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  • Why Rangers Should Re-Think Trading Chris Kreider

    Blueshirt Banter "If you’re looking for a poster boy for “fast, physical, relentless” — the training camp mantra issued forth by David Quinn that’s come to define his first-year roster — look no further than Chris Kreider. Thanks to a monstrous three-point..." November 20

  • Concussion suits against NHL face headwinds

    Detroit News "The legal strategy of the NHL to defeat a class-action suit by players concerned about brain injuries might prove successful, but the issue of legal responsibility for potential long-term effects of brain trauma remains at issue, according to legal experts. In attempting to settle..." November 20

  • How Ryan Strome is already rewarding Rangers’ confidence

    New York Post "Because the Rangers want to know what they’ve got, the plan was not to ease Ryan Strome into the mix. Instead, the 25-year-old forward — obtained Friday in a swap with the Oilers for fellow underachiever Ryan Spooner — was back in a top-nine role for his..." November 20

  • The NHL is doing everything it can to avoid another lockout

    New York Post "The Canceler-in-Chief’s collective bargaining history precedes him, so buyer beware, but it is a fact that all precincts are reporting reason for optimism as the NHL and the NHLPA continue a series of preliminary talks aimed at extending the CBA before either party can exercise its..." November 19

  • New York Rangers Have Interest In William Nylander

    New York Post "The Rangers are not among the front-runners in the hunt to acquire Toronto’s restricted free-agent forward William Nylander, now just two weeks away from the Dec. 1 signing deadline. But they are interested, and of course they are. He is a superior 22-year-old talent whose addition would..." November 18

  • Lundqvist notches 438th career win, passes Plante for 7th all time

    Sporting News "The seventh round, 205th overall. That's when Henrik Lundqvist was selected by the New York Rangers in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft. While other late-round picks are long forgotten without having ever skated in an NHL game, Lundqvist continues to rewrite the record books. As the..." November 18

  • Oilers trade Ryan Strome to Rangers for Ryan Spooner

    Sportsnet "The Edmonton Oilers have traded centre Ryan Strome to the New York Rangers for centre Ryan Spooner. Strome carries a $3.1-million cap hit while Spooner’s cap hit is $4 million. According to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman, the..." November 16

  • The Rangers have an Islanders problem, even if they don’t get it

    New York Post "Practice — we’d define it as a “hard work” practice, but that would be redundant — ended, and David Quinn called his team to center ice. “How many games have you won at Barclays Center?” the coach asked the Rangers players gathered around..." November 15

  • Henrik Lundqvist doesn’t see a team Rangers can’t beat

    New York Post "Henrik Lundqvist has seen more hockey than any of his teammates in the New York Rangers locker room. The goalie is wise enough to know that the up-and-coming Rangers (9-7-2), who have won six of seven and entered Tuesday’s off day in second place in the Metropolitan Division,..." November 14

  • Michael Lindqvist on unconditional waivers

    Blueshirt Banter "Bob McKenzie is reporting that the New York Rangers have placed Swedish forward Michael Lindqvist on unconditional waivers, which likely means that his contract is being terminated. The Rangers signed Lindqvist, 24, as a free agent on May 2, 2018. This was his..." November 13

  • Youngsters step up to power suddenly surging Rangers

    New York Post "They are young, but the Rangers don’t believe that precludes them from winning right now. The youth was served on Monday, when it was a 19-year-old and a 20-year-old lifting them to victory for the sixth time in seven games. After Filip Chytil tied the game with his..." November 13

  • Pavel Buchnevich Out Four To Six Weeks With Broken Thumb

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The New York Rangers are trying to use this season as a development year, giving young players lots of ice time to see what they can do. Unfortunately, one of those young players is going to lose a huge chunk of the season to injury, as the team announced Pavel Buchnevich will be out for four..." November 12

  • Rangers 'unlikely' to move Kevin Hayes until after new year

    Yardbarker "While there are plenty of rumors abound about potential trade candidates, the New York Rangers may opt to wait before they make any trades, according to TSN’s Darren Dreger, who appeared on NBCSN’s post-game show on Wednesday. While there are rumors that the Rangers could move..." November 11

  • Rangers changing soft rep that defined (and still irks) old-timers

    New York Post "Regarding the Rangers, the most pleasantly surprising pro sports team in the area: 1. Tuesday it was Neal Pionk riding to the rescue of Filip Chytil, a couple of weeks ago it was Jesper Fast intervening on behalf of Pavel Buchnevich and in between those episodes there was Brady Skjei..." November 08

  • This is a potential trust-winning chance for Rangers defenseman

    New York Post "After being a healthy scratch for six straight games, Tony DeAngelo has returned to the ice with a purpose. The Rangers defenseman dressed for his fifth straight game Tuesday as they hosted the Canadiens, and was set to take over second-unit power-play duties in Brett Howden’s..." November 07

  • Rangers call up former top pick who’s ready to help now

    New York Post "He’d been patiently waiting for his turn, and it took just over a month. The Rangers called up Lias Andersson from AHL Hartford on Monday evening, presumably to put him right into the lineup for Tuesday night’s Garden match against the Canadiens. It would be..." November 06

  • New York Rangers Recall Lias Andersson

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The New York Rangers have decided it is time to give one of their other young players a chance. The team has recalled forward Lias Andersson from the minor leagues prior to their game tomorrow night against the Montreal Canadiens. The move comes as Brett Howden missed..." November 06

  • NHL goalies making adjustments to new controversial chest protector

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Over the course of a 12-year career as an NHL goalie, Sharks goaltending coach Johan Hedberg said he only changed his chest protector twice.  “The one when I retired, there was nothing left,” Hedberg said in a phone interview with NBC Sports California. “[It..." November 05

  • Brilliant Henrik Lundqvist makes Rangers’ scoring spurt hold up

    New York Post "There was no need for the Rangers to say they were tired just over two days removed from a nine-day, four-game road trip. It was obvious. Also obvious was the fact Henrik Lundqvist remains their best player, the franchise goalie being the one piece that gives this rebuilding team..." November 05

  • Lundqvist dominating shootouts again after making one tweak

    New York Post "For so long, the extra point that is there for the taking in the shootout was being taken on a rather regular basis by the Rangers, at least when Henrik Lundqvist was in nets. In the first eight years of Lundqvist’s career, which commenced with the post-Owners’ Lockout II..." November 02

  • What NHL goalies are saying about smaller equipment

    Sportsnet "Midway through last season the NHL began streamlining goalie equipment with a target on leg pads and pants. Rather than goalies being allowed to wear inflated equipment that had more to do with filling up the net than protecting the player, the NHL began to enforce “form-fitting”..." October 30

  • NHL, MGM Resorts form sports betting partnership

    NHL.com "The NHL has named MGM Resorts the first official sports betting partner of the League. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, joined by MGM Resorts Chairman & CEO Jim Murren, made the announcement Monday. "The new sports betting landscape presents a unique opportunity..." October 29

  • Rangers’ Hayes drawing interest, Oilers’ Kassian allowed to seek trade

    Sportsnet "The New York Rangers could be set for some significant roster turnover over the course of the 2018-19 campaign, as forward Kevin Hayes is drawing interest around the league, according to Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos. “He’s getting a lot of attention early, in terms of..." October 28

  • Lundqvist sees potential, believes in what Rangers are building

    NHL.com "Henrik Lundqvist won't use the word rebuild, even if that's exactly what the New York Rangers are doing. He won't say retool or restock or even simply building. The Rangers' veteran goalie believes words like that can lead to excuses for taking the focus off winning,..." October 27

  • Rangers' Beleskey clears waivers, assigned to AHL

    The Score "Matt Beleskey went unclaimed on the waiver wire, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman. He was assigned to the AHL's Hartford Wolf Pack shortly thereafter, the New York Rangers announced on Thursday. The forward, who was waived on Wednesday, has yet to appear in..." October 25

