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  • Rangers Agree To Terms With Yegor Rekov

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Rangers have agreed to terms on a two-year, entry-level contract with defenseman Yegor Rekov, reports TVA Sports’ Renaud Lavoie (Twitter link).  Financial details were not disclosed but the deal contains a European Assignment Clause. Rekov was a fifth-round pick (132nd..." May 18

  • John Davidson resigns from Blue Jackets, Rangers return imminent

    New York Post "John Davidson is almost home, back to Broadway where he was a beloved player and announcer. The Blue Jackets’ president of hockey operations stepped down on Friday afternoon. The Rangers are expected to announce his hiring as team president later today. “The New..." May 17

  • Beware of the 5 NHL teams with extra first-round draft picks

    Sportsnet "The trade winds, they are a-blowing. Come June 21 in Vancouver, keep an eye on the five NHL teams that hold an extra first-round pick to use at the 2019 NHL Draft. Last spring, four late first-round selections were swapped on draft night, starting at No. 22. While..." May 17

  • Five-alarm fire: NHL playoffs show officiating, review process need significant overhaul

    USA Today "It’s no longer a question of whether the NHL should look at how the game is officiated. The question is: How could they not? This year’s Stanley Cup playoffs has provided overwhelming evidence that significant changes are required. What happened Wednesday, when..." May 16

  • Mats Zuccarello sounds like he’s happy away from Rangers

    New York Post "Depending on your outlook, this could be good news or bad news for the Rangers. Mats Zuccarello sounds like he wants to remain in Dallas, which — provided the Stars, too, want him back — would give the Rangers the Stars’ 2020 first-round pick. But it means the..." May 11

  • Artemi Panarin tops 2019 Free Agent Frenzy class

    TSN "The Bread Man is going to make cake. Artemi Panarin delivered the goods despite a circus swirling around him in Columbus, leading the Blue Jackets to the best season in franchise history. Now, after fulfilling his contract, he’ll head to free agency as the No. 1..." May 10

  • John Davidson is a Rangers lock, so let the Artemi Panarin frenzy begin

    New York Post "Regarding the Rangers, into Day Three of this week’s organizational meetings pending the anticipated inauguration of John Davidson that most surely will be the biggest one ever: 1. JD: It has long been believed Davidson’s contract with Columbus includes a clause that..." May 08

  • Henrik Lundqvist walks back comment about not retiring with New York Rangers

    CBS Sports "Henrik Lundqvist has made it clear in the past that he wants to retire with the New York Rangers. However, it's looking harder and harder for that to become a reality. The goalie has between the pipes for the Rangers since 2005 and now, at age 37 with the team facing a rebuild and his..." May 07

  • Henrik Lundqvist unsure if he'll finish career with Rangers

    NHL.com "Henrik Lundqvist reiterated his desire to finish his career as a member of the New York Rangers, but told Expressen, a newspaper in Sweden, on Monday he isn't sure if that will happen. "I don't know if I'll stay with the Rangers my entire career," said the..." May 06

  • Rangers Tried To Trade Kevin Shattenkirk During The Season

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Kevin Shattenkirk’s time in New York has not gone as well as he or the Rangers had hoped.  Two years into his pricey contract, he found himself a healthy scratch at times last season.  Not surprisingly, Larry Brooks of the New York Post reports that the team tried to trade the..." May 04

  • New York Rangers Agree To Terms With Vitali Kravtsov, Igor Shesterkin

    Pro Hockey Rumors "For the second day in a row, the New York Rangers have signed a top prospect. After convincing Adam Fox to forego his senior season at Harvard yesterday, the Rangers have finalized an entry-level contract with Vitali Kravtsov, according to CapFriendly. Kravtsov will earn the..." May 03

  • Adam Fox Signs Entry-Level contract

    NHL.com "New York Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton announced today that the team has agreed to terms with defenseman Adam Fox on an entry-level contract. Fox, 21, skated in 33 games with Harvard University this past season, registering nine goals and 39 assists for 48 points, along with a..." May 02

