New York Rangers Place Kaapo Kakko on IR

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The New York Rangers announced that forward Kaapo Kakko is out indefinitely with an upper-body injury. Kakko was put on the injured reserve on Sunday and Morgan Barron was called up from AHL Hartford. UPDATE: The following players will not practice today: Ryan Strome (COVID-19 protocol related absence)Kaapo Kakko (upper body, IR) The team has […] READ MORE


New York Rangers Center Ryan Strome in COVID-19 Protocol

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The New York Rangers announced that centre Ryan Strome entered the COVID-19 protocol established by the NHL. Though the team chose not to provide a timeline, he’s only unavailable with certainty for one game. In his place, the club recalled Greg McKegg from their AHL affiliate squad. UPDATE: Ryan Strome (COVID-19 protocol-related absence) will be […] READ MORE


NHL Rumours: Buffalo Sabres, Tampa Bay Lightning, New York Rangers

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Welcome to another edition of NHL rumours. Today, there is a development in the Jack Eichel saga to explore. After Tampa Bay extended general manager Julien BriseBois, they now focus on extending Jon Cooper. Also, Rick Carpiniello of The Athletic explores Mika Zibanejad’s future as a New York Ranger. Let’s dive into the latest NHL […] READ MORE


NHL Rumours: Los Angeles Kings, Seattle Kraken, New York Rangers

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After a busy opening day to the free-agent frenzy that saw 72 players signed to new deals and seven trades, a few more NHL rumours were hanging around. The best free-agent left is left-winger Brandon Saad, and the Los Angeles Kings and New Jersey Devils are reportedly in talks with Saad. Another talented left-winger available […] READ MORE


Ryan Strome Is An Underappreciated Part Of The New York Rangers

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In 2018, Ryan Strome was traded to the New York Rangers from the Edmonton Oilers for Ryan Spooner. At the time, it was a simple change-of-scenery deal exchanging two struggling centers. Fast-forward a few years and Strome has become a key contributor on the Rangers offence. With many fans claiming that he is “carried by […] READ MORE



Breaking Down The New York Rangers Struggles on Offence

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The New York Rangers have had an unexpectedly slow start to the regular season, but not in the departments most expected. While their team defence has improved drastically from last season, the goal-scoring has taken a step down. Less contribution from their top scorers and defencemen along with less shooting luck has led to a […] READ MORE


New York Rangers Must Demote Ryan Strome From Second Line

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“Tomorrow” can be an abstract term. For the New York Rangers, it has been for the past several years. But in 2021, “tomorrow” has arrived. The goal of assembling a core composed of top prospects is complete. Logic would say that these said players need big minutes and roles to flourish. In David Quinn’s world, […] READ MORE


Puck Drop Preview: 2020-21 New York Rangers

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Welcome to Puck Drop Preview 2020-21, where Last Word on Hockey gives you a detailed look at each team from around the NHL leading to the start of this hockey season and offers our insight and analysis. Make sure to stick around until the end of the series, where we’ll offer our full predictions for the standings […] READ MORE