Rangers Rumors & News

  • Pro Sports Daily's 2014 Stanley Cup Playoff Preview
    PSD Staff, Featured Content Team

    This 1st round has the makings to be the best 1st round in the salary cap era, all 16 teams are strong, skilled and determined with no team having a huge edge over the other. If you enjoyed the regular season, let us remind you, you ain't seen nothing yet. April 16

  • Florida wins ’14 NHL draft lottery, will pick first overall

    Pro Hockey Talk "A year after losing out on the No. 1 pick, the Florida Panthers flipped the script. Florida won the 2014 NHL Draft Lottery on Tuesday night, edging out Buffalo for top spot despite the Sabres holding superior odds for the first overall pick. Last year, the Panthers were on the other end of this..." April 16

  • Richards focused on title for Rangers, not his future

    New York Post "By definition, there is much at stake for every player, every coach and every management person during the playoffs. Careers can be made or derailed. Reputations that will last a lifetime can be established, for better or worse. Jobs can be secured or lost. There is no Ranger with more..." April 15

  • Sabres, Panthers have best odds for 2014 NHL draft lottery

    Pro Hockey Talk "With their seasons now complete, non-playoff teams can start looking forward to one of the biggest dates on their offseason calendars — the annual draft lottery. This year’s lottery will take place tomorrow (Tuesday, Apr. 15), determining the order of the first 13 picks of the ’14 Draft, which..." April 15

  • Rangers agree with Mat Bodie

    ESPN.com "The New York Rangers have landed one of the most sought-after college free agents in defenseman Mat Bodie. Bodie's agent, Brian Bartlett, told ESPN New York on Tuesday morning that his client has reached a deal with the Rangers. A team official confirmed the move. Bodie, 24, helped lead..." April 15

  • Stanley Cup Playoffs Odds: Bruins favored to win Cup

    CBSSports.com "With the Stanley Cup Playoffs set to begin Wednesday, Bovada revealed their odds for the postseason. The Boston Bruins, winner of the Presidents' Trophy as the NHL's regular-season champ and last year's Stanley Cup runner up, is the favorite to claim the top prize at the end of the..." April 14

  • Gionta’s penalty shot beats Rangers in OT

    Montreal Gazette "Canadiens captain Brian Gionta scored on a penalty shot in overtime, leading the Habs to a dramatic 1-0 win over the New York Rangers on Saturday at the Bell Centre. Gionta was awarded the penalty shot after being tripped on a breakaway by Rangers defenceman and former Hab Raphael Diaz after he..." April 13

  • Rangers could rest Lundqvist with home ice locked up

    New York Post "By the Rangers locking up home-ice advantage for the first round of the playoffs with Thursday night’s 2-1 squeaker of a win over the Sabres at the Garden, their lineup for Saturday’s regular-season finale in Montreal is up in the air. First on their possible rest list would be goalie Henrik..." April 11

  • Rangers nip Sabres, gain home ice for 1st round of playoffs

    New York Post "So the Rangers have wrapped up home-ice advantage for the first round of the playoffs, everyone in the locker room was speaking of confidence as if it abounds, and, boy, isn’t life jolly? The reality is that Thursday night at the Garden should have been a wake-up call, a 2-1 win over the..." April 11

  • Vigneault still mum on injured McDonagh

    New York Post "Ryan McDonagh, the Rangers’ No. 1 defenseman, continued his climb back toward the lineup on Wednesday, practicing with the team while wearing a non-contact yellow jersey. McDonagh will miss his fourth straight game on Thursday when the Blueshirts host the last-overall Sabres, as he is still..." April 10

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    Andrew Gross @AGrossRecord

    Obviously no official word yet, but if McDonagh is not going through contact drills today, tough to see him playing tomorrow.

