Having passed all the significant and obvious dates for potential change – the Expansion Draft, the Entry Draft, the first days of free agency — Jeff Gorton’s alterations on the Rangers’ roster are ongoing. Take a look at the team as it stands right now, and you see significant changes. You also see potential upgrades […]
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By: Leo Scaglione Jr., Pinch-Hitting For The Maven The Rangers have been anything but off this offseason. The latest moves by New York include signing unrestricted free agent center David Desharnais and re-signing restricted free agent right wing Jesper Fast. In 453 career regular-season NHL contests, Desharnais has notched 254 points (81 goals, 173 assists). […]
Looking to add some depth to the center position after losing Derek Stepan and Oscar Lindberg this offseason, the Rangers signed veteran center David Desharnais. Desharnais, 30, split last season with the Montreal Canadiens and Edmonton Oilers and tallied six goals and eight assists. A knee injury limited him to just 49 games. He originally […]
By: Leo Scaglione Jr., Pinch-Hitting For The Maven The mantra in New Jersey since Ray Shero took over as general manager two years ago has been to trust the process. The Devils’ patient approach paid off again Sunday night when the club acquired 26-year-old, left-shooting forward Marcus Johansson from the salary-cap strapped Washington Capitals in […]
Courtesy of the New Jersey Devils Newark, NJ –The New Jersey Devils today acquired forward Marcus Johansson for Florida’s second-round pick (previously acquired by New Jersey in the Marc Savard trade, June 10, 2016) and Toronto’s third-round pick (previously acquired by New Jersey as compensation for the hiring of Lou Lamoriello) in the 2018 NHL […]
By: Leo Scaglione Jr., Pinch-Hitting For The Maven It was fitting that thunderstorms rolled through New York and New Jersey yesterday when NHL free agency opened. If you didn’t know better, you would think the local hockey clubs – Rangers, Islanders, Devils and Sabres – were responsible for the lightning and thunder. But, alas, they […]
A few years ago, Kevin Shattenkirk sat in the visiting locker room at Madison Square Garden as a member of the St. Louis Blues and talked about his love of the Rangers. Shattenkirk, a native of New Rochelle, was five-and-a-half-years-old when the Rangers won the Stanley Cup. They became his team for life and Brian […]