Rangers Roundup: Relive 1994 Cup NHL94 style, Jeff Gorton on next steps, and more

News around the Rangers has shifted from sad (departure of Jesper Fast) to great (signing Alexis Lafreniere). Jeff Gorton addressed the media yesterday and we will get to that in a minute.

A brand new documentary is out called “Pixelated Heroes” which is all about the greatest hockey game ever made, EA SPORTS NHL 94. Check out the snippet below which retells the final minute of the Cup in “pixel” form with Glenn Anderson and Steve Larmer.

Jeff Gorton discusses free agency and Alexis Lafreniere

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JD, Gorton, and Quinn share a laugh (Getty Images)

Yesterday, Jeff Gorton and John Davidson chatted with the media via a Zoom conference. They were asked a myriad of questions, here’s a few highlights.

On Jesper Fast: As I recently wrote, it was more about the term and opportunities for younger forwards.

On signing Jack Johnson: Jacques Martin led the charge to bring him in, he’s a PK guy, insurance for kids not making it (Miller, Hajek, Reunanen)

On what’s next: They are still looking to see what is out there, but it does not seem the Rangers are going to do anything big.

“We want to play well this season, whenever this season is — whenever it starts and wherever it starts. We don’t have any idea. We want to get, of course, harder and grittier as we move along here. But when we manage a hockey club, we have to think about today, tomorrow and the future.”

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Remembering Rangers prospect, Alexei Cherepanov

Today marks the 12 anniversary of the death Alexei Cherepanov. Sadly, he had a condition that led to his death on ice during a game in Russia. Rest in peace Alexei.

Alex Pietrangelo has signed with Vegas! Latest NHL Headlines.

Check out today’s latest. From all the Golden Knights moves to Alexis Lafreniere signing!