Rangers’ Zibanejad Breaking Out of Slump
The New York Rangers entered this season with high expectations after playing excellent hockey late in the regular season last year. One of the driving forces behind that success was ...
Rangers’ Gauthier Needs to Improve to Keep His Roster Spot
The New York Rangers lacked forward depth when they acquired Julien Gauthier from the Carolina Hurricanes at the trade deadline last season. However, he struggled after the trade and the Rangers will have plenty of young forwards battling for roster spots. Gauthier’s AHL Success Gauthier was originally drafted by the Hurricanes in the first round […]
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Forgotten Ranger Libor Hajek Can Contribute Next Season
The New York Rangers defense changed dramatically from last season. Rookies Adam Fox and Ryan Lindgren became the team’s top defense pair, Jacob Trouba added grit and toughness to the team and the Blueshirts traded Brady Skjei to the Carolina Hurricanes for a first-round pick. Lost in all those moves, was Libor Hajek’s demotion to […]
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Rangers Must Commit to Developing Their Young Centers
The New York Rangers won the 2020 NHL Draft Lottery and have the first selection in the draft. The top prospect this year is winger Alexis Lafreniere, which means the Rangers won’t be able to address their lack of depth at center with their top pick. While Mika Zibanejad had an excellent season and Ryan […]
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Rangers Will Have Trouble Re-Signing Jesper Fast With Flat Salary Cap
The New York Rangers decided to hold on to alternate captain Jesper Fast at the trade deadline this season even though they knew he would become an unrestricted free agent in the offseason. While they initially appeared intent on re-signing him, things have changed dramatically for New York since then. Rangers Need to Pay DeAngelo […]
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Rangers Youth Struggle In Playoff Debuts Against the Hurricanes
The New York Rangers are one of the youngest teams in the NHL and they had numerous players making their postseason debut. The outstanding play of the team’s young players in the regular season helped turn the Rangers around after a disappointing 2018-19 season and got them into the Qualifying Round of the postseason. However, […]
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Rangers Must Trust Rookies Fox and Lindgren in the Playoffs
The New York Rangers have had an impressive turnaround this season after finishing 20 points shy of a playoff spot in 2018-19. Stars Artemi Panarin and Mika Zibanejad have received well-deserved praise for the team’s success this season but it would not have been possible without the outstanding play of rookie defensemen Adam Fox and […]
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Rangers Need to Find a Way to Keep DeAngelo
The New York Rangers acquired Tony DeAngelo along with a draft pick that was used to select Lias Andersson three years ago. In exchange, they traded Derek Stepan and Antti Raanta to the Arizona Coyotes. At the time, Andersson was considered the more valuable of the assets the Rangers acquired in the trade, while DeAngelo […]
Rangers’ Kakko Poised to Perform in the Playoffs
The New York Rangers selected Kaapo Kakko with the second pick of the NHL Draft one year ago. There was a tremendous amount of hype surrounding him and that led to big expectations for his rookie season. While the season hasn’t quite gone according to plan for the young winger, he will have an opportunity […]
Rangers’ Future Brighter After Just One Season With Panarin
It feels like ages ago but at this time one year ago, the New York Rangers had just signed Artemi Panarin to a seven-year, $81.5 million contract and drafted Kaapo Kakko with the second pick of the NHL Draft. Kakko was the team’s reward for a dreadful regular season and signing Panarin showed that New […]
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Rangers Will Be Fine With Andersson Staying in Sweden
Lias Andersson told John Davidson, the president of the New York Rangers, that he will not participate in the team’s training camp ahead of the restart of the NHL season. Earlier in the season, he refused to continue playing for the Hartford Wolf Pack of the AHL and New York decided to loan him to […]
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Rangers’ Fast Is Set up to Succeed in the Postseason
The New York Rangers decided not to trade Jesper Fast this season even though he is in the final year of a three-year, $5.55 million contract. He has rewarded them with one of the best seasons of his career and has played on a line with a star player (Artemi Panarin) for the first time […]
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Rangers Get a Boost as Kreider Returns for Qualifying Round
Chris Kreider was in the midst of an excellent regular season when he suffered a broken foot while blocking a shot against the Philadelphia Flyers on Feb. 28. The injury was a devastating blow for the New York Rangers, who had been playing well in a push to make the playoffs. At the time, it […]
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Rangers Have Playoffs Difference Maker in Gauthier
When the New York Rangers traded for Julien Gauthier from the Carolina Hurricanes earlier this season, he was expected to become a part of New York’s plan to rebuild. However, with the rebuild going faster than expected, the newly acquired winger will get an opportunity to take on his former team this postseason. He has […]
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Rangers Need Panarin to Succeed Where Nash & Gaborik Failed
The New York Rangers should be ecstatic with the way winger Artemi Panarin has played so far this season. He was brought in as a dynamic offensive player but he has been even better than expected. This isn’t the first time New York has made a move to acquire a star winger. They signed Marian […]
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Rangers Miss Zuccarello’s Leadership and Grit
Last season, the New York Rangers traded Mats Zuccarello to the Dallas Stars at the trade deadline. He then signed a five-year, $30 million contract with the Minnesota Wild over the offseason. The trade made sense because the Rangers were rebuilding last season and Zuccarello was a veteran in the final year of his contract. […]
Rangers’ Chytil Has the Potential to Be Great
Filip Chytil has become a decent player for the New York Rangers and is in the midst of his best year despite starting the season in the AHL with the Hartford Wolf Pack. He is just 20 years old and has shown that he has the potential to develop into a star; however, he has […]
Rangers’ Andersson Must Change Attitude to Have Success in the NHL
Lias Andersson’s New York Rangers’ career has gotten off to a very rocky start, but he is just 21 years old and still has time to turn it around. Andersson actually had a decent 2017-18 season after he was drafted seventh overall in the 2017 NHL Draft. He had seven goals and seven assists in […]
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Rangers: Michael Sauer’s Career-Ending Concussion Is Still Heartbreaking 8 Seasons Later
The New York Rangers often have talented young defensemen begin their careers in pairs. In the 2007-08 season, it was Dan Girardi and Marc Staal. This season, it’s been Adam Fox and Ryan Lindgren. In the 2010-11 season, it was Ryan McDonagh and Michael Sauer. The Future Looked Bright for Sauer and the Rangers Girardi, […]
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Rangers’ Lindgren Is a Key Part of Team’s Future
The New York Rangers came into this season with so many prospects on defense that Ryan Lindgren was an afterthought. Despite fairly low expectations, he has earned important ice time and looks like a big part of the team’s future. Leading up to the 2019-20 Season The Rangers acquired Lindgren just before the trade deadline […]
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