  • The Rangers’ toughest decision as their big rebuild takes shape

    New York Post "At some point, the Rangers are going to have to declare. Maybe not today and maybe not tomorrow, Bogie, but probably sooner than you think. The Rangers are going to have to declare which of their veterans are keepers and which of them will go when Housecleaning II comes around in late February,..." October 25

  • For NHL goalies, league’s new pad restrictions are a real pain

    Washington Post "Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury has started to wear an extra undershirt to protect himself. Even with Braden Holtby’s Washington Capitals teammates toning down the power of their shots in practices, he’s started to feel the sting of pucks in ways he hasn’t..." October 24

  • Matt Beleskey, Mario Kempe Placed On Waivers

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Matt Beleskey has only played a single game for the New York Rangers since being acquired last season as part of a larger deal, and it doesn’t seem like he’s going to get into the lineup anytime soon. The veteran forward has been placed on waivers, which will allow the team to..." October 24

  • Healy: If backed by science, NHL alumni association 'all-in' on cannabis

    The Score "The group representing ex-NHL players is "all-in" on endorsing cannabis as a pain relief option for its members. That is, if future research can prove the drug’s supposed healing capabilities. "I think science has to prove it first. If science proves it,..." October 23

  • Rangers recall goaltender Alexandar Georgiev

    Newsday "The Rangers on Monday recalled goaltender Alexandar Georgiev Monday from his two-game stint with AHL Hartford over the weekend. Goaltender Marek Mazanec was returned to Hartford. Georgiev, who was sent down to Hartford on Thursday, backstopped the Wolf Pack to a 4-3 win..." October 22

  • Why Lundqvist lobbied to start in back-to-back games this early

    New York Post "When Henrik Lundqvist took the nets Wednesday to complete the back-to-back assignment that began with Tuesday’s 3-2 shootout victory at the Garden over the Avalanche, that meant he had started six of the Rangers’ seven games. It also meant Alex Georgiev, the 22-year-old..." October 18

  • David Quinn bringing ‘different energy’ to Rangers

    Pro Hockey Talk "If you ask New York Rangers forward Kevin Hayes what’s different from last season now that new head coach David Quinn is in charge, he’d tell you there’s a “different energy” around the team. “It’s very positive, hard working energy,”..." October 17

  • Marijuana use in the NHL: The times they are a changin'

    Sportsnet "Fairly or not, we have an image of the GMs who sit in the executive boxes at NHL games. They’re Old School, as their average age (53.9 years) would suggest. At the high end, there’s the Islanders’ 75-year-old Lou Lamoriello. Almost to a one, they’re defined by their..." October 17

  • Rangers benching Shattenkirk part of recovery process

    Pro Hockey Talk "When Kevin Shattenkirk watches Thursday’s game against the San Jose Sharks from the Madison Square Garden press box, it will technically be listed as a healthy scratch. But in reality it’s more than a punishment for a slow start. The 29-year-old Shattenkirk..." October 11

  • Why David Quinn has already blown up Rangers top line

    New York Post "Nobody ever projected Chris Kreider, Mika Zibanejad and Pavel Buchnevich would become the linear descendants of Vic Hadfield, Jean Ratelle and Rod Gilbert, but neither did anyone suggest that the Blueshirts’ putative first unit would be split up after six periods. “If..." October 11

  • Rangers’ stunning new reality: a $26.6 million healthy scratch

    New York Post "Less than a week into the Rangers season, less than a week into David Quinn’s tenure as coach, and this is what it has come to: Kevin Shattenkirk as a healthy scratch. The veteran defenseman is more than likely to be benched for the team’s Garden match against the Sharks..." October 10

  • Rangers are already battling the mental game in rebuilding year

    New York Post "After opening their season with a third straight loss Sunday night, the Rangers flew back to New York for an off day Monday and a pair of practices before their next chance for their first win Thursday. Rookie coach David Quinn will go back to the drawing board, surely trying to..." October 09

