Rangers Rumors & News

  • Rangers willing to part with McDonagh, Stepan, Brassard for right price

    The Hockey News "The past five seasons have been successful ones for the New York Rangers, with eight playoff series victories, three conference final appearances and one Eastern Conference championship, but a woeful showing in the first round this post-season has left the potential for major changes in New York..." May 26

  • Hockey’s Loonie Problem May Cost NHL $200 Million, Bettman Says

    Bloomberg "The National Hockey League may miss out on as much as $200 million this season because of the slide of the Canadian dollar, according to league commissioner Gary Bettman. Bettman said in an interview on Bloomberg Television that while he still believes the NHL will set a revenue record this..." May 25

  • Would Steven Stamkos Make Sense for the Rangers?

    The Hockey Writers "With the New York Rangers now in the middle of their offseason, rumors are starting to swirl about potential moves that the team could make. Steven Stamkos is one of the marquee players in the NHL right now, and he’s due to be an Unrestricted Free Agent (UFA) this summer, and as is with every free..." May 24

  • Three Possible Destinations for Rick Nash

    The Comeback "The New York Rangers may be willing to move star forward Rick Nash reports Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet.ca. The 31-year-old had a down season with the Rangers, battling injuries and slumps, scoring just 15 goals in 60 games which was the lowest single-season total of his career. Despite the..." May 24

  • Rangers star Rick Nash could be available for trade

    Sporting News "The Stanley Cup Finals haven't even started yet and the offseason rumor mill is already cranked up. Sportsnet analyst Elliotte Friedman reported Saturday night that high-scoring Rangers left wing Rick Nash might be on the trade market this summer. “You’re going to hear a lot of wild rumors..." May 22

  • Tyson Barrie reportedly available via trade, would satisfy Rangers’ desire to get younger

    New York Daily News "There hasn’t been this much reason to be excited about a Tyson since Evander Holyfield had his ear bitten off. Tyson Barrie, the smooth-skating and puck-moving Colorado Avalanche defenseman set to hit restricted free agency on July 1 and turn 25 on July 26, reportedly could be available via..." May 18

  • It ‘doesn’t look very good’ for NHL participation in 2018 Winter Olympics: IIHF president

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL appreciates the effort IIHF president Rene Fasel is making to get the best hockey players in the world to the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. But that doesn’t mean the league is going to open its wallet to help him out. “Rene is a friend of hockey and a champion for the sport,”..." May 17

  • Rangers sign top prospect Pavel Buchnevich to entry-level deal

    Newsday "The Rangers and Russian forward Pavel Buchnevich, who played in the KHL last season, have agreed to terms on an entry-level contract. The terms were not immediately known, but entry-level contracts are for two or three years. ADVERTISEMENT | ADVERTISE ON NEWSDAY Buchnevich, who was selected..." May 13

  • Former Penguins star Kevin Stevens faces drug charges

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Kevin Stevens, a core member of the Penguins' Stanley Cup-winning teams in 1991 and 1992, was charged in federal court Thursday in Massachusetts with conspiring to sell oxycodone, the Boston Globe reported. The Globe reported that court records say Stevens, who has a history of battling..." May 13

  • Rangers seeking to ink top prospect Pavel Buchnevich to deal

    The Hockey News "The New York Rangers’ disappointing playoff performance will make this an interesting and important off-season for the Blueshirts, and GM Jeff Gorton and Co. don’t appear to be taking it slow when it comes to building for the 2016-17 season. According to the New York Post’s Larry Brooks, the..." May 12

  • Rangers prepping to unveil top prospect as 1st summer domino

    New York Post "As Rangers management convenes at team president Glen Sather’s Western White House in La Quinta for its annual hockey department meetings that commenced Tuesday afternoon, general manager Jeff Gorton continues to make progress toward getting Russian blue-chip winger Pavel Buchnevich under..." May 11

  • NHL UFA Rumours: Latest on Stamkos, Lucic, Okposo

    Sportsnet "With the Stanley Cup Playoffs in full swing and the off-season already underway for some, we rank the 16 most compelling impending unrestricted free agents of Summer Sixteen. Sure, Stammergeddon has dominated all debate and speculation regarding this summer’s free agency class — and rightly so..." May 09

