Rangers Rumors & News

  • Kevin Shattenkirk not ready to call it quits on this season

    New York Post "This is not the same for the Rangers and Kevin Shattenkirk as it was at the beginning of the season. The expectations for an eighth straight playoff berth have now all but vanished, and Shattenkirk’s first year on Broadway already has been defined by injury and disappointment. So the talented..." March 24

  • NHLPA agrees to GM-recommended change for goalie interference

    The Score "The NHL Players Association has approved the general mangers' proposed change to goaltender interference video reviews that would give the league's hockey operations department the final call over the on-ice referee. Unanimous approval from the Board of Governors is still required before the..." March 22

  • Ryan Spooner expected to start tonight's game at center

    SNY TV "Ryan Spooner is expected to start tonight's game against Philadelphia at center. (NY Post) He is slated to play between Jimmy Vesey and Pavel Buchnevich. Spooner is a career 42.8% on faceoffs and in 11 games with the Rangers he has only won 9 of 35. In 13 games with the Rangers, Spooner..." March 22

  • New York Rangers Open To Trading First-Round Pick

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The New York Rangers were busier than any other team at the trade deadline, tearing down their old core by trading players like Rick Nash, Nick Holden, Michael Grabner, J.T. Miller and of course Ryan McDonagh. Those moves came with the benefit of stockpiling draft picks, but that’s not necessarily..." March 21

  • NHL recommends hockey ops makes goalie interference calls

    The Score "NHL general managers have officially recommended a change to the goaltender interference rule, agreeing to leave video reviews up to the league's hockey operations department rather than on-ice referees, commissioner Gary Bettman announced Wednesday. The team responsible for making the calls..." March 21

  • Henrik Lundqvist is ready to see some action again

    New York Post "Henrik Lundqvist will finally return to the net for the Rangers on Tuesday night at the Garden against the Blue Jackets after the franchise goaltender had been given a three-game respite so that the coaching staff and management could get a good look at rookie Alexandar Georgiev. Lundqvist most..." March 20

  • Goaltender Interference Dominates GM Meetings

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL General Managers are currently at their yearly meetup in Boca Raton, Florida, and the agenda is filled with discussions on how to make the game better and more appealing to fans. Goaltender interference reviews were one of the biggest issues heading into the meetings, and one brought up..." March 19

  • Rangers finally getting a chance to test out teenage draft picks

    New York Post "The most interesting time of the second half of the Rangers’ season is drawing near. That would be when both first-round picks from the most recent draft — center Lias Andersson (No. 7 overall) and Filip Chytil (No. 21) — get to come up and play as many NHL games as possible without burning the..." March 19

  • Rangers adding Erik Karlsson a dream that should stay that way

    New York Post "On three different occasions over the past few weeks, The Post has encountered people inside the NHL who either implied or inquired about the possibility of the Rangers going after superlative defenseman Erik Karlsson, who it seems inevitable will be traded by the Senators before the June 22..." March 17

  • Rangers getting a good look at the future, despite playoff disappointment

    Pro Hockey Talk "Silver linings for teams far off the playoff line are few and far between at this time of the year. But if there is one that can be taken for any team looking at re-tooling or rebuilding for next season, it’s the ability to take a look at the future crop against NHL adversaries. The New York..." March 17

  • Rangers back open for business this summer

    Fanrag Sports "The New York Rangers have been very open about the rebuilding/retooling process they’re undergoing, but there do seem to be undercurrents of this being a quicker operation than some might have expected. The Rangers have always been tied to big trade rumors or free agent signings over the..." March 15

  • Rangers playing it straight, and it’s killing their draft prospects

    New York Post "Rangerstown is filled with folks attempting to conjure ways for the Blueshirts to move into the entry draft’s top three if luck isn’t with the club at the lottery drawing, and yes, I see you there among the riffraff, Mr. General Manager Jeff Gorton. Entering Wednesday night’s NBCSN showcase..." March 15

  • Six NHL coaches on the hot seat: Which team will be first to make a move?

