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  • NHL must eradicate refereeing oversights before playoffs

    Sportsnet "You know there has been an astonishing interpretation of the NHL rule book when the most shocking thing about the Canucks’ 3-2 shootout win Sunday against the Dallas Stars was not Vancouver winger Tim Schaller scoring twice. Or the Canucks winning. Frequently..." March 18

  • Report: Rangers to Sign WHL Free Agent Jake Elmer

    Blueshirt Banter "The Rangers are on the verge of signing WHL forward Jake Elmer to an entry-level contract, according to TSN’s Bob McKenzie. Elmer, 20, plays right wing for the Lethbridge Hurricanes. The 6’1 forward has 38 goals and 40 assists in 60 games. By WHL..." March 15

  • Rangers’ Kreider fined $5K for elbowing Canucks’ Pettersson

    Sportsnet "New York Rangers forward Chris Kreider has been fined $5,000 for elbowing Vancouver Canucks rookie Elias Pettersson on Wednesday night. The fine is the maximum allowable under the current CBA.

  • Buying Out Kevin Shattenkirk Would Be A Huge Mistake

    Blueshirt Banter "Prior to Saturday’s victory over the New Jersey Devils, Larry Brooks published a story entitled “Kevin Shattenkirk is fighting for his Rangers life”. Brooks went on to say: Too dramatic a scenario? Not really, for if the..." March 11

  • Howell, Hockey Hall of Fame defenseman, dies at 86

    NHL.com "Harry Howell, a Hockey Hall of Fame defenseman who played more games than anyone in the history of the New York Rangers, died Sunday. He was 86. Howell, born Dec. 28, 1932, in Hamilton, Ontario, joined the Rangers in 1952-53 after two seasons of junior hockey with Guelph and..." March 10

  • Rangers still don’t know when they’ll have their first-round pick

    New York Post "The Rangers are continuing to work on bringing Vitali Kravtsov to New York so the 2018 first-rounder can spend time around the team and acclimate himself to NHL surroundings, but it is no sure thing that will happen, according to individuals with knowledge of the situation. Though..." March 10

  • New York Rangers Sign Goaltender Adam Huska

    Blueshirt Banter "The New York Rangers have signed goaltender Adam Huska to an entry-level contract, the team announced Saturday. The 21-year-old goaltender was drafted with a seventh-round pick in the 2015 NHL Draft. Huska was the USHL’s goaltender of the year in 2015-2016, posting a .931 save..." March 09

  • Is the NHL the future of marijuana in pro sports? Why it could be

    ESPN "Player X is in the NHL. After home games, he has a routine. Typically, he'll meet a few teammates at a local restaurant for a late dinner. He likes to order steak after games -- medium rare, with a side salad and mashed potatoes. Then he'll go home. Player X sometimes has a..." March 07

  • Mats Zuccarello, Mika Zibanejad FaceTime every day: 'He misses me like I was his boyfriend'

    Sporting News "If Mats Zuccarello doesn't sign with the Rangers on July 1, it's fair to say the hockey world will be shocked.  Traded to the Dallas Stars ahead of the NHL trade deadline, emotions have run high for Zuccarello and his former teammates. The diminutive..." March 05

  • NHL GMs propose new rule for players who lose helmet in game

    Sportsnet "NHL players minus their helmets, hair flapping in the breeze as they attempt to rejoin the action, could soon be a thing of the past. The league’s general managers announced Tuesday at their meetings in Florida that a new rule has been drafted that would force skaters to..." March 05

  • Why the Rangers are in no rush to name a new captain

    New York Post "The Rangers have done this half as many times as they have won the Stanley Cup, so the math is easy enough for a kindergartner. Twice have the Blueshirts gone wire to wire playing without a captain — this and 2005-06 the seasons. Henrik Lundqvist is the only player here for both..." March 05

  • Rangers expected to sign top KHL prospect Kravtsov

    Sportsnet "The New York Rangers are going to miss the playoffs in back-to-back seasons for the first time since the 2004 lockout, and the 2018-19 season has seen the team sell off expiring contracts of fan-favourites Mats Zuccarello and Kevin Hayes as management focuses on a rebuild. One key..." March 04

