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  • Ryan Lindgren shows what he can do in NHL debut

    New York Post "The debut is behind him, and now Ryan Lindgren can move on in his task of trying to be a full-time NHL player. The 20-year-old defenseman had an admirable performance in the Rangers’ 6-2 win over the Hurricanes on Tuesday night at the Garden. Paired alongside Kevin..." January 16

  • Schedule For Upcoming NHL “Bye Weeks”

    Pro Hockey Rumors "For the third year in a row, the NHL has scheduled a mandated multi-day break for each team in the middle part of the season. Meant to give each team a rest, much like the bye week in the National Football League, this break also includes limits on practice, including several days in..." January 15

  • Rangers call up a top prospect hoping to aid struggling defense

    New York Post "Here comes a glimpse of the early returns as the Rangers believe defenseman Ryan Lindgren is ready for his look in the NHL, so they called him up from AHL Hartford on Monday and he is expected to play in Tuesday night’s Garden match against the Hurricanes. Lindgren, 20, was part..." January 15

  • New York Rangers Recall Ryan Lindgren

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The New York Rangers may have made a trade earlier today, swapping Cole Schneider for Connor Brickley with the Nashville Predators, but their latest move – a simple call-up – will likely have far more impact on the team. The Rangers have announced that they have..." January 14

  • Predators Acquire Forward Cole Schneider from Rangers

    NHL.com "Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Monday that the club has acquired forward Cole Schneider from the New York Rangers in exchange for forward Connor Brickley. Schneider, 28 (8/26/90), has 13 goals and 25 points in 36 games with the..." January 14

  • Rick Nash to drop puck before Blue Jackets vs. Rangers game

    Sportsnet "Rick Nash skated in 1,060 regular-season games during his 15-year NHL career, all but 11 of which were spent in either a Columbus Blue Jackets or New York Rangers uniform. Nash officially announced his retirement from professional hockey Friday and on Sunday he’ll have a chance..." January 12

  • Rick Nash announces retirement after 15 NHL seasons

    TSN "After 15 NHL seasons, Rick Nash has announced his retirement. Nash, 34, announced his decision in a statement on Friday morning through his agent Joe Resnick.  "Due to unresolved issues/symptoms from the concussions sustained last March, Rick..." January 11

  • Trade deadline is ‘pink elephant’ that looms over Rangers

    New York Post "Right now, there is enough on David Quinn’s plate that it doesn’t make a ton of sense for the Rangers coach to start dealing with issues that are not imminent. But soon enough, the “pink elephant,” as he called it, will have to be addressed. That would be the..." January 09

  • How David Quinn is trying to break Rangers out of their funk

    New York Post "A day after observing that his team had “no legs,” there were the Rangers back on the ice Monday, practicing in advance of Tuesday’s match against the Golden Knights. But this was not a demanding skate punctuated by whistles and sharp commands and corrections from..." January 08

  • It’s time for sliding Rangers to trade frustrated fan favorite

    New York Post "It is time for Jeff Gorton to do the right thing. Time for the general manager to do what’s best for his team and for Mats Zuccarello by moving the impending free agent as soon as he gets a legit trade offer and thus end the waiting game that is eating away at No. 36 and sure isn’t..." January 07

  • Rangers place Vince Pedrie on unconditional waivers

    Blueshirt Banter "The Rangers have placed 24 year-old defenseman Vince Pedrie on unconditional waivers for the purpose of contract termination. The Minnesota native played seven games with the Hartford Wolf Pack and five games with the Maine Mariners this season — the..." January 04

  • Henrik Lundqvist rest suddenly a major Rangers’ concern

    New York Post "Playing it day by day with the goaltending situation had been easy for rookie Rangers coach David Quinn. All he pretty much had to do was run Henrik Lundqvist out there and watch him keep the team in games, if not downright win them himself. Well, no more. Quinn learned a..." January 04

  • Possible Trade Destinations for Kevin Hayes

    Blueshirt Banter "It’s no secret that Kevin Hayes has been playing really well lately, accumulating 16 points in his last 10 games. While it’s unknown how serious the Rangers are in trying to trade the 26 year old center, it’s a strong possibility that he gets dealt at this..." January 02

  • Rangers skating into New Year with revamped expectations

    New York Post "The Rangers had some calendar year in 2018 — and they’d like to forget most of what has transpired on the ice. It began with the Winter Classic win over the Sabres at Citi Field and ended with a 2-1 win Monday night at St. Louis. Coach Alain..." January 02

  • Who needs a fresh start in 2019?

