Category Archives: Battle News

In scratching Shattenkirk for Thursday, Quinn is sending a message to Rangers

In a move that should come as no surprise, it appears that new coach David Quinn will make veteran defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk a healthy scratch for Thursday’s home game against the Sharks. In an ugly 8-5 loss at Carolina on … Continue reading

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Devils re-sign Miles Wood

It took a little longer, but the Devils and Miles Wood agreed on a new four-year contract worth $11 million over the weekend. The recently turned 23-year old left wing posted career bests last season in goals (19), assists (13) … Continue reading

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Amanda Borges leaves the Rangers

View this post on Instagram LIFE UPDATE: Today is my last day with the @nyrangers. Two years ago, I took on this incredible opportunity to move to NYC, cover an original six team and call Madison Square Garden home. As … Continue reading

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Rangers acquire defenseman Adam McQuaid

Earlier today, the Rangers made a move to improve the blueline. They acquired veteran defenseman Adam McQuaid from the Bruins in exchange for Steven Kampfer, a fourth round pick and conditional seventh. The 31-year old right defenseman spent the past … Continue reading

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Awful job by the Rangers bridging Spooner while disrespecting Hayes

Let’s be honest here. You’re telling me it makes sense to bridge two unproven players you acquired last deadline to identical contracts?!?! I’m not buying it. It was bad enough the Rangers gave the inconsistent Vladislav Namestnikov two years at … Continue reading

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Rangers re-sign Hayes for one year and over $5 million

So much for logic and suggestion. Less than 24 hours after I advocated committing long-term to Kevin Hayes, the Rangers decided the best option was to re-sign him for one year at over $5 million. Credit goes to TSN insider … Continue reading

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Rangers take calculated risk on new long-term contract with Brady Skjei

In what’s been a quiet summer, the Rangers took care of some business earlier today by re-signing defenseman Brady Skjei to a six year contract worth an average of $5.25 million per season. They decided to skip bridging him by … Continue reading

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Devils re-sign Coleman and Noesen

Today, the Devils announced the re-signings of restricted free agents Blake Coleman and Stefan Noesen. Two pleasant surprises who contributed to the team’s surprising return to the playoffs, both were revelations under second-year coach John Hynes. Used primarily in checking … Continue reading

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A good bridge deal for Vesey to prove himself

Today, the Rangers announced the re-signing of restricted free agent Jimmy Vesey. One of four players who filed for salary arbitration, he took a very fair bridge deal worth a reported average of $2.275 million through 2020. In his first … Continue reading

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The reaction to Cody McLeod re-signing

I never would’ve expected it. However, Cody McLeod will return to the Rangers in ’18-19. The veteran fourth liner re-signed for a year at $750,000. The 34-year old spent most of his career with Colorado before playing parts of the … Continue reading

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