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  • Adam Fox prepared to stick around with Rangers

    NHL.com "Adam Fox had been to development camps before, with the Carolina Hurricanes last year and the Calgary Flames the prior two. Each time, a return to Harvard University was always the plan. Not this year with the New York Rangers. "Now it's, take the things the..." July 20

  • Russian NHL star bashes Vladimir Putin, says Russia is a nation of ‘lawlessness’

    Washington Post "One of the NHL’s top Russian hockey players broke ranks with his countrymen to criticize Russian President Vladimir Putin in an interview published Thursday on a Russian language YouTube page. Artemi Panarin, a 27-year-old left wing newly signed by the New York Rangers,..." July 19

  • Rangers sign Jacob Trouba to reported 7-year deal with $8M AAV

    Last Word On Hockey "The New York Rangers have signed free agent defenceman Jacob Trouba to a 7-year contract worth $56 million, or $8 million per season. This contract carries him through the 2025-26 season. Last season, he scored eight goals and 42 assists for 50 points, adding 58..." July 19

  • Rangers sign forward Phillip Di Giuseppe

    New York Post "As the Rangers decide how to handle their cap crunch, they’ve added another contract to the books. The team announced Thursday the signing of free agent forward Phillip Di Giuseppe. The 25-year-old winger split time last year with the Hurricanes and Predators, recording one..." July 18

  • There’s now a tool to compare NHL players to Pokemon and it’s absolutely incredible

    Newark Star-Ledger "The tool you never knew you needed has arrived. Thanks to CJ Turtoro, a hockey analytics writer and contributor for All about the Jersey, you can now find every NHL player’s best Pokemon comparable with a new generator, which takes stats from hockey..." July 18

  • The salary-cap hell the Rangers are still trying to navigate

    New York Post "The Rangers realistically could have as many as eight players — Kaapo Kakko, Filip Chytil, Lias Andersson, Brett Howden, Vitali Kravtsov, Adam Fox, Libor Hajek and Alex Georgiev — working under entry-level contracts, plus two more — Tony DeAngelo and Brendan..." July 18

  • 5 players who could still be traded this summer

    The Score "The NHL offseason has slowed down considerably since July 1. Outside of Jake Gardiner, the list of remaining unrestricted free agents is uninspiring. However, that doesn't mean there won't be any more exciting movement, as a handful of intriguing players could still be dealt..." July 16

  • Report: Rangers looking to clear cap space

    TSN "The New York Rangers have had a busy summer, trading for Jacob Trouba, selecting Kaapo Kakko second overall and landing top-ranked free agent Artemi Panarin. However, Brett Cyrgalis of The New York Post writes that general manager Jeff Gorton's work is not done..." July 16

  • Where should the best remaining NHL free agents sign?

    ESPN "While hundreds of free agents have signed with NHL teams this summer (at the cost of hundreds of millions of dollars in total), some notable names remain on the market. Will they re-sign with their 2018-19 clubs, or move on to new opportunities? Our panel debates the 2019-20 destinations for..." July 15

  • NHL spotlight is on revamped Rangers, Islanders and Devils

    New York Post "It has been a tumultuous summer in the NHL, and so much of the action has centered around the New York area. The Devils and Rangers picked Nos. 1 and 2 in the draft, respectively, and by all accounts, both took generational players. New Jersey then traded for one of the most flamboyant and..." July 15

  • An early look at the NHL's UFA class of 2020

    The Score "Most marquee names in 2019 unrestricted free agency are off the board, so the majority of offseason excitement is behind us, aside from potential trades, offer sheets, and big-ticket RFA signings. Without an idea of when said transactions may come, the hockey world doesn't have..." July 12

  • Where do Jack Hughes, Kaapo Kakko fit in respective lineups?

