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01-05-2017, 02:32 PM
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Is reid Boucher not in this game? I was looking for him to put on Vancouver but cant find him on NJ or Albany....
Reid Boucher was claimed on waivers by Nashville earlier in the season. They just waived him and NJ picked him back up.

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Reid Boucher was claimed on waivers by Nashville earlier in the season. They just waived him and NJ picked him back up.
Yeah found him, forgot about that aha

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2016-2017 NHL Season

Preseason

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BREAKING NEWS: After just one year at the helm, Jeff Gorton steps down due to personal reasons. Rangers name rookie GM Brant King as new GM.
In an unexpected turn of events, Jeff Gorton stepped down from his role as General Manager just before the preseason. Perhaps more shocking was that the Rangers named a rookie their new GM. Brant King, never considered for any job in the NHL, steps in with big expectations lying at his feet. He has a franchise goaltendernearing the end of his window, which is also the teams window. He has a dicey cap situation, but it is much better than it was 1 year ago. The defense looks like a major cause for concern, so this year will be interesting.
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BREAKING NEWS: Rangers sign miscast prospect Vincour to a 1-year.
In GM Brant King's first move at the helm, he brings in more forward depth. In an unexpected move, Tomas Vincour got a call from King, and the new GM offered Vincour an NHL contract. After being put aside by Dallas and Colorado all King could offer is one last chance at the NHL. Although Vincour's chances at making the NHL team are slim, he can refine his game in the AHL and have a legitimate shot at making the big club next year.

Player Profile
Player (Status) Overall Age Potential Position(s) Player Type Years AAV
Tomas Vincour (UFA) 79 25 Med Top 9 F RW Sniper 1 .575M
In net, everything is fine. After a disastrous 1st round for Henrik Lundqvist, he returns to guide the Rangers to success. The franchise netminder is getting up there in age, but should still be a top 3 goaltender in the league this season. Antti Raanta returns on the first season of his 2 year deal to back him up.

The Rangers defense, despite it's attention for being subpar, is set in stone. After a sharp decline last season, the Rangers expect Marc Staal to rebound nicely, while they have placed Dan Girardi on the 3rd pairing to maximize his positive impact. He just isn't a top pairing d-man anymore. Kevin Klein lines up on the top pair alongside cornerstone defenseman Ryan McDonagh, while new acquisition Nick Holden and Brady Skjei round out the corps on the second and third pairings.

Up front is where everything is at stake. We have the locks to make the team: Mats Zuccarello, Derek Stepan, Chris Kreider, Mika Zibanejad, Rick Nash, J.T Miller, Kevin Hayes, Michael Grabner, Jimmy Vesey and Jesper Fast. That leaves 2 spots for what is presumed to be a 5 way race. Russian super-rookie Pavel Buchnevich is a front runner for one of the spots. The dynamic russian will return to the KHL if he doesn't make the club and the Rangers do not want that. That leaves 1 spot for 4 players. Given the way the lines shake out, it looks like this spot will be the 4th line center which would give Brandon Pirri and Oscar Lindberg advantages over Justin Fontaine, Matt Puempel and Tomas Vincour. But, no lines are set in stone so everyone has an equal chance.

Preseason Lines
LW C RW
Kreider 87 Zibanejad 87 Buchnevich 81
Puempel 80 Miller 85 Hayes 86
Vesey 83 Lindberg 81 Grabner 84
Fontaine 80 Pirri 81 Vincour 79
Nash 88 Fast 82

LD RD
McDonagh 90 Klein 85
Staal 87 Holden 84
Skjei 80 Girardi 84
Clendening 80

Starter Backup
Lundqvist 92 Raanta 82

Preseason
Game (vs) Score NYR Goals Goalie Game Notes
1 (PHI) 3-2 NYR Hayes (1), McDonagh (1), Lindberg (1) Lundqvist (.942 SV%) (2.00 GAA) Good start for Lindberg.
2 (PIT) 3-2 NYR Kreider (1), Fontaine (1), Vincour (1) Lundqvist (.900 SV%) (2.00 GAA) Great game from 4th line.
3 (NYI) 5-2 NYR Fontaine (2), Hayes (2), Miller (1), Pirri (1), Zibanejad (1) Raanta (.905 SV%) (2.00 GAA)

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BREAKING NEWS: Tomas Vincour sent to AHL after successful preseason .
After a preseason in which the reclamation project Vincour posted 1-2-3 totals playing on the 4th line, he heads to the Hartford Wolfpack where he can play top line minutes. After announcing that Tomas Vincour had been demoted, GM Brant King had this to say:
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Demotion is a harsh word, and this situation is anything but. Tomas did everything we wanted and more this preseason, but there is just no romm on our roster this year. Our hopes are high for him, and his confidence is where it needs to be to be successful. Vincour should be big part of our AHL club this year, and we will watch him very closely. Very optimistic today.
Tomas Vincour was originally drafted by Dallas, was traded to Colorado and has played overseas. He is currently 25 years old and is taking one last shot at the NHL with the Rangers.
Updated Preseason Lines
LW C RW
Kreider 87 Zibanejad 87 Buchnevich 81
Puempel 80 Miller 85 Hayes 86
Vesey 83 Lindberg 81 Grabner 84
Fontaine 80 Pirri 81 Fast 82
Nash 88

LD RD
McDonagh 90 Clendening 80
Staal 87 Holden 84
Skjei 80 Girardi 84
Klein 85

Starter Backup
Lundqvist 92 Raanta 82

Preseason Cont.
Game (vs) Score NYR Goals Goalie Game Notes
4 (CBJ) 6-5 (SO) NYR Hayes (3,4), Lindberg (2,3), Kreider (2) Lundqvist (.848 SV%) (4.62 GAA) NYR never led throughout whole game...
5 (WSH) 6-2 WSH Hayes (5), Kreider (3) Lundqvist (.846 SV%) (6.66 GAA), Raanta (1.000 SV%) (0.00 GAA) [5:55] Defense needs reshuffling. Girardi and Skjei are struggling mightily.

Updated Preseason Lines
LW C RW
Kreider 87 Zibanejad 87 Buchnevich 81
Puempel 80 Miller 85 Hayes 86
Vesey 83 Lindberg 81 Grabner 84
Fontaine 80 Pirri 81 Fast 82
Nash 88

LD RD
McDonagh 90 Girardi 84
Staal 87 Holden 84
Skjei 80 Clendening 80
Klein 85

Starter Backup
Lundqvist 92 Raanta 82

Preseason Cont.
Game (vs) Score NYR Goals Goalie Game Notes
6 (NJD) 5-4 NYR Miller (2,3), Holden (1), Kreider (4), Zibanejad (2) Lundqvist (.892 SV%) (4.00 GAA) Final cuts made.

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BREAKING NEWS: Matt Puempel and Justin Fontaine among Rangers' final cuts as they finalize roster.
The New York Rangers have finalized their roster. After recalling Mats Zuccarello and Derek Stepan from the minors (there to create roster space for players in preseason) and sending down Puempel and Fontaine the Rangers lines look to be shaping up and ready to go.

There is only one question. Oscar Lindberg deserves to play, but there is no spot for him to play. There is an argument to be made that the Rangers should give Pavel Buchnevich a test run, and if he can't consistently play, he sits out for Lindberg. But the alternate route is to trade him. As unlikely as it is, the Rangers have a new GM Brant King, and no one knows what he is like. Should be interesting.
Updated Preseason Lines
LW C RW
Vesey 83 Stepan 88 Nash 88
Kreider 87 Zibanejad 87 Buchnevich 81
Miller 85 Hayes 86 Zuccarello 86
Grabner 84 Pirri 81 Fast 82
Lindberg 81

LD RD
McDonagh 90 Clendening 80
Staal 87 Holden 84
Skjei 80 Girardi 84
Klein 85

Starter Backup
Lundqvist 92 Raanta 82

Preseason Cont.
Game (vs) Score NYR Goals Goalie Game Notes
7 (CAR) 5-0 NYR Hayes (6), Stepan (1), Zuccarello (1,2), Fast (1) Lundqvist (1.000 SV%) (0.00 GAA) Good win in first game with full roster!

Season Preview

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BREAKING NEWS: Kevin Klein traded across the country to Los Angeles.
After a brutal preseason in which Klein was very disappointing, the New York Rangers wanted to rid themselves of the defenseman. With the emergence of Adam Clendening who proved to be a quick puck-moving defender, which is just what the Rangers need, Klein became expendable.

Trade Recap
To NYR To LAK
2nd 2017 Kevin Klein 85, 32
3rd 2017
Zach Trotman

Player Profile
Player OVR Age Position Potential Player Type GP, G-A-P
Zach Trotman 80 26 D Low Top 6 D Defensive Defenseman N/A

Trotman figures to be the Rangers depth defender for the season.
Although he had a shaky preseason, Henrik Lundqvist is the Rangers starting goalie. He is an elite netminder, who is always a contender for the Vezina. With the defense as shaky as ever, he's going to have to be at his best. In order for him to be at his best, Antti Raanta will have to be extremely reliable in his spot stars, and possibly take on a few more if Lundqvist needs rest.

The defense could very possibly sink this ship. Marc Staal has to be the best he's been since his eye injury, and Ryan McDonagh will have to be in the Norris conversation. Rookie Brady Skjei will have to be a secondary puck mover because this blue line really lacks it. Adam Clendening and Nick Holden, the teams new acquisitions cannot be evaluated yet. But, Clendening will quaterback the second PP and will have to make smart, quick decisions on the top pairing. Meanwhile Holden is expected to be a safe, steady and reliable defender. He doesn't have to be spectacular at anything to be successful. The big question mark is how Dan Girardi will play with his limited minutes on the third pairing. The rapidly declining defenseman has alot of mileage on his body and will need to make drastic improvements to not be bought out next offseason.

The forward will be great. The line of Derek Stepan, Rick Nash and rookie Jimmy Vesey is the teams #1 line and will have to be defensively responsible while producing. The teams second line has 3 speedsters on it with Chris Kredier, Mika Zibanejad and russian super-rookie Pavel Buchnevich. Those 3 could form the most fast, dangerous line in hockey, which should be fun to watch. The teams default third line would be welcome as any teams second line with Kevin Hayes, J.T Miller and fan favorite Mats Zuccarello. This is easily the best third line in hockey and will dominate the competition and give the Rangers that extra step. The teams 4th line consists of the fastest player on the team Michael Grabner, scoring dynamo Brandon Pirri and the reliable versatile Jesper Fast. Those 3 could give the Rangers a 4th line that rivals that of the 2014 teams. Lots of potential up front.

First Half in Review

New York Rangers
Record Home Away GFPG GAPG PP% PK% Division Conference NHL Playoffs?
24-11-6 13-5-3 11-6-3 3.15 (6th) 2.63 (T-11th) 27% (2nd) 86% (T-1st) 1st 2nd 2nd YES

The New York Rangers are having a wonderful season. Although they are ahead of much of the league in games played, they have made the most of them going 8-2-0 in their last 10. This version of the team scores at a prolific rate but must tighten up their defensive zone. The 2.63 GAPG they boast is not where it needs to be, although that could be aided by better goaltending. Despite that, this team finds itself in a favorable position as they are one of the best specialty teams teams in the league. They are currently battling Pittsburgh and Carolina for 1st in the division, who are all battling with Florida and Winnepeg for 1st overall.

Scoring
Player Goals Assists Points
Derek Stepan 15 31 46
Rick Nash 14 21 35
Mika Zibanejad 12 18 30
Chris Kreider 10 16 26
Mats Zuccarello 8 18 26
Jimmy Vesey 14 11 25
Kevin Hayes 8 16 24
Ryan McDonagh 8 16 24
Brandon Pirri 7 17 24
Pavel Buchnevich 7 13 20
Michael Grabner 5 12 17
J.T Miller (39 GP) 7 9 16
Jesper Fast 8 3 11
Adam Clendening 4 3 7
Marc Staal 1 5 6
Nick Holden 0 5 5
Dan Girardi (39 GP) 1 4 5
Brady Skjei 0 2 2
Oscar Lindberg (2 GP) 0 1 1
Zach Trotman (2 GP) 0 0 0

Goalies
Goalie Record SV% GAA
Henrik Lundqvist 22-8-5 .920 SV% 2.35 GAA
Antti Raanta 2-3-1 .904 SV% 3.03 GAA



The goaltending is a fragile situation for once in New York. Although Henrik Lundqvist is putting up stats right along his career average, the Rangers are running him into the ground. The veteran looks to finish 44-16-10 which would be a total of 70 games, too many for Lundqvist to play. In order for the Rangers to be successful in the playoffs, Lundqvists workload must be around 60 games. That being said, right now the Rangers don't really have another option, with Raanta playing as bad as he is. This may cause an issue down the line.



The defense is highlighted by a 2.63 GAPG. That number is not good enough for a team with Stanley Cup aspirations. There is just one bright spot on this b lue lines. Ryan McDonagh and Adam Clendening. Although Clendening's offense isn't quite up to par, he is thriving in the top pairing role. Meanwhile, McDonagh is T-15th in defensive scoring and on pace for the best season of his career. Other than that, the Marc Staal-Nick Holden pairing is just meeting expectations, while rookie Brady Skjei and scapegoat Dan Girardi form a very underwhelming 3rd pairing. Something must be done about the defense.



The Rangers have an MVP candidate on their hands. Derek Stepan has blown up this season leading the league in points halfway through the year. In doing so, he has brought linemate Rick Nash back to relevance after a bad season, and linemate/rookie Jimmy Vesey to a potential Calder Candidate. Mika Zibanejad, Chris Kreider and Pavel Buchnevich have been a 1A and have been everything the Rangers needed. Speed skill and size they have it all. Mats Zuccarello and Kevin Hayes have met expectations on the third line but could do better. That being said, their linemate J.T Miller has been the teams worst forward and has completely underwhelmed. The best rangers 4th line since 2014 is integral this year. Brandon Pirri emboies what the Rangers want from their 4th line, speed and skill. Jesper Fast and Michal Grabner are having good seasons on his wings in what is the best 4th line in hockey.

Trade Deadline

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BREAKING NEWS: Rangers acquire veteran Mark Streit from Flyers for draft pick, prospect and Trotman.
With Henrik Lundqvist faltering badly behind a brutal defensive corps, GM Brant King was forced to do something. The 39 year olod Streit can still skate, and has offensive abilities. Along with that he's an upgrade over everyone else not named Ryan McDonagh on the Rangers defensive corps.

Trade Recap
To NYR To PHI
Mark Streit 3rd 2017
  Brad Morrison 62, 20 (High Bottom 6 F)
  Zach Trotman 80, 26
Updated Lines
LW C RW
Nash 88 Stepan 88 Zuccarello 86
Kreider 87 Zibanejad 87 Buchnevich 82
Grabner 84 Miller 85 Hayes 86
Vesey 83 Pirri 81 Fast 82
Lindberg 79

LD RD
McDonagh 90 Streit 84
Staal 87 Girardi 84
Skjei 81 Holden 84
Clendening 80

Starter Backup
Lundqvist 92 Raanta 82

Season Recap

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April 3rd, 2017
BREAKING NEWS: Dan Girardi suffers broken leg, out for season.
This is a massive blow to the Rangers. Dan Girardi took over top pairing roles 2 games after the Trade Deadline which began a resugence where the Rangers only gave up 3 or more goals twice until his injury (~13 games). Adam Clendening re-enters the lineup on the top pairing.
New York Rangers
Record Home Away GFPG GAPG PP% PK% Division Conference NHL Playoffs?
43-32-7 23-15-3 20-17-4 2.82 (17th) 2.63 (12th) 24.4% (1st) 80.5% (16th) 4th 7th 13th YES

IT WAS A TERRIBLE SECOND HALF TO THE YEAR. EVERYTHING WENT WRONG, TEAM STOPPED SCORING AND GOALTENDING SUCKED. NO MATTER WHAT LINE COMBOS I USED NOTHI9NG FRIGGING WORKED. if i have nothing nice to say, i shouldnt say anything at all.

