Preseason Gameday Thread: Rangers vs. Devils

The New York Rangers take on the New Jersey Devils tonight at MSG starting at 7 PM. For a preview, click here. TV: MSG, MSG+  Radio: ??? Rangers Game Notes Probable line-up:  Vesey-Hayes-Nash Gerbe-Pirri-Buchnevich Grabner-Hrivik-Fast Tambellini-Lapierre-Jensen Holden-Klein Graves-Summers Gilmour-McIlrath Goalie match-up:  NYR: Antti Raanta, Mackenzie Skapski NJD: Scott Wedgewood, Mackenzie Blackwood Opponent Notes: – The Devils were shutout by […]


Rangers 5, Islanders 2

The Rangers defeated the Islanders tonight in the preseason opener at MSG by a score of 5-2. For a box score, click here. First things first. Kudos to NYR Blog reader Alain Vigneault for giving letters to Glass, Girardi and Staal. We got the message here loud and clear. Full disclosure: I only managed to […]


Preseason Gameday Thread: Rangers vs. Islanders

The New York Rangers drop the puck on the 2016-17 season in the preseason opener against the New York Islanders at MSG starting tonight at 7 PM. For a preview, click here. TV: MSG, MSG+  Radio: ??? Rangers Game Notes Probable line-up:  Kreider-Zibanejad-Buchnevich Pirri-Jooris-Jensen Kovacs-Hrivik-Stromwall Glass-Lapierre-Brown Staal-Clendening Skjei-Girardi Bodie-McIlrath Goalie match-up:  NYR: Magnus Hellberg, Mackenzie Skapski NYI: Jean-Francois Berube, Stephon Williams Opponent […]

Oct 13, 2015; New York, NY, USA;  Winnipeg Jets goalie Michael Hutchinson (34) and Winnipeg Jets defenseman Jacob Trouba (8) defend against New York Rangers left wing Rick Nash (61) during second period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

Should NYR Have Interest In Trouba?

Over the weekend, several outlets originating in Canada reported that Winnipeg Jets defenseman Jacob Trouba is publicly demanding a trade due to what his agent calls not “having the opportunity to realize his potential as a right shot NHL defenseman. To the Jets credit, the club has two outstanding right shot veteran defensemen and our client […]


Four Thoughts: More Questions Than Answers As Rangers Open Camp

With the Rangers not at the World Cup reporting to camp today, this week’s edition of ‘Four Thoughts’ focuses around storylines and unanswered questions heading into this season. First up and undoubtedly the most important are the defensemen which at the end of last year, looked to be in line for the most turnover. Gorton […]


World Cup Roundup: Team NA In Limbo; Lundqvist, Sweden To Semis

The group stages of the World Cup tournament wraps up today with a big match-up between Russia and Finland with everything on the line for the Russians who need a win in any fashion to move on and face Canada in the semifinals on Saturday. Yesterday, in one of the most thrilling 3v3 overtime periods […]


WCoH Gameday Thread: USA vs. Canada

After just one loss, Team USA’s World Cup hopes hang desperately in balance. Win and maybe move on. Lose and you’re out. That’s the state of American hockey right now in Toronto as John Tortorella tinkers with his lineup to find the right combinations to spark the offense. Team USA now scoreless in their last […]


Vesey Scores Twice At Traverse City, NYR Play For Third Tonight

Last night, Jimmy Vesey and the baby Rangers vaulted themselves into a third place game tonight against the Columbus Blue Jackets with a 2-1 win over the Minnesota Wild prospects. Vesey scored both goals for the Rangers including the game winner with 34 seconds left in regulation with a wraparound goal that managed to find […]


Baby Rangers Win At Traverse City; USA Embarrassed At WCOH

The Ranger prospects at Traverse City escaped with a 5-4 shootout win over the Dallas Stars this afternoon. Robin Kovacs and Malte Stromwall led the way once again for the baby Rangers win 3 combined goals in regulation and Stromwall and Jimmy Vesey added the shootout goals with Brandon Halverson stopping both attempts at the other […]

Traverse City Tourny Begins, WCOH Updates

The Rangers open the 2016 Traverse City Tournament today in Michigan against the Carolina Hurricanes. Here’s the schedule for today and beyond. On the roster are Ranger top prospects Pavel Buchnevich and Jimmy Vesey, who are expected to man the top line for the Rangers, have also included 2016 draft picks Sean Day and Ty […]

World Cup Roundup: USA Downs Canada In Exhibition Opener

Now that every team has one exhibition game in the World Cup, couple quick thoughts: USA 4 – Canada 2 Torts hockey at its’ finest. Get dominated, be opportunistic, hold on for dear life protecting a lead in the third.  The pair of Rangers were active tonight for the Americans’ win over Canada in Columbus. […]


Four Thoughts: 9/7

1. Now that the unofficial end of summer has passed, we’re going to start gearing up here for the 2016-17 campaign on the NYR Blog, which a lot like the team on the ice, is in transition mode. I was hoping by now to see changes I’ve been expecting from the powers that be with Bloguin/The […]

Feb 25, 2016; St. Louis, MO, USA; New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) during a stoppage in play of the game against the St. Louis Blues during the second period at Scottrade Center. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Late August Thoughts On NYR Roster

Written by: Anonymous  With the season getting closer, a couple of predictions/comments on the current 2016-17 Rangers roster.  What if… …the Rangers had a trade (or numerous trades) in place for Marc Staal but he used his NMC to stop it because of personal reasons? I know fans wouldn’t like it but maybe there is a […]

Jimmy Vesey Signs with the New York Rangers

  The Hobey Baker award winner as the NCAA Men’s Hockey MVP signed with the New York Rangers this afternoon after deliberating for weeks on which team to join. The final three teams in the Vesey sweepstakes were speculated to be the Boston Bruins, Chicago Blackhawks, and New York Rangers. Boston for the local nostalgia […]


Jimmy Vesey Meeting With NYR?

Quick break from summer vacation to report on Jimmy Vesey, who was selected in the third round of the 2012 draft by the Nashville Predators, had his rights traded to Buffalo a few days before the 2016 draft and became a UFA at 12:01 this morning. As far as the Rangers are concerned, they’re in plenty […]

Kreider Talks Contract, Offseason

There seems to be a common phrase that’s being uttered so far amongst a few Rangers and that’s coming back this fall with “chips on their shoulder.”  As far Kreider is concerned, new and higher expectations will be placed squarely on his shoulders next season as Rangers management and fans alike will be looking for […]