shifting J.T. Miller off the wing. That’s the strong..." July 12

  • Is the Stanley Cup title window closing for the New York Rangers and Washington Capitals?

    ESPN "During a conference call on July 1 with reporters, free-agent defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk made it clear that he'd decided to sign with the New York Rangers for reasons in addition to their potential to win their first Stanley Cup since 1994. When he was 5. Joining the Blueshirts would fulfill..." July 12

  • Vigneault doesn’t mind working with man who might replace him

    New York Post "Alain Vigneault is way ahead of you. “Now that we have Lindy on board, I know what some fans and people in the media will say if we get off to a rough start or hit some bumps in the road,” the Rangers’ head coach told The Post by phone Monday after the official confirmation that longtime NHL..." July 11

  • Can prospect Neal Pionk start the season with the Rangers?

    Pro Hockey Talk "The New York Rangers’ defense is going to look different next season, but training camp will show us just how different it’ll be. New York bought out Dan Girardi, while Kevin Klein decided to retire from the NHL. Meanwhile, they signed Kevin Shattenkirk in free agency and they traded for..." July 10