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.
Dan Lacroix, a former Rangers and Islanders winger, was officially named as an assistant to Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault.
Lacroix joins associate coach Scott Arniel, assistant Ulf Samuelsson and goalie coach Benoit Allaire.
Lacroix, 44, was an assistant with the Tampa Bay Lightning for the last three seasons. He also was an assistant with the Islanders for three years.
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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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The Norwegian Hobbit's journey has taken another turn, but you could sense this coming.
Mats Zuccarello, 25, who has played 67 games as a Ranger, including 15 after coming over from Russia’s KHL last season, could not reach agreement on a contract extension and filed for salary arbitration before today's 5 p.m. deadline.
The Rangers had given the 5-foot-7 winger a $735,000 qualifying...Read more »
Freddie “The Fog” Shero was selected posthumously for the Hall of Fame today as a “builder” after being snubbed for decades and was mostly known for guiding the Flyers to two straight Stanley Cups and almost a third in seven years in the 1970s.
But Shero did get his start in hockey as a Ranger, when, at 17, he agreed to a contract and played in the minors as a defenseman for the New York Rovers...Read more »
The Rangers have confirmed a deal with defenseman Ryan McDonagh on a multi-year pact, expected to be in the six-year range.
With the pact, the 24-year-old Minnesota native, who was a restricted free agent, is likely to become the Blueshirts’ highest-paid blueliner. He was in the final season of his three-year, $875,000 entry-level deal, plus performance and signing bonuses, which resulted...Read more »
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As previously explained, the Rangers decided that they need to concentrate their money on signing their restricted free agents: Ryan McDonagh, Derek Stepan, Carl Hagelin, maybe Mats Zuccarello and Justin Falk.
The top free agents, in a market that drops off quickly, are all getting long-term deals that the Rangers cannot afford this season. Next year is perhaps a different story, when Brad...Read more »
Adam Tambellini, a lanky 6-3 center from the BCHL, is the son of Steve and brother of Jeff…
Pavel Buchenich, a left wing, played briefly in the KHL and is signed there.
Anthony Duclair, a left wing for the Quebec Remparts
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Rangers are about 18 picks away from their first selection, unless they move up to get into lower half of second. Two top goalies, Zach Fucale and Tristan Jarry, gone.
IMO, Buffalo has done pretty well so far....and Devs swiped Cory Schneider from Vancouver for a No. 9......Read more »