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Lundqvist, Sweden's elders at World Cup know time is short

When Henrik Lundqvist carried a Swedish flag around the ice at the 2006 Turin Olympics with a gold medal dangling from his neck, he was a fresh-faced kid days shy of his 24th birthday. A seventh-round pick in 2000, Lundqvist was in his first season in the NHL with the New York Rangers and still relatively unknown outside Sweden. In his first major international event, he led Sweden...
Via Associated Press
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Critical Season Ahead for Kevin Hayes

Kevin Hayes is about to begin his third season with the New York Rangers organization and for the first time since he arrived via free agency, there will be real pressure on the American forward to play a consistent brand of hockey. Hayes was excellent in his rookie season notching 17 goals and 28 assists, but he followed that performance with only 36 points in 2015-16. More worrisome...
Via The Hockey Writers
10 hours ago

Henrik Lundqvist eager for Rangers return — but first, a World Cup title

TORONTO — Henrik Lundqvist’s eyes are on the prize of course, that being the World Cup of Hockey championship for which he and Team Sweden will continue to compete in Sunday’s semifinal match against Team Europe. But the goaltender, who arguably was the No. 1 star of the round-robin portion of the tournament off his...
Via New York Post
23 hours ago

These 3 Rangers veterans have to prove they can carry the team

There rightfully has been a lot of attention on the new names going into this Rangers training camp, but the stark reality is that the performance of the familiar names predominantly will decide if this season is successful or not. So let the hope of Jimmy Vesey and Pavel Buchnevich switch to the question that...
Via New York Post
1 day ago

Alain Vigneault has high hopes for Rangers, 2 new youngsters

This is a Rangers team in transition, and coach Alain Vigneault knows that. But entering his fourth season behind the Blueshirts bench, the expectations have not fallen off one bit. Despite an influx of youth, and despite a handful of underachieving veterans still on the roster, Vigneault is confident in his club. In his first...
Via New York Post
1 day ago

Battle Lines Drawn As Rangers Open Training Camp

Following their five-game defeat at the hands of the eventual Stanley Cup-winning Pittsburgh Penguins in the first round of the playoffs last spring, the Rangers vowed to get younger, faster and bigger in 2016-17. They also sought to find players who could add juice to their offensive game, and others who could help a deficient penalty kill unit that sunk to 26th in the NHL a year...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Lundqvist brilliant as Sweden advances to semifinals

TORONTO (AP) Henrik Lundqvist made 45 saves and Sweden wrapped up the top seed in Group B and a spot in the World Cup of Hockey semifinals by reaching overtime in a 4-3 loss to Team North America on Wednesday. Nathan MacKinnon scored the winner after back-and-forth 3-on-3 play. But Sweden got the point it needed to advance to the semifinals, while North America needs Finland to...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers announce training camp roster

The Rangers have announced the training camp roster, which includes 63 players: OFFICIAL: #NYR announce 2016 Training Camp Roster. 63 players participating in #NYRTC. pic.twitter.com/f6Fkc2YKkB — New York Rangers (@NYRangers) September 21, 2016 There are a few AHL contract guys on the list, as well as a bunch of kids headed back to Juniors. The […] The post Rangers announce training...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
3 days ago

New York Rangers: three young players to watch in 2016-17

The New York Rangers will be injected with youth as three players are expected to play big roles in the offense this upcoming season. The Rangers added Pavel Buchnevich, 21, Jimmy Vesey, 23, and Mika Zibanejad, 23, this offseason. All three are highly touted prospects and will now play under the bright lights in Madison Square Garden. Vesey took a unique path to New York City. ...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

3 Key Players for the New York Rangers in 2016

With the New York Rangers continuing to knock on the door of the Stanley Cup, the club is looking for those few missing pieces to come together to put them over the top. Already with one of the most loyal fan bases in the league, it is time to reward them with yet another push towards a long postseason run come next season. With that in mind, let us focus on personnel issues. In...
Via isportsweb.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Drury named Rangers Assistant GM

Chris Drury has been named Assistant GM of the Rangers. Drury was instrumental in the Rangers landing Jimmy Vesey, and McDonald also noted that this process has been in the works for some time now. Drury has been with the Rangers organization in some fashion since being signed as a free agent in 2007. He played […] The post Chris Drury named Rangers Assistant GM appeared first...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers announce Traverse City Tournament roster

The Rangers have officially announced the roster for the Traverse City Tournament: OFFICIAL: #NYR Traverse City Roster. Features 25 prospects including Vesey, Buchnevich & 3 2016 draft picks #NYRTCT pic.twitter.com/n250zexNA6 — New York Rangers (@NYRangers) August 29, 2016 The list includes seven non-roster invitees. I’ll let Josh weigh in on the list in the comments. The...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Chris Kreider be a Consistent Force for the New York Rangers?

This fall, New York Rangers’ left wing Chris Kreider will certainly have high expectations placed on him. But this is nothing new for the 25-year-old Massachusetts native. Last season, Rangers’ head coach Alain Vigneault stated that Kreider should be a 30 goal scorer. Well, in 2015-16 Kreider’s 21 goal total was disappointing, but entering the 2016-17 season, the Rangers...
Via The Sports Journal
July 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Retired Brad Richards will be paid by Rangers until 2025-26

Brad Richards may have retired, but he’ll still be getting paid handsomely – and regularly – as he starts a new phase of his career. General Fanager reports Richards will earn more than $5 million next season from the New York Rangers following his 2014 buyout and will be paid a total of $14.55 million for the next 10 years. It’s not a bad way to go out. Retired Brad...
Via Puck Drunk Love
July 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Sean Avery hassles homeless people, posts it on Snapchat

Sean Avery was known as a pesky, trash-talking menace during his playing days in the NHL, and it appears his sometimes-unbecoming and off-putting conduct on the ice — not to mention off of it — has continued on in his retirement. The former New York Rangers star has taken to posting videos on Snapchat in which he hassles homeless people. The standard encounter Avery has with...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
July 05, 2016  |  Discuss
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