Rangers Rumors & News

  • Rangers’ Kreider owns up to horrific year: ‘As bad as it can be’

    New York Post "After the Rangers’ 3-0 defeat to the Flyers at the Garden on Saturday that extended their losing streak to three straight in regulation, Alain Vigneault had a message for his team. “At the end of the day, right now, we all have to man up here,” the coach said after the Blueshirts’ third..." November 29

  • Couturier line explodes as Flyers shut out Rangers

    Courier-Post "After every game, home or road, Flyers center Sean Couturier grabs a copy of the score sheet and his eyes have been trained to go to the plus/minus column first. His line had been, in his words, “racking up the minuses.” The next place he looks is at his faceoff percentage and shots...." November 29

  • Lundqvist, Vigneault have officially begun war of words with Bruins’ coach

    New York Post "Maybe this controversy would have petered off if it wasn’t the one indispensable member of the Rangers in the middle. But it is Henrik Lundqvist at the epicenter of this war of words between the Blueshirts and the Bruins, and so it doesn’t seem like it’s dying down anytime..." November 29

  • Bruins come back to beat Rangers, 4-3

    CSN New England "The Bruins had a chance to really hit a high note this season with their fifth straight win, and it potentially happening in the Black Friday matinee at TD Garden against the high-powered New York Rangers. This time the Bruins didn’t come up short, as they beat the Blueshirts, 4-3, and improved..." November 28

  • Likely no suspension for Matt Beleskey’s hit on Derek Stepan

    Pro Hockey Talk "Alain Vigneault went there in comparing Matt Beleskey‘s hit on Derek Stepan to the notorious check Aaron Rome delivered on Nathan Horton many moons ago, but the league seems to disagree. While Rome sat through that memorable Stanley Cup Final between Boston and Vancouver, it sounds like..." November 28

  • Derek Stepan out indefinitely with broken ribs after hit in Friday loss

    ESPN "New York Rangers forward Derek Stepan suffered broken ribs and is out indefinitely after being hit by the Boston Bruins forward Matt Beleskey during Boston's 4-3 win on Friday at TD Garden. Beleskey was not penalized on the play, but Rangers coach Alain Vigneault thought there should have been..." November 28

  • Claude Julien doesn't want to see Henrik Lundqvist 'acting' on the ice

    CBS Sports "The Boston Bruins stunned the New York Rangers on Friday afternoon with a pair of late third period goals to come away with a 4-3 win. After his team won the game on the ice, Bruins coach Claude Julien didn't pass up an opportunity to call out Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist after the game for..." November 28

  • NHL seeks scoring solutions amid season of fewer goals, more shutouts

    Tampa Tribune "Goals, goals, goals. Where did they all go? On many a night around the NHL, goals are like an oasis off in the distance that turns out to be a mirage. Take a look at the scoreboard on any given night and there is a good chance somebody is posting a shutout. And if a team isn’t being kept..." November 27

  • Price's injury mars Canadiens' dominating win vs. Rangers

    Montreal Gazette "There were 12 minutes remaining in the second intermission when Mike Condon learned that his services would be needed against the New York Rangers, but the Canadiens’ backup goaltender wasn’t surprised to get the call. “In the middle of the second period, I could see that Carey (Price) wasn’t..." November 26

  • Fast start has Rangers' Lundqvist leading Vezina race

    NHL.com "New York Rangers coach Alain Vigneault challenged his No. 1 goaltender, Henrik Lundqvist, to get off to a better start this season after struggling early the past few years, and "The King" has responded by restaking his claim as the NHL's best. After adjusting his preseason approach to focus..." November 26

  • This is when Rick Nash’s sporadic play pays off

    New York Post "This is Rick Nash’s history, and he is well aware of what might be coming. The Rangers’ star winger followed up his hat trick from Saturday night in Florida with another big goal in Monday night’s 3-0 win over the Predators at the Garden, the team’s 11th win in the past 12 games. Nash has been..." November 25

  • Henrik Lundqvist masks Rangers mistakes in win over Preds

    New York Post "This Rangers season is starting to sound like a broken record. Mistakes. Great goaltending. Win. Wash, rinse, repeat. On Monday at the Garden, netminder Henrik Lundqvist was spectacular in a 3-0 triumph over the Predators. It was his second shutout of the season, a 31-save gem in which he..." November 24