    Pro Hockey Talk "New Year’s Day is right around the corner, so naturally many of us have already started thinking about our resolutions. Maybe you want to get into better shape, eat better, expand your knowledge on a certain topic, spend less time on your phone, or something totally..." December 31

  • David Quinn won’t try this experimental Rangers unit again

    New York Post "Go to enough hockey games and you’re bound to see something brand new. Such as Marc Staal on the ice in a three-on-three overtime, as the alternate captain was for a 45-second shift in Sunday’s 3-2 shootout defeat to the Flyers at the..." December 24

  • What Jeff Gorton did and didn’t do before the roster freeze

    Blueshirt Banter "New York Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton has had all eyes on him since he boldly announced plans for a rebuild last spring, As many of you already know, the NHL has a roster freeze that just went into effect that lifts on Dec. 28 at 12:01 a.m. Today, we are going to look at what Gorton has..." December 21

  • Rangers’ Vlad Namestnikov has surged into trade-bait discussion

    New York Post "Not too long ago, there wasn’t a huge gap between Vlad Namestnikov and Ryan Spooner. Boy, how things changed in just two months. Both Rangers players were add-ons to deals at last season’s trade deadline, and both were signed by the Blueshirts this summer as restricted..." December 20

  • How Filip Chytil has become a first-line force for Rangers

    New York Post "This first full season in the NHL has been a roller-coaster ride for Filip Chytil, but the Rangers’ 20-year-old forward has earned his current spot as a first-line winger. Chytil’s game has changed quite a bit since the beginning of this campaign, with first-year head..." December 20

  • Rangers can’t let unfair system force them into tearing up team

    New York Post "This has been a half-measure season for the Rangers, who did not wipe out the roster and have not been either consistently bad enough or gotten enough questionable goaltending to be in a prime pre-lottery location. There is, however, plenty of time for them to descend to that..." December 19

  • Interest in Kevin Hayes is Growing; What Type of Return Should Rangers Aim For?

    Blueshirt Banter "Kevin Hayes has been on fire as of late with 9 points (3 goals, 6 assists) in his last four games played, and it’s no coincidence that trade chatter has picked up. His stat line reads 8-18-26 in 32 games played to date, and on the latest edition of 31 Thoughts: the Podcast,..." December 18

  • Henrik Lundqvist calls out Rangers after ‘embarrassing’ effort

    New York Post "Disengaged, lethargic hockey was supposed to be a thing of the past upon the enforced passing of the coaching baton from Alain Vigneault to David Quinn. Yet, here were the Rangers on Garden ice Sunday with a performance from 2017-18, which it to say, from that dreadful place that..." December 17

  • The Rangers Need More From Libor Hajek

    Blueshirt Banter "Much discussion regarding the Rangers, both in terms of immediate and future concerns, revolves around the defense. Team defense has been subpar (to say the least) the whole season. There are decisions to be made for the Seattle Expansion Draft in 2021. A common theme within..." December 17

  • Jesper Fast out 2-4 weeks with upper body injury

    Newsday "The Rangers announced Sunday that forward Jesper Fast will miss the next 2-4 weeks with an upper body injury. Fast is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Vegas Golden Knights at Madison Square Garden. " December 16

  • How should Rangers approach the trade deadline?

    Pro Hockey Talk "Whether by design or not, the New York Rangers have been better than expected so far in 2018-19. Despite waving the white flag of rebuild, they’re only one point behind the Islanders for third place in the Metro, which would help them sneak into the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs...." December 15

  • How Mats Zuccarello is dealing with his trade-bait reality

    New York Post "This is a strange time for Mats Zuccarello. The Rangers winger has heard his name in all the rumors, knows that with his expiring contract he is a valuable piece to general manager Jeff Gorton as the club thinks about the Feb. 25 trade deadline and the roster rebuilding that is being..." December 13

  • Can Islanders, Devils & Rangers cash in on Golden Knights trend?

