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  • Zero NHL franchises on Forbes list of top 50 most valuable sports teams

    Sportsnet "Forbes released its annual ranking of the 50 most valuable sports teams Wednesday, but not a single NHL franchise managed to crack the list. NFL teams dominated with the Dallas Cowboys sitting at No. 1 with a valuation of $4.8 billion, a 14 per cent increase from their..." July 18

  • Rangers' Jimmy Vesey: Avoids arbitration, inks two-year deal

    CBS Sports "Vesey agreed to a two-year contract with the Rangers on Tuesday, Jim Cerny of Sporting News reports. Vesey was thought to be headed for arbitration, but he's since signed a contract with New York. " July 17

  • Rangers add coaches to Quinn's staff

    TSN "New York Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton announced on Tuesday that David Oliver and Greg Brown were named assistant coaches, joining Lindy Ruff on new head coach David Quinn's coaching staff. Oliver, 47, joins the Rangers organization after spending the past 11 seasons with..." July 17

  • New York Rangers Sign Five Players

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The New York Rangers have officially announced that Chris Bigras, Steven Fogarty, Boo Nieves and Rob O’Gara accepted their qualifying offers and have re-signed with the team for next season. John Gilmour, who was eligible for arbitration but decided not to file, has also agreed to a..." July 16

  • Rangers could use Ryan McDonagh model to sign Brady Skjei

    SNY TV "Larry Brooks writes that the Rangers should treat Brady Skjei the same way that they did Ryan McDonagh and Marc Staal, when their entry-level contracts expired, and sign him to a long-term deal. (NY Post) Staal, in his first three seasons, played 244 of 246 games, had..." July 15

  • Shattenkirk on track to be ready for Rangers training camp

    NHL.com "Kevin Shattenkirk skated for the first time this offseason Thursday and is on track to be ready for training camp with the New York Rangers in September. The 29-year-old defenseman, who signed a four-year contract with the Rangers on July 1, 2017, missed the final 36 games last season..." July 14

  • Rangers Re-Sign Rob O’Gara

    Pro Hockey Rumors "With the deadline to accept qualifying offers now just a day away, Rangers defenseman Rob O’Gara has accepted his qualifier, reports CapFriendly (Twitter link).  The deal will pay just over $874K in the NHL (105% of his base salary from last season) and $70K at the minor league..." July 14

  • Boo Nieves Re-Signs With New York Rangers

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The New York Rangers have retained Boo Nieves without a fight, as CapFriendly reports that the young forward accepted his qualifying offer and will sign a one-year two-way contract worth just over $708K in the NHL. Nieves, 24, finally broke into the NHL this season..." July 13

  • Cody McLeod re-signs with Rangers

    Newsday "With all the big names in free agency long gone, the Rangers on Thursday re-signed veteran forward Cody McLeod to a one-year contract. McLeod, 34, played 25 games for the Rangers last season after being claimed off waivers from the Nashville Predators in January. He was credited with..." July 12

  • Kravtsov could play for Rangers this season

    NHL.com "For an idea of what the New York Rangers think forward Vitali Kravtsov will eventually do for them, watch Washington Capitals forward Nicklas Backstrom's circle-to-circle saucer pass to Alex Ovechkin in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final. Backstrom's pass from the right face-off..." July 12

  • Salary Cap Floor Should Not Pose Problems For Any Team In 2018-19

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The purpose of the salary cap in the NHL is to maintain a sense of competitive balance across the league. That means both limiting how much a team can spend, the salary cap ceiling, but also ensuring that every team is competitive with a minimum expenditure, the salary cap floor. Some teams,..." July 10

  • The Rangers and a potential reunion with Ryan Callahan

    SNY TV "Larry Brooks writes that the Rangers are "maintaining a level of interest" in bringing Ryan Callahan back via trade if Tampa looks to clear the final two-years of his contract. (NY Post) Callahan has a cap hit of $5.8 million and a list of 16 teams that he can be traded..." July 10

  • Rangers first-round pick Vitali Kravtsov signs in KHL

    Yardbarker "The New York Rangers took a calculated risk in the first round of the most recent NHL Entry Draft, when they selected big Russian winger Vitali Kravtsov ninth overall. The Rangers avoided several other top rated prospects, betting on the high-end potential that Kravtsov brings. With any..." July 09

  • Artemi Panarin and the Rangers desire to have cap space next summer

    SNY TV "With the talk about the Rangers possibly being part of Ottawa and Tampa Bay's Erik Karlsson deal, or any deal to relieve a team in a cap crunch, Larry Brooks tweets that the Rangers need to make sure that any possible deal doesn't hurt their chances at free..." July 06

  • Rangers, Capitals, Lightning among those interested in Senators star

    CBS Sports "As the first week of 2018 NHL free agency draws to a close, Erik Karlsson remains an Ottawa Senators defenseman, but at least a half-dozen teams, including the Atlantic Division champion Tampa Bay Lightning, could still be hard after the All-Star. After their..." July 05