  • Rangers’ Lindberg has hip surgery, will need six months to recover

    Pro Hockey Talk "The New York Rangers announced this morning that forward Oscar Lindberg has undergone a “successful simultaneous bilateral hip labral repair.” That’s a long way of saying he had hip surgery. The Rangers say the expected recovery time for Lindberg is six months, meaning the 24-year-old is..." May 06

  • Trading Henrik Lundqvist: We Have To At Least Talk About It

    Blueshirt Banter "I reference this a lot, but it's an important enough piece to this story to mention again: Part of being a good general manager is about knowing when to separate your heart from your brain. In fact, before the Rangers 2014 Stanley Cup run I wrote exactly that in a column about a potential Ryan..." May 06

  • Vigneault will be behind the Rangers’ bench in 2016-17

    Pro Hockey Talk "The New York Rangers may have been bounced in the opening round of the 2016 playoffs, but they aren’t looking to make a coaching change. In a phone interview with Montreal’s LaPresse newspaper, Alain Vigneault confirmed that he’ll be back behind the Rangers’ bench next season. “I’ve had..." May 06

  • Ted Kulfan's top NHL free agents

    Detroit News "When LeBron James hit NBA free agency in summer 2010, it set off one of the most frenzied and speculated-about periods in league history. The NHL might get a taste of that kind of hysteria this year. Steven Stamkos, who scored 36 goals for the Lightning this season, becomes an unrestricted..." May 05

  • Dan Boyle will never apologize for embarrassing Larry Brooks

    Yahoo! Sports "Dan Boyle may never play another NHL game, as the New York Rangers defenseman strongly hinted he’s headed for retirement. But he went out with a bang: Calling out and chasing away New York Post writer Larry Brooks, and to a lesser extent Brett Cyrgalis of the Post, in front of a media scrum on..." May 02

  • Rangers agree to deal with backup G Raanta

    TSN "The New York Rangers have agreed to a deal with backup goalie Antti Raanta. The 26-year-old Raanta appeared in 25 games with the Rangers this season after being acquired from the Chicago Blackhawks in June. He had an 11-6-2 record, with a 2.24 goals-against average, a .919 save percentage and a..." May 02

  • Jagr, Zuccarello, Dupuis named Masterton finalists

    NHL.com "Forward Jaromir Jagr of the Florida Panthers, forward Mats Zuccarello of the New York Rangers and Pascal Dupuis, who played for the Pittsburgh Penguins earlier this season before retiring, were nominated for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, awarded annually to the player who "best exemplifies..." May 01

  • Eric Staal wants larger role, doesn’t rule out Carolina return

    Yahoo! Sports "Eric Staal played 20 regular-season games and five playoff games for the New York Rangers. It’s completely OK if you don’t really remember any of them. Staal had three goals and three assists in those 20 games, skating to a plus-1. He went scoreless in five playoff games, skating to a..." April 28

  • Bishop, Holtby and Quick Named 2015-16 Vezina Trophy Finalists

    Hockey Fights "Ben Bishop of the Tampa Bay Lightning, Braden Holtby of the Washington Capitals and Jonathan Quick of the Los Angeles Kings are the three finalists for the 2015-16 Vezina Trophy, which is awarded "to the goalkeeper adjudged to be the best at his position," the National Hockey League announced..." April 28

  • AV concedes the Rangers had a ‘puck-moving’ problem

    North Jersey "That is the self-imposed, short-term plan for the Rangers before management begins to sort out its off-season strategy for reshaping the roster in the wake of a five-game blowout loss to the Penguins in the first round of the playoffs. “We need some time here to make sure we don’t do anything..." April 27

  • UFAs Staal, Yandle unsure what future may bring

    North Jersey "The Rangers have six unrestricted free agents currently on their NHL roster - defensemen Keith Yandle and Dan Boyle, backup goalie Antti Raanta and forwards Eric Staal, Viktor Stalberg and Dominic Moore. Boyle is certainly headed elsewhere, most likely retirement. Moore, too, seems unlikely to..." April 27

  • Will Arnett to host 2016 NHL Awards on June 22

    NHL.com "The NHL Awards™ will return to Las Vegas this summer at the world-famous Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, the National Hockey League announced today. The 2016 NHL Awards will be held on Wednesday, June 22, at The Joint, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino's state-of-the-art concert and entertainment venue and..." April 27

