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RANGERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Rookie Kevin Hayes has Been a Beast for the New York Rangers

Kevin Hayes #13 of the New York Rangers celebrates after scoring shorthanded goal against the Arizona Coyotes during the third period of the NHL game at Gila River Arena on February 14, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) Kevin Hayes was acquired by the New York Rangers last summer following his senior year at Boston College. Kevin Hayes was a 1st round...
Via The Sports Journal
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mats Zuccarello Rejects Rangers Contract Offer

The New York Rangers are trying to trade Mats Zuccarello before Monday’s deadline. GM Glen Sather is aggressively shopping the unrestricted free agent. Zuccarello has 12 goals and 23 assists for 35 points in 58 games this season. The 27 year old has good chemistry on the first line with Rick Nash and Derek Brassard. The Rangers offered him a six year contract worth $4.5M AAV and he turned
Via NHL Trade Rumors
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

New York Rangers trade rumors: Mats Zuccarello likely to be gone

Mats Zuccarello of the New York Rangers is rumored to be traded sometime within the next few days, as a result of the inability between general manager Glen Sather and Zuccarello to agree on the terms of a contract extension. The 5’7″ Zuccarello (12-23-35 in 58 games), with his fast skating ability and aggressive forecheck, is certainly a fan favorite for the amount of heart...
Via isportsweb.com
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Reviewing the Rangers’ free-agent signings, 5 months later

Now five months into the 2014-15 NHL season, Jesse Hartmann evaluated the New York Rangers' roster moves from last summer and found that Glen Sather had both hits and misses. The post Reviewing the Rangers’ free-agent signings, 5 months later appeared first on Along the Boards.
Via Along the Boards
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The trade deadline is in full swing: Musing the Rangers

So much has gone on around the league over the past few days it’s worth a brief muse because so much affects the Rangers. Deadline prices are getting crazier by the year yet the talent level is increasingly worse. When a player (no matter how talented) who hasn’t played all season and is approaching 40 Read more → The post The trade deadline is in full swing: Musing the Rangers...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Extension or not, Rangers need to hang on to Mats Zuccarello

At last season’s trade deadline, the Rangers played chicken with their captain. Ryan Callahan was demanding a relatively outrageous contract extension that the Rangers were extremely hesitant to hand out. He was looking for top line dollars to play a well rounded, third line game. Down in Tampa, the Bolts’ long-time captain wasn’t feeling the Read more → The post Extension...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers 4, Arizona 3

The New York Rangers (38-16-6) defeated the Arizona Coyotes (20-35-7) by a score of 4-3. For a box score, click here. Rangers… please STAHP giving up first minute goals. It makes watching these games a whole lot less stressful. It’s been a long crazy road to the top of the division, but the Rangers got there, pulling even with the Islanders in points with 2 games in hand. Holding...
Via NY Rangers Blog
2 days ago  |  Discuss

How to fix the New York Rangers power play

Going into the game against Arizona, the New York Rangers were a brutal 0 for 18 on the power play in their previous 6 games. In spite of the signing of Dan Boyle during the offseason, the power play hasn’t been a large improvement from last year. The Rangers ended the regular season last year with a power play percentage of 18.2%, and now they are up to 19.1%. For a power play...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

It's Stempniak to the rescue for now first-place Blue Shirts

  Lee Stempniak broke a tie with 2:14 left, netting his second goal of the game, and Chris Kreider also scored twice to lift the New York Rangers to a come-from-behind 4-3 win over Arizona on Thursday night. In sending the Coyotes to their eighth straight loss, Stempniak backhanded in a rebound of his own shot on the doorstep. That gave the Rangers their fourth consecutive win and...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Stempniak, Kreider score 2 each in Rangers' 4-3 win

NEW YORK (AP) Lee Stempniak broke a tie with 2:14 left, netting his second goal of the game, and Chris Kreider also scored twice to lift the New York Rangers to a come-from-behind 4-3 win over Arizona on Thursday night. In sending the Coyotes to their eighth straight loss, Stempniak backhanded in a rebound of his own shot on the doorstep. That gave the Rangers their fourth consecutive...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers’ salary cap issues are mitigated by NHL ready prospects

Much has been made of the Rangers’ salary cap woes with the likes of Mats Zuccarello, Martin St. Louis, Derek Stepan and Carl Hagelin set to be free agents and the ceiling unlikely to increase much in the offseason. However, the emergence of several top prospects has made biting the bullet of letting a key player or two go Read more → The post Rangers’ salary cap issues...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the New York Rangers the Best Team in the Eastern Conference?