    USA Today "An oddity of the 2017-18 NHL regular season is that not a single coach has been fired. Five coaches were fired in-season in 2016-17. It may mean that several coaching changes will occur in the offseason. Here are six vulnerable coaches: Alain Vigneault, New York Rangers: The Rangers have..." March 10

  • NHL jumps into esports market with international tournament

    Pro Hockey Talk "The National Hockey League is finally entering the esports market and teaming up with EA Sports to deliver the 2018 NHL Gaming World Championship, a bracket-style 1-on-1 tournament that will begin on Saturday, March 24 for players in the U.S., Canada and Europe. Players can register at..." March 09

  • Rangers could get top defenseman back soon

    New York Post "It was a sight for sore eyes, Kevin Shattenkirk skating on the Garden ice with his teammates on Tuesday morning for the first time since he underwent surgery Jan. 22 to repair the torn meniscus in his left knee. Despite Rangers management declaring a rebuild and going into the farther reaches..." March 07

  • New York Rangers Sign Ty Ronning To Entry-Level Contract

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The New York Rangers have added another prospect to their organization, signing WHL forward Ty Ronning to a three-year entry-level contract. The contract will likely start in 2018-19, when Ronning will join the professional ranks. Ronning, 20, is having an outstanding season with the Vancouver..." March 05

  • Winning is exposing how much fire sale affected the Rangers

    New York Post "Misfits? Leftovers? Or, just the Rangers, in the wake of the wholly unanticipated and strange sweep of their three-game trek through western Canada? 1. The mandate from ownership/management to deconstruct and reconstruct was righteous, but there is no doubt that it caused trauma within the room..." March 05

  • Spooner presents Rangers with another tough future decision

    Pro Hockey Talk "Ryan Spooner is really cuddling up to this opportunity to make waves with the New York Rangers. After collecting two assists in his Rangers debut (being involved in both goals in a 3-2 overtime loss to Detroit), Spooner topped himself last night, generating three more assists as the Rangers..." March 02

  • The Significance Of March 1st On The NHL Calendar

    Pro Hockey Rumors "There has been quite the influx of prospect signings today as no fewer than four players have inked their entry-level contracts. This isn’t a coincidence as March 1st is an important day on the NHL calendar that often goes under the radar. When players sign contracts in-season, the first year..." March 02

  • Behind the Rangers’ big trade and the major decisions up next

    New York Post "Regarding the team now identified as Rest of the Rangers, or in the Olympic spirit, ROR: 1. Left unsaid in the decision to trade Ryan McDonagh to Tampa Bay on Monday is management’s belief the Blueshirts were/are in need of a more inspirational and perhaps even confrontational personality as..." February 28

  • Rangers general manager comes clean on fire sale logic

    New York Post "This was not dipping a toe into the waters of a rebuild. This was diving in headfirst. Just as the Rangers said they would, they have embraced a full overhaul of their roster, and went through their most dramatic leap just moments before Monday’s 3 p.m. trade deadline. That’s when they..." February 27

  • Colorado Avalanche, New York Rangers Swap Minor Leaguers

    Pro Hockey Rumors "In an unusually late announcement, the Colorado Avalanche have agreed to send defenseman Chris Bigras to the New York Rangers for defenseman Ryan Graves, per BSN Denver’s Adrian Dater. Both players will remain at the AHL level for now. Bigras, 23, has actually played in 46 NHL games, including..." February 26

  • Rangers reportedly deal captain McDonagh to Lightning

    Sporting News "For the second time in the last five NHL trade deadlines, the New York Rangers reportedly traded their captain to the Tampa Bay Lightning. Though neither team has made an official announcement, multiple outlets are reporting that the Rangers traded defenseman Ryan McDonagh to the Lightning..." February 26

  • Could ESPN try and regain some NHL TV rights in the next round of contract negotiations?

    Awful Announcing "The NHL has a long history on ESPN, with games airing there from 1980-82, 1985-88, and 1992-2004. Since that time, the league has been on NBC and Versus/NBCSN in addition to its own NHL Network, and the ten-year extension of the NBC/NBCSN deal in 2011 means rights won’t come up until after the..." February 26

  • Rangers score big in trade for star who just couldn’t score big one

    New York Post "It was the 9:15 mark of the second overtime of Game 5 in L.A., the Rangers were facing extinction, and here was Derek Stepan laying a gorgeous cross-ice pass onto the stick of Rick Nash for the right-wing one-timer into the yawning near side of the net that would send the Cup final back to the..." February 26

  • Rangers, Bruins working on potential Rick Nash trade

    Mass Live "The Rick Nash sweepstakes might be coming to a close soon, and the Boston Bruins are reportedly right in the middle of the frenzy. Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman tweeted Saturday night that the Bruins are in on the Rangers winger, adding that Boston 'appear(s) to be (the) leading contender' for..." February 25

