Rangers Rumors & News

  • Rangers grab beauty win over Flyers

    New York Post "If there is such a thing as winning ugly in the middle of a playoff race, then that’s what the Rangers did in Saturday’s 3-2 shootout victory over the Flyers in a match they tied at 19:47 of the third period. But the Blueshirts aren’t about to either apologize for, or give back, the two points..." February 06

  • Rangers' McDonagh leaves game with injury

    NHL.com "New York Rangers captain Ryan McDonagh left the game Saturday against the Philadelphia Flyers midway through the first period and will not return. McDonagh and Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds came together with 9:24 left in the first." February 06

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    New York Rangers @NYRangers

    #NYR Kevin Klein suffered a fractured thumb and will be sidelined indefinitely.

  • Rangers flirt with disaster before bursting through vs. Wild

    New York Post "Down by two goals heading into the second period, Alain Vigneault didn’t have a typical message for his team. “It was nothing out of the ordinary — other than to say, ‘Let’s stick with what we’re doing,’ ’’ the Rangers coach said after his club scored four straight times to beat the Wild, 4-2,..." February 05

  • Rangers trade must happen — just not a future-mortgaging one

    New York Post "Thursday’s 4-2 victory over the Wild at the Garden represented the type of forceful, poised performance that could give management more reason than just blind faith to believe in the Rangers. Regardless of the underwhelming nature of the Blueshirts’ season, it is all relative. When the sun rose..." February 05

  • Report: Majority of GMs would approve of play-in game for final playoff seeds

    The Score "First the coach's challenge, now a wild-card play-in game? Bob McKenzie reported Wednesday on NBC that 16-of-28 general managers polled would be in favor of the NHL borrowing another idea, and adopting an MLB-style single elimination play-in game to determine the final wild-card seed in each..." February 04

  • McDonagh hints at Rangers’ penalty-kill strategy change

    New York Post "With the Rangers’ special teams’ struggles threatening an early end to the season, defenseman Ryan McDonagh said the team has worked on using a “little different strategy,” but the captain cites the penalty kill’s lack of aggression for its problems, allowing the Devils to score on both their..." February 04

  • Devils rally to defeat New York Rangers, 3-2

    Newark Star-Ledger "J.T. Miller scored two goals for the Rangers, but the Devils bounced back with goals from Joe Blandisi and David Schlemko for a 3-2 victory Tuesday night at Prudential Center. Blandisi tied it 1:07 after Miller gave the Rangers a 2-1 lead. Oscar Lindberg was sent off for interference at 9:19..." February 03

  • Kevin Klein out indefinitely, Rangers defenseman has fractured thumb

    New York Daily News "The Rangers announced Wednesday that defenseman Kevin Klein has a fractured thumb and will be out indefinitely. Klein was injured during the Rangers' Tuesday night loss to the Devils when he was slashed on the right hand by Reid Boucher, a play which did not result in a penalty. Klein had..." February 03

  • Rick Nash hasn’t gotten better, and Rangers are answer-less

    New York Post "So the Rangers’ second-half run to secure a playoff spot will open without Rick Nash, who remains sidelined for the foreseeable future with the left-leg bone bruise that kept the club’s first-line winger out of the final two games before the All-Star break. “Rick had a CT scan in the morning..." February 03

  • John Scott, NHL All-Star Game set ratings record for NBCSN

    Yahoo! Sports "There was no doubt that the perfect storm of The John Scott Phenomenon and the NHL’s reinvigorated 3-on-3 All-Star Game format had provided an uptick in attention for the midseason classic. The only question was if that would actually translate into a spike in viewership as well, or if the..." February 01

  • MVP John Scott and new format win praise at NHL All-Star game

    Los Angeles Times "The least likely All-Star was voted the most valuable player of the NHL's first venture into three-on-three play at its midseason showcase, proving that the worst intentions can sometimes have an unimaginably good outcome. A ride that began when enforcer John Scott was jokingly promoted as the..." February 01

