RANGERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Eric Staal Still Viable?

Is Eric Staal still viable? The former Carolina Hurricanes captain and recent New York Rangers center is at the end of his contract and is hoping to get a new deal somewhere. Ultimately I do think he will land on some team’s ice. But, I believe that his performance this season in both Raleigh and New York may wind up hitting him with Carolina Hurricanes’ former center Eric Staal...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 hours ago

Pros and Cons of Rangers Adding Radulov

It should come as little surprise following the Rangers frustrating five game playoff flame out that the team’s management and coaching staff were ready to make some changes to the club’s core. After back-to-back Eastern Conference Finals appearances and a berth in the 2014 Stanley Cup Final, the powers-that-be elected to give the core group of Rangers another “kick at the...
Via The Hockey Writers
16 hours ago

Rangers didn’t have the personnel to succeed, and not just on defense

The Rangers’ 2015-2016 season was about a team that didn’t necessarily lack enough talent, but certainly had the wrong mix. That’s not meant to absolve Alain Vigneault. There’s no question the coach deserves a share of the blame for his atrocious deployment – but there was also only so much Vigneault could do to right the ship […] The post Rangers didn’t have the...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Rangers: Raanta returns

The New York Rangers have re-signed Antti Raanta to a two-year, $2 million contract. It seemed pretty likely that he was going to stay with the team, and it was really only a matter of how much we were going to pay him. He’s a phenomenal backup goaltender and did very well this year, but it’s important that we didn’t overpay him since we have other free agents that need more...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers agree to deal with backup goalie Antti Raanta

NEW YORK (AP) 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 shutout playing behind Henrik Lundqvist. Raanta allowed two goals or...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers in on undrafted free agent Drake Caggiula?

Per Brad Schlossman, the Rangers may be in on undrafted free agent Drake Caggiula out of North Dakota. Josh profiled him here, and is a big-time favorite for him. Caggiula’s scoring has increased every season at UND, culminating with a 25-26-51 senior season. The 5’10”, 185 lb forward is highly sought after. The post Rangers in on undrafted free agent Drake Caggiula? appeared...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Alex Radulov a fit for the Rangers?

the possibility of the Rangers going after Alex Radulov and I thought this one deserved its own post. I want to make clear that I’m not necessarily advocating for the acquisition of Radulov (or the circumstances under which I’d see it as necessary/prudent – more on that later), but instead fleshing out the potential reasons […] The post Is Alex Radulov a fit for the Rangers...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Another Year, Another Eulogy

We are gathered here today to say farewell to the 2015-16 New York Rangers, a flawed group with high expectations following two somewhat successful seasons that fell just short in the end. This group couldn’t hold a candle to the two teams that came before them as the 2014 and 2015 teams went out with their dignity and heads held high. The 2016 team, as predictable as they were...
Via NY Rangers Blog
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Dan Boyle of the Rangers curses out reporters

New York Rangers defenseman Dan Boyle goes on an expletive-laden rant at New York Post writer Larry Brooks at the team's practice facility.
Via SNY
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Dan Boyle/Larry Brooks Full Exchange

This makes me long for Torts pressers and those exchanges with the media. The good ol’ days…. I’m not even going to begin to speculate exactly what set Boyle off, but there were apparently off ice issues with Boyle that the writers were made aware of and negated to take into account. Tuesday’s throw down in the Rangers practice facility was likely just the tip of the iceberg...
Via NY Rangers Blog
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Winds of change coming to Rangers after early playoff exit

GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) Change is coming to the New York Rangers, and it probably will hit the core group that carried the team deep into the Stanley Cup playoffs the past two seasons. It's the price of failing miserably when expectations are high. After reaching the Stanley Cup Final in 2014 and making the Eastern Conference Final last year, coach Alain Vigneault felt Ryan McDonagh...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Dan Boyle blasts reporters, asked two to leave

Dan Boyle’s short tenure with the New York Rangers is over. The defenseman had a tough end to his stint in the Big Apple after signing a two-year deal worth $9 million in 2014. Boyle was a good possession player while scoring 24 points in 2015-16, but ended his career in the press box as a healthy scratch against the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Rangers' first-round loss. Boyle...
Via Puck Drunk Love
8 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Rangers: Death by implosion

In five playoff games, the New York Rangers put out five different lineups. The doors blew off, and the Rangers were knocked out in five games, just as predicted they would if the lineups weren’t correct. It was clear heading into the playoffs that this team was looking terrible. It was clear that the New York Rangers should have been trying to get a first-round match-up with the...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Letang viciously slashes Stalberg, won’t be suspended

Out of all of the playoff series happening, the most cordial of the bunch seems to be the Penguins and Rangers. The tenor of the series may have just changed with Kris Letang’s slash on Viktor Stalberg in Game 3. When watching it in real time, it doesn’t seem too bad. The replay shows a completely different story. Letang takes a second and makes the decision to follow through...
Via Puck Drunk Love
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Nash Scored? You Better Believe It!

Rick Nash scored? Yeah, it happened last night during the playoff series between the New York Rangers and the Pittsburgh Penguins. However, that goal doesn’t rank number 1 when it comes to the top plays from last night during the Stanley Cup playoffs according to the NHL. See who comes in on top here. The post Rick Nash Scored? You Better Believe It! appeared first on Beyond The Benches.
Via Beyond The Benches
14 days ago  |  Discuss

The New York Rangers are their own worst enemy

There’s only one way for the New York Rangers to have played game three. First home game of the playoffs, the captain and best defenseman comes back into the lineup, the series is tied up a game a piece, and the Rangers come out flatter than a pancake. Zero offensive production. Only ten total shots by Rangers forwards in the game. A Nashty shorthander and pretty solid defense...
Via isportsweb.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: New York Rangers prep for Penguins and Game 3

As the New York Rangers prep for the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 3, Rick Nash and Alain Vigneault discuss the health of captain Ryan McDonagh, and Sidney Crosby talks about Madison Square Garden.
Via SNY
15 days ago  |  Discuss

The New York Rangers’ Playoff Hopes Begin and end with Henrik Lundqvist

Henrik Lundqvist has been the best player on the New York Rangers for years; his dominance earning him the nickname “The King.”  He is easily the Rangers most impactful player and their playoff success will depend on how far he is able to carry them.  That is why when he was injured in the first period of Game 1 between the Rangers and Pittsburgh Penguins, Rangers fans held...
Via The Sports Journal
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Tanner Glass takes puck to face, gets bloodied

Playoff hockey is a tough time for everyone. Star players often get down in the muck and mire. In the case of Tanner Glass, he is always down there. So when he took a puck to the face on the first night of the playoffs, it almost felt like a rite of passage. The cut isn’t too big, but I wouldn’t want to take a puck to the face. Glass was able to return to the game, but the Rangers...
Via Puck Drunk Love
20 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL postseason opening round quick hits: Rangers vs. Penguins

VitalsNew York: (46-27-9) 3rd in Metropolitan DivisionPittsburgh: (48-26-8) 2nd in Metropolitan DivisionSeason SeriesThe Pens won three of the four tilts against the Rangers this season, including a 3-2 overtime victory in the series finale at Madison Square Gardens March 27.Looking at the MatchupEven with the Pens entering the playoffs on a hot streak, the health of their goaltenders...
Via Yardbarker
23 days ago  |  Discuss
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