  • Rangers show toughness matters with scratch of forward

    New York Post "David Quinn said scratching Vlad Namestnikov in favor of Cody McLeod for Saturday’s match against the Sabres was more about McLeod than Namestnikov. Though there is no reason to doubt the coach’s veracity, the case can be made Quinn inserted the truculent fourth-liner to..." October 07

  • Rangers won’t have a high bar and that may not be a bad thing

    New York Post "So here we go. When the Rangers take the ice for Thursday’s season opener at the Garden, they’ll see a powerful Predators team that has been on the cusp of winning the Cup for a few years now, and from which nothing less than a championship will be deemed acceptable. In..." October 04

  • Rangers name five alternate captains for 2018-19 season

    SNY TV "The Rangers' 'A' list has grown extra long for the 2018-19 NHL season. The Blueshirts announced Wednesday that Chris Kreider, Jesper Fast, Mika Zibanejad, Mats Zuccarello and Marc Staal will serve as alternate captains for the upcoming..." October 04

  • How Henrik Lundqvist plans to return to elite level with Rangers

    New York Post "You’re going to be seeing the old Henrik Lundqvist in nets this season, and that has nothing to do with the goaltender’s March 2, 1982 birthdate. “I’ve been reflecting this summer and over the last few days and what I come back to is that I am consistently most..." October 02

  • How the Rangers plan to fix their defensive woes

    New York Post "Expectations are in the eyes of the beholders, but the simple truth is that you can expect the Rangers to play a system meant to protect them and minimize their deficiencies as opposed to one that illuminates and exacerbates them. “Checks and balances is probably the best way to..." October 01

  • Vinni Lettieri is giving Rangers’ rookies a run for their money

    New York Post "Lias Andersson had a big first game in New Jersey and Neal Pionk has been the same steadying and creative presence in two preseason outings as he was during his Broadway run late last season. But none of the young Rangers has taken a bolder step forward toward earning a spot on the opening..." September 26

  • This is the Henrik Lundqvist the Rangers wanted to see

    New York Post "This was quite a bit better for Henrik Lundqvist. The Rangers’ franchise netminder bounced back in his second preseason performance, stopping 14-of-15 shots over two periods in his team’s 4-3 overtime win over the Devils on Monday night at the Garden. It was a very..." September 25

  • Bruins castoff carries chip into first full year with Rangers

    New York Post "Ryan Spooner needed a change. That much he made clear as he settles into his first full year with the Rangers following his February acquisition from the Bruins ahead of last season’s trade deadline, part of the deal that sent Rick Nash to Boston. The 26-year-old Spooner is also..." September 24

  • NHL not tough enough with preseason suspensions

    Pro Hockey Talk "When it comes to the court of public opinion the NHL’s Department of Player Safety is always going to be a no-win position. Their job is a brutally difficult, thankless one that by its very nature is going to anger almost everyone watching the NHL. No player receiving a..." September 21

  • Brady Skjei embraces leadership role with Rangers

    New York Post "Brady Skjei was talking about how “the young guys” were looking so good through the opening handful of days at training camp. Brady Skjei is 24 and about the enter his third full NHL season with the Rangers. Old guy? “Well, when you put it that..." September 21

  • Former New York Rangers and Winnipeg Jets Goalie Ondrej Pavelec Retires

    Last Word On Hockey "Former New York Rangers and Winnipeg Jets goaltender Ondrej Pavelec announced his retirement today. The news was made public through an article in a Czech Republic newspaper. Pavelec was an unrestricted free agent as his contract with the Rangers expired on..." September 20

  • The best player on the ice made a loud Rangers statement

    New York Post "There was the slightest hesitation, but eventually Filip Chytil said what he meant. “I’m trying to have a lot of fun here, and I think that’s the most important for me because I’m trying — not trying — I’m playing my game,” the..." September 18

  • Kevin Hayes wants to be a career New York Ranger

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Many people took notice of the one-year deal that center Kevin Hayes signed this offseason as neither he nor the New York Rangers were able to agree upon a long-term contract. The 26-year-old scored a career-high 25 goals last season after posting 17 goals twice previously. With unrestricted..." September 16