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.
It's about 90 degrees in this last blast of summer before Labor Day weekend in New York, and some Rangers are holding informal workouts at the team's training complex in Westchester.
About 10 Rangers, according to Jim Cerny, who writes for the team's website, were on ice this morning, including Henrik Lundqvist, Chris Kreider, Derick Brassard, Mats Zuccarello, J.T. Miller and prospects Ryan...Read more »
Having been in Europe for much of July, and away from New York earlier in August, thought Danny Kristo had already agreed to a new deal. Well, the Rangers made it official Thursday.
Kristo, 24, scored 25 goals (seven on the power play) to lead the Wolfpack last season. The Minnesota native was acquired from Montreal, who drafted him in the second round in 2008, in the Christian Thomas...Read more »
With Wednesday’s signing of unrestricted free agent forward Kevin Hayes, who blossomed in his senior year at Boston College to become the second-leading scorer in the country last season with 65 points in 40 games, the Rangers added size and skill upfront.
The move also ramped up the training camp battle for what appears to be two forward openings on the October roster.
Hayes,...Read more »
The Rangers will make their eighth consecutive appearance in the eight-team tournament Traverse City Tournament, and the team announced its roster Tuesday. The Rangers’ 23 prospects begin the tournament in Michigan on Friday, Sept. 12 against the Dallas Stars’ prospects.
Included among the 23 prospects are Rangers 2014 draft picks Brandon Halverson, Keegan Iverson, Ryan Mantha, Richard Nejezchleb,...Read more »
Darryl Williams, who worked on head coach Alain Vigneault's staff in Vancouver, is joining the Rangers as an assistant coach, replacing Dan Lacroix, who left for the Canadiens last week.
Williams, 46, was an assistant coach for the Canucks for the last six seasons. According to the Vancouver Sun, Canucks President Trevor Linden said that Williams, a video coach, left for a “real exciting opportunity”...Read more »
Dan Lacroix, a former assistant coach for the Islanders and Lightning who joined the Rangers during the first season under head coach Alain Vigneault, has moved on.
Lacroix, 45, an assistant coach who compiled videos, scouted opponents and helped run practices and workouts last season, has been hired as an assistant to Michel Therrien in Montreal, replacing Gerard Gallant, who became head...Read more »
The Rangers announced a deal with Derick Brassard on Sunday. As noted weeks ago, we expected all three arb-eligible Blueshirts RFAs to sign before hearings.
Five years at an annual cap hit of $5 mil is fair for a team that needs top centers and for a young player (26 years old) who repeatedly declared all season that he wanted to stay in New York. From what I hear, the salary begins at about...Read more »
Not a huge worry here, not unexpected, but notable.
Rangers forwards Derick Brassard, Chris Kreider and Mats Zuccarello -- restricted free agents who were eligible for salary arbitration -- filed before Saturday’s 5 p.m. deadline. No date for the arbitration hearings have been set and talks on new contracts will continue. In general, a large majority of hearings never take place; there's an...Read more »
The market opened at noon, below are the key transactions...
Let's start with the Rangers' gets and goners
Dan Boyle to the Rangers for two years, $9 million.
Here's what I wrote yesterday: Can still quarterback a power play, but turns 38 soon and teams may be wary of a two-year deal. Still, righty defensemen are valuable and although his numbers have diminished (10-29-39), his...Read more »
Calle Anderson -- D
Justin Baker -- D
Travis Brown -- D
Mat Bodie -- D
Pavel Buchnevich -- RW
Luke Curadi -- D
Troy Donnay -- D
Kevin Duane -- RW
Anthony Duclair -- LW
Steven Fogarty -- C/ RW
Spiro Goulakis -- D
Ryan Haggerty -- RW
Brandon Halverson -- G
Keegan Iverson -- RW
Michael Kantor -- RW
Nickolas Latta...Read more »