Rangers Rumors & News

  • David Quinn checked all the boxes to become Rangers head coach

    Sporting News "With Boston University's semester winding down, David Quinn walked into the team's practice facility on a Friday morning. It was early, but he spotted one his players, junior Jordan Greenway. Right away, Quinn could tell that Greenway was excited about something, ready to share it..." May 24

  • Rangers will have No. 28 pick in first round of 2018 Draft

    NHL.com "The New York Rangers will have the No. 9, No. 26 and No. 28 picks in the 2018 NHL Draft. The No. 28 pick was set when the Tampa Bay Lightning lost to the Washington Capitals in the Eastern Conference Final on Wednesday. The Rangers acquired the pick from the Lightning as part of the..." May 24

  • NHL’s ‘Smart Puck’ will enhance fan experience

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL has already announced that the Smart Puck era is quickly approaching, which is exciting news for hockey fans all over the globe. The league is planning on having this added technology at their disposal for the start of the 2019-20 season, but there’s a chance that we..." May 24

  • Rangers will be getting exactly who they wanted in David Quinn

    New York Post "Two observations about the Rangers’ search that yielded David Quinn as the club’s presumptive next head coach, pending an announcement of a signed-and-sealed contract that should come by Tuesday. First, it was not extensive. Ownership and management were clear on the..." May 21

  • Rangers to hire David Quinn, Boston University hockey coach, source confirms

    Newsday "The Rangers’ search for a coach who would be comfortable grooming and developing a young, rebuilding roster looks to be at an end, with the team settling on Boston University coach David Quinn as the man to replace the fired Alain Vigneault, according to multiple sources. The..." May 19

  • Rangers In Discussions With David Quinn To Become Their Next Head Coach

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Rangers appear to have found their next target to replace Alain Vigneault.  This afternoon, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reported (Twitter link) that the team was focusing on Boston University head coach David Quinn while TSN’s Bob McKenzie adds (Twitter link) that talks..." May 18

  • Jaromir Jagr Will Play In Czech Republic In 2018-19

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Though there is still bound to be speculation over a return to the NHL this summer, Nova Sport in the Czech Republic is reporting that Jaromir Jagr has agreed to return as a player for Kladno, the Czech team he owns. There apparently had been interest from the DEL in..." May 15

  • Rangers Must Continue To Upgrade Their Defense

    Yardbarker "The New York Rangers still have to hire a coach, but the team’s top goal is to continue to improve its blueline this offseason. Just a year ago, the Rangers invested heavily into a veteran defense that was expected to be among the best in the league. The team went out and signed highly coveted..." May 13

  • The impact Ilya Kovalchuk could have if he joins the Rangers

    SNY TV "Larry Brooks writes in the NY Post that it would be a "significant" mistake if the Rangers did not pursue Ilya Kovalchuk. (NY Post) Brooks writes that Kovalchuk is the exact type of player that the Rangers are missing and competes, leads and plays with a chip on his shoulder. (NY..." May 11

  • Ilya Kovalchuk is Rangers’ most obvious step forward

    New York Post "Regarding the Rangers, in the midst of organizational meetings at Glen Sather’s spread in La Quinta: 1. The selection of a coach to replace Alain Vigneault will inform the club’s player personnel decisions even as the evaluation process proceeds this week. Management is committed to adding a..." May 10

  • Henrik Lundqvist would love to have John Tavares on his side

    New York Post "Henrik Lundqvist has spent much of the spring watching the Stanley Cup playoffs from his couch, using his second time on the outside of the postseason as motivation. He doesn’t plan to make this a habit and is hoping the Rangers’ front office has a big offseason planned. And if part of that..." May 09

  • Mika Zibanejad is taking Lias Andersson under his wing

    SNY TV "Mika Zibanejad said that he is looking to take Lias Andersson under his wing in the same way that Kyle Turris did for him when Zibanejad was a young player in Ottawa. (Hockey Sverige) Zibanejad said that some of the best advice he got from Turris was to not get hung up on things and get down..." May 09

  • Stanley Cup-winning coach is not buying this Rangers rebuild

    New York Post "Dan Bylsma is not a candidate to be the Rangers next head coach, but the man who was behind the bench for the Penguins’ 2009 Stanley Cup victory did have some thoughts on the Blueshirts’ situation — thoughts that he thinks are held around the league more abundantly than one might guess. “I..." May 08

