According to Elliotte Friedman, Mika Zibanejad is looking for a deal that will pay him $5.35 million per year. The New York Rangers are offering $4.1 million per year. While this may seem like quite the distance in price, it should not be to difficult for the 2 sides to avoid arbitration on July 25th and reach a deal. Read more
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Kevin Hayes is on the rather lengthy list of New York Rangers players that are about to enter their prime. There is a common thread with these player previews; it is time to take the next step. Read more
One could argue that J.T. Miller has the most upside of anyone on the New York Rangers. Coming off a career high 56 points, and second straight 22 goal season, J.T. Miller is slowly but surely growing before our eyes.
Mats Zuccarello, the New York Rangers leader in points for the second consecutive season, will be pivotal to the Rangers success this season. Redundant I’ll admit, however, the fan favorite is such a huge contributor that the team will need him to step up even more.
Almost every move made by Jeff Gorton this offseason has been based around Mika Zibanejad. Read more
Chris Kreider has the capability to be the best player on the ice every single shift. His strength and shot should make him the best New York Rangers forward. His size and physicality make him an asset on the defensive side of the puck as well. Add in his speed and we are now talking about a 200-foot player, right? Not exactly.
In what turned into one of the best signings of last summer, Michael Grabner made Jeff Gorton look like a genius. In his first season with the Rangers, Grabner put together his first 20 goal season since 2011-12, netting 27 in 76 games. More importantly, Grabner played a vital role on the penalty kill for the Blueshirts as his speed reeked havoc for opposing teams. Grabner reached the 20 goal mark in mid-January, but from mid-January to April, Grabner scored just seven goals. Grabner’s 2016-17 campaign is actually a beautiful symbol for the entire New York Rangers 2016-17 season. Started slow, fizzled fast, came up big at times but still came up short.
New York Rangers defenseman Kevin Klein will now don the title of ‘former New York Rangers defenseman’ as he announced his retirement today via Twitter. For many Rangers fans, Klein brought an edge and skill set that initially made him a favorite. No. 8 was acquired in 2014 for Michael Del Zotto from the Nashville Predators and played a key role in helping the Blueshirts reach that year’s Stanley Cup Final.