Rangers Rumors & News

  • Wild signs center Eric Staal, goalie Alex Stalock

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Wild struck out on St. Louis captain David Backes but has signed former Carolina Hurricanes captain Eric Staal to a three-year, $10.5 million contract. That's an annual cap hit of $3.5 million. The Wild has also signed former San Jose Sharks goalie Alex Stalock, who played at..." July 01

  • Rangers Sign Nathan Gerbe and Michael Grabner

    Hockey Fights "New York Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton announced today that the team has agreed to terms with free agent forwards Nathan Gerbe and Michael Grabner. Gerbe, 28, has skated in 394 career NHL games over parts of eight seasons (2008-09 – 2015-16) with Buffalo and Carolina, registering 58 goals..." July 01

  • Viktor Stalberg signs 1-year, $1.5-million deal with Carolina

    The Score "The Carolina Hurricanes have added free-agent forward Viktor Stalberg on a one-year, $1.5-million contract, the team announced." July 01

  • As the NHL goes loco, Wild in on Kyle Okposo, Eric Staal, among others

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "If you took a late lunch today, went to the gym or dropped your phone in the toilet, you missed, "NHL GM's Go Wild." In back-to-back-to-back moves, the Edmonton Oilers traded Taylor Hall to the New Jersey Devils for defenseman Adam Larsson in a one-for-one move, the Nashville Predators and..." June 30

  • Buchnevich confident in making adjustment to NHL

    North Jersey "Today was Pavel Buchnevich interview day on Day 2 of the Rangers’ prospect development camp. The Russian wing is expected to compete for a top six role on the Rangers in training camp – director of player personnel Gordie Clark said today Buchnevich is “going to have every chance to show he's..." June 29

  • Eric Staal says he's still got what it takes

    ESPN "If this were two years ago, after Eric Staal was coming off another season leading the Carolina Hurricanes in scoring, there would be big buzz about the center heading to unrestricted free agency. As it stands, he's not listed an anyone's top-10 UFA rankings, not even top 15 on most lists, his..." June 29

  • Concerned about CTE, Ranger great Mike Richter says he'll 'probably' donate brain to science

    New York Daily News "It has been almost 13 years since former Rangers goaltender Mike Richter bid a tearful good-bye to his NHL playing days, after two concussions he suffered within an eight-month period forced him into retirement. Although Richter, 49, says now that his health is “good” and that he leads an..." June 29

  • Hurricanes not pursuing reunion with Eric Staal

    The Score "The Carolina Hurricanes are moving on. General manager Ron Francis has confirmed the club has not contacted former captain and unrestricted free agent Eric Staal about a possible return on a new deal. "(It would be) unfair to us and to him to bring him back and ask him to accept a different..." June 29

  • Staal seeking top-6 role at center in free agency

    The Score "Eric Staal's looking for a job, but he'd rather not settle. NHL.com's Tom Gulitti spoke with Staal's agent, Rick Curran, on Tuesday, who said that he's had conversations with a number of teams, while adding that his client is seeking a top-six role, preferably in the middle." June 28

  • Ranking the top 20 NHL unrestricted free agents

    USA Today "The NHL free agent signing period doesn’t start until Friday at noon, ET, but teams have been allowed to talk to potential free agents since Saturday. Scorers are in short supply, as are impact defensemen, particularly right-shot defensemen. Here is a ranking of the top 20 potential..." June 27

  • NHL Draft Picks Tracker

    NHL.com "The first round of the 2016 NHL Draft at First Niagara Center on Friday marked the first step toward an NHL career for 30 young men. NHL.com has the vital information and analysis for each selection here. DATA TRACKER: PICK-BY-PICK 1. Toronto Maple Leafs - Auston Matthews, C,..." June 25

  • Rangers Acquire Nick Holden From Colorado

    Blueshirt Banter "After a completely noiseless draft in terms of trades, the New York Rangers finally made a move and brought in a defenseman. According to an official team release, the New York Rangers have acquired Nick Holden from the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for a 4th-round draft pick in 2017. In terms..." June 25

