Tag Archives: Jeff Gorton

Rangers expected lines for tomorrow include Brendan Smith, Kakko understands how to play hockey

Tell me if you thought Brendan Smith would be in the starting lineup tomorrow night. That indeed appears to be the case. Cue NYR Twitter panic attacks in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1… The Rangers will ice a team that … Continue reading

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Kakko, Andersson and Hajek get new numbers, Gorton explains the tough decisions

On what he referred to as “one of the toughest days in hockey,” Rangers GM Jeff Gorton explained why the team made the decisions they did to reporters. Referencing the light schedule they have early on, it was a factor. … Continue reading

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Rangers Training Camp Questions

On Thursday, NHL Training Camps opened up. That included the Devils and Rangers, who could be in similar situations entering the ’19-20 season. Both due to their offseason that included New Jersey adding Jack Hughes, P.K. Subban, Nikita Gusev and … Continue reading

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September is almost here! So is hockey.

It’s a wonderful Saturday morning in the land of the forgotten borough of Staten Island in the Big Apple. I drove around past Richmond Town to my favorite old bagel spot that I used to frequent some 26 years ago … Continue reading

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Rangers buyout of Shattenkirk changes things

Nobody knew when the buyout period started. Apparently, it’s not until after salary arbitration concludes. Apologies folks. The buyout window opens three BUSINESS days after the last arbitration case is settled. So, since Buchnevich's case was settled Friday night, that … Continue reading

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Buchnevich re-signing signals the likely end for Kreider

A few days away from salary arbitration, the Rangers and right wing Pavel Buchnevich agreed on a new contract. As expected, he received a payment between the projected $2.5 to 3.5 million range. The 24-year old Russian forward will earn … Continue reading

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By signing Trouba for an average of $8 million over seven years, Rangers are under the pressure cooker

In the unforgiving sweltering summer heat here in the Big Apple, the insane combination of near century mark temperatures with high humidity has made it very uncomfortable for most New Yorkers. This weekend could see some record breakers during the … Continue reading

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Panarin chooses the Rangers over Islanders

Twelve hours ago, it was looking pretty bleak for the Rangers in their pursuit of Artemi Panarin. The bitter rival Islanders had the inside track to landing the high scoring Russian forward by offering more money. Even the Blue Jackets … Continue reading

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Rangers introduce the next franchise player in No. 2 pick Kaapo Kakko

The moment Kaapo Kakko officially became a New York Ranger!#NYRDraft | @SAPSports pic.twitter.com/F2l1jRWrsL — New York Rangers (@NYRangers) June 22, 2019 Shortly after 8 PM (well 5 in Vancouver), the Rangers waited patiently for the Devils to make it official … Continue reading

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Rangers take Kaapo Kakko

Following the Devils doing a nice touch by having Hockey Hall of Famer Martin Brodeur introduce first overall pick in American center Jack Hughes, the Rangers wasted no time. General Manager Jeff Gorton didn’t even thank Vancouver or congratulate the … Continue reading

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