  • Veterans’ play will be key for Rangers’ playoff run

    New York Post "It was an axiom of pro sports well before Bill Parcells affixed his name to it when the coach of the Giants one day proclaimed, “You are what your record says you are.” The record says the Rangers are a playoff team again, one of 16 to qualify for the NHL’s postseason tournament. This may not..." April 09

  • Brad Richards’ two power-play goals propel Rangers past Hurricanes

    New York Post "This might be one ripped from the pages of the textbook on how to prepare a team for the playoffs — a touch of adversity, and tons of good feeling. That’s how the Rangers dealt with the Hurricanes on Tuesday night at the Garden, putting them to sleep with four unanswered goals en route to a 4-1..." April 09

  • Vigneault shuffles Rangers’ defensemen

    New York Post "It will continue to be replacement by committee for the Rangers as they try to fill the irreplaceable void left by the injury to Ryan McDonagh. The Rangers best skater and stalwart defenseman missed his second straight game in Saturday night’s 3-2 loss to the Senators at the Garden, with coach..." April 06

  • Sens take bite out of Big Apple

    Ottawa Sun "What a difference a day makes. The Senators took a bite out of the Big Apple Saturday night. Not only did the Senators keep their slim playoff hopes on the critical list, they also denied the New York Rangers a chance of booking a trip to the post-season dance with a 3-2 victory. Captain..." April 06

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    Katie Strang @KatieStrangESPN

    #NYR McDonagh (shoulder) out tonight vs. OTT as expected

  • Tyson Barrie ties it, then wins it for Avs in shootout over Rangers

    Denver Post "At one point this season, he was an afterthought to Avs coach Patrick Roy. He wore the uniform of the Lake Erie Monsters for a time with no guarantee of getting out of the minors. Tyson Barrie is now one of Roy's first options when looking for a clutch goal, and Thursday night Barrie came through..." April 04

  • Rangers’ Ryan McDonagh hurts left shoulder in win over Canucks

    New York Post "The Rangers’ 3-1 victory on Tuesday night over the Canucks that extended the club’s lead for first-round home ice while reducing the playoff clinching magic number to three points may have come at a heavy cost. For Ryan McDonagh — the Blueshirts’ best skater throughout the season and their most..." April 02

  • Rangers agree to terms with college forward McCarthy

    NHL.com "The New York Rangers on Monday agreed to terms with University of Vermont forward Chris McCarthy, 22. Details of the contract were not released. The 6-foot-1, 205-pounder had 18 goals and 24 assists in 38 games this season. He lead the team in assists and points (42). He also had 12 multipoint..." March 31

  • Rangers breeze to easy victory over the Oilers

    New York Post "So here come the Rangers into Vancouver for coach Alain Vigneault’s return to the city he called home for the last seven seasons, his team moving inexorably toward clinching a playoff spot while John Tortorella’s Canucks are on the verge of extinction. “I don’t really have any thoughts on it,”..." March 31

  • Struggling St. Louis back on line with Richards

    New York Post "Call this, Martin St. Louis Agonistes. The reigning Art Ross Trophy holder sat in his stall following the Rangers’ practice on Saturday in Calgary, and delivered a stream of consciousness in addressing yet again the difficulties he has encountered since joining the Rangers at the trade deadline..." March 30

  • Rangers’ Moore nominated for Masterton Trophy

    Pro Hockey Talk "With the season winding down, Masterton Trophy nominations will start pouring out from each NHL team. Rangers forward Dominic Moore was nominated for the award by the PHWA members in New York City and he fits the qualifications well. The Masterton Trophy goes to “the player who best exemplifies..." March 30

  • ‘Guys should be frustrated,’ says Rangers’ McDonagh after loss to Flames

    Pro Hockey Talk "The red-hot New York Rangers saw their five-game winning streak come to an end against the suddenly upstart Calgary Flames on Friday. The Rangers, beginning a three-game trip through Western Canada that will end in Vancouver, lost to the Flames by a final score of 4-3. They fell behind in the..." March 29

  • Calgary Flames edge New York Rangers

    Calgary Sun "Karri Ramo probably doesn’t have a future in print journalism. One-goal games? Those are the tough ones for the keyboard-pounders up in the press-box, but Ramo loves ’em. In fact, after Friday’s 4-3 victory over the New York Rangers at the Saddledome, the Calgary Flames’ puck-stopper..." March 29

  • Chris Kreider out indefinitely with hand surgery

    Newsday "Chris Kreider will undergo surgery Friday to repair an injury to his left hand at New York's Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan. He will be sidelined indefinitely, the team said. Kreider, 21, who reportedly broke a bone in his hand, was injured against Columbus on March 21, has 17 goals..." March 28

