12:55 AM EDT, Tue July 07, 2015

Stepan files for arbitration and it will be ugly for Rangers; might force a trade

Catching up after the holiday weekend. … Derek Stepan filed for salary arbitration before the Sunday evening deadline. No surprise there. But a giant monkey wrench has been thrown into the mix with the seven-year contract Buffalo gave Ryan O’Reilly, a deal with an AAV of $7.5 million per. Because O’Reilly is absolutely going to [...] The post Stepan files for arbitration and it will be ugly for Rangers; might force a trade appeared first on Rangers Report.
New York Daily News Jul 5, 2015
Rangers center Derek Stepan files for arbitration

Rangers center Derek Stepan files for arbitration

Rangers center Derek Stepan was one of 23 NHL restricted free agents to file for salary arbitration by Sunday's 5 p.m. deadline.

Stepan files for arbitration

In news today that should surprise no one, Derek Stepan was one of 23 players to file for arbitration by today’s 5 p.m. deadline, per a release issued by the NHL Players Association. Stepan was the lone Ranger restricted free agent to file for arbitration with J.T. Miller, Jesper Fast and Emerson Etem not arbitration eligible. The deadline for club-elected salary arbitration notification is Monday at 5 p.m. and all salary arbitration hearings will be held in Toronto from July 20-Aug. 4. The Rangers have not had a player go through the arbitration process since Nikolai Zherdev in 2009...

Why Rangers face a costly decision with Derek Stepan

It was Christmas in July for Derek Stepan but a lump of coal in Jeff Gorton’s stocking, this gift of Buffalo’s seven-year, $52 million ($7.5 million per) extension to Ryan...
New York Daily News Jul 4, 2015
Leonard: While Rangers will still compete, rivals improve

Leonard: While Rangers will still compete, rivals improve

As the Rangers failed even to maintain the status quo, many of their closest rivals improved.

Happy Independence Day!

Hope you are all celebrating the birth of our nation with friends and/or family, and doing something special … … and doing something other than complaining about the god-awful hockey team you’ve had to watch the last four years. I kid. I kid. PS, if anybody wants to do a guest blog at any time [...] The post Happy Independence Day! appeared first on Rangers Report.

Rangers sign F Luke Adam

The restocking of the forward depth at Hartford (AHL)/potential candidates for the Rangers continues as free agent forward Luke Adam has agreed to terms with the organization. Adam, 25, split last season between Rochester and Springfield with 16 goals, 26 assists and 62 penalty minutes in 73 games. He also played in three games for the Blue Jackets. In all, the 6-foot-2, 203-pound Adam has 15 goals, 11 assists and 36 penalty minutes in 90 career NHL regular season games for the Sabres and Blue Jackets. The Sabres selected Adam 44th overall in the 2008...

Halverson agrees to entry-level deal

As befitting his second-round selection in the 2014 draft, the Rangers’ organization has high hopes for goalie Brandon Halverson. Halverson, in town for this week’s Rangers’ prospect development camp, has agreed to an entry-level deal after his record-setting season with Sault Ste. Marie (Ontario Hockey League). Halverson, 19, still has another season of junior eligibility remaining. He is expected to participate in Rangers’ training camp this September, just as he did last year before heading back to Sault Ste. Marie. “He’s got another year left,” Rangers director of...
New York Post Jul 2, 2015

Martin St. Louis retires after breakup with Rangers

Next stop, the Hockey Hall of Fame. Martin St. Louis announced his retirement from the NHL on Thursday after an illustrious 16-year career, the final 1 ¹/₂ seasons spent with...

Rangers’ Martin St. Louis announces his retirement; let the debate continue

The announcement Thursday that Martin St. Louis will retire from hockey wasn’t needed for the debate to begin, because the debate had already raged and everybody, including St. Louis, knew he wasn’t coming back to the Rangers. What to make of the trade with Tampa Bay in March of 2014, which sent Rangers captain Ryan [...] The post Rangers’ Martin St. Louis announces his retirement; let the debate continue appeared first on Rangers Report.
New York Daily News Jul 2, 2015
Martin St. Louis retires from NHL after 16 seasons

Martin St. Louis retires from NHL after 16 seasons

Martin St. Louis wasn't drafted, and ever since, the joke's been on every GM who decided he couldn't play at hockey's highest level.

St. Louis announces retirement

Marty St. Louis announced his retirement today from the NHL after 16 seasons in a statement released by the Rangers. St. Louis, who turned 40 on June 18, was an unrestricted free agent after he and the Rangers mutually decided against his returning to the team for 2015-16. “I have been blessed to play for 16 years in the NHL; it has been an amazing ride,” St. Louis said in the statement. “I would like to thank the Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Rangers organizations and owners for providing me the opportunity to play the sport I love for so many years.  I could have never played...
New York Post Jul 2, 2015

Rangers’ new GM Jeff Gorton promising continuity

Finally, after all that time waiting, Jeff Gorton got rewarded. Following eight seasons with the Rangers, and the past four as the assistant general manager doing most of the heavy...
New York Daily News Jul 1, 2015
Cash-strapped Rangers add depth with Emerson Etem

Cash-strapped Rangers add depth with Emerson Etem

The Pittsburgh Penguins took a major risk on Wednesday at the opening of NHL free agency, but they nevertheless upgraded their offense.

UPDATED: Sather steps down, gives Gorton Rangers’ GM job (with transcript)

Rangers president/general manager Glen Sather handed over the team’s GM position to long-time assistant Jeff Gorton on Wednesday. Sather, named the team’s president/GM June 1, 2000 – replacing fired Stanley Cup champion Neil Smith — will remain as president. Gorton, who had handled a lot of the GM responsibilities the last several years, was a [...] The post UPDATED: Sather steps down, gives Gorton Rangers’ GM job (with transcript) appeared first on Rangers Report.

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