  • Capitals win without goal when Rangers goalie throws stick at Alex Ovechkin in shootout

    USA Today "These days, goalies are trying everything to stop one of the greatest scorers in NHL history. In a shootout attempt Sunday, Rangers goalie Alexandar Georgiev threw his stick at the puck Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin was likely to put in the back of the..." March 03

  • Joey Keane Signs With New York Rangers

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The New York Rangers have signed prospect Joey Keane to his entry-level contract according to his agent Keith McKittrick of Gold Star Hockey. Keane is currently playing with the London Knights of the OHL. This contract will be a three-year entry-level deal that kicks in for the 2019-20..." March 01

  • How Igor Shestyorkin May Factor into the Rangers’ Goaltending Plan Next Season

    Blueshirt Banter "For the last decade the New York Rangers haven’t had to think about goaltending. Henrik Lundqvist has been the starter, and a varied cast of characters have backed him up. That’s the way it has been, and it’s allowed the team to worry about other..." March 01

  • The key prospect Rangers got for McDonagh is now biggest worry

    New York Post "They weren’t going to pay either player on long-term deals to prevent them from hitting the free-agent market, so each was traded prior to the deadline. No, this is not a reference to Mats Zuccarello and Kevin Hayes, sent to Dallas and Winnipeg, respectively, over this past..." February 28

  • New Ranger Brendan Lemieux has his dad’s agitator DNA

    New York Post "The rotten apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. “Rotten,” of course, used here as a term of endearment. “The closest player to the way I play would probably be my dad,” Brendan Lemieux, acquired by the Rangers from Winnipeg on Monday..." February 27

  • Rangers’ Artemi Panarin pursuit complicated by lavish deadline deal

    New York Post "Other than the two locker room-wrenching deals in which the Rangers sent away pending free agents Mats Zuccarello and Kevin Hayes in exchange for anticipated going-rate rental packages, nothing surrounding Monday’s deadline affected the Blueshirts nearly as much as Vegas extending Mark..." February 26

  • New York Rangers Adam McQuaid Traded To Columbus Blue Jackets

    Last Word On Hockey "The New York Rangers have agreed to trade Adam McQuaid to the Columbus Blue Jacketsin exchange for a fourth and seventh-round draft pick. The Blue Jackets have been busy in the last few days. McQuaid is the third player the team has acquired in the last few..." February 25

  • NHL Trade Deadline: Mystery Team Interested in Henrik Lunqvist Despite Hard Stance on No-Trade Clause

    12 Up "Shoot your shot mystery general manager.  Apparently one team has recently inquired of Henrik Lundqvist's availability as the 3 p.m. ET deadline approaches. However, King Henrik has made it loud and clear that he will not waive his no-trade-clause and remain a New York Ranger..." February 25

  • NHL Trade Deadline: Winnipeg Jets acquire Kevin Hayes from New York Rangers

    Sportsnet "The New York Rangers have traded forward Kevin Hayes to the Winnipeg Jets. In return, the Rangers receive 22-year-old forward Brendan Lemieux and a 2019 first-round draft pick. If the Jets go on to win the Stanley Cup, the Rangers will receive an..." February 25

  • Report: Rangers Sign Boo Nieves To One-Year Extension

    Blueshirt Banter "The New York Rangers have re-signed Boo Nieves to a one-year contract extension, according to TSN’s Frank Seravalli. Boo Nieves has signed a one-year, one-way extension with February 25

  • Henrik Lundqvist gets choked up when asked about former Rangers teammate who just got traded

    USA Today "The trade deadline is a good reminder that while the world's best athletes play on the biggest stages and are well compensated, they are humans with relationships and real emotions, too. New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist, in a post-game press conference Sunday,..." February 24

  • Kevin Hayes could be affordable target for Jets, Predators

    Sportsnet "With the Ottawa Senators having already dealt forwards Ryan Dzingel and Matt Duchene, former teammate Mark Stone remains one of the top targets on the NHL trade market ahead of Monday’s deadline. However, New York Rangers centre Kevin Hayes might entice the likes of the Winnipeg..." February 24