  • Gorton confirms that the Rangers have touched base with Kovalchuk

    SNY TV "Craig Custance, according to multiple sources, confirms that the Rangers have spoken with Kovalchuk's reps and notes that Kovalchuk does not want to "bounce around" in his return to the NHL. (The Athletic) Custance thinks that because of Kovalchuk's lack of interest in moving around, he could..." May 04

  • Rangers agree to terms with Swede Michael Lindqvist

    TSN "The New York Rangers agreed to terms with Swedish Hockey League star Michael Lindqvist on Wednesday. Lindqvist, 23, is coming off a breakout season with Farjestad in which he scored 20 goals and posted 34 points in 33 games. He added two goals and one assist in two playoff games, but dealt with..." May 02

  • ‘Very impressed’ Rangers have challenger for emerging college coach

    New York Post "As general manager Jeff Gorton continues the search to replace Alain Vigneault behind the Rangers bench, one source close to Jim Montgomery has told The Post that the team “has been very impressed” by the Denver University coach. A second source familiar with the interview process confirmed..." May 02

  • Rangers have 'checked in' with free agent Kovalchuk

    The Score "The New York Rangers have gauged Ilya Kovalchuk's interest in bringing his show to Broadway. The Russian superstar, now an unrestricted free agent, has expressed interest in returning to the NHL after spending the past five seasons in the Kontinental Hockey League, and could find a fit with the..." April 29

  • Rangers fall to 9th after lottery but likely will try to trade up

    New York Post "We don’t know who will be behind the Rangers’ bench next season, but we do know the coach to be named later won’t have the luxury of sending Rasmus Dahlin on to the ice. “We were hoping to win the lottery, that would have been great, but we always planned on drafting around eighth,” general..." April 29

  • Rangers’ next coach must find way to fix the defensive chaos

    New York Post "Regarding the Rangers, about to embark on their first visit to Lotteryland in Toronto on Saturday: 1. Watching Dan Girardi play a safe, sane and effective game for the Lightning reinforces my belief that while the Rangers do require a coach who can teach and develop the mass of young inventory..." April 27

  • The Rangers don't really have a timeline for their new coach

    SNY TV "Elliotte Friedman writes at Sportsnet that he doesn't think the Rangers or Dallas Stars are in any hurry to name a new coach. 4/13/18 | Jeff Gorton was asked multiple times on Tuesday whether there was a timeline to have a coach by a certain point and said that they weren't putting dates on..." April 26

  • NHL players must step up if they want this headhunting to end

    New York Post "Rule 48.1 splits hairs so that it remains legal to crack skulls. An overstatement? Well, of course, except the NHL and essentially all of its stake-holders are so fearful that banning all blows to the head would all but eliminate the little hitting that remains in the game, they are willing to..." April 23

  • The emphasis the Rangers had on acquiring "character" players at the deadline

    SNY TV "Rangers assistant GM Chris Drury said that the organization's priorities moving forward are to add "young, competitive players with speed and skill and 'a premium on high character.'" When Jeff Gorton and Glen Sather wrote a letter to the fans announcing that the team was intending to sell at..." April 23

  • Rangers’ David Desharnais Headed to KHL

    Pro Hockey Rumors "With the New York Rangers in rebuilding mode and the expected full-time roles that are likely to be given to top prospects Lias Andersson and Filip Chytil, the writing looked to be on the wall for veteran center David Desharnais. Now, European insider Igor Eronko reports that the 31-year-old..." April 22

  • Henrik Lundqvist could’ve left at trade deadline if he wanted to

    New York Post "The Rangers presented Henrik Lundqvist with the option of moving at the trade deadline, but the 36-year-old franchise goaltender declined while citing his commitment to the club’s rebuild, Garden executive chairman Jim Dolan told The Post on Wednesday. “We told Hank that if he didn’t want to..." April 19

  • What the Rangers are looking for in their new coach

    SNY TV "Jeff Gorton said last week that "fresh" was a good word to describe the kind of coach the Rangers are looking to hire. He said that the Rangers are looking for someone with a "progressive mind," make changes on the fly, lead and develop young players. The Rangers GM noted that lately in..." April 18

