The New York Rangers News, Trades & Rumors

Rangers: Who Should Be the Next Captain

Rangers: Who Should Be the Next Captain

July 20th, 2019 The New York Rangers are coming out of this "re-build" and have "re-tooled" themselves into a solid team. The necessary pieces are starting to fit into the puzzle, and something is starting to take shape. With that being said, there is currently one thing missing on this team: the iconic patch...
Rangers Sign Trouba to Contract

Rangers Sign Trouba to Contract

July 19th, 2019 The New York Rangers have come to terms on a seven-year contract with Jacob Trouba worth $56 million, the team announced Friday. This deal is a significant one as it now makes Trouba the team's second-highest-paid skater and third-highest paid player overall behind only Artemi Panarin and Henrik...

Rangers Contributors

Tom Castro

Read More Rangers News

July 12th, 2019
Rangers History

Introducing The Hockey Writers' Countdown to Puck Drop series. From now until the puck drops on the 2019-20 NHL's regular season on Oct. 2 when the Toronto Maple Leafs host the Ottawa Senators, we'll be producing content that's connected to the number of days remaining on that particular day. Some posts may be associated with a player's number, while others will be connected to a year or length of time. We're really excited about this series as we take you through the remainder of summer in anticipation of the return of NHL hockey. In 82 nights, the National Hockey League will commence its 102nd season. Although the New York Rangers don't begin until the following night against the Winnipeg Jets, excitement for the season is building. To coincide with the number 82, let's look back at former Rangers center Martin Straka who wore those digits from 2005-2008. These were the last three years of his 15-year career. After the NHL, he played five more seasons in the Czech...
July 12th, 2019
New York Rangers

The New York Rangers were able to sign winger Artemi Panarin, but what does this mean for the future of winger and Rangers alternate captain Chris Kreider? In what may be the biggest free agent addition of this offseason, the Rangers signed Panarin, who spent two seasons each with the Chicago Blackhawks and Columbus Blue Jackets, to a seven-year, $81.5 million deal. The idea of Panarin becoming a Blueshirt looked bleak after reports on initial meetings, but the 27-year-old signed on despite being offered more money from the New York Islanders. Artemi Panarin signed with the New York Rangers as a free agent on July 1. (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers) The acquisition ultimately came with the price of losing another young winger in Jimmy Vesey, who was traded to the Buffalo Sabres for a 2021 third-round pick. But by gaining Panarin, combined with the drafting of Kaapo Kakko and previous moves this offseason, such as trading for defenseman Jacob Trouba, the Rangers are having...
July 12th, 2019
Rangers Transactions

Artemi Panarin's warm welcome to the Big Apple is the strawberry atop a New York City cheesecake in the exciting and franchise-altering offseason for the Rangers. His seven-year, $11.642 million contract is a steal considering the reportedly higher offers on the table from the New York Islanders, Colorado Avalanche and Columbus Blue Jackets. Panarin's substantial impact on the roster makes the contract a win-win on both sides, but that's not without controversy in the Rangers' salary cap situation. Following Kaapo Kakko's recent entry-level contract announcement, the Rangers still have $7,093,534 in cap space. With plenty of names to still re-sign and Chris Kreider's future with New York in doubt, Panarin's arrival will likely force a trade or two before the offseason's finale. The Remaining RFAs Jacob Trouba's arbitration date has been set for July 25 while Pavel Buchnevich's will be July 29. That leaves just the Rangers just a few weeks to hand out two key extensions for...
July 11th, 2019
New York Rangers

The New York Rangers have accelerated their rebuild with a flurry of acquisitions this offseason. But, was it enough to consider them a playoff team? The answer is not in 2019-20. Sooner rather than later the Rangers will be back to being at the top of the Metropolitan Division and, more importantly, the NHL. Sure, the signing of free agent Artemi Panarin and trade for Jacob Trouba with the Winnipeg Jets are substantial leaps toward being in that category, but the Blueshirts just aren't there yet. There are still areas that are in need of serious help. Former Winnipeg Jet Jacob Trouba (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers) Salary issues, uncertain development of the youth movement and the Metro Division getting a lot stronger from last season are all standing in the way for the Rangers. Can the Youth Live up to the Hype? The biggest issue and greatest asset the Blueshirts have is the unknown capabilities of the youth. Recent No. 2 overall selection Kaapo Kakko and 2018...

Rangers Archives

The New York Americans: How the NHL Came to MSG

The first National Hockey League team to claim home ice in New York City played at Madison Square Garden and wore red, white, and blue uniforms. This team was not the New York Rangers, but they were responsible for the Rangers coming into existence, and become the Rangers' first rival during the... January 8th, 2019

Missing Ryan Callahan

When Ryan Callahan departed from the New York Rangers in 2014, he took certain skills with him that the Rangers desperately need back. Don’t get me wrong, trading him at the time and not signing him to a massive contract that overpaid him was the right move but looking back on this past season,... May 19th, 2017