  • New York Rangers Trade Mats Zuccarello To Dallas Stars

    Last Word On Hockey "So the rumours are true, the New York Rangers have agreed to trade Mats Zuccarello to the Dallas Stars in exchange for a second round pick and a third round pick. The second round pick is in 2019 and the 3rd is in 2020. The second will become a first if Dallas wins two rounds of the playoffs,..." February 24

  • Rangers scratch Hayes, Zuccarello, McQuaid as deadline looms

    CBS Sports "Although a lot of the NHL's intrigue is in the Eastern Conference, there's quite a bit going on in the West as well. The Predators and the Jets are locked in a battle for first in the Central, and the Calgary Flames are stunning the Pacific. One team expected to make a run at the..." February 23

  • New York Rangers Recall Lias Andersson

    Blueshirt Banter "Lias Andersson has been recalled from the Hartford Wolf Pack. Andersson has tallied six goals and 14 assists in 36 games played this season with the Pack. In his first stint Andersson tallied four goals and eight assists for 12 points in 14 games, and since returning to Hartford..." February 21

  • Leafs among teams asking about Kreider

    TSN "According to Larry Brooks of the New York Post, the Toronto Maple Leafs are believed to be among the teams that have inquired on New York Rangers forward Chris Kreider. Brooks reports that the Boston Bruins and Nashville Predators are also believed to have expressed..." February 21

  • Bruins reportedly 'front-runners' in potential trade for Rangers' Kevin Hayes

    NBC Sports Boston "Should the Bruins try again with another member of the Dorchester-born and bred Hayes family? The B's and Rangers have been frequent trade partners over the last couple of seasons, given the strong relationship between Boston general manager Don Sweeney and New York GM Jeff..." February 20

  • Report: Stars have checked in on Zuccarello

    The Score "The Dallas Stars may be looking to bolster their forward depth. Dallas has checked in on New York Rangers winger Mats Zuccarello, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman. Zuccarello is one of the top potential rental candidates ahead of..." February 19

  • This is what life is like as Henrik Lundqvist’s backup

    New York Post "The Rangers have been here before, with a backup goalie excelling under the stewardship of position coach Benoit Allaire and nowhere for the netminder to go besides out. And each time, the Blueshirts have taken what they could in return. It is a little different now with Alexandar..." February 19

  • Mats Zuccarello's four best fits as Rangers sell at deadline

    Sporting News "No, those aren't boos — those are "Zuuuuucs" that echo around Madison Square Garden. But with the NHL's trade deadline fast approaching and the Rangers in sell mode, the question is: How much longer will Mats Zuccarello be around to hear them? Zuccarello,..." February 18

  • Duchene, Panarin among players to watch before Trade Deadline

    NHL.com "Here are a few players to watch before the deadline comes, listed in alphabetical order:   Sergei Bobrovsky, G, Columbus Blue Jackets: The two-time Vezina Trophy winner can be an unrestricted free agent July 1 and has refused to discuss a new contract. Despite..." February 18

  • The NHL trade deadline could use a little drama

    New York Post "Every time someone wants to talk about the NBA, I have the same response. “I don’t really watch the games until about the conference finals, but I closely follow the league. I love the drama.” Conversely, when discussing the NHL, it’s the exact..." February 15

  • The Kevin Hayes’ Plot Thickens

    Blueshirt Banter "Make this two deadlines in a row where the Ottawa Senators’ dysfunction has likely caused Jeff Gorton to lose sleep. Last year it was Erik Karlsson being on the market at the same time as Ryan McDonagh, with teams vying for both player’s services, and..." February 15

  • New York Rangers, Kevin Hayes Still Not Holding Extension Talks

    Pro Hockey Rumors "  If you had to place a bet in July on whether Kevin Hayes would be with the New York Rangers for the entire 2018-19 season, it was a gimme—he wouldn’t. The big center had just signed a one-year deal that would take him to unrestricted free agency and the..." February 12

  • Vancouver Canucks trade for veteran goaltender Marek Mazanec

    The Province "Canucks acquire goalie from New York Rangers in exchange for a seventh-round pick in 2020. The Vancouver Canucks have found a warm body to fill their net. The team acquired 27-year-old Marek Mazanec from the New York Rangers in exchange for a seventh-round pick in the..." February 12

  • Zuccarello hopes for trade resolution 'sooner rather than later'

