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  • Rangers’ competition ‘is real’ in preseason

    New York Post "Maybe it was hyperbole. Rangers coach David Quinn, nevertheless, was right in the fact that there has been a fair amount of competition in training camp, with a lot on the line in the preseason. To project the roster right now isn’t easy, and a lot of determining how the..." September 20

  • Rangers, D Tony DeAngelo agree to 1-year deal

    TSN "The New York Rangers have agreed to terms with restricted free agent defenceman Tony DeAngelo, the club announced Friday.   RFA Tony DeAngelo has agreed to terms with September 20

  • Dream Gap Tour aims to pave way for sustainable women’s hockey league

    TSN "When the Canadian Women’s Hockey League shuttered last spring, the move united 200 female hockey players in a common goal – to build a better, more sustainable future for their sport for the next generation of girls.   It was that dream that spawned the aptly..." September 20

  • Rangers’ power play already looks drastically different

    New York Post "Watching the Rangers power play operate — even after just a short amount of practice and one measly preseason camp — is a smack in the face, revealing how much more offensive skill exists on the roster compared to a year ago. The cross-ice saucer passes from Artemi Panarin..." September 19

  • Artemi Panarin scores but strains groin in first preseason game with Rangers

    NHL.com "Artemi Panarin scored a power-play goal but didn't finish his first preseason game with the New York Rangers on Wednesday after he sustained a mild groin strain in a 4-3 loss against the New Jersey Devils at Madison Square Garden. "More precautionary than anything,"..." September 19

  • Igor Shesterkin’s hyped Rangers debut was years in the making

    New York Post "The countdown, more than five years in the making, arrived at 10:10 of the second period of the Rangers’ exhibition opener against the Devils at the Garden on Wednesday. That is when 23-year-old Igor Shesterkin, the Moscow-born 118th-overall selection of the 2014 entry draft,..." September 19

  • 5 head coaches on the hot seat entering this season

    The Score "There's no shortage of bench bosses who will begin 2019-20 feeling the heat. Whether they guide a team on the rise that hasn't gone deep enough, a franchise that's stuck in the mud, or a historically great regular-season club that hasn't achieved Stanley Cup glory,..." September 19

  • New York Rangers prepare to start a brand-new era of hockey on Wednesday

    Elite Sports NY "Two seasons of trades, draft picks and farewells to familiar faces has brought the New York Rangers to this point in time. A hockey club that was once represented by the familiar faces of Rick Nash, Kevin Hayes, Jimmy Vesey and Mats Zuccarello now..." September 18

  • 5 best goaltending duos in the NHL

    The Score "Load management has become one of the hottest topics in the modern NHL, with teams looking for new ways to gain an advantage during the regular-season slog. In 2018-19, we saw more teams shift toward a platoon between the pipes, and the need for multiple netminders who can handle a..." September 18

  • NHL Releases Detailed Rule Changes For 2019-20

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL’s Public Relations team has released a video updating all of the rule changes for the upcoming season, agreed upon earlier this year. The five-minute video goes in-depth on each change, noting that the focus was on expanded video review, promoting player safety and..." September 18

  • Blue Jackets eager to prove doubters wrong without Sergei Bobrovsky, Artemi Panarin

    NHL.com "The Columbus Blue Jackets said they're angry and offended about the narrative that has followed them since goalie Sergei Bobrovsky and left wing Artemi Panarin signed with other teams July 1. "All of a sudden just because we lose a couple players,..." September 17

  • Fantasy: 6 players with long-term value to target for keeper leagues

    The Score "The following players likely won't be fantasy relevant for the 2019-20 season, but could become incredibly valuable in keeper leagues down the road. These NHLers will need to be designated as not active, so be sure to check your league's settings before drafting any of..." September 17

  • NHLPA declines option, CBA extends to 2022

    TSN "The National Hockey League Players' Association has declined their option to re-open the collective bargaining agreement, which will now remain in effect through the 2021-2022 season. The NHL declined their option to re-open the CBA in August, leaving the the..." September 16

