What to look for as the Rangers face the Oilers

The Rangers play their third game of the season, and first in a week, today against the Edmonton Oilers at MSG. On what the Rangers have been working on this week, David Quinn said “just cleaning up some of the areas that we need to get better at from a D-zone perspective, breakout perspective, things like that. We want to make sure we are staying on top of the play…

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David Quinn on this week, the second line and more

David Quinn met with the media on Thursday and said (NYR): How is the team responding to this week, “I’ll let you know Saturday around 3:30. You guys are probably sick of asking the same questions, I’m sick of answering them, they are sick of practicing, we’re sick of running practice. It’s going to be good to play a hockey game.” On the different ways the team has practiced, “there…

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Jeff Gorton and David Quinn on the trade, Kakko, Buchnevich and more

Jeff Gorton met with the media on Tuesday and said (NYR): On the Namestnikov trade, “sad to see Vlad go, he was a good Ranger for us in the little time that he was here, a versatile player, wish him luck but at this time it was a move we felt we had to make and we had some depth to take care of it, the cap room helps us…

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Rangers sign Matthew Robertson to entry-level contract

The Rangers have announced that 2019 second round pick Matthew Robertson has signed his entry-level contract. Robertson is currently with Edmonton of the WHL. From the release: He has skated in 129 career WHL games over parts of four seasons (2016-17 – 2019-20), all with Edmonton, registering 14 goals and 44 assists for 58 points, along with 74 penalty minutes. Over the last two seasons (2017-18 and 2018-19), Robertson was…

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What could be next for the Rangers after the Namestnikov trade

The Rangers have $4.48 million in cap space following the Vlad Namestnikov trade. Greg McKegg or Micheal Haley will likely come into the Rangers lineup to replace Namestnikov. Chris Kreider and Jesper Fast are pending UFAs and Ryan Strome is a pending RFA. Adam Rotter: The Rangers aren’t likely to call up Filip Chytil or Vitali Kravtsov to replace Namestnikov for the same reason why they were sent down, the…

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Rangers trade Vlad Namestnikov to Ottawa for draft pick

10/8 | Sens GM Pierre Dorion said that he thought the Namestnikov trade was going to happen before the season. (Garrioch) 10/7 | 9:16PM: Bruce Garrioch tweeted that this is a deal the two teams have been talking about for awhile. Sens GM Pierre Dorion said of Namestnikov, “Vladislav is a quick, competitive two-way forward with good hockey sense,” said Senators general manager Pierre Dorion. “He can play both centre…

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