  • A brief history of the NHL pretending to fix scoring

    ESPN "The 1992-93 season is often seen as being among the best ever. Mario Lemieux beat cancer and had 160 points in 60 games. Teemu Selanne obliterated the rookie scoring record with 76 goals. A new wave of Russian stars such as Sergei Fedorov, Alexander Mogilny and Pavel Bure was dazzling fans. And..." November 24

  • The NHL's Most Valuable Teams

    Forbes.com "Combine lots of playoff hockey and a cash-rich arena with the National Hockey League’s biggest market and you get the sport’s most valuable franchise. For the first time since 2004 the New York Rangers are the most valuable team TISI +% in the NHL, worth $1.2 billion. The Rangers generated the..." November 24

  • Alain Vigneault can’t figure out Rangers’ glaring void

    New York Post "It is the black hole of the Rangers lineup, and coach Alain Vigneault is doing everything he can to keep it from sucking away any semblance of a balanced forward group. The right wing on the second line, next to Chris Kreider and center Derek Stepan, has been a revolving door of auditions...." November 24

  • Report: NHL moving closer to testing players for cocaine

    Sportsnet "According to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports, The NHL could very well expand their current drug testing to include cocaine by the end of this season. Cocaine use among NHL players has been brought up several times in the past year. New York Rangers forward Jarret Stoll, then a member of the Los..." November 23

  • How Dominic Moore escaped Alain Vigneault’s doghouse

    New York Post "The Rangers have found a fourth line foundation that has turned a nagging problem area into a potential legitimate strength, and it took shape after Dominic Moore returned from a strange two-game exile as a healthy scratch. Then again, for the third straight game in Saturday’s thrilling 5-4..." November 23

  • Henrik Lundqvist fed up, even after Rick Nash saves Rangers against Panthers

    New York Post "When this wildly entertaining game had ended with a 5-4 Rangers victory on Saturday night on Rick Nash’s hat-trick, power-play goal at 2:01 of overtime after the Panthers had struck twice within 39 seconds late in the third to tie it, Henrik Lundqvist was not amused. “I’m still annoyed,” said..." November 22

  • NHL reportedly will add regular season bye weeks for each team beginning in 2016

    SB Nation "The NHL is taking a page from the NFL's playbook next season, as the league has reportedly agreed with the NHL Players Association to install bye weeks for every team in the 2016-17 schedule. Each club will receive a week off between Jan. 1 and Feb. 28 next season, according to ESPN reporter..." November 21

  • Injury-plagued Bolts put end to Rangers win streak

    Tampa Tribune "Undermanned but hardly overmatched, the Lightning emerged with a 2-1 victory Thursday night as goaltender Ben Bishop continued to torment the New York Rangers. Bishop, who shut out the Rangers at Madison Square Garden in Games 5 and 7 of the Eastern Conference final last season, stopped 20..." November 20

  • NHL players were 'uncomfortable' with All-Star fantasy draft

    The Score "With the NHL announcing its surprising new format for the 2016 All-Star Game, involving a 3-on-3 mini-tournament, Mathieu Schneider of the NHLPA discussed what went wrong with the fantasy draft format used at the last three All-Star Games. "I think the concept was neat. In the beginning," said..." November 20

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    Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

    The league will fit the 5-day bye break into schedules for each team between Jan. 1 and Feb. 28 next season...

  • Final go-round for Dan Boyle

    North Jersey "In all likelihood, Dan Boyle is playing his final season in the NHL. The veteran defenseman told The Record following Wednesday’s practice at Greenburgh, N.Y., that while "nothing is for sure," he is leaning toward retirement and not seeking another contract once his two-year, $9 million deal..." November 19

  • New format for Honda NHL All-Star Game announced

    NHL.com "The 2016 Honda NHL All-Star Game will be transformed into a 3-on-3 All-Star Tournament among the NHL's most talented star players from each division, the National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA) and National Hockey League (NHL®) announced today. The new format will divide the..." November 19

  • NHL All-Star Game to comprise 3 20-minute, 3-on-3 games

    ESPN "Changes are indeed afoot for January's NHL All-Star Game at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. How about three mini-games for the price of one? This year's All-Star Game will be three separate 20-minute, 3-on-3 games resulting from a four-team mini-playoff, sources confirmed to..." November 18