  • Rangers To Go After Steven Stamkos

    Blue Seat Blogs "Per John Shannon and Elliotte Friedman on the NHL Network broadcast, the Rangers will be heavy players for Steven Stamkos. The salary cap is going to be a problem, and even with the summer cap the Rangers will need to clear space. But both Shannon and Friedman said that Stamkos will be presented..." June 25

  • NHL Entry Draft's later rounds wrongly ignored on many levels

    Edmonton Journal "The 2016 NHL Entry Draft will unfold this Friday, when the Toronto Maple Leafs are expected to draft Auston Matthews first overall. History has proven the first round is usually where the most prolific offensive players are chosen. The top-25 point producers during the last five NHL seasons..." June 24

  • Panthers sign Keith Yandle to 7-year contract worth reported $44.45M

    The Score "The Florida Panthers have signed defenseman Keith Yandle to a seven-year contract. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed by the club, but it's believed to be worth $44.45 million, carrying an average annual valuation of $6.35 million, according to Craig Custance of ESPN. That makes him the..." June 24

  • Rangers in hot pursuit of Blues defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk, who would be perfect fit

    New York Daily News "The Rangers weren’t eager to trade Keith Yandle’s negotiating rights to the Florida Panthers on Monday. GM Jeff Gorton and coach Alain Vigneault know that puck-moving defensemen with a strong first pass, power play moxie and skating ability are must-haves in the modern NHL – even if it means..." June 23

  • NHL confirms expansion to Las Vegas for 2017-18 season

    The Score "NHL commissioner Gary Bettman announced Wednesday that the league's Board of Governors unanimously approved expansion to Las Vegas for the 2017-18 season. Bill Foley will be principal owner of the franchise, which will play its home games at the recently opened T-Mobile Arena. Foley and his..." June 22

  • Here's your handy guide to how the NHL's Las Vegas expansion draft will work

    SB Nation "The NHL announced their expansion into Las Vegas on Wednesday afternoon. That's all very exciting for their fans and the city of Las Vegas, but the fans of the other 30 teams are probably wondering what this means for their clubs. That's because an expansion draft is coming in 2017. Every NHL..." June 22

  • NHL sets 2016-17 salary cap at $73M

    The Score "The salary cap for the 2016-17 NHL season has been set at $73 million, with a floor of $54 million, the league and NHLPA announced on Tuesday. The new cap marks an increase $1.6 million (2.2 percent) from last season, and comes from the NHLPA's vote to use its five-percent growth factor." June 22

  • NHL releases full schedule for 2016-17 season

    Sportsnet "he NHL’s 2016-17 regular season will commence Wednesday, Oct. 12, with a four-game slate, highlighted by the Edmonton Oilers playing their first game at their new arena, Rogers Place. The 1,230-game regular-season schedule – 82 games per team – will conclude Sunday, April 9. After closing..." June 21

  • Why Rangers were in a rush to deal Keith Yandle

    New York Post "That’s it for Keith Yandle as a Ranger. The Blueshirts traded the negotiating rights for the defenseman, an unrestricted free agent to be, to the Panthers on Monday in exchange for a sixth-round pick in next week’s draft, plus a fourth-round pick if Yandle signs with Florida. There was very..." June 21

  • Panthers acquire rights to Keith Yandle from Rangers

    The Score "The Florida Panthers have acquired the rights to pending unrestricted free-agent defenseman Keith Yandle from the New York Rangers, according to George Richards of the Miami Herald. In return, the Rangers will receive a sixth-round pick and a conditional fourth-round selection if Yandle signs..." June 21

  • NHL 2016-17 home openers announced, Penguins to host Capitals

    The Score "Just eight days after the Pittsburgh Penguins captured the Stanley Cup, the NHL announced they will raise their fourth championship banner to the rafters Oct. 13 when Sidney Crosby will host Alex Ovechkin and the rival Washington Capitals. The season will start a week later than usual with the..." June 20