Scoring
Player Goals Assists Points
Derek Stepan 25 55 80
Rick Nash 30 40 70
Chris Kreider 21 35 56
Mika Zibanejad 22 32 54
Mats Zuccarello 15 33 48
Jimmy Vesey 21 35 46
Kevin Hayes 13 30 43
Pavel Buchnevich 13 26 39
Brandon Pirri 12 26 38
Ryan McDonagh 11 25 36
J.T Miller (80 GP) 13 16 29
Michael Grabner 8 20 28
Jesper Fast 15 10 25
Marc Staal 3 10 13
Adam Clendening 6 5 11
Nick Holden 2 5 7
Dan Girardi (77 GP) 1 5 6
Mark Streit (20 GP) 1 5 6
Brady Skjei 0 3 3
Oscar Lindberg (2 GP) 0 1 1
Zach Trotman (2 GP) 0 0 0

Goalies
Goalie Record SV% GAA
Henrik Lundqvist 38-26-5 .909 SV% 2.66 GAA
Antti Raanta 5-6-2 .918 SV% 2.52 GAA



LUNDQVIST SUCKED. Raanta was bad, but then was better.

RYAN MCDONAGH WAS A DEFENSE WORST -12. The rest of the defense sucked just as much if not more.

MATS ZUCCARELLO WAS A TEAM WORST -15 AND ONLY PUT UP 48 POINTS. Derek Stepan and Rick Nash along with Jimmy Vesey, Pavel Buhcnevich, Mika Zibanejad, Chris Kreider, Brandon Pirri, Michael Grabner and Jesper Fast were good-great. J.T MILLER BLOWS AND KEVIN HAYES WAS MEDIOCRE AT BEST.


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2016-2017 NHL Playoffs and 2017 Offseason

2016-2017 NHL Playoffs

After a disastrous second half in which everything went wrong for the Rangers, they have put themselves in a vulnerable position. After falling from 1st in the division to 4th, they are the underdog in any series they play. Henrik Lundqvist will need to rebound after his worst season ever, the defesne will have to be way better, starting with captain Ryan McDonagh, and the 3rd line (Hayes, Miller Zuccarello) will have to find a way to get their ***** going. For the second straight year, it looks like the Rangers have lost life.



After falling to 4th in the division and the 1WC spot, the Rangers cross over to the Atlantic bracket and play against Montreal. The Rangers look like goners at this point. They need everything to go right, after a second half in which everything went wrong. Henrik Lundqvist who up until this season was one of the top 3 goalies in the NHL, lost his game and needs to find it again. The defense is in shambles and the Rangers need 12/12 forwards going while the only had 9/12 last half. This could be very very embarrassing. Here is your series preview:

~ Head 2 Head: The Canadiens and the Rangers faced off 3 times with les Canadiennes taking all 3.Adv. Canadiens
~ Leading Scorers: Top-10 NHL center Derek Stepan and his breakout 80 points crushed Tomas Plekanec's 62Adv. Rangers
~ Goaltending: The best goalie in the league Carey Price killed Lundqvist. Not even close (.934 SV% - .909)Adv. Canadiens


NYR Lines
LW C RW
Vesey 84 Stepan 88 Nash 88
Kreider 87 Zibanejad 87 Buchnevich 82
Pirri 81 Hayes 85 Zuccarello 86
Grabner 84 Miller 85 Fast 82
Lindberg 79

LD RD
McDonagh 90 Streit 84
Staal 86 Clendening 81
Skjei 82 Holden 84

Starter Backup
Lundqvist 92 Raanta 82

Round 1 vs. Canadiens
Game Score NYR Goals Goalie Game Notes
1 1-0 MTL Lundqvist (.958 SV%) (1.02 GAA)
2 4-3 NYR Kreider (1), Buchnevich (1), Clendening (1), Pirri (1) Lundqvist (.919 SV%) (3.00 GAA)
3 4-1 MTL Zibanejad (1) Lundqvist (.879 SV%) (4.00 GAA)
4 5-3 MTL Fast (1), Nash (1), Pirri (2) Lundqvist (.865 SV%) (5.13 GAA) Defensive Changes made, J.T Miller and Zuccarello swapped.
5 4-3 NYR (OT) Hayes (1), Stepan (1), Vesey (1), Streit (1) Lundqvist (.900 SV%) (2.90 GAA) Down 3-0 in third, storm back. Streit OT hero.
6 5-1 NYR Hayes (2), Miller (1), Stepan (2), Nash (2), Vesey (2) Lundqvist (.960 SV%) (1.00 GAA)
7 1-0 NYR Nash (3) Lundqvist (1.000 SV%) (0.00 GAA) THE KING OF GAMES 7's!!!!! RANGERS COME BACK FROM 3-1 AGAIN!!!

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Series Recap
This was a close one. The Rangers were expected to be done at this point. They weren't supposed to touch the Canadiens. After starting off the series strong, Lundqvist looked like he was going back to the dumps. 2 brutal games and it looked bad. But, a second intermission speech by Derek Stepan in game 5 lit a fire under his team, who surged back to take the game 4-3 in OT after being down 3-0. They carried that momentum into Game's 6 and 7 while winning the series. Henrik Lundqvist rebounded nicely, and if he can help this team to a cup, it will go a long way towards everyone forgetting the worst season on his career. Mark Streit and Ryan McDonagh were magic on the top pair, while if not for Vesey-Stepan-Nash, the Rangers would've been goners.

Top 5 Scoring
Player Goals Assists Points
Derek Stepan 2 5 7
Rick Nash 3 4 7
Mika Zibanejad 1 3 4
Jimmy Vesey 2 2 4
J.T Miller 1 3 4
Chris Kreider 1 3 4
Kevin Hayes 2 2 4

Goalies
Goalie Record SV% GAA
Henrik Lundqvist 4-3 .921 SV% 2.43 GAA
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HARTFORD WOLF PACK UPDATE
The season has ended in Hartford. The Wolf Pack finished 42-29-5, which was good for 3rd in their division, 5th in their conference and 9th in the league. Magnus Hellberg was great in the starting role in nets, posting a .923 SV% in 51 games while MacKenzie Skapski served well in a backup role putting up a .915 SV% in 25 games. 2 players to watch for the NHL next year are Matt Puempel and Tomas Vincour, who killed it offensively, putting up 29-39-68 and 25-35-60 respectively (76 GP).

In the first round of the playoffs, Hartford swept the Springfield Thunderbirds 3-0.


Oh, the Sabres. The rivals of New York. This will be a good one. After shocking the Canadiens the Rangers turn around and face the 2nd place team in the Atlantic, the Buffalo Sabres. Lundqvist's resugence in the second half of the 1st round was a big story for New York, who will need him to be at his very best. Derek Stepan and Rick Nash, assistant captains and offensive leaders for New York will need to lead the way again, while the first pair of McDonagh and Streit will have to help motivate the rest of the defense to play as well as them. The Sabres just beat the Panthers in 5 games, although after shocking the hockey world and beating the Canadiens, the Rangers are now favorites. Here is your series preview:

~ Head 2 Head: Once again getting swept are the Rangers, who lost all 3 games to the Sabres. Adv. Sabres
~ Leading Scorers: In a matchup of defensively responsible centers having breakout seasons, Stepan edged O'Reilly 80-74. Adv. Rangers
~ Goaltending: Improving goalie Robin Lehner bests Lundqvist easily with a .919 SV% to Hank's .909. Adv. Sabres


NYR Lines
LW C RW
Vesey 84 Stepan 88 Nash 88
Kreider 87 Zibanejad 87 Buchnevich 82
Pirri 81 Miller 85 Hayes 85
Grabner 84 Fast 82 Zuccarello 86
Lindberg 79

LD RD
McDonagh 90 Streit 84
Staal 86 Holden 84
Skjei 82 Clendening 81

Starter Backup
Lundqvist 92 Raanta 82

Round 2 vs. Sabres
Game Score NYR Goals Goalie Game Notes
1 4-1 NYR Vesey (3), Staal (1), Miller (2), Zibanejad (2) Lundqvist (.952 SV%) (1.00 GAA)
2 1-0 BUF (OT) Lundqvist (.974 SV%) (0.94 GAA)
3 3-0 NYR Grabner (1), Stepan (3), Zibanejad (3) Lundqvist (1.000 SV%) (0.00 GAA)
4 3-0 NYR Skjei (1), Pirri (3), Zibanejad (4) Lunqvist (1.000 SV%) (0.00 GAA) Rangers outshot 35-19 Lundqvist steals this game, been incredible this series.
5 4-3 NYR (OT) Buchnevich (2), Stepan (4), Zibanejad (5), Kreider (2) Lundqvist (.914 SV%) (2.86 GAA) RANGERS WIN!!!

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Series Recap
The Rangers had control of this series from the get-go. You could tell they were a more confident team, better defensive play, and they once again have one of the best goalies in the world behind them, after a half season hiatus. Mika Zibanejad and Derek Stepan led the way in this series, with them pushing eachother to be the best they can be. In other good news, Mats Zuccarello seems to be finding chemistry on the 4th line. But, the Rangers don't really have a fourth line, they roll all 4.The Rangers looked like the team everyone saw in the first half, except letting some offense go and gaining defense. They will clearly have much, much harder task next round, but they look ready for the challenge.

Top 5 Scoring
Player Goals Assists Points
Derek Stepan 4 9 13
Mika Zibanejad 5 6 11
Rick Nash 3 6 9
Chris Kreider 2 6 8
Mats Zuccarello 0 7 7

Goalies
Goalie Record SV% GAA
Henrik Lundqvist 8-4 .943 SV% 1.82 GAA
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HARTFORD WOLF PACK UPDATE
The Wolf Pack's season is over after a 2OT Game 7 loss to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. Rookie prospect Robin Kovacs led the way in the playoffs with 2-7-9 (10 GP) while goalie Magnus Hellberg had a .928 SV% in 10 games.


This series will bring this rivalry to a climax. These foes have faced off 3 seasons in a row now, with this being the 4th. Here is a recap of those:

Year Round Result Story
2014 2 4-3 NYR After being down 3-1 Martin St. Louis' mother died. After the tragic event, the team rallied around St. Louis, who scored on mothers day in a 5-1 rout. The Rangers came back from down 3-1 to win the series in 7.
2015 1 4-1 NYR The Presidents' Trophy winning Rangers steamrolled the Penguins 4-1. Exactly what was expected.
2016 1 4-1 PIT The fast and skilled Penguins embarrassed the old, slow Rangers. Many thought this closed the Rangers window; but here we are today. Could the Penguins really close it this time, or are the Rangers going to hold it open for one last run?

The Penguins are coming off a series in which they were down 3-1 to the Capitals and eventually won the series. The Rangers did the same in round 1. The Penguins crushed the Hurricanes, and the Rangers manhandled the Sabres. Many similarities, but who will win? Here is your series preview:

~ Head 2 Head: The Rangers narrowly lost this seasoon series going 2-2-1 to the Penguins 3-2-0. Adv. Penguins
~ Leading Scorers: Sidney Crosby, the best player in the world, barely beat Stepan, posting 81 points to Stepans 80. Adv. Penguins
~ Goaltending: The Penguins rolled with MAF, and he was better than Lundqvist this season, sporting a .915 SV% to Lundqvist's .909. Adv. Penguins


Round 3 vs. Penguins
Game Score NYR Goals Goalie Game Notes
1 3-2 PIT Fast (2), Zuccarello (1) Lundqvist (.893 SV%) (3.06 GAA)
2 6-1 PIT Stepan (5) Lundqvist (.846 SV%) (6.00 GAA) Lundqvist has lost his game against the Penguins, he needs to find it. Offensiv Changes, Raphael Diaz called up from AHL, in for Clendening.
3 3-2 NYR Buchnevich (3), Fast (3) Lundqvist (.920 SV%) (2.00 GAA)
4 3-1 NYR Nick Holden (1,2), Grabner (2) Lundqvist (.968 SV%) (1.00 GAA)
5 4-3 NYR (OT) Kreider (4), Miller (3), Vesey (5), Nash (4) Lundqvist (.893 SV%) (2.72 GAA)
6 3-0 PIT Lundqvist (.929 SV%) (3.00 GA)
7 4-3 NYR Pirri (4), Stepan (6,7,8) Lundqvist (.909 SV%) (3.00 GAA) STEPAN WITH THE HAT TRICK AND THE RANGERS ARE GOING TO THE STANLEY CUP FINALS!!!!!

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What a series. What a game. The Rangers avenged last seasons beatdown and knocked the Presidents' Trophy Winners and defending Cup Champs out of the Playoffs. Lundqvist wasn't Buffalo Lundqvist but he was great. But the real story, the story of this series was game 7 heroics by Derek Stepan. The Rangers needed a hero and their MVP candidate and #1 center Derek Stepan provided it. The A goal per period was put up by Stepan, his 6th, 7th and 8th of these playoffs. On to the Cup Finals NYR goes!

Top 5 Scoring
Player Goals Assists Points
Derek Stepan 8 10 18
Rick Nash 4 9 13
Mika Zibanejad 5 7 12
J.T Miller 4 7 11
Mats Zuccarello 1 10 11

Goalies
Goalie Record SV% GAA
Henrik Lundqvist 12-7 .929 SV% 2.24 GAA


Rangers vs Blackhawks. The series that should've been the SCF in 2015 becomes the SCF in 2017. New York is on an all-time high right now, after beating out the 2 best teasm in the Eastern Conference, the Canadiens and the Penguins. The Blackhawks come into town after 3 consecutive 4-2 series wins over the Kings, the Oilers and the Stars. This will be the Rangers toughest task yet, as the Blackhawks are known Champs, and have won 3 cups in the last 7 years. Lundqvist will have to be great, and Stepan will have to continue to be a leader. Here is your series preview:

~ Head 2 Head: The Rangers won this season series, with the Blackhawks not scoring a goal in either game, a 1-0 loss and a 1-0 SOL. Adv. Rangers
~ Leading Scorers: The rapist (jk) , Patrick Kane beatsStepan 87-80 in this matchup. Adv. Blackhawks
~ Goaltending: The ever criticized Corey Crawford put a .923 SV% up on the board, which trumps Lundqvist easily. Adv. Blackhawks


NYR Lines
LW C RW
Miller 85 Stepan 88 Nash 88
Kreider 87 Zibanejad 87 Zuccarello 86
Vesey 84 Hayes 85 Grabner 84
Buchnevich 82 Pirri 81 Fast 82
Lindberg 79

LD RD
McDonagh 90 Streit 84
Skjei 83 Holden 84
Staal 86 Diaz 80

Starter Backup
Lundqvist 92 Raanta 82

Round 4 (SCF) vs. Blackhawks
Game Score NYR Goals Goalie Game Notes
1 3-1 CHI Zuccarello (2) Lundqvist (.870 SV%) (3.05 GAA)
2 2-1 NYR Hayes (3), Zuccarello (3) Lundqvist (.974 SV%) (1.00 GAA) Rangers outshot 40-24, becoming a trend of them being outshot nightly...very alarming
3 1-0 CHI Lundqvist (.954 SV%) (1.01 GAA)
4 3-1 NYR Stepan (9,10), Grabner (3) Lundqvist (.970 SV%) (1.00 GAA) Yet another big game for Stepan, bolstering his value to this club even more.
5 3-2 NYR (OT) Hayes (4), Diaz (1), Miller (5) Lundqvist (.947 SV%) (1.78 GAA) Rangers head back home with a chance to win the cup.
6 3-0 CHI Lundqvist (.939 SV%) (2.00 GAA) Rangers **** the bed on home ice. Game 7...

