Rangers Rumors & News

  • Looking at the NHL’s top 12 buyout candidates in 2017

    Sportsnet "Under-performing players, albatross contracts and a relatively flat 2017-18 salary cap got you down? Fear not, National Hockey League general managers. The annual buyout window will soon hand you a get-out-jail card. But it ain’t free. All you have to do is convince your team’s owner to..." May 24

  • Rangers, UFA Smith likely to talk this week

    New York Post "Brendan Smith’s sights are not necessarily set on hitting the open market on July 1, but the impending free-agent defenseman’s agent made it clear Monday that while the 28-year-old could eschew free agency to remain with the Rangers, it would have to be for a fair market value deal. “Brendan..." May 23

  • Marc Savard Details Post-Concussion Anxiety, Depression In The Players’ Tribune

    NESN "For Marc Savard, it’s not the Matt Cooke hit that haunts him; it’s the hit that ended his career. The former Boston Bruins center last touched NHL ice on January 22, 2011, when he took a hit from then-Colorado Avalanche defenseman Matt Hunwick that caused his head to hit off the glass — his..." May 16

  • Rangers shake up minors as Chris Drury keeps climbing

    New York Post "The Rangers didn’t wait for their annual Palm Springs Summit to start making moves this offseason. With the organizational meeting, usually set at president Glen Sather’s western hub of operations, coming up soon, the franchise fired Ken Gernander as the coach of AHL Hartford after the Wolf..." May 16

  • NHL’s top 17 UFAs of 2017: Latest rumours

    Sportsnet "As hotly anticipated as the Kevin Shattenkirk Sweepstakes are for Kevin and the Shattenkirks, 2017’s NHL free agency class is shaping up to be one of the weakest in years. Potential summer of ’17 UFA bank-breakers Jamie Benn, Victor Hedman, Brent Burns and Brad Marchand all inked maximum-term..." May 15

  • Sabres 'hosting' 2018 Winter Classic vs. Rangers reportedly saves MSG $40M

    CBS Sports "When the NHL unveiled plans for its 2018 Winter Classic , New York garnered attention not only because the Big Apple was deemed the host of the 10th annual outdoor game but also because two "local" teams, the New York Rangers and Buffalo Sabres, were slated to square off with each other. Now,..." May 12

  • What’s next for Rangers? Position-by-position look at roster

    New York Post "General manager Jeff Gorton goes into the offseason with a mandate to change the core, even if doing so might create a scenario under which the Rangers take one step back next season in order to be in position to take two or three forward in the following season or two. Because, while the..." May 11

  • New York Rangers Looking To Add Young Defense

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Alain Vigneault met with the media today in New York, and talked about several topics the Rangers will need to address this summer. According to Dan Rosen of NHL.com, the Rangers will be looking to add youth to their defense corps meaning lesser roles for Dan Girardi and Marc Staal, should they..." May 11

  • Lundqvist to join Sweden at worlds

    TSN "Sweden's entry at the 2017 IIHF World Championship is getting an injection of royalty. Henrik Lundqvist announced on Thursday that he will fly out to Germany on Friday to join the Tre Kronor for the remainder of the the tournament. The New York Rangers goalkeeper joins his twin brother,..." May 11

  • Rangers can’t ignore the Henrik Lundqvist reality any longer

    New York Post "Henrik Lundqvist is not the problem with the Rangers, but the 35-year-old franchise goaltender is no longer capable of being the singular solution to the Cup-less streak of 23 years, either. Truth is, he never was, was he? Or else there’d have been a parade up the Canyon of Heroes at least once..." May 11

  • Does Derek Stepan still fit into the Rangers future?

    New York Post "The Rangers’ core never has been more in question, and that includes Derek Stepan. The Blueshirts’ alternate captain and de facto top center did not mince words when evaluating his own postseason, a harsh evaluation after his team’s season ended with a 4-2 loss to the Senators in Game 6 of the..." May 11

  • 5 questions facing the Rangers this offseason after early playoff exit

    New York Daily News "Before this season began expectations weren’t sky-high for the Rangers, who after losing the 2014 Stanley Cup Final had legitimate championship aspirations for the ensuing two seasons. Jeff Gorton didn’t overhaul the roster before the 2016-17 campaign, but he retooled and put together a group that..." May 11

