Reading Time: 2 minutesThe Rangers re-signed young netminder Igor Shesterkin to a 4-year contract paying him at an AAV of just short of $6M, at $5.65M. Shesterkin went 10-0-1 in his first 11 career starts. The young netminder has now taken a big living instep forward after backing up Henrik Lundqvist. The organization drafted Shesterkin in the 4th round 118th overall in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. Igor has already solidified himself as one of the league’s brightest goaltenders in the league and is only 25 years old. He has posted a career of 2.59GAA and a .921SV% in...Read More
Reading Time: 2 minutesIn the offseason, the Rangers made some moves that have benefited them and it has been a big reason why they are where they are today. Some additions to the roster that catch an eye are Kevin Rooney, Colin Blackwell, Keith Kinkaid, and Philip Di Giuseppe. The Rangers went after players because they lacked depth and at the start of the 2021 NHL season, they were the youngest team in the league. Veteran presence is something this team has lacked since trading all of them for assets and draft picks. Keith Kinkaid was signed on a...Read More
Reading Time: 2 minutesThe Rangers have one of the youngest teams in hockey and their defensive core is very young and inexperienced. The 34-year-old defenseman Jack Johnson, who signed a one-year contract with the Rangers this past offseason, is the oldest on the team. However, on March 9 he suffered a sports hernia injury, which required season-ending surgery. So Brendan Smith, who served as a healthy scratch for the start of the season, got his turn to lead the young core. Brendan Smith’s offense has been very solid this season, registering a career-high in goals (5). Besides scoring goals,...Read More
Reading Time: 3 minutesDisastrous head coach David Quinn was relieved from his duties following a lot of speculation about what the Rangers would do. He owned a record of 96-87-25 over his three seasons with the Rangers, which included one “postseason” experience where they got swept in the first round of the COVID bubble by the Hurricanes. Now, looking at this record you may be thinking he is not that bad. However, he tends to strategize his lines poorly. Quinn liked to change his line pairs continuously which led to a lack of development in chemistry between some players....Read More
Reading Time: 2 minutesHe does it again folks! Tom Wilson just made another highlight-reel play, but not in a good way. Wilson is known to be the dirtiest player in the league after countless cheap shots and hits from behind. But his play against the Rangers on Monday might just be the best one yet. After the play was over, Pavel Buchnevich lightly tapped Capitals goaltender Vitek Vanecek. Tom Wilson was clearly unhappy with that, so he decided to take action. No, he did not get into a verbal disagreement or shoving match. Instead, he did something that could...Read More
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