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BREAKING NEWS: Dan Girardi back 1 week early, to play in Game 7.
When Dan Girardi broke his leg it was expected that he would be out for the whole season. But, after a long recovery and alot of training and conditionng, Girardi is playin in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals, something very fitting for the warrior who has put his body on the line for this club.
Game 7 (SCF) vs. Blackhawks
Game Score NYR Goals Goalie Game Notes
7 4-3 CHI (2OT) Miller (6), Kreider (4), Grabner (3) Lundqvist (.933 SV%) (2.90 GAA) This is heartbreaking.

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The Rangers meant to pass the puck to their d-man. When it missed and ricocheted into their net to tie the game at 3 on a delayed penalty with less than a minute to go, (I was watching the game), you could see the deflation in them. They came out and just 2 minutes into OT failed to clear the net in front of Lundqvist and he didn't see the puck. That's all he could say before he went into silence. That explains it all.

Top 5 Scoring
Player Goals Assists Points
Derek Stepan 10 10 20
Mika Zibanejad 5 10 15
Rick Nash 4 11 15
J.T Miller 6 8 14
Mats Zuccarello 3 11 14

Goalies
Goalie Record SV% GAA
Henrik Lundqvist 12-7 .933 SV% 2.16 GAA
2017 NHL Entry Draft

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BREAKING NEWS: Rangers make a trade with Oilers to move up in draft.
The Rangers must have someone in mind to take and figured they couldn't get them at #29 so they traded with Edmonton to move up to #15. The Rangers gave up a prospect and an additional draft pick.

To NYR To EDM
1st 2017 (15) 1st 2017 (29)
  Tim Gettinger 68, Med Bottom 6 F
  3rd 2017 (29)
Heading into the draft, the Rangers had a first round pick for the first time in 5 years. This is a great draft to have a pick because in this draft there is no franchise player, just a very deep draft. Following are the Rangers draft picks: 1st (EDM), 2nd (LAK), 3rd (NYR), 5th (NYR), 6th (VAN)

Draft Recap
Round Pick Player Overall Age Position(s) Potential Player Type
1 15 Nikita Popugaev 63 18 LW Med Top 6 F Power Forward
2 29 Tom Hedberg 60 17 D Med Top 6 D 2 Way Defender
5 29 Jouka Juhola 64 19 C/LW Low Bottom 6 F 2 Way Forward
6 4 William Wilkman 68 19 LW Med Bottom 6 F 2 Way Forward

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BREAKING NEWS: Rangers trade for 1st pick of 7th round. Future considerations goes other way to Toronto.
Draft Recap
Round Pick Player Overall Age Position(s) Potential Player Type
7 1 Veini Vehvilšinen 73 20 G Med Fringe Starter Butterfly

Re-sign Phase



With just 12.000M $ in cap space, the Rangers were in tight. They had to re-sign an elite center in Zibanejad and very key contributors in Fast and Pirri. This caused them to have to let go of deadline rental Mark Streit.

Players Re-signed
Player (Status) Overall Age Potential Position(s) Player Type Years AAV Thoughts
Mika Zibanejad (RFA) 87 24 Low Elite C 2 Way Forward 8 7.125M The Rangers locked up their 1B center for a long time. This contract will be great if Zibanejad continues to improve the way he has. Maybe an overpayment in year 1/2 but should be bargain after that.
Brandon Pirri (RFA) 81 26 High Top 9 F C/LW Sniper 3 1.575M Great deal for a forward that is integral to the Rangers PP and bottom 6. Pirri put up great numbers last season.
Jesper Fast (RFA) 82 25 Med Top 9 F RW 2 Way Forward 3 2.200M Mr. Reliable, Jesper Fast is. He is a 2 way monster and has speed like alot of other don't. Great deal especially on term.
Adam Clendening (RFA) 81 24 Med Top 6 D D Offensive Defenseman 1 .800M After loosing his spot in the lineup after the Trade deadline, Adam Clendening lost alot of leverage in contract discussions. He could've had alot more term and $$$ but now is on another 1-year prove it deal.
Oscar Lindberg (RFA) 79 25 Med Top 9 F C/LW Playmaker 1 .800M Fell out of favor last season, but Rangers decided not to trade him. Needs to make a major push to make NHL next season.
Matt Puempel (RFA) 81 24 Low Top 6 F LW Sniper 3 .850M Rangers brass is very high on Puempel. After a major breakout season in the NHL, he looks like a can force a forward out of a job.
Tomas Vincour (RFA) 80 26 Med Top 9 F RW Sniper 2 .850M Another guy Gm Brant king really likes. Had a breakthrough season playing with Puempel and is looking to finally making an NHL roster before it's too late.
Daniel Bernhardt (Unsigned) 65 21 Med Bottom 6 F LW 2 Way Forward 3 .725M Nice prospect that could pan out to be like Jesper Fast. long term project but was no brainer to sign him.
Stephen Kampfer (UFA) 81 28 N/A D 2 Way Defender 1 .850M Rangers are giving Kampfer his 1 chance to make their team. After being captain in the AHl last season and leading the defensive corps, there is an opportunity for Kampfer to make the club as 6/7th d-man.
Justin Fontaine (UFA) 80 29 N/A RW Sniper 2 .825M Almost made team last season, but Fontaine is long shot to make it this year. Most likely will remain in AHl for course of this deal.
Raphael Diaz (UFA) 78 31 N/A D Offensive Defenseman 2 .750M Despite call up in playoffs, Diaz is long shot to make NHL. That being said he will get a look.
Marek Hrivik (RFA) 79 25 Med Bottom 6 F RW Playmaker 1 .800M Rangers are giving Hrivik one last chance to make full time impact on their roster. Looks unlikely.
Michael Paliotta (RFA) 75 24 Med AHL Top 2 D D 2 Way Defender 1 .650M AHL signing.
Calle Andersson (RFA) 74 23 Low 7th D D 2 Way Defender 3 .675M Could eventually make NHL as 7th d, but not during this contract. AHl signing.
Magnus Hellberg (RFA) 79 25 Med Fringe Starter G Hybrid 1 .900M Will be AHL starter for this year. Could make jump to NHL next season if Raanta leaves. That's why this is a 1 year deal.
MacKenzie Skapski (RFA) 76 23 Med Backup G Hybrid 1 .700M AHL signing, could eventually be backup in NHL.

Free Agency



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Good video of updated rosters, including some player attribute changes to match the real NHL.

Enjoy.



EDIT - Not sure why the YouTube link isn't working.

But here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zN-ooxKlTw0&t=1706s


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Good video of updated rosters, including some player attribute changes to match the real NHL.

Enjoy.



EDIT - Not sure why the YouTube link isn't working.

But here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zN-ooxKlTw0&t=1706s
Some of these are a bit Inflated, but should make for an interesting experience! Looking at you Werenski

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Good video of updated rosters, including some player attribute changes to match the real NHL.

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EDIT - Not sure why the YouTube link isn't working.

But here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zN-o...&t=1706s<br />
95 Shea Weber...but keeps Karlsson at 92...

and the link isn't working because you only paste the stuff in the link after the = sign


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95 Shea Weber...but keeps Karlsson at 92...

and the link isn't working because you only paste the stuff in the link after the = sign
Karlsson sims just fine as he is.

Weber doesn't.

Hence the change.

Thanks for the link tip.

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Has anyone else noticed that after like 4 or 5 years into your GM mode, the game automatically switches your OT to Continuous 5 on 5?

IT's like the game just disregards the fact that you selected 3 on 3 and then shootout.

I've noticed this twice now

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Karlsson sims just fine as he is.

Weber doesn't.

Hence the change.

Thanks for the link tip.
In past games, I've always bumped up Karlsson's O awareness to simulate how he always (up until this year) wins the defensive point race. Not sure how it is with next gen games though.

In 15 and Legacy, tons of defenders would put up 60+ points. Much more than in real life. So it was necessary to bump Karl up to give him some distance over those guys.

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In past games, I've always bumped up Karlsson's O awareness to simulate how he always (up until this year) wins the defensive point race. Not sure how it is with next gen games though.

In 15 and Legacy, tons of defenders would put up 60+ points. Much more than in real life. So it was necessary to bump Karl up to give him some distance over those guys.
Karlsson routinely gets most points as D.

The only one that consistently gets close to him is Ekman-Larsson.

In my Coyotes GM, OEL or Karlsson exchanged Norris Trophies for 6 years

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Im missing the gm logs boys. Why have they died? Screw you NHL 17 GM mode thread!!! You've seperated us

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Does anyone know if changing a player's "Player Type" actually influences development?

Ie. Is it worth changing a GRINDER or TWO WAY FORWARD to a PLAYMAKER or a SNIPER to help grow offensive attributes?

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Ie. Is it worth changing a GRINDER or TWO WAY FORWARD to a PLAYMAKER or a SNIPER to help grow offensive attributes?
in nhl 16 i traded for nichushkin(who rarely grows) and after noticing he got a ton of assists made him a playmaker instead of sniper. He went from 86-91 that season as a 25 yo... So my answer is maybe...

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I have a problem with NHL Legacy on Xbox 360. I edited some players for the draft, saved the roster. Then i closed the game and came back, they were back to their original ratings and potential. Help please

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2017-2018 NHL Season

UFA's



The Rangers have 7 UFA's this upcoming offseason. up to 5 could play in the NHL this season. Of them all, Rick Nash is easily the highest profile and most important. Here are all the Ranger's UFA's decisions:

Player Decision
Rick Nash Re-sign
Michael Grabner Re-sign
Nick Holden Re-sign
Antti Raanta Test FA
Steven Kampfer TBD
Oscar Lindberg TBD
Marek Hrivik Test FA

Preseason



The Rangers return with mostly the same NHL roster as last season. They did not make a splash in Free Agency and they re-signed all their players minus deadline pickup Mark Streit. They do have battles though.

In net, everything is set. Henrik Lundqvist returns with vengeance after losing in Game 7 of the Cup Finals and after his career worst season. His backup, Anttii Raanta is in the final year of a 2-year deal, but will not negotiate a contract extension with the club.

On defense the Rangers come back with the same paltry defense that almost derailed last season. They are counting on improvement from sophomore Brady Skjei. Also, they count of veterans Marc Staal and Dan Girardi to continue to rebound after getting better last season than the season before. They need to continue that trend this year. Ryan McDonagh will have to be much better than last year. Key Battle: 6th and 7th d-man. Thye Rangers need a quarterback for their 2nd PP who would also be their 6th d-man. That calls Adam Clendening or Raphael Diaz. Because of the Rangers defensive struggles last year though, they could opt to double shift McDonagh on PP's and use Stephen Kampfer as their 6th d; who is very defensively responsible.

Up front New York returns with exactly the same forward core, again looking for improvements and rebound seasons. Improvements would come from sophomores Jimmy Vesey and Pavel Buchnevich, who need to avoid sophomore slumps, along with Chris Kreider and Mika Zibanejad who need to continue to put up more points. Rebounds would come from Mats Zuccarello, Kevin Hayes and J.T Miller, who were all subpar last season. Key Battle: Depth forward. The Rangers no longer have a viable option to step in in place of injuries. They could employ Oscar Lindberg who filled the role last season, or Matt Puempel, who was the last cut last year. Also, the could use Tomas Vincour who is on his 9th life in the NHL or Robin Kovacs, the rookie surprsie who forced himself into the conversation with speed. Also, there is Marek Hrivik, who is the defensive-minded longshot. The catch; if the Rangers need defensive help and they trade a forward to get it, this depth forward needs to be capable of handling a full time role in the lineup.

Preseason Lines
LW C RW
Kreider 87 Zibanejad 87 Buchnevich 84
Vesey 85 Hayes 86 Puempel 82
Miller 85 Lindberg 79 Zuccarello 86
Kovacs 82 Pirri 82 Vincour 80
Grabner 83 Hrivik 79

LD RD
Staal 86 Clendening 81
Skjei 85 Diaz 78
Kampfer 81 Girardi 83
Holden 83

Starter Backup
Lundqvist 91 Raanta 83

Preseason
Game Score NYR Goals Goalie Game Notes
1 (PHI) 2-0 NYR Zuccarello (1,2) Lundqvist (1.000 SV%) (0.00 GAA)
2 (PIT) 3-1 NYR Kreider (1), Hayes (1), Zuccarello (3) Lundqvist (.944 SV%) (1.00 GAA) Raanta starting next game.
3 (NYI) 5-2 NYR Miller (1), Hayes (2), Zibanejad (1), Girardi (1,2) Raanta (.917 SV%) (2.00 GAA)

Updated Preseason Lines
LW C RW
Kreider 87 Zibanejad 87 Buchnevich 84
Vesey 85 Hayes 86 Kovacs 82
Miller 85 Lindberg 79 Zuccarello 86
Puempel 82 Pirri 82 Hrivik 79
Grabner 83 Vincour 80

LD RD
Staal 86 Diaz 78
Skjei 85 Clendening 81
Kampfer 81 Girardi 83
Holden 83

Starter Backup
Lundqvist 91 Raanta 83

Preseason Cont.
Game Score NYR Goals Goalie Game Notes
4 (CBJ) 8-2 CBJ Vesey (1), Lindberg (1) Lundqvist [5:06] (.400 SV%) (35.29 GAA), Raanta [54:54] (.853 SV%) (5.46 GAA)

Updated Preseason Lines
LW C RW
Kreider 87 Zibanejad 87 Buchnevich 84
Vesey 85 Hayes 86 Zuccarello 86
Miller 85 Pirri 82 Puempel 82
Kovacs 82 Lindberg 79 Hrivik 79
Grabner 83 Vincour 80

LD RD
Staal 86 Kampfer 81
Skjei 85 Clendening 81
Diaz 78 Girardi 83
Holden 83

Starter Backup
Lundqvist 91 Raanta 83

Preseason Cont.
Game Score NYR Goals Goalie Game Notes
5 (WSH) 2-1 WSH Buchnevich (1) Lundqvist (.935 SV%) (2.03 GAA) 6th game will be last to make impression, Raanta to start.

Updated Preseason Lines
LW C RW
Kreider 87 Zibanejad 87 Buchnevich 84
Vesey 85 Hayes 86 Hrivik 79
Kovacs 82 Miller 85 Vincour 80
Pirri 82 Lindberg 79 Puempel 82
Grabner 83 Zuccarello 86

LD RD
Staal 86 Skjei 85
Clendening 81 Girardi 83
Diaz 78 Kampfer 81
Holden 83

Starter Backup
Lundqvist 91 Raanta 83

Preseason Cont.
Game Score NYR Goals Goalie Game Notes
6 (NJD) 2-1 NJD (OT) Kovacs (1) Raanta (.941 SV%) (1.98 GAA) Cuts being made now.