  • Rangers face tough expansion draft, buyout decisions

    Sportsnet "A sobering thought for New York: What if this is as good as it gets for this Rangers core? Win a series or two, maybe three, but four? Never. Only two NHL teams have sustained playoff relevance longer than the Henrik Lundqvist–era New York Rangers, who made their seventh consecutive..." May 10

  • Henrik Lundqvist's Stanley Cup window almost shut after Rangers' elimination

    Sporting News "There are few more heartbreaking scenes in sports than watching a beloved star player leave the game for good without ever capturing a championship. That’s why when goaltender Henrik Lundqvist skated to the bench after the Rangers were officially eliminated by the Senators in Game 6 of their..." May 10

  • Karlsson helps Senators eliminate Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Ottawa Senators coach Guy Boucher said his team has learned from every game throughout the postseason. Those lessons were on display Tuesday night as the Senators advanced to their first conference final since 2007. Erik Karlsson once again played like an MVP, registering a..." May 09

  • 2018 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic to feature Sabres and Rangers

    NHL.com "The 2018 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® will feature the Buffalo Sabres® and New York Rangers® on Jan. 1, 2018 at Citi Field, home of the New York Mets, the National Hockey League (NHL®) announced today. The New Year's Day game will be broadcast live on NBC, Sportsnet and TVA Sports at 1 p.m...." May 09

  • Turris' second effort lifts Senators to OT win vs. Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "OTTAWA -- Near the end of two lopsided thrashings at Madison Square Garden, Kyle Turris was physically abused by the New York Rangers. On Saturday at Canadian Tire Centre, Turris struck back. Turris, Ottawa's top producing center during the regular season, found the back of the net at..." May 06

  • Lindberg scores twice as Rangers rout Senators

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- In a second straight dominating performance, the New York Rangers defeated the Ottawa Senators 4-1 in Game 4 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series Thursday night at Madison Square Garden. The best-of-seven playoff series is even at two games apiece, with Game 5 set for..." May 05

  • One gritty Ranger emphatically enforces Vigneault’s message

    New York Post "It was the turn of Tanner Glass, by serendipitous coincidence, to read out the starting lineup to his teammates before the Rangers would take the Garden ice for Thursday’s Game 4 of the conference semifinals against the Senators. “I went ‘At center, Step [Derek Stepan], on left wing, myself’..." May 05

  • Don’t tell these Rangers it’s their last shot at Stanley Cup

    New York Post "The playoffs are always about this shift, then the next shift, and then the one after that. Always about this game, then the next game, and then the one after that. Always about now. Always about the small picture. But the small picture is always within a larger picture. Always must be..." May 04

  • Brendan Smith, key deadline pickup, thriving in playoffs for Rangers

    New York Daily News "The way things have turned out, perhaps the Rangers are better off with Brendan Smith instead of Kevin Shattenkirk, the apple of contenders’ eyes at the trade deadline. And that is not a slight against Shattenkirk, rather a recognition that Smith in these playoffs has been everything the Rangers..." May 04

  • Rangers ‘just wanted it more than us,’ says Sens coach

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Ottawa Senators didn’t lose their structure against the New York Rangers. They lost their desperation to win. That’s how Ottawa coach Guy Boucher saw last night’s 4-1 loss at MSG. The Rangers dominated from the very beginning. It was 2-0 after 20 minutes, and the Sens could not battle..." May 03

  • NHL unveils list of players exempt from expansion draft

    Fanrag Sports "The NHL has revealed a list of players exempt from the expansion draft as agreed upon with the NHLPA: Dave Bolland, Craig Cunningham, Chris Pronger, Cody McCormick, David Clarkson, Johan Franzen, Joe Vitale, Ryan Clowe, Mikhail Grabovski, Pascal Dupuis, Nathan Horton and Stephane Robidas. As..." May 03

  • Glass could replace Buchnevich for Rangers

    Pro Hockey Talk "Alain Vigneault wouldn’t say for sure, but don’t be surprised if Tanner Glass replaces Pavel Buchnevich in the Rangers’ lineup tonight in New York. The first clue was Buchnevich’s ice time Saturday in Ottawa — just 5:46 in a game that went to double overtime. Buchnevich, the 22-year-old rookie..." May 02

  • Rangers get back in series with dominating win vs. Sens

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Conceding a late goal in Game 1. Giving up two late goals in Game 2 and another in overtime. The New York Rangers would be hard-pressed to find more crushing ways to drop the first two games of their Eastern Conference semifinal series with the Ottawa Senators. Facing the..." May 02

