A demand of a long-term deal above $7 million AAV could force the Rangers to do the unthinkable — trade Stepan away.
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.
Zuccarello scored 15 goals and added 34 assists for the Blueshirts in 2015. In New York’s first-round series victory over the Penguins, the 5-foot-7 Norwegian had two assists and no goals.
It’s only taken Henrik Lundqvist four games to shake off the rust following his return from a scary vascular injury that forced him to miss 25 consecutive games.
St. Louis appeared to get hurt during Sunday night’s game when Florida Panthers defenseman Dmitry Kulikov fell shoulder-first on his right knee early in the third period.
Rangers defenseman Kevin Klein will be out three to four weeks due to an undisclosed injury sustained when he was struck in the left arm by a shot taken by Washington’s Alex Ovechkin.
New Yorkers are craving a Rangers-Islanders playoff showdown, and it almost seems inevitable that the Battle of New York will be fought in an epic playoff clash sometime in April or May.
When the Islanders scored 11 seconds in on Monday night and built a pair of two-goal leads it appeared they would remain perfect at home against division opponents. Not so fast.
Speed kills. It appears the blazing Blueshirts have perfected AV’s system after defeating two Pacific Division powerhouses in the Ducks and Kings in consecutive nights.
Klein has been the one Rangers defenseman who has been dependable in all areas of the ice over the span of 26 games.
Kevin Klein, bloodied earlier by a high stick that ripped off part of his ear, fired in a slap shot 3:45 into overtime to give the New York Rangers a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday night.
The Rangers pulled the plug on MDZ at the right time. Meanwhile, Kevin Klein has been trusted to play an increased role this season — and it’s paying off.
Kevin Klein scored 2:42 into overtime, and the New York Rangers rallied from a two-goal deficit in the third period to beat the New Jersey Devils 4-3 on Tuesday night.
Long before he earned the complete adulation of MSG devotees, scouts around the league were split on whether an 18-year-old Henrik Lundqvist had the characteristics of an NHL-caliber goalie.