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 […]

First Time First

Almost 19 hours after it happened, you’re still probably on a bit of a high as a Rangers fan, and why not, this is the first time the Rangers have ever earned the right to pick first in the NHL Entry Draft. Okay, well technically they did pick first in 1965 when there were only […]

No Kid-ding He’s Only 18

In a surprise to few, the Rangers drafted 18 year old Finnish right wing, Kaapo Kakko last night with the second overall pick in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft.  I say unsurprisingly, because while a few might have hoped for Jack Hughes to be passed over by the Devils, the popular opinion – and it was pretty […]

Rangers May Wing-It

It’s likely that Jeff Gorton is going to at least try to make some moves this weekend at the NHL draft, but it remains to be seen what he actually accomplishes.  With John Davidson now firmly in place as President of the New York Rangers, and the second overall pick in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft, Gorton […]

Bolts For The Cup!

So the Rangers now have three first round picks this year, and a possible first round pick.  As it stands right now, the best pick will be their own this year, projecting to be a top 10 pick.  As of February 27th, they have the 7th worst record in the league, though some of the […]

Timeline of Events

Over the past ten days, Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton has dealt with a number of significant changes in response to yet another missed opportunity in the playoffs. June 14th – Rangers announce they will buy out the remaining four years of Dan Girardi‘s contract.  The decision leaves Girardi with 788 regular season games for New […]

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 […]