1:42 PM EDT, Tue May 24, 2016

Rangers player evaluations — Dan Girardi

More than anybody else, Dan Girardi believes he can still be the defenseman he once was for the Rangers. “One hundred percent I can be,” he said. “That’s why they signed me to a long-term deal. Obviously this year wasn’t the best for me and the whole team, but I think I can be the [...] The post Rangers player evaluations — Dan Girardi appeared first on Rangers Report.

Rangers player evaluations — Marc Staal

All the advanced stats indicate Marc Staal had an awful year. I don’t disagree. I also don’t believe he’s necessarily done, that he will now be in a speedy decline at age 29, which really usually is the prime of a defenseman’s career. But I don’t know that he’s not. I’m sure there’s a chance [...] The post Rangers player evaluations — Marc Staal appeared first on Rangers Report.

What Rangers GM should learn from Carl Hagelin giant backfire

From the Fool Them Once file: If the Rangers trade Chris Kreider to a Western Conference team, then general manager Jeff Gorton must attach a clause to the deal through which the Blueshirts would receive additional value — say, in the form of a first-round draft choice — should Kid K be sent back east...
Newsday May 21, 2016

Rangers faced with tough decisions as draft approaches

In the previous four NHL seasons, the Rangers still were playing on May 22.
New York Post May 20, 2016

Now’s your chance to score hard-to-get Knicks and Rangers tickets

Madison Square Garden can release more than 6,000 seats to Knicks and Rangers games after a Manhattan judge ruled Friday that the venue had a right to revoke subscriptions controlled by bulk purchasers. Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Barry Ostrager found that the state’s Arts and Culture Law allows “New York Knicks and Rangers ticket holders...

Rangers player evaluations — Eric Staal

To say that the rental of Eric Staal didn’t go well would be an understatement. How much of the fault for that is on Staal is debatable. But the Rangers were the second best team in the East, behind runaway Washington, and playing their best hockey of the entire season when the trade deadline came along. [...] The post Rangers player evaluations — Eric Staal appeared first on Rangers Report.

Rangers player evaluations — Kevin Hayes

Before we get to today’s evaluation, I just want to take a minute to congratulate Howie Rose (huge Rangers fan), who has told MSG Networks that he is hanging up his hockey microphone. Rose will continue to be the incomparable radio voice of the Mets.  “Matteau, Matteau, Matteau! Stephane Matteau! And the Rangers have one [...] The post Rangers player evaluations — Kevin Hayes appeared first on Rangers Report.

Howie Rose won’t be back in booth next year for Islanders

The Islanders are in for more change. Just over a year after playing their final game at Nassau Coliseum, the team will enter next season without the familiar voice of Howie Rose, who told MSG Network officials Wednesday he would not return as the team’s lead TV play-by-play announcer. Rose, who also does play-by-play for...

Rangers player evaluations — Mats Zuccarello

I admit, I was probably too hard on Mats Zuccarello throughout the season based on what he went through during the previous off-season. You know, after being hit in the head by a Ryan McDonagh shot during the clinching game against Pittsburgh a year ago, Zuccarello was hospitalized with skull and brain injuries, losing, for [...] The post Rangers player evaluations — Mats Zuccarello appeared first on Rangers Report.

Rangers player evaluations — Viktor Stalberg

I think I told you guys the story about when Viktor Stalberg was skating with most of the Rangers players the week before camp. I asked him if he was as fast as Carl Hagelin. I chuckled. He didn’t smile at all. He said he’s not sure if he is or not. Turns out, he’s [...] The post Rangers player evaluations — Viktor Stalberg appeared first on Rangers Report.

Rangers player evaluations — Chris Kreider

Chris Kreider didn’t take a big step backward in 2015-16, but he sure didn’t take a big step forward, either. And ’15-16 was supposed to be his break-out season. Everybody thought so, including the fans, the media, coach Alain Vigneault — who said so on the first day of training camp — and most importantly, [...] The post Rangers player evaluations — Chris Kreider appeared first on Rangers Report.

Yes, it’s OK to blame Alex Ovechkin

Yes, yes, it’s true. Despite having played on two Presidents’ Trophy winners and six division champions, Alex Ovechkin never has advanced to even the conference championship round during his 11 years as a Capital, but this dubious achievement now comes with a hashtag. As in: #StupidUnfairPlayoffFormat. Of course, no format can quite explain away how...

Rangers sign top prospect Pavel Buchnevich

Even before the Rangers traded Anthony Duclair, many in the organization thought Russian winger Pavel Buchnevich was their top prospect. It was a matter of if and when he would get to North America. That should happen in mid-June, as the Rangers signed Buchnevich, 21, to an entry-level contract (approximately $925,000 cap hit for three [...] The post Rangers sign top prospect Pavel Buchnevich appeared first on Rangers Report.
Newsday May 13, 2016

Rangers sign Russian prospect Pavel Buchnevich

The Rangers and Russian forward Pavel Buchnevich, who played in the KHL last season, have agreed to terms on an entry-level contract. The terms were not immediately known, but entry-level contracts are for two or three years.

Rangers sign Russian prospect, who’ll be needed immediately

The blue chipper is on board with the Blueshirts. Pavel Buchnevich, the highly regarded 21-year-old Russian winger for whom the Rangers have been waiting through his three-year stay in the KHL, has agreed to terms on an entry-level contract and will be coming to New York this summer to train and get acclimated to life...

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