  • Hockey shot-protection gear struggles to secure acceptance among NHL players

    Edmonton Journal "Matt Hendricks pointed to the interior of his right foot, where he had once been struck by a puck that left him with a broken bone, and declared: “two screws.” There have been other cracks caused by unyielding pucks, continued the Edmonton Oilers gritty winger during a discussion about exterior..." March 28

  • Rangers prospect Duclair eager to make jump

    NHL.com "Quebec Remparts forward and New York Rangers prospect Anthony Duclair missed the last seven games of the regular season and has not played in the first four Quebec Major Junior Hockey League playoff games due to a concussion sustained Feb. 28. While sitting in the stands at the most exciting..." March 27

  • Rangers blow past Flyers, widen gap for second in Metro

    New York Post "It seemed utterly puzzling that this, of all games, was supposed to be a playoff preview. Because in the midst of all the pomp and circumstance of a prime-time, nationally televised matchup, what happened Wednesday night at the Garden was anticlimactic. The Rangers bled the Flyers out for a..." March 27

  • Rangers recall forward Miller

    NHL.com "The New York Rangers have recalled forward J.T. Miller from Hartford of the American Hockey League, the club announced Wednesday. Miller has bounced back and forth between Hartford and New York all season. This is the sixth time he's joined the Rangers. He has three goals and six points in 28..." March 26

  • Rangers’ McDonagh, Girardi give ‘D’ some scoring punch

    New York Post "The NHL has become a league in which offense no longer can be relegated to the forwards. Just ask Rangers coach Alain Vigneault, who didn’t even hesitate after Monday night’s comeback 4-3 overtime win over the Coyotes to make what now is a common declaration. “If you’re going to score in this..." March 26

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    Chris Kreider expected to be out of NYR lineup for extended period: at least a month, maybe much longer. Hand injury, possibly broken bone.

  • Sean Avery blames producer for early 'Dancing with the Stars' exit

    CBSSports.com "Sean Avery has gone from former NHL agitator to quasi-celebrity that people have a passing knowledge about. This was confirmed by his being selected to the hit reality show “Dancing with the Stars.” Avery was booted off the show Monday night, however, and he's not happy about it. In fact, Avery..." March 25

  • Rangers battle back, top Coyotes in OT

    New York Post "On night when the Rangers were sick, when they were distracted, when it looked as if they were stepping right into an easy trap — they somehow reversed the tide and found a way. After going down 2-0 and 3-2 to the Coyotes at the Garden on Monday night, the Rangers clawed their way to a 4-3..." March 25

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    Andrew Gross @AGrossRecord

    St. Louis and Stepan will be game-time decisions.

  • Rangers edge Devils for third-straight win

    New York Post "It felt like a playoff game, and that’s because it basically was. There were two desperate teams at Prudential Center on Saturday night, both led by bold-named goaltenders, both of them garnering love and hate from the split crowd throughout. And in the end it was Henrik Lundqvist outdueling..." March 23

  • Rangers top Blue Jackets in Nash’s return to Columbus

    New York Post "Here he was, in all his glory, No. 61, Rick Nash … skating, scrapping, battling, driving to the inside, dropping his gloves, fighting … and leading the Rangers to a critical 3-1 victory over the Blue Jackets on Friday night in a match bubbling with all of the inherent passion, intensity and..." March 22

  • Dolan: Rangers GM Sather ‘best in the business’

    New York Post "James Dolan had plenty to say Tuesday, and he didn’t relegate his comments to basketball. Speaking to both New York sports talk radio stations after the announcement of the Knicks’ hiring of Phil Jackson as team president, the executive chairman of Madison Square Garden addressed many of the..." March 19

  • Rangers sink Senators; Henrik wins milestone 302nd game

    New York Post "It was ugly everywhere except where it mattered most, and despite the pockmarked performance from those in front of him, Henrik Lundqvist left the Canadian Tire Center on Tuesday night sitting atop Rangers history. With a sloppy 8-4 victory over the Senators, Lundqvist got win No. 302, passing..." March 19

