1. N.Y. Rangers: Henrik Lundqvist May Play in Sweden During NHL Lockout

    Initially, Henrik Lundqvist wanted to stay in New York to prepare as if the 2012-13 season was starting on time and the New York Rangers would be looking improve on their Eastern Conference finals exit last May...

    James Wrabel, Jr. Written by James Wrabel, Jr. about 2 years ago 982 reads 3 comments

  2. NHL Lockout: Players' Association Resolve Is Strong, Unified Under Fehr

    As the NHL Lockout reaches a lifespan of almost a week, both sides are adamant on their positions. In other words, they're refusing to budge, as today marks what would've been ...

    James Wrabel, Jr. Written by James Wrabel, Jr. about 2 years ago 1,929 reads 8 comments

  3. Shane Doan: 3 Reasons the Free Agent Will Regret Not Signing with N.Y. Rangers

    Back on September 14, the summer-long saga of where free agent Shane Doan would sign finally concluded with the announcement of his four-year, $21.2 million contract to stay with the Phoenix Coyotes...

    James Wrabel, Jr. Written by James Wrabel, Jr. about 2 years ago 2,462 reads 35 comments

  4. N.Y. Rangers: Team Signs Prospect Michael St. Croix to Entry-Level Deal

    Some teams have been fairly active prior to the current CBA expiration set for this Saturday, not knowing what a new agreement could mean for free agents or prospects needing contracts...

    James Wrabel, Jr. Written by James Wrabel, Jr. about 2 years ago 1,757 reads 5 comments

  5. N.Y. Rangers Free Agency: Why Re-Signing Steve Eminger Is a Solid Move

    If you recall, Mark Messier, former NHL great and current New York Rangers special assistant to the GM, said back in June the one area the Blueshirts need to improve in if they wanted to win a coveted Stanley Cup was their depth...

    James Wrabel, Jr. Written by James Wrabel, Jr. about 2 years ago 1,138 reads 14 comments

  6. New York Rangers: 6 Things Blueshirts Must Improve in 2012-13

    The New York Rangers were the class of the Eastern Conference during the 2011-12 season. Supported by a Vezina-calibre season by Henrik Lundqvist, a Jack Adams-worthy coaching job ...

    James Wrabel, Jr. Written by James Wrabel, Jr. about 2 years ago 2,014 reads 15 comments

  7. NHL & NHLPA Have Held Behind-the-Scene Meetings Since Tuesday

    According to Peter Adler of the Edmonton Journal , the supposed recess of talks between the NHL and NHL Players' Association ended early Tuesday morning and both sides have had a dialogue ever since...

    James Wrabel, Jr. Written by James Wrabel, Jr. about 2 years ago 3,657 reads 7 comments

  8. NHLPA to Meet Today, Could a Counterproposal Be Coming?

    After the NHL submitted its latest reconstruction of a proposal for a new Collective Bargaining Agreement Tuesday, the NHLPA has since then been diligent in a response...

    James Wrabel, Jr. Written by James Wrabel, Jr. about 2 years ago 690 reads 6 comments

  9. New York Rangers: Why They'll Rule the Division over the Philadelphia Flyers

    Last season, the New York Rangers completed the six-game series sweep of their rivals to the south, the Philadelphia Flyers, for the first time in 40 years...

    James Wrabel, Jr. Written by James Wrabel, Jr. about 2 years ago 2,303 reads 22 comments

  10. 5 New York Rangers Who Must Step Up in a Big Way in 2012-13

    In sports, a team needs players to raise the level of their game to become successful and win a championship. But that can be done in several ways. A young player can exceed the developmental curve and perform better than expected...

    James Wrabel, Jr. Written by James Wrabel, Jr. about 2 years ago 2,442 reads 37 comments

  11. New York Rangers: Why Martin Biron Will Be Critical to Team's Success in 2012-13

    While Henrik Lundqvist put up a career season in statistics and achievements in 2011-12, none of it would have been possible if New York Rangers backup goalie Martin Biron wasn't as effective as he was when called upon...

    James Wrabel, Jr. Written by James Wrabel, Jr. about 2 years ago 570 reads 8 comments

  12. New York Rangers: 3 Prospects Who Must Impress in Training Camp

    As we know in sports, drafting players is a crapshoot. Not every first-round pick pans out while gems are unearthed in the later rounds. Not every athlete is can't-miss. Not every undrafted player deserves that label...

    James Wrabel, Jr. Written by James Wrabel, Jr. about 2 years ago 4,122 reads 4 comments

  13. NY Rangers: Why Rick Nash Will Be the Piece That Puts Them over the Top

    The New York Rangers were very close to making the Stanley Cup Final this past year, only to see their season end against the rival New Jersey Devils in heartbreaking fashion...

