New York Rangers

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With the departures of several key veterans this summer, the New York Rangers look set to enter training camp with a few holes in their line-up. Dan Girardi, Kevin Klein and Adam Clendening will not return to a defense corps that finished last season tied for 12th in the league in total goals against (216),
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After spending three years in Finland with the TPS Turku organization, Russian goalie Alexander Georgiev was signed to an entry-level contract in July by the New York Rangers. In this exclusive interview, Georgiev talks about his move to North America, his prospects in New York and his early career. (Alexandar Georgiev. Photo: fhr.ru) The Hockey
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As one of the oldest teams in North American sports history, the New York Rangers have a rich past. They are one of the NHL’s exclusive Original Six teams. What follows are some of the pivotal moments, players and franchise memories. How Well Do You Know the Rangers’ History? Which player won his fifth Stanley
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With the bulk of the NHL offseason transaction activity behind us, the start of the 2017-18 NHL season is just two short months away. For the New York Rangers — who suffered a disappointing six-game defeat at the hands of the Ottawa Senators in the Atlantic Division finals in 2016-17 — things had to change
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For Rick Nash, trade rumors have become commonplace throughout his 14-year career. They persisted during his latter few years with the Columbus Blue Jackets before he was exported to the New York Rangers in a blockbuster deal. With the Blueshirts in a cap cluster over the past few seasons (with the exception being this summer), Nash’s
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It’s not often that you see goaltenders rise from the backup role to take on the starter role with almost immediate success. But nearly two years ago, that exactly what Cam Talbot did with the Edmonton Oilers following a trade that sent the goaltender to Edmonton from the New York Rangers. Talbot went from playing
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Minutes before his arbitration hearing, Mika Zibanejad and the New York Rangers agreed to a five-year, $5.35 million contract that will basically ensure Zibanejad’s spot on the top line for the Blueshirts. At face value, the deal seems simple; the Rangers are extending terms to a young, exciting player for the long-haul while betting on
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Before the 2016-17 season began, Chris Kreider avoided arbitration by signing a four year, $4.625 million extension with the New York Rangers. He ended up putting together a solid campaign on Broadway, making good on general manager Jeff Gorton’s faith in the talented winger. He put together a banner season for himself, and is primed to be
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On the opening day of free agency, the New York Rangers made an enormous splash, signing Kevin Shattenkirk to a four-year, $6.65 million AAV deal. Shattenkirk was driven to play for the Blueshirts and even approached the Rangers with this deal, which they did not turn down. Kevin Shattenkirk (bridgetds/Flickr) This all but completes the defensive
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The New York Rangers have agreed to terms on a four-year contract worth $26.6 million with unrestricted free agent defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk. The deal carries a cap hit of $6.65 million annually and was first reported by Frank Seravalli of TSN with Bob McKenzie confirming the salary figures. Arguably the biggest name on the market
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After trading Antti Raanta to the Arizona Coyotes along with Derek Stepan, the New York Rangers were looking to solidify their roster at the backup goalie position. It looks as though they were able to fill the spot through free agency as they’ve signed former Winnipeg Jets goalie Ondrej Pavelec, according to Bob McKenzie. G
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New York Rangers backup goalie Antti Raanta was traded to the Arizona Coyotes last week, leaving a hole behind the face of the franchise, Henrik Lundqvist. It is crucial that the Rangers get a dependable backup since Lundqvist is ageing and injuries have been a problem of late. There are some interesting candidates to consider signing on
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For the New York Rangers, this is unchartered territory. After terminating the contract of sturdy veteran defenseman Dan Girardi via a buyout and shipping out versatile center Derek Stepan and backup netminder Antti Raanta to the desert, Jeff Gorton is bathing in cap room. Even following the news that deadline acquisition Brendan Smith inked a
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The New York Rangers kicked off draft day by making a big splash on the trade market. Derek Stepan and Antti Raanta were moved to the Arizona Coyotes in return for the seventh overall pick in this year’s draft along with defenseman Anthony DeAngelo. (Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports) With this pick, the Rangers had seven draft
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With the 21st Pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft the New York Rangers Have Selected Filip Chytil From the HC Zlin from the Czech Republic. About Filip Chytil Another player that wasn’t projected to be a first-round pick, Filip Chytil found a home as the New York Rangers scooped up the 17-year-old forward with the 21st pick in the
