• Alexis Lafreniere gets assist from sister in journey to Rangers

    Alexis Lafreniere gets assist from sister in journey to Rangers

    No one had a better seat for Alexis Lafreniere’s journey to becoming the first-overall pick by the Rangers in the 2020 NHL Draft than his older sister, Lori-Jane. She was there in the very
  • Rangers’ plan for Vitali Kravtsov could work out for everyone

    Rangers’ plan for Vitali Kravtsov could work out for everyone

    Regarding the Rangers: 1. The training camp battle for a top-nine right-wing spot is not expected to include 2017 first-rounder Vitali Kravtsov, who has had an impressive start to his season while on
  • Rangers line combinations that would make them stacked

    Rangers line combinations that would make them stacked

    I doubt that any team has ever been as stacked on the left side as the dynastic Islanders, who would throw out Clark Gillies, John Tonelli and Bob Bourne one after another after another. Not even
  • Rangers, Brendan Lemieux avoid arbitration with two-year deal

    Rangers, Brendan Lemieux avoid arbitration with two-year deal

    The Rangers’ 11-year streak of avoiding arbitration hearings lives on. Brendan Lemieux, the last of the team’s restricted free agents this offseason, agreed to a two-year deal with an average
  • Ryan Strome’s $9 million deal removes Rangers uncertainty

    Ryan Strome’s $9 million deal removes Rangers uncertainty

    Substitute Alexis Lafreniere for Jesper Fast up front and Jack Johnson for Marc Staal on the back end, and the Rangers you’ll see out of the gate — whenever the NHL gate opens, of course — will
  • Rangers’ arbitration bid on Ryan Strome is very telling

    Rangers’ arbitration bid on Ryan Strome is very telling

    The Rangers’ $3.6 million arbitration bid on Ryan Strome suggests that the team would have no issue with the 27-year-old centerman taking his talents elsewhere if Thursday’s scheduled hearing does
  • Examining best and worst of New York sports teams owners

    Examining best and worst of New York sports teams owners

    Every aggrieved sports fan has the same blueprint: Just get me a new owner, any new owner, and things are going to get better. They have to get better. Of course, they don’t always get better, but
  • Henrik Lundqvist’s new Capitals uniform includes Rangers twist

    Henrik Lundqvist’s new Capitals uniform includes Rangers twist

    Henrik Lundqvist has officially moved on from the Rangers. Well, from the waist up anyway. Three weeks after Lundqvist signed a one-year, $1.5 million deal with the Capitals — ending his 15-year run
  • Nils Lundkvist dilemma pushing Rangers to trade Tony DeAngelo

    Nils Lundkvist dilemma pushing Rangers to trade Tony DeAngelo

    Here is another reason, perhaps the most significant one, that the Rangers won’t be signing impending restricted free agent Tony DeAngelo to a multi-year contract and instead are seeking to trade the 24-year-old righty defenseman: That is because a contract of longer than one year for DeAngelo would all but ensure losing 20-year-old righty defenseman …
  • Chris Drury bows out of star-studded Panthers GM search

    Chris Drury bows out of star-studded Panthers GM search

    Chris Drury is a rising star who soon enough will be an NHL general manager. But it won’t be next season. Slap Shots has learned the Rangers’ assistant GM has withdrawn from consideration for the vacant spot in Florida following an initial interview with the Panthers’ upper management conducted the week of Aug. 16. The …