  • USA adds Hughes, Fox, Wolanin for WHC

    TSN "Jack Hughes, Adam Fox and Christian Wolanin were all added to U.S. men's team for the upcoming IIHF World Hockey Championship on Wednesday.  Hughes, the projected No. 1 overall pick in June's draft, is fresh off a dominant showing in the under-18 Worlds in Sweden,..." May 01

  • Thinking behind Rangers’ early splash for Harvard stud Adam Fox

    New York Post "The Rangers are not waiting around. They are not waiting for the hiring of a team president to succeed Glen Sather. They are not waiting for 2020 free agency. Rather, they are moving at their own deliberate speed in addressing issues that became apparent during the season, foremost of which..." May 01

  • Rangers acquire Hobey Baker finalist Adam Fox from Hurricanes

    The Score "The New York Rangers have acquired defense prospect Adam Fox from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for a 2019 second-round pick and a conditional third-round pick in 2020, the Rangers announced Tuesday. The third-rounder becomes a second-round selection if Fox plays at least 30..." April 30

  • Henrik Lundqvist hoping change of pace will get his game in order

    New York Post "Off he goes Monday, Henrik Lundqvist beginning his journey from New York to Slovakia in quest of gold for Sweden in the World Championships that will commence with a match against the Czech Republic on May 10 in Bratislava. It will mark the King’s fifth appearance in the..." April 29

  • Fighting in the NHL is brutish and outdated, and needs to be banned

    USA Today "Yet another NHL player has been seriously hurt because Gary Bettman insists on fighting a losing game. Carolina Hurricanes rookie Andrei Svechnikov is in the concussion protocol and likely to miss Game 4 of the playoffs Thursday night, an outcome just about anybody could..." April 17

  • Rangers Agree To Terms With Vitali Kravtsov And Igor Shestyorkin

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Rangers are in agreement on contracts with top prospects Vitali Kravtsov and Igor Shestyorkin on entry-level contracts, reports Rick Carpinello of The Athletic (subscription required).  The deals will not be officially registered until their KHL contracts officially expire at the end..." April 15

  • The 2018-2019 New York Rangers Weren’t Enough Of Anything

    Blueshirt Banter "It cannot be easy as a professional athlete to enter a season knowing you’re going to lose. The New York Rangers lost this year ... a lot. Not just in terms of ROW (of which they had the least of any team in the NHL), but also in terms of not being bad enough to bottom..." April 09

  • Rangers’ Next Team President Will Have Challenges To Face Early On

    Blueshirt Banter "There’s been no shortage of speculation on who could and/or should replace Glen Sather as the New York Rangers’ team president. Names likes John Davidson and Steve Yzerman have been the most popular with others bound to enter the mix soon, but whoever lands the job will have..." April 08

  • The Real NHL Expansion Markets Are in Europe

    The Hockey Writers "For any professional sports league, growth is crucial. The NHL has shown that they know this by adding the Vegas Golden Knights in 2017-18 and a new team in Seattle for the 2021-22 season. For the next expansion, the NHL needs to look bigger than North America. They need to look to..." April 08

  • Rangers rebuild centered around tricky Artemi Panarin, Kevin Hayes pursuit

    New York Post "It is naïve to believe that the dynamic won’t change when a team president is hired to replace Glen Sather and puts his own stamp on the franchise and the rebuild process that is only 13-plus months old. For now, though, business will proceed unimpeded with general manager Jeff..." April 08

  • Sather regrets not winning Stanley Cup with Rangers

    New York Post "Regrets, Glen Sather has but one as it applies to his 19-year tenure at the top of the Rangers’ organizational management chart that, The Post has learned, will come to a conclusion as soon as a successor is hired as team president. “I certainly would have been happier..." April 04

  • Rangers president Glen Sather to retire at end of season, report says

    Newsday "According to a report in the New York Post, Rangers president Glen Sather has apparently decided to retire as team president effective at the end of the current season, which has two games to go. The report, which attributed the information to unnamed sources, said Sather will soon..." April 04

  • How Rangers should approach their good goaltending problem

    New York Post "Only the most pessimistic, self-hating citizens of Rangerstown could take a gander at the Blueshirts’ developing goaltending depth chart and somehow come away believing that it presents a problem rather than a solution for this rebuild operation riddled with question..." April 04

