2013 6th Round Pick – Mackenzie Skapski

Going into the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, the Rangers were targetting adding another goaltender to their prospect pool, after another year of evaluating borderline NHL prospects Scott Stajcer and Jason Missiaen. With their sixth round pick, the Rangers did just that, selecting 19 year old Kootenay Ice netminder, Mackenzie Skapski with the 170th pick in the draft.  He was the […]

Mike Sauer Not Qualified

The Rangers have made it official, declining to offer pending RFA Mike Sauer a qualifying contract offer, meaning that the 26 year old defenseman will become an unrestricted free agent later in the week.   Not that it matters, Sauer hasn’t played hockey since December of 2011, when he was sidelined by a Dion Phaneuf hit.  Since […]

Ulf Samuelsson Joining Rangers, Brown Next?

Alain Vigneault has reportedly added former Ranger defenseman Ulf Samuelsson to his staff, and appears to be favoring his former aide in Vancouver, Newell Brown for the remaining bench spot.  No word yet on who he might be pegging for the booth, but likely there will be at least one more added to his staff. Samuelsson returns […]

2013 3rd Round Pick – Adam Tambellini

It was the first time in the 51 year history of the NHL Entry Draft that the Rangers didn’t have a pick in the first two rounds, and the wait was a little monotonous.  While there was some speculation of trades the Rangers might have made, in the end they held fast and went with […]

2013 3rd Round Pick – Pavel Buchnevich

With their second third round pick, the Rangers selected Russian left wing, Pavel Buchnevich, and like Duclair, the Rangers picked up a player who saw his stock drop, despite better than average offensive skills, and high end skating. In fact, some had even ranked Buchnevich as a first round pick, but with the Russian debuting with […]

2013 3rd Round Pick – Anthony Duclair

With the 80th overall pick in the draft, and third of their three third round picks, the Rangers selected Quebec Remparts forward¬†Anthony Duclair. ¬†The 18 year old native of Pointe-Claire, Quebec has above average skating and offensive capabilities, but questions remain as to whether he can round out his game. At 5-11 and 177lbs, Duclair […]

2013 4th Round Pick – Ryan Graves

A physical defender, another need for the Rangers, and with their fourth round pick, they selected 6-4 220lb Yarmouth native, Ryan Graves.  The PEI Rocket blueliner projects to be another work in progress for a Rangers team who has taken flyers on several similar players over the past several years, with little to show for it. […]

Minor League Swap With Flyers

New York continued to look for defensive depth, shipping forward Kris Newbury to the Flyers in exchange for defenseman Danny Syvret.  The Rangers have now added two depth blueliners in the last two days, as they search for options to backup their core six. Syvret was a third round choice of the Edmonton Oilers back in 2005, but […]

Risk-Reward Is The Name Of The Game

With not much to work with, the Rangers went with a little bit of breeding, some value picking and a couple of stretch picks to round it out.  All in all it was probably a decent day given the position the team was in, and what was available to them. In Adam Tambellini, the team probably […]