Rangers Roundup: Latest news and rumors for August 2023

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The New York Rangers offseason slowly marches on with the Rookie Series against the Philadelphia Flyers just several weeks away on September 15th and 16th. As we await the expected signing of Alexis Lafreniere to his bridge deal, let’s check out some of the stories you may have missed.

New York Rangers News and Rumors

Alexis Lafreniere says deal coming soon

In a recent interview with La Presse, the 21 year-old winger said that his agent and GM Chris Drury are progressing in discussions.

“It’s coming,” Alexis Lafreniere told La Presse. “My agent and the Rangers are in discussions, I hope it will be settled in the next few weeks.”

Lafreniere has posted just 91 points in 216 regular-season games thus far in his career. As the two sides work out the particulars of a new contract, many expect it to be a bridge deal for two years with an AAV of around $2.5 million.

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Ryan Lindgren rumors

Earlier this month, a lot of buzz was generated by a mailbag response from Arthur Staple of The Athletic. He answered a fan’s question regarding Lindgren’s pending contract expiration next summer and speculated that a long term deal of 7 to 8 years with an AAV in the neighborhood of $4 million seemed plausible. At the same time, any stall in negotiations could also mean just letting him walk.

Lindgren, 25, registered 29 points in 63 games this past season with a team leading +29 rating. He’s extremely popular among his teammates and forms the Rangers top pairing with Adam Fox. This summer, Forever Blueshirts featured the defenseman in an article as the team’s top glue guy.

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Rangers let two draft picks walk

The deadline to sign college draft picks was August 15th, and the team opted to let two draft picks walk. Forwards Riley Hughes and Eric Ciccolini were both removed off the Rangers reserve list per CapFriendly.

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Rangers skate for a good cause

Chris Kreider, Mika Zibanejad, Adam Fox, Jacob Trouba, Barclay Goodrow, and Jonathan Quick all skated in the Shoulder Check Showcase on August 3rd. In addition, former Blueshirts’ Kevin Shattenkirk, Martin St. Louis, along with Dave Maloney took part in the event.

Team St. Louis won in the shootout. The game honored the memory of Hayden Thorsen, who played for the Mid-Fairfield Junior Rangers.

For more information, check out the official website.

New York Rangers Features

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Forever Blueshirts has been pumping out some great daily content this offseason. Here’s a look at some stories you may find interesting.

Projecting the Rangers power play units

Artemi Panarin out for redemption

Filip Chytil set up for a breakout season

Rangers best and worse records by opponent in the salary cap era

New York Rangers History

Fans that enjoy taking a trips down memory lane will love NYR Greatest Hits! Check out what you missed and watch out for more in this summer reading series.

Jaromir Jagr sets single-season records

Mike Richter’s historic 1994 season

Vic Hadfield scores 50 goals

The Rangers celebrated the 29th anniversary of the 1994 Stanley Cup this past June. Check out our interview with winning GM, Neil Smith here.

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