Pro Hockey Talk "The New York Rangers perked up a few eyebrows on Sunday when they re-signed restricted free agent forward Derick Brassard to a five-year, $25 million deal. While he was a great contributor to the Rangers’ Stanley Cup Final run last season on the third line, some have wondered if he’s worth that..." July 28
CBSSports.com "Derick Brassard and the New York Rangers have agreed to terms on a new long-term contract and will avoid arbitration. According to Elliotte Friedman of Hockey Night in Canada and Larry Brooks of the New York Post, the deal will pay $25 million over five years for an annual average of $5 million...." July 28
Pro Hockey Talk "Seeing Lee Stempniak sign with the New York Rangers made a lot of sense for both sides. The Rangers needed a player to replace Benoit Pouliot, who signed with Edmonton this summer, on their third line. Stempniak needed to find a team to give him an opportunity to prove himself after a..." July 27
Brassard requests $4.95M. NYR counter is $3.825M
Pro Hockey Talk "After a lengthy NHL career, Taylor Pyatt is headed overseas. The former Islander, Sabre, Canuck, Coyote, Ranger and Penguin has signed with Geneve-Servette of Switzerland’s National League A, the club announced on Thursday. Pyatt, 32, split last season between New York and Pittsburgh, racking..." July 24
USA Today "New York Rangers general manager Glen Sather has built a reputation of driving a hard bargain with his team's restricted free agents, especially those coming off their entry-level contracts. That story line replayed itself again in the latest negotiation with Chris Kreider, who reportedly..." July 23
Mats Zuccarello settles at one year, $3.5 million with New York Rangers. Nice raise from $1.15 million.
CBSSports.com "The New York Rangers have three players slated for arbitration hearings over the next two weeks, making this a busy time of the summer for the club. Young forward Chris Kreider is up first on Wednesday, with Mats Zuccarello slated for an arbitration hearing on July 25 and Derick Brassard looking..." July 21
NHL.com "Free agent forward Lee Stempniak is close to a one-year contract with the New York Rangers, TSN's Darren Dreger reported Friday. The 31-year-old right wing finished last season with the Pittsburgh Penguins after he was traded from the Calgary Flames. Stempniak had four goals and seven..." July 20
New York Post "The Rangers have targeted pending free-agent winger Kevin Hayes, the 22-year-old Boston College graduate who was selected 24th overall by the Blackhawks in the 2010 Entry Draft, but who will be eligible to hit the open market on Aug. 16 if he does not sign with Chicago by Aug. 15, The Post has..." July 17
Matthew Lombardi signs two-year deal w/ #NYRangers
New York Post "If I had a nickel for every conversation with an NHL front office executive or agent this summer that included the phrase, “The Rangers need to trade Nash,” I would have a nickel from essentially every conversation I have had this summer, and my cap hit would approach Rick Nash’s $7.8..." July 14
New York Post "The Rangers wanted Dan Boyle six years ago, just as they wanted Marty St. Louis and Brad Richards, too, long before the latter two arrived. But it didn’t work out. The Blueshirts just didn’t have enough tradable assets to get any of them from Tampa Bay while they were in their prime even as..." July 09
Bergen Record "New Rangers defenseman/power-play quarterback Dan Boyle just conducted a conference call with the New York media, his first comments about joining the Rangers as an unrestricted free agent by agreeing to a two-year deal worth $9 million on July 1. Boyle, who turns 38 on Saturday, turned down..." July 07
According to @THNKenCampbell, M. Zuccarello, D. Brassard and C. Kreider of NYR and N. Spaling of Penguins have filed for salary arbitration.
OFFICIAL: #NYR have agreed to terms with free agent forward Nick Tarnasky.
New York Daily News "The Rangers have lost five key contributors from last season's Eastern Conference championship team through trade, buyout or free agency, including two capable centers in Brad Richards and Brian Boyle, even if Boyle played left wing most of last season. The Blueshirts again will have Derek..." July 03
CBSSports.com "Alex Kovalev hasn't played an NHL game in close to two years but all along he remained an active player, spending last season in the Swiss second league. He remains a player no more; on Thursday he announced his retirement from the game for good. "I'd have loved to play until I'm 50 but the..." July 03
New York Rangers agree to terms with free agent forward Chris Bourque, club announces.
According to sources, #Isles were more than competitive with offers to targeted FAs: Offered 3 years to Dan Boyle, 4 years to Jarome Iginla.
Rangers announce signing of G Cedrick Desjardins. Depth for the organization. Spent last season with Syracuse (AHL), six NHL games with TB
NYR sign Matt Hunwick to one year deal worth $600K.
NYR sign defenceman Steve Kampfer to a two-way deal. Played in Iowa of AHL this past season.
#NYR announce signing of C Chris Mueller, 28, played with Dallas/Texas Stars
Rangers sign Mike Kostka.
Tanner Glass gets 1.45 per from NYR for that 3 year deal.