    Pro Hockey Talk "The top two picks from the 2019 NHL Entry Draft have both signed their entry-level contracts. Finnish winger Kaapo Kakko signed his deal with the New York Rangers on Thursday, while American center Jack Hughes inked his contract with the New Jersey earlier this morning. Barring an..." July 12

  • What start of Kaapo Kakko era will cost the Rangers

    New York Post "Kaapo Kakko is locked in. The Rangers agreed to terms on an entry-level contract for the No. 2-overall pick in June’s NHL draft, the team announced Thursday. The three-year deal carries a cap hit of $925,000 per year, the maximum allowable, in addition to entry-level bonuses...." July 12

  • Kaapo Kakko Signs Entry-Level Contract

    Sporting News "New York is making it official. The Rangers on Thursday announced they have agreed to terms with forward Kaapo Kakko on his entry-level contract. Kakko, a Finland native, was selected second overall in last month's draft behind Jack Hughes, who went to the Devils at No...." July 11

  • Rangers, Islanders take different approaches for engaging female youth hockey players

    The Ice Garden "Last month, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman sat with the legendary Billie Jean King and announced a “Female Hockey Advisory Committee” with the stated goal of “accelerating the growth of female hockey in North America.” Since then, the New York Rangers became the..." July 11

  • New York Rangers second buyout opportunity now looms large

    Elite Sports NY "When the New York Rangers announced that Pavel Buchnevich and Jacob Trouba would be heading to salary arbitration, it came with another important piece of information. The Blueshirts will have a second buyout window opportunity this summer. The announcement in itself is not..." July 11

  • NHLPA announces arbitration dates

    TSN "The National Hockey League Players Association announced the dates for salary arbitration on Tuesday, beginning with Stanley Cup-winning goaltender Jordan Binnington scheduled for July 20. Binnington is among 40 players who filed for salary arbitration last week. Teams have..." July 09

  • Vitali Kravtsov pushing for roster spot with Rangers

    NHL.com "Vitali Kravtsov was 10 years old, a hockey player growing up in the Pacific port city of Vladivostok, Russia, when his father, Yuri, told him there was one skill he needed to master if he wanted to play in the NHL someday. "My father said you need to learn English, because if you..." July 09

  • Report: Jacob Trouba's arbitration hearing scheduled for July 25

    The Score "Jacob Trouba's case in front of an arbitrator has been given a date. If the productive New York Rangers defenseman and the club fail to agree to a new contract beforehand, a hearing will take place on July 25, reports Larry Brooks of the New York..." July 09

  • Top unsigned restricted free agents

    NHL.com "With free agency underway, NHL.com takes a closer look at the top remaining restricted free agents. A restricted free agent can receive an offer sheet contract from another team, which forward Sebastian Aho did from the Montreal Canadiens on July 1. His team can match the contract..." July 08

  • Rangers May Need To Use The Second Buyout Window

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The fact that Rangers winger Pavel Buchnevich and defenseman Jacob Trouba filed for salary arbitration yesterday isn’t particularly noteworthy in itself.  However, them doing so opens up a second buyout window later this offseason and it certainly appears as if GM Jeff Gorton is..." July 06

  • Jacob Trouba, Pavel Buchnevich of the Rangers file for arbitration, sources say

    Newsday "Rangers defenseman Jacob Trouba and forward Pavel Buchnevich, who are both restricted free agents, have each filed for salary arbitration, beating the NHL’s 5 p.m. deadline on Friday, according to sources. The NHL will set a date for each player’s case to be heard by an..." July 05

  • NHL’s restricted free agents have proven to be untouchables

    Pro Hockey Talk "Some of the NHL’s best, young players are available. Technically. Mitch Marner, Brayden Point and Jacob Trouba are just a few of the restricted free agents in a bumper crop. Every team in the league would like to add any of those players..." July 04

  • Predicting a home for 5 key remaining free agents

    The Score "The initial wave of the 2019 free agency period has come and gone, but there are still some good players available. Below, we pick out destinations for five of the biggest names left. Jake Gardiner, D, 28 2018-19 cap hit: $4.05 million Top..." July 03

  • Putting Rangers’ perfect offseason in perspective amid rebuild

    New York Post "Can we tap the brakes, please? Can we stop attempting to define exactly where the Blueshirts are on their path back to the upper echelon of the NHL? Can we have the self-discipline we expect of ownership/management and refrain from putting a timetable on the team’s..." July 03