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With the Seventh Pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft the New York Rangers Have Selected Lias Andersson From the HV71 in the SHL. About Lias Andersson With hockey running in the family, the New York Rangers decided to take Lias Andersson with their newly acquired seventh overall pick in the 2017 NHL Draft. The Rangers got the pick along
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Time is running out. Henrik Lundqvist has been the face of the New York Rangers franchise since 2005. He is arguably one of the best goalies in franchise history. Currently, he remains a top goalie in the league and boasts an impressive resume that includes Olympic gold, IIHF Championship gold and a Vezina Trophy. Henrik
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On June 14, 2017, the Rangers made a move that shook their current core. They announced they would buy out the contract of alternate captain Dan Girardi. Girardi was signed by the Rangers as an undrafted free agent prior to the 2005-06 season and worked his way to the NHL through their minor league affiliates. He
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Throughout the past NHL season, speculation swirled around where Kevin Shattenkirk would be moved. After several unsuccessful trade attempts, the St. Louis Blues traded him to the Washington Capitals. Now that it is summer, the native New Yorker is a free agent. There has been talk that he may to return to New York and
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The New York Rangers officially announced Wednesday that they will be buying out the contract of veteran defender Dan Girardi on Thursday when the buyout window opens. Girardi was set to make $5.5 million for each of the next three seasons prior to this transaction. Per CapFriendly, the Rangers will save money over the next three
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Easily the biggest move the New York Rangers made in the 2016 offseason was bringing in Mika Zibanejad. The Rangers traded an integral member of their core, Derick Brassard, in order to get younger up the middle. Zibanejad’s first year on Broadway was far from perfect, as he suffered a broken leg and self-proclaimed inconsistency throughout
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Although the Ilya Kovalchuk sweepstakes haven’t fully kicked into high gear yet, rumors have already begun to swirl as to where the versatile Russian will be suiting up come October. The 34-year-old has expressed interest in returning to the NHL after a four-year stint with SKA Saint Petersburg of the KHL, and teams have begun lining
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Before the commencement of his rookie season under the glistening lights of Broadway, there were various clouds of uncertainty surrounding how talented New York Rangers winger Jimmy Vesey would be used in Alain Vigneault’s speed-driven system. With the Rangers featuring a loaded group up front, many weren’t sold on the fact that the former Hobey
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After the New York Rangers’ second-round exit from the playoffs, their newly acquired defensemen Brendan Smith became a UFA. The Rangers gave up a second round pick in 2018, the one acquired from Ottawa in the Mika Zibanijad trade, along with their third round pick in this year’s draft for Smith. Many people, including myself,
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When Ryan Callahan departed from the New York Rangers in 2014, he took certain skills with him that the Rangers desperately need back. Don’t get me wrong, trading him at the time and not signing him to a massive contract that overpaid him was the right move but looking back on this past season, he
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Since the first of the year, we’ve been advising Vegas Golden Knights fans of players they should know ahead of next month’s NHL Expansion Draft. We’ve reached the New York Rangers. It’s not a simple answer. There are a few other names that we could have added to this listed. Chiefly, Antti Raanta. At one
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The offseason begins. After the Rangers lost a heartbreaker in the second round, it is time to see what the summer holds for them. General manager Jeff Gorton certainly has his hands full. Every player should be seriously looked at and decided if they are in or out. So, what would you do if you
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This post was originally published back in 2010. With more and more new hockey fans enjoying the game we feel it’s more important than ever to look back at some of the game’s greatest. When discussing all-time great defensemen Bobby Orr’s name is always the first mentioned, as it should be, but the list directly
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While the Rangers are busy with the playoffs and pushing for the Cup, here’s a look at their farm system and what the future holds for the club. We will be analyzing top and mid-level NY Rangers prospects by position. One day they may be wearing the red, white and blue at the world’s most famous arena,
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The Ottawa Senators are just coming out of a very tight first-round series against the Boston Bruins. Plenty of emotion and players rebounding defined the Senators’ determination. Although their opponents pushed back hard each game, the Senators held their ground and found different ways to win. The Senators will offer the Rangers a similar challenge