The last forward on the list that played enough games* with the Rangers this season to warrant a report card is Greg McKegg. Signed to be a depth center, the Rangers knew what they were getting in McKegg.
The NY Rangers have a unique goalie battle coming into camp next week. With the NHL Return to Play rules allowing for unlimited goalies, the Rangers are also allowed to take advantage of such a situation.
Late yesterday, news broke on key Return to Play protocols that the players and owners will be voting on soon. Initially it was being reported that players opting-out must notify their respective teams by Tuesday at 5PM.
As more and more players have made their way back to NY in anticipation of Phase 3 training camp, we’ve compiled a full list of Rangers here. At the moment, and pending the ratification of the new CBA which includes Return-to-Play protocols, camp is scheduled to start July 13th.
Yesterday we noted that all overseas Rangers were back in NY but others that were in various places in North America have yet to return. Two Rangers I mentioned by name making their way back were Brett Howden and Greg McKegg.
Every team will have roster questions heading into the play-in rounds and eventual playoffs. With extra players available to each team, who plays in what position will be carefully considered before the final rosters are set.
As more members of the New York Rangers come back to participate in Phase 3 training camps the NHL is aggressively working with the NHLPA on a deal. NHL Return to Play Key Dates TSN’s Bob McKenzie broke down the new “tentative” schedule and made certain to note the NHL can move these dates with impunity.
This is a quick hit post but one that should generate excitement with the few words I am about to type. Mika Zibanejad is back in NY and ready to go through Phase 2 protocols We just confirmed that Phase 3 camps have been pushed to begin at least no earlier than July 13th.
The pandemic has already wrecked havoc on so many business and industries, and it will touch another group soon. Sports leagues have already cut staff, reduced pay, and flat out let people go whose jobs may not come back.
Some new faces hit the ice at the MSG Training Facility in Tarrytown, NY today. A bearded Pavel Buchnevich was joined by Ryan Lindgren and Julien Gauthier as they took the ice with other fellow Rangers participating in Phase 2.
The NHL salary cap rising within the next three seasons doesn't sound so promising amid the coronavirus pandemic, but the league and players' association are working to get a deal done that would extend the current CBA.
New York Rangers defenseman Tony DeAngelo is one of the most controversial players in the NHL due to the conservative political views he constantly exhibits via social media, and while he's seen as a questionable character, he did make a nice donation to a charity near and dear to his heart.