Replacing Derek Stepan

In case you missed it, and if you did, I’d like to know how you managed to isolate yourself from the world for this long, the Rangers traded Derek Stepan with Antti Raanta to Arizona for the 7th overall pick (Lias Andersson) and defense prospect Anthony DeAngelo. The Rangers freed up around $6.8 million in […] The post Replacing Derek Stepan appeared first on Blue Seat Blogs.
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13 hours ago

Evaluating these centers will shape the Rangers’ offseason

Time and again it happened to the Rangers in the postseason. Their centers were outplayed by their counterparts, resulting in the Blueshirts coming up short of the ultimate prize. Now that pseudo-weakness down the middle has become even more depleted as general manager Jeff Gorton made a fastidious move last weekend in trading away integral...
Via New York Post
18 hours ago

Rangers qualify Zibanejad, Jensen, Fast; Skapski not qualified

The Rangers have submitted qualifying offers to forwards Mika ZIbanejad, Jesper Fast, and Nicklas Jensen. They were the only three RFAs to receive qualifying offers. As expected, Brandon Pirri, Adam Clendening, and Marek Hrivik did not receive qualifying offers. The surprise is that Mackenzie Skapski also did not receive a qualifying offer. Skapski dominated Buffalo […] The post...
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22 hours ago

New York Rangers 2017 Draft Recap

The 2017 NHL Draft has come and gone, with the Rangers making seven picks. They picked just one North American player, with the rest coming from the various European leagues. That’s a bit of a deviation from prior drafts, and likely has to do with the lack of North American talent in this draft. The […] The post New York Rangers 2017 Draft Recap appeared first on Blue Seat Blogs.
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1 day ago

Rangers shake up staff in move that may threaten Vigneault

CHICAGO — Now that the NHL draft is over, the Rangers can focus internally, and that’s starting with a change in the coaching staff. First-year assistant Jeff Beukeboom will no longer hold that job next season, and all signs are pointing to veteran headman Lindy Ruff taking over the defensive responsibilities, if not more. Because...
Via New York Post
2 days ago

Rangers pick up extra draft pick and a ton of forwards

CHICAGO — At least Jeff Gorton was self-aware of how these draft recaps go. “We always come here and tell you we got all our guys,” the Rangers general manager said Saturday at United Center after Rounds 2-7 were completed. “So that’s what I’m going to tell you.” His Blueshirts had two first-round picks Friday...
Via New York Post
2 days ago

2017 NHL Draft: Rangers Pick Filip Chytil #21 Overall

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 2017 NHL Draft. Chytil spent time playing against...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

2017 NHL Draft: Rangers Pick Lias Andersson #7 Overall

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 with Anthony DeAngelo for Derek Stepan and...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

New York Rangers trade Stepan, Raanta to Phoenix; both sides win

In a blockbuster deal, The New York Rangers traded center Derek Stepan and backup goaltender Antti Raanta to the Phoenix Coyotes for the 7th overall pick in this year’s draft and defenseman Anthony DeAngelo. The Coyotes get a top line center which is a massive upgrade to a position that gave them trouble all season long last year. Stepan is coming off of a 55-point campaign with...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Raanta Valuable for Rangers on Two Fronts

The New York Rangers did not make a deal with the Vegas Golden Knights prior to the Expansion Draft, rolling the dice on who the 31st franchise in the NHL would select from the Blueshirts. The consensus was that one of Oscar Lindberg, Michael Grabner, Jesper Fast, or Antti Raanta would be the selection. Many people, including here at The Hockey Writers, expected Raanta to be the...
Via The Hockey Writers
3 days ago

New York Rangers rumors: Derek Stepan for Alex Galchenyuk

The New York Rangers kicked off what looks to be another busy offseason when they decided to buy out the remainder of defenseman Dan Girardi’s contract. Girardi’s tenure with the Rangers is absolutely something to be celebrated. Even though he was a thorn in the side of Rangers for the past two seasons, it’s important to remember the player he was before that. Girardi served...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Box Score 6/16: It was a week for winning

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading while waiting for crash for the weekend. It's. Been. A. Week. In. Sports. Happy birthday today to Rick Nash, Petros Papadakis, Kerry Wood, Chris Gomez, Phil Mickelson and Roberto Duran. On this date in 1909 Jim Thorpe would...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

NY Rangers buying out contract of defenseman Dan Girardi

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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Which New York Rangers’ veterans are on the chopping block?

The New York Rangers felt short, once again, to win the supreme Stanley Cup in 2017. In order to reach the finals, New York must make some serious changes to their roster. The Rangers need to be faster and younger, but in order to do this, they must cut some veteran-fan favorites. One veteran on the chopping block is Dan Girardi. Girardi has been on a downward spiral the last few...
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May 27, 2017  |  Discuss

Where it went wrong: Stanley Cup Playoffs Round 2 exits

Another round is down, and another bunch of teams is packing up the stalls. None of these teams left quietly, but they all still find themselves headed for summer vacation. Here's a final look at the squads that made their playoff exits after Round 2.St. Louis Blues Despite being beat up and lacking in the special teams department headed into the playoffs, the Blues found a way to...
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May 11, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Should the New York Rangers trade Henrik Lundqvist?

On SNY's Loud Mouths, Jon Hein and Dan Graca debate whether or not the New York Rangers should try to trade goaltender Henrik Lundqvist this offseason.
May 11, 2017  |  Discuss

NHL Eastern Conference Final: Defending champs have a tough foe in the underdog

In a wild and whacky first round, the Eastern Conference competitors spent long shifts and more overtimes than we could count trying to tear each other to pieces. In Round 2, however, nuanced ways to settle old rivalries took shape. Now, just two squads remain. One team, the underdog from the previous round. The second, the defending champs. Here is a look at the rosters gearing...
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May 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Sabres, Rangers to play in 2018 Winter Classic at Citi Field

It’s hard to believe that, on New Year’s Day 2018, it will have been 10 years since the Sabres hosted the Penguins in the first-ever Winter Classic at then Ralph Wilson Stadium outside of Buffalo.In the 2018 edition, the Sabres will once again participate, this time playing the Rangers at Citi Field in Queens.It’s not the first time New York City has hosted outdoor NHL games...
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May 09, 2017  |  Discuss

NHL explains why Kyle Turris was not offsides on winning goal

Kyle Turris gave the Ottawa Senators a huge victory with a game-winning goal in overtime to lift his team over the New York Rangers 5-4 in Game 5 of their second-round playoff series on Saturday.Many Rangers fans were understandably frustrated about the goal being scored. Moreover, some complained that Turris was offsides for the play.Here’s a look at the goal, which shows Turris...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 06, 2017  |  Discuss

Senators’ Bobby Ryan ejected, taunts Rangers fans on the way out

The series between the New York Rangers and Ottawa Senators is starting to heat up. Things got chippy in Game 4 as the Rangers held a commanding lead late in the third period. Facing an ugly defeat, Bobby Ryan tried to pick a fight with Dan Girardi and was ejected for his efforts.On his way out, Ryan made sure to stir things up with the fans too. Game 4 was a lopsided affair as...
Via The Comeback
May 04, 2017  |  Discuss

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