  • Winners and losers from Day 1 of NHL free agency

    The Score "The opening day of NHL free agency didn't disappoint, with several clubs making franchise-altering moves that might shift the league's balance of power. Some of Monday's deals were undoubtedly shrewd, but others left something to be desired. Here's who won..." July 02

  • Rangers need Chris Kreider now more than ever

    New York Post "The Rangers paid a premium, all right, but that’s the cost of doing business in the premium aisle of the NHL’s free-agent market. Artemi Panarin is coming to Broadway after all, and though the Russian winger left what is believed a rather substantial sum of money on the table by..." July 02

  • Buffalo Sabres to Sign John Gilmour

    Last Word On Hockey "The Buffalo Sabres have reportedly signed free agent defenceman John Gilmour to a new one-way contract. Length and terms of the deal are to be disclosed. Andy Strickland of Fox Sports Midwest first reported the deal on Sunday. The Montreal native has only played for the New York..." July 01

  • It Looks Like Artemi Panarin Will Be Playing Hockey in The Bright Lights Of New York City Next Season

    Barstool Sports "According to multiple reports, it looks like Artemi Panarin will be playing hockey in the bright lights of New York City next season. Obviously nothing is officially yet but from the looks of things it sounds like Panarin will be suiting up as a Ranger next season. Tweets like this..." July 01

  • New York Rangers Sign Greg McKegg

    Blueshirt Banter "On the heels of signing Artemi Panarin, the Rangers made a depth signing today bringing in former Carolina Hurricanes forward Greg McKegg. McKegg split time last year between the Hurricanes and the Charlotte Checkers, Carolina’s AHL affiliate. In 41 NHL games, McKegg put up 6-5-11 while..." July 01

  • Jimmy Vesey traded to Sabres by Rangers

    NHL.com "Jimmy Vesey was traded to the Buffalo Sabres by the New York Rangers on Monday for a third-round pick in the 2021 NHL Draft. The 26-year-old forward had an NHL career-high 35 points (17 goals, 18 assists) in 81 games with the Rangers this season. He has one season remaining on a..." July 01

  • PHR’s 2019 Top 50 NHL Unrestricted Free Agents

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The end of June is finally here, meaning July and the start of NHL free agency is right around the corner. On Monday at 11am CDT, a huge number of players will become unrestricted free agents allowed to negotiate and sign a contract with any team in the league. Teams will be allowed to offer..." June 30

  • Mark Letestu Linked To New York Rangers

    Pro Hockey Rumors "In any successful NHL organization, minor league development systems are incredibly important. Some of that is based on the coaching staff and playing opportunity, but many believe that some level of success is also required to prepare young players for the next level. That’s why teams go..." June 30

  • Kaapo Kakko, Jacob Trouba additions have Rangers coach seeing playoffs as possible

    NHL.com "David Quinn hardly can mask his excitement when he starts talking about the young players who appear to be part of the future of the New York Rangers. There's Kaapo Kakko, the 18-year-old forward the Rangers selected with the No. 2 pick in the 2019 NHL Draft on June..." June 28

  • Rangers won't get in bidding war for Artemi Panarin

    New York Post "The Rangers are likely to attempt to bring Artemi Panarin to Broadway when the free agent market opens on Monday, but sources have indicated that the team will not engage in a bidding war in order to secure the skilled winger. It is true that the best laid intentions sometimes go up..." June 28

  • Another Rangers first-rounder skates circles around Kakko, other prospects

    New York Post "The smile is indelible. The skill is undeniable. And it seems like soon enough, every Rangers fan is going to see it. Young forward Vitali Kravtsov, the No. 9-overall pick a year ago, was a dynamo, the best player on the ice during the first scrimmage of prospects camp in Stamford,..." June 28

  • Artemi Panarin visited Rangers on Wednesday

    TSN "Pending unrestricted free agent forward Artemi Panarin met with the New York Rangers on Wednesday, according to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger.  The Columbus Blue Jackets left winger and goalie Sergei Bobrovsky, who will also become a free agent on July 1, both met with..." June 27

  • Artemi Panarin has Rangers on radar, but they’re not the favorite

    New York Post "The prevailing thought in the NHL is that the prize of the free-agent market, winger Artemi Panarin, has narrowed his choices to the Rangers, Islanders and Panthers. Florida is believed to be the leading contender for Panarin because there are no state taxes and the Panthers have hired his..." June 27

  • Adam Fox can finally taste Rangers dream

    New York Post "Within three months, Adam Fox went from being a junior defenseman at Harvard, to having his professional rights traded for the second time, to turning pro, to signing a contract with the Rangers, the team he grew up rooting for, to playing for Team USA in the men’s World Championship..." June 26

  • Henrik Lundqvist’s heir apparent is here: Where does he fit with Rangers now?

