Rangers near 4-year deal with key defenseman Brendan Smith

The Rangers reportedly are close to a deal that would keep defenseman Brendan Smith around for four more years. The potential deal,
Via New York Post
3 hours ago

Rangers re-sign Brendan Smith to four year extension

The Rangers have re-signed defenseman Brendan Smith to a four-year extension. The deal is worth $17.4 million, which is $4.35 million per year. When I went through our process of gauging his contract last month, I came to five years and $4.1 million. So one less year and an extra $250k per year. I’m going […] The post Rangers re-sign Brendan Smith to four year extension appeared...
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3 hours ago

New York Rangers 2017 Draft Class

The New York Rangers kicked off draft day by making a big splash on the trade market. Derek Stepan and Antti Raanta were moved to the Arizona Coyotes in return for the seventh overall pick in this year’s draft along with defenseman Anthony DeAngelo. (Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports) With this pick, the Rangers had seven draft picks. So, let’s get to know who could be wearing...
Via The Hockey Writers
6 hours ago

Scouting Anthony DeAngelo

Last week the Rangers made arguably the biggest splash of the offseason thus far, sending Derek Stepan and Antti Raanta to Arizona for the 7th overall pick (Lias Andersson) and defense prospect Anthony DeAngelo. As a former first round pick, DeAngelo is definitely a talented player. Taken in the first round by Tampa in 2014, […] The post Scouting Anthony DeAngelo appeared first...
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1 day ago

Big free agency expected for the New York Rangers

The New York Rangers will be heading into free agency with $20 million in cap space, and there are multiple roster spots that need to be filled.  After a blockbuster trade with the Arizona Coyotes that sent Derek Stepan to the desert, the Rangers are down to two centers on the depth chart.  Mika Zibanejad, who is a restricted free agent, and Kevin Hayes are those two centers. With...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

The ‘exceptional’ talent brewing who may force way onto Rangers radar

Elite talent is the one ingredient that all the cap space in the world won’t buy for the Rangers, whose past practice of trading draft choices in their chase for an elusive Stanley Cup has left the organization all but bereft of high-end, difference-making skill. But the Blueshirts, who probably didn’t go for the highest-ceiling...
Via New York Post
1 day ago

The Rangers and Brendan Smith are trying to get this done

Brendan Smith remains an impending free agent, but Rangers general manager Jeff Gorton and the 28-year-old defenseman remain engaged in talks that could keep the important deadline acquisition on Broadway. “Jeff and I are continuing to have a good dialogue,” agent Anton Thun told The Post on Monday. “Hopefully we’re working toward a resolution that...
Via New York Post
1 day ago

Rangers qualify Zibanejad, Jensen, Fast; Skapski not qualified

The Rangers have submitted qualifying offers to forwards Mika ZIbanejad, Jesper Fast, and Nicklas Jensen. They were the only three RFAs to receive qualifying offers. As expected, Brandon Pirri, Adam Clendening, and Marek Hrivik did not receive qualifying offers. The surprise is that Mackenzie Skapski also did not receive a qualifying offer. Skapski dominated Buffalo […] The post...
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2 days ago

New York Rangers trade Stepan, Raanta to Phoenix; both sides win

In a blockbuster deal, The New York Rangers traded center Derek Stepan and backup goaltender Antti Raanta to the Phoenix Coyotes for the 7th overall pick in this year’s draft and defenseman Anthony DeAngelo. The Coyotes get a top line center which is a massive upgrade to a position that gave them trouble all season long last year. Stepan is coming off of a 55-point campaign with...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Rangers rumors: Derek Stepan for Alex Galchenyuk

The New York Rangers kicked off what looks to be another busy offseason when they decided to buy out the remainder of defenseman Dan Girardi’s contract. Girardi’s tenure with the Rangers is absolutely something to be celebrated. Even though he was a thorn in the side of Rangers for the past two seasons, it’s important to remember the player he was before that. Girardi served...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Box Score 6/16: It was a week for winning

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading while waiting for crash for the weekend. It's. Been. A. Week. In. Sports. Happy birthday today to Rick Nash, Petros Papadakis, Kerry Wood, Chris Gomez, Phil Mickelson and Roberto Duran. On this date in 1909 Jim Thorpe would...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

NY Rangers buying out contract of defenseman Dan Girardi

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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Where it went wrong: Stanley Cup Playoffs Round 2 exits

Another round is down, and another bunch of teams is packing up the stalls. None of these teams left quietly, but they all still find themselves headed for summer vacation. Here's a final look at the squads that made their playoff exits after Round 2.St. Louis Blues Despite being beat up and lacking in the special teams department headed into the playoffs, the Blues found a way to...
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May 11, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: New York Rangers say goodbye to the season on break up day

Henrik Lundqvist, Derek Stepan, Brendan Smith and Rick Nash talk to reporters on clean out day at the New York Rangers practice facility, as the Blueshirts look back on the season.
May 11, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Should the New York Rangers trade Henrik Lundqvist?

On SNY's Loud Mouths, Jon Hein and Dan Graca debate whether or not the New York Rangers should try to trade goaltender Henrik Lundqvist this offseason.
May 11, 2017  |  Discuss

NHL Eastern Conference Final: Defending champs have a tough foe in the underdog

In a wild and whacky first round, the Eastern Conference competitors spent long shifts and more overtimes than we could count trying to tear each other to pieces. In Round 2, however, nuanced ways to settle old rivalries took shape. Now, just two squads remain. One team, the underdog from the previous round. The second, the defending champs. Here is a look at the rosters gearing...
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May 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Sabres, Rangers to play in 2018 Winter Classic at Citi Field

It’s hard to believe that, on New Year’s Day 2018, it will have been 10 years since the Sabres hosted the Penguins in the first-ever Winter Classic at then Ralph Wilson Stadium outside of Buffalo.In the 2018 edition, the Sabres will once again participate, this time playing the Rangers at Citi Field in Queens.It’s not the first time New York City has hosted outdoor NHL games...
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May 09, 2017  |  Discuss

NHL explains why Kyle Turris was not offsides on winning goal

Kyle Turris gave the Ottawa Senators a huge victory with a game-winning goal in overtime to lift his team over the New York Rangers 5-4 in Game 5 of their second-round playoff series on Saturday.Many Rangers fans were understandably frustrated about the goal being scored. Moreover, some complained that Turris was offsides for the play.Here’s a look at the goal, which shows Turris...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 06, 2017  |  Discuss

Senators’ Bobby Ryan ejected, taunts Rangers fans on the way out

The series between the New York Rangers and Ottawa Senators is starting to heat up. Things got chippy in Game 4 as the Rangers held a commanding lead late in the third period. Facing an ugly defeat, Bobby Ryan tried to pick a fight with Dan Girardi and was ejected for his efforts.On his way out, Ryan made sure to stir things up with the fans too. Game 4 was a lopsided affair as...
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May 04, 2017  |  Discuss

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