  • The nagging Rangers deficiency that we’re not talking about

    New York Post "I was about to write how the addition of Jarret Stoll and the dramatic improvement of Derick Brassard at the dots had turned a deficiency into an asset for the Rangers, but then I reviewed the stats only to find the Blueshirts are still 26th overall in faceoff efficiency, which represents a mere..." November 17

  • Gary Bettman earned $9.6 million in season that followed lockout

    The Score "NHL commissioner Gary Bettman reportedly earned more than $9.6 million in base salary and benefits in the season that followed the lockout-shortened 2012-13 campaign, according to the Sports Business Journal. Bettman's earnings represented an $800,000 raise from the previous year, in which he..." November 17

  • Rangers right ship in time to beat last-place Maple Leafs on Mats Zuccarello’s late goal

    New York Daily News "Celebrities are known to frequent the Garden for Rangers games. (Just look up at the Jumbotron. They’ll show you.) So on Sunday night, it was quite a thrill when Toronto Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier did his best impressions of Bill Buckner and Santa Claus. Bernier allowed a bouncing..." November 16

  • Rangers nip Senators in shootout for 8th straight win

    New York Post "Most of the afternoon was a slog, uneven puck management, and an inconsistent attack. But still, it was two more points, another game in which the Rangers found a way to win, another victory over a quality opponent and likely postseason competitor. Though Saturday’s 2-1 shootout victory, their..." November 14

  • Rangers extend win streak to 7 with dizzying win over Blues

    New York Post "If this was a preview of the Stanley Cup final, as so many predicted, well then come June, hold on to your seat. It’s going to be a wild ride. Because the Rangers’ dramatic 6-3 win over the Blues on Thursday night at the Garden was a thing to behold, talent running all over the ice — and in..." November 13

  • Patrick Marleau would accept trade to Ducks, Kings or Rangers

    CSN Bay Area "Sharks forward Patrick Marleau would accept a trade to one of three teams, an NHL source has informed CSNCalifornia.com. The New York Rangers, Anaheim Ducks and Los Angeles Kings would all be locations that the Sharks’ all-time leading scorer would deem acceptable. The Rangers have had..." November 11

  • Rick Nash scores in return as Rangers capture win over Hurricanes

    New York Post "There has been very little continuity during this winning streak for the Rangers, the one that extended to six games with Tuesday night’s 3-0 win over the Hurricanes at the Garden. And it’s just as there has been very little continuity to their 11-2-2 start of this season, which is tied for best..." November 11

  • Keith Yandle’s long-term future with the Rangers no sure thing

    New York Post "A glimpse of The Duke in the Desert Saturday night was all that is required to understand the Rangers are likely to rue trading Anthony Duclair to the Coyotes the day before last year’s trade deadline, and for a long time to come. But it does not necessarily follow that acquiring Keith Yandle..." November 11

  • NHL considering bigger nets if it can’t shrink goalie gear

    Yahoo! Sports "David Poile sees it as a goalie-sized panic button. “The subject that no one wants to go to right now. The last resort,” said the Nashville Predators general manager. “The bigger nets.” Through 215 games, the NHL is averaging 5.26 goals per game played. Last season ended with a 5.32..." November 11

  • Are bigger nets the right answer for the NHL?

    Puck Drunk Love "After some pretty significant rule changes in the NHL it seems like changing the rulebook is the topic du jour around the league. Everyone has an opinion about how the league should be run but the most headway is being made when trying to change the rules. The most recent topic discussed is..." November 10

  • Report: NHL won't vote on expansion at Board of Governors

    Yardbarker "It looks like the wait for the final decision on NHL expansion is going to continue. Commissioner Gary Bettman announced Monday that the matter of adding new teams to the NHL will not be voted on at the up-coming Board of Governors meeting, Dan Rosen of NHL.com reported: “Commissioner..." November 10

  • Rangers’ Rick Nash ‘good to go’ — if back reacts well

    New York Post "Barring any unforeseen setback, Rick Nash will rejoin the Rangers lineup Tuesday against the Hurricanes. Nash missed the previous two games after he said his back “locked up” on him while shooting during a practice at the University of Denver on Thursday. He was unable to play the weekend’s..." November 10

