New York Rangers are only a few days away from July 1st when free agency opens. Now they will have to have some serious discussion over the next few days, as to how they will fill the holes in the lineup. These are the holes left by trading Derek Stepan, Antti Raanta, and the buyout of Dan Girardi. Sometimes a team’s best and worst off season signings are the ones they make “In-House”.
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New York Rangers drafted with the 145th pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft Calle Sjalin a Swedish defense-man. This is a 17 year old kid, who played for Östersunds IK in Sweden. This could be a steal in the 4th round as he was ranked #44 for EU skaters by NHL Central Scouting. His numbers are pretty good for a young, 17 year old defense-man. Hopefully, we can see him in a few years as he transitions to North American hockey. He will be playing in Sweden next season, but he is definitely a player to keep your eye on over the next few years.
It may only be June 21st, but the Rangers have gotten fans excited in anticipation. The Rangers announced their home opener for October 5th against the Colorado Avalanche. Not the “rivalry” matchup that the Rangers had last year against the Islanders, but certainly a game that will hopefully get the Rangers off on the right foot for the 2017-18 season.
Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey RangersTown!
— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) June 21, 2017
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.
Alain Vigneault is as stubborn a coach as they come. That same stubbornness was key when he first got the job in 2013-14 and the Rangers floundered for the first few months trying to learn his system. In doing so, the Rangers learned to play a high tempo game and made their first trip to the Stanley Cup Final in 20 years. Read more
The Rangers are ready to go in round two of the NHL playoffs. The same lineup that won games 4,5, and 6 against Montreal will start in Ottawa tonight. What we don’t know is what game the Rangers will be bringing with them. Read more
Whether it was by luck or design, the Rangers finishing in the 1st wild card spot might have been the break they needed this season. By taking the path of least resistance so to speak through the Atlantic, the Blueshirts could find themselves in the Stanley Cup Final. Read more
The Rangers are on their way to round 2 of these NHL playoffs by taking Atlantic Division winner, Montreal. They did so by being physical and using their speed in perfect balance. When there were breakdowns, Henrik Lundqvist was simply phenomenal. Read more
I was fortunate to have tickets to this game. Let me dispel this notion that Madison Square Garden does not get loud anymore, right away. Wrong, wrong, wrong. Read more
Now I’ve heard it all…the Rangers lost game 3 because they were too focused on hitting and not on out skating the Canadiens. What? Really!!! Read more