Preseason Schedule Announced

The Rangers today announced their preseason schedule, with six road games to kick off their 2013-14 Stanley Cup campaign.  With MSG still undergoing rennovations, the Blueshirts will spend their first week with two games against the division rival Devils and Flyers, before heading west to play their remaining four games against the Oilers, Flames, Canucks […]

Training Camp To Open September 11th

The Rangers have announced that training camp will open September 11th this season, six days after the prospects begin their season in the Traverse City Prospects Tournament.   It is yet to be determined how many players the Rangers will invite to camp, but with a new coach, there may be interest in taking a […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Rangers Looking for Goaltender, Defense in Draft

The Rangers go into tomorrow’s draft with no first or second round picks, courtesy of trades for Rick Nash and Ryane Clowe.  It’ll be the first time the organization won’t be picking in the first round since 2002 – when Pavel Bure cost them their first rounder – and is the first time 50 year history of the Draft that […]