  • Rangers' Boyle leaning toward retirement

    The Score "After being a healthy scratch for the final game of the New York Rangers' season, with the team losing its first-round series to the Pittsburgh Penguins, it appears Dan Boyle's NHL career may be over. The 39-year-old told reporters Tuesday he isn't ready to announce his retirement yet, and..." April 26

  • Rangers’ Dan Boyle curses out several reporters during breakup day

    New York Daily News " If this is how Dan Boyle is going out, shame on him. Boyle singled out multiple critical reporters and laced into them, cursing them out and refusing to begin his breakup day interview Tuesday afternoon in Greenburgh until they left the vicinity. " April 26

  • Rangers, GM Jeff Gorton face critical offseason

    USA Today "Jeff Gorton has been the New York Rangers’ general manager since July 1 and this summer it’s truly going to become his team. The Glen Sather era ended with the Rangers’ five-game first-round series loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday. Since the 2011-12 season, the Rangers have reached..." April 24

  • Youthful Penguins complete sweep of Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- These aren't the Pittsburgh Penguins that the New York Rangers eliminated in the Stanley Cup playoffs the last two years. Not even close. They're not even the Penguins who began the regular season under a different coach, and that might be the biggest difference of all...." April 23

  • Gary Bettman Misses The Reality Of Pat Foley's Rant

    St. Louis Game Time "Last night, NBCSN picked up the CSN Chicago feed of game five between the Blackhawks and Blues. Game five, like games one, two, and four, began at 8:45 Central, or 9:45 Eastern. That is a late start time, and the late starts have been exacerbated by the fact that these are two teams who have..." April 23

  • IOC unwilling to pay operating costs to bring NHL players to Olympics, IIHF boss says

    The Score "The NHL's involvement at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang appears further dim. The International Olympic Committee is reportedly unwilling to cover transportation and insurance costs required to have NHL players participate in the event, International Ice Hockey Federation president Rene..." April 23

  • Penguins take commanding series lead vs. Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The Pittsburgh Penguins are in a familiar position against the New York Rangers. After a 5-0 drubbing in Game 4 of their first-round series at Madison Square Garden on Thursday night, the Penguins hold a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series. They can eliminate Rangers with a win..." April 21

  • Security tells out-of-control Rangers fan Nick Mangold to calm down

    New York Post "Nick Mangold roots for the Rangers like he’s playing center for the Jets. He goes after the opposition, only verbally. For the second time this year, the Jets center attended a Rangers game, and harassed the opposing team like a diehard sitting in the upper deck six beers deep. Mangold,..." April 20

  • Cullen goal lifts Penguins past Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- For years, the Pittsburgh Penguins have been vexed by a lack of depth in the postseason. Their stars were always reliable but they rarely received contributions from anyone outside that core as they failed to go deep in the playoffs. In Game 3 of their first-round series against..." April 19

  • Playoff TV ratings down a ‘shocking’ 61 percent in Canada

    The Hockey News "Having no Canadian teams in the Stanley Cup playoffs was expected to have an adverse effect on TV ratings, but even people in the industry are taken aback at how viewers north of the 49th parallel have tuned out this year’s tournament in CBC and Sportsnet. Through the first five nights of..." April 19

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    Vigneault also would not identify sixth D (McIlrath/Diaz) if McDonagh remains out.

  • NHL offside coach’s challenges must die

    Yahoo! Sports "Those NHL coach’s challenges for blown offside calls on scoring plays? Kill them. End them. As soon as possible. Sometimes it takes a while before one sees the error of their ways, and such is the case with NHL rules changes. It took the Brett Hull incident in 1999 … um, we mean “a..." April 18

  • Rangers promote Raphael Diaz to help defense, power play

    Newsday "With injured Ryan McDonagh and Dan Girardi not expected to play in Tuesday’s Game 3 — and perhaps not in Thursday’s Game 4 — of the best-of-seven series against the Penguins at Madison Square Garden, the Rangers are supplementing their defense, and perhaps their power play. Raphael Diaz, the..." April 18

  • Rangers' Vigneault: Girardi 'unfairly criticized'

