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New York Rangers Make Seven Total Selections at 2015 NHL Draft
June 27th, 2015 at 10:26 PM
After a quiet Day 1 at the 2015 NHL Draft, the New York Rangers had a busy Day 2. They had five picks originally, but after three separate deals they left Sunrise, FL with seven picks. The Rangers acquired pick No. 41 and Emerson Etem from the Anaheim Duck for forward...

Antti Raanta to the New York Rangers
June 27th, 2015 at 4:48 PM
The New York Rangers acquired goalie Antti Raanta from the Chicago Blackhawks in a trade for forward prospect Ryan Haggerty at the 2015 NHL Draft on Saturday. Raanta, 26, is 20-8-5 with a 2.41 goals-against average and .912 save percentage in 39 career NHL games, all with Chicago. Haggerty, 22, had 15...

Cam Talbot to the Edmonton Oilers
June 27th, 2015 at 3:59 PM
The New York Rangers traded goaltender Cam Talbot and a seventh round 2015 NHL Draft pick to the Edmonton Oilers for three picks. The Rangers received picks number 57, 79 and 184 in the 2015 draft. The Oilers got the number 209 pick from New York. ***PHOTO1*** The Rangers had given five team...

Carl Hagelin to the Anaheim Ducks
June 27th, 2015 at 2:55 PM
The New York Rangers traded left wing Carl Hagelin, and their 59th and 179th 2015 NHL Draft picks, for Anaheim Ducks left wing Emerson Etem and the 41st draft pick. The Rangers used the 41st pick to select left wing Ryan Gropp from the Seattle Thunderbirds of the Western Hockey League....

New York Rangers Give Teams Permission to Speak to Talbot
June 26th, 2015 at 3:20 PM
According to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman, the New York Rangers have given the Calgary Flames, Dallas Stars, Edmonton Oilers, San Jose Sharks and Buffalo Sabres permission to speak with goaltender Cam Talbot. Friedman reports that teams are allowed to talk to the 27-year-old about how he would fit in the roster and...

It Might not Have to Last a Lifetime: New York Rangers Punch Their Ticket to First Finals Since ’94
May 30th, 2014 at 1:02 AM
            #494519665 / gettyimages.com For the first time since 1994, the New York Rangers are headed to the Stanley Cup Finals, and this time, they didn't even need two overtimes to get there. The Rangers dominated the apparently exhausted Canadians in the 6th and final game of the Eastern Conference Finals, a contest...

Finally! Martin St. Louis Gets One as the New York Rangers Cut Down the Canucks 3-1
April 2nd, 2014 at 4:04 AM
When Martin St. Louis was acquired in the March 5th blockbuster that sent Ryan Callahan to Tampa, no one in their wildest dreams -- especially the winger himself -- could've possibly foretold it would that the Rangers' newest offensive weapon 15 games to find the back of the net for...

With Win Number 302 in the Bag, Henrik Lundqvist’s Resume Lacks Just One Thing
March 20th, 2014 at 9:55 PM
Henrik Lundqvist has accomplished a great many things in his career: He's an Olympic Gold Medalist, a Vezina Trophy winner (and five-time finalist), has been an all-star thrice, was a finalist for the Hart and Lindsay in 2012, awards sparingly ever won by goaltenders, and as of Tuesday, he's the winningest goalie...

Trade Deadline Redux: the Martin St. Louis Deal Revisited a Week Later
March 12th, 2014 at 10:09 PM
Now that the dust has settled and the time for knee jerk reactions has passed, it's time to take a closer look at the swap of captains that took place when the New York Rangers sent Ryan Callahan and two draft picks to Tampa for Martin St. Louis. To Tampa, the...

New York Rangers Hit Snooze Button, Fall to Carolina 3-1
March 11th, 2014 at 11:33 PM
The good news? It's only one game. The bad news? Everything else. Flat from the start, the New York Rangers dropped a should-win against the Carolina Hurricanes, a team all but eliminated from the playoff hunt, 3-1. Kevin Klein provided the lone highlight of the game for the Blueshirts, notching his...