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BREAKING NEWS: Rangers demote 6, sign veterans Dominic Moore and Brian Gionta, and reclamation project Jared Tinordi.
In a shocking move, the Rangers demoted Matt Puempel, Robin Kovacs, Marek Hrivik, Oscar Lindberg and Tomas Vincour. All five were in the running for their depth forward spot, but after none played well enough to convince Rangers GM Brant King they could do the job, he hit Free Agency bargain bins. In there he found Brian Gionta, the former Montreal Canadians captain and already 2-time Ranger, Dominic Moore. The 2 veterans will serve as the Rangers depth forwards for the season. It is expected Dominic Moore will take on more defensive holes in the lineup while Gionta will handle the offensive situations. Tinordi will be the teams #1 d-man in AHL this season and should make the team next year. Although, if the 2 depth forward doesn't work out, he could be recalled as NHL D.

Player Profiles
Player OVR Age Position Potential Player Type GP, G-A-P
Dominic Moore 80 37 C N/A 2 Way Forward 82, 2-7-9
Brian Gionta 80 38 RW N/A Sniper 79, 12-21-33
Jared Tinordi 80 25 D Med Top 6 D Defensive Defenseman 68, 1-11-12 (AHL)
Updated Preseason Lines
LW C RW
Vesey 85 Stepan 88 Nash 88
Kreider 87 Zibanejad 87 Buchnevich 84
Miller 85 Hayes 86 Zuccarello 86
Grabner 83 Pirri 82 Fast 83
Moore 80 Gionta 80

LD RD
McDonagh 90 Skjei 85
Staal 86 Clendening 81
Holden 83 Girardi 83
Kampfer 81

Starter Backup
Lundqvist 91 Raanta 83

Preseason Cont.
Game Score NYR Goals Goalie Game Notes
7 (CAR) 2-1 NYR Pirri (1), McDonagh (1) Lundqvist (.962 SV%) (1.00 GAA) That's it for preseason.

Opening Night Lineup
LW C RW
Vesey 85 Stepan 88 Nash 88
Kreider 87 Zibanejad 87 Buchnevich 84
Miller 85 Hayes 86 Zuccarello 86
Grabner 83 Pirri 82 Fast 83
Moore 80 Gionta 80

LD RD
McDonagh 90 Skjei 85
Staal 86 Clendening 81
Holden 83 Girardi 83
Kampfer 81

Starter Backup
Lundqvist 91 Raanta 83

First Half in Review

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Game 3/82: October 15th, 2017
BREAKING NEWS: Derek Stepan injured, out for 1 game.
Dominic Moore will draw into his first game of the season and center the 4th line between Grabner and Fast. Brandon Pirri moves up to center first line.
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Game 17/82: November 27th, 2017
BREAKING NEWS: Brandon Pirri injured, out for 1 week.
Jesper Fast will shift to center on the 4th line, while Brian Gionta draws into the lineup for the first time this season on RW. Rest of lines remain unchanged.
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Game 20/82: November 20th, 2017
BREAKING NEWS: Nick Holden injured, will miss 4 games with Lower Body Injury.
Dan Girardi shifts up to the first pairing while Brady Skjei comes down to play with Stephen Kampfer, who comes into the lineup for the first time this year.
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Game 26/82: December 7th, 2017
BREAKING NEWS: Rangers acquire defenseman Chris Bigras from rebuilding Avalanche.
With Colorado in a state of flux, the Rangers were the beneficiaries. When Colorado wanted to cut ties with one of their promising young defensemen, the Rangers had no choice but say no. Although Bigras was part of the Avalanches disastrous 2016-2017 season, and a factor in their brutal start this year, GM Brant King had no issue taking him off their hands.

Trade Recap
To NYR To COL
Chris Bigras 2nd 2018
  Daniel Bernhardt 68, 21 (Med Bottom 6 F)

Player Profile
Player OVR Age Position Potential Player Type GP, G-A-P
Chris Bigras 85 22 D Low Elite 2 Way Defender 28, 1-1-2

Adam Clendening comes out of the lineup and into the role of 7th D. The club had this reasoning:

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The decision to take Clenny out of the lineup for Chris was not one we took lightly. This had nothing to do with his play, because he's played at the level we need him to play at. At this point he just hadn't taken that extra step to becoming that guy for us. We needed a spot for Bigras in the lineup too.
Stephen Kampfer was subsequently sent to the minors to create space for Bigras. Kampfer had no points and was a -5 in 5 games.
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Game 30/82: December 15th, 2017
BREAKING NEWS: Pirri aggravates last injury, out indefinite time.
Brandon Pirri was finally starting to find his stride with 4 points in 6 games, but after his second injury in less than a month, he comes back out of lineup. Dominic Moore lines up in between Grabner and Fast on 4th line.
New York Rangers
Record Home Away GFPG GAPG PP% PK% Division Conference NHL Playoffs?
24-14-3 15-7-1 9-7-2 2.93 (7th) 2.39 (7th) 17.7% (T-18th) 81.4% (15th) 4th 5th 11th  

The Rangers are just outside the elite class of the NHL. In nets, Henrik Lundqvist seems to be rebounding from his worst season ever with a .924 SV% and a 2.25 GAA.. Antti Raanta is having a great season, but he had one last year and tailed off to average at the end of the season.

The Rangers defensive unit this season has been very underwhelming. Their best d-man has been Marc Staal, who is on pace for his best output in 6 seasons. His partner, Nick Holden, has been just ok. Ryan McDonagh has been great defensively but underwhelming offensively, while Dan Girardi has been playable. He is much better o the 3rd pair, but still struggles with speed. Youngsters Brady Skjei and newly acquired Chris Bigras have been great for the club, possibly playing their way into bigger roles.

Up front, the lines have been mixed around alot with the team struggling to stay above their goal of 3 GFPG. The team has 4 players that are performing at or above expectations. Derek Stepan is once again on a near PPG pace, while his frequent winger Rick Nash is on pace for 58 points, which is expected after a year in which he exceeded them. Mika Zibanejad is looking like a 60 point guy, while breakout star Pavel Buchnevich is avoiding the dreadful sophomore slump. Chris Kreider, Mats Zuccarello, Jimmy Vesey and Kevin Hayes are all average at this point and all need to and should improve in the second half. The 4th line of Brandon Pirri, Jesper Fast and Michael Grabner have all been sevicable but must be better for the team to continue to use them down the stretch. The lone definitive disappointment of this season up front is J.T Miller who has regressed and struggled mightily for the entirety of last season and the first half of this one, on pace for just 22 points.

*FORGOT TO RECORD STATS

Current Lineup
LW C RW
Kreider 87 Stepan 88 Zuccarello 86
Nash 88 Zibanejad 87 Buchnevich 85
Vesey 85 Hayes 86 Miller 85
Grabner 83 Pirri 82 Fast 83
Moore 80 Gionta 80

LD RD
McDonagh 90 Bigras 85
Staal 86 Holden 83
Skjei 85 Girardi 83
Clendening 81

Starter Backup
Lundqvist 91 Raanta 83

Rest of Season

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Game 46/82: January 23rd, 2018
BREAKING NEWS: Rangers claim defenseman Dylan Demelo off waivers from Sharks
After the San Jose Sharks called up Dylan DeMelo to play for the injured Brent Burns, they had to eventually send him down when he returned. The Rangers, always looking for young defenseman, claimed him.

Player Profile
Player OVR Age Position Potential Player Type GP, G-A-P
Dylan Demelo 78 24 D High 7th D Defensive Defenseman 30, 2-3-5 (AHL)
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Game 48/82: January 30th, 2018
BREAKING NEWS: Pavel Buchnevich injured but will only miss 1 game, Gionta draws into action.
Breakout star Pavel Buchnevich had already surpassed his rookie season totals in 34 less games. With 14 goals and 26 assists in 48 games, Buhcnevich had oficially become the Rangers second most valuable forward behind Derek Stepan. This injury puts a [possible momentum block in an otherwise optimistic season. Brandon Pirri moves up to the second line with Zibanejad and Nash, while Fast shifts to center and Gionta comes in on fourth line RW.
Trade Deadline



Player Decision
Rick Nash Re-sign
Michael Grabner Re-sign
Nick Holden Re-sign (TRADED)
Antti Raanta Test FA
Steven Kampfer TBD -> Test FA
Oscar Lindberg TBD -> Re-sign
Marek Hrivik Test FA

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Trade Deadline
BREAKING NEWS: Rangers re-acquire Michael Del Zotto, part ways with pending UFA Holden.
In a deadline day deal, the New York Rangers brought back defenseman Michael Del Zotto in exchange for Nick Holden. This deal was made with division rival Philadelphia Flyers. Del Zotto was brought in to man the 2nd PP unit and bring a more offensive presence to the blueline, that heavily relies on Ryan McDonagh for that. The Flyers retained .750M of Del Zottos contract. The Rangers will be paying Del Zotto 2.490M AAV for 1 season after this.

Trade Recap
To NYR To PHI
Michael Del Zotto Nick Holden 83, 30

Player Profile
Player OVR Age Position Potential Player Type GP, G-A-P
Michael Del Zotto 83 27 D N/A Offensive Defenseman 63, 7-6-13
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New York Rangers
Record Home Away GFPG GAPG PP% PK% Division Conference NHL Playoffs?
49-28-5 26-13-2 23-15-3 3.06 (2nd) 2.43 (9th) 21.7% (1st) 83.4% (T-8th) 3rd 3rd 5th  



The New York Rangers continued their pace from the start of the season, basically replicating their first half. A big part of that was due to great goaltending. Henrik Lundqvist rebounded very nicely, finishing the season with his best SV% (in a full season) since his Vezina winning year in 2012. Meanwhile, backup Antti Raanta stayed along the line of his career averages in New York posting his second straight .918 SV% season.



On defense, captain Ryan McDonagh led the way, posting 42 points which was one shy of his career high. He also was an integral part on defense, all while leading the PP to a 1st overall finish. In a surprise, Marc Staal had his best season since before his gruesome eye injury. He surged with 25 points and led the defense in +/- with 22. The teams other scapegoat over the past 2 years, Dan Girardi, continued to be tolerable on the ice, contributing just 7 points. He could be traded in a mistake for mistake deal, if the Rangers choose to part ways. Youngsters Chris Bigras and Brady Skjei had great seasons, with each setting a new career high in points and +/-. Deadline acquisition Michael Del Zotto was great in his return to the Blueshirts putting up 10 points in 19 games.



Derek Stepan posted his best season yet, winning the Art Ross Trophy as leading scorer in the NHL. His go to man and winger Rick Nash had yet another great season with 25 goals and 58 points. Their left wing could not be filled consistently but it was frequently filled by Jimmy Vesey who fell victim to the dreaded sophomore slump and was at times demoted to the third line. Mats Zuccarello had a bounce back season finishing with 54 points and getting a look on the LW of the top line. Mika Zibanejad and Chris Kreider both seen their point totals dip, but were still very good. Zibanejad was in the first year of a contract that pays 7M so his points need to improve. Their winger, Pavel Buchnevich, excelled in his second season, but did slow down after a blazing first half. The 4th line of Michael Grabner, Jesper Fast and Brandon Pirri were all incredible, finishing with 30+ points each and being the best 4th line in hockey. The lone disappointment on the Rangers forward corps was J.T Miller and Kevin Hayes. Kevin Hayes was ok, but needs to be alot better to get the raise he wants this summer. J.T Miller was just brutal, finishing last on the forwards in terms of points and is now officially on the trading block.

Scoring
Player Goals Assists Points
Derek Stepan (81 GP) 26 56 82
Rick Nash 25 33 58
Mats Zuccarello 18 36 54
Pavel Buchnevich (81 GP) 17 36 53
Mika Zibanejad 19 33 52
Chris Kreider 20 27 47
Kevin Hayes 18 26 44
Ryan McDonagh (81 GP) 11 31 42
Jesper Fast 17 18 35
Michael Grabner 14 21 35
Brandon Pirri (76 GP) 9 25 34
Jimmy Vesey 12 22 34
J.T Miller 13 18 31
Marc Staal 6 19 25
Michael Del Zotto 21 GP/NYR (84 GP) 3 (10) 7 (13) 10 (23)
Chris Bigras 56 GP/NYR (84 GP) 6 (7) 9 (10) 15 (17)
Brady Skjei 6 6 12
Adam Clendening (31 GP) 6 3 9
Dan Girardi (77 GP) 4 3 7
Dominic Moore (4 GP) 0 1 1
Briand Gionta (4 GP) 1 0 1
Stephen Kampfer (5 GP) 0 0 0

Goalies
Goalie Record SV% GAA
Henrik Lundqvist 42-24-4 .923 SV% 2.25 GAA
Antti Raanta 7-4-1 .918 SV% 2.63 GAA

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2017-2018 NHL Playoffs and 2018 NHL Offseason

2017-2018 NHL Playoffs

*WHEN I TRIED TO USE ALT CODE 134 IT CLOSED MY TAB AND LOST MY PLAYOFFS WRITEUP HEADING INTO THE 3RD ROUND...HERE IS THE RECAP, SORRY

- Rangers upset Capitals in 6 games. Kevin Hayes led the way with 6 points (1-5), while Lundqvist outdueled the Vezina frontrunner Holtby.
- Rangers head into matchup with Flyers, who upset the Presidents Trophy Winning Penguins and beat them in 6 games, wringing off 4 wins after going down 2-0. Mats Zuccarello compiled 4-8-12 in 2 series while Hankl continued his greatness, sporting a .943 SV% through 12 games.
- Dan Girardi injured during Game 6 of 2nd Round, will miss 3-4 games vs Canadiens..
- The Wolf Pack (AHL) lost yet another 2nd round series in 2OT game 6 for the 2nd year in a row. Prospect Malte Stromwall led thye way with 3-4-7 (10 GP) while Magnus Hellberg didn't disappoint with a .937 SV%.




After the Rangers upset the Canadiens in last season first rounds, the Canadiens come into this matchup looking for vengeance. It will be a duel of great goaltending with Price and Lundqvist in nets, but the offense could be the story as the Rangers and Canadiens both own potent offenses being #1 ans 2 respectively. This is the Rangers 5th Conference Finals in 7 years, and their 2nd against the Canadiens. If the Rangers win, they would be participating in their 3rd SCF in 5 years. Here is your series preview:

~ Head 2 Head: The Canadiens won 2 shootout games against the Rangers to take the series 2-1. Adv. Canadiens
~ Leading Scorers: MVP frontrunner Derek Stepan and his 82 points will best anyone they face. Adv. Rangers
~ Goaltending: Carey Price and Henrik Lundqvist tied with .923 SV%. Adv. ///


Round 3 vs. Canadiens
Game Score NYR Goals Goalie Game Notes
1 5-2 NYR Hayes (5,6), Buchnevich (4), Fast (2), Nash (6) Lundqvist (.919 SV%) (2.00 GAA)
2 5-0 MTL Lundqvist (.878 SV%) (5.00 GAA) Each goalie has now surrendered 5 goals in a game for the first time this postseason.
3 3-2 MTL (OT) Pirri (2), McDonagh (5) Lundqvist (.897 SV%) (2.96 GAA) Lundqvist is struggling this series.
4 8-5 NYR Nash (7,8,9), Staal (1), Vesey (2), Miller (2,3), Buchnevich (4) Lundqvist (.853 SV%) (5.00 GAA) Nash hatty and Staal gets 4 points as Rangers explode.
5 4-0 NYR Vesey (3), Zibanejad (4), Hayes (7), Del Zotto (1) Lundqvist (1.000 SV%) (0.00 GAA) Dan Girardi's return a defensive success.
6 5-2 MTL Vesey (4), Buchnevich (5) Lundqvist (.875 SV%) (4.00 GAA) Defensive Changes ahead of all important game 7.
7 6-3 NYR Buhcnevich (6), Zibanejad (5,6), Kreider (3), Zuccarello (5), Grabner (3) Lundqvist (.903 SV%) (3.00 GAA) Rangers offense wins it, need Hank to put this series behind him.

