11:52 AM EDT, Fri September 19, 2014
New York Daily News 12 hours ago
Rangers set for season after disappoiting Stanley Cup Final

Rangers set for season after disappoiting Stanley Cup Final

Rangers players kicked off training camp Thursday in Greenburgh by undergoing physicals, but it was Alain Vigneault’s assessment of his team’s mental state coming off a five-game defeat in the Stanley Cup Final and a short offseason that struck an optimistic tone to open the 2014-15 NHL season.

Training camp is open, and Alain Vigneault is ready to go

Here’s my story from The Journal News and lohud.com: By Rick Carpiniello GREENBURGH – Alain Vigneault looked tanned, rested and ready to go Thursday. The Rangers’ coach had a short summer due to the team’s surprise trip to the Stanley Cup Final, which ended in mid-June. Vigneault had better be... Read More → The post Training camp is open, and Alain Vigneault is ready to go appeared first on Rangers Report.
Larry Brooks / New York Post 13 hours ago

Rangers’ third-line center could be just about anybody

J.T. Miller and Kevin Hayes will open training camp competing against each other as well as veteran free-agent signee Matt Lombardi and perhaps second-year pro Oscar Lindberg for the job...
Full transcript of Alain Vigneault's 2014-15 season-opening press conference; list of Rangers training camp groups

Full transcript of Alain Vigneault's 2014-15 season-opening press conference; list of Rangers training camp groups

Alain Vigneault opened the Rangers’ season on Thursday by giving his thoughts on the team’s mindset, his decision on the Blueshirts’ next captain, his forecast for competitions in camp and his intentions entering year two of his regime in New York. Here is a transcript.
Larry Brooks / New York Post 21 hours ago

And your Rangers captain is …. not going to be named yet

Alain Vigneault will “C.” The Rangers coach said Thursday he will wait until the end of training camp to name a team captain to fill the vacancy created when Ryan...

Rangers Live Chat starts at 2 p.m. … or you can view it later but it won’t be live

Rick Carpiniello’s Rangers Report Chat If you cannot view the chat above, find it here. The post Rangers Live Chat starts at 2 p.m. … or you can view it later but it won’t be live appeared first on Rangers Report.
Newsday 21 hours ago

Rangers won't name captain until end of training camp

The Rangers won't have someone wearing a permanent "C" on a sweater until the end of training camp, head coach Alain Vigneault said Thursday.

Vigneault will wait until end of training camp to name captain; training camp groups

Coach Alain Vigneault opened training camp today for the Rangers by meeting with the media for the first time, spending about 15 minutes fielding questions about the upcoming camp, season and touching upon last season as well. The news everybody is waiting for - who will be the Rangers’ 27th captain - will wait a little longer. Vigneault said today he is likely going to wait until just before the Oct. 9 season opener at St. Louis to award the C. “If I was a betting man, at the end of training camp,” said Vigneault, unleashing his first “If I were a betting man” qualifier of the...

NY Rangers invite 63 players to training camp, which opens Thursday

Twenty-one of the 63 invitees represented the Rangers at the recently completed 2014 Traverse City Tournament in Michigan. Three are 37 forwards, 20 defensemen and six goaltenders in camp.

Training camp roster; Five pressing questions

The start of the 2014-15 Rangers’ season is nearly upon us as the players report on Thursday for medical testing to open up training camp. Coach Alain Vigneault addresses the media on Thursday, the first on-ice sessions are on Friday, there’s a scrimmage scheduled for Sunday and the preseason opener is Monday against the Devils at Madison Square Garden. It will mark the Rangers’ first home exhibition game since 2011 due to since-completed renovations at Madison Square Garden and the lockout-shortened 2013 season so this year’s training camp should be smoother because it’s finally...
Newsday Sep 17, 2014

Rangers' training camp invitees

The Rangers invited 62 players to their training camp, including 37 forwards, 19 defensemen and six goalies.

Live Chat & AV presser Thurday; Camp opens Friday … here’s the roster

The Rangers report for physicals on Thursday and open training camp Friday. On Thursday at noon, Alain Vigneault will address the media, and we will follow that with a Live Chat … shooting for 1 p.m. I’ll let you know here and via Twitter if that changes. In the meantime,... Read More → The post Live Chat & AV presser Thurday; Camp opens Friday … here’s the roster appeared first on Rangers Report.
New York Daily News Sep 16, 2014
Rangers on verge of breaking the ice

Rangers on verge of breaking the ice

The Rangers' goal in 2011 to win home-ice advantage in the playoffs seems modest now. This season they expect nothing short of winning the franchise’s first Stanley Cup in 21 years, having retained 15 regulars from last spring’s Eastern Conference championship team that fell short to the L.A.

Traverse City finale: Wild 6, Rangers 3 … post-game notes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Wild 6, Rangers 3. Game summary: The Rangers were defeated by the Minnesota Wild, 6-3, today in their final game of the Traverse City Tournament. The Blueshirts posted a 1-1-2 record in the tournament. Minnesota opened the scoring at 12:35 of the... Read More → The post Traverse City finale: Wild 6, Rangers 3 … post-game notes appeared first on Rangers Report.

Staal tactics: Talks progressing, but blueliner not close to new deal

Look, there’s dialogue between Rangers management and Marc Staal’s representation that is constructive. And talks will continue. That’s all good. But even as No. 18’s agent, Paul Krepelka, told The...

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