    The Score "If it was up to Dan Girardi, he'd be playing. That was the latest from New York Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault, who said his defenseman has been "unfairly criticized," according to NHL.com's Dan Rosen, even though Girardi's been nothing but a team-first character throughout his time in..." April 17

  • Stepan 'fine' after hit

    North Jersey "Center Derek Stepan went through the concussion protocol after being hit from behind by Penguins defenseman Ben Lovejoy at 9:08 of the third period and not playing the final 7:57, though he returned to the bench by the end of the game." April 17

  • Henrik Lundqvist good to play in Game 2 vs. Penguins

    New York Daily News "Henrik Lundqvist’s black and blue right eye hasn’t dampened the Rangers goalie’s spirits, his prospects of playing in Game 2 on Saturday afternoon, or his unparalleled fashion sense, apparently. Lundqvist, Sports Illustrated’s fifth most stylish athlete on the magazine’s new “Fashionable 50”..." April 16

  • Lundqvist labeled game-time decision for Game 2; Girardi ruled out

    The Score "Sorry, Rangers fans, but you'll have to wait until puck drop to know if Henrik Lundqvist will be between the pipes for Game 2 versus the Pittsburgh Penguins. New York head coach Alain Vigneault labeled Lundqvist a game-time decision. Lundqvist skated with the team Friday, practicing in..." April 15

  • Zatkoff, Hornqvist lead Pens over Rangers in Game 1

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- Jeff Zatkoff barely played for the Pittsburgh Penguins down the stretch, even when the games meant nothing. In a game that meant everything, he was better than anyone could have expected -- especially the New York Rangers. Zatkoff stopped 35 shots in an unexpected and brilliant..." April 14

  • Lundqvist to see eye specialist, injury not thought to be 'too serious'

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "The New York Rangers believe Henrik Lundqvist's injury is not serious, coach Alain Vigneault said Thursday, a day after the star goalie was hit in the eye with a teammate's stick. But Vigneault said it's too soon to say when Lundqvist could return. “At this time, we don't feel that it's..." April 14

  • Rangers recall Magnus Hellberg after Henrik Lundqvist injury

    Sportsnet "The New York Rangers have recalled AHL goalie Magnus Hellberg, the team announced Thursday. " April 14

  • Rangers' Henrik Lundqvist leaves game after getting hit in eye by stick

    CBS Sports "The goaltending situation in the New York Rangers-Pittsburgh Penguins series has quickly become a matchup of backups. With the Penguins already down to their third-string goalie because of injuries to Marc-Andre Fleury and Jeff Zatkoff, the Rangers had to turn to their backup after the first..." April 14

  • A bandwagon fan’s guide to the 16 Stanley Cup Playoff teams

    Sportsnet "Let’s be honest: Playoff bandwagon-hopping is a contentious subject. For some fans, it’s a total non-starter – you get one team and one team only, with no backup plans allowed. If your favourite team didn’t make the playoffs, then you’re just out of luck. You settle in for the playoffs and enjoy..." April 13

  • NHL refutes report that it’s banning fan-created GIFs

    Yahoo! Sports "Is the NHL about to ruin fans’ Playoff GIF Parties? Mark Scheig of The Hockey Writers reported on Tuesday that the “NHL is now not allowing anyone to post gifs. Huge news given playoffs are about to start.” Well, yes, it would be. This news was fueled by the ever-present concern about how..." April 12

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    AV adds that that #NYR @RMcDonagh27 is day to day with upper body injury and will "definitely not start" series vs. Penguins

  • NHL doctor under investigation for player’s 2011 drug overdose death

    CTV News "On the ice, Derek Boogaard was a bruiser, chalking up more than 60 fights over his six-year National Hockey League career. Off the ice, he fought a different type of battle. Boogaard had an addiction to painkillers -- one that would ultimately take his life in 2011. Now, new information..." April 11

  • Rangers' Eric Staal leaves game after blow to head, 'should be fine'

    The Score "Eric Staal of the New York Rangers was forced to exit Saturday's game against Detroit after taking a blow to the head from teammate Jesper Fast. It was announced Staal would not return for the third period, but his status was updated after the game and it's believed the injury isn't serious." April 09