Georgiev Traded For Picks

With just six days to go until the July 13th Free Agency period, Chris Drury exchanged backup netminder Alexandar Georgiev to the Colorado for three mid-round picks.  With the Rangers short on time and Cap space, the move provides some expected relief, and returns a few modest assets that replace some of the picks dispensed at last season’s trade […]

Experience v Youth

Experience, depth, defense, goaltending, physical play…there’s a lot of things that pundits attribute success in the playoffs to.  The Stanley Cup can be won in as few as 16 games, or as many as 28.  It’s a grind, a war of attrition to see who will have the opportunity to hoist Lord Stanley’s Cup at […]

Season Finales Will Determine Opponent

With the regular season winding up tonight, the Rangers’ first round opponent might be within their power to control.  Tonight’s match-up against the Washington Capitals, is one of two games that will determine whether it’s the Penguins or Capitals who will meet New York next week. The Penguins have the most control, with a point […]

Rest For Some

With the Rangers no longer able to claim first place, Gerard Gallant says that the plan for the remaining two games, will be to rotate some of the regulars out for some rest.  Both Artemi Panarin and Andrew Copp will top that list, with both players having left the bench midway through the second period last night in the […]

Chytil Back. Kravtsov to Come Over In Summer

After missing the last two games with an undisclosed upper body injury, Filip Chytil is set to return to the line-up.  Who comes out, remains to be seen, but Barclay Goodrow perhaps gets the night off after taking a stick to the face, or perhaps one of Dryden Hunt or Ryan Reaves. Alexandar Georgiev¬†will be back in net, and currently has a […]

Trade Options: Alexandar Georgiev

Goaltender Alexandar Georgiev was a topic of conversation for many over the Summer, with a handful of teams reportedly having interest in the Bulgarian born netminder.  As it turned out, the Rangers either chose to keep him, or could not find a deal that made sense. In fact, the Rangers opened their season with Georgiev in net […]

Rooney and Lindgren Return

The Rangers returned from the Holiday break with a number of players in COVID protocol, and they are finally starting to get some of those back.  Alexandar Georgiev returned to back up Igor Shesterkin in Sunday’s 4-0 win over Tampa, and now Ryan Lindgren and Kevin Rooney are set to rejoin the line-up. Lindgren is expected to slot back in with Adam Fox, while […]

Report Card: 20 Games

Twenty games into the 2021-22 season, and the Rangers have started to find their game, improving their overall play as Igor Shesterkin and Adam Fox continue to lead the way.  The loss of Sammy Blais to an injury has lead to more ice time for the likes of Julien Gauthier and Dryden Hunt, and both players have shown some promising improvements. While most of […]

Report Card: After 10

Ten games into the season, 12.2% of the season completed, and the Rangers sit at 6-2-2, amongst the best in the league with 14 points.  On the surface it’s been a dream start for Rangers Head Coach Gerard Gallant, in that his team has put the wins up against teams it should beat, for the most […]

Lundkvist To Make Debut

Gerard Gallant has made three line-up changes for tonight’s home opener against the Dallas Stars.  Igor Shesterkin will make his season debut, replacing Alexandar Georgiev who allowed 5 goals on 27 shots in last night’s 5-1 loss to the Capitals.  While Gallant implied he would alternate goaltenders for back to back games, it was still a surprise decision that […]