Rangers Rumors & News

  • 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

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    Andrew Gross @AGrossRecord

    Antii Raanta will get his second start of season tomorrow night vs. Flames.

  • Instant Replay: Flyers 3, Rangers 2 (SO)

    CSN Philly "It’s happened before. Opposing goalies have an outstanding game in net but still come on the short end against the Rangers’ Henrik Lundqvist. Every now and then, they best him. Saturday’s contest at the Wells Fargo Center between the Flyers and Rangers was hotly contested, as Steve Mason..." October 25

  • Rangers' Dan Girardi trying to find his game

    North Jersey "Asked about Kevin Klein, Alain Vigneault gave a telling answer about Dan Girardi. "For whatever reason, Dan’s overall game, especially with the puck, has not been as efficient as he’s been in the past," Vigneault said after Friday’s practice. So when the Rangers face the Flyers tonight at..." October 24

  • Rangers rip Coyotes as Keith Yandle helps beat former team

    New York Post "This slow start to the season in which the Rangers haven’t been able to create a whole lot of traction has produced a 5-2-1 record that, by the way, translates to a full-season pace of 112.75 points. Which means that somehow the Blueshirts are one-quarter of a point off their franchise record..." October 23

  • Rangers surge to 113-point pace, even if something’s amiss

    New York Post "This slow start to the season in which the Rangers haven’t been able to create a whole lot of traction has produced a 5-2-1 record that, by the way, translates to a full-season pace of 112.75 points. Which means that somehow the Blueshirts are one-quarter of a point off their..." October 23

  • Canadians do not make up the majority of NHL players this season

    TSN "For the first time in the 98-year history of the NHL, Canadians do not make up the majority of the league’s players. With an all-time high of players born outside of North America, Canadian-born players made up just 49.7 per cent of the 680 players to appear in a game in the first two weeks of..." October 22

  • The NHL's war against female fans, and the media's complicity in it

    Stanley Cup Of Chowder "The Patrick Kane case, the latest in a long line of NHL players getting into trouble, has seen the NHL media defence machine crank up again-a machine that's contributing dangerously to the lack of change in NHL culture. It's a machine driven by journalistic self opinion that needs to be broken..." October 22

  • NHL's compensation policy needs to go

    TSN "Jim Benning woke up today to find a few more million in his budget and an extra second-round pick in his holster. What did the Vancouver Canucks general manager do to make this happen? Swing a trade? Learn a magic trick? Nope. Benning rolled out of bed, put on his slippers and turned on..." October 22

  • Report: Court documents reveal former NHL player treated concussion with ice bag

    Fox Sports "TSN reporter Rick Westhead revealed an excerpt of a court document from the ongoing NHL concussion lawsuit on Twitter Wednesday, and the document reveals how lacking the treatment of concussions in the NHL used to be. Poeschek played 364 games in the NHL over 12 years, and he largely played..." October 21

  • Rangers blank Sharks as Antti Raanta notches shutout in relief of Henrik Lundqvist

    New York Daily News "The Rangers finished, added some Finnish, and snapped a three-game losing streak with their first shutout win of the young season. Backup goalie Antti Raanta of Finland made 22 saves in his Rangers debut Monday night at the Garden, backstopping an important 4-0 win over the San Jose Sharks..." October 20