Rangers Rumors & News

  • Bovada gives Canada best odds at 2016 World Cup of Hockey

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s no secret that Canada’s been on a strong run at the international level, and it’s no surprise that they’re considered the favorites heading into the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. Seriously, just look at the B Team put together by The Hockey News’ Mike Brophy; even with the strange hook of..." August 29

  • Brandon Pirri reportedly inks deal with Rangers

    Today's Slapshot "As the upcoming 2016-17 season grows ever closer, the final remaining free agents on the market have been getting snapped up by NHL clubs – and that includes, as of Thursday morning, forward Brandon Pirri. Per Elliotte Friedman, Pirri- who put up a 22-goal season just one year ago- has been..." August 25

  • Friedman shares latest intel on top NHL RFAs

    Today's Slapshot "Fresh off his Olympic work assignment, Sportsnet NHL Insider Elliotte Friedman dove back into the hockey scene on Tuesday evening with an appearance on NHL Network that covered the status of some of the top restricted free agents. Sean Monahan’s name was recently removed from that list, with..." August 23

  • Burke: Vesey will ‘make a difference’ but college free agent contributions equal a ‘pimple on an elephant’s butt’

    Pro Hockey Talk "We’ve stated before in this space that Brian Burke has never been afraid to deliver some interesting, comical one-liners when expressing his opinion. Asked this week for his take on how teams had been lining up to woo college free agent Jimmy Vesey — Sidney Crosby was part of Pittsburgh’s pitch..." August 21

  • Rangers, Vesey excited about future: 'We made a connection'

    The Score "Jimmy's got no regrets. The New York Rangers and their newest player, Jimmy Vesey, spoke with the media Friday night, after the highly sought-after free agent put pen to paper on a two-year, entry-level contract with the club. And both parties are ecstatic. "I am very pleased to be a part of..." August 20

  • Bruins' Beleskey unimpressed with Vesey: 'Bad decision, fella'

    The Score "Jimmy Vesey appears to have fanned the flames of the Boston-New York sports rivalry. Upon choosing the Rangers over his hometown Bruins after extensive meetings and deliberations, Vesey promptly caught a gibe from Boston forward Matt Beleskey, who signed with Boston as a free agent last summer." August 20

  • How the Vesey signing impacts the Rangers

    The Score "Just when you thought the spotlight on Jimmy Vesey's long-awaited decision couldn't get any brighter, he chose the shiniest city in the world. The 23-year-old Harvard product is heading to Broadway after signing with the New York Rangers on Friday, ending months of constant..." August 20

  • Jimmy Vesey ends drama, signs with Rangers

    Boston Globe "Former Harvard left winger Jimmy Vesey has agreed to a two-year entry-level contact with the New York Rangers, the team announced Friday on its official Twitter account. He will earn the NHL rookie maximum of $925,000 annually, plus a possible $1.925 million in performance bonuses. Vesey became..." August 19

  • Vesey's met with all teams on his list, will discuss options Thursday

    The Score "The clock is ticking, Jimmy. As the hockey world patiently awaits what will prove to be a very drawn-out decision by Jimmy Vesey, ESPN's Joe McDonald reports that the 23-year-old Harvard product has met with all the teams on his short list." August 18

  • Blackhawks, Rangers, Bruins on Vesey's Wednesday schedule

    The Score "The Jimmy Vesey sweepstakes will continue in earnest Wednesday with a trio of meetings. The college standout and his agents are expected to meet with the Chicago Blackhawks, New York Rangers, and Boston Bruins, according to Mark Divver of The Providence Journal. The Bruins, who will..." August 17

  • John Gilmour reportedly signs with Rangers

    Today's Slapshot "College free agency has finally hit this summer – and for Providence College defenseman John Gilmour, that has reportedly meant getting an entry-level deal with an NHL club. Mark Divver of the Providence Journal reports on Wednesday morning that Gilmour, who was a former seventh round pick of..." August 17

  • Jerseys, pucks at World Cup will include tracking chips

    The Score "The future is now for hockey. The NHL held a press conference Wednesday to discuss the upcoming World Cup of Hockey, including the introduction of brand new technology. It was unveiled that both pucks and player jerseys will feature computer chips that track player speed, distance between..." August 17

  • U.S. Senator says NHL sending ‘conflicting, mixed messages’ on concussions, CTE

    The Hockey News "In late July, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman responded to questions from U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal about hockey and its link to concussions and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Bettman wrote that research indicated no clear link could be drawn between the sport and CTE, and Blumenthal..." August 16

  • Bettman: NHL participation in 2018 Olympics not a current priority

    The Score "As of right now, the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang are not on Gary Bettman's mind. The NHL commissioner was at Busch Stadium on Tuesday to discuss January's Winter Classic between the St. Louis Blues and Chicago Blackhawks, but touched on other topics during his press conference. One of the..." August 11