  • Bruins acquire Nash from Rangers for 2018 1st RD, Spooner, Belesky, and Lindgren

    Boston Herald "Help is coming for the Bruins. The Bruins agreed to a trade that will bring Rangers forward Rick Nash to Boston. In return the Bruins are sending prospect Ryan Lindgren, Ryan Spooner, Matt Beleskey and a first-round pick in June's draft and a seventh-round pick next year to New York. " February 25

  • Brassard trade to Penguins being reworked, Golden Knights involved

    Sportsnet "The complicated trade between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Ottawa Senators seems to be getting more complex by the minute. According to Sportsnet insiders Nick Kypreos and Elliotte Friedman, the teams are reworking the details of Friday’s reported deal to send Derick Brassard from Ottawa to..." February 23

  • Gary Bettman doesn't believe NHL players will go to 2022 Beijing Games

    USA Today "NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said Friday that the Winter Olympics previously have been "incredibly disruptive" to the league and he doesn't anticipate NHL players participating in the 2022 Games in Beijing. Speaking in a panel discussion at the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in Boston,..." February 23

  • Trades fantasy hockey owners should root for

    Pro Hockey Talk "Trades can really liven things up for a sport, so here’s hoping that the intriguing Michael Grabner to Devils move is the catalyst for a memorable stretch of swaps. While there’s always the risk that a player will struggle to get acclimated to a new city and new teammates, trades can also..." February 23

  • Teams must avoid overpaying for Rick Nash in free agency

    Fanrag Sports "Rick Nash has likely played his last game as a member of the New York Rangers. The organization decided to sit him against the Montreal Canadiens to prevent any possible injury on Thursday night. The former first draft pick has garnered plenty of interest as a rental, which makes sense...." February 23

  • ESPN to simulcast TSN NHL trade deadline show Monday

    Awful Announcing "Hockey fans who accuse ESPN of ignoring their sport won’t have quite as much to gripe about at this year’s trade deadline. ESPN announced Friday that it will simulcast TSN’s TradeCentre will be simulcast on ESPN3 all day Monday and on ESPN2 from 2-4 p.m. ET. The show will be hosted by James..." February 23

  • Rangers trade Michael Grabner to Devils in 1st deal between teams

    New York Post "One more down, a few more to go. The Rangers were set to trade Michael Grabner to the Devils on Thursday in exchange for a second-round pick and 20-year-old defensive prospect Yegor Rykov, who was New Jersey’s 2016 fifth-round pick (No. 132 overall) and is currently playing for SKA St...." February 23

  • Rangers sit Nash, Grabner amid reported trade talks

    Mass Live "Hold on, folks. The New York Rangers might be getting ready to make a move. Ahead of New York's matchup against the Montreal Canadiens Thursday, Brett Cyrgalis of the New York Post reported that both Rick Nash and Michael Grabner will not play in the matchup -- adding that the Rangers are..." February 22

  • 'Action picking up' on Grabner trade talks

    TSN "A few years ago, there were legitimate questions about whether or not Michael Grabner was playing himself out of a National Hockey League job. The low point was surely his 2015-16 campaign with a rebuilding Toronto Maple Leafs team. Grabner’s goal-scoring production had fizzled in prior seasons..." February 22

  • Rangers trying to stick together while waiting to be torn apart

    New York Post "By the time the Rangers take the ice Thursday night in Montreal, there will only be about 92 hours left of skating on eggshells. Ever since management let it be known on Feb. 8 that it would be open for business — for deals focused on the long-term and not saving this season — there has been an..." February 22

  • Chris Kreider could return to Rangers lineup in next few games, ‘good to go’ after being diagnosed with blood clot

    New York Daily News "Nearly two months after he was diagnosed with a blood clot in his right arm, Chris Kreider has been medically cleared and could return to the Rangers’ lineup within the next few games. “He’s good to go,” Alain Vigneault said of Kreider after Wednesday’s practice. “Obviously not tomorrow..." February 21

  • Ryan McDonagh’s interesting place in Rangers’ fire sale

    New York Post "For headline purposes, the term “fire sale” works just fine as applied to MSG ownership’s commitment to transform the Rangers roster just as it transformed the building over the summers of 2011, 2012 and 2013. Literally, however, with all dictionary definitions of the term as both a noun and..." February 21

