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New York Rangers report cards 17-18: Paul Carey

In a lost season, the New York Rangers got solid production out of a journeyman who wasn't expected to make the opening night roster. On July 1, 2017, the New York Rangers made a big splash by signing defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk to a big-time contract. Hours after signing the New Rochelle, New York

BLUELINESTATION.COM - 2018-04-23 17:00:13

New York Rangers: Why the Michael Grabner trade was a steal

When the New York Rangers acquired former New York Islander, Michael Grabner, two seasons ago, they didn’t expect him to be as good as he was. He impressed with many goals and his speed, which fit perfectly on the young roster.

BLUELINESTATION.COM - 2018-04-23 14:00:06

New York Rangers: How much is Rasmus Dahlin worth?

With no guarantee that the New York Rangers will win the draft lottery, there has been speculation that Jeff Gorton will try to trade up. How much is the heralded consensus number one pick worth?

BLUELINESTATION.COM - 2018-04-23 12:00:37

Erik Karlsson Doesn’t Make Sense For The Rangers; But Dougie Hamilton Does

Not hard evidence, of course, just speculation — but speculation that came from people who know things. People who don’t just say things without at least havingsomethingto back it up.

BLUESHIRT BANTER - 2018-04-23 12:00:01

New York Rangers: Has Chris Kreider hit his ceiling?

Though only 26, Chris Kreider is a grizzled veteran. He is one of the few players left from the 2014 Stanley Cup Finals roster and has been a New York Ranger for five seasons. His tenacity and hard-nosed net front presence makes him a fierce competitor. However, we came very close to losing him this

BLUELINESTATION.COM - 2018-04-22 14:00:56

New York Rangers: Putting the Alain Vigneault era into historical context

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 06: Head coach Alain Vigneault of the New York Rangers watches from the bench during the first period of the NHL game against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena on January 6, 2018 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)The New York Rangers fired A

BLUELINESTATION.COM - 2018-04-22 12:00:51

2018 Report Card: Ryan Spooner

A bit of regression in play during a tough 2016-17 campaign for the Bruins saw Spooner’s ice time dip to 14:06 a game but he managed to finish with 39 points in 78 games. From that point his name seemed to enter the trade rumors circuit, and it didn’t help that a groin and lower body injury hampered

BLUESHIRT BANTER - 2018-04-22 12:00:01

New York Rangers: James Dolan and the front office have a plan

It's hard to believe, but James Dolan, the owner of the New York Rangers, said all the right things in an interview with Larry Brooks of the New York Post. As someone who is both a Knicks and Rangers fan, the name James Dolan is as close to a real-life Harvey Dent as there is. When it comes to the K

BLUELINESTATION.COM - 2018-04-22 10:09:17

2018 Report Card: Mats Zuccarello

I doubt there is a player who embodies both what it means to be and what it's like to be a New York Ranger better than Mats Zuccarello. The lovable Norwegian is everything you want out of a hockey player. Like a puppy who is determined to get the ball you're keeping from him, Zuccarello plays the g


New York Rangers: A definitive ranking of the restricted free agents

With so many options, the Rangers have important decisions to make during the offseason as they work to start to build a new identity on their roster. It is vital for management to establish an approach that will put them in a position where they know what they need on the day of the draft. This mea


Blackhawks’ Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews have top 10 best-selling NHL jerseys

Kane and Toews ranked Nos. 8 and No 9, respectively, in this season’s sales figures, the NHLannouncedFriday. The figures are from Fanatics network of e-commerce sites, which includes andNHLShop.ca.


New York Rangers: Who in the world is Michael Lindqvist?

Looking at highlights from his time in the SHL, Lindqvist is clearly a shoot-first forward, something that the Rangers have sorely lacked in seasons past. Last season, the 23-year old right-winger recorded 20 goals and 14 assists in 30 games.


Reflecting on the last chapter of the Wolf Pack’s 2017-18 season

Remember, the Wolf Pack finished last in the AHL last season with a record of 24-46-6. McCambridge and Hartford general managerChris Druryfound a way to win 10 more games this year while dealing with a major roster overhaul, the frequent loss of players to NHL call-ups, and some chaos in the goal cr


New York Rangers: Ranking the five best players under Alain Vigneault

MONTREAL, QC - FEBRUARY 22: Head coach of the New York Rangers Alain Vigneault yells out from behind the bench against the Montreal Canadiens during the NHL game at the Bell Centre on February 22, 2018 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The Montreal Canadiens defeated the New York Rangers 3-1. (Photo by M


Who are the most likely candidates for the New York Rangers’ next head coach?

After five seasons underAlain Vigneault, the New York Rangers have decided that it is time to move on. Four playoff appearances, including one Stanley Cup Finals appearance, mark Vigneault’s time with the team. After the Rangers posted a record under .500 for the first time since before the 2004 loc


Erik Karlsson and John Tavares for Fast-Tracking New York Rangers?

In speaking to Larry Brooks of the New York Post, New York Rangers top exectuive Jim Dolan dropped a number of proverbial bombs, effectively confirming that the Rangers’ rebuild won’t be a lasting one. Among his comments were remarks regarding Alain Vigneault—the team’s now former bench boss—input o


New York Rangers what went wrong: The team overestimated its own talent

The New York Rangers expected to compete last season, however, the team collapsed by January.


New York Rangers: Ranking the team’s moves at the deadline

All three of Michael Grabner, Rick Nash and Nick Holden were in the final year of expiring contracts. All three were likely due for raises in the offseason and the Rangers didn’t want to commit long term to any of the three because of a variety of issues. For Nash his age and price point are going t


What went wrong with the New York Rangers: Cody McLeod

Among all of the players that were acquired by the New York Rangers this year, the most disappointing one could quite possibly be Cody McLeod. Expectations for him were low, and his play still managed to underwhelm many. It's no secret that a multitude of New York Rangers had disappointing seasons t


New York Rangers: How would Ilya Kovalchuk fit into the lineup?

Soon after the conclusion of the regular season, reports surfaced that the New York Rangers would sign Russian winger Ilya Kovalchuk. If true, where would the sniper fit into the team’s lineup?