  • Ryan McDonagh living his NHL All-Star dream

    Newsday "Ryan McDonagh is old enough at 26 and experienced enough after three NHL conference finals in four years and one Olympic Games that little fazes him in hockey terms anymore. But he said he finds being a first-time All-Star “pretty sur real” after a childhood in Minnesota spent watching the..." January 31

  • NHL players excited for 3-on-3 All-Star Game

    Tennessean "Few cities fully understand and embody the concept of entertainment like Nashville, which is evident by the flair that exudes from every event that it holds. That inherent flavor is why the Predators, who are hosting their first NHL All-Star Game on Sunday at Bridgestone Arena, wanted to make..." January 30

  • Kovalev, 42, wants to make NHL comeback

    NHL.com "Alex Kovalev, a 19-year NHL veteran who has been been out of the League since 2013, wants to make a comeback, and told Journal de Montreal, "I'd come back right away. If Jaromir Jagr can do it, so can I." Kovalev, who will turn 43 next month, scored 430 goals and had 1,029 points in 1,316 NHL..." January 30

  • There are barely any good NHL teams and it sucks

    New York Post "Parity? Yes. Good hockey? No. The prevalent idea that permeates down from the NHL offices on Sixth Avenue states having so many teams so closely bunched makes for good entertainment. As the All-Star break has begun, let us clarify that idea: The more teams that have a chance to make the..." January 30

  • Rangers’ Ryan McDonagh showing star power

    North Jersey "There was always a neighborhood game to be played with school out, be it football, baseball or hockey, and, crucially, an older brother to keep up with. Out of those St. Paul, Minn., summer days came the germination of an NHL All-Star. “You wanted to make sure you tried to come out on top for..." January 29

  • Self-aware NHL all-star John Scott has many in his corner

    Toronto Sun "Midway through the second period, John Scott began to grow antsy. The hulking enforcer, who had been sitting for nearly 15 minutes in a 2-2 game, stood up, shook loose his legs, and looked pleadingly in the direction of the head coach. But it was no use. It was clear Scott’s place was on the..." January 28

  • Majority of coaches remain in favour of challenge concept

    TSN "It's not that NHL coaches don't appreciate having the coach's challenge at their disposal this season for the first time ever... Well, actually, that's not entirely true as six of 27 NHL head coaches polled by TSN don't like the coach's challenge at all and would just as soon see it..." January 27

  • Rangers come out of Vigneault’s doghouse with Sabres relief

    New York Post "At this Alain Vigneault press conference, there was a breath of air to be had. The Rangers coach even smiled and cracked a self-deprecating joke. So maybe Monday night’s 6-3 win over the lowly Sabres at the Garden was not a cure-all for the Blueshirts’ ills, but at least it gives them a..." January 26

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    Andrew Gross @AGrossRecord

    Dylan McIlrath in for Dan Boyle. Henrik Lundqvist in net.

  • Sens get back on track with 3-0 win over Rangers

    Ottawa Sun "On this day, the Senators’ bark was as good as their bite. The Senators took a step in the right direction Sunday afternoon as Bobby Ryan, Mike Hoffman and Jean-Gabriel Pageau did the scoring while goaltender Craig Anderson made 35 saves as the Senators notched a 3-0 victory over the New York..." January 25

  • How to Fix the NHL’s Coach’s Challenge

    The Hockey Writers "It’s no secret. The NHL’s coach’s challenge has not gone as smoothly as hoped in its inaugural season. It was put into place in order to give teams an option to challenge goals which they thought were not ‘good goals’ as deemed by the NHL rulebook. However, the two times when a coach can..." January 25

  • Canada’s falling dollar could be raising hopes for a Seattle NHL expansion team

    Seattle Times "It turns out the prediction of a January vote by Seattle City Council on a Sodo District arena was not only optimistic, but downright delusional. City Hall sources now indicate a vote to cede Occidental Avenue South for Chris Hansen’s project won’t happen before late March, early April at best...." January 25

  • MSG employees fired for allegedly scalping Knicks, Rangers tickets

    ESPN "Several Madison Square Garden employees were fired recently for violating company policy by reselling New York Knicks and New York Rangers tickets on the secondary market for a profit, according to the New York Post. An MSG spokesperson did not disclose details of the firings but confirmed that..." January 25

