Struggling Rangers can no longer rest on last year

There was proper solemnity and concern from the Rangers on Tuesday night following their staggering 4-3 Garden loss to the Islanders, in which they held a 3-1 lead into the third period following their most urgent first 40 minutes since opening night. But of all the observations inside the postgame room, the most pertinent came … Read more

Jacob Trouba earned Rangers captaincy with courage to be himself

It is not about simply appointing a captain. It is about appointing the right captain. Mark Messier, who knows more about this subject than anyone who has ever worn the Blueshirt, believes the Rangers have made the correct choice in naming Jacob Trouba as the 28th captain in franchise history. “Leadership, in most cases, is … Read more

Matthew Tkachuk trade is merely just a dream for Rangers

Regarding the Rangers, two months out from training camp. 1. It does not matter that Matthew Tkachuk is available out of Calgary. The Rangers cannot get the 24-year-old, coming off a 42-62-104 season. It would not matter if Connor McDavid were available out of Edmonton. The Blueshirts would not be able to get him, either. … Read more

Top storylines for NHL free agency include Gaudreau decision with Flames

The NHL salary cap for next season will be $ 82.5 million, up $ 1 million from this season. All teams are operating under it, yet money will still be flying once every player who has set his sights on unrestricted free agency becomes eligible to sign with new teams. Here are the storylines to … Read more

Rangers’ Alexandar Georgiev trade works for both sides

There was a combination of fierce pride and unyielding confidence in Alexandar Georgiev, which represented the essence of the netminder when he arrived in New York as a 22-year-old, just days before the Rangers’ 2018 trade-deadline reconstruction. I will always remember talking to him in the visitors’ locker room in Edmonton in the aftermath of … Read more

2022 NHL Draft: What is each team’s biggest need?

Today we look at each NHL team’s biggest need going into the 2022 NHL Draft. Biggest need, in this context, doesn’t mean the immediate need on the big club’s roster. This is not about filling needs for the 2022-23 NHL season. The purpose of this from an NHL Draft perspective is to examine a club’s … Read more

2022 NHL Draft: What is each team’s biggest need?

Today we look at each NHL team’s biggest need going into the 2022 NHL Draft. Biggest need, in this context, doesn’t mean the immediate need on the big club’s roster. This is not about filling needs for the 2022-23 NHL season. The purpose of this from an NHL Draft perspective is to examine a club’s … Read more