    New York Post "Did last year’s historic hockey run from the Vegas Golden Knights annoy the rest of the country so much that now everyone is their hated rival? VSiN had a lot of fun covering the expansion miracle on our Vegas-based broadcasts last season. But we could see why hockey fans in..." December 12

  • Rangers' options to replace the injured Kevin Shattenkirk

    Newsday "Since the season started, first-year Rangers coach David Quinn has said, over and over, that the Rangers have eight defensemen who can play. At times, that made for some uncomfortable conversations between Quinn and whichever of those eight were going to be left out of the lineup on a given..." December 12

  • Rangers are already giving up on their latest experiment

    New York Post "David Quinn did not say as much, but the Rangers are abandoning their power-line experiment in which the coach shifted Kevin Hayes to right wing on the unit with center Mika Zibanejad and left wing Chris Kreider because such a move depletes the team’s depth and ability to match up against..." December 10

  • Alexandar Georgiev OK with this kind of a demotion

    New York Post "Alexandar Georgiev wants to play. No, the Rangers’ 22-year-old goalie has not been disappointed the times he has been sent to the minors for a stint to get starts while Henrik Lundqvist monopolizes the Rangers net. On Wednesday night, it happened for the third time this season,..." December 06

  • Rangers’ layoff plans show how much things have changed

    New York Post "Regarding the Rangers, who will receive a reminder this week of the organization’s ongoing culture change. 1. Not only five days between games, but five days without a game leading into a swing through Florida that will feature matches in Sunrise on Saturday and in Tampa on..." December 04

  • Rangers Need to Have Better Plan For Lias Andersson Going Forward

    Blueshirt Banter "When I think of Lias Andersson and his current situation with the New York Rangers, the song “Fix You” by Coldplay comes to mind immediately. “When you try your best but you don’t succeed... When you get what you want but not what you..." December 04

  • New York Rangers make four roster moves

    Yardbarker "The NHL schedule this season has been nothing if not quirky, and the New York Rangers will now experience it. The team will be off for this entire week after Sunday night’s game, not playing again until Saturday. With that they’ve made several roster moves to maximize their cap..." December 03

  • New York Rangers Recall Matt Beleskey

    Pro Hockey Rumors "We’ve only seen Matt Beleskey in a New York Rangers uniform for a single NHL game since being acquired last season, but it looks like that might change before long. The Rangers announced today that they’ve recalled Beleskey from the minor leagues, assigning Tim Gettinger back to the..." December 02

  • Why re-signing Kevin Hayes could better benefit Rangers instead of trade

    New York Post "There won’t be an administrative knee jerk to the back-to-back losses any more than there was a front-office overreaction to the 9-1-1 streak that preceded the Rangers’ twin holiday weekend disappointments. General manager Jeff Gorton is taking the long..." November 27

  • No captain, my captain: Tradition-rich NHL teams are no longer giving players the ‘C’

    Washington Post "Henrik and Daniel Sedin were Vancouver mainstays for 18 years, and while it was Henrik who formally wore the ‘C' on his chest as the team captain for eight seasons, the two shared the privilege and the burden of being the twin faces of the Canucks. In a first season without them,..." November 27

  • It’s a pride thing: Mika Zibanejad embracing new Rangers role

    New York Post "You know, it was impossible not to like Derick Brassard when he was in New York. He was productive in the 1A/1B rotation with Derek Stepan, scored big goals in big games, and had a personality made for Broadway’s big stage. But when, in his third season playing for Alain..." November 27

  • Rangers yet to open talks with Kevin Hayes

    TSN "The New York Rangers have three pending unrestricted free agents in centre Kevin Hayes, 31-year-old winger Mats Zuccarello and 32-year-old Adam McQuaid. Rangers general manager Jeff Gorton said the team has yet to open contract talks with the 26-year-old..." November 26

  • Mats Zuccarello sits out Saturday as a precaution after playing in Friday's game

    Newsday "After playing Friday in Philadelphia, Mats Zuccarello was out of the lineup again Saturday afternoon in the Rangers’ 5-3 loss to the Capitals. Coach David Quinn insisted that Zuccarello is fine. The team just didn’t want him playing on consecutive days as he tries to..." November 25

  • Cody McLeod Out Indefinitely With Broken Hand

    Blueshirt Banter "Last night Cody was on “McLeod eight” after scoring his first goal as a New York Ranger. He later left the game after getting into a fight, and it was announced today that he fractured his hand. For the moment, it's uncertain how long he'll be out of the lineup. " November 23

  • Rangers youngsters discovering what it takes to thrive in NHL

    New York Post "You know what was most special about the Rangers’ 5-0 victory over the Islanders at the Garden on Thanksgiving Eve? The fact that it somehow seemed routine even while it represented the Blueshirts’ first victory in nine games (1-7-1) in the Battle of the Hudson and second..." November 22

  • Henrik Lundqvist will be sitting vs. Islanders

    New York Post "Henrik Lundqvist not only got a day off from practice on Tuesday, the Rangers franchise goalie is also set to sit and watch his backup, Alex Georgiev, start against the Islanders on Wednesday night in the Garden. The 36-year-old Lundqvist has started 17 of the team’s first 21..." November 21

  • 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