Rangers' 5 Best Defensemen All-Time

Rangers' 5 Best Defensemen All-Time

March 29th, 2020 The New York Rangers have one of the most storied franchises in all professional sports. Being an Original Six team with a long history of winning in the most famous city in the world is a lot to live up to. These five defensive stalwarts held up their end of the bargain and more. 5. Sergei...
NHL Rumors: Rangers, NHL Game Show, Virtual Draft, More

NHL Rumors: Rangers, NHL Game Show, Virtual Draft, More

March 27th, 2020 In today's NHL rumor rundown, there is news on the New York Rangers potentially having trouble signing Tony DeAngelo, there is interest by a few NHL teams in a KHL goaltender and P.K. Subban has floated the idea of an NHL game show to the league who is thinking about it. Finally, there is talk of...

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March 24th, 2020
Rangers History

The Franchise Four. The Mount Rushmore. Four players who tell the story of an organization. In this series I’ll be taking a look at the history of all 30 NHL squads. For criteria, I’m choosing one forward, defenceman, goaltender and a wild card from any position. An “Original Six” squad, there’s no shortage of sensational star power with the New York Rangers. Since their founding in 1926, the Rangers have won four Stanley Cup titles in 88 seasons. Through the years the team has boasted the likes of, Brian Leetch, Mark Messier, Rod Gilbert, Ed Giacomin, Andy Bathgate, Harry Howell, Jean Ratelle, Adam Graves, Mike Richter, Henrik Lundqvist, Vic Hadfield, Bill Cook, Walt Tkaczuk, Ron Greschner, Brad Park, Gump Worsley, John Vanbiesbrouck, Jim Neilson and Steve Vickers. So, which players make their “Franchise Four?” 4. The Goalie – Henrik Lundqvist A seventh-round draft pick in 2000, the 205th player taken overall, Lundqvist has gone on to pile up 459 wins...
March 22nd, 2020
Rangers History

There were numerous moments that made the ending of a 54-year-old Stanley Cup drought by the 1993-94 New York Rangers unforgettable. When people think back on that particular team and what it was comprised of, certain players and moments come to mind more than others. The captain - "The Messiah" - Mark Messier and his bold prediction that the "Blueshirts" would win Game Six of semifinal against New Jersey. The Conn Smythe-winning performance of Hall of Fame defenseman Brian Leetch. The Game Seven OT-winner by Stephane Matteau to send New York to the Stanley Cup Final. The bell-weathered goaltending of Mike Richter. The structure and on-task mentality of "Iron Mike" Keenan who would win his first Cup as an NHL coach. What sometimes drops down on the radar for how remarkable those particular Rangers truly were was the individual performance of defenseman Sergei Zubov. Not only was he one of the first four Russians in NHL history to win the Stanley Cup that year, but how many...
March 22nd, 2020
Rangers History

Following a second-round exit in the 2013 postseason, the New York Rangers looked ahead to the 2013 NHL Draft. Ahead of the 2013 NHL Draft The Blueshirts expected to compete for the Cup and had traded their first-round pick as part of the trade that brought Rick Nash to New York. They had also traded their second-round pick to acquire Ryane Clowe just before the trade deadline. The team entered the draft with five picks, including three in the third round. Rick Nash Despite not having early draft picks, the Rangers did an excellent job of finding talented players who slipped into the later rounds. Adam Tambellini (65th-Overall Pick) The Rangers selected Adam Tambellini, whose father and brother both played in the NHL. He had committed to play for the University of North Dakota but struggled during his first season, producing just two goals and two assists in 16 games. He decided to leave the school in the middle of the season and play for the Calgary Hitmen of the...
March 18th, 2020
Rangers Goaltending

As we all know, Henrik Lundqvist is one of the most prolific goaltenders to have played in the history of the NHL. He has become a fan-favorite during the last 15 years while playing in the world’s most famous arena. There’s no question that he is the face of the New York Rangers’ franchise and has been one of the key pieces to the team’s past success when they were making deep playoff runs several years ago. Related: 2000 NHL Draft - 21 Goalies Selected Before Henrik Lundqvist Unfortunately, the times have dramatically changed for King Henrik and his reign as New York’s primary netminder. His numbers have taken a sharp decline in recent years causing fans from all over to question, how much longer will Lundqvist be the main man? Lundqvist's Decline To put things into perspective, let’s take a quick scan through Henrik’s numbers so far from the 2019-20 regular season. In 30 games played, he currently possesses a 10-12-3 record with a 3.16 goals-against...

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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