  • Rangers recall Ryan Lindgren from Hartford

    Blueshirt Banter "The Rangers have recalled defenseman Ryan Lindgren from the Hartford Wolf Pack with just two games left on their regular season schedule. Lindgren, 21, joined the team as part of last year’s Rick Nash blockbuster trade with the Boston..." April 04

  • Report: NHL, NHLPA agree not to change playoff format

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL’s current playoff format is reportedly sticking around, at least for one more season. According to a report from Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic, the NHL and NHLPA have agreed to extend the format, as well as the current divisional alignment, for one more year. Even..." April 03

  • Broken doors, missing nets: Ex-players reflect on NHL's obsession with neutral-site games

    The Score "Alan May can't recall every single game of his dizzying pro hockey career. After all, he skated for 16 teams across five leagues from 1986 to 1999. But he does remember the night in February 1994 when a players' bench inside Richfield Coliseum - a since-demolished arena near..." April 01

  • Who’s really Lundqvist’s heir? Georgiev is making it interesting

    New York Post "Who knows what the management folks running the Russian entry for the upcoming World Championships are thinking, but it would be inexplicable if an invitation to Alexander Georgiev is not forthcoming. “I have not heard anything,” Georgiev told The Post following his 3-0..." April 01

  • Rangers Expected To Sign Patrick Newell

    Sportsnet "St. Cloud State University’s Patrick Newell is expected to sign with the New York Rangers, according to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman. Newell, 23, has suited up for St. Cloud State for four seasons, posting a total of 120 points in 145 appearances for the NCAA squad. The..." March 30

  • It Is Time For The Rangers to Move On from Lindy Ruff

    Blueshirt Banter "Following the Rangers’ hiring of Lindy Ruff as the defensive assistant in July of 2017, we offered up a scathing analysis of the decision. To summarize the argument, it was evident that Ruff’s hiring was more about his relationship with others on the Rangers’..." March 28

  • Rangers lose winger for rest of season

    New York Post "Jesper Fast has be en shut down for the remainder of the season, but the Rangers are hopeful the winger who played through a shoulder injury for multiple weeks — if not months — will not require offseason surgery to correct the problem. “As of now, no,” David..." March 26

  • Jesper Fast To Miss Rest Of Season

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The New York Rangers won’t be making it to the playoffs this season, so there won’t be enough time for Jesper Fast to return from injury. Head coach David Quinn told reporters today that Fast will miss the rest of the year, while Marc Staal and Chris Kreider will miss..." March 25

  • The Rangers are finally seeing the other Pavel Buchnevich

    New York Post "This is starting to look like the player David Quinn and the Rangers envisioned Pavel Buchnevich could become. Or this at least had to be the prodded results the Rangers coach was hoping for when he made the Russian winger a healthy scratch multiple times early this season and once..." March 25

  • Rangers Have Tough Decision Looming With Alexandar Georgiev

    Blueshirt Banter "Alexandar Georgiev has been great in calendar year 2019. Another strong performance vs. the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday, his latest start, only complicates the decision the New York Rangers should will have to make with their goaltending situation for..." March 25

  • Leafs laud Rangers' Georgiev after he stymies them again

    The Score "The Toronto Maple Leafs gave credit where it was due after Alexandar Georgiev excelled against them for the second time this season. The New York Rangers goaltender made 44 saves in a 2-1 overtime victory Saturday night, following up a 55-save performance in a 4-1 win over Toronto in..." March 24

  • Henrik Lundqvist admits Rangers’ losing taking a toll

    New York Post "Henrik Lundqvist knew at last year’s trade deadline that 2018-19 would be a challenging and different type of season than the first 13 of his career. But even the goaltender did not quite grasp just how mentally draining this would be and how much of a toll it would take on his..." March 22

  • Kreider reveals reason he has been so invisible for the Rangers

    New York Post "On the contrary, Chris Kreider was saying following practice Monday, not only is he not concerned his recent exodus from the scoring and being-noticed columns will unduly influence management’s upcoming decision whether to extend his contract or trade him leading up to the draft, he, well..." March 19

  • 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