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Team: New York Rangers
Age / DOB:  (54) / 5/14/1961
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The New York Rangers have named Jeff Gorton as their new General Manager.
Former GM Glen Sather has stepped down to allow Gorton to take over the job but will remain as the club president. The Toronto Maple Leafs were denied permission to talk to Gorton about their GM's job earlier in the month and now you know why. Jul 1 - 2:21 PM

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Rangers coach Alain Vigneault thinks that Mike Babcock’s contract (eight years, $50 million) bodes well for all coaches in the league.

Vigneault, who made $2.2 million this season, has been nominated for the Jack Adams Award this year. "This is good news, because it has been several years that the average wage had to increase," he said. Todd McLellan’s deal with the Oilers ($3 million per, for five years) is the second richest in the league, slightly more than Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville, who makes $2.85 million.
Jun 13 - 3:09 PM

The New York Rangers have denied the Toronto Maple Leafs permission to speak to assistant GM Jeff Gorton.

The Rangers current GM Glen Sather is undecided as to whether or not he will continue next season in the same position so it makes sense that the Rangers would want to keep their options open if Gorton has the chance to succeed Sather. Stay tuned.
Source: NY Post
Jun 6 - 8:20 AM

Rangers GM Glen Sather isn't sure if he'll maintain his post for the 2015-16 campaign.

The Rangers would presumably love to have Sather run the team for another season, but at the age of 71 he might be considering scaling down. Sather, who is also the team's president, might choose to hand off the general manager job while keeping his other post. Related to that, Sather reportedly turned down the Maple Leafs request to interview assistant GM Jeff Gorton. If Sather gives up the GM job, then Gorton would be the most likely successor.
Source: NY Post
Jun 5 - 4:21 PM

The New York Rangers have been lights out in elimination games, as they prepare for Game 7 against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

The Rangers have won 10 consecutive elimination games at Madison Square Garden and are 7-0 in their history in Game 7s there. On top of that, the Blueshirts have won six consecutive Game 7s. New York will host the Lightning on Friday night and the winner will play for the Stanley Cup.
May 27 - 10:40 AM

In case you hadn't noticed, all 13 of the New York Rangers playoff games have been decided by just one goal.

Albeit, four of them have been played and won, in overtime. Two each against Pittsburgh and Washington. "It helps us keep our focus on the right things. Every play matters," Henrik Lundqvist said. Perhaps even stranger, seven of the 13 games have been a final of 2-1 with the Rangers winning five. Lundqvist leads the league across the board among goalies who've played at least five games, while Derick Brassard and Derek Stepan share the team lead in points with nine.
May 16 - 8:53 PM

The New York Rangers have won an NHL-record 10 straight elimination games at Madison Square Garden.

New York has a franchise record of 7-0 in Game 7s at MSG and the Blueshirts played in their 14th straight one-goal postseason game, which is a league record. This is their third trip to the Eastern Conference Final in the last four seasons.
May 14 - 9:33 AM

The New York Rangers set an NHL record on Friday when they won their ninth consecutive game while facing elimination at home.

The Rangers are 12-3 overall in elimination games since 2009 and they set another record on Friday as they played in their 12th straight one goal game. The Rangers hope to get a chance to go 10-0 in home elimination games but they will have to win in Washington Sunday to get that chance on Tuesday.
Source: NY Post
May 10 - 7:54 AM

The Maple Leafs are interested in speaking to Rangers assistant general manager Jeff Gorton, but New York will not grant them permission to do so.

This according to HNIC’s Elliotte Friedman, who said, "Last year the Rangers declined permission for Jeff Gorton, their assistant GM, to interview in Pittsburgh and this year it has reportedly happened in both Boston and Toronto, so far, while the team is in the playoffs." Rangers general manager Glen Sather is 71 years old, and teams are starting to look at Gorton as his successor. Gorton is in his eighth season with the Rangers.
May 9 - 11:59 PM

Rangers bench boss Alain Vigneault thinks his team has been playing well despite the fact that its down 3-1 in its series against Washington.

All four contests have been decided by just one goal. "It's as easy as they've been able to make us pay for a couple of our mistakes, our turnovers, and we haven't been able to do it," Vigneault said. "We've forced them into quite a few turnovers. We haven't been able to make them pay for it." Given how close this series is, it wouldn't take too much for the Rangers to come back in Game 5. Taking three straight games from Washington will be a very difficult task though.
May 8 - 11:00 AM

Alain Vigneault is up for the Jack Adams Trophy as coach of the year.

The Rangers won the Presidents' Trophy after posting a league-high 113 points in the standings. New York had 53 victories to lead the NHL and they paced the league with a plus-60 goal differential. Nashville's Peter Laviolette and Calgary's Bob Hartley are the other nominees.
May 6 - 7:01 PM

The New York Rangers' second round series against the Washington Capitals will kick off on Thursday.

After that the series will be decently spread out as Game 2 is scheduled for Saturday, followed by Game 3 on Monday and Game 4 on May 6. The only game that still has an undetermined date is Game 7. It will be scheduled for May 12 if Detroit beats Tampa Bay in its first round series, but if the reverse happens then the Rangers' contest will be scheduled for May 13.
Apr 29 - 5:37 AM

Coach Alain Vigneault says that he's happy with five of the six periods his Rangers have played against the Penguins thus far.

The one he didn't like? Saturday's second period where Pittsburgh put up three unanswered goals in 8:45 of play, two by Sidney Crosby no less. "Do I think as I team we need to play better? There’s no doubt," Vigneault finished. The series continues on Monday night with both teams looking to take a 2-1 series lead.
Apr 19 - 8:37 PM

Both the New York Rangers and Pittsburgh Penguins will boast the same lineups in Game 2 as they did in Game 1.

Probably most noteworthy for Game 1's losing team the Penguins, but a good JFYI if anyone's worried about starting a fringe player.
Apr 18 - 2:39 PM

The New York Rangers have officially won the Presidents' Trophy.

Incredibly this is head coach Alain Vigneault's third Presidents' Trophy in five years as he also won it with Vancouver in 2011 and 2012. Vigneault has an incredible 519-340-35 career regular season record, but the one thing he's still lacking is a Stanley Cup championship. He led Vancouver to the Cup Final in 2011 and the Rangers there in 2014, but each team fell short. He'll have another good opportunity to go all the way this year.
Apr 8 - 11:20 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Derek Stepan
2Derick Brassard
3J.T. Miller
4Dominic Moore
LW1Rick Nash
2Chris Kreider
3James Sheppard
4Ryan Bourque
5Tanner Glass
6Viktor Stalberg
RW1Mats Zuccarello
2Jesper Fast
3Emerson Etem
4Kevin Hayes
D1Ryan McDonagh
2Keith Yandle
3Dan Girardi
4Marc Staal
5Dan Boyle
6Kevin Klein
7Raphael Diaz
8Chris Summers
G1Henrik Lundqvist
2Antti Raanta