Artemi Panarin named Team MVP and Jesper Fast wins Players’ Player Award for 5th time

The Rangers have announced that Artemi Panarin has been voted Team MVP by “members of the New York Rangers media.” Panarin is a finalist for both the Hart Trophy and Ted Lindsay Award. Jesper Fast has won the Players’ Player award for the 5th straight season. From the Rangers: “the Players’ Player Award has been given annually since the conclusion of the 1958-59 season and recognizes the Ranger who, as…

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What to look for from the Rangers on deadline day

7:56AM: The NHL trade deadline is at 3PM today and Chris Kreider and Jesper Fast are still without contract extensions. The Rangers enter today with 70 points in 61 games, six points behind the Islanders (76 in 61 games) and four points behind Carolina (74 in 61 games). Reports on Sunday indicated that contract talks between the Rangers and Kreider were not progressing and that it was looking more like…

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The latest on the Rangers and the trade deadline

7:29PM: On NBCSN on Wednesday, Bob McKenzie said: On Chris Kreider, “The door is still open in terms of negotiations between Chris Kreider and his agent Matt Keator, the dialogue has continued but I think that at this point there is maybe a little more likely that he will be traded than signed, but both options are still very much on the table.” “We believe there are at least five…

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Where things stand with the Rangers and the trade deadline (Updates)

2/13/20 | 2:27PM: Larry Brooks said on the NY Post Rangers podcast, “The Kreider thing now is essentially going to become a negotiation between the Rangers and Kreider’s party. I think the Rangers want to keep Kreider, I think they have come to the spot where they believe in the next couple of years that they could be a much better team with Chris than whatever they are able to…

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Rangers have not had any talks yet about a Jesper Fast extension

1/24/20 | Pierre LeBrun writes at The Athletic that the Rangers and Jesper Fast have not yet had any talks about a possible contract extension. (The Athletic) Fast, 28, is in the final-year of a three-year deal, that has a cap hit of $1.85 million, and is slated to be a UFA. LeBrun says that he believes the Ranger want to re-sign Fast because of the example he sets for…

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Jesper Fast will not play the rest of this season

David Quinn announced that Jesper Fast will miss the rest of the season with the injury that has been keeping him out of the lineup. (NYR) Fast has been battling through injury for most of the season and has not been practicing. (NYR) David Quinn met with the media on Monday after practice and said (NYR): On the lineup for tonight, “Georgie is in net, Staal is out – lower…

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