  • 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on NBC seeing ratings uptick from last year

    Awful Announcing "The NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs are doing well for NBC on its cable, broadcast and online platforms. NBC says through 49 games in the postseason, it’s averaging 829,000 viewers across broadcast and online and it adds that’s up three percent from 2016. Last year, the average was 808.000. And it..." May 02

  • League points finger at union in NHL concussion case

    TSN "The National Hockey League says the NHL Players’ Association has repeatedly interfered with its attempts to introduce rules over the past 50 years to limit staged fighting, better safeguard players and bolster penalties for dangerous head hits. NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly made the..." May 02

  • Rangers bolster much-maligned blue line with college free agent

    Fanrag Sports "There was reportedly plenty of interest around the NHL for second-year Minnesota-Duluth defenseman Neal Pionk following an impressive sophomore campaign this year. If Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman is to believed, though, he may be about to go off the market. Friedman reported on Monday..." May 01

  • Ilya Kovalchuk Wants Sign-And-Trade To NYC Or Florida

    Pro Hockey Rumors "As reported last week, Russian veteran forward Ilya Kovalchuk, who has played the last four years in the KHL, wants to return to the NHL next year. The 34-year-old wing now says he would like a sign-and-trade out of New Jersey, according to the New York Post’s Larry Brooks. It was also tweeted by..." May 01

  • The Rangers have no chance with this Henrik Lundqvist

    New York Post "The game was a mess, but what a glorious, unpredictable, entertaining playoff mess it was. Unless, of course, you are Henrik Lundqvist, one of his teammates or one of the citizens of Rangerstown. Then it was a disaster. Give Lundqvist and the Rangers a two-goal lead in the third period of a..." April 30

  • Devils win No. 1 pick in NHL Draft Lottery

    NHL.com "New Jersey Devils general manager Ray Shero has been steadfast in his approach to acquire assets in an attempt to turn them into legitimate Stanley Cup Playoff contenders again. He gained a significant piece Saturday by winning the NHL Draft Lottery and the No. 1 pick in the 2017 NHL Draft,..." April 30

  • Pageau's 4th goal lifts Senators in 2nd OT

    The Sports Xchange "OTTAWA -- Jean-Gabriel Pageau was worried about his pregame routine before Saturday's 3 p.m. start at Canadian Tire Centre. "I thought I ate too much," the Ottawa Senators center said. "I had two chicken parm." Turns out it gave Pageau lots of energy as the Ottawa native capped a..." April 29

  • Stepan: ‘I’ve stunk since the playoffs started’

    Pro Hockey Talk "Derek Stepan knows he’s not playing very well, and he knows he’ll have to be better if the New York Rangers are going to make it past the Ottawa Senators. With just one goal (an empty-netter) and one assist in seven playoff games, Stepan’s offensive production has fallen off a cliff after a..." April 28

  • Karlsson nets winner as Sens edge Rangers in Game 1

    The Sports Xchange "OTTAWA -- It took the Ottawa Senators 33 shots to get one goal on Henrik Lundqvist, and then a shot from behind the goal line and off his head to finally beat him. Erik Karlsson was merely trying to get the puck in the vicinity of the New York Rangers net when he took a shot from the..." April 27

  • Rangers polish off Canadiens with 3-1 win

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The demise of Henrik Lundqvist has been greatly exaggerated. Coming off the worst regular season of his career, Lundqvist completed a dominant first-round performance with 27 saves that helped the New York Rangers edge the Montreal Canadiens 3-1 in Game 6 at Madison Square Garden..." April 23

  • Henrik Lundqvist and Rangers prove they still can win a big one

    New York Post "You know, it used to be kind of routine around here for the Rangers to win playoff rounds and for Henrik Lundqvist to win his goal-tending matchup, no matter the guy at the other end of the ice. Of course it was. But then came last spring and the opening-round, five-game surrender to the..." April 23

  • Pavel Buchnevich’s new spot on offense already paying off for Rangers

    New York Daily News "Tanner Glass did his part over the first three games of this series, but Alain Vigneault’s shift in philosophy for his 12th forward spot by swapping Glass out for Pavel Buchnevich between Games 3 and 4 has paid dividends for the Rangers. The 22-year-old rookie has displayed the kind of skill..." April 22

