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 […]

Vesey Sent To Buffalo

The New York Rangers have sent winger Joimmy Vesey to the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for a third round pick in the 2021 draft.  The 26 year old Boston native had spent three years with the Rangers after signing as a UFA in 2016. Interestingly enough, Vesey had briefly been a Sabres property prior to […]

Philly Throws Hayes-maker And Kreider Benefits

So… there may have been a few out there who thought that maybe Kevin Hayes would return to New York as a free agent just months after being traded to the Winnipeg Jets as a Trade Deadline rental.  That of course will no longer happen, given that he has agreed to terms with the Philadelphia Flyers on […]

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 […]

Always Look On The Bright Side

The chances of the Rangers winning the Stanley Cup, let alone making the playoffs appear relatively remote this season.  The first officially sanctioned team rebuild is well underway, and the roster looks more akin to a team that is simply running the season down at the end of the year, than one that is entering […]

First Look Lines

Following the roster cuts on Friday, and the delayed reassignment of Brandon Crawley on Sunday due to injury concerns, the Rangers have reached their 23 player roster, plus the two injured forwards – Matt Beleskey and Cristoval Nieves. Saturda’s practice saw the team turn out with their first possible line combination following the cuts, and there were few surprises in […]

Projected Line-up Against Flyers

The Rangers are projected to go into their second pre-season game with a significantly different roster from last night’s opening preseason victory against the Devils.  Tony DeAngelo and Pavel Buchnevich get their second games, while eighteen players will see their first action of the preseason. The players to miss out include forward invitee Bobby Butler and veteran Mats […]

The Season Is Dead, Long Live The Season

With just three wins in their last thirteen, and just three weeks or so to the trade deadline, it looks as if the Rangers are about to embark on something they’ve never really done in modern times: cash in now in order to help rebuild for the future. A slow start to the season, followed […]

Rangers Debuts And Milestones

There will be at least five new Rangers tonight, with the debuts of Kevin Shattenkirk, Filip Chytil, Paul Carey, Anthony DeAngelo and David Desharnais.  Backup goaltender Ondrej Pavelec is also dressing, but would not be expected to see the ice unless the game situation dictates it. Together the five players will represent the 1031st, 1032nd, 1033rd, 1034th and 1035th players to dress for […]

Bereglazov To Make Debut

Russian free agent signing, Alexei Bereglazov will make his Rangers debut tonight against the New York Islanders.  He, gotaltender Chris Nell and forward Malte Stromwall will see their first action of the preseason ahead of tomorrow’s anticipated second round of roster cuts. Signed out of the KHL, where he’s spent the past four years with the Magnitogorsk team, Bereglazov was initially […]