Rangers Rumors & News

  • Ted Kulfan's top NHL free agents

    Detroit News "When LeBron James hit NBA free agency in summer 2010, it set off one of the most frenzied and speculated-about periods in league history. The NHL might get a taste of that kind of hysteria this year. Steven Stamkos, who scored 36 goals for the Lightning this season, becomes an unrestricted..." May 05

  • Dan Boyle will never apologize for embarrassing Larry Brooks

    Yahoo! Sports "Dan Boyle may never play another NHL game, as the New York Rangers defenseman strongly hinted he’s headed for retirement. But he went out with a bang: Calling out and chasing away New York Post writer Larry Brooks, and to a lesser extent Brett Cyrgalis of the Post, in front of a media scrum on..." May 02

  • Rangers agree to deal with backup G Raanta

    TSN "The New York Rangers have agreed to a deal with backup goalie Antti Raanta. The 26-year-old Raanta appeared in 25 games with the Rangers this season after being acquired from the Chicago Blackhawks in June. He had an 11-6-2 record, with a 2.24 goals-against average, a .919 save percentage and a..." May 02

  • Jagr, Zuccarello, Dupuis named Masterton finalists

    NHL.com "Forward Jaromir Jagr of the Florida Panthers, forward Mats Zuccarello of the New York Rangers and Pascal Dupuis, who played for the Pittsburgh Penguins earlier this season before retiring, were nominated for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, awarded annually to the player who "best exemplifies..." May 01

  • Eric Staal wants larger role, doesn’t rule out Carolina return

    Yahoo! Sports "Eric Staal played 20 regular-season games and five playoff games for the New York Rangers. It’s completely OK if you don’t really remember any of them. Staal had three goals and three assists in those 20 games, skating to a plus-1. He went scoreless in five playoff games, skating to a..." April 28

  • Bishop, Holtby and Quick Named 2015-16 Vezina Trophy Finalists

    Hockey Fights "Ben Bishop of the Tampa Bay Lightning, Braden Holtby of the Washington Capitals and Jonathan Quick of the Los Angeles Kings are the three finalists for the 2015-16 Vezina Trophy, which is awarded "to the goalkeeper adjudged to be the best at his position," the National Hockey League announced..." April 28

  • AV concedes the Rangers had a ‘puck-moving’ problem

    North Jersey "That is the self-imposed, short-term plan for the Rangers before management begins to sort out its off-season strategy for reshaping the roster in the wake of a five-game blowout loss to the Penguins in the first round of the playoffs. “We need some time here to make sure we don’t do anything..." April 27

  • UFAs Staal, Yandle unsure what future may bring

    North Jersey "The Rangers have six unrestricted free agents currently on their NHL roster - defensemen Keith Yandle and Dan Boyle, backup goalie Antti Raanta and forwards Eric Staal, Viktor Stalberg and Dominic Moore. Boyle is certainly headed elsewhere, most likely retirement. Moore, too, seems unlikely to..." April 27

  • Will Arnett to host 2016 NHL Awards on June 22

    NHL.com "The NHL Awards™ will return to Las Vegas this summer at the world-famous Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, the National Hockey League announced today. The 2016 NHL Awards will be held on Wednesday, June 22, at The Joint, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino's state-of-the-art concert and entertainment venue and..." April 27

  • Rangers' Boyle leaning toward retirement

    The Score "After being a healthy scratch for the final game of the New York Rangers' season, with the team losing its first-round series to the Pittsburgh Penguins, it appears Dan Boyle's NHL career may be over. The 39-year-old told reporters Tuesday he isn't ready to announce his retirement yet, and..." April 26

  • Rangers’ Dan Boyle curses out several reporters during breakup day

    New York Daily News " If this is how Dan Boyle is going out, shame on him. Boyle singled out multiple critical reporters and laced into them, cursing them out and refusing to begin his breakup day interview Tuesday afternoon in Greenburgh until they left the vicinity. " April 26

