Mar 29, 2015; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers center Dominic Moore (28) controls the puck in front of Washington Capitals right wing Joel Ward (42) during the first period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

Smashfest IV A Smashing Success

Last night, Dominic Moore and the NHLPA hosted Smashfest IV in Toronto, a ping pong tournament designed to raise money for cancer and concussion research, to causes close to Moore. It’s been a wild summer already for Moore, tying the knot once again and heading off to Italy for the honeymoon and recently returning for […]

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Stepan, Rangers Close On Salary

With Derek Stepan’s arbitration date three days away, we’re starting to find out some details about where the Rangers and Stepan’s agent stand in terms of where they are in negotiations. According to a Larry Brooks report from late last night, the Rangers and Stepan are just 750K and possibly one year apart from securing […]


Mackenzie Skapski On Track In Rehab

Mackenzie Skapski recently made an appearance at the Rangers Youth Camp and sat down for an interview with the Rangers’ Jim Cerny, which you can watch here. Skapski underwent hip surgery on June 2nd and is in the process of rehabbing. The Rangers say Skapski will be out of action for 4-5 months. Skapski made […]


NHL Expansion All But Inevitable

The NHL summer doldrums have arrived. Sparing further Stepan news which will come in abundance later this week, there is other news to pass on. Earlier today, the NHL formally announced that two cities, Las Vegas and Quebec City submitted bids to the league for teams to be placed there, reportedly as soon as 2017. “As […]

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Martin St.Louis Says Goodbye

Martin St.Louis addressed reporters earlier today at the Rangers Youth Hockey Camp at their training facility in Tarrytown, NY to address his thinking behind his somewhat unexpected retirement from the NHL on July 2. “I’m proud the way I came in and I’m proud the way I’m leaving.”


NYR 2015-16 Cap Snapshot

With Mat Bodie wrapping up his contract talks with the Rangers yesterday with a new 1 year, two-way contract, the Rangers full attention has been turned to Derek Stepan, whose arbitration date in 9 days will put the final bow on the Rangers offseason, barring any un-expected free agent signings from those players still awaiting […]


Emerson Etem Looks To Take Next Step In NY

Many, if not all Ranger fans were disappointed in Carl Hagelin’s departure, a key cog in the Rangers several close brushes with the Cup in the last 4 years. Although the return coming back to New York in Emerson Etem, may be the underrated move of the summer no matter what the Rangers do between […]


Stepan’s Arbitration Date Set

In Larry Brooks’ article this morning in the NY Post, Derek Stepan’s arbitration hearing with the Rangers is set for July 27, in 15 days time. According to Brooks, the Rangers have yet to make any head-way in negotiations, let alone a long term offer that has been the common theme so far this offseason […]


Rangers Sign Magnus Hellberg

This morning, the Rangers announced the signing of goaltender Magnus Hellberg, recently acquired via trade with the Nashville Predators. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Hellberg and Mackenzie Skapski are expected to be the duo manning the pipes for the Wolf Pack this season, meaning this won’t impact the cap at the NHL level. […]


Rangers In No Rush To Trade Kevin Klein

In Elliotte Friedman’s final column of the summer, there’s was a mention regarding Kevin Klein and how apt the Rangers were to moving him out for increased cap space…. “I’ve heard they’ve been asked about Kevin Klein, but don’t want to go that route. He’s signed for three more years at a very reasonable $2.9 […]

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Stay Or Go: JT Miller

Turning attention from Derek Stepan’s contract situation for a moment, there is yet another Ranger that should be in line for increased on-ice responsibilities in 2015-16. JT Miller won’t be the fourth line plug next year that he was for most of last season, as he began to take positive strides late in March and […]


Spotlighting Stepan’s Contract Situation

I know there’s been a ton on the blog recently regarding Derek Stepan and his eventual new deal with the Rangers but in the last couple days, a couple points have come up that bears repeating when it comes to Stepan and his pending arbitration hearing. First off, I have to correct an error regarding […]


Recent Signings Problematic For NYR RFA’s

First off, Happy Fourth everyone! Stay safe out there today and hopefully the weather doesn’t disturb your holiday. Yesterday, a pair a big deals elsewhere reverberated across the NHL that could set a bit of a precedent for current and soon to be current Ranger free agents. Ryan O’ Reilly got the deal he was […]


Sather Steps Aside; Gorton Era Begins

On Wednesday, the Rangers announced that Jeff Gorton was named as the 11th General Manager in the history of the NY Rangers, replacing Glen Sather who has been in the position since 2000. Sather turns 72 in September and rumors of him stepping down have been rampant in recent years, especially after Mark Messier was named […]