  • Rangers Closing In On Swedish Forward Michael Lindqvist

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The New York Rangers are already in off-season mode following a disappointing 77-point season that saw them finish last in the Metropolitan Division and trade away several big-name veterans. GM Jeff Gorton and company clearly have at least a restructuring of the team in mind, if not a complete..." April 18

  • John Amirante, Rangers national anthem singer, dies at age 83

    Newsday "John Amirante sang the national anthem in public well north of 1,000 times, by his estimate, but his favorite was one for which he could not hear himself sing. It was on June 14, 1994, when he belted out his trademark, fast-paced rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” at Madison Square..." April 17

  • Henrik Lundqvist chooses his knee’s health over country

    New York Post "Henrik Lundqvist declined an invitation to join Team Sweden for the World Championships while citing the knee issue he first referenced at the Rangers’ breakup day on April 10 as the reason. Lundqvist, who originally sustained the left MCL injury during Tre Kronor’s run to the title last..." April 16

  • Rangers players do not seem too broken up about Alain Vigneault

    New York Post "The Rangers essentially held a two-month breakup day, where players had to reflect and explain away a disappointing season and rationalize management’s decision to begin rebuilding. By the time the actual breakup day rolled around Tuesday, the emotion had been drained into a cold, calculated..." April 12

  • Would the Rangers be a fit for Erik Karlsson?

    SNY TV "The Boston Globe suggests that the Rangers might be a match for Ottawa when it comes to a possible Erik Karlsson trade. (Boston Globe) They note that Ottawa only has one pick in the first three rounds this year while the Rangers have three in the first, two in the second and two in the third...." April 11

  • Biggest contract years for NHL playoff teams

    Pro Hockey Talk "Technically speaking, NHL players only get paid for the 82-game regular season, aside from the pocket change that comes from certain bonuses for playoff wins. In reality, a player can make a living off of a magical postseason run or two. A strong couple of months could end up being costly in..." April 11

  • The only untouchable Rangers if a star hits trade market

    New York Post "Regarding the Rangers, I am reminded of Joe Namath’s tale of his first meeting with Bear Bryant. As a high-school recruit, Joe Willie has related many times, he was invited to ascend the tower from which the fabled Alabama coach oversaw practice. The quarterback admitted he could barely..." April 11

  • Alexei Bereglazov Put On Unconditional Waivers, Will Have Contract Terminated

    Pro Hockey Rumors "It didn’t work out for Alexei Bereglazov and the New York Rangers, and today the two sides have come to an agreement to end the relationship. Agent Dan Milstein announced on Twitter that Bereglazov has been placed on unconditional waivers for the purpose of a mutual contract termination. " April 10

  • Henrik Lundqvist played most of season with left knee injury

    Newsday "Henrik Lundqvist played nearly all season with a bothersome left knee, the Rangers goaltender revealed Tuesday on breakup day at the team’s practice facility. It is the same knee he injured last summer at the World Championships while playing for Sweden. “Physically, I’ve been dealing with a..." April 10

  • Multiple NHL playoff games will air on Golf Channel, for some reason

    Awful Announcing "The NHL announced the broadcast schedule for the opening round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs Sunday night, offering us a look at how NBCUniversal will shuffle the various series across its numerous networks. As usual, many games will air on NBCSN, others will appear on CNBC, others on USA, a handful..." April 09

  • Ilya Kovalchuk to reportedly sign with Rangers, returning to NHL after 5-year absence

    CBS Sports "Half a decade after returning to Russia to play in the KHL, it looks like Ilya Kovalchuk is primed for an NHL comeback. Kovalchuk, who signed with the Atlanta Thrashers prior to the 2001 season and played through the 2012-13 season, ending his career with the Devils, will reportedly be signing..." April 09

  • Rangers GM Jeff Gorton also fires Scott Arniel and Darryl Williams, looking for ‘fresh’ coach after Alain Vigneault

    New York Daily News "Jeff Gorton, who said he decided last week he wanted to make a coaching change and let go of Alain Vigneault, said Monday that assistant coaches Scott Arniel and Darryl Williams were also fired on Sunday. The Rangers GM says he still needs to meet with assistant Lindy Ruff. As far as candidates..." April 09

