The Silly Season Is Upon Us

New York placed veteran forwards Arron Asham and Darroll Powe on waivers yesterday, in the hopes that someone else will pick them up.  Both are in the final years of their respective contracts, with Powe at $1.06M and Asham and $1M in terms of salary cap.  Neither forward has particularly impressed in a Rangers uniform, although Asham did at […]

Palmieri & Niemi Set To Become UFAs

New York will not extend qualifying offers to pending RFAs Nick Palmieri and Jyri Niemi, but will extend an offer to Brandon Mashinter.  In the case of Niemi, it’s not surprising.  The former Islanders draft pick was acquired back in May 2010 in exchange for a sixth round pick, but has struggled to make an impact in the AHL. […]

Summer of Love

It may sound counter intuitive, but the Rangers are likely to struggle this season, and could easily miss the playoffs for the second time in three years. You certainly wouldn’t come to that conclusion if you were to read the papers and what pundits the pundits are writing. The general consensus is that General Manager Glen […]

Dupont Departs

Rangers continue their busy start to 2011-12 season with a minor league move, sending center Brodie Dupont to the Nashville Predators in exchange for right wing Andreas Thuresson. A third round pick in 2006, Dupont got a surprise call-up last year and played a limited role on the fourth line in one appearance with the Rangers. The 6-2 […]

The Rich Get Richards

It appears to be all but official. The Rangers and Brad Richards have reportedly agreed to a nine year, $60M contract making Richards the third highest Cap hit on the team, but due to front loading, he’ll make the majority of his money in the first five years. The contract is the longest ever given by the […]

Fed Reserved

While all the talk on the first day was around the pursuit of Brad Richards, the Rangers did make a couple of minor moves to fill out their roster. Ruslan Fedotenko will return to the Rangers for a second season, inked to a one year, $1.4M contract. The deal is $400K more than last season, when Fedotenko came […]

What’s the Deal?

by AveryGod What do these four players all have in common: Enver Lisin, Brian Boyle, Christopher Higgins and Ales Kotalik. They all signed new contracts to play for the New York Rangers next season and all of them were on different teams last year. That’s not even including Marion Gaborik, Donald Brashear and the other EIGHT players they’ve added […]

Active Day For Rangers

The Rangers opened up the 2009-10 season with a splash Wednesday, signing free agent forwards Marian Gaborik and Donald Brashear and bidding two thirds of their checking unit adieu with the departures of Colton Orr (Maple Leafs) and Fredrik Sjostrom (Flames). The moves followed Tuesday’s trade of Scott Gomez to the Montreal Canadiens, in a week that has certainly changed the tone of the organization. According to reports, Gaborik has signed a five-year deal worth $37.5M, […]

The New Squad

by Pete Robinson Out with the old and in with the new. Thus ends the Jagr Era of the New York Rangers. Even though it was short, Captain Jagr will definitely be missed by all. Whether you loved him or hated him, Jaromir Jagr was a main contributor to the rebuilding of the Rangers, as well as […]

Free Agency – Day 2

Day two of the 2008 free agency frenzy is under way, and so far no more big signings to report, which of course gives us plenty of time to review the stories from yesterday. Wade Redden of course was the biggest signing for the Rangers yesterday, and he seems ready to go. The career Senator is set to play for just […]