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 true Rangers showed up for round two and lost embarrassingly in 6 games to the Ottawa Senators. Unfortunately the Blueshirts fooled even me with their round 1 win against Montreal, but the team that was just 1 game over .500 since February 13th finally revealed themselves. Read more
NYR eliminated (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Since the end of the Rangers’ short-lived post season stint, all speculation has pointed to a blockbuster trade to reshape the team for the 2017 season.
Crosby checked by Stepan (AP Photo)
As fans head to the beach, NHL General Managers will hit the phones this Friday as free agency opens up July 1st.
(Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
The Rangers have several question marks going into the offseason. Many have speculated as to who the possible trade candidates will be. Although there will undoubtedly be some sort of a shakeup this summer, let’s first speculate what deals the restricted free agents might ink over the next few months.
Sheppard and Glass, one won’t be here next year (Getty)
Many of the NYR forwards under contract for the 2015-2016 season, several key decisions remain to be made as to who will round out the top 12 in the coming season. The top line of Nash, Brassard and Zuccarello will most likely barring exception, remain intact. Other than that, a lot has to be determined based on how some dominoes will fall. Read more