  • Escrow went up…again

    Pro Hockey Talk "Escrow has risen from 16 percent to 18 percent, according to multiple reports. No surprise there, given the Canadian dollar’s plunge. With seven of the NHL’s 30 teams in Canada, there was no way league revenues weren’t going to be affected. Some had predicted escrow would go up even..." January 25

  • ‘Ranger cult’ in effect for cold-blooded rout in snowy Carolina

    New York Post "Winter weather didn’t stop Rangers fans from getting to PNC Arena on Friday night. The Hurricanes couldn’t slow the Rangers, either. J.T. Miller got both his goals in the second period and Henrik Lundqvist made 30 saves to help the Rangers beat the Hurricanes 4-1 on Friday night. Ryan..." January 23

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    New York Rangers @NYRangers

    #NYR Lineup Update: Daniel Paille will make his Rangers debut tonight..Chris Kreider (neck) will not play..@HLundqvist30 in goal

  • Report: Rangers sign former Bruin Daniel Paille

    Pro Hockey Talk "The New York Rangers have reportedly signed forward Daniel Paille, according to The Hockey News. The report has yet to be confirmed by the club, but all indications are that the two sides have come to terms on an agreement. Prior to the start of the regular season, Paille signed a..." January 21

  • J.T. Miller’s OT goal propels Rangers to win over Canucks

    New York Post "Pulp Fiction: Rangers win. In what was way too good an effort from the Rangers to necessitate overtime in getting a 3-2 victory against a fumbling Canucks team on Tuesday night at the Garden, the Blueshirts are doing all they can to flip the script on what was looking like an inevitable ending..." January 20

  • Rangers defenseman Dan Boyle could use a day off

    Newsday "Is it time to give Dan Boyle a game off? The veteran defenseman has played 22 consecutive games and hasn’t been as effective as he was in December. In fact, he is 0-for-January, without a point in the last eight games, and was a minus-1 with one shot in 19:57 against the Canucks on Tuesday..." January 20

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    Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva

    The NHL executive committee meeting on expansion is today in NY. No announcement should be made after. #tvasports

  • ‘The Rangers are done,’ says the New York Post

    Pro Hockey Talk "The New York Rangers got some serious bulletin-board material today. “The Rangers are done,” read the headline above a column written by the New York Post’s Larry Brooks. At the very least, you have to appreciate its simplicity. An excerpt from that column: The Rangers look slow. They..." January 19

  • Caps beat Rangers after Braden Holtby leaves early with dehydration

    Washington Post "A pile of assorted hats sat in Justin Williams’s locker room stall. There was a Washington Capitals beanie, a Baltimore Orioles cap and a camouflage lid. They had been tossed onto the ice at Verizon Center after Williams had scored his third goal Sunday night, displaying his knack for rising to..." January 18

  • Lundqvist’s record-setting day against Flyers hints at Rangers’ return to form

    New York Post "This was Jan. 16, 2009, the Rangers had defeated the Blackhawks 3-2 in overtime in Chicago and the players’ fathers, on the road with the club, lined the corridor outside the Blueshirts’ room as then head coach Tom Renney made his way to talk to the press. “Let’s go Rangers,” the dads..." January 17

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    New York Rangers @NYRangers

    #NYR Lineup Update: Oscar Lindberg is back in, Dan Girardi (hand) will play; Megna & McIlrath are scratches; @HLundqvist30 in goal

  • NHL instates mandatory domestic violence and sexual assault prevention training for teams and players

    SB Nation "The NHL has finally begun to implement domestic violence, sexual harassment and sexual assault prevention training for its players and teams, per a report from the Associated Press. The NHL and NHL Players' Association partnered to ensure all 30 teams would go through "hour-long educational..." January 16

  • Isles storm back to dump Rangers in playoff-teasing slugfest

    New York Post "There is always meaning in the historical and emotional reasons that are indelibly attached to games between the Rangers and Islanders. But now, there is this added fold into the mix concerning the nature of these two current teams, what they’re playing for and who they have to beat to get..." January 15

