September 25th, 2016 In New York Rangers, Rangers Goaltending 0 comments

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...

September 22nd, 2016 In New York Rangers, Rangers Transactions 0 comments

Following their five-game defeat at the hands of the eventual Stanley Cup-winning Pittsburgh Penguins in the first round of the playoffs last spring, the Rangers vowed to get younger, faster and bigger in 2016-17. They also sought to find players who could add juice to their offensive game, and others who could help a deficient penalty kill unit...

September 20th, 2016 In New York Rangers, Rangers Prospects 0 comments

One year ago, the Rangers sent a group of players to take part in the annual Traverse City Prospects Tournament that, quite honestly, largely consisted of non-prospects. While 2012 first rounder Brady Skjei, 2015 second round pick Ryan Gropp, and 2013 fourth rounder Ryan Graves were notable exceptions, the Blueshirts' roster at last year's...

September 18th, 2016 In Injury Report, New York Rangers, News, Top Stories, World Cup 0 comments

In a late announcement Sunday, Team Sweden will not dress Henrik Lundqvist for their Sunday contest against Team Russia. It's the first game of the tournament for both squads. According to TVA's Renaud Lavoie, Lundqvist is sick and unable to suit up. In his place, Vancouver's Jacob Markstrom will get the start. Just hours before the game,...

September 17th, 2016 In New York Rangers, World Cup 0 comments

With the World Cup of Hockey starting Saturday, the Rangers sent Ryan McDonagh (USA), Derek Stepan (USA), J.T. Miller (North America), Henrik Lundqvist (Sweden), and Mats Zuccarello (Europe) to Toronto to compete for their respective countries. While the Rangers have no members of the tournament host and favorite Team Canada, the players will...

September 14th, 2016 In New York Rangers, Top Stories 0 comments

Ryan McDonagh has blossomed into one of the better defenders in the NHL over the course of six seasons with the New York Rangers. During those critical years of growth, the organization did a good job of helping him develop by surrounding him with talented players. This season McDonagh will have to do what players like Dan Girardi and Marc Staal...

September 3rd, 2016 In Injury Report, New York Rangers, News, Top Stories, World Cup 0 comments

Amid a flurry of reports of injuries in advance of the World Cup, there may be some terrible news for Team Sweden. The Swedish site Expressen.se reports that New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist may have been injured while golfing. The site ran pictures of Lundqvist holding his side in pain after a swing. They report, via translation,...

September 2nd, 2016 In New York Rangers, News, Rangers Management 0 comments

The New York Rangers have promoted former NHL player Chris Drury to assistant general manager, the team announced on Friday. OFFICIAL: #NYR have promoted Chris Drury to Assistant General Manager. Press Release: https://t.co/bsG4hm0vTVpic.twitter.com/iKa1X98LDc — New York Rangers (@NYRangers) September 2, 2016 Drury, 40, is now one of...

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