Rangers Rumors & News

  • Isles continue run against Rangers at Barclays Center

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Barclays Center is fewer than 70 miles away from Bridgeport, Conn., but the drive along perpetually packed Interstate 95 isn't an easy one at any time of the day or night. Yet sitting in traffic Tuesday morning is going to be the last thing New York Islanders defenseman Scott Mayfield..." December 06

  • McDavid, Crosby, Price and Kane lead All-Star voting through first week

    Pro Hockey Talk "Voting for the 2017 NHL All-Star game has been underway for more than a week now, and on Tuesday afternoon the league announced the early leaders from each division. The game, which will take place in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, will feature the same format as last year’s game with the four..." December 06

  • Rangers' J.T. Miller: Still bothered by knee injury

    CBS Sports "Miller is reportedly still dealing with a "nagging" knee injury, but he "should be good to go" Saturday against Carolina. All signs point to Miller playing Saturday, but if he's unable to go, the Rangers will likely release another update on his status ahead of puck drop." December 03

  • Rangers beat Hurricanes again, 4-2

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Alain Vigneault was so upset about the way his New York Rangers played on Saturday afternoon that he opted to not answer a question afterward because there were kids from a high school class in the press conference room. Afraid that he may he respond using salty language, he..." December 03

  • NHLPA expected to reject offer to extend CBA for Olympic participation

    The Hockey News "The NHL’s verbal offer of a three-year extension to the collective bargaining agreement in exchange for Olympic participation has been rejected by the NHLPA. If NHL players are going to participate in the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics, it’s not likely to come by way of extending the collective..." December 02

  • NHL Eyeing Exhibition Game In China; Continues History Of International Play

    Pro Hockey Rumors "According to TSN’s NHL Insider Darren Dreger, the NHL is expected to play an exhibition game in China next season. While the NHL is easily the most nationally diverse of the “Big Four” North American sports leagues and has a history of playing international games, this would be their first foray..." December 02

  • Eichel leads Sabres over Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Jack Eichel received a hero's welcome in his first home game of the season. He certainly lived up to the hype. The superstar sophomore scored twice in the third period to lead the Buffalo Sabres to a 4-3 victory over the New York Rangers on Thursday night. Eichel was playing..." December 01

  • Rangers remain NHL’s most valuable team, according to Forbes

    Pro Hockey Talk "The New York Rangers have widened the gap atop the annual list of the NHL’s most valuable teams. According to Forbes, the Rangers’ franchise value has risen four percent in the last year to $1.25 billion. Meanwhile, the NHL’s second-most valuable team, the Montreal Canadiens, fell five percent..." December 01

  • How Rangers could answer the big question about their defense

    New York Post "Regarding the Rangers, eight points clear of a playoff spot at 16-7-1 entering Thursday’s match against the Sabres: 1. A pair of 3-2 victories in the last three games in which Henrik Lundqvist ultimately made the difference with late saves from in front of the net will do more for the..." December 01

  • Nash, Vesey lead Rangers to victory

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- For a second game in a row, the New York Rangers found themselves trailing a lesser opponent on home ice and failing to generate anything resembling a consistent offensive attack. They were again down two goals and struggling to get shots on net against a stingy, hard-checking..." November 29

  • Anderson blanks Rangers, lifts Senators to fourth straight

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Craig Anderson wasn't scheduled to start Sunday against the New York Rangers after starting the night before in Ottawa. But the goaltender made his case to be in net to coach Guy Boucher and it turned out he knew what he was talking about. Anderson stopped 33 shots -- including a..." November 27

  • Newest Ranger Matt Puempel takes shot at his old coach

    New York Post "This will make for interesting reading for Ottawa head coach Guy Boucher and his staff, who will bring the Senators into the Garden off Sunday to face the Rangers. Matt Puempel, the 23-year-old winger claimed on waivers from Ottawa on Monday, offered a choice evaluation of his life as a Senator..." November 26

  • Puempel to make Rangers debut today

    Pro Hockey Talk "Big Black Friday for Matt Puempel. Puempel, the former first-round pick the Rangers claimed off waivers from Ottawa this week, will make his Blueshirts debut this afternoon in a Black Friday matinee against the Flyers (1 p.m. ET, on NBC). He’ll likely debut on the club’s fourth line,..." November 25

  • Lundqvist sharp as Rangers edge Flyers

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Less than 48 hours after getting mowed down by the Pittsburgh Penguins, Henrik Lundqvist and the New York Rangers got back on track with a 3-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers Friday afternoon at the Wells Fargo Center. Forwards Derek Stepan, Matt Puempel and Kevin Hayes..." November 25

  • Official NHL expansion draft exempt list contains surprises

    Sportsnet "The Vegas Golden Knights officially have a name and they’re starting to get a better sense of who will be off limits when the expansion draft is conducted in June. Sportsnet has obtained a memo distributed from the NHL to its 30 teams on Tuesday night, which outlines the 66 players currently..." November 24

  • Crosby, Penguins rout Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "By Dave Lozo, The Sports Xchange NEW YORK -- After letting a first-period lead slip away at home against the New York Rangers on Monday night, the Pittsburgh Penguins talked about the importance of responding to the blowout loss when the teams faced off again Wednesday night at Madison..." November 23

  • Vegas Golden Knights introduced as NHL's 31st franchise

    TSN "These Knights will be Golden. As gold confetti blasted into Sin City’s neon-drenched night sky, owner Bill Foley dubbed the NHL’s 31st franchise the Golden Knights, finally giving the first major professional sports team to call Las Vegas home a name and identity. The Vegas Golden Knights..." November 23

  • Rangers don’t have goalie controversy — but have a $2M steal

    New York Post "Just in case the Rangers needed another affirmation their 14-5-1 start was not an anomaly, it came in the form of backup goalie Antti Raanta, stellar yet again between the pipes for the team’s 5-2 comeback win in Pittsburgh on Monday. It was the sixth start of the season for the jovial..." November 23

  • The Post-Burns Free Agent Market

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Unlike the Tampa Bay Lightning’s Steven Stamkos saga of this past summer, the San Jose Sharks have spared hockey fans the drama and re-signed the top free agent on the market well before the trade rumors or free agency speculation could begin. Brent Burns inked an eight-year, $64MM extension..." November 22

  • Vegas NHL team finally unveils name tonight

    TSN "The NHL’s 31st franchise will unveil its name tonight with all the glitz and glitter you’d expect in Sin City. Owner Bill Foley will pull back the curtain on a tightly-kept secret with help from Cirque Du Soleil performers in a posh party outside T-Mobile Arena, just steps off the famous Las..." November 22

  • NHL team nicknames explained

    NHL.com "Five months after being awarded an expansion franchise, Las Vegas owner Bill Foley will announce the name of his team Tuesday. There has been plenty of speculation around what the team will be called, but that will end Tuesday when Foley not only reveals the team name, but likely explains what..." November 22

  • Panthers get shootout win vs. Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Halfway through the game Sunday, the Florida Panthers looked every bit like a team that had played the night before. They were being outshot by a 2-to-1 margin and weren't generating any consistent offense against the New York Rangers. Thanks to the impressive goaltending of..." November 21

  • Rangers beat Penguins despite Guentzel's impressive debut

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- J.T. Miller was mindful that he was on the ice as a penalty-killer, so he was turning away from the play, ready to head back to his own end. Then he figured out that the puck glanced off of him and into the Pittsburgh net for what was eventually the New York Rangers' deciding..." November 21

  • Rangers claim Puempel from Senators

    Ottawa Citizen "The Ottawa Senators have lost Matt Puempel to the New York Rangers. The Senators placed Puempel on waivers Sunday, hoping he would clear and be eligible to play for the Binghamton Senators of the American Hockey League. The Rangers, however, are optimistic that they can tap into the..." November 21

  • Zibanejad out 6-8 weeks with broken fibula

    TSN "New York Rangers forward Mika Zibanejad broke his fibula in his team's 3-2 shootout loss to the Florida Panthers Sunday, Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault said post-game. Vigneault said Zibanejad will be out 6-8 weeks." November 21

  • McKenzie outlines critical issues in NHL-NHLPA escrow battle

    Fanrag Sports "Escrow. CBA. Lawyers. Ugh. No thanks. Anybody want to talk about politics instead? There may not be a more mind-numbingly awful subject to discuss for hockey fans than escrow. Truly. We’d generally rather devour a tasty dessert of trade rumors, but escrow and the CBA are the vegetables..." November 19

