New York Rangers

Brandon Dubinky offers prayers for John Tortorella’s Flyers

Brandon Dubinky offers prayers for John Tortorella's Flyers

The Flyers’ decision to make John Tortorella the franchise’s next head coach has one of Tortorella’s former players sending prayers to Philadelphia. Brandon Dubinsky — who played for Tortorella on both the Rangers and Blue Jackets for four seasons apiece — took to Twitter to take a shot at his former coach. “🙏 for the …

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Vezina Trophy finalists debated by NHL.com

Vezina Trophy finalists debated by NHL.com

The three finalists for the Vezina Trophy are an accomplished group of goalies. Jacob Markstrom had a career season at the age of 32 and in his second season with the Calgary Flames. He won a personal-best 37 games and led the NHL with nine shutouts. Juuse Saros, in his first season as the unquestioned …

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Chris Drury backs Gerard Gallant’s decision to bench Kaapo Kakko

Chris Drury backs Gerard Gallant's decision to bench Kaapo Kakko

Coach Gerard Gallant “had a terrific season,” according to Rangers president and general manager Chris Drury, who spoke to reporters Wednesday on a season-ending conference call. “First and foremost, I couldn’t be proud of what our players and coaches accomplished this season,” Drury said. “Obviously, we’re disappointed, we’re not playing right now in the [Stanley …

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Ex-Ranger Sean Avery guilty of bashing NYC car with scooter

Ex-Ranger Sean Avery guilty of bashing NYC car with scooter

Former New York Rangers hothead Sean Avery was found guilty of criminal mischief Thursday for using a scooter to hit a car that was blocking a bike lane in Manhattan. Judge Marisol Martinez-Alonso sentenced the 42-year-old to time served following a two-day bench trial in Manhattan Criminal Court. The pugnacious player left the courthouse wearing …

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LeBrun: Lightning’s past playoff victims offer a warning of what comes next

LeBrun: Lightning's past playoff victims offer a warning of what comes next

DENVER—The adjustments are coming. The bounce-back kings have two off-days to tweak the game plan. Game 1 required overtime, but let’s not kid ourselves; the Tampa Bay Lightning were outclassed by the Colorado Avalanche. That’s OK. They got crushed 5-0 in the opening game of the playoffs by the Toronto Maple Leafs and pummeled 6-2 …

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2022 NHL free-agency rankings – Top options, best values, boom-or-bust players

2022 NHL free-agency rankings - Top options, best values, boom-or-bust players

There are different ways for teams to enter the NHL free-agent pool. There are big splashes for star players. Other teams methodically wade in, making sure their feet (and their finances) remain grounded. Some just dip their toes in. The Tampa Bay Lightning and Colorado Avalanche, currently playing in the Stanley Cup Final, were both …

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Campbell named first woman coach for Rangers development camp

Campbell named first woman coach for Rangers development camp

Jessica Campbell was named a coach for the New York Rangers’ 2022 development camp Tuesday. The 29-year-old will be the first woman to serve in the role for the Rangers when the camp gets underway this summer. Campbell joins the Rangers after being an assistant coach for Germany at the 2022 IIHF World Championship, where …

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Rangers’ cap crunch could create Ryan Strome-Andrew Copp choice

Rangers' cap crunch could create Ryan Strome-Andrew Copp choice

Rangers president and general manager Chris Drury is not one to negotiate publicly, but he doesn’t take much expertise to read the team’s salary-cap table and realize the biggest decision on his hands. The Rangers have about $10 million to spend this offseason, give or take. Seven of their players, including all four trade-deadline acquisitions …

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