  • Rangers, GM Jeff Gorton face critical offseason

    USA Today "Jeff Gorton has been the New York Rangers’ general manager since July 1 and this summer it’s truly going to become his team. The Glen Sather era ended with the Rangers’ five-game first-round series loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday. Since the 2011-12 season, the Rangers have reached..." April 24

  • Youthful Penguins complete sweep of Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- These aren't the Pittsburgh Penguins that the New York Rangers eliminated in the Stanley Cup playoffs the last two years. Not even close. They're not even the Penguins who began the regular season under a different coach, and that might be the biggest difference of all...." April 23

  • Gary Bettman Misses The Reality Of Pat Foley's Rant

    St. Louis Game Time "Last night, NBCSN picked up the CSN Chicago feed of game five between the Blackhawks and Blues. Game five, like games one, two, and four, began at 8:45 Central, or 9:45 Eastern. That is a late start time, and the late starts have been exacerbated by the fact that these are two teams who have..." April 23

  • IOC unwilling to pay operating costs to bring NHL players to Olympics, IIHF boss says

    The Score "The NHL's involvement at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang appears further dim. The International Olympic Committee is reportedly unwilling to cover transportation and insurance costs required to have NHL players participate in the event, International Ice Hockey Federation president Rene..." April 23

  • Penguins take commanding series lead vs. Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The Pittsburgh Penguins are in a familiar position against the New York Rangers. After a 5-0 drubbing in Game 4 of their first-round series at Madison Square Garden on Thursday night, the Penguins hold a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series. They can eliminate Rangers with a win..." April 21

  • Security tells out-of-control Rangers fan Nick Mangold to calm down

    New York Post "Nick Mangold roots for the Rangers like he’s playing center for the Jets. He goes after the opposition, only verbally. For the second time this year, the Jets center attended a Rangers game, and harassed the opposing team like a diehard sitting in the upper deck six beers deep. Mangold,..." April 20

  • Cullen goal lifts Penguins past Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- For years, the Pittsburgh Penguins have been vexed by a lack of depth in the postseason. Their stars were always reliable but they rarely received contributions from anyone outside that core as they failed to go deep in the playoffs. In Game 3 of their first-round series against..." April 19

  • Playoff TV ratings down a ‘shocking’ 61 percent in Canada

    The Hockey News "Having no Canadian teams in the Stanley Cup playoffs was expected to have an adverse effect on TV ratings, but even people in the industry are taken aback at how viewers north of the 49th parallel have tuned out this year’s tournament in CBC and Sportsnet. Through the first five nights of..." April 19

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    Larry Brooks @NYP_Brooksie

    Vigneault also would not identify sixth D (McIlrath/Diaz) if McDonagh remains out.

  • NHL offside coach’s challenges must die

    Yahoo! Sports "Those NHL coach’s challenges for blown offside calls on scoring plays? Kill them. End them. As soon as possible. Sometimes it takes a while before one sees the error of their ways, and such is the case with NHL rules changes. It took the Brett Hull incident in 1999 … um, we mean “a..." April 18

  • Rangers promote Raphael Diaz to help defense, power play

    Newsday "With injured Ryan McDonagh and Dan Girardi not expected to play in Tuesday’s Game 3 — and perhaps not in Thursday’s Game 4 — of the best-of-seven series against the Penguins at Madison Square Garden, the Rangers are supplementing their defense, and perhaps their power play. Raphael Diaz, the..." April 18

  • Rangers' Vigneault: Girardi 'unfairly criticized'

    The Score "If it was up to Dan Girardi, he'd be playing. That was the latest from New York Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault, who said his defenseman has been "unfairly criticized," according to NHL.com's Dan Rosen, even though Girardi's been nothing but a team-first character throughout his time in..." April 17

  • Stepan 'fine' after hit

    North Jersey "Center Derek Stepan went through the concussion protocol after being hit from behind by Penguins defenseman Ben Lovejoy at 9:08 of the third period and not playing the final 7:57, though he returned to the bench by the end of the game." April 17

