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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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 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
Rangers winger Mats Zuccarello has had quite the year both on and off the ice. He led the team with 59 points in the regular season and had seven points in the playoffs. He was consistent in his effort every night, regardless of whether or not he was tickling the twine. And this effort won him the team’s coveted Steven McDonald Extra Effort Award.
Rick Nash is a New York Ranger that fans either support or criticize. Rarely will Nash receive the benefit of the doubt and rarely will he be praised for his value. Nevertheless, Rick Nash is a former superstar with a $7.8 million cap hit this season. A player getting paid that high is expected to produce more than 23 goals and 15 assists, and there really is no debating that.
The New York Rangers are a team based on windows. Is Henrik Lundqvist’s window closed? Did the window as an Eastern Conference mainstay close? Today, Marc Staal’s window to be bought out opens up for the 48 hours. Read more
The Rangers announced today that the team has come to terms with restricted free agent center Mika Zibanejad on a five-year contract with an AAV of $5.35 million.
It looks like the Rangers and Mika Zibanejad could not come to terms before today’s 9AM hearing in Toronto. Here’s what you need to know at this time. Read more