3:28 AM EDT, Fri May 06, 2016
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Henrik Lundqvist 'was a rock star instantly' for Rangers, Kevin Weekes says

SECAUCUS, N.J. -- Would Kevin Weekes have been surprised back in 2005-06 if someone told him that more than a decade later the guy who replaced him in net for the Rangers still would be at it?

Rangers player evaluations — Rick Nash

(Third in a series) “I know I need to be better,” Rick Nash has said so many times. He wasn’t spouting lip service, in my opinion. He honestly knew he had not met expectations. He wanted to do more. But he failed to do more. And now, after this season of so much individual and [...] The post Rangers player evaluations — Rick Nash appeared first on Rangers Report.

Rangers player evaluations — Henrik Lundqvist

When it came time to vote for Rangers’ 2015-16 MVP, I was really torn. I mean, I didn’t think this was Henrik Lundqvist’s best season overall, and I thought he stumbled a bit down the stretch. But there really were no other candidates, and I voted for him partially by default (he won, I presume, [...] The post Rangers player evaluations — Henrik Lundqvist appeared first on Rangers Report.

Brian Boyle unfairly cast as villain for normal NHL-playoff hit

You know, there was another hit thrown by Brian Boyle — now more of a villain wearing a Lightning jersey in Islanders Country than he ever was wearing the Blueshirt — that did every bit as much damage as the one he threw at Thomas Hickey in overtime in Brooklyn caused on Tuesday. And that...

Rangers player evaluations — Antti Raanta

The first in a series of Rangers players evaluations: Was going to start elsewhere, but since there’s news, and since he’s one of those who apparently will be here on opening night, let’s start with Antti Raanta. On Monday he signed a two-year extension worth $1 million per, to stay a Ranger, which is what [...] The post Rangers player evaluations — Antti Raanta appeared first on Rangers Report.

Rangers re-sign backup goalie Antti Raanta quick and cheap

Antti Raanta and the Rangers took care of business about as quickly as possible, the popular backup netminder deciding to forego a shot at unrestricted free agency to re-up with the Blueshirts for a two-year deal worth $1 million per. This represents a fair deal for Raanta, who will turn 27 on May 12, and...
Newsday May 2, 2016

Antti Raanta, Rangers agree on new contract

Goaltender Antti Raanta will be back with the Rangers next season.

G Raanta agrees to new deal to return as backup

Well, check the first item off GM Jeff Gorton’s offseason lengthy to-do list. The Rangers announced today that popular backup goalie Antti Raanta has agreed to terms on a new deal to return to the Rangers as Henrik Lundqvist’s understudy. Raanta agreed to a two-year, $2 million deal with an average salary cap hit of $1 million. Raanta, 26, had an 11-6-2 record, a 2.24 goals-against average - good for eighth in the NHL - a .919 save percentage and one shutout as he tied his career high with 25 appearances. The Rangers acquired Raanta from the Blackhawks on June 27, 2015 for Ryan...

Fixing the Rangers’ defense — the way they defend — is Job 1

Been thinking a lot, not just since the season ended for the Rangers, but for quite a while before that, about the way they defend. But first a couple of disclaimers. First, and foremost, I am not even going to pretend to understand the small details of the system employed by Alain Vigneault and his [...] The post Fixing the Rangers’ defense — the way they defend — is Job 1 appeared first on Rangers Report.
Newsday May 1, 2016

Mats Zuccarello a finalist for Masterton Trophy

Rangers forward Mats Zuccarello, who suffered a fractured skull in last season's playoffs and briefly lost the ability to speak, was named one of three finalists for the Bill Masterton Trophy.

Zuccarello a finalist for Masterton

As voted upon by members of the Professional Hockey Writers Association, Rangers right wing Mats Zuccarello is a finalist for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, awarded annually for the NHL player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to the sport. The Panthers’ ageless wonder Jaromir Jagr and the Penguins’ Pascal Dupuis are the other finalists. The winner will be announced at the NHL Awards Show in Las Vegas on June 22. Zuccarello recovered from a brain contusion and small skull fracture suffered in Game 5 of the Rangers’ first-round...
Newsday Apr 28, 2016

Brian Boyle not surprised by hard-working Islanders

TAMPA, Fla. -- What happened to the Lightning against the Islanders in Game 1?

Guest blogger: Ed McGrogan … The Rangers’ best missed opportunity was 2015

By Ed McGrogan Senior Editor, TENNIS.com & TENNIS Magazine You can dissect and interpret the New York Rangers’ 2015-16 season any way you want, but unlike the four seasons that preceded it, you can’t say that it was a missed opportunity. You could argue that the 2011-12 semifinal shortcoming against their cross-bridge rivals was one the [...] The post Guest blogger: Ed McGrogan … The Rangers’ best missed opportunity was 2015 appeared first on Rangers Report.

Rangers Report Live Chat at noon Thursday

Live Blog Rangers live chat with Rick Carpiniello   The post Rangers Report Live Chat at noon Thursday appeared first on Rangers Report.

First post post-season Rangers Live Chat today at noon

OK, time to let it all out. I’m going to be there to listen. Our first post post-season Rangers Live Chat today at noon. Be there. Or else. And I’m really scared. Also, I have a lot more analysis of the just completed season in the coming days. Might even do (almost) daily individual player [...] The post First post post-season Rangers Live Chat today at noon appeared first on Rangers Report.

Rangers Player News

  • 1 Henrik Lundqvist

    Henrik Lundqvist

    Henrik Lundqvist 'was a rock star instantly' for Rangers, Kevin Weekes says

  • 1 Keith Yandle

    Keith Yandle

    Keith Yandle’s future is the toughest Rangers call

  • 1 Rick Nash

    Rick Nash

    Rangers player evaluations — Rick Nash

  • Ryan McDonagh

    Ryan McDonagh

    Cult of Hockey: New York should trade McDonagh for Hall, Oil's 1st overall pick, says NY writer. Huh?!

  • Antti Raanta

    Antti Raanta

    Rangers player evaluations — Antti Raanta

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