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Where Josh Jooris Will Fit with the Rangers

Josh Jooris signed with the New York Rangers to a one-year, two-way, $600,000 contract earlier in the offseason. The move is one of several bargain hunter-type acquisitions that the team has made this offseason, and despite not being guaranteed a roster spot to start the season, Jooris is the kind of player who could be substantial when injuries and the like occur. Jooris had a...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Sens’ Brassard: ‘I’m just excited to go home’

Derick Brassard was in the middle of making a post-workout meal on Monday afternoon when he took a look at his phone and realized something was up. The 28-year-old forward, who spent parts of four seasons with the New York Rangers, was dealt to the Ottawa Senators. Heading to New York were forward Mika Zibanejad and Sens’ second-round draft pick in 2018. Brassard admitted he...
Via The Hockey News
2 days ago

Is there something else brewing for the Rangers?

The Rangers signed their last two remaining RFAs yesterday inking Chris Kreider and Kevin Hayes to contract extensions. Kreider received a long term deal (four years), while Hayes received the standard bridge deal, coming off his ELC. Both deals come with great cap hits for a team that is supposed to be cap strapped heading […] The post Is there something else brewing for the Rangers...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Hayes deal punctuates familiar-looking Rangers roster

Both deals seem equitable, and both deals seem like Rangers general manager Jeff Gorton believes the collective “chip on the shoulder” of his team will be the prevailing force to make them better after a disappointing first-round playoff exit this past season. On Friday, Gorton wrapped up his remaining restricted free agents, inking center Kevin Hayes,...
Via New York Post
3 days ago

Rangers and Kevin Hayes agree to two-year bridge deal

The Rangers have locked up their last remaining RFA, agreeing to a two-year deal with Kevin Hayes. The deal will carry a $2.6 million cap hit. Hayes will be 26 when the deal expires, with one year left of team control. I would have liked Hayes to get a longer term deal, but I seem […] The post Rangers and Kevin Hayes agree to two-year bridge deal appeared first on Blue Seat Blogs.
Via Blue Seat Blogs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Retired Brad Richards will be paid by Rangers until 2025-26

Brad Richards may have retired, but he’ll still be getting paid handsomely – and regularly – as he starts a new phase of his career. General Fanager reports Richards will earn more than $5 million next season from the New York Rangers following his 2014 buyout and will be paid a total of $14.55 million for the next 10 years. It’s not a bad way to go out. Retired Brad...
Via Puck Drunk Love
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers sign Chris Kreider to 4-year, $18.5M contract

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Rangers signed forward Chris Kreider to a four-year contract worth $18.5 million through the 2020 season on Friday. General manager Jeff Gorton announced the deal, which will pay him an average of $4.6 million, on the day the two sides were to go to arbitration. The 25-year-old Kreider was a restricted free agent. Kreider had 21 goals and 22 assists in...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Musing the Rangers: Looking back and ahead

For the low season there is a fair bit of news floating around and quite a bit involving the Rangers. It’s been a while since I mused, so let’s take a look at Rangers goings on and also some of the news from around the league. Brad Richards announces retirement News broke Wednesday night that […] The post Musing the Rangers: Looking back and ahead appeared first on Blue Seat Blogs.
Via Blue Seat Blogs
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mika Zibanejad reacts to Rangers trade

Mika Zibanejad discusses his thoughts on joining the New York Rangers and playing in the Big Apple.
Via SNY
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers sign forward Kovacs to entry-level contract

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Rangers have signed forward Robin Kovacs to an entry-level contract. General manager Jeff Gorton announced the signing on Monday. Kovacs was the Rangers third-round draft pick in 2015. The 19-year-old played in 44 games with AIK IF of Allsvenskan in Sweden this past season and had 21 goals and 13 assists. He skated in 92 career games in Allsvenskan...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: SNY Exclusive: JT Miller on new Rangers contract

SNY's Michelle Yu catches up with New York Rangers forward JT Miller to discuss his new contract and how he can build on his career.
Via SNY
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Sean Avery hassles homeless people, posts it on Snapchat

Sean Avery was known as a pesky, trash-talking menace during his playing days in the NHL, and it appears his sometimes-unbecoming and off-putting conduct on the ice — not to mention off of it — has continued on in his retirement. The former New York Rangers star has taken to posting videos on Snapchat in which he hassles homeless people. The standard encounter Avery has with...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
20 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Rangers are risking the future for title run

The New York Rangers have spent the past five seasons chasing after the ultimate prize, The Stanley Cup, but have had their seasons end in heartbreak every time. The Rangers have routinely shuffled their roster in search of a championship formula. The result of their unwavering pursuit has been the loss of young assets with bright futures such as Anthony Duclair in 2015; and if they...
Via isportsweb.com
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Sounds like Eric Staal won't return to the Hurricanes

After Eric Staal was traded to the New York Rangers during the 2015-16 season, there was some speculation that the forward could return to the Carolina Hurricanes as a free agent over the summer. Those rumors may be put to rest as new reports indicate a reunion won’t be in the works. Canes GM Ron Francis says he has had no contact with Eric Staal, indicating it is extremely...
Via Puck Drunk Love
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers Qualify RFA’s; Buchnevich At Prospect Camp

The Rangers had until 5PM yesterday to qualify their RFA’s and the team is letting a good chunk of prospects go. Kreider, Miller, Hayes, McIlrath, Hughes, Bodie, Hrivik, Jensen issued qualifying offers by the #Rangers https://t.co/weR6eDx7Nn — CapFriendly (@CapFriendly) June 27, 2016 Which means the Rangers have let go of Luke Adam, Michael St. Croix, Chris McCarthy, Josh Nichols...
Via NY Rangers Blog
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Keith Yandle signs seven-year deal with the Florida Panthers

The Florida Panthers have signed one of the league’s best available free agent defenders. According to Pierre LeBrun on ESPN.com, the Panthers have agreed to a seven-year deal with defenseman Keith Yandle, worth an average of $6.35 million per season. Florida acquired the rights to Yandle earlier this week from the New York Rangers to exclusively negotiate with the 29-year-old...
Via Puck Drunk Love
June 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Girardi Protected In Expansion Draft

You’re going to hear a lot about the upcoming expansion draft next year as GM’s across the league begin jockeying for position as the free agent market opens for business exactly two weeks from today. The Rangers are in their own unique position with a number of RFA’s that have to be dealt with and stagnant cap (which could be set in stone as early as next week). Yesterday...
Via NY Rangers Blog
June 17, 2016  |  Discuss
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