New York Rangers News, Rumors, Injuries & Recruiting
Forever Blue Shirts: Rangers youngsters take to the international stage
With the KHL concluding last week, we are only waiting for who will win the Championship in the SHL (Sweden) and Liiga (Finland). International hockey is in full swing though, and two prospects, a goalie and a potential future prospect are all playing.
Alexandar Georgiev made his debut for the Russian men's national team, winning twice against Switzerland while stopping 46 of 49 shots in the contests. He was picked as player of the game in the second game and looks to solidify his spot between the pipes with the Carlson games coming up next week, which is part of the Euro Hockey Tour.
#NYR @HLundqvist30 talks about being honored to be a Clancy Trophy finalist. https://t.co/AbMldNJQmj
Fansided: New York Rangers Report Card: Tim Gettinger
It's Tim Gettinger's turn for a report card on his brief tenure with the New York Rangers. Along with Matt Beleskey and Steven Fogarty, he's the last of three players we will be reporting on who had really short mid-season stints in the NHL this season.His season
There was a lot of optimism when Tim Gettinger was called up. He was brought up to replace Cody McLeod, who had broken his hand in a fight. Things were going well for the Rangers who had won nine of 12 games, losing only one game in regulation.
Blueshirt Banter: 2019 Report Card: Chris Kreider
On December 28, 2017, Chris Kreider was shutdown for an indefinite amount of time after a blood clot was discovered in his right arm. That was right around when the decline of the 2017-18 New York Rangers began, and management publicly announced their plans of rebuilding. Nearly two months passed before a much lighter Kreider was allowed to return to game action and he came roaring back with 15 points in the final 21 games of the season.
Despite missing 24 games, Kreider was able to reach the 37 point mark and it was fairly evident that his presence was missed during those two months.
Fansided: New York Rangers: Henrik Lundqvist a finalist for King Clancy Award
Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers is in the twilight of his career, but he is still recognized as one of the top goalies in the NHL and a sure fire Hall of Famer. The former Vezina Trophy winner may be adding another prestigious award to his resume, the King Clancy Memorial Trophy.
The King Clancy Trophy is awarded to "the player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and who has made a significant humanitarian contribution to his community." Each NHL team nominates a player with the three finalists and the winner picked by NHL Commmissioner Gary Bettman and a panel of senior NHL executives.
Forever Blue Shirts: Rangers Lundqvist named finalist for King Clancy Trophy
Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist was named as a finalist for the NHL's King Clancy Trophy.
The King Clancy Trophy is awarded to the player that "best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and has made a noteworthy humanitarian contribution in his community."
Blueshirt Banter: Henrik Lundqvist Named Finalist for King Clancy Memorial Trophy
Henrik Lundqvist has been named a finalist for the NHL's King Clancy Memorial Trophy, which is awarded "to the player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and has made a noteworthy humanitarian contribution in his community."
Henrik is a finalist for this year's #NHLAwards King Clancy Memorial Trophy.
Through his work with the @HLundqvistFDN & as the official spokesperson for @gardenofdreams, Henrik has helped make a positive impact on children & families in our community and across the world. #NYR pic.
Blue Seat Blogs: Henrik Lundqvist a finalist for the King Clancy Award
Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist is one of three finalists for the King Clancy Award, which is awarded "to the player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and has made a noteworthy humanitarian contribution in his community." The other finalists are Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Jason Zucker.
Per the NHL press release, the winner will receive a $40,000 donation from the National Hockey League Foundation to benefit a charity or charities of his choice. The two runners-up each will get a $5,000 donation. More details:
Lundqvist and his wife, Therese, founded the Henrik Lundqvist Foundation (HLF).
NY Post: Henrik Lundqvist named finalist for NHL's King Clancy Memorial Trophy
Henrik Lundqvist has had the Vezina Trophy on his mantelpiece since 2012, when he was selected by NHL general managers as the league's best goaltender.
Now, the King has been named a finalist for an honor that might carry even more meaning to the charity-minded Swede. That is the King Clancy Memorial Trophy, awarded to "The player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and has made a noteworthy contribution in his community."
