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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,...

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,...

Mats Zuccarello, His NHL Career Risen from the Ashes, Continues to Prove That Size Doesn’t Matter
February 3rd, 2014 at 10:14 PM
***PHOTO1***It was the great philosopher Yoda who once said: "Size matters not." It's a saying the New York Rangers' Mats Zuccarello appears determined to prove true each and very time he steps on the ice. Zuccarello may not have the powers of The Force like our fuzzy green make-believe friend, but what...

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...

Latest Ryan Callahan/Dan Girardi Rumors: Could Both Be Wearing Different Sweaters This Time Next Year?
January 28th, 2014 at 10:03 PM
***PHOTO1***Of the New York Rangers' 12 pending free agents, the two biggest--and longest tenured--names are Ryan Callahan and Dan Girardi. But tonight, courtesy of TSN's Bob McKenzie and Darren Dreger, comes the not so startling revelation that one or both Rangers' stalwarts could be on the move. Glen Sather has reportedly...

Some New York Rangers’ Musings at the Season’s Midpoint
January 1st, 2014 at 7:39 PM
***PHOTO1***Seasons end, years go by, and quite frankly, the New York Rangers aren't shedding any tears as they wave bye-bye to 2013.  At the official midpoint of their season, the Rangers find themselves at 20-19-2, good for 42 points, and on the outside of the playoff picture. Using the old rule of thumb...

New York Rangers Vs Ottawa Senators Preview: Mats Zuccarello Scratched
March 28th, 2013 at 1:38 PM
***PHOTO1*** New York Rangers head coach liked what he saw in Philadelphia in the Rangers' 5-2 beating of the Flyers that he's decided to roll with the same lineup tonight against the Ottawa Senators. The team made big news this week (morning) by signing forward Mats Zuccarello, but "The Hobbit" already won't...

New York Rangers Place Stu Bickel on Waivers; Jeff Halpern Claimed by Montreal Canadiens
March 23rd, 2013 at 1:14 PM
***VIDEO1*** The New York Rangers must be working on a trade, because in two days, two players will no longer be with the team. Stu Bickel was the latest victim of the waiver wire, when the Ranges placed the rugged defenseman turned possible forward on waivers Saturday afternoon. Bickel is someone that might...

New York Rangers Place Veteran Center Jeff Halpern on Waivers
March 22nd, 2013 at 1:54 PM
***PHOTO1*** In a surprising move by the New York Rangers this morning, the team has decided to waiver veteran center Jeff Halpern. Halpern has been a member of the team's fourth line and someone out there on the penalty kill. He was brought in this summer on a one-year $700,000 contract to provide...

New York Rangers Eyeing Defenseman Andrej Sustr
March 19th, 2013 at 11:41 AM
***VIDEO1*** It has been no secret that the New York Rangers are looking for defensemen as the trade deadline nears. Two weeks ago, they put in a waiver claim for veteran Roman Hamrlik, who really hasn't panned out in his first few games as a Blueshirt. With the timetable for Marc Staal's...

New York Rangers Likely Out on Mats Zuccarello After Claiming Roman Hamrlik
March 11th, 2013 at 2:03 PM
***PHOTO1*** Earlier this season, we said that New York Rangers general manager Glen Sather was going to look to contact Mats Zuccarello about a possible return to the Big Apple, as he'd be an asset on the team's lackluster power play. Fast forward a few weeks and all of a sudden, a...

New York Rangers Sign Forward Josh Nicholls to Entry Level Contract
March 4th, 2013 at 5:29 PM
***VIDEO1*** The New York Rangers have signed 20-year-old forward Josh Nicholls to an entry-level contract, confirmed Seth Rothman of Inside Hockey. ***PHOTO1*** Nicholls was signed from the Saskatoon Blades of the Western Hockey League and was a teammate of Rangers prospect Shane McColgan. The 6'2", 185-pound winger was originally a seventh-round draft pick...

New York Rangers to Meet with Represenatives for Mats Zuccarello and Ryan O’Reilly
February 28th, 2013 at 10:47 AM
***PHOTO1*** Newport Sports crew will be in New York today for their yearly rounds to meet with New York clients. This will definitely cause speculation for the New York Rangers as Newport represents both the Mats Zuccarello and Ryan O'Reilly. ESPN's Katie Strang says it's easy that both players come up in discussions...

New York Rangers’ Brian Boyle Knows He Must Step up Play
January 29th, 2013 at 1:49 PM
***PHOTO1*** New York Rangers head coach John Tortorella has stole headlines this week by saying the balance of his team is a "concern." The team's third-line center, Brian Boyle, agreed saying the team needs to play like it did in Saturday night's 5-2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs to be successful. The...

New York Rangers Don’t Clear Jason Arnott, Deal Off
January 28th, 2013 at 12:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Rumors swirled during Saturday night's New York Rangers win over the Toronto Maple Leafs that the Blueshirts were going to bring aboard veteran center Jason Arnott on a one-year deal. However, sources confirmed Sunday that the deal was no longer in place as Rangers team doctors didn't clear Arnott following his...

New York Rangers Score 5 Unanswered Goals to Notch 2nd Win of Season
January 27th, 2013 at 3:05 PM
***VIDEO1*** It was a slow start by the New York Rangers Saturday night against the Toronto Maple Leafs, but the Blueshirts scored a total of five goals in the second and third periods to take home a 5-2 victory at Madison Square Garden. They improved their record to 2-3-0 with the win,...