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Series Recap
After behind wonderful in the first 2 series, Henrik Lundqvist hit a rough patch during this series, but the best offense in the league picked up the slack scoring in bunches against one of the better goalies in the league. Rick Nash was incredible, and not far behind was the heroics of Staal's 4 point game. On to the Rangers 3rd SCF in 5 years...it's time to win one!

Top 5 Scoring
Player Goals Assists Points
Mats Zuccarello 5 14 19
Mika Zibanejad 6 10 16
Rick Nash 9 6 15
Pavel Buchnevich 6 9 15
Kevin Hayes 7 8 15

Goalies
Goalie Record SV% GAA
Henrik Lundqvist 12-7 .925 SV% 2.33 GAA


For the second straight season the Rangers and the Blackhawks face off in the Stanley Cup Finals. The Rangers remember the feeling they had when Chicago won the Cup in OT last season and the Rangers want revenge. The Blackhawks have now won 4 cups in 7 season and the Rangers are looking to stop that streak and win their own. Henrik Lundqvist will have to rebound after a tough 3rd round and the offense will have to continue against the Blackhawks, who have a playoff record of 12-4. Here is your series preview:

~ Head 2 Head: The Rangers and Blackhawks split their season series 1-1. Adv. ///
~ Leading Scorers: MVP frontrunner Derek Stepan and his 82 points will best anyone they face. Adv. Rangers
~ Goaltending: Henrik Lundqvist gives the Rangers an advantage, abeilt a small one, in net over Corey Crawford who disappointed in the season, but has come up big in playoffs Adv. Rangers


Round 4 (SCF) vs. Blackhawks
Game Score NYR Goals Goalie Game Notes
1 4-2 NYR Hayes (8), Zuccarello (6), Zibanejad (7), Stepan (2) Lundqvist (.929 SV%) (2.00 GAA)
2 3-1 NYR Zibanejad (8), Grabner (4), Kreider (4) Lundqvist (.960 SV%) (1.00 GAA)
3 4-3 CHI (2OT) Zuccarello (7,8), Zibanejad (9) Lundqvist (.913 SV%) (2.92 GAA)
4 3-1 NYR Nash (10,11), McDonagh (6) Lundqvist (.971 SV%) (1.07 GAA) RANGERS ON VERGE OF WINNING CUP!!!
5 3-2 NYR (OT) Zibanejad (10), Fast (3), Miller (4) Lundqvist (.939 SV%) (1.93 GAA) MILLER IN OT!!! THE NEW YORK RANGERS HAVE WON THE STANLEY CUP!

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Series Recap
In a series in which the Rangers dominated defensively, they have won their first Stanley Cup in 24 years. On a play down the wall, Ryan McDonagh, who was a force all postseason, took it down the wall and dropped to Chris Kreider. Kreids shot the puck low glove and while Corey Crawford got some, the puck fell right to J.T Miller who scored the Stanley Cup winning goal. That could save Miller's Rangers career as he was terrible all season. Henrik Lundqvist stood on his head en route to the illustrious Stanley Cup that has avoided him for oh so long. Mats Zuccarello, who led the team and league in [postseason scoring, won the Conn Smythe.

Top 5 Scoring
Player Goals Assists Points
Mats Zuccarello 8 16 24
Mika Zibanejad 10 12 22
Derek Stepan 2 18 20
Rick Nash 11 8 19
Chris Kreider 4 14 18

Goalies
Goalie Record SV% GAA
Henrik Lundqvist 16-8 .928 SV% 2.22 GAA
NHL Entry Draft

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LEAGUE NEWS: Buffalo Sabres win NHL Draft Lottery followed by Calgary and Columbus
The Buffalo Sabres, who finished 23rd in the NHL, and 23 points ahead of last place, managed to win the Draft Lottery. With that win, they have the right to draft prospect Rasmus Dahlin, who will undoubtedly be the next Erik Karlsson. Colorado, who finished last overall, fell to 4th.
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BREAKING/LEAGUE NEWS:Dominic Moore, Brian Gionta retire from Rangers.Joe Thornton, Patrick Marleau among league retirees.
Dominic Moore, a 3 stint Ranger, and Brian Gionta have retired from the NHL. Both were on expiring contracts so they do not affect the club next year. Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau, longtime faces of the Sharks franchise, have retired from the NHL.


Along with them, Daniel Sedin (who spent one extra year in the NHL with Anaheim after his brother retired), Henrik Zetterberg and Jason Spezza have all called it quits.
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BREAKING NEWS: Derek Stepan wins Art Ross, but gets completely ripped off of Hart.
Derek Stepan knew he was winning the Art Ross, everyone did. But when Ryan Johansen's name was called instead of his for the Hart, almost everyone in the room was shocked. The Rangers, who have never been known for having an elite centerman, got one when Stepan emerged as an 80 point guy 2 seasons ago. But, Ryan Johansen managed to squeak by him in one of the closest votes ever for the Hart. Although how close it was, many were still shocked due to Stepans defensive prowess and him having played 1 less game and matching Johansen in points.
The Rangers drafted alot of busts in this draft, with just one of their picks having a legitimate chance at seeing NHL ice.
Valeri Bure: 20 years old, 64 overall, 2 way Defender (D), Med 7th D.


Re-sign Phase



The Rangers had a total of 17.000M dollars with tons of NHL players to sign. RFA's included Kevin Hayes, Jimmy Vesey, J.T Miller, Chris Bigras and Brady Skjei while their lone UFA's (that could play in NHL) were Rick Nash, Antti Raanta and Michael Grabner.

Players Re-signed
Player (Status) Overall Age Potential Position(s) Player Type Years AAV Thoughts
Rick Nash (UFA) 88 33 N/A RW Power Forward 3 6.000M Rick Nash is Derek Stepans right hand man and the Rangers premier winger. The veteran continues to put up numbers late into his career. The 3rd year is worrysome, but this deal will be a steal for Nash.
Kevin Hayes (RFA) 86 26 Med Top 6 F C Power Forward 4 4.750M Kevin Hayes is looking to break out of his 45 point barrier, where he has been stuck his first 3 NHL seasons. This deal will be good if he doesn't great if he does.
Brady Skjei (RFA) 85 24 Med Top 4 D D 2 Way Defender 2 3.500M Brady Skjei has evolved into a miniature Ryan McDonagh. Although he doesn't have the offense quite yet, the young defender is a lock as a top 4 D for a long time. This deal is short, but gives him a chance to play freely without the burden of a huge contract.
Chris Bigras (RFA) 85 23 Low Elite D 2 Way Defender 2 2.325M Chris Bigras' willingness to take a cheap deal will set him up[ nicely for buying UFA years at the end of this deal. The young defender played left and right side in his first year in New York, a valuable asset for a young defender. If he continues his upward trend, this deal will work out nicely for both sides.
Oscar Lindberg (RFA) 81 26 Med Top 9 F C Playmaker 1 .900M Oscar Lindberg is looking to make the jump back to the NHL after playing all of last season in the AHL. With the Rangers stuck in a contract dispute with Jimmy Vesey and J.T Miller, he has a chance. This deal is a one year prove it, the type GM's love.
Dylan DeMelo (RFA) 79 25 High 7th D D Defensive Defenseman 2 .800M Dylan Demelo, the waiver claim from San Jose will look to be the teams 7th D man. He will, of course, have to battle Adam Clendening for it. Either way DeMelo is a great fit in New York or Hartford.
Malte Stromwall (RFA) 79 23 Med Top 9 F RW/LW 2 Way Forward 1 .800M Malte Stromwall will have a major shot at taking Grabner's presumably vacated spot as the veteran will most likely leave through FA. This deal will let him adjust to that role and not worry about living up to a big first NHL deal.
Ryan Graves (RFA) 78 23 Med Top 6 D D Defensive Defenseman 2 .875M Ryan Graves is a big defender with a heavy shot who won't make the NHL next year but perhaps will in year 2. Rangers brass is very excited about him.
Sean Day (Unsigned) 74 20 Low Top 4 D D 2 Way Defender 3 .850M The once heralded prospect now has a rough road to the NHL with the Rangers D being so young and deep but he still has considerable talent.
Adam Clendening (RFA) 81 26 Med Top 6 D D Offensive Defenseman 1 Tendered (85%) Adam Clendening will fight for Top 6 D spot but will most likely settle for 7th D.
Veini Vehvilšinen, Tarmo Reunanen (Unsigned) Vehvilainen should be AHL starter while Reunanen will eventually make NHL but long time away.

The Rangers let Antti Raanta and Michael Grabner walk while they matched qualifying offers to Jimmy Vesey and J.T MIller.

Free Agency

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BREAKING NEWS: Rangers swap former college hockey stars with Oilers.
The Rangers, realising they wouldn't be able to re-sign RFA Jimmy Vesey, sent his rights to Edmonton for Drake Caggiula. Caggiula is on a much more affordable contract and is much more cost controlled in the long run. The Rangers also received a 2nd round pick and sent Justin Fontaine the other way for $$$. The Rangers will pay a 0.660M AAV for 2 years on Caggiula's contract.

To NYR To EDM
Drake Caggiula Jimmy Vesey 85, 25
2nd 2019 Justin Fontaine 80, 30

Player Profile
Player OVR Age Position Potential Player Type Years AAV GP, G-A-P Thoughts
Drake Caggiula 81 24 LW Med Top 9 F Sniper 2 .660M (NYR), .660M (EDM) 20, 5-2-7 (2017-2018 NHL)
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BREAKING NEWS: Rangers sign Tyler Benson and Carl Grundstrom, both Unsigned FA's
After the Edmonton Oilers and Toronto Maple Leafs left Tyler Benson and Carl Grundstrom respectively unsigned, the Rangers pounced all over it, signing the 2 to matching ELC's. Both have immense speed, something the Rangers value highly and each will join the Hartford Wolf Pack for the upcoming season.

Player Profile
Player OVR Age Position Potential Player Type Years AAV GP, G-A-P Thoughts
Tyler Benson 76 20 LW Low Top 9 F 2 Way Forward 3 .750M N/A
Carl Grundstrom 75 20 LW/C Med Top 9 F 2 Way Forward 3 .750M N/A
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BREAKING NEWS: Calgary Flames offer sheet J.T Miller, Rangers take compensation.
J.T Miller, scorer of the Stanley Cup Winning goal, is no longer a New York Ranger. After the Rangers had insufficient cap space to sign him, the Calgary Flames signed him to an offer sheet...6.4M AAV/4 years. The compensation associated with that was a 1st and a 3rd round pick, and the Rangers accepted it.
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UFA's



The Rangers have 7 RFA's that could play in the NHL next season. Here are there declarations:

Player Decision
Ryan McDonagh Re-sign
Mats Zuccarello Re-sign
Michael Del Zotto Re-sign
Oscar Lindberg TBD
Adam Clendening TBD
Jarred Tinordi Test FA
Tomas Vincour TBD

~ If you're wondering why so many re-signs...after winning cup *top 2* pending UFA's automatically re-sign (Zuccarello, McDonagh).

Preseason



In nets Henrik Lundqvist inches closer to his final season as a Rangers. Whether or not he finishes his contract remains to be seen, but he is around for atleast another season. The Rangers have a problem bigger than that. With Raanta gone, the Rangers need to have a backup that can be relied on to give Lundqvist a night off as he is getting older. That backup will be Veini Vehvalainen or MacKenzie Skapski. Vehvalainen just signed his first professional contract so he's the outsider here, as Skapski has already played an NHL game and 4 NA professional seasons. They are both question marks however, as they are largely unproved.



The Rangers defense is largely a question mark. They have 2 young up and comers in Brady Skjei and Chris Bigras, an all star in McDonagh a revived veteran in Staal, a secondary PP option in Del Zotto and a disaster in Girardi. Assuming they want to trade Girardi, that opens up the spot for a 6th D man and the 7th D man. Ryan Graves, the big defenseman with a heavy shot, looks primed to get a long look, as does PP option Adam Clendening. However Adam Clendenings value suffers due to the Rangers addition of their 2nd PP man Del Zotto last season. Therefore, Graves becomes the frontrunner. But, a wild card is reclamation project Jarred Tinordi, who hasan't seen NHL action in 2 years but has been honing his skills in the AHL.



Up front, the Rangers lost 3 key pieces in J.T Miller, Michael Grabner and Jimmy Vesey, and they need to plug the holes. Drake Caggiula will most likely assume one of those roles as he was the main coup for Vesey, but who will fill MIllers spot? Probably Oscar Lindberg, who after being unable to crack the lineup in 2016-2017 played in the AHL last season and now returns better than ever. As for Grabners spot, there is probably a 3 horse race between Matt Puempel, forever a last cut by this team, Malte Stromwall, the surprise candidate, or Robin Kovacs, the speedy more Grabner-esque candidate. Outside candidates include Tomas Vincour, who will not be renewed by the club if he doesn't make the team, or rookies Carl Grundstrom and Tyler Benson.

Preseason Lines
LW C RW
Kovacs 82 Zibanejad 88 Buchnevich 85
Puempel 82 Hayes 87 Stromwall 81
Caggiula 81 Pirri 83 Fast 84
Benson 78 Lindberg 84 Vincour 80
Grundstrom 77

LD RD
Del Zotto 83 Skjei 85
Bigras 85 Graves 80
Tinordi 81 Clendening 81
DeMelo 79

Starter Backup
Skapski 79 Vehvilainen 79

Preseason
Game Score NYR Goals Goalie Game Notes
1 (PHI) 4-1 PHI Buchnevich (1) Skapski [40:00] (.789 SV%) (6.00 GAA), Vehvilainen [20:00] (1.000 SV%) (0.00 GAA)
2 (PIT) 3-1 NYR Fast (1), Vincour (1), Pirri (1) Skapski (.952 SV%) (1.00 GAA)
3 (NYI) 3-2 NYR (OT) Bigras (1), Hayes (1), Tinordi (1) Skapski (.942 SV%) (1.96 GAA)
4 (CBJ) 4-1 NYR Hayes (2), Caggiula (1), Lindberg (1), Del Zotto (1) Vehvilainen (.965 SV%) (1.00 GAA) Cuts to be made.

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BREAKING NEWS: Tyler Benson among cuts made after 4 games.
Tyler Benson (F), Carl Grundstrom (F) and Dylan Demelo (D) were the only cuts after 4 games. Each will be returned to the Hartford Wolf Pack of the AHL.