The Rangers goaltender, Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Wild winger Jason Zucker are the finalists for the trophy, which will be presented at the NHL's awards extravaganza in Las Vegas on June 19, two days ahead of Round 1 of the draft in Vancouver.
Newsday: Henrik Lundqvist a finalist for NHL's King Clancy Award for leadership and humanitarian service
Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist was named Tuesday as one of three finalists for the NHL's King Clancy Award, which, since 1988, has been awarded each season "to the player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and has made a noteworthy humanitarian contribution in his community.''
Along with Lundqvist, Arizona Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Minnesota Wild forward Jason Zucker were the other finalists for the award, which honors Hall of Famer Frank "King'' Clancy, who was involved in the NHL for decades as a player, referee, coach, GM and goodwill ambassador.
Lundqvist, who suffered through a difficult season on the ice, with career lows in victories and save percentage, and a career-worst goals-against average, nevertheless was the Rangers' lone All-Star Game representative and continued to serve as the face of the team, as he has for most of his 14 seasons with the club.
Blue Seat Blogs: 2019 Rangers Player Report Card: Ryan Strome
Ryan Spooner to Edmonton for Ryan Strome, even with salary retained, was one of Jeff Gorton's best trades of the season. The Rangers sent Spooner, who was less than a spare part, to the Oilers for a 25 year old former top-five pick who needed a change of scenery. At the very worst, it was a wash for both teams. But this wasn't the very worst. This was a trade that worked out in spades.
For all his struggles in Edmonton, Strome really clicked offensively in New York. His line of 18-15-33 in 63 games with the Blueshirts (1-1-2 in 18 with Edmonton) helped him set a career high in goals and left him one shy of 20 for the season.
Blueshirt Banter: An Exploration of Trading the Second-Overall Pick for the 2019 NHL Draft
When Jeff Gorton takes the stage at the 2019 NHL Entry Draft on June 21st, he will do something that no Rangers General Manager has done in over half a century; announce the second-overall pick. But for the sake of speculation, what if he decided to trade that pick or more importantly; what would it take for him to do so? More on that a little later.
The last time the New York Rangers held the No. 2 overall pick for an NHL Draft, it was still an amateur draft and there were only four rounds.
Blueshirt Banter: Bantering the Blueshirts Ep. 137: It's going to be JD? Oh Baby
This week on Bantering the Blueshirts Joe and Mike discuss what Steve Yzerman joining the Detroit Red Wings' front office means for the Rangers and their search for their next president. We also discuss why it's crucial for the Rangers to talk to speak to a multitude of candidates, even if organization's heart is already set on JD.
It is practically a foregone conclusion that Rangers alumni John Davidson will be the next president of the team, but what does that mean? What does JD's track record look like as the president of the St.
Blueshirt Banter: The Rangers Need Trouba, But At What Cost?
The expected: this summer should be filled with a slew of transactions for the New York Rangers. From their highest-ever draft selection in the coming NHL Entry Draft to free agency and trades -- change is coming.
Less expected: though conventional logic suggests their woeful blue line will be addressed regardless, a recent report from Larry Brooks of the New York Post mentioned that could come via a rather sizable would-be acquisition in Winnipeg Jets defender Jacob Trouba.
"So we can start the watch on the Rangers' interest in Winnipeg's pending free-agent right defenseman Jacob Trouba manifesting itself in trade talks, the Jets having been KO'd in six by the Blues," Brooks noted in his column.
Fansided: New York Rangers Report Card: Alexandar Georgiev
Continuing our 2018-2019 New York Rangers report cards, we get to our first goaltender of the bunch. We will continue wrapping up the report cards through this month and into May.His season
Alexandar Georgiev didn't see a lot of action when the season started, making his first appearance on October 7 and not getting into another game for two weeks. With Coach David Quinn riding Henrik Lundqvist's hot start, Georgiev played in only ten of the first 38 games of the season.
He was sent to Hartford twice during the season, but not because of the quality of his play.