New York Rangers
As the Rangers were stifled throughout the deciding game of last spring’s Eastern Conference finals, top line winger Mats Zuccarello could only watch helplessly from a suite high above the Garden ice.
A number of columnists have explored the possibility of the 33-year-old netminder hitting a decline in his 11th season. Don’t bet on it.
Police say Purinton broke into a Sylvan Beach residence and attacked the homeowner before fleeing.
The 23-year-old plays big and demonstrates smarts in all areas of the ice.
Training camp opens on Sept. 17 and the Rangers will begin their six-game preseason schedule four days later, when they host the Devils.
The New York Rangers are giving former Los Angeles Kings center Jarret Stoll a second chance a few months after he pleaded guilty to reduced charges in a cocaine case.
Stoll is one of three active players to record a faceoff percentage of 51 or higher in every season since 2003-04.
To judge Rick Nash purely by his goal scoring is missing the entire picture of what he brings to the Rangers.
Some labels are fair, others are unjust. Former Rangers captain Chris Drury saw both sides of the coin throughout a 12-year NHL career.
Let’s take a look at who’s hot and who’s not on the local sports landscape.
Derek Stepan has accomplished much in his young career and he will only improve over the course of the six-year, $39 million contract he signed on Monday.
General manager Jeff Gorton announced the deal Monday, hours before a contract arbitration hearing for the 25-year-old Stepan.
Now that Stepan is signed, Rangers fans can breathe a big sigh or relief. Gorton has proven to be a salary-cap wizard, and he deserves a big pat on the back from the Blueshirts’ faithful.
As the hours tick closer to Monday’s scheduled 9 a.m. arbitration hearing, Derek Stepan and the Rangers have much work in front of them.
There are good players, there are great players, and then there is the rarest of player who creates an everlasting legacy. Recently retired winger Martin St. Louis falls into the third bracket.