Mats Zuccarello, Derek Stepan and Ryan McDonagh were called up meet roster requirements.
Updated Preseason Lines
LW C RW
Caggiula 81 Zibanejad 88 Buchnevich 85
Kovacs 82 Hayes 87 Zuccarello 87
Puempel 82 Pirri 83 Fast 84
Stromwall 81 Lindberg 84 Vincour 80
Stepan 90

LD RD
Del Zotto 83 Skjei 85
Bigras 85 Graves 80
Tinordi 81 Clendening 81
McDonagh 90

Starter Backup
Vehvilainen 79 Skapski 79

Preseason cont.
Game Score NYR Goals Goalie Game Notes
5 (WSH) 5-2 NYR Caggiula (2), Lindberg (2), Bigras (2), Tinordi (2), Pirri (2) Vehvilainen (.900 SV%) (2.00 GAA)
6 (NJD) 6-2 NYR Clendening (1), Zibanejad (1), Buchnevich (2,3), Kovacs (1), Pirri (3) Vehvilainen (.945 SV%) (2.00 GAA) Cuts being made.

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BREAKING NEWS: Tomas Vincour, Malte Stromwall headline cuts made by Rangers after all but 1 preseason game.
Tomas Vincour will not play for the Rangers, or probably any NHL team after failing to make the Rangers in 3 consecutive years. MacKenzie Skapski was cut after being beat out by Veini Vehvilainen for the backup job...he will start in the minors. Malte Stromwall failed to register a goal, but impressed with smart decision and speed...GM Brant King released a statement about him after the cut:
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Malte did nothing wrong. Goals aren't the only thing a young guy like him can contribute. He has speed, smarts and defensvie prowess. He has a bright future in this league, hopefully with us. As for now, we just have too much depth up front for him to make our club.
No cuts were made on defense, but Marc Staal was called up so the Rangers only have 1 cut to make. With Dan Girardi not being called up, it can be assumed he will be traded before the season begins.
Updated Preseason Lines
LW C RW
Caggiula 81 Zibanejad 88 Buchnevich 85
Kovacs 82 Hayes 87 Zuccarello 87
Puempel 82 Pirri 83 Fast 84
Kreider 87 Lindberg 84 Nash 86
Stepan 89

LD RD
Del Zotto 83 Skjei 85
Bigras 85 Graves 80
Tinordi 81 Clendening 81
McDonagh 90 Staal 87

Starter Backup
Lundqvist 90 Vehvilainen 79

Preseason cont.
Game Score NYR Goals Goalie Game Notes
7 (CAR) 5-4 CAR (SO) Bigras (3), Fast (2), Caggiula (3), Hayes (3) Lundqvist (.882 SV%) (3.69 GAA) Depth forward announcement to be made, final cuts on D.

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BREAKING NEWS: Jarred Tinordi final cut, Kovacs to start season as 13th forward.
The Rangers have finalized their roster. After much deliberation GM Brant King made the announcement:
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This was the most difficult decision I've had to make as GM of this team. Ryan Graves impressed tremendously, so we had to cut Jarred. He had a wonderful preseason for us, we just feel like Graves foot speed is a bit better. Adam Clendening will be our 7th D and Robin Kovacs will start the year as our depth forward, but him and Matt Puempel will alternate in and out.

On another note, Dan Girardi will start the season in the AHL while we search for trade options. This is nothing against Dan, he's given his heart and soul to this team his whole career. He's the definition of a warrior. We just feel organizationally, at this time, we need to head in a separate direction. I will do my best to find Dan the best possible situation for his career.
Opening Night Lines
LW C RW
Hayes 87 Stepan 89 Nash 86
Kreider 87 Zibanejad 88 Zuccarello 87
Caggiula 81 Lindberg 83 Buchnevich 85
Puempel 82 Pirri 83 Fast 84
Kovacs 82

LD RD
Bigras 85 McDonagh 90
Staal 87 Graves 80
Del Zotto 83 Skjei 85
Clendening 81

Starter Backup
Lundqvist 90 Vehvilainen 79

First Half in Review

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Game 5/82: October 23rd, 2018
BREAKING NEWS: Brady Skjei injured, out until late December.
Clendening to place Skjeis spot in lineup.

Updated Lines
LW C RW
Hayes 87 Stepan 89 Nash 86
Kreider 87 Zibanejad 88 Zuccarello 87
Caggiula 81 Lindberg 83 Buchnevich 85
Kovacs 82 Pirri 83 Fast 84
Puempel 82

LD RD
Bigras 85 McDonagh 90
Staal 87 Graves 80
Del Zotto 83 Clendening 81
Skjei 85*

Starter Backup
Lundqvist 90 Vehvilainen 79
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Game 25/82: December 7th, 2018
BREAKING NEWS: Rick Nash suffers concussion, out until February.
The Rangers season is getting derailed by injuries. Both Skjei and Nash have concussions and the Rangers don't have much depth left. Matt Puempel comes into lineup.

Updated Lines
LW C RW
Hayes 87 Stepan 89 Puempel 82
Kreider 87 Zibanejad 88 Zuccarello 87
Caggiula 81 Lindberg 83 Buchnevich 85
Kovacs 82 Pirri 83 Fast 84
Nash 86*

LD RD
Bigras 85 McDonagh 90
Staal 87 Graves 80
Del Zotto 83 Clendening 81
Skjei 85*

Starter Backup
Lundqvist 90 Vehvilainen 79
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Game 27/82: December 25th, 2018
In light of yet another injury to forward Robin Kovacs, Tomas Vincour has gotten a call up he never expected. Vincour will join Stepan and Hayes on top line while Drake Caggiula slides down to 3rd line with Lindberg and Buchnevich.

Brady Skjei has returned from his concussion.

Updated Lines
LW C RW
Hayes 87 Stepan 89 Vincour 80
Kreider 87 Zibanejad 88 Zuccarello 87
Caggiula 81 Lindberg 83 Buchnevich 85
Puempel 82 Pirri 83 Fast 84
Nash 86* Kovacs 82*

LD RD
Staal 87 Skjei 85
McDonagh 90 Graves 80
Del Zotto 83 Bigras 85
Clendening 81

Starter Backup
Lundqvist 90 Vehvilainen 79
New York Rangers
Record Home Away GFPG GAPG PP% PK% Division Conference NHL Playoffs?
22-18-1 10-8-1 12-10-0 2.78 (14th) 2.59 (T-7th) 19.4% (18th) 86.2% (2nd) 6th 8th 14th Yes...

My game froze so I had to restart season....not doing explanations for players you can tell how they're doing relatively by their stats... sorry!!

Scoring
Player Goals Assists Points
Pavel Buchnevich 13 24 37
Derek Stepan 14 22 36
Mika Zibanejad 11 21 32
Mats Zuccarello 8 19 27
Drake Caggiula 11 12 23
Kevin Hayes 10 12 22Rick Nash
Chris Kreider (40 GP) 7 15 22
Brandon Pirri 7 11 18
Oscar Lindberg 5 12 17
Ryan McDonagh 5 11 16
Rick Nash (25 GP) 5 7 12
Marc Staal 3 7 10
Matt Puempel (29 GP) 1 7 8
Michael Del Zotto 5 3 8
Brady Skjei (11 GP) 0 6 6
Jesper Fast 3 3 6
Chris Bigras 2 4 6
Robin Kovacs (23 GP) 0 6 6
Tomas Vincour (6 GP) 1 2 3
Ryan Graves 1 1 2
Adam Clendening (30 GP) 2 0 2

Goalies
Goalie Record SV% GAA
Henrik Lundqvist 19-11-1 .925 SV% 2.26 GAA
Veini Vehvilainen 3-7-0 .897 SV% 3.23 GAA

Updated Lines
LW C RW
Hayes 87 Stepan 89 Vincour 80
Caggiula 82 Zibanejad 88 Zuccarello 86
Kreider 87 Lindberg 83 Buchnevich 85
Kovacs 82 Pirri 83 Fast 84
Puempel 82 Nash 86*

LD RD
Staal 87 Bigras 85
McDonagh 90 Graves 80
Del Zotto 83 Skjei 85
Clendening 81

Starter Backup
Lundqvist 89 Vehvilainen 79

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Game 46/82: January 18th, 2019
BREAKING NEWS: Rangers injury problems continue, Pirri sprains mcl (1 month)
Here are the updated lines:

Updated Lines
LW C RW
Hayes 87 Stepan 89 Vincour 80
Caggiula 82 Zibanejad 88 Zuccarello 86
Kreider 87 Lindberg 83 Buchnevich 85
Kovacs 82 Fast 84 Puempel 82
Pirri 83* Nash 86*

LD RD
Staal 87 Bigras 85
McDonagh 90 Graves 80
Del Zotto 83 Skjei 85
Clendening 81

Starter Backup
Lundqvist 89 Vehvilainen 79
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Game 53/82: February 6th, 2019
BREAKING NEWS: Rick Nash returns from injury.
The 33 year old has only played 25 games this year, registering 12 points.

Updated Lines
LW C RW
Hayes 87 Stepan 89 Nash 86
Caggiula 82 Zibanejad 88 Zuccarello 86
Kreider 87 Lindberg 83 Buchnevich 85
Kovacs 82 Fast 84 Vincour 80
Puempel 82 Pirri 83*

LD RD
Staal 87 Bigras 85
McDonagh 90 Graves 80
Del Zotto 83 Skjei 85
Clendening 81

Starter Backup
Lundqvist 89 Vehvilainen 79
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BREAKING NEWS: Brandon Pirri reinjures mcl while training, out until late March.
Trade Deadline

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BREAKING NEWS: Rangers ship Del Zotto to Nashville for prospect, pick.
The Rangers rid themselves of a pending UFA who was having a difficult year. Michael Del Zotto was traded from New York to Los Angeles. Del Zotto might have a permanent spot in the Kings' lineup as they are weak on D. The Rangers received a 2nd round pick in return.

Trade Recap
To NYR To LAK
2nd 2019 Michael Del Zotto 83, 28
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BREAKING NEWS: Rangers acquire big depth defender Edmundson from Blues.
The Rangers needed a top 6 defender since Adam Clendening has showed an inability to play consistently. Joel Edmundson can play top 6 mins or if he struggles he can be used as the depth d. Good deal at the price of just a very unknown prospect.

Trade Recap
To NYR To STL
Joel Edmunston Valeri Bure 67, 21 (Med 7th D)

Player Profile
Player OVR Age Position Potential Player Type Years AAV GP, G-A-P Thoughts
Joel Edmundson 80 25 D Low Top 6 D Defensive Defenseman 2 .950M 76, 10-8-10 (AHL 2017-2018) 
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BREAKING NEWS: Rangers acquire Bobby Ryan, rid themselves of Dan Girardi.
In a huge deal, the Rangers swapped bad contracts with the Senators. With the Rangers having injury issues up front, and Rick Nash stuggling upon returning from his, they felt it was a need to acquire a scoring forward. Bobby Ryan is that. Although he is struggling, the Rangers got rid of Dan Girardi from their payroll in the minors. The Senators also acquire the Rangers 2019 1st round pick, Edmontons 2nd, and LA's 2nd. Many think the Rangers overpayed but that is what the cost is of acquiring a scoring forward and ridding yourself of an anchor.

Trade Recap
To NYR To OTT
Bobby Ryan Dan Girardi 83, 33
  1st 2019
  2nd 2019 (EDM)
  2nd 2019 (LA)

Player Profile
Player OVR Age Position Potential Player Type Years AAV GP, G-A-P Thoughts
Bobby Ryan 87 31 RW N/A Sniper 4 6.250M 62, 21-25-46

Updated Lines
LW C RW
Hayes 87 Stepan 89 Ryan 87
Caggiula 82 Zibanejad 88 Zuccarello 86
Kreider 87 Lindberg 83 Buchnevich 85
Kovacs 82 Fast 84 Nash 86
Puempel 82 Pirri 83* Vincour 80

LD RD
Staal 87 Bigras 85
McDonagh 90 Graves 80
Del Zotto 83 Skjei 85
Clendening 81

Starter Backup
Lundqvist 89 Vehvilainen 79
Season Recap

New York Rangers
Record Home Away GFPG GAPG PP% PK% Division Conference NHL Playoffs?
49-30-3 24-15-2 25-15-1 2.87 (5th) 2.38 (3rd) 19.9% (8th) 85.1% (3rd) 2nd 3rd 6th YES

My game froze so I had to restart season....not doing huge explanations for players (will give tiny notes) so you can tell how they're doing relatively by their stats... sorry!!

Scoring
Player Goals Assists Points Notes
Derek Stepan (80 GP) 25 44 69 Although a far cry from 80 points, this was due to the slow start to the year. Stepan was still Rangers best forward.
Pavel Buchnevich 24 42 66 INCREDIBLE season for young Russian. Bright future.
Bobby Ryan (20 GP) (7) 28 (13) 38 (20) 66 Was PPG player with Rangers, lived up to hype.
Mika Zibanejad 20 39 59 Career highs in points, starting to live up to contract.
Mats Zuccarello 14 39 53
Kevin Hayes 24 25 49
Chris Kreider (81 GP) 15 32 47 Has all the skills just can't put them together. That could be the story of Kreiders Rangers career. Could be traded in summer as he has failed to develop into 25 goal-55 point guy.
Oscar Lindberg (80 GP) 15 25 40 Great season for UFA, should get big deal.
Drake Caggiula 21 17 38 Great Broadway debut.
Ryan McDonagh 9 24 33 Just can't reach 40 points consistently, hurts UFA value.
Rick Nash (54 GP) 11 19 30 Difficult season for oft-injured star. Hopefully a rebound next season.
Robin Kovacs (64 GP) 8 15 23 Great season for fast rookie.
Brandon Pirri (48) 8 12 20  
Marc Staal 4 15 19
Jesper Fast 8 11 19 Tough season...whole 4th line struggled with loss of Grabs.
Matt Puempel (39 GP) 4 11 15 Was a -10. Difficult to play a guy with that bad of a rating.
Brady Skjei (52 GP) 1 13 14
Chris Bigras 5 8 13
Ryan Graves (78 GP) 1 5 6 Great rookie season. Played off side all year too! Valuable asset.
Tomas Vincour (25 GP) 2 4 6 Found way onto roster with injuries... strong showing could have earned 1 year contract.
Adam Clendening (48 GP) 3 1 4
Joel Edmundson (7 GP) 0 0 0

Goalies
Goalie Record SV% GAA Notes
Henrik Lundqvist 42-22-2 .926 SV% 2.21 GAA Great season.
Veini Vehvilainen 7-8-1 .910 SV% 2.65 GAA Struggled out of gate but settled in nicely during 2nd half.

