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1940: The Best Team in New York Rangers History

1940: The Best Team in New York Rangers History

August 13th, 2018 When the New York Rangers and 1940 are put together, there is a certain stigma that is attached to it. The feeling is not unlike that of the Boston Red Sox and 1918, or the Chicago Cubs and 1908. For the Rangers, 1940 was the year that they won their 3rd Stanley Cup in a twelve year period....
Rangers Need Offensive Boost This Season

Rangers Need Offensive Boost This Season

August 10th, 2018 After dealing away key veterans at the trade deadline this past February and sitting back during the July 1 free agency period, it remains clear that the New York Rangers have come to terms with the franchise’s first rebuild in over a decade. New York still has many key pieces to build around,...

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July 29th, 2018
Rangers Transactions

The New York Rangers have been very quiet this offseason. Except for a flurry of contract agreements with their restricted free agents prior to salary arbitration hearings, there hasn't been much news. General manager Jeff Gorton has remained focused to stay on course with his rebuilding effort. Case in point, in past years, the Rangers would typically be first in line chasing Erik Karlsson, who seems to be the next big name to be traded this summer. Instead, the Rangers have refrained from getting into a bidding war with other organizations for the talented defenseman. From various media reports, it seems the Tampa Bay Lightning are one of three teams pursuing Karlsson, but they would need assistance from a third team in any proposed trade as they must take an existing contract off their hands. This will help to alleviate all financial restraints and make the Karlsson acquisition fit under their projected salary cap for the coming season. The Rangers have available salary...
July 21st, 2018
Rangers Goaltending

The best goaltender the New York Rangers have ever had doesn't want to play anywhere but Broadway - even with some potential pain looming at Madison Square Garden. When his Blueshirts finally decided to run up the white flag last season after a decade of playoff and Stanley Cup contention, Henrik Lundqvist professed his desire to be a part of the club's rebuild - a process which has chugged along since with the trading of veterans for youth and draft picks, and the hiring of a rookie coaching staff charged with player development. Lundqvist embraced the strategy of the Rangers starting over after management correctly assessed that the core that carried the team to the verge of the Cup had gone as far as it could go. Yet, his early February comments regarding what was then only a potential selloff of assets certainly seemed to come across as at least somewhat conflicted. “The competitor in me wants us to have the best team possible right here and now. I’m not hoping we...
July 19th, 2018
New York Rangers

As an athlete, one of the greatest career accomplishments is being able to play professionally at the highest level in the world. For New York Rangers defenseman Brady Skjei, fulfilling his childhood dream of playing in the NHL has been something that is indescribable. Skjei grew up in Lakeville, Minnesota, a rural city south of Minneapolis. He spent his youth playing hockey, football and golf alongside his best friends and eventually attended Lakeville North High School in 2008. After two successful seasons with the Lakeville North Panthers, he was faced with one of the most difficult decisions of his life. Leave his family and friends behind in the town he spent the last 16 years in or move to a new state with the hopes of furthering his hockey career? I was fortunate enough to sit down with the 2016-17 First Team All-Rookie selection and discuss his career path that led him to the Big Apple. Q&A with Brady Skjei Evan Peterson: What was it like playing high school hockey...
July 6th, 2018
Rangers Management

The city of Toronto is rejoicing after hometown hero, John Tavares, agreed to a seven-year, $77 million contract with the Maple Leafs this past weekend, and this announcement put a damper on the plans for several NHL franchises who failed to receive a final rose from the talented forward. Often, a rejection of this nature changes the course of their offseason moves. That's why it was refreshing to see the New York Rangers being an absent participant in the Tavares Sweepstakes as this signals a new direction in their approach to rebuilding the roster. Easily, Tavares was the top free agent (37 goals and 84 points with the New York Islanders last season) of this summer's class, with the attraction being for any organization the opportunity to acquire a franchise player in the prime of their career. In the past, it was a guarantee that the Rangers would be one of the usual suspects in the chase to sign a player of this caliber, and most likely, securing an agreement by...

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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... June 7th, 2018

Rod Gilbert: Mr. Ranger

  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 records he set during his tenure still... May 22nd, 2018

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