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The Dylan McIlrath pick was a mistake, but can we please move on?
After Michael Del Zotto was traded last week, many folks in the Ranger Twittersphere turned again to the decision to draft Dylan McIlrath over Cam Fowler as a franchise-crippling blow. Many believe that the Rangers passed on drafting Fowler because they thought they already had a very similar player in Del Zotto and Fowler would have been redundant. Meanwhile, McIlrath was a very unusual commodity that could fill a long-standing hole, so the team happily selected him at No. 10. Of course, Del Zotto never met expectations in New York and Fowler is enjoying a breakout year in his fourth NHL season, so Rangers fans are filled with regret.
The 2010 draft has become one of the biggest gripes among Ranger fans in recent years, but it’s time to let it go. Whether you believe McIlrath will turn into a second-pairing D-man or not, it’s hard to argue at this point that the Blueshirts’ brass didn’t make a mistake. So did ma...
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The New York Rangers will be one of the most interesting teams at the NHL trade deadline because two of their best players — right-winger Ryan Callahan and top-pairing defenseman Dan Girardi — are eligible to become unrestricted free agents on July 1. The Blueshirts can either re-sign both players to large contract extensions and risk their ability to sign future free agents...
As the Rangers help the NHL's business boom in the Bronx, they're simultaneously focused on how best to spend their slice of the league's growing revenue pie.
Sunday's 7-3 Rangers win over the Devils at Yankee Stadium posted a 5.1 rating on NBC - the highest ever in New York for an NHL game on the network. Their Wednesday night showdown with the Islanders on NBC...
Despite the fine play of the team of late, both Ryan Callahan and Dan Girardi could be in their final five weeks as New York Rangers. This was reported by Darren Dreger and Bob McKenzie on Insider Trading on TSN as well as by Pierre LeBrun on ESPN.com on Tuesday.
"The Rangers are gauging interest in Ryan Callahan and I know that will be a big surprise to New...
After re-signing Henrik Lundqvist to a massive, seven-year extension earlier this season, finding common ground on a new deal with Captain Ryan Callahan jumped to the forefront of GM Glen Sather’s list of priorities. The two sides may not be close to a deal but Cally’s agent, Steven Bartlett of Sports Consulting Group, remains “optimistic” […]
It is fitting that the first hockey game ever to be played at Yankee Stadium ended with a dominating New York Rangers win. The Rangers got off to a slow start, with defensive miscues, sloppy play, and mediocre goaltending putting the Rangers into a 3-1 hole early. But after that, the Blueshirts rattled off six straight goals, including four in the second period that...
from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,
One player whose name I would have never predicted to be even possibly in the mix before the season is that of New York Rangers captain Ryan Callahan.
But he’s a pending UFA July 1 and so far contract talks have not gone well at all, a source told ESPN.com Tuesday.
All of which led to some rumblings that the Rangers are exploring the trade...
from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,
So there is another one of these coming up on Wednesday night, another chance for the Rangers to turn Yankee Stadium into the Bronx Blue against the Islanders the way they did against the Devils on Sunday afternoon.
And when Derek Stepan, who put the cherry on top of the Blueshirts’ 7-3 victory by converting a third-period penalty...
Hoo boy. The New York Islanders took to the ice at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday to test out the conditions in advance of the team’s Stadium Series showdown with the New York Rangers on Wednesday. As professional hockey players are unaccustomed to dealing with some of the conditions inherent to playing outdoors, some players took […]The post Note to Islanders’ Cal Clutterbuck:...
Never in his career has Ryan Callahan been the subject of trade rumors. Until now, that is, with the March 5 deadline approaching and the Rangers captain apparently on his way to the open market as a free agent on July 1.
Negotiations regarding an extension are at a standstill, if not an impasse, with Callahan believed seeking a deal in the neighborhood of seven years at $42 million...
Perhaps McGinn is a target? (Image: NHL.com)
After trading Michael Del Zotto to the Predators for Kevin Klein, many assumed the scouting of some teams would end. This included the Colorado Avalanche, who the Rangers have been scouting for quite some time. Adrian Dater noted that as recently as yesterday, the Rangers were still scouting the Avs. But with Klein on board, the Rangers...
Former New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera was honored by seemingly every MLB team during his final campaign this past year. But it may actually be an NHL event that houses the best Rivera tribute we’ve seen to date. Check out this ice sculpture, made by the world-famous Shintaro Okamoto, that was on display at Sunday’s NHL Stadium Classic matchup between the Rangers and Devils...
from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,
Negotiations regarding an extension are at a standstill, if not an impasse, with Callahan believed seeking a deal in the neighborhood of seven years at $42 million that is not in the same ballpark as general manager Glen Sather is willing to pay; not even a ballpark as expansive as Yankee Stadium, where the Rangers and Islanders will meet...
Negotiations with first-pair right defenseman Dan Girardi, also a pending unrestricted free agent, also are ongoing. Girardi, who likely would yield a bigger bounty on the rental market than Callahan, is believed to be seeking a six-year deal in the neighborhood of $5.5 million per season, which represents fair market value.
The Rangers have countered with two offers, one for six...
from Pierre LeBurn of ESPN,
One of the concerns the NHL privately had about holding a record six outdoor games is just how stretched its staff would be, logistically, in trying to pull it all off, most notably with back-to-back games this weekend in Los Angeles and New York, which is similar to the final two outdoor games in Chicago and Vancouver in early March.
Photo by Dave Sandford/NHLI via Getty Images
Tonight the New York Rangers will become the first team to compete in three regular-season NHL outdoor games when they square off against the New York Islanders in the second of two games played at Yankee Stadium this season as part of the 2014 Coors Light Stadium Series.
The Rangers defeated their first two opponents, including...