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2018-2019 NHL Playoffs and 2019 NHL Offseason

2018-2019 NHL Playoffs



After a wonderful season for the Rangers in which they finished 2nd in their division, they face off against the Columbus Blue Jackets in Round 1. The Rangers are slight favorites heading in but will have difficulty against the Blue Jackets, who are the best defensive team in the league. If the Rangers forwards can score, they should be okay as the Jackets averaged a measly 2.49 GFPG which was last among playoff teams. Rangers had a difficult decision to make with Brandon Pirri, who has been cleared to play. They have put him scratched for Robin Kovacs on 4th line, but he should make it into lineup if Kovacs struggles. Tomas Vincour was sent to minors. Here is your series preview:

~ Head 2 Head: The Jackets took the first two, Rangers took the last 2. We have a tie.Adv. ///
~ Leading Scorers: Derek Stepan and his 69 points beat Bjorkstrand and his 55. Adv. Rangers
~ Goaltending: Henrik Lundqvist and his 36-37 year old season toppled 1st year starter Korpisalo's (Bob is backup) numbers. Adv. Rangers


Playoff Lines
Updated Lines
LW C RW
Nash 86 Stepan 89 Ryan 87
Caggiula 82 Zibanejad 88 Zuccarello 86
Kreider 87 Hayes 87 Buchnevich 85
Pirri 83 Lindberg 83 Fast 84
Kovacs 82 Puempel 82

LD RD
Staal 87 Bigras 85
McDonagh 90 Graves 81
Skjei 85 Clendening 81
Edmundson 81

Starter Backup
Lundqvist 89 Vehvilainen 79

Round 1 vs. Blue Jackets
Game Score NYR Goals Goalie Game Notes
1 2-1 CBJ (OT) Hayes (1) Lundqvist (.923 SV%) (1.82 GAA)
2 5-0 CBJ Lundqvist (.861 SV%) (5.00 GAA) Offensive changes made.
3 4-2 NYR Caggiula (1), Nash (1,2), Zuccarello (1) Lundqvist (.889 SV%) (2.00 GAA)
4 5-3 NYR Kreider (1,2), Bigras (1), Lindberg (1), Zuccarello (2) Lundqvist (.900 SV%) (3.00 GAA)
5 6-3 NYR Fast (1), Caggiula (2), Zuccarello (3), Buchnevich (1), Hayes (2), Nash (3) Lundqvist (.912 SV%) (3.00 GAA)
6 3-2 NYR (OT) Caggiula (3), Staal (1), Hayes (3) Lundqvist (.935 SV%) (1.67 GAA) HAYES IN OT!!! RANGERS ARE ONTO ROUND 2!

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Series Recpa
The Rangers gave everyone a scare after a 5-0 thumping in game 2 but got their ass in gear for the rest of the series winning 4 straight en route to a victory. Henrik Lundqvist struggled a bit, but he found his way over the last 2 games. Chris Kreider was great for the Rangers finding chemistry with Kevin Hayes and Pavel Buchnevich after the line changes.

Top 5 Scoring
Player Goals Assists Points
Chris Kreider 2 5 7
Kevin Hayes 3 3 6
Mats Zuccarello 3 3 6
Rick Nash 3 2 5
Ryan McDonagh 0 4 4

Goalies
Goalie Record SV% GAA
Henrik Lundqvist 4-2 .904 SV% 2.54 GAA


The Rangers handled the Jackets in Round 1 and now they get the Hurricanes in Round 2. The Canes knocked off the division winning Islanders, so they are a force to be reckoned with. Derek Stepan will have to improve for the Rangers to continue to move on, as will Henrik Lundqvist. The Canes were potent goal scorers in the regular season but struggled to keep the puck out of their net. This series could be wildly unpredictable. Here is your series preview:

~ Head 2 Head: The Canes won 3/5 against the Rangers to take the series. Adv. Canes
~ Leading Scorers: Derek Stepan and his 69 points were edged out by Teravainen and his 70.. Adv. Canes
~ Goaltending: In a battle of 35+ year olds, Lundqvist's .926 beat Ward's .912. Adv. Rangers


Updated Playoff Lines
Updated Lines
LW C RW
Caggiula 82 Stepan 89 Ryan 87
Zuccarello 86 Zibanejad 88 Nash 86
Kreider 87 Hayes 87 Buchnevich 85
Pirri 83 Lindberg 83 Fast 84
Kovacs 82 Puempel 82

LD RD
Staal 87 Bigras 85
McDonagh 90 Graves 81
Skjei 85 Clendening 81
Edmundson 81

Starter Backup
Lundqvist 89 Vehvilainen 79

Round 1 vs. Blue Jackets
Game Score NYR Goals Goalie Game Notes
1 2-1 CAR Caggiula (4) Lundqvist (.935 SV%) (2.03 GAA) Pirri in on 4th line for Kovacs, other lines shuffled.
2 2-1 CAR Buchnevich (2) Lundqvist (.931 SV%) (2.04 GAA)
3 5-1 CAR Ryan (1) Lundqvist (.839 SV%) (5.00 GAA) Offense sputtering, Rangers change lines yet again. Clendening out, Edmundson in.
4 4-2 CAR Buchnevich (3), Hayes (4) Lundqvist (.862 SV%) (4.08 GAA) Rangers season is over. Lundqvist contemplating retirement.

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Series Recap
In a disappointing end to the season, and possibly Henrik Lundqvist's career, the Rangers were swept by the WC Carolina Hurricanes. Derek Stepan went goalless in these playoffs.

Top 5 Scoring
Player Goals Assists Points
Chris Kreider 2 6 8
Kevin Hayes 4 4 8
Mats Zuccarello 3 4 7
Rick Nash 3 2 5
Ryan McDonagh 0 4 4
Bobby Ryan 1 3 4
Mika Zibanejad 0 4 4
Drake Caggiula 4 0 4
Derek Stepan 0 4 4

Goalies
Goalie Record SV% GAA
Henrik Lundqvist 4-6 .899 SV% 2.83 GAA
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LEAGUE NEWS: St Louis Blues win Stanley Cup for first time in Franchise history.
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LEAGUE NEWS: Nashville Predators win NHL Draft Lottery.
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BREAKING NEWS: Rangers will draft 10th overall, via Calgary Flames draft pick.
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BREAKING NEWS: Henrik Lundqvist announces retirement, finishes with 474 career wins.
The Rangers franchise netminder finally won his Stanley Cup before he retired and finished with 1 Vezina win.
NHL Entry Draft

Draft Recap
Round Pick Player Overall Age Position(s) Potential Player Type
1 10 Nikolai Loktionov 60 17 D Med Top 6 D Offensive Defenseman
2 21 Mika Kaltainen 62 18 RW Low Top 9 F Power Forward
3 10 Ronald Percy 60 17 C Med Bottom 6 F Playmaker
3 21 Boris Glebov 60 18 LW Med Bottom 6 F Sniper
4 21 Sergei Novoseltev 60 17 G Med Backup Stand-up
5 21 Dean Smaby 60 18 G Med Backup Stand-up
6 21 Lassi Lehtinen 64 20 G Low Backup Hybrid
7 21 Riley McKay 60 20 C Low AHL Top 6 F Power Forward

The Rangers drafted well in this draft. In a draft that was inexplicably shallow, the Rangers got a young defenseman who should develop into an offensive specialist. They also drafted 2 young forwards who should aid their bottom 6 in the future and drafted 3 goalies in wake of Lundqvist's retirement. All 3 goalies project to become backups in the league some day.

Re-sign Phase



The Rangers had 21M$ heading into the re-sign phase with 5 NHL UFA's to sign, including captain Ryan McDonagh and fan favorite Mats Zuccarello; and 4 NHL RFA's to sign, highlighted by Pavel Buchnevich.

Player Decision
Ryan McDonagh Re-sign ->
Mats Zuccarello Re-sign
Michael Del Zotto Re-sign
Oscar Lindberg TBD -> Re-sign
Adam Clendening TBD -> Re-sign
Jarred Tinordi Test FA
Tomas Vincour TBD -> Test FA

Player Profile
Player OVR Age Position Potential Player Type Years AAV GP, G-A-P Thoughts
Ryan McDonagh (UFA) 90 30 D N/A 2 Way Defender 5 7.000M 82, 9-24-33 (2018-2019 NHL) Rangers lock up captain for twilight years of his career. Maybe a bit on the expensive side for a guy who doesn't hit 40 points.
Mats Zuccarello (UFA) 86 31 RW N/A Playmaker 3 4.500M 82, 14-39-53 (2018-2019 NHL) Same salary as last deal, one less year. Great deal.
Pavel Buchnevich (RFA) 86 24 RW Med Top 6 F Playmaker 8 5.500M 82, 24-42-66 (2018-2019 NHL) Rangers lock up young star on a great deal. By the end he should be their best forward.
Oscar Lindberg (UFA) 83 27 C/LW N/A Playmaker 3 2.150M 80, 15-25-40 (2018-2019 NHL) Resurgence last year for the Swede. Valuable depth piece in bottom 6 and on PK.
Malte Stromwall (RFA) 82 24 RW Med Top 9 F 2 Way Forward 2 1.450M 76, 10-44-54 (2018-2019 AHL) Malte Stromwall has an inside track to make the team this year. This contract is a testament to the faith management has in him.
Robin Kovacs (RFA) 81 22 LW Med Top 9 F Sniper 2 .875M 64, 8-15-23 (2018-2019 NHL) Impressed during rookie season in NHL. Should have a good shot at 4th line spot.
Adam Clendening (UFA) 80 26 D Med Top 6 D Offensive Defenseman 1 .975M 48, 3-1-4 (2018-2019 NHL) Clendening struggled last season and this is a contract that puts pressure on him to perform.
Ryan Gropp (RFA) 78 22 LW Med Top 9 F Power Forward 2 1.300M 76, 19-29-48 (2018-2019 AHL) Questionable contract for a guy who has never even been to an NHL camp yet. They must have confidence he'll contribute in the second year, but it doesn't look like he has a lane to the roster in year 1.
Nikita Popugaev (UNSIGNED) 74 20 LW Med Top 6 F Power Forward 3 .925M N/A Rangers best forward prospect, no question to sign him.
William Wilkman (UNSIGNED) 74 21 LW Med Bottom 6 F 2 Way Forward 3 .850M N/A Projects to be depth guy in NHL.
Tom Hedberg (UNSIGNED) 70 19 D Med Top 6 D 2 Way Defender 3 .800M N/A Future bottom pairing defender
Jouka Juhola (UNSIGNED) 68 21 C Low Bottom 6 F 2 Way Forward 3 .775M N/A Unpredictable prospect, Rangers took a chance on him.
Brandon Halverson (RFA) 79 23 G Med Starter Hybrid 2 .900M (39GP, 20W-17L-2OTL) (.913 SV%) (2.50 GAA) [2018-2019 AHL] Rangers brass has this guy as the heir to Lundqvist. Ideall they wanted Lundqvist around for 1 more year, but Halverson could be forced into battle for starter now.
MacKenize Skapski (RFA) 79 25 G Med Backup Hybrid 2 .875M (42GP, 20W-16L-1OTL) (.913 SV%) (2.42 GAA) [2018-2019 AHL] Has a difficult path to NHL with Halverson and Vehvilainen in his way.

Free Agency

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BREAKING NEWS: Rangers and Wild make mutually beneficial trade.
The Rangers needed an experienced goalie there was no question. Brandon Pirri had fallen out of favor in New York after an injury riddled season. This worked wonderfully. Darcy Kuemper was being supplanted as backup by a prospect and Brandon Pirri was being pushed down the depth chart by prospects.

Trade Recap
To NYR To MIN
Darcy Kuemper Brandon Pirri 82, 28

Player Profile
Player OVR Age Position Potential Player Type Years AAV GP, G-A-P Thoughts
Darcy Kuemper 82 29 G N/A Hybrid 2 .950M (10GP, 4W-4L-4OTL) (.914 SV%) (2.74 GAA) Kuemper could be the Rangers starter this season.
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BREAKING NEWS: Leafs don't match Rangers offer sheet for RFA Frederik Gauthier.
The Rangers have signed big center Frederik Gauthier to a 2 year deal at 2M/season. Gauthier looks to be a bottom 6 F in New York. Given the small salary at stake, the Rangers were required to supply their 3rd Round pick as compensation.

Player Profile
Player OVR Age Position Potential Player Type Years AAV GP, G-A-P Thoughts
Frederik Gauthier 82 24 LW/C Med Top 9 F 2 Way Forward 2 2.000M 82, 8-11-19 (2018-2019 NHL)
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BREAKING NEWS: Rangers continue to stock forward depth, sign Matt Nieto.
Without Henrik Lundqvist, the Rangers plan seems to be outscore opponents. Matt Nieto, the former Shark, agreed to a 3 year deal with the club.

Player Profile
Player OVR Age Position Potential Player Type Years AAV GP, G-A-P Thoughts
Matt Nieto 83 26 LW Med Top 9 F 3 1.250M 13, 0-2-2 (2018-2019 NHL)  
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I have a problem with NHL Legacy on Xbox 360. I edited some players for the draft, saved the roster. Then i closed the game and came back, they were back to their original ratings and potential. Help please
Save your changes, and then make sure your saved rosters are the active roster.

Then, when starting a new GM, make sure that rosters are set to Current

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Preseason

The Kings have a pretty forward core with depth throughout the lineup. I am happy with both the 70's line and the third line, as they both are capable of scoring goals and holding their own defensively. The fourth line will wear the opposition down with hard tackles, but won't be depended on offensively. I might be looking into options to add some offense to the fourth line.

The only hole I see is 1LW. Kopitar and Brown are apparently bestest buddies, so they'll start off on the same line, but I'm afraid Nick Shore won't be able to keep up. I'll be looking into options that could immediately strengthen that position.


Our defensive core is obviously led by our 26 year old #1D Drew Doughty. He has three years left @7M, and will probably be looking for a raise after that. All three pairings have a guy that can carry the puck and make a good first pass. Greene brings depth if somebody is not performing up to expectations.



Free Agent Signings

Name Position Age Overall Contract Role
D. Roy C/LW 33 81 1 x $0.6M 1LW
D. Jones RW 32 81 1 x $0.6M 4RW
D. Hrachovina G 22 68 1 x $0.575M Prospect


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Derek Roy will get a shot next to Kopitar. He has good offensive stats, so he might be able to give something to the first line. Kopitar and Brown will be able to cover his defensive shortcomings. If Roy doesn't work out on the first line, he will become the #1C in Ontario.

David Jones will play the preseason on the fourth line next to King and Lewis. Hopefully he will be able to produce, otherwise he will become a depth forward.



LW C RW
Roy 81 Kopitar 93 Brown 84
Pearson 84 Carter 89 Toffoli 87
Gaborik 85 Dowd 81 Purcell 83
King 82 Lewis 82 Jones 81
Clifford 81 Andreoff 80

LD RD
McNabb 85 Doughty 94
Muzzin 88 Scuderi 82
Forbort 82 Martinez 87
Greene 80

Starter Backup
Quick 93 Budaj 79

Cap space: $3.600M

Legend: In the last year of their deal.


Preseason Games

Opponent Result
SJS 5-1
VAN 2-1
@EDM 1-0
@ARZ 4-3 SOW
@CGY 2-1
ANA 3-0
 
Record 6-0-0


Scoring

Player GP Goals Assists Points
Toffoli 6 5 2 7
Carter 6 2 5 7
Muzzin 6 2 2 4
Pearson 6 1 3 4
Kopitar 6 2 1 3
Gaborik 6 0 3 3
 
Roy 4 0 2 2
Jones 4 0 1 1

We couldn't have had a better start to this season. Going 6-0-0 during any stretch of the season is great, but to start off that way is nothing else than excellent. The 70's line was responsible for most of the scoring, which was expected, but the first line got some goals as well. Derek Roy was able to get 2 assists in four games, so the jury is still out on him.