  • Niemi finding his game at the right time for Sharks

    CSN Bay Area "It’s not often the Sharks need their goaltender to bail them out. A deep offensive attack combined with responsible play in their own zone is why they are once again challenging for the President’s Trophy for most points in the league. On Sunday, though, they needed Antti Niemi to stand tall,..." March 17

  • Hagelin nets hat trick as Rangers take down Jets

    New York Post "This was a night on which the Rangers returned to wearing blue collars rather than the white gloves they had sported in losing dreary affairs this week in Carolina and Minnesota. This was a night on which they dug in against a much bigger and stronger team, sacrificing their bodies throughout..." March 15

  • Wild back to winning ways with close victory over Rangers

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Wild and its fans got a preview of what it should look like the rest of the season. The Wild and New York Rangers are battling hard to make the playoffs in opposite conferences, and Thursday night they played a tight-checking hockey game that featured little time and space to accomplish..." March 14

  • Ryan Callahan Wanted To Remain A Ranger

    Fansided "At last week’s NHL trade deadline, the New York Rangers traded captain Ryan Callahan to the Tampa Bay Lightning for Martin St. Louis after failing to come to an agreement on a contract extension prior to the 3pm deadline. Speaking with New York’s WFAN on Wednesday, Callahan admitted that while..." March 13

  • With Cam Ward in net, Canes beat Rangers 3-1

    Raleigh News & Observer "The Carolina Hurricanes played hard. Goaltender Cam Ward, given the start by Canes coach Kirk Muller, played well. For the Canes, some hard play and good goaltending hasn’t always been enough to beat the New York Rangers. Not in recent seasons. But the Canes won 3-1 Tuesday, getting 24 saves..." March 12

  • Rangers blank Wings as Lundqvist notches 300th win

    New York Post "It was a quiet and tepid Sunday morning in midtown Manhattan when Henrik Lundqvist took one more step into the records books. With a 3-0 win over the Red Wings at the Garden, Lundqvist recorded his 300th career regular-season win, becoming just the 29th goalie in NHL history to reach that..." March 10

  • Newest Ranger St. Louis gets big assist in win over Hurricanes

    New York Post "Marty St. Louis has provided glimpses of who he is and what he can be through two games with the Rangers, in which he and his teammates have attempted to learn one another on the fly. Friday night against the Hurricanes, it wasn’t so much what anyone learned about St. Louis, but what the..." March 08

  • Lundqvist to start, Zuccarello will be a game-time decision at Carolina; Hagelin given today off

    North Jersey "Just as Olympians Henrik Lundqvist and Ryan McDonagh were given maintenance days of rest off from practice on Tuesday, Carl Hagelin did not skate today as the Rangers prepped for Friday night’s game at Carolina. Coach Alain Vigneault has said he would monitor how the players coming back from..." March 07

  • No Rangers’ captain for rest of the season

    New York Post "The Rangers will defer naming a captain to succeed Ryan Callahan until the offseason after playing the rest of the year with Brad Richards, Marc Staal and Dan Girardi wearing the alternate’s “A” on their jerseys. General manager Glen Sather traded Callahan to the Lightning on Wednesday in..." March 06

  • Tyler Bozak scores two as Maple Leafs beat Rangers

    Toronto Sun "The Rangers and Tampa Bay Lightning made a bold trade on deadline day, but it was the stand-pat Maple Leafs who gained ground in the standings. After coming perilously close to blowing a two-goal third-period lead at Madison Square Garden, thanks again to their toxic power play’s penchant for..." March 06

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    NHL Trade Deadline 2014 - Live Stream

    PSD Staff Check back often for all of the latest NHL Trade Deadline rumors, news stories, tweets, images, videos, and anything else we can dig up pertaining to Deadline Day. It's already been busy and I expect nothing less on Wednesday. March 06

  • St. Louis to Lightning fans: ‘I’m sorry’

    Pro Hockey Talk "Martin St. Louis got what he wished for – a trade from the Tampa Bay Lightning to the New York Rangers – but he left a lot of jilted fans in the process. The Bolts’ former captain left a letter behind to Lightning fans to say thanks … and sorry. “I respect the fact that many of you do not agree..." March 05