New York Rangers, Dan Girardi, Agree to Six-year, $33 Million Extension
February 28th, 2014 at 7:57 PM
***PHOTO1***One down, one to go? The New York Rangers have agreed to a six-year extension worth $33 million with defenseman Dan Girardi. The deal caries a reasonable $5.5 million cap hit, and reportedly includes a full no-movement clause the first three years, and a modified no-trade clause the final three. The pact...

Martin St. Louis Wants to Be a New York Ranger
February 26th, 2014 at 10:30 PM
 ***PHOTO1***What's the best way to get a Hart Trophy winner and two-time NHL scoring champ? Draft one. But having one engineer a trade to your side is a close second. And it appears that's exactly what Martin St. Louis is looking to do. Rumors broke last week that the mightiest of...

On the Ryan Callahan Rumor Mill, and the Bizarre Source of the Latest Conjecture
February 23rd, 2014 at 10:12 PM
***PHOTO1***Boomer Esiason: Talk show host, former NFL Quarterback, and...NHL trade breaker? The first two we know, the third is apparently a new line of work Esiason is trying out. Saturday, Boomer took to twitter, and set the NHL rumor mill ablaze by tweeting this gem: Its coming and it will be huge. Surprising,...

Mats Zuccarello Out 3-4 Weeks, Derek Dorsett Close to Returning
February 22nd, 2014 at 12:55 PM
***PHOTO1***The New York Rangers confirmed the original diagnosis of a non-displaced fracture in Mats Zuccarello's left hand yesterday, and set the timetable for the wingers return at 3-4 weeks. The 3-4 week recovery estimate is from the day the injury occurred, not today, meaning the timetable actually started Sunday the...

New York Rangers’ Player Grades, Part 4
February 21st, 2014 at 2:49 PM
***PHOTO1***Feeling down? In need of a distraction after Team USA's loss? Let's turn our attention back to the NHL, and take a look at how three of the New York Rangers' top-six defenseman--Ryan McDonagh, Dan Girardi, and Anton Stralman--have performed so far. Ryan McDonagh Already one of the best defenders in the...

Rangers Host Oilers Tonight in Last Game Before the Ryan Callahan “Deadline”
February 6th, 2014 at 4:05 PM
***PHOTO1***The New York Rangers enter tonight's matchup with the Oilers playing perhaps their best hockey of the year. The Blueshirts are on a season-best 4-game winning streak that's seen them massacre opponents by a cumulative score of 18-6. With 65 points, and a 15-5-1 mark their last 21, the Rangers are officially...

Whether He Stays or Goes, If Ryan Callahan Heats up, the Rangers are the Beneficiaries
February 5th, 2014 at 4:00 PM
***PHOTO1***In last nights 5-1 drubbing of the thoroughly overmatched Colorado Avalanche, Ryan Callahan scored two goals, giving him 11 in what's been an injury plagued, frustrating season for the Rangers' captain. Before last night, Callahan had tallied just two goals in his last 19 games. Unless you've been living under a rock for...

New York Rangers Begin Stretch of 3 Games in 4 Nights; Latest on Ryan Callahan’s Contract Demands
February 4th, 2014 at 4:22 PM
***PHOTO1***When the Colorado Avalanche come to the Garden tonight, it'll be the first of 3 games in 4 nights for The New York Rangers. The final game of this stretch--in Pittsburgh on Friday--is the Blueshirts last contest before a different set of games--those of the Olympic variety--begin. In between those two,...

Gone Baby Gone or Oh Captain My Captain? Latest on Ryan Callahan Rumors
February 2nd, 2014 at 1:56 PM
***PHOTO1***Depending on who you believe, New York Rangers' captain Ryan Callahan could've already played his last game in Broadway blue, or could see his contract stalemate drag all the way to the March 5th trade deadline. Larry Brooks of The Post says Glen Sather has installed this upcoming Friday's pre-Sochi roster...

If the New York Rangers Do Deal Ryan Callahan or Dan Girardi, Don’t Expect a King’s Ransom in Return
January 31st, 2014 at 4:28 PM
***PHOTO1***With the revelation that the New York Rangers would be willing to deal Ryan Callahan and/or Dan Girardi if they don't sign before the March 5th trade deadline, the next, most obvious, question becomes: What could they get? Probably not as much as John Q. Fan would like. A look at recent...