Julien Gauthier likely to fall victim to Rangers roster crunch

Unless my eyes deceive, Julien Gauthier has outplayed Vitali Kravtsov for the second straight coaching camp. A yr in the past, Gauthier made the varsity, Kravtsov was assigned to Hartford and everyone knows what transpired within the rapid aftermath. Kravtsov just isn’t going to be assigned to the AHL now. There continues to be an … Read more

Rangers’ Jimmy Vesey seems destined to make the opening-night roster

It’s unclear whether or not the Rangers will in the end carry 22 or 23 gamers on their opening-night roster, however no matter the configuration, it’s getting arduous to go away Jimmy Vesey off the projection. With a workforce bonding journey to Providence, RI developing and two video games left in the exhibition season, Vesey, … Read more

Sept. 30: NHL Preseason Roundup

Tanner Jeannot had two objectives and two assists, Alexander Carrier had a purpose and an help, and Filip Forsberg had three assists for the Predators. Juuse Saros made 27 saves in his first begin of the preseason. Brandon Hagel scored, and Hugo Alnefelt made 21 saves for the Lightning, who additionally misplaced 2-0 right here … Read more

Rangers alternate captains still to be determined

Playing with six alternate captains final season was a rousing success for the Rangers when it got here to the staff dynamic, which flourished below the management of Jacob Trouba, Chris Kreider, Mika Zibanejad, Artemi Panarin, Barclay Goodrow and Ryan Strome. Now that Trouba has been named captain, nonetheless, the alternates want to be handed … Read more

Returning Sammy Blais looks to give Rangers a boost at wing

It has been simply over 10 months since Sammy Blais competed in a hockey recreation. The 26-year-old winger is coming off a season-ending ACL tear that he suffered in his 14th recreation as a Ranger final season. He was memorably tripped up within the nook by since-retired defenseman PK Subban. Coincidentally, Blais made his triumphant … Read more

Rangers have tricky contract problems before NHL cap increases

The Rangers, eventually, are going to have some respiratory room below the wage cap starting with the 2024-25 season, for which the NHL is projecting a return to linkage with revenues below formulation outlined within the collective bargaining settlement extension memo. Deputy commissioner Bill Daly, as first reported by Sportsnet on Tuesday, has endorsed membership … Read more

Alexis Lafreniere OK after injury scare in Rangers’ loss

Alexis Lafreniere didn’t skate in the ultimate six minutes of regulation in the Rangers’ 3-2 additional time loss on Tuesday evening in Boston. The 20-year-old winger took a tough shot from teammate Hunter Skinner off the decrease a part of his proper leg, casting an injury shadow over the Rangers’ second preseason recreation. The Rangers … Read more

Rangers’ Mika Zibanejad ‘discovered a lot’ through early playoff struggles

So a lot has been manufactured from the Rangers’ younger core of gamers and the expertise they gained in the course of the playoffs, however the membership’s 29-year-old No. 1 middle discovered a factor or two about himself as effectively. Mika Zibanejad led the Blueshirts with 24 factors over 20 postseason video games and nonetheless … Read more

Vitali Kravtsov is eager to ‘redeem’ himself with Rangers

Vitali Kravtsov is not right here to discuss in regards to the previous, however the 22-year-old wing acknowledges that it have to be addressed. “I’ve undoubtedly made quite a lot of noise up to now so it is vital for me to redeem myself somewhat bit,” Kravtsov, who infamously refused task to the AHL Wolf … Read more