  • Artemi Panarin not feeling pressure with Rangers

    NHL.com "Artemi Panarin said he feels less pressure with the New York Rangers than he did when he was traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets more than two years ago. "When I was traded from [the] Chicago [Blackhawks], I put pressure on myself," the left wing, who signed a..." September 16

  • Fantasy: 3 risky players to gamble on

    The Score "Every year, there are players fantasy owners avoid for one reason or another. Injury concerns, inconsistency, and adjusting to a new team can all turn a once-dependable name into anything but. Despite those factors, there are always a few players with particularly uncertain futures..." September 16

  • Fantasy: 4 goalies who could become studs

    The Score "Among all the positions in hockey, there's no question goaltenders take the longest to realize their potential. With so much uncertainty in the crease, it can be tricky to land two proven netminders come fantasy draft day. Sometimes an increase in opportunity or a change of..." September 15

  • NHLPA’s Decision To Re-Open CBA Will Be Announced Monday

    Pro Hockey Rumors "After the NHL announced that they have formally declined using their opt-out clause to re-0pen the current CBA early, the NHLPA has until Sept. 15th to make their decision on whether they want to opt-out of the current agreement after the 2019-20 season. Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman..." September 14

  • Henrik Lundqvist hoping Rangers can take ‘one big step’ forward

    Pro Hockey Talk "The second half of the 2018-19 NHL season took a toll on New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist. As the losses piled up, which saw the team finish the season with only five wins in their final 20 games, the 37-year-old netminder had a difficult time dealing with the lack of..." September 13

  • Fantasy: 5 bounce-back candidates

    The Score "The following five players disappointed last season but are primed to bounce back in 2019-20: William Nylander, C/RW, Maple Leafs Nylander never got comfortable last season. He was mired in a contract holdout well into the campaign, ultimately signing minutes before the..." September 13

  • Rangers get Brendan Lemieux deal done with Tony DeAngelo on deck

    New York Post "That’s one down for the Rangers. On the eve of the beginning of training camp Thursday, the Blueshirts agreed to terms with restricted free agent forward Brendan Lemieux to a one-year deal, the team announced. " September 12

  • Former first-round pick Joe Morrow to attend New York Rangers camp

    Yardbarker "The New York Rangers have brought along another veteran for training camp, announcing Wednesday that Joe Morrow will attend on a professional tryout. Morrow spent last season with the Winnipeg Jets, but was not issued a qualifying offer and became an unrestricted free agent. Morrow,..." September 11

  • Rangers To Assign Matt Beleskey To The Minors

    Yardbarker "Training camp hasn’t even officially started yet and the Rangers have already made their first cut. Larry Brooks of the New York Post reports (Twitter link) that New York plans to send winger Matt Beleskey directly to training camp with AHL Hartford and will not have him at camp with the..." September 11

  • Women officials thrilled by NHL experience

    NHL.com "Four women officials had the career opportunity of a lifetime at NHL prospect tournaments this week, and each loved every second of it.  "It's more than I could have ever imagined," said Kirsten Welsh, a first-year official. "Incredible and a dream come..." September 11

  • Kaapo Kakko impresses at tournament

    CBS Sports "The New York Rangers and their fans have been excited to watch Kaapo Kakko, the No. 2 overall selection in the 2019 draft, play. He gave everyone what they wanted by impressing at the Traverse City tournament against Wild prospects in Michigan on Monday. The 18-year old..." September 10

  • Fantasy: 5 rookies who can make an impact in 2019-20

    The Score "It's difficult to break into the NHL and contribute right away. Most players need a year or two of experience before beginning to produce consistently, though a select few make an immediate impact. Here are some rookies who will be fantasy difference-makers in their first NHL..." September 10