  • Rangers will soon face a crossroad on whether to keep Hayes

    New York Post "One look at the cost of doing business Sunday reveals this truth as self-evident: If Kevin Hayes reaches the open market next July, the recently turned, 26-year-old center can expect a payday of around $30 million over five years, if not more. So the choice confronting the Rangers and..." July 04

  • Steven Fogarty accepts his one-year qualifying offer from the Rangers

    SNY TV "Rangers prospect and RFA Steven Fogarty has accepted his qualifying offer from the Rangers. (Cap Friendly) The deal is for one-year and is a two-way contract that would pay Fogarty $708,750 in the NHL and $70,000 in the minors. (Cap Friendly) He will again be an..." July 04

  • Rangers unlikely to end up with Erik Karlsson

    SNY TV " The Rangers are no longer part of the equation for Karlsson, according to The Fourth Period. TFP had tweeted previously that the Rangers had expressed interest in taking on Karlsson and Bobby Ryan. " July 03

  • Miller's modeling led him to childhood Honda ad with NHL legends

    NHL.com "If there was ever a prospect ready for the bright lights of Broadway, it's former child model K'Andre Miller. Selected by the New York Rangers in the first round (No. 22) of the 2018 NHL Draft, Miller had a part-time job as a model that started with print campaigns for Target..." July 01

  • New York Rangers Sign Fredrik Claesson

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The New York Rangers have added a depth defenseman, signing Fredrik Claesson to a one-year, $700K contract according to Bob McKenzie of TSN. " July 01

  • Rangers re-sign restricted free agent Vladislav Namestnikov

    Sportsnet "The New York Rangers have re-signed restricted free agent forward Vladislav Namestnikov on a two-year deal. The New York Post’s Larry Brooks believes the average annual value of the contract is worth $4 million. Namestnikov first came to the Rangers in a trade deadline..." July 01

  • Rangers rookie trio can’t wait to take over hockey’s biggest stage

    New York Post "The Rangers’ trio of first-round draft picks — Vitali Kravtsov, K’Andre Miller and Nils Lundkvist — team up for some Q&A with Post columnist Steve Serby. Q: Describe your mentality on the ice. Kravtsov: I do everything to help the team win, and..." July 01

  • Blue Jackets, Rangers have expressed interest in Komarov

    The Score "Free agent forward Leo Komarov is attracting suitors, as the Columbus Blue Jackets and New York Rangers have expressed interest in the 31-year-old, reports Aaron Portzline of The Athletic. Komarov is set to hit the open market upon the conclusion of a four-year deal with the Toronto..." June 30

  • Rangers eyeing veteran Golden Knights bruiser in free agency

    New York Post "The Rangers’ roster tilts heavily toward youth and finesse-oriented skaters. But head coach David Quinn’s team will require at least some measure of size and veteran toughness on the ice and experience in the room in order to navigate the season successfully. To..." June 29

  • Lias Andersson knows he has to keep working to "dominate" for the Rangers

    SNY TV "Lias Andersson said that he will spend a month of this offseason in the New York area training with Ben Prentiss before returning to Sweden. (NYR) Andersson said that he learned a lot during his time with the Rangers and how much work is needed to become a "superstar in this..." June 29

  • Rangers reportedly in talks with Leafs forward Leo Komarov

    SNY TV "Leo Komarov is reportedly in talks with the Rangers on a potential multi-year deal. (The Fourth Period) Larry Brooks wrote a few days ago that Komarov would fit as the kind of free agent that the Rangers are looking for. " June 28

  • Sniping Rangers prospect states early roster case

    New York Post "Prospect camp scrimmages are prospect camp scrimmages, but Rangers free-agent signee Ville Meskanen had an impressive morning, sniping a pair before getting one in the shootout. The 22-year-old Finn, who recorded 44 points (24-20) in 48 games for Ilves, is a candidate to earn a spot..." June 28

  • Rangers interested in specific type of free agent

    SNY TV "Gorton said on Monday that the Rangers want to add "some character players that can come in and teach these guys the ropes and that have a pretty good pedigree to come here and help us." 6/24/18 | When asked about free agency on Saturday, Jeff Gorton said..." June 26

  • Isles' Oliver Wahlstrom: Rangers 'made a mistake' not drafting me

    The Score "Oliver Wahlstrom is known for having a great shot, and now he's aiming it squarely at a crosstown rival of the team that selected him in the draft. The promising forward had a message for a certain club that passed on him Friday night. "The New York Rangers made a..." June 26

  • Rangers looking into free agents, including former forwards Nash, Grabner

    NHL.com "The New York Rangers hope to further their rebuilding process by signing some veteran unrestricted free agents who can help mentor their young players. "That is the expectation that we are going to provide opportunity for our young kids, but we'd like to add a few guys, some..." June 25

  • Rangers get their first look at team of the future

    New York Post "Like most teams, the Rangers are anxious to see what they left Dallas with after this weekend’s draft. And like most teams, they’re not waiting very long as they open prospect development camp at their Westchester training facility Monday morning. Good news for the Rangers..." June 25