TopSportsReport’s lead NHL writer, Tyler Jones, wrote a comprehensive NHL power rankings article that includes the usual rankings, as well as notes on each team’s deadline options.  This comes specifically before the trade deadline, as it is an important mid-season date, making it a fantastic time to evaluate where each team currently stands. Check out where Jones ranks Rick...
Via TopSportsReport
4 days ago  |  Discuss

In praise of the Rangers’ Dominic Moore

Center Dominic Moore is a meat-and-potatoes kind of player. He lacks the flash and finish of a star like Rick Nash, but is kind of guy that could be critical to the New York Rangers' Stanley Cup hopes. The post In praise of the Rangers’ Dominic Moore appeared first on Along the Boards.
Via Along the Boards
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Analyzing the transition play of the New York Rangers

Over the last twelve games, the New York Rangers have successfully registered at least one point in eleven of them, even with Henrik Lundqvist sidelined during the last ten games. A lot of that success has without a doubt been a result of the offensive production. From February 10 to February 19, the Rangers scored at least five goals in five straight games. Four of those games...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers seek to continue winning ways

Only two points out of first place in the Metropolitan Division, the New York Rangers prepare for an upcoming series of contests against beatable opponents. Can they close the gap with the division-leading Islanders? The post Rangers seek to continue winning ways appeared first on Along the Boards.
Via Along the Boards
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Martin St. Louis scores 2 to help Rangers over Blue Jackets

  The New York Rangers keep on winning, even without Henrik Lundqvist. They are just using different methods without their No. 1 goalie. Martin St. Louis scored two goals and added one in the shootout for the Rangers, who blew a three-goal lead but won for the ninth time in 12 games by beating the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-3 in a shootout on Sunday night. ''We talk all the time about...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Cam Talbot saving Rangers, and auditioning well for rest of NHL

It was very casually the way Henrik Lundqvist walked passed the assembled media on the sidelines of Rangers practice at the MSG Training Facility on Wednesday, in gym clothes and sweating. And it was very casually the way his coach, Alain Vigneault, later volunteered the fact the injured goaltender and franchise cornerstone has spent some time on the ice recently, staying in shape...
Via Hockey Fan Land
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Kreider’s Teammates Fascinated By His Play

We’re beginning to see the Chris Kreider that the Rangers envisioned when they drafted him with the 19th overall pick in 2009.  And we’re beginning to see why the Rangers were so adamant in labeling him as an “untouchable” during talks to acquire Rick Nash. Kreider has been coming into his own as of late after a bad November in which Kreider was dealing with the death of...
Via NY Rangers Blog
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: No Trade Coming For Zuccarello

On Monday during TSN’s Insider Trading segment, Darren Dreger offered this update regarding where the Rangers stand regarding upcoming UFA Mats Zuccarello. “There’s a tough ongoing negotiation with Newport Sports… They love Mats Zuccarello. Alain Vigneault, the head coach of the New York Rangers, obviously wants to keep him. We might describe him as an ‘own rental,’ but...
Via NY Rangers Blog
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Rumors Surround Mats Zuccarello as New York Rangers Approach Trade Deadline

NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 02: Mats Zuccarello #36 of the New York Rangers skates against Alex Petrovic #72 and Dmitry Kulikov #7 of the Florida Panthers at Madison Square Garden on February 2, 2015 in New York City. (Mandatory Credit: Jered SIlber/NHL via Getty Images)   The New York Rangers are approaching the trade deadline with rumors surrounding their playmaking second line...
Via The Sports Journal
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Lundqvist to miss three weeks with vascular injury

The New York Rangers will be without their best and most important player at a critical time in the season. Starting goaltender Henrik Lundqvist was hit in the throat with a puck during New York’s game against the Carolina Hurricanes on Jan. 30. “Henrik Lundqvist suffered a vascular injury on Saturday,” the team said Friday. “We have been conferring with leading medical...
Via NESN.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss
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