  • Adam Fox rebounds with five-point game for Rangers in NHL Prospects Tournament

    NHL.com "Adam Fox wanted to show he was better than his debut at the 2019 Traverse City NHL Prospects Tournament. The New York Rangers defenseman accomplished that with a five-point night (two goals, three assists) in a 7-4 victory against the Dallas Stars at Centre Ice Arena on..." September 09

  • KHL To Implement Salary Cap Floor

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The KHL’s Board of Governors was busy this weekend, discussing and ultimately deciding on a number of major issues. The league approved the use of “smart puck” tracking technology, distributed television revenue to each team, and formally open up investigations into both..." September 09

  • Fantasy: 4 bust candidates who won't meet expectations

    The Score "You shouldn't completely avoid the following players in fantasy hockey this season, but they're unlikely to meet expectations relative to how high you'll have to draft them. Morgan Rielly, D, Maple Leafs Rielly finished third among NHL defensemen with 72 points..." September 09

  • Who can challenge Alex Ovechkin for NHL’s goal crown this season?

    Pro Hockey Talk "Alex Ovechkin has been the NHL’s most dominant goal-scorer from the moment he entered the league and has a chance to finish his career as the league’s all-time goal-scoring leader. Even if he doesn’t eclipse Wayne Gretzky’s mark of 894, there were still be an argument to..." September 08

  • In NHL first, 4 women selected to officiate prospect games

    CBC "The NHL for the first time selected four female officials to work on the ice at prospect tournaments held this weekend. Katie Guay and Kelly Cooke were selected as referees, while Kirsten Welsh and Kendall Hanley will work as linesmen, the league announced Friday. The four..." September 07

  • The Rangers are getting an early look into their future

    New York Post "One can look to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan the next few days to catch a glimpse of the Rangers future. The annual Traverse City Tournament is set to startfor the Baby Blueshirts when they take on the Blue Jackets on Friday afternoon, with the eight-team tournament running through..." September 06

  • Why the NHL's 'no soap operas' ad totally misses the point

    USA Today "Sometimes, the NHL makes good ads. Take a look, for example, at some of their Stanley Cup hype spots and feel the chills run down your spine. Those are legitimately stirring spots that naturally draw viewers to the game. Not as successful are a current spate of digital ads the NHL is running to..." September 06

  • Henrik Lundqvist’s ‘biggest dream’ is still to win a Cup with the Rangers

    Sportsnet "Over Henrik Lundqvist‘s 14 seasons in the NHL, the New York Rangers have missed the Stanley Cup Playoffs just three times. The first was 2009-10 when they finished ninth in the East and fell just one point short. The second was 2017-18 when they were 20 points shy and,..." September 05

  • Fantasy: 4 players who will excel with their new team

    The Score "The 2019-20 fantasy hockey season is fast approaching, and after a summer filled with roster moves throughout the NHL, it's important to keep tabs on all the new faces in new places as you gear up for your draft. With that in mind, here are four players set to excel on their new..." September 05

  • NHLPA weighing risks of poking the bear

    TSN "To poke or not poke the bear: that is the question staring down the NHL Players’ Association as they convene here for a meeting on Wednesday evening. In this case, that bear is commissioner Gary Bettman and the NHL’s Board of Governors. The NHLPA has until Sept...." September 05

  • A way-too-early look at the NHL's 2020 RFA panic

    ESPN "This summer, the NHL was split into two camps when it came to restricted free agents and their unsigned contracts covered in nervous droplets of flop sweat from general managers: Those who believed this was the new normal, and those who believed this offseason was an anomaly. I've..." September 05

  • Donald Fehr: NHLPA hasn't discussed extending deadline for CBA decision

    The Score "Donald Fehr says it's essentially status quo after the NHLPA met Wednesday night in Chicago, and the notion of postponing the union's opt-out deadline hasn't been broached, according to TSN's Pierre LeBrun. The NHLPA's executive director said no decisions were..." September 05

