What A Difference A Year Makes

While Gerard Gallant’s two-year tenure saw the Rangers put up two of their best regular seasons in club history, along with a run to the Eastern Conference final in his first year, it felt very much like he was more a cheerleader than a coach. Enter Peter Laviolette back in June, bringing with him a […]

Laviolette’s First Call Out

After a disorganized and largely ineffective effort against the Islanders, Head Coach Peter Laviolette called out the Rangers lack of effort and failure to adhere to some simple basics. When asked about the game, he summed it up as “Not Good”, saying that the performance isn’t “what we want to be”. The coach was quick […]

Laviolette Shares His Camp Stories

With on-ice work scheduled to kick off tomorrow – the players went through physicals today – new Head Coach Peter Laviolette came out to face the media and paint a picture of how he’ll approach the next few days leading into Sunday’s preseason match-up with the Boston Bruins. The main theme: experimentation, or at least […]

Alexis – Play “I Walk The Line”

This past Tuesday, Larry Brooks wrote in the New York Post that head coach Peter Laviolette needs to the right thing by former number one pick, and by that he means move Lafreniere to the right wing. It’s not without merit, after all the Rangers have both Chris Kreider (4 years NMC converting to a […]

Rangers Extend Lafreniere

The Rangers announced late yesterday, that they have reached a two year agreement with RFA forward Alexis Lafreniere. Lafreniere had been the sole remaining RFA for the team, and his signing concludes the Summer of signings for all intents and purposes. The deal came in at 2 years, with a value of $2.325 million annually, which aligns to expectations.

Is This The Year?

Last season exceeded our expectations by some margin.  52 wins, career years for a number of Rangers – including 52 goals by Chris Kreider, along with the Vezina winning performance in net from Igor Shesterkin, were all components of a very enjoyable campaign last season.  Then a post season run that saw them ultimately exit in the […]

Camp Notes: New Groups

With the preseason kicking off tomorrow night against the Islanders, Gerard Gallant has reorganized the three groups, with the first two containing all the NHL potential players, and the third containing many of the remainder. With the new groups comes some new assignments for the players.  Most notably, the Kid Line has been broken up, […]

3rd Day of Camp Wraps Up

Team C picked up their second scrimmage win, and are the only team of the three that has actually registred a win at this point.  The Kid Line, and in particular Kaapo Kakko and Alexis Lafreniere picked up two of the three goals, with the first goal of the contest coming from Dryden Hunt.  Team C wrapped up the game […]

Day 2 – Team C Wins Scrimmage

The second day of training camp is in the books, and the Rangers continue to conduct a scrimmage in the morning, followed by on-ice work later in the day.  Today’s fixture featured Team A, with the Zibanejad line, against Team C and the Kid Line. As with yesterday’s match-up with Team A and B, today’s […]

No Kidding

Despite being largely dismissed over the Summer months, it appears that Gerard Gallant could indeed give the Kid Line a bit more time together to start Training Camp.  While far from an endorsement for what things might look like to start the year – anyone remember trying Tony DeAngelo on the left side a couple […]