Fantasy Hockey 2022-23: Top 10 sleepers to target in drafts
The prime takeaway here is that all these players could return major value relative to where they'll generally be taken in this year's fantasy drafts. [Get in on the fun this fantasy hockey season: Create or join a league now!] If Samsonov is able to secure the Maple Leafs' top job, he should be a top-10 fantasy goaltender, easily surpassing the 30-win mark. It wouldn't be surprising to see Heiskanen rack up 60-plus points and garner Norris Trophy consideration in 2022-23. Don't be surprised if Toffoli smashes his career highs of 31 goals and 58 points this season.wftv.com
Pens chase Shesterkin again, topple Rangers 7-2 for 3-1 lead
Sidney Crosby had a goal and three assists to become the sixth player in NHL history to reach 200 career playoff points and the Pittsburgh Penguins throttled the New York Rangers 7-2 to take a 3-1 lead in their Eastern Conference first-round series.
New York Rangers fire coach Dave Quinn, 3 assistants
Capitals Rangers Hockey New York Rangers' Alexandar Georgiev takes the puck from the net following a second-period goal by Washington Capitals' T.J. Oshie (77) during an NHL hockey game Wednesday, May 5, 2021, in New York. (Bruce Bennett/Pool Photo via AP) (Bruce Bennett)NEW YORK — (AP) — The New York Rangers fired coach David Quinn and three assistant coaches Wednesday after missing the playoffs with one of the NHL's up-and-coming young teams. Drury said the Rangers will begin our search for a new head coach immediately. In three years, Quinn posted 96-87-25 record in rebuilding the Rangers with a much younger team that included No. ___More AP NHL: https://apnews.com/hub/NHL and https://twitter.com/AP_Sportswftv.com
Rangers beat Bruins 4-0 in Panarin's first game back
New York Rangers' Chris Kreider celebrates his goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Boston Bruins, Saturday, March 13, 2021, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)BOSTON – Chris Kreider scored his team-leading 14th goal, Artemi Panarin had an assist in his first game back since leaving the team, and the New York Rangers beat the Boston Bruins 4-0 Saturday to halt a three-game losing streak. Ryan Strome, Pavel Buchnevich and K’Andre Miller each had a goal for New York, which lost 4-0 in Boston on Thursday. The Rangers called the story about Panarin fabricated and designed to intimidate him for his political views against Russian President Vladimir Putin. He also robbed Kreider’s two close chances on a Rangers power play midway into the second.
NY Rangers select Lafreniere with No. 1 pick in NHL draft
The New York Rangers selected Canadian forward Alexis Lafreniere with the No. 1 pick in the NHL draft on Tuesday night. Lafreniere joins a young, developing Rangers team that features one of his favorite players, Hart Trophy finalist Artemi Panarin. 1 pick for the first time since the NHL established the universal draft in 1969. They became the first NHL team to select first following a postseason appearance since the then-Minnesota North Stars in 1983, who acquired the No.
Rangers have work to do despite having top pick in NHL draft
1 pick in the NHL draft while also coming off an appearance in the expanded 24-team playoffs. The Rangers only made the playoffs because the NHL expanded the format to 24, rather than 16 teams. 1 pick is going to be a very good hockey player, there’s no question, maybe even a great player, hopefully. “To be maybe having the chance to play with him, it would be an honor,” Lafreniere said. General managers are bracing for a hectic weekend with numerous teams having to shed payroll this offseason with the NHL salary cap staying at $81.5 million.