    New York Post "Thirty-seven years old and with two years remaining on his contract, The King will need an heir to his throne sooner than later. It just so happens highly regarded Russian goaltending prospect Igor Shesterkin is finally here, ready to begin his career in America five years after he was drafted..." June 25

  • NHL’s Top 12 UFAs of 2019

    Sportsnet "Did John Tavares and his $77-million sweepstakes open his UFA followers’ eyes for what might be possible if you peek beyond the curtain? The summer of 2019 will deliver no shortage of star power, as a two-time Vezina winner, a finalist for three major 2018-19 trophies,..." June 24

  • Rangers’ raging Kreider-Panarin debate isn’t so simple

    New York Post "Regarding the Rangers, who will be doing their due diligence on the impending free-agent market while keeping their eyes on the blue-chip heavy prospect camp that opens Monday. 1. The most critical, far-reaching decision is this as the unrestricted free-agent interview window..." June 24

  • How Rangers, fans should manage Kaapo Kakko expectations

    New York Post "Kaapo Kakko went No. 2 in the 2019 NHL Draft and wears No. 24 on his back, but 18 is the number the Rangers and their delirious fan base should never forget. That is his age. By every account and through every eye test, the Blueshirts have themselves a special young man and..." June 22

  • Rangers select Finnish winger Kaapo Kakko No. 2 overall

    Sporting News "The Rangers knew they were going to get a good player at No. 2 no matter who the Devils selected ahead of them. And they got a stud winger in Kaapo Kakko after the Devils took United States National Team Development Program player Jack Hughes at No. 1. There was a debate as..." June 21

  • Five big questions heading into 2019 NHL Draft

    Sportsnet "The NHL Draft is coming up fast and the trade rumours and speculation are heating up. Here are some of the bigger questions to consider before the fireworks begin: WHICH PLAYER WILL BE CHOSEN FIRST OVERALL? Jack Hughes has long been the projected No. 1 in this..." June 21

  • Gary Bettman confirms series of rule changes for 2019-20 season

    The Score "NHL commissioner Gary Bettman confirmed a series of rule changes for the 2019-20 season. The alterations were approved by the league's Board of Governors, general managers, and competition committee. The most prominent changes pertain to video reviews, which underwent..." June 21

  • This feels like the end for Chris Kreider and the Rangers

    New York Post "The Rangers are moving into Phase Two of the reconstruction process that commenced in February 2018. They are flipping draft picks, expendable because of the collection of selections acquired through prior trades for veterans, in exchange for young players such as Adam Fox and Jacob..." June 20

  • NHL draft: The best player ever picked at every spot from 1-31

    USA Today "While it’s indisputable that NHL teams are more likely to find a superstar in the first few picks of the draft than they are later on, USA TODAY Sports research shows that quality picks can be found deep into the first round. In many cases, we found multiple desirable..." June 20

  • Kaapo Kakko is made for Rangers’ spotlight: ‘I think he’ll thrive’

    New York Post "To get to this point, of course there had to be passion. But the way Kaapo Kakko feels about hockey seems to go well beyond the regular definition. The 18-year-old Finnish winger is set to be one of the top two picks in the NHL draft Friday in Vancouver, either going to..." June 19

  • Three reasons why the NHL salary cap could get tighter

    Sportsnet "I have a theory. And, after the Rangers/Winnipeg trade involving Jacob Trouba, I’ve decided to lay it out. That deal was a surprise because the Jets were asking for more, and, on paper, Trouba is worth a greater return. So, why didn’t it happen? I think..." June 18