(The New York Riveters during their Inaugural Season)
The New York Riveters are one of the four founding franchises of the National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL). In just two short seasons of existence so far, the Riveters have already made their mark on the hockey world. From players signings to talented rookies and some historic draft picks there’s a lot to talk about. In part one of our in-depth look at the New York Riveters, we begin with some history. Read more
We all know about the National Hockey League. It’s existed for a century and its history is extremely rich and exciting and filled with some of the greatest athletes in history. Messier, Gretzky, Lemieux, Howe, Orr; these names are known all over the world. Read more
With both Derek Stepan
and Oscar Lindberg gone
from the Rangers lineup, the team’s forward corps is set to take a different form this upcoming season. Others will be counted on to replace their production and solidify the team’s lineup. One of those players will be Pavel Buchnevich. Buchnevich didn’t exactly light up the score sheet during his first season on Broadway, but he certainly showed flashes of the player he could become for the Rangers. He scored some pretty impressive goals. So where does he fit in the lineup next season? That answer is simple.
Happy Fourth of July folks! Before you jump into celebrating, enjoy the first episode of FullTilt Rangers Radio Podcast! In this episode we focus on the aftermath of Free Agent Frenzy. More episodes coming, stay with us for more details. Read more
With the 21st pick in the 2017 NHL entry draft, the New York Rangers selected forward Filip Chytil from HC Zlin of the Czech Extraliga. Many were confused about the pick, as there were still bigger names on the board, including Kailer Yamamoto and Eeli Tolvanen. I questioned the pick as well, but ultimately, I’m not an NHL scout and decided to give this pick the benefit of the doubt. Those who gave him the benefit of the doubt are looking pretty smart after digging into his stats, his style of play, and his developments over the past few days.
According to TSN Insider Bob McKenzie, UFA defenseman Brendan Smith is closing in on a four-year deal with a $4.35 million AAV with the Rangers. Smith was acquired by the Rangers at the deadline last season for a second and third round pick from the Detroit Red Wings and brought a nice snarl and edge to the Rangers blueline. He formed a nice tandem with Rangers defenseman Brady Skjei toward the end of the regular season and playoffs.
And we’re out! or so we thought. Yesterday, Sports-Express writer Igor Eronko tweeted that the Rangers were out of the Ilya Kovalchuk sweepstakes. Larry Brooks of the New York Post quickly refuted that claim: Read more
Another week in the hockey world has gone by and with it comes more rumors about potential moves the New York Rangers will make during the 2017 offseason. Time for some quick hits about what’s been going on. Read more
As we reported on May 16, Jesper Fast did undergo hip surgery and will miss about five months of action. The exact nature of his injury was a labral repair of his left hip. Fast, an integral cog in the Rangers’ machine, is set to miss the start of the regular season with this recovery timeline. Fast could be expected back sometime in November.
Messier. Leetch. Graves. Howell. Bathgate. Richter. Gilbert. Giacomin. These names will forever hang in the rafters at Madison Square Garden and next season there will be another name joining them: Ratelle. Jean Ratelle is one of the all-time greats in New York Rangers and National Hockey League history. He put up some eye-popping numbers during his time on both Blueshirts and the Boston Bruins. He was a part of one of the most famous lines in NHL history. Ratelle is not often spoken about in the same way as Messier, Leetch, and others are but he truly deserves his day in the sun.