Found June 03, 2013 on Ranger Nation:
Rangers GM Glen Sather might have to postpone his annual fishing trip this summer given how much work awaits him this offseason. After firing head coach John Tortorella, Slats and Co.’s first order of business will be to find a replacement bench boss. After that and in no particular order, the Rangers will need to [...]

Stay or go: Ryane Clowe

Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports As the offseason progresses, the Rangers are going to have tough decisions to make. They currently have 18 players signed for next season to $51.5 million in cap space. With the cap at $64.3, the Rangers have $12.8 million in cap space to address roster needs, including re-signing their key RFAs. They are in better shape than they were before the Marian...

Who replaces Tortorella? the Blue Seat Blogs take

Who will replace the temperamental Tortorella? Here at Blue Seat Blogs we feel that when we bring you Rangers information, particularly our own analysis, you guys benefit from well, our differing of opinions. As a group Dave, Justin, Kevin, the Suit and myself don’t always agree and that can lead to fresh ideas and interesting perspectives. The Rangers vacant head coaching role...

Ranger Nation: When should the Rangers buy out Richards?

There is little doubt the Rangers will need to exercise their second compliance buyout to extricate themselves from the disaster that has become the Brad Richards contract. We can argue all day about whether the signing was a good one at the time or not but today that is irrelevant. As Bob Mackenzie noted last [...]

Should the Rangers Use Their Compliance Buyout on Brad Richards This Summer or Next?

Glen Miller: As we outlined, this decision may not be as easy as first thought. There is a good chance Richards bounces back and has a productive season with the benefit of an offseason of hard work, a full training camp and a new voice behind the bench. A productive Brad Richards would make the [...]

Gretzky out of running for Rangers head coach

This is a bit old, but Wayne Gretzky officially removed himself from the running for the new head coach of the Rangers. Gretzky never really appeared to be in the running to begin with, but was just “flattered” to have his name in the conversation, per Darren Dreger on TSN Radio. Gretzky was rumored to be in the running over the weekend, which drove a lot of discussion about...

Rangers Could Offer Lundqvist Max Contract

Andrew Gross at the Bergen Record reports that the Rangers are likely to do everything they can to re-sign Henrik Lundqvist, even if that means offering a max contract of eight years, $80 million. Under the new CBA, a team cannot re-sign one of their own players for more than eight years. Lundqvist is 31-years old. to do, what you got to do. The Rangers franchise...

What Sather should look for in the next Rangers coach

If he wants it, there are certain things he will need to do (Phillip MacCallum/Getty Images). Since Tortorella’s firing last week, there’s been a lot of different coaches with different systems/philosophies linked to the Rangers head coaching position. As I said last week in my Tortorella obituary post, Sather left it open as far as what he’s looking for in his next coach....

Brooks weighs in on Brad Richards’ redeeming value and Gretzky’s return from self-imposed NHL exile

The New York Post's Larry Brooks spends most of his Sunday column very wisely stating that the New York Rangers may keep Brad Richards for at least one more season given that a new coach may utilize the salary cap compliance buy-out candidate in a way that might redeem Richards' value before the team has to decide whether to buy him out sans a penalty next summer, but given...

Potential UFA target: Mike Ribiero

(Photo: Scott Levy) The Rangers have a depth problem. That was very evident in the series against the Bruins, and was exacerbated by the fact that Brad Richards wound up as a healthy scratch. With a Richards buyout imminent, the Rangers are left with a thin lineup down the middle in Derek Stepan, Derick Brassard, Brian Boyle, and Darroll Powe. Stepan is clearly entrenched as the...

The Miserable May and More

The calendar just turned to June and I am sure that New York Rangers fans, as well as a few select members of the organization are glad that it is no longer May.  Whether it was the second round loss to the Boston Bruins in the NHL Playoffs, the benching of Brad Richards or the [...]

Hockey Talk On A Late Saturday Night In June

from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun, - There isn’t a single defenceman of consequence under the age of 34 available in free agency come July. - The only thing more foolish than the New York Rangers considering Mark Messier as coach next season is the belief that Wayne Gretzky wants the job also. So there’s Glen Sather having to decide on his coach and his two greatest...

Introducing Mobile Alerts for Puck Drunk Love

Intermission! We're taking a break from our coverage of the Stanley Cup playoffs and the New York Rangers' coaching search (which would make a terrific soap opera, by the way) to bring you some fun news about Puck Drunk Love. If you're a fan of PDL, you might be interested to learn that we've come up with a way to alert you the second a new post goes live on our...

X-Y+ Nothing

I can coach the Rangers Sorry about the lack of activity here but I am waist deep in Math, English and Health thinking I was nuts to attend college at 54. Seriously there really isn't anything to talk about with the New York Rangers at the moment other than they are hunkering down in the Sather bunker in Palm Springs California. I have often wondered if the Ranger staff...

Grading the Rangers: the bottom six forwards

A lack of depth up front was New York’s Achilles’ heels this season As former coach John Tortorella repeatedly mentioned, New York’s depth up front was gutted during the summer of 2012 following the trade of Brandon Dubinsky and Artem Anisimov and the free agent departures of Brandon Prust, John Mitchell and Ruslan Fedotenko.  The Rangers struggled mightily to replace that...
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