  • Sidney Crosby tops list of best-selling jerseys from last season

    The Score "One can debate whether Sidney Crosby is still the NHL's best player, but judging by jersey sales, he's still the most popular. The Pittsburgh Penguins captain topped the list of the league's most purchased sweaters from 2018-19 after finishing second to Toronto Maple Leafs..." September 04

  • Jason Pominville and other bargain bin NHL free agents to consider

    Pro Hockey Talk "With training camps nearing, it’s not surprising that you won’t find a ton of great NHL-ready options in free agency as of Sept. 3. That’s especially true once you start crossing certain names off of the list with the help of context. Jake Gardiner’s either..." September 04

  • Gary Bettman elected to U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame

    NHL.com "NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, the driving force behind the League's financial stability and growth since taking office 26 years ago, is among five people who will be inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame on Dec. 12, it was announced Wednesday. Former NHL players and Stanley..." September 04

  • Adam Fox eyes next step toward Rangers roster spot in NHL Prospect Tournament

    NHL.com "Adam Fox had a pretty normal summer with his parents in his hometown of Jericho, New York, until his friends started going back to college in mid-August. That was when it began to settle in for Fox that he won't be returning to Harvard for his senior year.  Instead,..." September 03

  • How The Rangers Defensive Pairings Could Shake Out On Opening Night

    Blueshirt Banter "We’re quickly approaching the end of August here at the end of the week, and that means training camp is right around the corner. That also means it’s about time to dust off the roster projections machine and drum up some potential lineup combinations. The New York Rangers..." September 01

  • Top 25 NHL goaltenders in 2019-20: Ranking the best in the league, from Price to Lundqvist

    Sporting News "The age-old debate when it comes to any sport, any league, any team: who are the best of the best? With the NHL's preseason on the horizon, let's takes a look at the top 25 players at each position right now: forward, defense and goalie. This list takes into account both..." August 30

  • NHL Formally Declines CBA Opt-Out Clause

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL has notified the NHLPA that they will not be using their opt-out clause to terminate the current CBA early according to Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet. The agreement currently runs until September, 2022 but both sides had the ability to end it two years early. The NHL has decided..." August 30

  • Kaapo Kakko among top Rangers prospects headed to Traverse City

    New York Post "The Rangers announced their roster for the 2019 Traverse City tournament, and it will feature a first look at five of the club’s top prospects. The roster is highlighted by Kaapo Kakko, the Rangers’ second-overall pick in this year’s NHL Draft, 2018 first-round pick..." August 28

  • The workhorse goalie is disappearing from the NHL

    TSN "Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk led National Hockey League goalies in games played (67) last season, and finished second to Montreal’s Carey Price in usage, playing just 25 fewer minutes. Dubnyk and Price were absolute workhorses for their respective teams, but that term has..." August 26

  • The top 10 candidates to be traded in 2019-20

    The Hockey Writers "It’s never too early to talk about the next big wave of NHL trades – especially when a couple prominent players have already outed themselves as candidates to be moved. Topping my list of early-season trade candidates are two first-round Finns openly fed up with their situations...." August 22

  • Top 10 entry-level players of the salary cap era

    The Score "With a ton of restricted free-agent chatter around the league - but little action - we thought it would be interesting to review which players performed the best while on their entry-level deals since the salary cap era began in 2005-06. Our list summarizes the 10 most productive..." August 22

  • NHL free agency 2019: Full list of signings, best available players

    Sporting News "Charles Dickens opened "A Tale of Two Cities" with: "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness" - or, what the hockey world calls, free agency. Some of the biggest names in the game will be..." August 22

  • The best (and worst) NHL teams of the past decade

    ESPN "A lot changed in the NHL standings during the past decade. There was an expansion team added, another that relocated and another that was renamed. There were six divisions when the decade began, with the top eight teams in each conference advancing to the playoffs; by 2014, we were..." August 21