  • Rangers stick to rebuilding plan, select 10 players at NHL Draft

    NHL.com "The New York Rangers offered more proof of how committed they are to their ongoing rebuild by selecting 10 players in the 2018 NHL Draft this weekend, including three in the first round. There was speculation going into the draft that the Rangers would try to trade some of their picks..." June 24

  • Rangers' Vitali Kravtsov: Leaps up to ninth at draft

    CBS Sports "Kravtsov was drafted ninth overall by the Rangers at the 2018 NHL Entry Draft on Friday. Kravtsov is a real diamond in the rough. Playing this past season in the KHL at just 18, he put up solid numbers. But in the postseason, Kravtsov exploded with 11 points in 16 games -- that was..." June 22

  • K'Andre Miller is first Minnesotan taken, 22nd overall by Rangers

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Defenseman K'Andre Miller was the first Minnesotan taken in the NHL Draft on Friday night, going 22nd overall to the New York Rangers. The Rangers got the pick from Ottawa by giving the Senators the 26th and 48th picks. Miller, who is from Hopkins and skated for..." June 22

  • Rangers employing rebuild plan they haven’t tried in 40 years

    New York Post "It has been four decades since the Rangers built their team primarily through the draft — the 1970s, when homegrown Steve Vickers, Pat Hickey, Dave Maloney, Ron Greschner, Don Murdoch, Dave Farrish, Mike McEwen, Lucien DeBlois, Ron Duguay, Mario Marois and Don Maloney formed the..." June 22

  • Sergey Zborovskiy Clears Unconditional Waivers

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Zborovskiy has cleared waivers and will likely see his contract terminated. The New York Rangers have placed Sergey Zborovskiy on unconditional waivers for the purpose of mutually terminating his contract. Zborovskiy, a third-round pick by the Rangers in 2015, signed his entry-level..." June 20

  • Rangers put Sergey Zborovskiy on unconditional waivers to terminate contract

    SNY TV "The Rangers have placed defensive prospect Sergey Zborovskiy on unconditional waivers with the intent to terminate his contract. He was a third round pick of the Rangers in 2015 (79th overall) and spent last season playing in the ECHL and AHL. He played 47 games..." June 19

  • Rangers' Hayes attracting significant trade interest

    The Score "As the NHL draft draws near and trade talks intensify, the New York Rangers are receiving significant interest in forward Kevin Hayes, sources indicated to Larry Brooks of the New York Post. The 26-year-old Hayes is a restricted free agent fresh off a campaign in which he scored a..." June 17

  • Rangers Likely To Trade A Center This Offseason

    Pro Hockey Rumors "With many teams in the league looking for center help this offseason and seeing few options on the free agent market, the trade market seems to be the best way to fill that heavily in-demand. Just earlier this week, the Montreal Canadiens traded Alex Galchenyuk, who failed to succeed at the..." June 17

  • Rangers sign RFA goalie Marek Mazanec to one-year deal

    Newsday "The Rangers have signed restricted free agent goaltender Marek Mazanec to a one-year contract, the team announced Tuesday. Mazanec, who split last season between the KHL and AHL Hartford, likely will challenge for the backup spot behind Henrik Lundqvist. Mazanec, 26, started..." June 12

  • Oddsmakers peg Lightning, Knights as 2019 Cup favorites

    The Score "The Vegas Golden Knights fell just short of taking home the 2018 Stanley Cup title in the club's inaugural season, but that isn't getting in the way of hometown oddsmakers naming the Knights as the second favorite to take home the 2019 crown. Bookmakers in Vegas have..." June 08

  • Lundqvist: 'I'm healthy and feeling good'

    New York Post "The way Henrik Lundqvist sees it, David Quinn is not a “college coach.” Rather, he is the coach of the Rangers. “I’m excited to see what he can bring to the table,” Lundqvist told The Post via an email exchange. “College or NHL, to me it really..." June 06

  • The latest going on with Ilya Kovalchuk

    SNY TV "It was reported last night that Ilya Kovalchuk has switched agents and joined up with CAA to represent him as he returns to the NHL. (Dreger) Darren Dreger tweeted that JP Barry, one of the top NHL agents, is in discussions with teams about Kovalchuk. Bob McKenzie..." May 31

  • Report: Kovalchuk's agent 'in discussions with teams' about NHL return

    The Score "With one free-agent winger off the board in Evander Kane, another is starting to gain attention. Ilya Kovalchuk's agent, J.P. Barry of Creative Artists Agency, is "in discussions with teams" interested in bringing Kovalchuk back to the NHL, reports TSN's..." May 30

  • NHL projects salary cap to be around $80M for 2018-19 season

    The Score "NHL deputy commissioner and chief legal officer Bill Daly confirmed during a press conference Monday that the salary cap for the 2018-2019 season is projected to be around $80 million, up from $75 million this season. A set number for next season has not yet been agreed upon..." May 29

  • Could new Rangers coach put BU star on their draft radar?

    New York Post "David Quinn came into the job as the 35th coach in Rangers history with a couple of important preexisting relationships — but a future reuniting might be the most interesting. When Quinn left Boston University after five years as head coach, he also left 18-year-old..." May 25

  • 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