Rangers land veteran defenseman in trade with Bruins

Rangers land veteran defenseman in trade with Bruins

The Rangers added some fiber and — gasp! — experience to the needy right side of the blue line by acquiring Adam McQuaid from the Bruins on Tuesday in exchange for Steven Kampfer and a fourth-round draft pick, The Post has learned….

Rangers bring in a one-time enemy as goalie competition

Rangers bring in a one-time enemy as goalie competition

The hope from the Rangers is that they didn’t see the best of Dustin Tokarski four years ago. The Blueshirts signed the 28-year-old goalie to a one-year, two-way deal on Monday, worth $650,000 in the NHL and $250,000 in the AHL, with…

Rangers lock up young defenseman with long-term deal

Rangers lock up young defenseman with long-term deal

The Rangers have agreed to a six-year contract with defenseman Brady Skjei, the team announced Saturday afternoon. The deal, which according to The Post’s Larry Brooks is worth $5.25 million per year, allows the club to avoid salary arbitration with the restricted…

No, this isn’t the Islanders’ new assistant coach

No, this isn’t the Islanders’ new assistant coach

The Islanders are bringing a new coach to the National Hockey League. No, the Islanders are not hiring Raiders coach and former ESPN personality Jon Gruden. Add an “h.” After the front office gutted the Islanders’ staff following last year’s second consecutive…

Ex-NHL goalie Ray Emery dead after swimming accident

Ex-NHL goalie Ray Emery dead after swimming accident

Former NHL goaltender Ray Emery has drowned in his hometown of Hamilton, Ontario. He was 35. Hamilton Police said Emery was identified as the victim of the swimming accident Sunday morning. Staff sergeant Paul Evans said police received a call just after…

How Erik Karlsson represents dilemma rebuilding Rangers face

How Erik Karlsson represents dilemma rebuilding Rangers face

The Rangers are interested third parties in the Erik Karlsson affair, willing to aid and abet a deal between the Senators and Lightning if Tampa Bay can provide a sweetener more significant than the guarantee of a late first-round draft choice. That…

Rangers hopeful Ty Ronning is a second-generation story of grit

Rangers hopeful Ty Ronning is a second-generation story of grit

The similarities are striking. Both were seventh-round draft picks. Both measured in shy of 5-foot-10. And as much as defensemen have tried to chase them down the ice, those defensemen were often left seeing only the “Ronning” on the back of both…

Rangers’ approach to open market will be all about rebuild

Rangers’ approach to open market will be all about rebuild

Forget the Big Splash, at least for this year. Even if there were a deep pool into which to dive, the Rangers wouldn’t do it. Next year, maybe … next year, probably … next year, definitely. When the NHL’s free-agent, cash-and-carry market…

Islanders trade for fan favorite in John Tavares response

Islanders trade for fan favorite in John Tavares response

The Maple Leafs stole John Tavares, but the Islanders are getting one fan favorite back. Matt Martin is returning to Long Island, as the Islanders traded for the physical winger Tuesday in exchange for minor league goalie Eamon McAdam. After the Islanders…

Capitals’ Stanley Cup coach resigns in intriguing move for Isles

Capitals’ Stanley Cup coach resigns in intriguing move for Isles

Lou Lamoriello said earlier this month he would get “the best coach available.” Barry Trotz is available. After leading the Capitals to their first Stanley Cup in franchise history, Trotz stepped down as their head coach Monday. Trotz was destined to be…

Breaking down early contenders for Islanders’ coaching job

Breaking down early contenders for Islanders’ coaching job

A look at potential candidates for the Islanders’ head-coaching vacancy after Lou Lamoriello on Tuesday fired coach Doug Weight and GM Garth Snow: Alain Vigneault: Having just been fired by the Rangers after five mostly successful years (with some veteran-heavy teams), Vigneault…

Ranking the greatest saves in Stanley Cup playoff history

Ranking the greatest saves in Stanley Cup playoff history

It was a spectacular save all right, perhaps to be remembered as the series-changing event that kick-started the Capitals to their first Stanley Cup championship. But only recency bias (or in this case, immediacy bias) can account for folks calling Braden Holtby’s lunging…

What was Team USA thinking in hiring Vanbiesbrouck? Or was it?

What was Team USA thinking in hiring Vanbiesbrouck? Or was it?

USA Hockey’s decision to make John Vanbiesbrouck one of its most prominent faces and forces by hiring the former Rangers (and Islanders and Devils) goaltender as assistant executive director of hockey operations is, at best, a tone-deaf call and, at worst, a…

David Quinn will instill in Rangers what their old coach let slip

David Quinn will instill in Rangers what their old coach let slip

They were talking about practice at Thursday’s introductory press conference for David Quinn. The 35th coach of the Rangers talked about practice, so did general manager Jeff Gorton, and so did lettermen Kevin Shattenkirk and Kevin Hayes, both of whom are familiar…

The moment the hockey world learned David Quinn was for real

The moment the hockey world learned David Quinn was for real

With 4:08 remaining in the third period of the 2009 national championship game and Boston University trailing underdog Miami of Ohio, 3-1, associate head coach David Quinn approached his boss, Jack Parker, and offered a bold and unconventional observation. “The next offensive…

Rangers closing in on hiring B.U.’s David Quinn as coach

Rangers closing in on hiring B.U.’s David Quinn as coach

David Quinn, as reported consistently in this space, had remained a leading candidate to succeed Alain Vigneault behind the Rangers bench through these last two-plus weeks even after telling folks he would remain as head coach of B.U. in the wake of…

Islanders’ courtship of Lou Lamoriello is taking shape

Islanders’ courtship of Lou Lamoriello is taking shape

Where there is smoke, there is fire. And so it is with the mutual interest between the Islanders and the legendary Lou Lamoriello. As reports out of Canada — see: Toronto — said Friday night, there have been some ancillary conversations had…

There’s an inevitable sadness to these Stanley Cup playoffs

There’s an inevitable sadness to these Stanley Cup playoffs

Somehow, the early part of this year’s NHL playoffs feels way too much like the NBA. What has made hockey’s postseason so intriguing over the years is its intensity, and in low-scoring games, that means anyone can win — and every series…

Team USA gig won’t hurt coach’s strong Rangers candidacy

Team USA gig won’t hurt coach’s strong Rangers candidacy

Boston University’s David Quinn has been named the head coach for Team USA in the 2019 World Junior Championships, but he nevertheless remains a strong candidate for the Rangers’ job, sources have told The Post. The 51-year-old Quinn, who has guided the…

Henrik Lundqvist could’ve left at trade deadline if he wanted to

Henrik Lundqvist could’ve left at trade deadline if he wanted to

The Rangers presented Henrik Lundqvist with the option of moving at the trade deadline, but the 36-year-old franchise goaltender declined while citing his commitment to the club’s rebuild, Garden executive chairman Jim Dolan told The Post on Wednesday. “We told Hank that…

Rangers owner reveals what he wants in the next coach

Rangers owner reveals what he wants in the next coach

The Rangers are clear about the qualities they are seeking in a head coach to lead them through their rebuild. “We’re looking for someone who can develop players and develop a team,” Garden executive chairman Jim Dolan told The Post during a…