Silly NHL rule adds layer to Rangers’ Brennan Othmann decision

Silly NHL rule adds layer to Rangers' Brennan Othmann decision

Maybe it is for the best. Maybe the regulation in place under which the Rangers would have to return 19-year-old Brennan Othmann to his OHL Flint club if he does not make the varsity — rather than being allowed to assign the winger to the AHL Wolf Pack — will ultimately prove beneficial to both … Read more

How Rangers prospect Brennan Othmann’s confidence, presence and skill make him effective

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In hockey, as in life, there are archetypes built on hyperbole and lazy buzzwords that try to fit every player into a predefined box. “The Gifted” examines, through video, the NHL‘s most fascinating and quirky prospects and the unique skill sets that define them in an attempt to push past jargon and dissect all of … Read more

How NHL players would change the Stanley Cup playoffs

How NHL players would change the Stanley Cup playoffs

Expansion of the Stanley Cup playoffs is my hill to die on. My last breaths will be spent mouthing the words “play … in … round.” I’ve explained my philosophy and procedures before in this column, but to reiterate: There are now 32 teams in the NHL. In the pre-Gary Bettman expansion era, 16 of … Read more

Rangers have tricky contract problems before NHL cap increases

Rangers have tricky contract problems before NHL cap increases

The Rangers, at last, are going to have some breathing room under the salary cap beginning with the 2024-25 season, for which the NHL is projecting a return to linkage with revenues under formulas outlined in the collective bargaining agreement extension memo. Deputy commissioner Bill Daly, as first reported by Sportsnet on Tuesday, has counseled … Read more

Greer’s Two-Goal Outing Lifts Bruins Over Rangers

Greer's Two-Goal Outing Lifts Bruins Over Rangers

“When I scored that OT goal, maybe I shouldn’t have cell-ied that hard. I love scoring goals. And scoring an OT [winner] in Boston – what do you want more?” Greer said with a smile after potting the clinching overtime tally – his second goal of the night – in the Bruins’ 3-2 exhibition victory … Read more

New York Rangers 2022-23 season preview: Playoff chances, point projections, roster rankings

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Welcome to The Athletic’s 2022-23 edition of the team season previews. Check out all the previews as they’re released right here. Of all the projections and placements, this one probably feels the most unfair. The New York Rangers won 52 games, finished seventh with 110 points and marched all the way to the conference finals. … Read more

Rangers counting on former nemesis Jaroslav Halak to add experience

Rangers counting on former nemesis Jaroslav Halak to add experience

When Chris Drury signed Jaroslav Halak to a one-year deal on the first day of free agency this summer, the Rangers president and general manager said he had heard all about the veteran goaltender’s “Rangers-killer moments.” There have been quite a few leading up to Halak pulling on his own red, white and blue sweater … Read more

Alexis Lafreniere OK after injury scare in Rangers’ loss

Alexis Lafreniere OK after injury scare in Rangers' loss

Alexis Lafreniere did not skate in the final six minutes of regulation in the Rangers’ 3-2 overtime loss on Tuesday night in Boston. The 20-year-old winger took a hard shot from teammate Hunter Skinner off the lower part of his right leg, casting an injury shadow over the Rangers’ second preseason game. The Rangers said … Read more

Dryden Hunt trying to prove himself to Rangers again

Dryden Hunt trying to prove himself to Rangers again

Dryden Hunt competed in all but six regular-season games for the Rangers in 2021-22, but skated in only three of the club’s 20 playoff contests. While it was tough to go from being a lineup staple to watching from the press box, the 26-year-old winger said he understood why he was edged out by the … Read more

Need to Know: Bruins vs. Rangers

Need to Know: Bruins vs.  Rangers

BOSTON – For the first time in almost five months, hockey will be played on Causeway Street as the Bruins return to TD Garden on Tuesday night for their preseason home opener against the New York Rangers. Several Black & Gold veterans will make their exhibition debuts, including Charlie Coylewho will center Boston’s top line … Read more