  • NHL preseason schedule highlighted by arena debuts

    NHL.com "The 2016-17 NHL preseason schedule, released Wednesday, features the first games at two NHL arenas. On Sept. 26, the second day of the 15-day, 106-game schedule, the Edmonton Oilers open Rogers Place with a split-squad game against the Calgary Flames. Edmonton also will host the Anaheim Ducks..." August 10

  • Dates NHL Fans Should Have Marked on Their Calendars for the 2016-17 Season

    Bleacher Report "The National Hockey League will be celebrating its 100th anniversary this season, and it should be a special one. There will be four outdoor games featuring some big rivalries and historic firsts, and new NHLers will be introduced to hockey's biggest stage and play important roles for their new..." August 09

  • Rangers’ Mika Zibanejad, 23, waiting for his breakout season

    Newsday "Mika Zibanejad admitted it was hard to wrap his mind around the idea at first, that Ottawa was no longer his team, that he was headed outbound for New York to dress in Rangers clothing. But the shock to his system soon wore off. The 23-year-old center has embraced last month’s trade and hopes..." August 06

  • Zibanejad moved into new Ottawa house days before trade to New York

    The Score "Mika Zibanejad had plans to move this summer - within Ottawa. The newest member of the New York Rangers moved into a new house during his final days as a Senator, writes NHL's Dan Rosen. Zibanejad was traded on July 18 in a move that saw Derick Brassard head to the Canadian..." August 06

  • Ranking the 31 NHL general managers

    The Score "Every day this week, theScore's hockey editors are evaluating NHL teams on a different level of management. This time, we're focusing on the GMs, ranking them based on salary cap and asset management, as well as draft history. Farm systems Head coaches General managers Owners (Thursday, Aug...." August 03

  • No summer vacation for Ryan McDonagh

    NHL.com "New York Rangers captain Ryan McDonagh isn't used to spending so much time in Minnesota during the offseason. Before the Rangers were eliminated by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Eastern Conference First Round last season, they had advanced to at least the conference final three times in four..." July 31

  • Rangers Give Maxim Lapierre a PTO

    Blueshirt Banter "Maxim Lapierre, after playing one season in Europe, is hoping to return to the NHL in a New York Rangers jersey. I made mention of Lapierre’s time in Europe specifically so I could turn your attention to this article by Dustin L. Nelson from The Hockey Writers. " July 28

  • N.H.L. Commissioner Gary Bettman Continues to Deny C.T.E. Link

    New York Times "Responding to written questions from a United States senator about the effects of concussions in hockey, N.H.L. Commissioner Gary Bettman continued to deny a link between concussions and the brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or C.T.E. He blamed the news media for fanning fear of..." July 27

  • Sergey Zborovskiy inks ELC with Rangers

    Today's Slapshot "The New York Rangers drafted Moscow native defenseman Sergey Zborovskiy in the third round of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft last summer. Now, just over a year later, they’ve opted to ink him to his entry-level deal. Cap Friendly reported on Monday that Zborovskiy has inked his three year..." July 26

  • Dominic Moore: Kreider 'most explosive skater' in NHL history

    NHL.com "Chris Kreider agreed to terms on a contract with the New York Rangers just before the start of an arbitration hearing Friday. Now he can get back to focusing on his continued development into one of the top power forwards in the NHL. "Chris is very physically gifted," former teammate Derick..." July 23

  • Rangers sign RFA Kevin Hayes to two-year contract

    Sportsnet "The New York Rangers avoided arbitration with RFA Kevin Hayes Friday, signing him to a two-year contract. The deal carries a $2.6 million AAV, according to New York Post writer Larry Brooks." July 22

  • Rangers re-sign RFA Chris Kreider, avoid arbitration

    Sportsnet "The New York Rangers have re-signed RFA Chris Kreider, the team announced Friday morning. The deal is worth a reported $18.5 million over four years, and carries a $4.625-million cap hit. " July 22

  • NHL TV schedule stinks, ignores Connor McDavid

    Sporting News "Connor McDavid could be one of the few best players in the NHL. Like, right now. He was also born in 1997. So, you'd think the best hockey talent to come along since Sidney Crosby would pop up on national American TV a couple times this season. You'd also be wrong. Exactly zero Oilers..." July 21

  • The long-term-deal gulf facing Rangers, Kreider before hearing

    New York Post "The last time Chris Kreider filed for arbitration, two years ago, the winger and the Rangers reached an agreement on a two-year deal worth $2.475 million per within an hour or so of the scheduled hearing. In other words, there is still time for the parties to settle on their own this time, too,..." July 21

  • Brad Richards Retires After 15 Seasons

    NHL.com "Brad Richards is announcing his retirement today from the National Hockey League (NHL), following a decorated career that spanned 15 seasons. Richards played a total of 1,126 career NHL games with five different teams: Tampa Bay Lightning, Dallas Stars, New York Rangers, Chicago Blackhawks and..." July 20