    James Wrabel, Jr. Written by James Wrabel, Jr. about 2 years ago 1,448 reads 15 comments

  14. Shane Doan Close to Signing 4-Year Deal to Stay with Phoenix Coyotes?

    William DePaoli of Inside Pittsburgh Sports is reporting free agent Shane Doan is close to signing a new, four-year deal with the Phoenix Coyotes ...

    James Wrabel, Jr. Written by James Wrabel, Jr. about 2 years ago 139 reads 31 comments

  15. 2012 NHL Free Agency: Why Shane Doan Will Not Be a N.Y. Ranger Next Season

    One of the only big-name free-agents left on the market, former Phoenix Coyote Shane Doan still remains without a home for next season...

    James Wrabel, Jr. Written by James Wrabel, Jr. about 2 years ago 3,140 reads 31 comments

  16. Donald Fehr, Head of NHLPA, Believes There's Still Time for a Deal

    Still without a counteroffer and with less than six weeks before the NHL 's current CBA expires, NHL Players' Association director Donald Fehr isn't worried, saying that's still ...

    James Wrabel, Jr. Written by James Wrabel, Jr. about 2 years ago 157 reads 0 comments

  17. Does the NHL Players' Association Believe There Will Be a Lockout?

    If you ask NHL Players' Association representative for the Los Angeles Kings, Kevin Westgarth, he accepts the reality of a lockout...

    James Wrabel, Jr. Written by James Wrabel, Jr. about 2 years ago 3,473 reads 12 comments

  18. NHL Free Agency: Should NY Rangers Sign Any of Remaining Available Defensemen?

    After the blockbuster acquisition of superstar Rick Nash, the New York Rangers ' roster is close to being set for the 2012-13 season...

    James Wrabel, Jr. Written by James Wrabel, Jr. about 2 years ago 4,226 reads 21 comments

  19. New York Rangers: Is Carl Hagelin a Top-Line Player?

    2011-12 was certainly a roller coaster ride for New York Rangers rookie Carl Hagelin . Starting out with the Connecticut Whale, Hagelin made his NHL debut the day after Thanksgiving and never looked back...

    James Wrabel, Jr. Written by James Wrabel, Jr. about 2 years ago 4,149 reads 28 comments

  20. NY Rangers: 3 Prospects Who Could Achieve Chris Kreider-Like Success

    The simple definition of success is the achievement of a goal or purpose. For prospective NHL players, their goal is to make it with a hockey club, provide them with their individual talents and contribute towards a Stanley Cup...

    James Wrabel, Jr. Written by James Wrabel, Jr. about 2 years ago 8,120 reads 23 comments

  21. 2012 NHL Trade Rumors: Are the NY Rangers Targeting Rick Nash and Shane Doan?

    Thus far in the offseason, the New York Rangers have been the "favorites" to land superstar winger Rick Nash from the Columbus Blue Jackets ...

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  22. Michael Del Zotto: Why Re-Signing Him Long-Term Is Key for New York Rangers

    Part of the offseason, besides engaging in the NHL free-agent frenzy, is for GMs to examine their teams and determine which restricted free agents are key for future success and warrant new contracts...

    James Wrabel, Jr. Written by James Wrabel, Jr. about over 2 years ago 3,262 reads 24 comments

  23. New York Rangers: Free Agent Jeff Halpern Comes to Terms on a 1-Year Deal

    Late last night, several outlets, including Brian McNally of the Washington Examiner , reported the New York Rangers and free-agent center Jeff Halpern have come to agreement on a one-year, $700k contract for next season...

    James Wrabel, Jr. Written by James Wrabel, Jr. about over 2 years ago 1,731 reads 4 comments

  24. New York Rangers: Latest Trade Rumors and Free-Agent News

    July 4 saw the proverbial fireworks across the NHL landscape as both Zach Parise and Ryan Suter took their talents not to South Beach, but to the Land of 10,000 Lakes on dual 13-year, $98 million deals with the Minnesota Wild ...

    James Wrabel, Jr. Written by James Wrabel, Jr. about over 2 years ago 10,182 reads 22 comments

  25. 2012 NHL Free Agents: Who's in the Running to Sign Both Parise and Suter?

    Four days into the NHL free-agent frenzy and it has been anything but, mainly because high-profile names Zach Parise and Ryan Suter have yet to decide where they're playing in 2012-13 and beyond...

    James Wrabel, Jr. Written by James Wrabel, Jr. about over 2 years ago 654 reads 0 comments