Steve Zipay takes you inside the locker room, home and on the road, with the New York Rangers, and also writes about the NHL, off and on the ice.
Having some new software issues, but here's the first of hopefully several files from Arlington and Team USA camp:
Wearing a white Team USA jersey, Derek Stepan looked and spoke nothing like a 23-year-old deeply concerned about his next contract.
With Rangers training camp opening in 16 days, the restricted free-agent center who scored 44 points in 48 games last season was relaxed,...Read more »
Rangers assistant general manager Jeff Gorton, at Yankee Stadium for the formal announcement of the two outdoor games against the Devils and Islanders in late January, said he remains confident that Derek Stepan will be re-signed before training camp and that Henrik Lundqvist will be in the fold for a long time.
Stepan, 23, is a restricted free agent without arbitration rights, coming...Read more »
A day after arriving back from a wonderful three weeks on the Emerald isle, I was on the green grass of that ballyard in the Bronx on Thursday where the official announcement of the two outdoor games (Rangers-Devils on Jan. 26 at 12:30 and Rangers-Islanders on Jan. 29 at 7:30) was delivered. Posted a photo of the outline of the rink on Twitter @stevezipay.
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Third-year center Derek Stepan leads the Rangers in points (42), assists (25) and plus-minus (+23). After tallying just 10 points during the first two months of the season, Stepan turned it on for the stretch run, and added a goal and assist against Carolina on Thursday as the Rangers finally clinched a playoff berth.
Rangers coach John Tortorella, speaking after practice at the Madison Square...Read more »