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Blueshirt Banter 6 hours ago
2017 Rangers Report Card: Kevin Klein

2017 Rangers Report Card: Kevin Klein

Today at Blueshirt Banter we’re going to take a look back at what might be Kevin Klein’s last season as a New York Ranger. The 32-year-old defenseman is considering retirement with one year left on his contract. Very interesting: @NYP_Brooksie reporting Kevin Klein leaning towards retiring/playing in Europe, which would save $2.9 mill on #NYR cap— Jim Cerny (@JimCerny) June 13, 2017 Klein began the season on the second pairing with Marc Staal after missing the first three games due to back spasms. But Alain Vigneault separated the pair towards the end of October after the pair...

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Rangers 2017-18 schedule highlights

The Rangers will have a front-loaded home schedule and a busy road schedule in the latter part of the regular season again this year.
Newsday Jun 21, 2017

Rangers' Oscar Lindberg to go to Vegas in expansion draft, sources say

Oscar Lindberg, the 25-year-old center who has the potential to be a second- or third-line pivot, is no longer a Ranger.
New York Daily News Jun 21, 2017
Rangers lose Lindberg to Las Vegas Knights in expansion draft

Rangers lose Lindberg to Las Vegas Knights in expansion draft

Oscar Lindberg is headed to Las Vegas.
Rangers lose Oscar Lindberg and a bit of their future to Vegas

Rangers lose Oscar Lindberg and a bit of their future to Vegas

Over the long run, the Rangers could well miss Oscar Lindberg, the 25-year-old Swede who was selected by the Vegas Golden Knights in Wednesday’s expansion draft extravaganza following a breakout playoff performance. But in the short run, and within context of the fourth-line center’s place on the depth chart and his usage over his first...
Newsday Jun 20, 2017

Rangers don't have deal to protect players in expansion draft

On the eve of the NHL's first expansion draft in 17 years, the Vegas Golden Knights have deals in place with at least six teams to agree to take -- or not take -- certain unprotected players in exchange for high draft picks or other compensation.
How Derek Stepan dangle could evolve into Rangers blockbuster

How Derek Stepan dangle could evolve into Rangers blockbuster

Regarding the Rangers, who can do no more than hang up and listen until the NHL roster freeze is lifted on Thursday, a day after Vegas fills its roster in the expansion draft: 1. Derek Stepan has considerable value on the trade market, but unless the Rangers are able to parlay moving him into a...
Newsday Jun 18, 2017

Rangers' expansion draft protected list released with no surprises

The NHL this morning confirmed the Rangers' protection list for the Vegas expansion draft next week, and there were no surprises among the seven forwards, three defensemen and one goaltender.
Rangers announce list of protected players for expansion draft

Rangers announce list of protected players for expansion draft

There are no surprises on the Rangers' list of players protected from this week's expansion draft for the Vegas Golden Knights.
Why Dan Girardi always will be considered Rangers royalty

Why Dan Girardi always will be considered Rangers royalty

On Jan. 12, Dan Girardi was sharing his memories with me of Steven McDonald, the inspirational NYPD Detective who had died two days earlier and for whom the Rangers’ Extra Effort Award is named. In the course of the conversation Girardi casually said, “I never won the award, but …” and I thought, “What?” So...
Newsday Jun 17, 2017

Rangers submit list of protected players for NHL expansion draft

Without making a deal before Saturday's afternoon trade freeze went into effect, the Rangers submitted a protection list of 11 players to the NHL and NHLPA for the expansion draft that will be formally revealed -- along with those of 29 other teams -- at 10 a.m. Sunday.
The Hockey Writers Jun 17, 2017

Girardi Buyout Gives Rangers Options & Opportunities

It happened. A move that seemed inevitable for nearly two years finally was confirmed on Wednesday, as the New York Rangers announced that the contract of longtime defensive stalwart Dan Girardi would be bought out, an operation that has become commonplace since the concept was introduced following the work closure back in 2012-13. Despite all […]
New York Post Jun 17, 2017
Las Vegas could pluck one of three Rangers forwards

Las Vegas could pluck one of three Rangers forwards

It seems the mania that was anticipated in the lead-up to the NHL expansion draft is not exactly affecting the Rangers. Things remained quiet on that front as the Rangers approached Saturday’s 5 p.m. deadline to submit their list of protected players. It seems like their seven forwards, three defensemen and one goalie are set,...
Newsday Jun 16, 2017

Rangers look for blueline help as draft deadline nears

With an NHL trade freeze beginning Saturday at 3 p.m. -- the same day lists of protected players for the Las Vegas expansion draft must be submitted -- the Rangers are still hunting for a top-shelf, righthanded defenseman.
New York Post Jun 14, 2017
An old-school warrior’s time is over, and so is a Rangers era

An old-school warrior’s time is over, and so is a Rangers era

Here is the quintessential Dan Girardi moment, coming near the end of the 2013-14 regular season just before the Rangers went on a run to the Stanley Cup final: After a practice in Tarrytown, Girardi took off his skate and his ankle was about the size of a grapefruit. A reporter looked down and asked...

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