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.
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 »
The text from the Rangers really surprised me, although some people had a gut feeling that Brad Richards wouldn't go anywhere in 2013-14.
It read: "The Rangers will not be using our one remaining compliance buyout during this offseason."
In other words, Richards, coming off the worst campaign of his career, and his $9 million salary and $6.7 million cap hit will be with the...Read more »
If you missed the tweets yesterday or my story in today’s Newsday, we gave you some pertinent quotes from the new sheriff in Van City.
Rather than repeat ‘em here, I’ll provide some others; and you should check out the Vancouver Sun and the Vancouver Province for their takes on Torts, who was on his absolute best behavior, offering up his most sincere side, which is but one of...Read more »
The Rangers have announced that they will hold a press conference at Radio City Music Hall on Friday at 11 a.m. to announce new head coach Alain Vigneault.
Vigneault (pronounced Veen-yo) officially will become the 34th head coach of the Rangers after seven successful years in Vancouver. He has a multi-year deal, which reportedly is worth $10 million over five years. The Rangers did not reveal...Read more »
Hall of Famer Mark Messier told reporters at the Stanley Cup Final in Chicago that he has had formal interviews in his bid to become the Rangers head coach. "That was one thing I wanted to have happen, to go through the process like...Read more »
Rangers defenseman Michael Del Zotto underwent successful surgery in Philadelphia on Thursday to repair a sports hernia, the team said, and estimated a recovery time of four weeks.
Del Zotto, 22, played 46 regular-season games, posting three goals and 18 assists, and all 12 playoff games, with a goal and assist. He led all team defensemen in points and assists, but even in the shortened season,...Read more »
Lots of ifs here....
Bylsma takes the fall for not meshing the talent....Let's remember, he did yank M.A. Fleury at the right time and kept Vokoun sharp all season...And how do Crosby and Malkin not manage a point in four games?
Lemieux and Shero allow Bylsma to speak with the Rangers. He's got a year left on his contract.
Glen Sather can turn down Alain...Read more »
With a 9-0 record since March 24 in the familiar surroundings of Madison Square Garden, the Rangers rolled into Tuesday’s Game 3 against the Bruins, who lead the best-of-seven Eastern Conference Semifinals 2-0, with some degree of confidence.
“We’ve been good at home all year long,” Rangers head coach John Tortorella said today. “Some pucks go in at home, or they don’t go in, in certain situations...Read more »