  • NBC Sports chairman acknowledges Olympic hockey ratings are down dramatically with NHL players sitting out

    Awful Announcing "NBC’s shot at projected strong viewership for this winter’s Olympic hockey tournament ended on May 29, 2017, when the NHL announced that its players would not be allowed to participate. Nine months later, the Olympic group stages are through, and NBC is indeed suffering from an absence of..." February 20

  • Nick Holden traded to Boston for a 3rd round pick

    SNY TV "The Rangers have traded Nick Holden to the Boston Bruins for a third round pick in 2018 and defenseman Rob O'Gara. The Rangers did not retain any salary in the trade. (LeBrun) From the release: O'Gara, 24, has skated in 43 games with the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League..." February 20

  • Rangers’ disaster could have silver lining for franchise future

    New York Post "Regarding the Rangers, on the road to purgatory (and at Montreal on Thursday). 1. When Rick Nash goes, it will mark the exit of the last in a long line of Rangers brought in as a savior after having been some other team’s franchise player. With Henrik Lundqvist, a seventh-round selection in..." February 20

  • Buchnevich to return for Rangers against Senators

    NHL.com "Pavel Buchnevich will return to the New York Rangers lineup Saturday against the Ottawa Senators at Canadian Tire Centre (2 p.m. ET; TVAS, TSN5, MSG, NHL.TV). The forward has been sidelined with concussion symptoms. He was injured by a hit from Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Jake Gardiner..." February 16

  • Rangers GM: We won't burn 1st year off any contracts

    New York Post "Prioritizing the future over the present isn’t only about making moves leading into the trade deadline. It means protecting the contract status of 2017 first-round draft selections Lias Andersson and Filip Chytil, as well. “We are not going to burn the first year off any contracts,” general..." February 16

  • New York Rangers More Interested In Adding Players Than Picks

    Pro Hockey Rumors "When the New York Rangers openly admitted to fans that the team would undergo large changes as they look to tear down and then rebuild their roster, they made it quite clear what they were after. In a letter from Glen Sather and Jeff Gorton, the team claimed to be “focused on adding young,..." February 16

  • Interest In Rick Nash From Several Teams

    Pro Hockey Rumors "TSN’s Frank Seravalli released an update to his Trade Bait board, and Rick Nash has taken over the top spot. Evander Kane had been there for the entire season, but with the New York Rangers obvious position as sellers, Nash has become the prize of the trade deadline. Seravalli reports that more..." February 15

  • How quickly can the Rangers get back to where they want to be?

    SNY TV "Larry Brooks wrote in the NY Post that, besides Henrik Lundqvist, the Rangers are expected to hang onto Chris Kreider, Kevin Shattenkirk and Pavel Buchnevich. He says that they will probably keep Brady Skjei, Jimmy Vesey, Mika Zibanejad and, if he is healthy, Marc Staal. " February 15

  • The Rangers are looking for a first round pick for Grabner

    SNY TV "Pierre LeBrun writes that Grabner might be generating the most interest from teams around the league because of his cap hit and production. (The Athletic) LeBrun wonders if the Rangers would be able to get a low first round pick in exchange for Grabner." February 14

  • Kreider Returns to Practice for First Time Since Blood Clot

    NHL.com "Chris Kreider was always grateful for the opportunity to play the game he loves for a living. But those feelings are a little fuller following a blood clot that has sidelined him since Dec. 27 and that required surgery to repair. Early on following the clot's discovery and ultimate remedy, the..." February 14

  • NHL trade rumors: Possible landing spots for Rangers' Rick Nash?

    Newark Star-Ledger "The 2018 NHL trade deadline is less than two weeks away. With the 3 p.m. deadline on Feb. 26 quickly approaching, rumors and trade talk continue to heat up, and the action will continue to grow leading up to the deadline. Here are NHL trade rumors from around the league for Wednesday, Feb. 14,..." February 14

  • Nashville Predators “All In” On Rick Nash

    Pro Hockey Rumors "In his latest 31 Thoughts column for Sportsnet, venerable hockey insider Elliotte Friedman confirms what has been rumored for the last few weeks: the Nashville Predators are going hard after Rick Nash. Friedman states that the Predators are “all in” on the New York Rangers forward, but wonders if..." February 13