  • Signing-bonus laden contracts could lead to next lockout

    TSN "If you needed any evidence that another NHL lockout might be on the horizon, look no further than the type of free agent contracts executed during the 2015-2016 off-season. Admittedly, this is attempting to project the future, the NHL’s collective bargaining agreement (“CBA”) is fully binding..." July 19

  • Senators acquire forward Derick Brassard from the New York Rangers

    NHL.com "Ottawa Senators (@Senators) general manager Pierre Dorion announced today the club has acquired forward Derick Brassard and a seventh-round draft pick in 2018 from the New York Rangers in exchange for forward Mika Zibanejad and Ottawa’s second-round draft pick in 2018. Brassard, 28, was..." July 18

  • Expansion draft playing heavy hand in the current NHL offseason

    Yardbarker "Never mind the fact the NHL expansion draft won’t take place for another yea, it has had an very strong effect on the happenings of the current offseason. Even before league commissioner Gary Bettman made the official announcement that the NHL will be adding a team in Las Vegas, it appeared..." July 15

  • Wayne Gretzky rookie card smashing record at ongoing auction

    SI "Nearly two decades after his retirement, the Great One is still obliterating records. The best-known example of Wayne Gretzky's 1979-80 O-Pee-Chee rookie card is up for auction and the early action has been historic. Bidding for the card, which is being offered by Goldin Auctions, already has..." July 15

  • Rangers agree to terms with forward Josh Jooris

    Blueshirt Banter "After settling with Dylan McIlrath earlier this morning, the New York Rangers followed it up with another pair of free agent signings. According to official team releases, the Rangers have agreed to terms with forward Josh Jooris and defenseman Tommy Hughes on new contracts. Jooris joins the..." July 15

  • Rangers sign RFA Dylan McIlrath to 1-year deal

    Blueshirt Banter "Per a report, the New York Rangers and Dylan McIlrath have agreed to a (I’m assuming) one-year deal worth $800K. It should be noted that while I’ve never heard of Tim before, I’d be shocked if someone went out of their way to lie about McIlrath’s negotiations. Not exactly a high-profile case. " July 15

  • NHL reaches landmark in-market streaming deal with Fox Sports

    Fox Sports "The NHL recently reached an agreement with Fox Sports for in-market streaming. Although not finalized, an agreement has been reached after negotiations spanning the course of five years. The agreement will allow in-market streaming of NHL games that are broadcast on Fox’s regional sports networks..." July 14

  • Rangers Re-Sign J.T. Miller to Two-Year Contract

    Hockey Fights "New York Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton announced today that the team has agreed to terms with restricted free agent forward J.T. Miller on a new contract. Miller, 23, skated in 82 games with the Rangers this past season, registering 22 goals and 21 assists for 43 points, along with a..." July 13

  • Why moving Chris Kreider could be Rangers’ best shot at improving roster

    New York Daily News "Glen Sather was operating under different circumstances than Jeff Gorton is now when the former Rangers GM made his blockbuster trade for Columbus' Rick Nash on July 23, 2013, also acquiring the third-round pick that would become rising Russian rookie forward Pavel Buchnevich. But the point is..." July 13

  • Eight NHL teams that could be active in trade market this offseason

    USA Today "While the high-profile unrestricted free agents have all been claimed, offseason shopping is far from finished. Free agents such as Sam Gagner, Justin Schultz, Matt Carle, Kris Versteeg and James Wisniewski are still available. i Now multiple teams are looking to make trades to ease their..." July 11

  • Minnesota Wild’s Eric Staal set to show he’s still in his prime

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Eric Staal entered free agency in search of an opportunity. Not just to win, though that was certainly important and one of the reasons he signed a three-year contract with the Wild last week. But the 31-year-old center also wanted a chance to contribute, to play a prominent role and to show..." July 08

  • AHL announces new rules on fighting that could come to the NHL

    Puck Drunk Love "The AHL has announced new rules regarding fighting and they may eventually impact the future of fighting in the NHL. The new rules are an attempt to cut down on staged fights and aim to eliminate players who fall into the “goon” category. First, AHL players won’t be able to fight after a..." July 07

  • Top 50 defenseman rankings for July

    NHL.com "This offseason hasn't brought a lot of player movement along the blue line, but the outlook for fantasy defensemen heading into this NHL season did have a major change. Prior to the start of free agency, two big-name defensemen switched teams in a one-for-one trade, sparking plenty of debate in..." July 07

  • Rangers are relying on a group that has not been good enough

    New York Post "Regarding the Rangers: 1. Jeff Gorton has to be as surprised as anyone that, three months from the start of next season, the Rangers are almost the exact same team that was not good enough last season. Except minus their best defenseman and power-play quarterback the second half of the season,..." July 06

  • 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

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