More Brassard Trade Fallout

Now that we’ve had a chance to sleep on Brassard getting shipped to Ottawa yesterday, I wanted to re-iteraate my position yesterday and perhaps add some clarity on the move which shook the Rangers and its fanbase to the core. “I really like the look of this team. I’m very happy to join the Sens […]

Apr 5, 2016; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Calgary Flames center Josh Jooris (16) warms up against the Los Angeles Kings at Scotiabank Saddledome. Mandatory Credit: Candice Ward-USA TODAY Sports

Rangers Stay Busy With Trio Of Signings

A bunch of Rangers news has broken in the 10 AM hour, as a flurry of signings came down all at once. OFFICIAL: at least 42 games next season in order to avoid UFA next summer. Given the Rangers commitment to team speed in the lineup, whether or not McIlrath has a future beyond 2017 […]


Four Thoughts: 7/13

1. So now that the arbitration dates are set, what are we thinking with cap hits? Kreider at 4 million, Miller 3 million, Hayes 2 million and McIlrath at 1? Too easy? Most times, and this applies more so to Kreider of the four RFA’s, the disagreement between team and player comes in the UFA […]


The Market For Kreider Is Probably Set

While Ranger fans anxiously sit and wait for the team to make their next move, the Devils were busy yesterday re-signing their lone arbitration eligible RFA, Kyle Palmieri to a new 5 year contract worth $4.65 per. Why is this significant? It potentially sets the bar for contracts on a few players around the league, […]

NYR Free Agency Tracker Mega Thread

Happy Canada Day!! And to those of us in the States, it’s Christmas in July as the unrestricted free agent market opens at noon. I’ll keep this thread active for a few hours before I have to attend real life duties. So sit back with your favorite alcohol of choice, hope the Rangers do nothing […]


The NHL Was Turned On Its Head Yesterday

It took less than just 25 minutes on Wednesday for the league to go completely off the rails, sending shockwaves around the NHL with a pair of huge trades and the top free agent coming off the market all at once. First up, which featured an extremely odd trade, with the Oilers sending Taylor Hall […]


Four Thoughts: 6/28

1. A bit more from prospect camp yesterday… Pavel Buchnevich gave his first interview to the Ranger beat writers, which you can see here. Two parts of this that fascinated me. First were some of his answers regarding the transition from the bigger ice over in Russia to the rinks in North America and whether physicality […]


2016 NHL Entry Draft Open Thread

With rumors flying, the Rangers mostly stayed on the sidelines during Day 1 of the draft as the trade market quickly ramped up right from the start. That wraps up round one of the


Four Thoughts: 6/23

1. In case you missed it late last night, Keith Yandle signed a 7 year contract with the Panthers worth $6.35 million per and a full NMC over the first six years of the contract. You can always have the argument that the lack of a Florida state tax probably keeps the top number down […]

Finding Value

The blueprint to winning in any salary cap sport is finding value in players compared to what it costs to employ them. Look at the Blackhawks, the masters of cap management while still locking up irreplaceable assets. They’ve let a lot of very good players go to keep their core and championship window open as […]


Yandle Departs

Well, it’s happening. Late yesterday afternoon, the Rangers traded the rights of Keith Yandle to Florida, for a 2016 6th round pick and a 2017 4th round pick if Yandle signs with the Panthers. That’s not a horrible return for Yandle’s rights, especially since it was somewhat questionable whether the Rangers could even do it at […]

NYR Home Opener Released

While we sit around waiting for next episode of ‘Deconstructing The Rangers’, the NHL today released the home openers for all 30 teams and the Rangers won’t be wasting any time re-acquainting themselves with the other New York team. 115 Days…Our 90th Season Home OpenerOctober 13th


Girardi Protected In Expansion Draft

You’re going to hear a lot about the upcoming expansion draft next year as GM’s across the league begin jockeying for position as the free agent market opens for business exactly two weeks from today. The Rangers are in their own unique position with a number of RFA’s that have to be dealt with and […]