RANGERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Zibanejad, Clendening shine in preseason opener

The Rangers opened the preseason in emphatic fashion, dominating the Islanders in a 5-2 win. The Isles had a split squad, so the domination should be taken with a grain of salt, but there were a ton of positives to take away from this game. The goalies looked good, the offense and powerplay were clicking, […] The post Zibanejad, Clendening shine in preseason opener appeared first...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
4 hours ago

New Ranger obtained in Derick Brassard trade scores in debut

Mika Zibanejad had a nice Garden debut — even if it didn’t really count. One of the Blueshirts’ new forwards scored and added two assists in his team’s first preseason game, a 5-2 win over the Islanders on Tuesday night. Obtained this offseason in a trade that sent former foundation piece Derick Brassard to the...
Via New York Post
8 hours ago

Why Vigneault’s strategy for ‘D’ may be problematic for Rangers

There seems to be a disconnect between philosophy and roster, leaving a glaring question about what Rangers coach Alain Vigneault wants and what he has on defense. Vigneault made his point pretty clear before his team’s preseason-opening 5-2 win over the Islanders on Tuesday night at the Garden. Asked if he wanted more physicality from...
Via New York Post
11 hours ago

Rangers make first round of roster cuts

The Rangers have made their first round of roster cuts today, and none of the cuts are really all that surprising. Those with AHL contracts were sent to Hartford. Some with amateur/professional try outs were cut. Those that could return to Juniors were sent to their respective clubs. In total, 13 cuts were made: Returned […] The post Rangers make first round of roster cuts appeared...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
16 hours ago

Preseason Game 1: Islanders at Rangers

Hockey has arrived, and boy am I happy to say that. The Rangers begin their preseason tonight at home against the Islanders. There are a bunch of roster battles taking place this preseason, with the focus primarily on the bottom six. There are seven players dressing tonight who are in contention for those spots, and […] The post Preseason Game 1: Islanders at Rangers appeared first...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
17 hours ago

Top Storylines as Rangers Preseason Opens

The New York Rangers will open up their 90th anniversary season on home ice against the cross-town rival Islanders on Oct. 13, but more in the present, the Blueshirts will skate against their arch rivals from Brooklyn in tonight’s preseason opener at Madison Square Garden. Many key Rangers — including Henrik Lundqvist, Rick Nash, Ryan McDonagh, Derek Stepan, Mats Zuccarello,...
Via The Hockey Writers
21 hours ago

Playing time is up for grabs for these young Rangers

No more is opportunity an abstract for these new, young Rangers. The spotlight turns to two of the most intriguing pieces on Tuesday night at the Garden, when the Blueshirts open their preseason schedule against the Islanders. Set to be in the middle of the top line is Mika Zibanejad, 23, who came over in...
Via New York Post
1 day ago

Antti Raanta Will Be Key for the Rangers

Antti Raanta will need to be as sturdy as ever this year to give the New York Rangers a chance at a playoff spot. Last year the Finish netminder was reasonable, posting 11 wins in 25 games played, but the fact is that the Rangers only felt comfortable giving the 27-year-old 18 starts on the year. It isn’t that he was bad he just never really seemed to have a stretch of play where...
Via The Hockey Writers
3 days ago

Lundqvist, Sweden's elders at World Cup know time is short

When Henrik Lundqvist carried a Swedish flag around the ice at the 2006 Turin Olympics with a gold medal dangling from his neck, he was a fresh-faced kid days shy of his 24th birthday. A seventh-round pick in 2000, Lundqvist was in his first season in the NHL with the New York Rangers and still relatively unknown outside Sweden. In his first major international event, he led Sweden...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lundqvist brilliant as Sweden advances to semifinals

TORONTO (AP) Henrik Lundqvist made 45 saves and Sweden wrapped up the top seed in Group B and a spot in the World Cup of Hockey semifinals by reaching overtime in a 4-3 loss to Team North America on Wednesday. Nathan MacKinnon scored the winner after back-and-forth 3-on-3 play. But Sweden got the point it needed to advance to the semifinals, while North America needs Finland to...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Lundqvist, Sweden beat Finland 2-0 at World Cup of Hockey

TORONTO (AP) Henrik Lundqvist made 36 saves and Anton Stralman scored his first goal of the World Cup of Hockey, helping Sweden beat Finland 2-0 on Tuesday. Loui Eriksson added an insurance goal into an empty Finnish net with 2.6 seconds remaining in the third. With the win, Sweden (2-0-0) has a firm hold on the top seed in Group B while Finland (0-2-0) is facing long odds for...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Rangers: three young players to watch in 2016-17

The New York Rangers will be injected with youth as three players are expected to play big roles in the offense this upcoming season. The Rangers added Pavel Buchnevich, 21, Jimmy Vesey, 23, and Mika Zibanejad, 23, this offseason. All three are highly touted prospects and will now play under the bright lights in Madison Square Garden. Vesey took a unique path to New York City. ...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

3 Key Players for the New York Rangers in 2016

With the New York Rangers continuing to knock on the door of the Stanley Cup, the club is looking for those few missing pieces to come together to put them over the top. Already with one of the most loyal fan bases in the league, it is time to reward them with yet another push towards a long postseason run come next season. With that in mind, let us focus on personnel issues. In...
Via isportsweb.com
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Chris Kreider be a Consistent Force for the New York Rangers?

This fall, New York Rangers’ left wing Chris Kreider will certainly have high expectations placed on him. But this is nothing new for the 25-year-old Massachusetts native. Last season, Rangers’ head coach Alain Vigneault stated that Kreider should be a 30 goal scorer. Well, in 2015-16 Kreider’s 21 goal total was disappointing, but entering the 2016-17 season, the Rangers...
Via The Sports Journal
July 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Retired Brad Richards will be paid by Rangers until 2025-26

Brad Richards may have retired, but he’ll still be getting paid handsomely – and regularly – as he starts a new phase of his career. General Fanager reports Richards will earn more than $5 million next season from the New York Rangers following his 2014 buyout and will be paid a total of $14.55 million for the next 10 years. It’s not a bad way to go out. Retired Brad...
Via Puck Drunk Love
July 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Sean Avery hassles homeless people, posts it on Snapchat

Sean Avery was known as a pesky, trash-talking menace during his playing days in the NHL, and it appears his sometimes-unbecoming and off-putting conduct on the ice — not to mention off of it — has continued on in his retirement. The former New York Rangers star has taken to posting videos on Snapchat in which he hassles homeless people. The standard encounter Avery has with...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
July 05, 2016  |  Discuss
MORE STORIES >>


Rangers News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

The Worst - NFL Week 3: Steve Smith, Odell Beckham & of course the Browns

FIFA 17 review: O jogo bonito

To save his legacy Chris Bosh must first protect his health

What the NBA (and world) looked like before Kevin Garnett, Kobe Bryant and Tim Duncan

A fond farewell to Vin Scully

So where will the ACC football championship be played?

Kevin Garnett's unique NBA career proves anything is possible

Jose Fernandez joins tragic list of premature departures

Week 4 in college football as explained by Queen

The good, bad, and ugly from Week 3 in the NFL season

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker