Drury’s Message Is Clear

Speaking yesterday at the opening of the Prospect Camp, Chris Drury talked about the need to play in all three zones, and the need to play that way throughout the regular season and into the playoffs. It echoes the comments made by incoming head coach Peter Laviolette over the Summer. Drury further elaborated that he […]

Drury Settles On Laviolette

After more than a month of searching, Chris Drury and the Rangers announced today that Peter Laviolette will be the 37th head coach of the team.  Laviolette joins New York after being let go by the Washington Capitals at the conclusion of an unsuccessful regular season. The Rangers will be Laviolette’s sixth franchise as head coach, and his 752 […]

There’s No Business Like Show Business

Chris Drury was apparently given a proposition he couldn’t refuse: adding Patrick Kane to an already very skilled line-up.  The move came after the former Blackhawk used his NMC leverage to force Chicago GM Kyle Davidson into negotiating with one team – the New York Rangers. It’s been a bit of a circus in the last week, what […]

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 […]

It Makes Some Sort Of Cents

How would you feel if the Rangers traded 22 year old Filip Chytil?  What about if former second overall pick Kaapo Kakko was traded?  What if they both get traded?  Because that could be very well where we’re heading this Summer as the Rangers look to compete for the Cup now, and do so with little Salary Cap […]

Drury Cleans Out Scouting Department

Per The Athletic, Rangers General Manager Chris Drury has let several Rangers scouting staff go, including Gordie Clark.  Clark lead the Rangers scouting staff for more than a decade under first Glen Sather and then Jeff Gorton, before being demoted to the Pro Scout role after Drury took over last season. Also gone are Gordie’s son, Brendon Clark who had […]

Can Kakko Continue

Going into this season, Chris Drury took a bit of a gamble.  With Kaapo Kakko, Alexis Lafreniere and Vitali Kravtsov all looking to make progression in their young careers, he had to find room on the roster to give them a chance at meaningful minutes.  Ultimately he decided to deal RFA Pavel Buchnevich – who also was due a hefty raise, to the St […]

Kakko And Rooney On Ice

When Kaapo Kakko left the ice after pre-game warmups ahead of their matchup with the Arizona Coyotes, it came as a bit of a surprise.  There was no apparent injury, and we only learned later that he was suffering from a lingering upper-body injury. The initial diagnosis was that he’d be out for a while, and it’s […]

A Hellish Performance

So on first blush, a seemingly good trade deadline by Chris Drury might look pretty underwhelming.  I mean, what the hell was that last night???  The Rangers put in one of their season’s worst performances, rivalling the two losses to Calgary, the one-sided blow-out by Colorado in Adam Huska‘s NHL debut, and that 6-2 loss in St Louis […]

Rangers Call In The Copp

Rangers GM Chris Drury rounded out his first NHL Trade Deadline as General Manager with his biggest move this season, acquiring forward Andrew Copp from the Winnipeg Jets for some picks and prospect Morgan Barron.  The move means that Drury has added four forwards and a defenseman to the existing roster, without giving up a player on the team. The […]