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Canadiens Acquire Cracknell From Rangers for Holland

Canadiens Acquire Cracknell From Rangers for Holland

November 30th, 2017 The Montreal Canadiens have traded forward Peter Holland to the New York Rangers in exchange for veteran forward Adam Cracknell, the team announced Thursday morning. In a day that has already seen the retirement of Vancouver Canucks' forward Derek Dorsett and a huge trade involving Sami Vatanen...
Rick Nash Affords the Rangers Options

Rick Nash Affords the Rangers Options

November 21st, 2017 In the past, a contract like Rick Nash’s would have created a lot of problems for the New York Rangers. It’s not easy in the cap era to justify paying $7.8 million for a forward that hasn’t scored more than 40 points since the 2014-15 season.But with $3.35 million in cap space, New York...

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November 2nd, 2017
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The New York Rangers ended the month of October trending up in at least one aspect: goal-scoring. They opened the season scoring three or more goals only once, and that was in an 8-5 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs. In this opening start to the season, they lost five of those six games.Though the Rangers are far from fixing what ails them, which is their defensive play, at least their offense has come around lately. They have scored three or more goals in six of their last seven games, which has masked their defensive woes and led to a slightly better record over this stretch at 3-2-2. That's good for eight points in seven games. Not great, but something to build off for New York. Zibanejad and Buchnevich Streaking Two key players in this run have been Mika Zibanejad and Pavel Buchnevich, who both ended October on modest four-game point streaks. In the seven-game run of increased scoring, Zibanejad tallied up eight points (three goals and five assists) and Buchnevich seven...
November 1st, 2017
Player Profiles

Colton Orr's hands tell a story. The knuckles on his right hand, his dominant hand, are large and knobby and in stark contrast to his left. They tell the story of nine-years in the NHL, packed with physicality and punches. A career spent proving himself to naysayers that he belonged among the best the game had ever seen.During his time with the Boston Bruins, New York Rangers, and Toronto Maple Leafs, Orr was considered one of the top enforcers in the league. According to, in 477 career games, he dropped the gloves 119 times. That's equal to one fight in every four games when he was giving and taking punches with some of the best enforcers the game had ever seen - Brian McGrattan, George Parros, Georges Laraque, Donald Brashear and Eric Goddard just to name a few."I enjoyed getting the fans going," noted Orr. "I enjoyed looking after my teammates. It was something I took pride in doing ... something that I prided myself on was trying to make more room so ...
October 27th, 2017
Rangers Prospects

The New York Rangers found a much-needed win on Thursday night. Granted, it was against the Arizona Coyotes, who remain winless on the season, but two points are two points for the struggling Rangers, who still gave away the puck 21 times on the night - far too many. Sloppy play remains the biggest issue facing this club.Another issue with the Rangers slow start this season has been their lack of center depth. After their Monday night loss to the San Jose Sharks, they sent down Anthony DeAngelo and recalled Boo Nieves in an effort to address that issue.Nieves impressed in his second career game with the Rangers and first since November of last season. Over the offseason, the Rangers traded away Derek Stepan and caused this problem at the center position. Ironically, with all these questions about a lack of centers, Nieves shined on the night Stepan returned to Madison Square Garden. Nieves First Game Impressions Nieves centered a line along with Michael Grabner and Pavel...
October 26th, 2017
Rangers Transactions

On March 1, 2015, the Arizona Coyotes and New York Rangers were teams headed in different directions. The Coyotes were 20-36-7, third from the bottom in the Western Conference and had lost their last nine games in regulation. Arizona had just barely missed the playoffs the previous two seasons and was getting worse.The New York Rangers were 38-17-6, good enough for third in the Eastern Conference. They reached the Stanley Cup Final the previous season, losing to the Los Angeles Kings in five games. They were looking to return and looking to win this time.With the Coyotes looking to rebuild and the Rangers looking to add an important piece to their playoff run, the teams agreed on a blockbuster trade. On the eve of the trade deadline, the Coyotes sent star defenseman Keith Yandle, along with defenseman Chris Summers and a fourth-round pick in the 2016 NHL draft to the Rangers in exchange for top forward prospect Anthony Duclair, defenseman John Moore, a first-round pick in the...

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Rod Gilbert: Mr. Ranger

This article was originally published in April, 2013.Rod Gilbert and the New York Rangers were a perfect match.It's been over half a century since Gilbert made his debut at the old Madison Square Garden (located on Eighth Avenue between 49th and 50th Streets), yet many of the franchise... September 18th, 2017

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... August 16th, 2017

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