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    Brett Cyrgalis @BrettCyrgalis

    Vigneault said Girardi is out with his hand laceration, McIlrath is in. Brassard is OK, so Lindberg is out. #NYR

  • Time for Rangers to admit their Keith Yandle mistake and trade him

    New York Post "Regarding the Rangers: 1. If Alain Vigneault’s season-long strategic use of Keith Yandle is any indication, and you would think it would be, the Rangers cannot seriously be invested in attempting to keep the puck-moving impending free agent off the market. For even on Monday night, when the..." January 13

  • Rangers keep calm, pick up desperately needed two points

    New York Post "Maybe this just what the Rangers needed — a boring old chess match, and a win. Having seen their game improve over the past two weeks, the results haven’t exactly been commensurate, and Monday night at the Garden looked liked it was shaping up into another hard-luck loss. But goals..." January 12

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    Dan Rosen @drosennhl

    Lindberg will be scratched tonight, per Vigneault. Kreider in. Vigneault has liked his 4th line, and clearly doesn't want to disrupt it.

  • Alex Ovechkin’s 499th is a real winner as Capitals beat Rangers in overtime

    Washington Post "Alex Ovechkin’s 498th career goal was a gift-wrapped giveaway in front of the net, but No. 499 was vintage Ovechkin. Skating the length of the ice and then using a defenseman as a screen, Ovechkin’s overtime score lifted the Washington Capitals to a 4-3 win Saturday against the New York..." January 10

  • Rangers interested in Cam Atkinson trade

    Sportsnet "Could the Columbus Blue Jackets trade another top-six forward? According to a report from Columbus beat reporter Aaron Portzline, the New York Rangers have been calling to inquire about right wing Cam Atkinson, who leaped to third in Blue Jackets scoring when centre Ryan Johansen was dealt for..." January 09

  • Rangers, Yandle have talked contract, team still mulling direction

    The Score "The New York Rangers' intentions for this season and beyond might be found in their handling of defenseman Keith Yandle. General manager Jeff Gorton says he's held discussions with Yandle about a new contract, but will use the time leading up to the Feb. 29 trade deadline to assess his club..." January 09

  • Canucks acquire Etem from Rangers for Jensen

    Pro Hockey Talk "Looks like those Emerson Etem trade rumblings finally cracked the surface. The Canucks have acquired Etem from the Rangers in exchange for Nicklas Jensen, per Sportsnet. The Rangers will also reportedly receive a late-round pick in the deal as well. Etem, 23, was Anaheim’s first-round pick..." January 09

  • Fast and furious trade market puts heat on Rangers to act now

    New York Post "Jeff Gorton is not alone as the only general manager in the NHL to have felt the heat rise and the pressure increase in what has become a volatile trade market. The Rangers’ GM was acutely aware of what went down Wednesday, when a handful of moves seemed to make the Feb. 29 deadline seem like a..." January 08

  • Blackhawks' Toews tops list of 2015 jersey sales

    The Score "There are a lot of people walking around with Toews on their backs. The Chicago Blackhawks forward had the prestige honor of having the top-selling jersey of 2015. The NHL announced the top sales from the NHL Shop, also revealing teammate Patrick Kane finishing second in sales. Here is the..." January 08

  • Will Henrik Lundqvist’s key save lead to a return to dominance?

    New York Post "There were just under 90 seconds remaining in the first period and here came the estimable Tyler Seguin and Patrick Sharp on a 2-on-1 against Henrik Lundqvist that would surely vault the Stars into a 2-2 tie with the Rangers despite Blueshirt domination for most of the opening 18:30. For that’s..." January 07

  • AHL call-up helps Rangers get key win over NHL-best Stars

    New York Post "Though maybe not quite as emphatically, the Rangers have done this before. So it would be prudent to temper the enthusiasm for their 6-2 win over the NHL-leading Stars on Tuesday night, and let it stand as just a single game; nothing more, nothing less. The Blueshirts are still a team in a..." January 06