Found September 27, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
Ottawa_senators_v_288a
The New York Rangers will play their first nine regular season games on the road with a new head coach in Alain Vigneault which is the kind of situation that makes fans clamor for captain Ryan Callahan. He won’t be able to play in at least that first contest on Oct. 3 though. The team announced that Callahan 28 has been cleared for contact yet will not play against the Phoenix Coyotes in that season-opener next Thursday. The do-everything winger is recovering from offseason shoulder surgery. Vigneault likely recalls the downside of rushing a player back from a shoulder injury – Ryan Kesler went through some serious growing pains in that regard in Vancouver – so it’s likely wise that the Rangers seem like they’re proceeding with caution here.
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Ryan Callahan cleared for contact

After Derek Stepan re-signed earlier today, the Rangers received another piece of great news tonight as Ryan Callahan was cleared for contact.  MSG reported the info during the first intermission of tonight’s game. Callahan has been skating alongside his teammates for weeks and being cleared was his last major obstacle.  Callahan should be in good condition, so he might not be...

Rangers downed by Kings – Do. Not. Panic.

The Rangers preseason means nothing. Bring on Thursday. In another one sided preseason game, the Rangers were out of luck in Las Vegas as they lost 5-1 to the LA Kings including conceding the first goal inside 15 seconds. Jon Quick made 22 saves while the Kings scored two goals on the powerplay. On a night of few bright spots, JT Miller continued to play catch up after missing preseason...

Chris Kreider needs more seasoning

Kreider would be best served with big minutes in the AHL Depending on who you ask, Chris Kreider getting sent down to the AHL to begin the year is either the right thing to do or a terrible setback for both player and organisation. Everyone has an opinion on Kreider, indicating just how important his development is still deemed to be. Yes, the Rangers would prefer to have one of...

Report: Derek Stepan and Rangers Agree To Two Year Deal

Various reports indicate both Stepan and Rangers are in agreement on a two-year deal. Final total expected to be in neighbourhood of $6.5M, — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) September 26, 2013   … if true this would be a steal for the New York Rangers and the right move by Derek Stepan.  Lots of reports going […]

Glen Sather is setting a standard the rest of the NHL should follow

Sather always does things on his terms Remember when Ales Hemsky was considered an elite prospect? Remember the last time the Edmonton Oilers were considered a well run franchise? The answer to both questions is probably a long time ago. Despite multiple lottery draft picks the Oilers have been ‘on the cusp’ of being a playoff team for too long (although this year may finally...

Stepan, Rangers agree to 2-year deal

Derek Stepan is back in the fold with the New York Rangers, agreeing to a two-year contract that should have him back on the ice in time for the season opener. The deal is worth just north of $6 million, according to multiple reports. Negotiations had been tense in recent days as the sides worked on a deal to get the restricted free-agent forward signed and into training camp....

Stepan, Rangers agree to 2-year contract

Derek Stepan is back in the fold with the New York Rangers, agreeing to a two-year contract that should have him back on the ice in time for the season opener. Negotiations had been tense in recent days as the sides worked on a deal to get the restricted free-agent forward signed and into training camp. A contract was finally worked out Thursday, one week before the Rangers start...

Rangers, Stepan agree to two-year deal

The stalemate between the Rangers and Derek Stepan has come to an end after talks between the club and its presumptive first-line center accelerated Thursday morning sources have told The Post. The parties agreed to terms on a two-year contract worth approximately $6.2 million. Stepan had been seeking $7 million while the Rangers had been offering approximately $6 million. Stepan...

Rangers, Derek Stepan close to two-year deal

The stalemate between the Rangers and Derek Stepan appears to be coming to an end with talks between the club and its presumptive first-line center having accelerated Thursday morning sources have told The Post. It is believed the parties are zeroing in on a two-year contract worth approximately $6.5 million. That would represent a split-the-difference agreement: Stepan had been...

Vigneault's Rangers ready to face Tortorella's Canucks

The teams swapped coaches. By definition then the Rangers are hoping to infuse the best of Alain Vigneault’s Canucks while John Tortorella wants to infuse on the West Coast – aka the Wet Coast – what worked so well for him in New York. The teams’ identity makeovers intersect tonight when Tortorella’s Canucks host Vigneault’s Rangers at Rogers Arena a preseason game unusually...

Metropolitan Division Preview: New York Rangers

  Ah, the Philadelphia Flyers’ old rivals from New York. I know the New York Rangers best from the Messier/Richter years. You might know them from their losing to the Flyers on the last day of the 2009-2010 season in a shootout and missing out on the playoffs. The Rangers are in an odd spot. Two years ago, they were in the Eastern Conference Finals against the New Jersey Devils...

Brooks: Rangers, Stepan likely to reach a contract agreement shortly

The Maple Leafs re-signed restricted free agent defenseman Cody Franson earlier this morning, and the New York Post's Larry Brooks reports that the remaining marquee RFA on the market, Derek Stepan, may re-sign with the New York Rangers shortly: The stalemate between the Rangers and Derek Stepan appears to be coming to an end, with talks between the club and its presumptive...

The Fantasy Blueline: Five Underrated Dmen to Target in 2013-14 by @PITmounD

Ryan McDonagh could be a trendy Norris pick in 2013-14 ... Defensemen are typically some of the hardest skaters to properly draft in fantasy hockey. Their value, on the whole, fluctuates so wildly from one season to the next that it is very difficult to properly determine where to select certain blueliners on draft day. Given the unreliability of the position, and Yahoo'...

Canucks shut out Rangers 5-0

Henrik Sedin scored two goals and the Vancouver Canucks blanked the New York Rangers 5-0 on Thursday night. New York's Alain Vigneault and Vancouver's John Tortorella coached against their former teams for the first time. They were replaced with each other after being fired following last spring's playoffs. Moments before the opening faceoff, the Canucks saluted Vigneault...

Rangers, Stepan Agree On Two Year Contract by   Steven Ellis

The New York Rangers have reportedly agreed on a two-year deal with their number one center, Derek Stepan. Stepan was drafted in the second round, 51st overall, by the Rangers in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.  Stepan scored a hat-trick in his first NHL game on October 9, 2010, against Ryan Miller of the Buffalo Sabres, the first rookie in Rangers history to do so, en route to [...]
NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.