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Leetch likes McDonagh, Rangers' D-men

Hall of Fame defenseman Brian Leetch was named the captain of the New York Rangers after the departure of legendary teammate and long-standing team leader Mark Messier in 1997. Leetch remembers how it felt when people started calling him captain, the recognition that came with wearing the 'C' of an Original Six team and the responsibility that came with representing such...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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Henrik Lundqvist, John McEnroe beat Novak Djokovic, Ed Norton with epic match point rally (Video)

New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist joined tennis legend John McEnroe to defeat top-ranked Novak Djokovic and actor Ed Norton in a celebrity doubles match on Thursday night, highlighted by an epic rally for match point which lasted nearly a full minute.The match was the headliner for the charity benefit to raise money for the Johnny Mac Tennis Project, which provides tennis...
Via Holdout Sports
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rangers agree to terms with F Kristo

The New York Rangers agreed to terms with restricted free agent forward Danny Kristo, the team announced Thursday. Kristo, 24, skated in 65 games with Hartford of the American Hockey League this past season, registering 25 goals and 18 assists for 43 points, along with 18 penalty minutes. He led the team -- and tied for seventh among AHL rookies -- in goals, tied for second on the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tempering expectations for Kevin Hayes

Kevin Hayes is the most hyped College Free Agent since Justin Schultz and the Rangers signing him to a contract despite fierce competition around the league is indeed a coup for the club; however immediate expectations will need to be kept in check despite his burgeoning reputation. Particularly from our excitable fan base. Hayes fills […] The post Tempering expectations for Kevin...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Brian Leetch On The New York Rangers

from Katie Strang of ESPN, The Rangers’ sturdy back end was a huge component in their playoff success last spring, when they made a run to the Stanley Cup finals against the Los Angeles Kings. Anton Stralman signed with Tampa Bay in free agency, but Leetch would like to see much of that defensive corps remain intact. Priority No. 1, of course, is signing Staal to a new...
Via Kukla's Korner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Danny Kristo’s Future With The Rangers Is In Doubt

I think I caught a number of people by surprise when I ranked Danny Kristo ninth in my prospect rankings back in July. Kristo came to the Rangers with a good amount of hype. He was one of the few standouts at the Traverse City tournament, showed some flashes of skill in the pre-season, and started the year on Hartford seemingly scoring at will. In fact, in my January rankings I had...
Via NY Rangers Blog
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kristo Resigned by the Rangers

According to Pro Hockey Talk, The New York Rangers have resigned Danny Kristo. Also, it looks like Kristo could get a chance at some playing time with the New York Rangers this season. NHL.com --The 24-year-old native of Eden Prairie, Minn., completed his first full pro season in 2013-14 after four seasons at the University of North Dakota that saw him total 68 goals and 161 points...
Via Goon's World
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NY Rangers sign sought-after free-agent forward Kevin Hayes

The New York Rangers have landed highly sought-after free-agent Kevin Hayes. The 22-year-old forward was originally selected by Chicago in the first round, 24th overall, of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. More recently, Hayes was playing for Boston College, registering 27 goals and 38 assists in 40 games.  Hayes became a viable target for teams outside of the Windy City when the Blackhawks...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers to sign Kevin Hayes

Well, it looks like the New York Rangers are the team that's going to land former Boston College forward Kevin Hayes. Mike Halford, Pro Hockey Talk -- On Tuesday, various outlets (see here and here and here and here) reported that Hayes — the former Boston College standout taken 24th overall by Chicago at the ’10 draft — has agreed to sign with the New York Rangers, ending...
Via Goon's World
2 days ago  |  Discuss

REPORT: Kevin Hayes picks the New York Rangers

It was originally reported that Boston College alum Kevin Hayes would make a decision on Monday. Two days later, the NCAA’s second leading scorer last year chose a suitor. Starting in September, Hayes will take the ice as a member of the New York Rangers organization (first reported by Boston sports talk show host Danny Picard). It was believed that the Avs and Preds were...
Via Section 303
2 days ago  |  Discuss

REPORT: Rangers, Avalanche Have “Inside Track” On FA Kevin Hayes

The New York Rangers appear to be one of the true finalists for college free agent Kevin Hayes, according to the Providence Journal’s Mark Divver.   Not looking good for #bruins on Kevin Hayes. I’m being told Rangers and Avs appear to have inside track. — Mark Divver (@MarkDivver) August 20, 2014 Divver previously claimed that the Rangers were “in the thick of things...
Via NY Rangers Blog
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pronman: Buchnevich, Duclair atop prospect list

Per Corey Pronman (subs. req’d), Pavel Buchnevich and Anthony Duclair sit atop the Rangers prospect list this year. Although the Rangers are ranked 28th in the league (by Pronman), it’s worth noting this nugget: Following the graduation of several top prospects, dealing away top picks and the simply fine development of some of their early-round […] The post Pronman: Buchnevich...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Rangers Top 25 Under 25 – 2014 Edition

Last year, I made a valiant first attempt at creating a New York Rangers version of the Top 25 Under 25. basically, the NYR blogging community was called out by Oilers’ bloggers for not having one, and I said, “challenge accepted.” It’s something I had fun writing, so I’m going to write it again, updating it […] The post New York Rangers Top 25 Under 25 – 2014 Edition...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Nice Profit On A Mark Messier Game Worn Rangers Sweater

from David Seideman at Forbes, Over the weekend at the White Plains County Center, Kenny Palma, a dealer and collector, set up in his usual space in the corner of the East Coast National sports collectors show, as he has pretty much since he entered the sports memorabilia business just four years ago. Baseball bats, cleats, and catcher’s equipment were piled high on a dozen...
Via Kukla's Korner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Prospect Update: Graves Traded To Quebec; Duclair Nets Hat-Trick

The only thing that saves me from smashing my head with a cinder block as the summer fades away is the coinciding emergence of hockey season. The NHL is still in hibernation mode, but other leagues are starting to kick things into gear. As such, there is some prospect news. The biggest news is that New York Rangers’ 2013 fourth-round pick Ryan Graves was traded from the Val-d...
Via NY Rangers Blog
4 days ago  |  Discuss
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