Dominic Moore re-enlists with Rangers, Post has learned
Post has learned Rangers have signed Dan Boyle to two year deal worth $9M
Stralman's agent Marc Levine says Rangers are officially out on his client
D.Boyle expects 4 offers. Washington is believed to have joined a group of teams that also includes Tor, Mtl, Det, NYR and Tampa Bay. #FAF
PSD Staff The 2014 NHL Entry Draft goes on Friday and Saturday in Philadelphia. While this year's NHL draft will certainly not be able to match the talent pool of Thursday's NBA Draft, or even most other NHL Drafts for that matter, there are still some extremely talented players available. The best part... June 28
Rangers have traded winger Derek Dorsett to Vancouver for a third-round pick
The Hockey News "The New York Rangers freed up over $6.67 million in annual cap space by using their remaining compliance buyout on center Brad Richards, who now becomes an unrestricted free agent. Rather than use the savings to pursue unrestricted free agents, Larry Brooks of the New York Post anticipates the..." June 24
New York Post "The $6.67 million of cap space the Rangers have gained through the amnesty buyout of Brad Richards will be invested in keeping as much of the Stanley Cup finalists intact as possible — not in acquiring a center-ice bauble ready to hit the open market (Paul Stastny) or one potentially available via..." June 22
Newark Star-Ledger "Besides going 0-13 in shootouts, the biggest reason the 2013-14 Devils missed the Stanley Cup playoffs is because they didn't score enough goals. In 82 games, they were shut out 10 times, held to one goal 13 times and managed two goals 26 times. Totaled up, the Devils scored three or more just..." June 22
Agent for @BRichards_1991 says veteran would "certainly respond positively to interest from Tampa." Unclear, however, if Richards is a fit
Brad Richards has been bought out by the New York Rangers, source says
The Hockey News "It’s an unusual year for centers. When you build a team these days, this is a position you really need to be strong in. The Kings are deep down the middle, just as the Hawks were when they won and the Bruins in 2011. It’s a key spot on the depth chart, so when you get a good center, you tend to..." June 19
New York Post "On the day the Kings traipsed the Stanley Cup around Los Angeles for their championship parade, Brad Richards went to the Rangers practice facility and was the first player to meet his coach for an exit interview. The Blueshirts and Richards are in the midst of what is very likely is the middle..." June 18
New York Post "This year has become last year with next year becoming this year in a matter of weeks for the Rangers, who will conduct their breakup day exit meetings on Monday in the wake of the run to the Stanley Cup finals that ended with Friday’s Game 5 double-overtime defeat by the Kings in Los..." June 16
Los Angeles Times "The Los Angeles Kings completed a remarkable and improbable run to their second Stanley Cup championship in three years by defeating the New York Rangers with a 3-2 overtime victory on Friday night at Staples Center. Facing elimination seven times in the three rounds of playoffs before the..." June 14
New York Post "Brad Richards sat in a chair in the middle of the dressing room, pushed from his locker by the hordes of media and likely pushed from his time with the Rangers. The thrilling 3-2 double-overtime loss to the Kings in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup finals gave Los Angeles its second championship in..." June 14
New York Daily News "Put away those brooms. With some overdue luck, just enough goalmouth snow and a whole lot of Henrik Lundqvist, the Rangers are going back to Cali. There was no inglorious sweep completed Wednesday night at the Garden, no hoisting of the Stanley Cup by the opposing Kings, as Lundqvist and the..." June 12
New York Post "This has to feel eerily similar for Brad Richards, the Rangers veteran center who is again going through a difficult stretch of play at the most important time of the year. Richards was demoted to the fourth line for the Rangers’ 2-1 win over the Kings in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup finals on..." June 12
The Rangers have won seven straight home playoff games when facing elimination. Lundqvist has a 0.98 GAA and .967 SP in those games.
Newark Star-Ledger "Rangers winger Martin St. Louis wasn't looking at a glass completely empty. He was looking at a glass that has a chance to be filled. "We have a chance to do something special," St. Louis said, referring to a comeback from an 0-3 deficit against the Los Angeles Kings in the Stanley Cup..." June 11
Newark Star-Ledger "The Rangers announced Wednesday that they have signed free agent Czech defenseman Petr Zamorsky. Zamosrky, 21, had 18 points (seven goals, 11 assists) with 80 penalty minutes in 44 games with HC Zlin in the Czech Extraliga. He is 6-0, 190 pounds." June 11
New York Post "It was hard to watch for the second straight game, Brad Richards struggling to help his Rangers, struggling to contribute offensively and making some glaring defensive gaffes. The result was the Rangers losing to the Kings, 3-0, in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup finals on Monday night at the..." June 10
Los Angeles Times "Jonathan Quick has been on hockey's biggest stage before and, as it turns out, he has played in one of its classic arenas before, too. Quick grew up in Hamden, Conn., and among his fondest childhood memories is playing at Madison Square Garden with his peewee team, the Rangers, during the..." June 10