Prior to last season, Jimmy Vesey was a hot commodity in the NHL. The Vesey sweepstakes ended when the Harvard standout chose the Big Apple as his desired destination. The 2016 Hobey Baker Award winner joined a team with plenty of depth at the wing position. This caused a good problem for the New York Rangers. Read more
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On June 27, 2015, the New York Rangers made an unpopular trade according to their fans. The Rangers sent restricted free agent forward Carl Hagelin and two draft picks (No. 59 and 179) to the Anaheim Ducks for Emerson Etem and the No. 41 pick in the draft. Read more
Training camp is a month away for the hockey world, and each team is ready to drop the puck and focus on the upcoming season. Most teams have finalized their rosters, however, there are still unsigned players. Hartford can still add one or two more players, quality veterans, preferably. Here are a few players that I would recommend the club to pursue. And as long as they sign AHL contracts, they won’t affect the Rangers cap situation.
On the latest episode of the FullTilt Rangers Radio podcast, the guys talk with NWHL star Rebecca Russo about life in the NWHL, her time as a hockey player at BU and Shattuck and a whole lot more. The guys also talk about the World Junior Summer Showcase, as well as sending out prayers to former Rangers forward Eddie Olczyk who is battling cancer.
Last summer New York Rangers GM Jeff Gorton made a move that flew under the radar by signing Michael Grabner. Many fans and hockey experts believed that Grabner would be a nice role player for the Rangers and nothing more. 27 goals later and Grabner was the steal of the summer. Read more
It’s August. The dog days of the NHL offseason. Fans are chomping at the bit wanting hockey more than ever. Tweets of “Is it October Yet?” appearing on everyone’s timeline as we wait for the start of the NHL season.
To hold you over, here’s some of the latest New York Rangers news, in this new edition of Rangers Roundup.
The summer of 2017 will be remembered as one of massive change for the Rangers and their fans. The buyout of Dan Girardi, the trade of Derek Stepan and Anti Raanta, the loss of Oscar Lindberg in the expansion draft were some of the biggest moves. There were additions. Anthony DeAngelo came via trade, while the Blueshirts signed free agents Kevin Shattenkirk, David Desharnais, and Ondrej Pavelec. But, there is still a gaping hole in the middle. They are short one center, and really lack depth at that position more than any other, organizationally. And that is surely a factor in why the Rangers selected 2 centers in the first round of the draft. Read more
It has been a long time since the Rangers had a great prospect pool. Trades for Keith Yandle, Eric Staal, and Martin St. Louis brought the Rangers varying degrees of success, but it cost them a lot of prospects. Each trade forced the Rangers to give up talented prospects and multiple high draft picks including Alexi Saarela, Anthony Duclair, John Moore, two first round picks, three second round picks, and a third round pick. These trades in the past few years, coupled with no Stanley Cup, can set a team back, but those are the consequences of “going for it” year after year. That being said, the Rangers have been able to counter those losses with non-traditional signings including Kevin Hayes and Jimmy Vesey. Read more
Entering her second professional season with the NWHL’s New York Riveters, star forward Rebecca Russo has already compiled quite the hockey resume. National Champion, three time Hockey East Champion, NWHL All-Star and winner of the Fastest Skater competition and holds 3 records at Boston University, Fastest Goal in a Game (0:12 seconds), Most Assists in a Game (5) and Latest Goal in a Game (0:03 seconds). Yet at the age of 23, there’s still more championships and more accolades in the horizon. Read more