  • ‘Wiser than his age’: Rave review for young Rangers defenseman

    New York Post "When Brendan Smith was with the Red Wings for the first five months of the 2016-17 regular season, he didn’t get to see a lot of Rangers rookie defenseman Brady Skjei. But since Smith came over in a Feb. 28 trade and recently spending a good amount of time on a defensive pair with the 23-year-old..." April 22

  • Rangers take series lead on Zibanejad OT goal in Montreal

    The Sports Xchange "MONTREAL -- Caught on the losing end of the overtime game-winning goal battle in Game 2, Mika Zibanejad exacted a bit of revenge. Chris Kreider streaked down the left wing and flung a pass through the slot to Zibanejad, who ripped a one-timer past Carey Price to send the New York Rangers to..." April 21

  • Mika Zibanejad finally shows why the Rangers traded for him

    New York Post "These are words Mika Zibanejad is going to live with, for good or for bad, or as long as he is a Ranger. He will forever be linked to Derick Brassard, for whom he was traded this summer, as “Big Game Brass” was sent north to his hometown Senators. So before Zibanejad’s first postseason with the..." April 19

  • Rangers are different team when Rick Nash is at his best

    New York Daily News "Rick Nash and the Rangers. Say it a few times. Let it sink in. For while Henrik Lundqvist is the bedrock of this proud Broadway franchise, he is not their only star, not the only player in red, white and blue capable of turning the tide of a game or a playoff series or maybe even − why not?..." April 19

  • Rangers get late break to even series with Canadiens

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The New York Rangers were on their heels in the final minutes. Goaltender Carey Price had just left the ice for an extra skater, and there was Shea Weber at the blue line, loading the cannon for a one-timer from such a great distance that Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist would have..." April 18

  • It’s on Alain Vigneault to shake Rangers out of Garden misery

    New York Post "Alain Vigneault is entitled to a large measure of credit for the Rangers’ comparative success since manning the bench prior to the 2013-14 season, and the coach has been rewarded for it by virtue of a midseason contract extension through 2019-20 under which he will earn more than a combined $8.25..." April 18

  • Canadiens top Rangers to take series lead

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The Montreal Canadiens played a near-perfect defensive game Sunday night that featured one of the best individual efforts on a goal in recent postseason memory. Alexander Radulov, with a player draped on his back, worked his way around goaltender Henrik Lundqvist for a one-handed..." April 16

  • Canadiens beat Rangers on Radulov's OT goal

    The Sports Xchange "MONTREAL -- The comeback kings in the regular season, the Montreal Canadiens proved it yet again on Friday night. Trailing 3-2 with the clocking ticking down in regulation and an 2-0 series deficit looming, the Canadiens tied it with 18 seconds remaining in the third period before Alexander..." April 14

  • Team USA Names Fifteen Players To World Championship Squad

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Though some of the names had already been confirmed, USA Hockey has released a full list of the 15 players that have agreed to play in the upcoming World Championships. The team so far is as follows: Nick Bjugstad (Florida Panthers) Daniel Brickley (Minnesota State, undrafted) J.T. Compher..." April 13

  • Rangers get early advantage on Canadiens

    The Sports Xchange "MONTREAL -- Fourth-line winger Tanner Glass spent most the season in the minors, earning a late season call-up to the New York Rangers. And in their opening game of 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs, he came through. Glass' first-period goal helped the Rangers earn a 2-0 win over the Montreal..." April 12

  • No local blackouts for NBC’s cable 1st round NHL Playoff telecasts except in two cities

    Awful Announcing "As the NHL Playoffs are about to begin, one of the pet peeves for NBC was that it had to black out its telecasts in the local U.S. home markets in the first round. Take the Chicago-Nashville series for example. In the past, NBCSN or its sister networks would be blacked out to protect the Comcast..." April 12

  • NHL Releases Official Draft Lottery Odds

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL has released the official odds for the upcoming draft lottery, which determines the order in which each team outside the playoffs will select in this year’s entry draft. The Colorado Avalanche lead the way with an 18% chance of winning, while the Vegas Golden Knights will be given the same..." April 12

  • Rangers veteran defenseman scratched for Game 1

    New York Post "The first big lineup decision of the postseason was made by Rangers coach Alain Vigneault, as defenseman Kevin Klein is set to be a healthy scratch for Game 1 of the first-round series against the Canadiens at Bell Centre on Wednesday night. Klein had missed almost a full month with a back..." April 12

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