Found June 27, 2013 on NY Rangers Blog:
According to the New York Rangers, Mark Messier will be leaving the organization. Here's his statement.... “I would like to thank the New York Rangers and particularly Glen Sather for giving me the opportunity over the last four years to work with the Rangers. I am resigning my position with the Team to pursue an opportunity to expand the game of hockey in the New York area by developing the Kingsbridge National Ice Center. Although some will perceive this as a reaction to the coaching decision, nothing could be further from the truth. I completely respect the decision that was made and for all the reasons it was made. I harbor no hard feelings toward Glen or the Rangers. This is a personal choice I am making to create a program in the New York area that will give our children more choices and opportunities in the future. I wish the Rangers nothing but the best in the future.“ For more on the Kingsbridge National Ice Center, click here. More Sather: I think (not ...

NYR Prospect Series: Dylan McIlrath

The New York Rangers top defensive prospect, Dylan McIlrath, has tested the patience of Blue Shirts aficionados by taking longer to make his NHL debut than some of his peers selected in the same draft. The much buzzed about prospect Dylan McIlrath plays for the Hartford Wolf Pack and is expected to remain there for [...]

Press Release: Mark Messier Leaves The Rangers

Mark Messier issued the following statement today regarding his future: “I would like to thank the New York Rangers and particularly Glen Sather for giving me the opportunity over the last four years to work with the Rangers.  I am resigning my position with the Team to pursue an opportunity to expand the game of [...]

Rangers will not be buying out Brad Richards

The Rangers have announced that they will not be buying out center Brad Richards this summer. The Rangers have one additional compliance buyout –they used their first on Wade Redden– but have until next offseason to use it. With a new coach in place, and without a pressing need to use the buyout this season, the Rangers have decided to see what they can get out of Richards this...

McKenzie: Rangers, Lundqvist commence extension talks

Per Bob McKenzie, the Rangers and representatives for Henrik Lundqvist will meet today in New York to discuss a contract extension for the Swedish netminder. Lundqvist his entering the final year of his 6 year, $41.25 million contract, and the Rangers will look to extend him to keep him in New York for the remainder of his career. At just 31 years old, Lundqvist could be looking...

Will He Stay or Will He Go? A Look at Henrik Lundqvit’s Future in New York

Now that the New York Rangers have named a new head-coach, Alain Vigneault, the organization can shift its attention to the upcoming 2013-2014 and beyond.  There are many questions surrounding the Rangers as the team prepares for the entry draft and the start of free agency.  Will Brad Richards be bought out, as has been [...]

Could Del Zotto Be Traded This Weekend?

Craig Custance at ESPN Insider thinks there might be some trade activity during the draft this weekend and one of the players who could be on the move is Michael Del Zotto... "Del Zotto has one year left on his bridge deal that comes with a cap hit of $2.55 million this season, and his price tag only goes up from here. Ryan McDonagh is going to get a big deal this summer...

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2013 draft preview: Tyler Lewington, Spenser Jensen, Jackson Houck

Tyler Lewington has a mean streak With a new coach on board, the next order of business this offseason will be the NHL Draft, coming up on June 30th.  The Rangers don’t have first or second round choices thanks to trades for Rick Nash and Ryane Clowe, but they do have three third round picks.  The good news is that the 2013 draft is considered extremely deep, but by the third...

Rangers Could Be Waiting on Buyout Pool Before Making Decision on Richards

As of this afternoon, Brad Richards has not been contacted by the Rangers regarding a possible buyout. Larry Brooks at the New York Post says one of the reasons could be that the Blueshirts are waiting to see the pool of players that are being bought out by other teams... "There is a sense that the Rangers would prefer not to exercise the buyout but want to retain the option...

Rangers Not Buying Out Richards

TSN is reporting that Rangers have decided against using their final compliance buyout on forward Brad Richards this season. ...while I'm not shocked by the decision, all I know is they better cover him in bubble wrap next year to prevent any injury that would make him ineligible for compliance buyout next offseason. Although, Richards has only played less than 72 games once...

Brad Richards- Buyout Or Not

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post, Richards, who struggled through the worst season of his career in the absence of training camp and a defined offseason during which he was involved in CBA negotiations, has seven years with an annual cap charge of $6.67 million remaining on his contract. There is a sense that the Rangers would prefer not to exercise the buyout but...

John Tortorella nails the interview; can he pass probation?

Torts on Torts John Tortorella’s initial press conference in Vancouver has been anticipated since rumours first began to swirl that he would take the Canucks coaching job. Torts, as you should be well aware by now, does not hold his tongue in the heat of the moment when discussing players or journalists and his relationship with one of the toughest media markets in North American...

Former Ranger Jason Strudwick Joins Fan Junkies Radio

Former New York Rangers defensemen Jason Strudwick will be a guest on Fan Junkies Radio Friday, June 28th at 8 p.m. EDT. Strudwick will join hosts Jonathan Ragus and Mike McShane to talk about his NHL career with the Rangers and other teams, current NHL and what he is doing with his life after the [...]

Rangers Grant Canucks Permission to Speak With Sullivan

Larry Brooks at the New York Post reports that the Rangers have given the Vancouver Canucks the permission to speak with assistant coach Mike Sullivan. John Tortorella was officially named as head coach of the Canucks yesterday and is expected to ask Sullivan to join his staff as he was in Tampa and with the Rangers. ....Hallelujah!!!!! I was starting to get worried Sullivan...

Tortorella will and won’t be a good for the Canucks…

Done Deal It’s official. What could either be a great move or the Canucks worst nightmare is now a reality. John Tortorella has been named the 17th head coach in franchise history. He received a 5 year contract and is the first American (also first non-Canadian) Canucks head coach. There are a lot of perceptions of Tortorella, some good and some not so good. Good Torts He won the...
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