Once upon a time, a Swedish prince by the name of Henrik Lundqvist set out on a journey to New York City to claim his throne as goaltender for the New York Rangers. After a while on the battlefield (or in this case, the hockey rink), the King deserves a rest, and so his Hand […]
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By: Leo Scaglione Jr., Pinch-Hitting For the Maven In their chase to win their first Stanley Cup since 1994, the Rangers dealt each of their first-round selections in the past four National Hockey League drafts to acquire proven talent. This year was the exception, as the club added a second first-round pick and the seventh […]
Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault said he expected changes, and now here they come. Eight days after the team announced it would buy out blue-blood defenseman Dan Girardi, another alternate captain and core-group stalwart is gone. Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton, heading into the NHL Entry Draft in Chicago, dealt Derek Stepan, along with valuable backup goalie […]
In a pre-draft blockbuster, the Rangers are sending Derek Stepan and Antti Raanta to the Coyotes in exchange for Anthony DeAngelo and the seventh overall pick in the 2017 NHL Draft. DeAngelo, 21, had 14 points (five goals, nine assists) in 39 games last season, his first in the NHL. The Sewell, New Jersey native […]
By: Chris Boyle Follow @ChrisBoyle33 Oscar Lindberg is a Vegas Golden Knight. While the Rangers lost a player who showed plenty of promise, they didn’t see enough of Lindberg in a role where they could truly discover his offensive potential. During his time with the Blueshirts, Lindberg showed bursts of creativity when he was on […]
Pre-Draft Frenzy questions are getting more intense — and demanding — by the day. As a result, The Maven will answer a few. Then, I’ll get into other pressing matters. 1. Will the Rangers be able to retain much-admired Antti Raanta? Answer: The Maven predicts that GM Jeff Gorton will find a way, and that […]