NOTES: Are Deadline Calculations Changing?

When Kaapo Kakko dropped out of the line-up last month, an already weak position on the right wing got suddenly moreso.  The thought was, that the Rangers needed another top six winger to make a serious run this year at a Stanley Cup, capitalizing on career form from Igor Shesterkin, as well as Chris Kreider. As everyone knows, the […]

Where There’s Smoke…

Is Chris Drury ready to pull the trigger on his first mid-season trade as General Manager, there are some indications that the Rangers front office chief could be making a move with just under two months left until the March 21st NHL trade deadline. With the Rangers sitting 16 points ahead of the Detroit Red Wings, who […]

Kravtsov Requests Trade

There’s been plenty of drama around former first round pick – 2018, 9th overall – since he was drafted by the Rangers, and it continued today with a report that the Rangers have given the 22 year old Russian permission to talk to other teams in order to facilitate a trade. Kravtsov was one of […]

Kreider Third Liner

Winger Chris Kreider is going into his first full season since turning 30 in April, having played 573 regular season games and 78 in the post season across his 10 year career to date.  He’s signed for another six years – including this one – and has a no move clause through to the 2023-24 season.  The […]

Reaves Added From Vegas

After a meek ending to the season, Rangers GM Chris Drury vowed to add toughness to the line up during this off season.  He perhaps capped that off this evening with the somewhat expected acquisition of Ryan Reaves from the Golden Knights, in exchange for a third round pick in next year’s draft. The 34 year old right winger […]

Jack. Of All Trades?!?

As 12:00pm Eastern drew closer, there was plenty of anticipation from Ranger fans expecting today to be the day that Rangers GM Chris Drury made a move to complete his offseason makeover of the roster.  Six hours later and the sum of the day was four free agent signings headlined by the signing of third pair defenseman Patrik […]

Draft Recap: Focus On Size With A Couple Of Skill Guys

The focus in Chris Drury‘s first draft as General Manager, was clearly on size and physicality.  With nine picks going into the draft, the team would ultimately end up with eight new prospects, making just the one trade – sending the third round #80 pick along with the sixth round #168 to Washington for the third […]

Buchnevich Heading Out?

I believe at this point that Pavel Buchnevich will be traded before July 28th, I’m not sure to whom, or for what, but after yesterday’s media conference with General Manager Chris Drury, I think it’ll happen.  I’ll be disappointed, I like what he’s evolved into as a player, but I don’t run the Rangers. The primary reason of […]

Clues On What’s To Come

Pretty much everyone has said the Rangers need more grind and grit, and that of course came to a head late in the season following a sweep by the Islanders and of course that game against the Capitals.  How that would be addressed appears to be becoming a littler clearer. The move Saturday were the […]

Rangers Hire Gord Murphy and Mike Kelly

Two of the Rangers three assistant coaching roles have been filled today, with the hiring of Gord Murphy and Mike Kelly.  Both have been assistant coaches under the new Rangers’ head coach, with Murphy working with Gallant through his first head coaching term in Columbus, and Kelly being behind the bench with Gallant in Florida […]