  • Hurricanes probably won’t bring back Eric Staal

    Pro Hockey Talk "Yes, the Carolina Hurricanes re-signing Cam Ward felt a little … nostalgic, but there are limits to such sentiments. The Ottawa Sun reports that it’s “doubtful” that the Hurricanes will bring back Eric Staal. The 31-year-old played with the Hurricanes for more than a decade, logging 909 of..." June 19

  • Chris Kreider, during longest offseason of his career, says Rangers’ early exit not indicative of what’s to come

    New York Daily News "Chris Kreider told his agent to buzz off for a while as he settles into the longest offseason of his professional career. The restricted free agent forward had no updates Thursday night in Manhattan about his next contract or his future as a Ranger. “They don’t even know what the cap is yet and..." June 18

  • Top 10 trade candidates at the 2016 NHL draft

    The Hockey News "Draft day has usurped trade deadline day and free agent day as the NHL’s most exciting off-ice event, and it’s not because of the drafting. The last weekend in June has become a lightning rod for blockbuster trades because, unlike at the trade deadline, almost every franchise is a theoretical..." June 16

  • Order Of Selection For The 2016 NHL Draft

    kuklaskorner "The National Hockey League announced today the order of selection for the 2016 NHL Draft, June 24-25 at First Niagara Center in Buffalo. The first round will be conducted on Friday, June 24 and broadcast live by NBCSN in the United States and Sportsnet and TVA in Canada, beginning at 7 p.m., ET...." June 16

  • Bob McKenzie: Many teams interested in making ‘seismic shifts’ via trade

    Today's Slapshot "Bob McKenzie was on Vancouver’s TSN 1040 on Tuesday morning. On what he’s hearing on the trade rumor front: “Hard to say at this point. We just got off the Cup Final. I’ve got to zip out to Detroit for the Gordie Howe funeral tomorrow. We’ve got the awards in Vegas, then on to the draft in..." June 15

  • NHL buyout window opening: 13 top candidates

    Sportsnet "Painfully under-performing players, cumbersome contracts and a “relatively flat” 2016-17 salary cap got you down? Fear not, National Hockey League general managers. The annual buyout window will soon give you an easy out. All you have to do is convince your team’s owner to shell out millions..." June 14

  • Sweden sets European record for NHL participation, Canada hits record low

    The Score "Sweden's presence in the NHL is reaching unprecedented levels. A record 87 Swedish players - or 8.8 percent of the league - played at least one game this season, according to the IIHF. That's the highest figure ever by a European nation in league history, and the number of European NHL..." June 08

  • NHL executive committee recommends Las Vegas expansion

    Yahoo! Sports "NHL expansion is reportedly coming to Las Vegas. On Tuesday night Sin Bin Vegas cited sources "with extensive knowledge of the organization and the expansion process" saying that the NHL’s executive committee "formulated a positive recommendation for expansion" to Las Vegas for the 2017-18..." June 08

  • Rangers 'wide open for business,' but not rebuilding

    The Score "There could be a brand new cast of characters on Broadway next season. TSN's Bob McKenzie reported Friday on "Insider Trading" that the New York Rangers are "wide open for business" and willing to consider a trade involving virtually any player on the roster. McKenzie notes that netminder..." June 04

  • Buckle up for a busy month of trade activity

    TSN "Buckle up. The run up to July 1’s Free Agent Frenzy could be the craziest in NHL history, with a flurry of trade activity like we’ve never seen before created by a projected flat salary cap and a potential expansion draft that could cause teams to make a pre-emptive strike this summer. And..." June 02

  • NHL players in the Olympics may hinge on who picks up cost

    Puck Drunk Love "Will the NHL participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea? A formal decision hasn’t been made, but Gary Bettman made a few comments prior to Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final which hints that the league won’t be participating unless someone else picks up the..." May 31

  • 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