  • Rangers capture fifth straight with win over Coyotes

    New York Post "It is beginning to come into focus for the Rangers, who, after an opening month through which they were able to win consistently despite not playing up to their — and everyone else’s — demanding standards, are on a pretty impressive roll. And it is through the same formula through which the..." November 08

  • How Swede it is: Lindberg, Lundqvist propel Rangers to win over Avalanche

    New York Post "Students of Swedish history know the historical lineage of King Henrik and of Prince Oscar. Students of the NHL know that one of each now plays for the Rangers. For while Henrik Lundqvist turned in yet another masterful performance here against the Avalanche on Friday, it was Oscar..." November 07

  • Rangers' Nash leaves practice, day-to-day with injury

    NHL.com "New York Rangers left wing Rick Nash sustained a back injury at practice Thursday and is day-to-day. "I just threw it out, I couldn't move, it locked up," Nash told Northjersey.com. "I've had locked up backs, but the last two and a half years I've been pretty good that way. I just have to put..." November 06

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    Andrew Gross @AGrossRecord

    Nash twisted back in shooting drill. Day to day per AV. Had same thing two years ago missed about three days.

  • Henrik Lundqvist still carrying Rangers as he reaches milestone

    New York Post "Through the Rangers’ tumultuous start — their 8-2-2 record and first-place standing in the Metropolitan Division notwithstanding — there has been one constant. And it’s been the same constant now for a decade. “He’s our best player, there’s no doubt,” coach Alain Vigneault said of goalie Henrik..." November 05

  • Subpar Rangers snag an early statement win over Capitals

    New York Post "This was a game that fell perfectly in line with the first month of the Rangers’ season — another subpar performance, another win. In what was being looked forward to as a testing ground for the Blueshirts after a confounding start to their season, they managed to beat the previously..." November 04

  • Rangers’ top line reunites with a bang in commanding win over Leafs

    New York Post "Maybe it wasn’t a final, or even a midterm, but if you want to talk about acing a chemistry exam, then you’re talking about the firm of Nash, Brassard & Zuccarello at the Garden on Friday. Reunited as a line after a five-game trial separation, Rick Nash, Derick Brassard and Mats Zuccarello..." October 31

  • Rangers tough guy Glass says getting waived was ‘a little bit of a surprise’

    Pro Hockey Talk "When Tanner Glass signed a three-year, $4.35 million deal with the Rangers last summer, he wasn’t expecting to be in the minors anytime soon. But after clearing waivers last week, that’s exactly where he finds himself — with the Blueshirts’ AHL affiliate in Hartford. More, from the..." October 30

  • NHL coaches are up to the challenge with new rule allowing them to review goals

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Dan Bylsma is a big supporter of the NHL's decision to introduce coaching challenges this season. It makes no difference to the Buffalo Sabres' first-year coach that the new rule cost his team in its season-opening game. The Sabres became the NHL's second team to have a goal disallowed as a..." October 30

  • Why Rangers insist streaky Rick Nash’s goal flood is coming

    New York Post "Sometimes the phrase “puck luck” is an excuse for a player who isn’t producing. Sometimes, it’s a phrase that’s cruel to see in action and watch it work its way into a player’s psyche. And no one knows that better than Rick Nash, as the Rangers’ star power forward is admittedly streaky when it..." October 29

  • Rangers starting to see the benefit in shipping Carl Hagelin

    New York Post "The Rangers knew what they were giving up when they traded Carl Hagelin to the Ducks this summer, essentially saving $3 million per season in salary-cap space. What they didn’t know was exactly what they were receiving in return in the form of 23-year-old winger Emerson Etem. And coach Alain..." October 28

  • Rangers’ strong start masks these worrisome problems

    New York Post "Regarding the Rangers, who at 6-2-2 have the most confounding record in the NHL: 1. Dan Girardi’s postgame analysis of both Sunday’s 4-1 victory over the Flames and the club’s uneven getaway seems to have included a window into the team’s soul, with the alternate captain saying, “We’ve got a..." October 27

  • Rangers finding an underwhelming way to keep winning

    New York Post "So Sunday’s third period in which the Blueshirts dominated the Flames to seal a 4-1 victory at the Garden is the template for this team that somehow is 6-2-2 despite underwhelming just about everybody including themselves just about every night. “For some reason we go into the third period with..." October 26