  • Henrik Lundqvist good to play in Game 2 vs. Penguins

    New York Daily News "Henrik Lundqvist’s black and blue right eye hasn’t dampened the Rangers goalie’s spirits, his prospects of playing in Game 2 on Saturday afternoon, or his unparalleled fashion sense, apparently. Lundqvist, Sports Illustrated’s fifth most stylish athlete on the magazine’s new “Fashionable 50”..." April 16

  • Lundqvist labeled game-time decision for Game 2; Girardi ruled out

    The Score "Sorry, Rangers fans, but you'll have to wait until puck drop to know if Henrik Lundqvist will be between the pipes for Game 2 versus the Pittsburgh Penguins. New York head coach Alain Vigneault labeled Lundqvist a game-time decision. Lundqvist skated with the team Friday, practicing in..." April 15

  • Zatkoff, Hornqvist lead Pens over Rangers in Game 1

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- Jeff Zatkoff barely played for the Pittsburgh Penguins down the stretch, even when the games meant nothing. In a game that meant everything, he was better than anyone could have expected -- especially the New York Rangers. Zatkoff stopped 35 shots in an unexpected and brilliant..." April 14

  • Lundqvist to see eye specialist, injury not thought to be 'too serious'

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "The New York Rangers believe Henrik Lundqvist's injury is not serious, coach Alain Vigneault said Thursday, a day after the star goalie was hit in the eye with a teammate's stick. But Vigneault said it's too soon to say when Lundqvist could return. “At this time, we don't feel that it's..." April 14

  • Rangers recall Magnus Hellberg after Henrik Lundqvist injury

    Sportsnet "The New York Rangers have recalled AHL goalie Magnus Hellberg, the team announced Thursday. " April 14

  • Rangers' Henrik Lundqvist leaves game after getting hit in eye by stick

    CBS Sports "The goaltending situation in the New York Rangers-Pittsburgh Penguins series has quickly become a matchup of backups. With the Penguins already down to their third-string goalie because of injuries to Marc-Andre Fleury and Jeff Zatkoff, the Rangers had to turn to their backup after the first..." April 14

  • A bandwagon fan’s guide to the 16 Stanley Cup Playoff teams

    Sportsnet "Let’s be honest: Playoff bandwagon-hopping is a contentious subject. For some fans, it’s a total non-starter – you get one team and one team only, with no backup plans allowed. If your favourite team didn’t make the playoffs, then you’re just out of luck. You settle in for the playoffs and enjoy..." April 13

  • NHL refutes report that it’s banning fan-created GIFs

    Yahoo! Sports "Is the NHL about to ruin fans’ Playoff GIF Parties? Mark Scheig of The Hockey Writers reported on Tuesday that the “NHL is now not allowing anyone to post gifs. Huge news given playoffs are about to start.” Well, yes, it would be. This news was fueled by the ever-present concern about how..." April 12

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    New York Rangers @NYRangers

    AV adds that that #NYR @RMcDonagh27 is day to day with upper body injury and will "definitely not start" series vs. Penguins

  • NHL doctor under investigation for player’s 2011 drug overdose death

    CTV News "On the ice, Derek Boogaard was a bruiser, chalking up more than 60 fights over his six-year National Hockey League career. Off the ice, he fought a different type of battle. Boogaard had an addiction to painkillers -- one that would ultimately take his life in 2011. Now, new information..." April 11

  • Rangers' Eric Staal leaves game after blow to head, 'should be fine'

    The Score "Eric Staal of the New York Rangers was forced to exit Saturday's game against Detroit after taking a blow to the head from teammate Jesper Fast. It was announced Staal would not return for the third period, but his status was updated after the game and it's believed the injury isn't serious." April 09

  • Playoff-bound Red Wings lose to Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Center Henrik Zetterberg said it was the longest walk he has ever taken from the ice to the locker room after a game. The Detroit Red Wings just lost 3-2 to the shorthanded New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on Saturday afternoon when a win in both teams' season finale..." April 09

  • With Ryan McDonagh on the shelf, rookie Brady Skjei has a chance to make a name for himself