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LW C RW
Mersch 80 Shore 81 Setoguchi 79
Nolan 80 Kubalik 72 Moller 76
Kempe 79 Sutter 73 Hensick 75
Herr 71 Brodzinski 70 Auger 73

LD RD
Gravel 77 Trotman 80
LoVerde 73 Gilbert 81
Schilling 70 LaDue 72

Starter Backup
Zatkoff 77 Campbell 73


Top Prospects

Name Position Age Overall Contract Potential
M. Mersch LW 23 80 1 x $0.79M Top 9 F
S. Watson RW/C 20 66 3 x $0.705M Top 9 F
E. Cernak RD 19 60 3 x $0.735M Top 6 D
J. Moverare LD 18 56 3 x $0.69M Top 6 D
K. Gravel LD 24 77 1 x $0.925M Top 6 D
J. Campbell G 24 73 2x $0.615M Backup



Top prospect Michael Mersch


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Regular Season up to TDL

Date Record Points Goals Assists Quick Actions
Nov. 1st 6-2-1 Toffoli (9) Dowd (6) Pearson (6) 2.48 / .918
Dec. 1st 15-6-2 Kopitar (22) Carter (11) Doughty (14) 1.99 / .936 Clifford & Greene dressed. Lewis & Scuderi scratched.
Jan. 1st 21-12-4 Kopitar (28) Carter (13) Doughty (18) 2.06 / .934 Andreoff dressed. Clifford scratched.
ASG 28-17-4 Kopitar (36) Carter (17) Doughty (25) 2.16 / .930


TRADE

OUT IN TEAM
P. Budaj 80 A. Nilsson 81 Buffalo
J. Friend 55  



Anders Nilsson is an upgrade over Budaj, who has posted a 3.02 GAA & .902 SV% in 13GP.
Buffalo gets a long shot dman prospect for a pending UFA.


Date Record Points Goals Assists Quick Actions
TDL 38-20-5 Kopitar (49) Carter (23) Doughty (32) 2.18 / .927

Pacific Division

Place Team Record Points
1 Los Angeles Kings 38-20-5 81
2 San Jose Sharks 37-19-6 80
3 Edmonton Oilers 33-25-6 72
4 Vancouver Canucks 30-24-8 68
5 Calgary Flames 29-27-8 66
6 Anaheim Ducks 29-28-6 64
7 Arizona Coyotes 26-27-9 61

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Trade Deadline

Biggest need - 1LW

Derek Roy has not been able to produce enough on the first line. He has 26 points in 63 games and is a minus player.


Possible Targets

Name Position Age Overall Contract Role Stats
B. Pirri LW 25 82 1 x $1.100M Sniper 11 + 13 = 24
M. Puempel LW 25 80 1 x $0.900M Sniper 15 + 12 = 27
R. Boucher LW 23 82 1 x $0.715M Sniper 11 + 12 = 23



Rangers wants: 2nd line FWD, Top 4 DEF & 3rd CHK line FWD
(Purcell, King, Lewis, Shore, Roy, Gilbert, Trotman, Greene & Andreoff)

Canucks wants: 3rd CHK line FWD, Top 6 DEF & 4th line FWD
(King, Lewis, Andreoff, Gilbert, Greene & Trotman)

LW C RW
Roy 82 Kopitar 93 Brown 85
Pearson 85 Carter 89 Toffoli 87
Gaborik 85 Dowd 81 Purcell 83
King 83 Andreoff 81 Jones 82
Clifford 80 Lewis 82

LD RD
McNabb 85 Doughty 94
Muzzin 89 Greene 81
Forbort 82 Martinez 87
Scuderi 78  

Starter Backup
Quick 93 Nilsson 81


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Trade Deadline

TRADE


OUT IN
D. Roy 82 O. Lindberg 81
K. MacDermid 68 A. Clendening 80
4th (2017 WPG) 


Oscar Lindberg was unhappy in New York.

LW C RW
Lindberg 81 Kopitar 93 Brown 85
Pearson 85 Carter 89 Toffoli 87
Gaborik 85 Dowd 81 Purcell 83
King 83 Andreoff 81 Jones 82
Clifford 80 Lewis 82

LD RD
McNabb 85 Doughty 94
Muzzin 89 Greene 81
Forbort 82 Martinez 87
Scuderi 78 Clendening 80

Starter Backup
Quick 93 Nilsson 81
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Regular Season Climax

Date Record Points Goals Assists Quick
April 10th 50-26-6 Kopitar (72) Carter (28) Kopitar, Doughty (45) 2.20 / .926

Oscar Lindberg scored 18 points (5g 13a) in 19 games after the trade. Anze Kopitar scored 23 points with Lindberg on his wing.



Oscar Lindberg's arrival elevated Anze Kopitar's game.

Pacific Division

Place Team Record Points
1 Y Los Angeles Kings 50-26-6 106
2 X San Jose Sharks 46-30-6 98
3 X Vancouver Canucks 40-31-11 91
4 X Edmonton Oilers 41-34-4 89
5 Anaheim Ducks 40-35-7 87
6 Calgary Flames 36-36-10 82
7 Arizona Coyotes 34-36-12 80
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2017 NHL Playoffs


LW C RW
Lindberg 82 Kopitar 94 Brown 85
Pearson 85 Carter 89 Toffoli 87
Gaborik 85 Dowd 81 Purcell 83
King 83 Andreoff 81 Jones 82
Clifford 80 Lewis 82

LD RD
McNabb 85 Doughty 95
Muzzin 88 Greene 81
Forbort 83 Martinez 87
Scuderi 78 Clendening 80

Starter Backup
Quick 93 Nilsson 81


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Round 1




Game 1

Team 1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period OT Score
Kings Doughty (1), Toffoli (1) Kopitar (1) Brown (1) 4
Blues Schwartz Tarasenko, Reaves 3

Game 2

Team 1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period OT Score
Kings Kopitar (2) Gaborik (1) 2
Blues Tarasenko, Tarasenko Fabbri, Lehtera 4

Game 3

Team 1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period OT Score
Kings Pearson (1) 1
Blues Yakuopov Fabbri 2

Game 4

Team 1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period OT Score
Kings 0
Blues Tarasenko 1

Game 5

Team 1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period OT Score
Kings Lindberg (1) King (1), Carter (1), Kopitar (3), Toffoli (2) 5
Blues Stastny Bouwmeester 2

Game 6

Team 1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period OT Score
Kings Kopitar (4) Toffoli (3), Purcell (1), McNabb (1) 4
Blues Pietrangelo 1

Game 7

Team 1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period OT Score
Kings Carter (2) Kopitar (5), Toffoli (4) 3
Blues Steen, Lehtera 2
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Round 2




Game 1

Team 1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period OT Score
Kings Dowd (1) Toffoli (5) 2
Sharks Pavelski, Meier Couture 3

Game 2

Team 1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period OT Score
Kings Lindberg (2) Carter (2) 2
Sharks Ward Thornton Marleau 3

Game 3

Team 1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period OT Score
Kings Carter (3), Purcell (2) Dowd (2), Kopitar (6) Kopitar (7) 5
Sharks Hertl, Karlsson Karlsson 3

Game 4

Team 1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period OT Score
Kings Gaborik (1), Toffoli (6) Andreoff (1) Purcell (3) 4
Sharks Spaling Boedker Martin 3

Game 5

Team 1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period OT Score
Kings Pearson (2), Gaborik (2), Pearson (3) Carter (4), King (2) 5
Sharks 0

Game 6

Team 1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period OT Score
Kings Gaborik (3) 1
Sharks Ward, Marleau 2

Game 7

Team 1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period OT Score
Kings Purcell (4) Brown (2), Gaborik (4) 3
Sharks Burns 1
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Western Conference Finals




Game 1

Team 1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period OT Score
Kings Toffoli (7) 1
Predators Forsberg Fiddler 2

Game 2

Team 1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period OT Score
Kings Purcell (5) 1
Predators Zetterberg Neal Salomaki 3

Game 3

Team 1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period OT Score
Kings Gaborik (5) Doughty (2), Gaborik (6) 3
Predators 0

Game 4

Team 1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period OT Score
Kings Doughty (3) Lindberg (3), Purcell (6) 3
Predators Smith   1

Game 5

Team 1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period OT Score
Kings Brown (3), Jones (2) Dowd (2) Kopitar (8) 4
Predators Neal, Zetterberg Forsberg 3

Game 6

Team 1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period OT Score
Kings Kopitar (9), Lindberg (4) 2
Predators 0
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Stanley Cup Finals




Game 1

Team 1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period OT Score
Kings Toffoli (8) Forbort (1), Brown (4) King (3) 4
Canadiens Terry 1

Game 2

Team 1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period OT Score
Kings 0
Canadiens Galchenyuk, de la Rose Plekanec, Desharnais 4

Game 3

Team 1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period OT Score
Kings Carter (5), Gaborik (7) 2
Canadiens Weber Shaw Danault 3

Game 4

Team 1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period OT Score
Kings Toffoli (9), Dowd (3) 2
Canadiens Plekanec   1

Game 5

Team 1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period OT Score
Kings Kopitar (10) Carter (4), King (2) 1
Canadiens Desharnais Byron, Plekanec 3

Game 6

Team 1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period OT Score
Kings Andreoff (2), Dowd (4), Brown (5) Pearson (4) 4
Canadiens Gallagher 1

Game 7

[table] Team | 1st Period | 2nd Period | 3rd Period | OT | Score
Kings | Jones (3) | Doughty (4), Greene (1), Kopitar (11)| Toffoli (10), Andreoff (3) | | 6
Canadiens | | | Redmond | Pacioretty | 2[/table]
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Playoff Scoring

Player Goals Assists Points
A. Kopitar 11 15 26
A. Ovechkin 10 10 20
T. Pearson 4 16 20
N. Backstrom 6 13 19
D. Doughty 4 15 19
S. Weber 2 17 19
T. Plekanec 7 11 19
T. Toffoli 10 7 17
N. Gaborik 8 9 17
D. Brown 5 12 17

Team Awards

Award Team
Stanley Cup Los Angeles Kings
Presidents' Trophy Washington Capitals
Clarence S. Campbell Los Angeles Kings
Prince of Wales Montreal Canadiens

Player Awards

Award Player
Art Ross T. Seguin (Dallas) 97 points
Hart T. Seguin (Dallas)
Norris J. Carlson (Washington) 68 points
Lady Byng Claude Giroux (Philadelphia)
Calder A. Matthews (Toronto)
Conn Smythe J. Quick (Los Angeles) 1.98 / .935%
Vezina B. Holtby (Washington) 2.14 / .928%
Will M. Jennings M. Jones (San Jose) 2.10 / .928%
Bill Masterton R. Hainsey (Carolina)
Frank J. Selke J. Staal (Carolina)
Ted Lindsay T. Seguin (Dallas)
Maurice Richard V. Tarasenko (St. Louis) 50 goals

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Offseason 2017

Retired Players

Name Position GP Goals Assists Points
R. Scuderi LD 806 9 102 111


Los Angeles Kings 2017-2018 Projected Lineup

Players under contract / RFA

LW C RW
Lindberg 83 Kopitar 93 Brown 85
Pearson 85 Carter 89 Toffoli 87
Gaborik 85 Dowd 81 xxx
xxx Andreoff 81 xxx
Clifford 80 Lewis 82

LD RD
McNabb 85 Doughty 95
Muzzin 88 Greene 81
Forbort 83 Martinez 87
xxx xxx

Starter Backup
Quick 93 xxx


NHL Entry Draft 2017

Kings' Draft Picks

Pick Name Position Potential Comment
30 O. Tippett RW Sniper Top 6 F BPA
40 M. DiPietro Goalie Fringe Starter Traded up (pick #60 & C. Reddekopp)
90 N. Andersen C TWF Top 9 F
120 J. Galvas RD TWD 7th D
122 R Salo LD TWD 7th D
150 M. Malakhov C TWF Top 9 F
180 D. Marmenlind Goalie Fringe Starter
210 W Wikman LW TWF Bottom 6 F

The Kings' prospect pool is one of the worst in the NHL, so getting some depth was nice. Mike DiPietro has great potential, so I think trading up for him was wise.


Notable Re-Signings

Name Overall Position Contract Age
T. Toffoli 87 2RW 6 x $5.250M 25
T. Pearson 85 2LW 4 x $3.500M 24
O. Lindberg 83 1LW 3 x $2.350M 25
A. Andreoff 81 4C 2 x $1.200M 26
A. Nilsson 81 Backup G 2 x $1.050M 27
D. Jones 82 4RW 1 x $0.900M 32
M. Mersch 81 Depth LW 2 x $0.800M (2-way) 24
Z. Trotman 81 Depth RD 1 x $0.850M (2-way) 26
T. Gilbert 81 Depth RD 1 x $0.750M (2-way) 34
A. Clendening 80 Depth RD 1 x $0.800M (2-way) 24
D. Setoguchi 80 Depth RW 1 x $0.800M (2-way) 30
N. Shore 79 Depth C 2 x $0.850M (2-way) 24
K. Gravel 79 Depth LD 2 x $0.750M (2-way) 25

Cap Space: $1.720M

Released

Name Overall Position
D. King 83 4LW
T. Purcell 83 3RW

Dwight King can be replaced by Clifford/Nolan/Mersch/Kempe and Purcell wanted too much money.

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Free Agency 2017

TRADES


OUT IN
T. Lewis 79 5th (2018)


OUT IN
M. Greene 5th (2018)



Trevor Lewis & Matt Greene were traded for cap relief.

Free Agent Signings

Name Overall Position Contract Age
P. Berglund 83 3RW 1 x $3.250M 29
J. Tinordi 77 AHL Top 4 D 1 x $0.850M (2-way) 25
K. Gudlevskis 77 AHL G 1 x $0.750M (2-way) 24
A. Agozzino 76 AHL 3LW 1 x $0.700M (2-way) 26
A. Miele 74 AHL 2C 1 x $0.700M (2-way) 29
D. Warsofsky 75 AHL Top 4 D 1 x $0.700M (2-way) 27
J. Szwarz 74 AHL 4RW 1 x $0.700M (2-way) 26
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Los Angeles Kings 2017-2018 Lineup

LW C RW
Lindberg 85 Kopitar 93 Brown 85
Pearson 85 Carter 88 Toffoli 88
Gaborik 85 Dowd 81 Berglund 83
Kempe 84 Andreoff 82 Jones 82
Nolan 81 Clifford 81

LD RD
McNabb 85 Doughty 95
Muzzin 88 Clendening 83
Forbort 85 Martinez 87
Trotman 81

Starter Backup
Quick 93 Nilsson 81


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BREAKING NEWS: Massive Shakeup in Minnesota Wild's Front Office



Major news coming out of the Minnesota Wild organization today as the team announced it had fired multiple members of the front office and management staff.

"We [ownership group] felt it was time for a change. We haven't seen what we've hoped to over the past few seasons, and we've lost confidence in that group, so we decided to make the change now"

That "change" involved multiple firings and hirings. Here is what is believed to be the new list of high-ranking positions:
PositionOldNew/Same
General ManagerChuck FletcherAndrew Brunette
Assistant General ManagerBrent FlahrBrian Rolston
President of Hockey OperationsN/APascal Dupuis
Head CoachBruce BoudreauNiklas Backstrom
Assistant CoachDarby HendricksonRon Wilson
Assistant CoachScott StevensScott Stevens
Assistant CoachJohn AndersonJohn Anderson

So if, as our sources are reporting, that list is correct, it seems that most of the new management will be made up of former players.

"This is a smart group of people, who we feel can lead the team in the right direction, and accomplish things that the previous people could not. I'm confident that one of those accomplishments will be finally bringing a Stanley Cup home to the state of hockey"

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