  • Blue Jackets extend home winning streak to seven

    The Sports Xchange "COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Matt Calvert received 30 stitches to his forehead and then proceeded to score the game-winning goal, as the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the New York Rangers 4-2 at Nationwide Arena on Friday, setting a club record with their seventh consecutive home win. Sam Gagner and Boone..." November 18

  • Rangers can finally exhale with Chris Kreider returning

    New York Post "Chris Kreider has rejoined the Rangers and will practice with his teammates here Thursday afternoon after having been medically cleared following a series of extensive tests in New York relating to cervical/spinal issues, The Post has learned. The Rangers had been studiously — if not ominously..." November 17

  • Hayes, Miller score twice apiece to lift Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- The New York Rangers found the formula for success in the NHL. They are scoring bushels of goals at one end of the ice while managing to keep the puck out of their own net. Kevin Hayes and J.T. Miller scored two goals each as New York pounded the fading..." November 16

  • NHL, Stakeholders Discuss Possible Change To Draft Age

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Could the NHL change the draft age from 18 to 19? TSN’s Bob McKenzie spoke about the possibility on Tuesday night’s edition of Insider Trading. Former third-overall-pick Pat LaFontaine is leading a group of stakeholders that includes the NHL, NHLPA, CHL, USHL, Hockey Canada, USA Hockey, and..." November 16

  • NHL has new meetings to discuss participation in 2018 Olympics

    Chicago Tribune "NHL meetings are set for this week to discuss whether the league will participate in the 2018 Olympics in South Korea. League officials will meet with the International Ice Hockey Federation in New York on Wednesday. Deputy commissioner Bill Daly said the NHL hopes to learn if any traction has..." November 16

  • Lundqvist on concussion rule that cost Rangers: Exempt goalies

    New York Post "When Henrik Lundqvist has something to say, he doesn’t hold back. The Rangers franchise goalie made it crystal clear how he feels about the new rule that a league-mandated “concussion spotter” can pull a player out of a game to be checked. It was the scenario that happened the most recent time..." November 16

  • NHL Will Not Market Individual Rivalries or Players Because It's a Team Sport

    The Comeback "The NHL is done marketing individual rivalries. Speaking to Chris Johnston of Sportsnet.ca, NHL Deputy Commissioner said the league is not marketing individual rivalries among players because “our sport is the ultimate team sport.” That’s a crock of BS for multiple reasons. First of all,..." November 15

  • Is NHL participation in 2018 Olympics really what’s best for hockey?

    Sportsnet "Wednesday’s meeting in New York City involving the NHL, its players and the IIHF to discuss involvement in the 2018 Olympic Winter Games will resolve nothing. There will be no grandiose statements, fireworks and the singing of “We are the World”. What we will hear is that the nearly 20 million..." November 15

  • Grabner scores twice as Rangers top Oilers

    The Sports Xchange "EDMONTON, Alberta -- The New York Rangers proved that rest can sometimes be overrated. Playing their second game in as many nights Sunday, the Rangers completed a season sweep of the Edmonton Oilers. New York scored 1:20 after the opening faceoff and never looked back, posting a 3-1..." November 14

  • Rangers sail to 4-1 win over Flames

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- Michael Grabner started the scoring for the New York Rangers, who used a balanced attack to beat the Calgary Flames 4-1 on Saturday night at the Scotiabank Saddledome. The speedy right winger scored his eighth goal of the season at 6:32 of the first period before center..." November 13

  • Struggling Rangers center Mika Zibanejad working hard to get out of funk

    New York Daily News "If he's not the last player on the ice, Mika Zibanejad is always among the few remaining players at the end of practices, morning skates and warmups. He relishes the freedom to mess around with the puck or take extra shots. He's been leaning on that time lately as a means to rediscover the form..." November 13

  • First major road trip will be ‘true assessment’ of Rangers

    New York Post "There was no hesitation from Alain Vigneault as the Rangers coach was asked if he felt his team was at the beginning of an important road trip. “Yes,” Vigneault quickly said after the upbeat practice at Scotiabank Saddledome on Friday as the Rangers prepared to take on the Flames on Saturday..." November 12

  • NHL, PA among groups meeting about Olympics

    TSN "The NHL and NHLPA are just two of the groups set to meet next week to discuss the NHL's involvement at the 2018 Olympics in South Korea, according to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger. THe IIHF as well as USA Hockey and Hockey Canada will also meet in New York City next week. The..." November 10

  • Far away from the ups and downs of his career, Eric Lindros is happy and content with his lot in life

    ESPN "Eric Lindros is smiling a lot these days. It's not so much because he finally got the call for the Hockey Hall of Fame, though make no mistake, he's thrilled about that. No, this has to do with his lot in life. Happily married and with three very young children, life after hockey is suiting..." November 09

  • The keys to Rick Nash’s explosive surge at age 32

    New York Post "Rick Nash doesn’t feel old. But it’s impossible for the Rangers’ 32-year-old winger to look around the room and not realize where he stands on the age spectrum, with Henrik Lundqvist (34) and Dan Girardi (32, two months before Nash in 1984) as the only older players in the room. Nash also can’t..." November 09

  • Canucks end nine-game slide with win over Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- On paper or any other parchment available, this was about as lopsided a mismatch the NHL could place on the schedule. The Vancouver Canucks, losers of nine straight and the worst offensive team in the league, were visiting the New York Rangers, winners of five straight and the..." November 08

  • Panthers Acquire Dylan McIlrath from Rangers for Steven Kampfer

    Hockey Fights "Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations Dale Tallon announced today that the Panthers have acquired defenseman Dylan McIlrath and a conditional seventh round pick in the 2018 NHL Draft from the New York Rangers in exchange for defenseman Steven Kampfer." November 08

  • Problem isn't with NHL DoPS, it's the rulebook

    TSN "The tin foil hats are on in Vancouver, chin straps done up nice and tight. Canuck fans are thoroughly convinced the NHL Department of Player Safety has it in for Daniel Sedin and the Canucks; that Nazem Kadri and the Toronto Maple Leafs are, as usual, benefitting from the league's Eastern bias..." November 07

  • Bolts' Kucherov headlines NHL 3 stars

    TSN "Tampa Bay right-wing Nikita Kucherov, Chicago goaltender Corey Crawford and New York Rangers centre Kevin Hayes have been named the NHL's three stars of the week. Kucherov took first-star honours with three goals and four assists in three games to guide the Lightning to five out of a possible..." November 07

  • New York Rangers scoring their way to league domination

    ESPN "The New York Rangers are pumping in goals at an incredible pace. As a result, the Rangers lead the league with a total of 55 goals in the first 13 games and are atop the Metropolitan Division at 10-3-0. They have scored five or more goals in eight of their 13 games, including the last five. The..." November 07

  • Rangers down Jets for 5th straight win

    The Sports Xchange "By Dave Lozo NEW YORK -- A fifth straight victory. Another five-goal effort. Yes, the New York Rangers had every reason to hold themselves accountable for a sloppy performance in a 5-2 victory against the Winnipeg Jets at Madison Square Garden on Sunday night. That's not normally..." November 06

  • Stepan's three points spark Rangers over Bruins

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- New York Rangers coach Alain Vigneault was happy his team got out of TD Garden with its fourth straight victory on Saturday night. "We didn't play our best game but we found a way to make a couple of plays and beat one of the goaltenders that had been one of the hottest so far in..." November 05

  • Nash's late strike lifts Rangers over Oilers

    The Sports Xchange "By Dave Lozo, The Sports Xchange NEW YORK -- Another New York Rangers game at Madison Square Garden, another offensive barrage from the home team. Rick Nash broke a 3-3 tie with 1:21 remaining in the third period as the Rangers defeated the Edmonton Oilers 5-3 on Thursday night for..." November 04

  • How Ryan McDonagh’s nearing Brian Leetch’s rarefied air

    New York Post "It has not been just a good start to the season for Ryan McDonagh. It has been historic. The Rangers’ captain had another excellent game in the 5-0 win over the Blues on Tuesday night at the Garden, notching one assist to extend his streak to eight straight games with a helper. McDonagh became..." November 02