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s not an ideal situation for the New York Rangers to be in, but it looks like they’ll be without captain Ryan McDonagh when the playoffs open next week. McDonagh suffered a small break of the metacarpal bones in his right hand after blocking a shot in Monday’s game against Columbus,..." April 09

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    Steve Zipay @stevezipay

    AV believes Girardi will be ready for Game 1, as well as Zuke and Stalberg (borh lower-body)

  • Rick Nash knows he needs to start scoring

    New York Post "The concept floating around that the Rangers would be better off losing down the stretch in order to fall into the crossover wild-card spot and avoid a potential Pittsburgh-Washington divisional meat grinder in the first two rounds of the playoffs made its way into the room. “I’ve heard people..." April 08

  • Isles dump Rangers, take third place in Metro

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- If the New York Islanders were supposed to lose Thursday night because it would have been better for their postseason matchup, someone forgot to tell their goaltender. Thomas Greiss stopped 36 shots and was less than three minutes from a shutout as the Islanders dispatched the..." April 07

  • Wayne Gretzky Laments Decline of Scoring (and Creativity) in N.H.L.

    New York Times "With 102 points in 80 games, Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks is poised to win the Art Ross Trophy as the N.H.L.’s top point scorer. His superlative season has evoked achievements from an earlier era. He is the first American-born player with a 100-point season in 20 years. His 26-game point..." April 06

  • Rangers D McDonagh out indefinitely

    TSN "New York Rangers defenceman Ryan McDonagh is sidelined indefinitely with an upper body injury and will miss the final three regular season games, the team announced on Tuesday. McDonagh was injured in the first period of Monday’s victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets when he was hit in the..." April 06

  • Lundqvist comes up big, Rangers rally against Lightning

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Down two goals midway through the second period, the New York Rangers were drowning. The Tampa Bay Lightning ran the show in the first period and were looking for the dagger third goal with the game half-over. That's when goaltender Henrik Lundqvist tossed his team a..." April 05

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    New York Rangers @NYRangers

    Ryan McDonagh will be sidelined indefinitely with an upper body injury.  He will not dress in any of the 3 remaining regular season games.

  • Concussion case will get worse before better

    Sportsnet "A few of you have wondered (via Twitter) why I haven’t commented on the NHL email dump. It’s pretty simple: some of mine are included. I don’t have access to my old CBC correspondence. Tough to comment when you don’t know what’s there. The fight to unseal the documents is Lawyering 101, an..." April 05

  • Rangers finally seal playoff bid

    The Sports Xchange "COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The New York Rangers breathed a collective sigh of relief Monday night after a 4-2 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets punched their ticket to the NHL playoffs. After whiffing in two previous tries to secure a postseason spot, the Rangers asserted themselves in the first..." April 04

  • Sabres deny Rangers' bid to clinch

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- If you believe the New York Rangers, at no point during an 82-game schedule will an NHL team find an easy victory. That's what players usually say after they are handled by a club far below them in the standings. It wasn't a coincidence that was the sentiment in the..." April 02

  • Hurricanes defeat Rangers to spoil Staal's return

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. -- A bulk of the attention was focused on Eric Staal, a former longtime Carolina Hurricanes captain who returned to PNC Arena as a player for the New York Rangers on Thursday. But a pair of young Carolina players grabbed at least a portion of the spotlight. Victor Rask's..." March 31

  • Unsealed emails: NHL owners tried to warn Bettman about head injuries

    The Score "More than one NHL owner cautioned commissioner Gary Bettman about the need to crack down on headshots before the league was sued by former players in 2013. Emails published this week by The Globe and Mail and later examined by James Mirtle after being unsealed in the ongoing concussion lawsuit..." March 31

  • How Rangers could get creative to keep Keith Yandle

    New York Post "Regarding the Rangers: 1. The argument against re-upping pending free-agent defenseman Keith Yandle always has been based as much on his deployment by Alain Vigneault as on the Rangers’ perennial cap crunch because it could not make sense to pay a third-pair defenseman and second-unit..." March 31