  • Rangers' five best coaching candidates to replace Alain Vigneault

    Sporting News "NHL head coaches came this close to making it through the 2017-18 season start to finish with their jobs, all 31 of them. It would have been the first time in 50 years without a midseason firing. That was true until the final hours of the regular season Saturday, when the Rangers predictably..." April 08

  • Rangers fire coach Alain Vigneault

    New York Post "In retrospect, this was an act of desperation, one last grasp at something that was slipping through Alain Vigneault’s fingers. Ultimately, all the pleading wasn’t enough. The Rangers fired Vigneault as their head coach on Saturday night just hours after the regular-season finale, a 5-0..." April 08

  • Alain Vigneault expects to remain with Rangers

    New York Daily News "Nearly six weeks after a franchise-altering trade deadline, the Rangers now enter the next phase of their rebuild following a 5-0 loss to the Flyers Saturday afternoon in their season finale. The first order of business is determining whether to move forward with head coach Alain Vigneault,..." April 07

  • Chris Kreider expected to play for Team USA at the World Championships

    SNY TV "Chris Kreider will play for Team USA at the World Championships this spring in Denmark. (Larry Brooks) Kreider previously played for Team USA at the Worlds in 2010 and 2011 while at Boston College, scoring three goals and two assists in 13 games." April 06

  • Which NHL teams will make a coaching change after the season?

    Pro Hockey Talk "The 2017-18 NHL season will come to an end this weekend and barring some last-minute decision, no head coach will have been fired; that’s something that hasn’t happened since the league expanded in 1967. It’s a rarity that no coach has been canned, despite the calls for management to take..." April 05

  • Stanley Cup stripping big names off hardware to make room for future winners

    Sporting News "The Stanley Cup is erasing some of the biggest names in hockey to make room for future winners. The names from the teams that won the Cup from 1954-64 will be stripped off the hardware this spring, the Chicago Tribune reported. That means legendary names such as Gordie Howe and Robert Hull..." April 04

  • Will Mats Zuccarello’s foot injury keep him out the rest of season?

    New York Post "Mats Zuccarello did not play for the Rangers in Tuesday night’s 5-2 loss to the Devils in Newark, but the winger has not been ruled out of the season’s final two games by coach Alain Vigneault after an MRI exam on his foot and ankle came up clean. “It’s just a matter of whether he can handle..." April 04

  • Lundqvist sends loud message: Rangers will not hit bottom

    New York Post "Make no mistake about it. Henrik Lundqvist is in for the rebuild, all right, but the goaltender believes there’s only one priority for the Rangers when the club reconvenes for training camp in September. Hint: It doesn’t involve bottoming out. “Next year has to be about winning and..." April 03

  • Odds: Vegas pegs MacKinnon as Hart favorite, Rinne for Vezina

    The Score "Spring is finally in the air. And with that, the NHL calendar is inching closer to what we all crave most: playoff puck. However, there is another major event on the horizon, as the league will hand out its awards for the game's best coaches, front-office executives, and players at the..." April 03

  • Rangers rookies haven’t caught up to speed of the NHL game

    New York Post "When the Rangers talk about “pace” concerning their young players, end-to-end skating ability is hardly the whole of it. In the case of 18-year-old Filip Chytil, he already has significantly impressed in that area. Instead, the real “pace” Chytil needs to adjust to is that at which decisions..." April 02

  • Zuccarello wants to be bridge to next great Rangers teams

    New York Post "Mats Zuccarello is torn. The Rangers winger is happy to see some of his best friends in contention to chase a Stanley Cup. He’s just not happy that they’re not still doing it together as teammates. “It hurts sometimes to see that most of the guys are on Stanley Cup contender teams around the..." March 31

  • Defining the McDonagh-Girardi Rangers era as they return

    New York Post "This is a night on which worlds collide, when Rangers Past confronts Rangers Present while Rangers Future remains an embryonic concept. And this 2017-18 Garden finale is a night for old times’ sake to merge with “Auld Lang Syne” because Dan Girardi and Ryan McDonagh are coming back..." March 30

  • Lundqvist staying focused on present, not future, with Rangers

    NHL.com "The reality that the New York Rangers would not qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs this season set in for goaltender Henrik Lundqvist a while ago. That's why he was prepared for the inevitable when the Rangers were eliminated from contention when the New Jersey Devils defeated the Carolina..." March 28

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