The Rangers immediately became weaker by dealing away effective winger Carl Hagelin on Saturday.
In a high-stakes poker game ahead of the 2015 NHL Draft, Rangers general manager Glen Sather doesn’t appear to be breaking a sweat.
New York could also opt to keep its backup goalie, who kept the Rangers clicking during Henrik Lundqvist’s two-month absence.
With day one of the June 26-27 NHL Draft edging closer and the July 1 free-agent frenzy just over the horizon, the Rangers are searching for ways to alleviate the salary-cap crunch.
It has long been a foregone conclusion that the Rangers will trade backup goaltender Cam Talbot prior to or during the NHL draft. You could go as far as calling it one of the worst-kept secrets in hockey.
Henrik Lundqvist was being hailed a hero just last week. It’s been a different story lately.
Should he come away with a victory, the Rangers will clinch the top seed in the Eastern Conference and capture their first Presidents’ Trophy since their Stanley Cup-winning season of 1993-94.
The Blueshirts possess the necessary elements to ignite like potassium chlorate or explode like Mentos in Diet Coke. How will this experiment end?
What Rangers fans have seen over the past two games is probably a blip. This team has shown an ability to self-correct all season long.
Talbot is good enough to win some tough, grinding games in February and March, but when it’s all or nothing in April and May, they need Lundqvist to be between the pipes.
The Rangers have done all of this without Lundqvist, St. Louis and Klein. Imagine what this team is capable of doing when its at full strength.
Henrik Lundqvist practiced with his Rangers teammates Tuesday for the first time since he was forced from the lineup by a neck injury in February, and could be back in goal by this weekend.
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One day after being cleared to return to practice following a serious neck injury, New York’s No. 1 goalie is still a ways away from game action — largely because the Rangers’ schedule leaves little room for practice.
Brad Richards broke a scoreless deadlock 7:19 into the third period, and the Chicago Blackhawks cooled off goalie Cam Talbot and the surging New York Rangers 1-0 on Wednesday night.