    NHL.com "Mats Zuccarello is in wait and see mode with 15 days remaining until the 2019 NHL Trade Deadline on Feb. 25 at 3 p.m. ET. The New York Rangers forward, in the final season of a four-year contract, is staying calm and playing well, but he'd really like to know if he's going to be traded,..." February 10

  • The trade-deadline deal Rangers are still reaping the benefits of

    New York Post "As the Rangers’ front office prepares to wheel and deal before the Feb. 25 trade deadline it doesn’t have to look too far to be reminded of one move that is paying high dividends. That would be the swap that sent Derick Brassard to Ottawa in a deal that brought back Mika..." February 10

  • Hayes proves value, creates trade quandary for Rangers

    NHL.com "Kevin Hayes is a play-driving point producer who could help any team in the NHL. At the same time, it's easy to see the appeal for the Rangers if they decide to keep the 26-year-old center, who can become an unrestricted free agent July 1. So should New York move Hayes..." February 07

  • McLeod traded to Predators by Rangers

    NHL.com "Cody McLeod was traded to the Nashville Predators by the New York Rangers on Wednesday for a seventh-round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft. McLeod has one goal in 31 games this season. The Rangers claimed the veteran forward on waivers from the Predators on Jan. 25, 2018. New York..." February 06

  • Rangers finally about to give their backup some more work

    New York Post "Alex Georgiev is not planning for an increased workload down the stretch, even though that seems likely to happen. Instead, the Rangers’ backup goalie is taking one day at a time — which includes a scheduled start for the Garden match against the Bruins on Wednesday..." February 06

  • Rangers jolted by NHL-best Lightning, but trade bait plays well

    New York Post "It is premature to call it a plan, for it is more like a concept. Yet the notion of pulling off what would be quite the creative exacta appears to be crystalizing within the Rangers’ front office as the Feb. 25 trade deadline approaches. That is, the Blueshirts are mulling an..." February 04

  • NHL to mark Black History Month for first time with special initiatives, museum tour

    Sporting News "The NHL and NHLPA this year will celebrate Black History Month for the first time, marking February as part of the league and union's "Hockey Is For Everyone" initiative, they announced Friday. “The players are committed to inclusion in the sport and..." February 01

  • How David Quinn addressed Tony DeAngelo’s ‘maturity issue’

    New York Post "So another teaching moment for another young Ranger denied a uniform for a divisional rivalry game. Say what you will about David Quinn, but this is a coach who addresses issues on the spot rather than sloughing them off for a later day. Two nights after Pavel Buchnevich sat against..." February 01

  • What the 2018 NHL trade deadline shows us about first-round pick values

    Sportsnet "The Jake Muzzin trade got the ball rolling in a couple of respects. First, it opened the trade market with a month to go until the deadline and, second, it gave us an idea of what a first-round pick might get you in the lead up to Feb. 25. Trying to pin down exactly what a..." January 31

  • Knee sprain could idle Rangers’ Brett Howden ‘a little while’

    New York Post "The 10-day break that encompassed the bye week and the All-Star Game came at a perfect time for Rangers rookie center Brett Howden. But his refreshed game lasted just over four minutes of ice time on Tuesday night before he suffered a sprained knee and did not return to what would be a 1-0..." January 31

  • Hayes wants to remain with Rangers but knows trade is possible

    NHL.com "Kevin Hayes knows his career with the New York Rangers could be over in a few weeks, if not days. The 26-year-old center is trying not to sweat it. "When stuff happens, it'll happen," said Hayes, who is playing on a one-year contract he signed July 30, 2018, and can..." January 30

  • The Rangers Can’t Keep Mika Zibanejad And Kevin Hayes

    Blueshirt Banter "Of all the questions surrounding the New York Rangers — and there are many — one seems to keep popping up over and over again. Should the Rangers re-sign Kevin Hayes instead of trading him? In almost any other year the answer to this..." January 29

  • Mats Zuccarello’s likely Rangers goodbye is not starting well

    New York Post "The likely last leg of Mats Zuccarello’s stint on Broadway is getting off on the wrong foot. For when the Blueshirts resume their schedule Tuesday night when the Flyers come to the Garden, the popular winger will be sidelined with a left foot infection that manifested itself..." January 29