Bobby Farnham Will Attend Training Camp

We’re still weeks out from the official start of New York Rangers training camp, but in a light bit of news, Larry Brooks of the New York Post has confirmed the Rangers’ first camp invite — Bobby Farnham.

Report: Rangers Are Among Finalists for Alex Kerfoot

At last, there’s news — real news! News regarding the New York Rangers, who’ve been conspicuously quiet on the NHL front through the doldrums of August.

According to Larry Brooks of the New York Post, the Rangers are among the final “two or three teams” that Harvard free agent center Alex Kerfoot is considering:

What Will the Rangers' Late Game 'D-ployment' Look Like

Scene One: The Rangers lead the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 with 50 seconds left and a defensive-zone faceoff coming. Pittsburgh has pulled the goalie and Crosby, Malkin and Kessel are all on the ice.

Q: What two defensemen are you putting on the ice?

A: It’s complicated.

Kerfoot, Butcher, Toninato Highlight Class of Late Summer UFAs

It’s been a quiet off-season for the New York Rangers since they signed Kevin Shattenkirk on July 1st. Despite the recent re-signing of Mika Zibanejad to a five-year extension, there’s been relative radio silence from the team. That, however, is likely to change thanks to a second July 1st of sorts on August 15th when several college hockey players are slated to become unrestricted free agents. Among them: Will Butcher, Alex Kerfoot, and Dominic Toninato.

Ondrej Pavelec's 2017-18 Mask Revealed

Late Friday night, Alan Walsh of Octagon—the sports and entertainment agency—revealed Ondrej Pavelec’s goalie mask design for the upcoming 2017-18 season:

How the Eric Staal Trade Still Haunts the Rangers

The Rangers made a mistake.

With the trade of Derek Stepan to the Arizona Coyotes prior to the NHL Entry Draft and the loss of Oscar Lindberg in the NHL Expansion Draft, the Rangers are missing some quality center depth – something that was considered a team strength for the past few seasons. Repeated swings and misses at winning the Stanley Cup have left the cupboards quite bare and the Hartford Wolfpack do not offer any viable options to fill the gaps. One huge miss was the Eric Staal trade that saw Finnish prospect Aleksi Saarela shipped to Carolina.

J.T. Miller is About to Get Paid

Jeff Gorton has had a tremendously successful offseason. From signing Kevin Shattenkirk to the Mika Zibanejad extension, it’s rightful to heap praise in his direction. But while he’s deserving of this champagne shower, this isn’t a moment he ought to revel in for too long, because something formidable lies in wait just down the tracks. While there’s upward of an entire season ahead in which to figure it out, barring an unlikely collapse in production, J.T. Miller is about to get paid.

Henrik Lundqvist's 2017-2018 Mask Revealed

Goalie mask artist David Gunnarsson revealed his latest creation for Henrik Lundqvist to use during the 2017-2017 season:

The Holy Mask

Hey Jeff Gorton, Don't Malhotra Lias Andersson

“With the seventh overall selection in this year’s NHL Entry Draft, the New York Rangers are proud to select…”

Over the past 20 years, the Rangers have picked in the top ten of the NHL Entry Draft only six times. Their highest selection was fourth overall, followed by a sixth, two chances at seventh and two at tenth. Five of those players are a who’s who of “who?” if you aren’t a Rangers’ fan and a source of frustration if you are.

1998 – Manny Malhotra (C) – 7th Overall
1999 – Pavel Brendl (LW) – 4th Overall
2002 – Dan Blackburn (G) – 10th Overall
2004 – Al Montoya (G) – 6th Overall
2010 – Dylan McIlrath (D) – 10th Overall

Lundqvist Unveils New Pads for 2017-2018 Season

Henrik Lundqvist unveiled his new pads for the 2017-2018 season today via his Instagram account: