Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard leaves Rangers for Aston Villa head coaching job
Gerrard restored Rangers to top of the Scottish Premier League tableThe 41-year-old former England international who played for Liverpool and LA Galaxy led Rangers to the Scottish Premiership title last season as part of an invincible campaign and leaves Ibrox after almost four years in charge.
The New York Rangers are off to a good start this season, but Sammy Blais' season-ending knee injury and Vitali Kravtsov's departure to Russia leaves them in the market for another winger. Who might they target?
The New York Rangers are off to a good start this season, winning 11 of their first 18 games. However, Sammy Blais' season-ending knee injury and Vitali Kravtsov's departure to Russia leaves them in the market for what TSN's Darren Dreger called a “middle-six forward”.
Cap Friendly shows the Rangers with sufficient projected cap space ($7.39 million) this season to acquire a forward. With $70.8 million already invested in 16 players for 2022-23, The Athletic's Arthur Staple believes they won't seek someone with term on their contract.
Boyle treble sees Hibs into final at Rangers' expense
Martin Boyle scored a hat-trick as Hibernian beat Rangers 3-1 on Sunday to book a place in next month's Scottish League Cup final against Celtic. Giovanni van Bronckhorst, recently appointed as Rangers' new manager after Steven Gerrard left the Scottish champions to take charge of English Premier League club Aston Villa, looked on from the stands at Hampden Park as he awaited a work permit. With the prospect of an 'Old Firm' final against archGiovanni van Bronckhorst, recently appointed as Rangers' new manager after Steven Gerrard left the Scottish champions to take charge of English Premier League club Aston Villa, looked on from the stands at Hampden Park as he awaited a work permit.
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Staple speculated they could acquire a pending unrestricted free agent winger as a playoff rental. His suggested options included the Arizona Coyotes' Phil Kessel, Carolina Hurricanes' Nino Niederreiter, Ottawa Senators' Sean Tierney and the Seattle Kraken's Calle Jarnkrok or Marcus Johansson. He also included restricted free agents like the Chicago Blackhawks' Dylan Strome, Los Angeles Kings Gabriel Vilardi and Montreal Canadiens Artturi Lehkonen.
It's unlikely the high-flying Hurricanes will part with Niederreiter. Struggling clubs like the Senators, Kraken and Canadiens could wait until later in the season to become sellers to maximize the potential returns on the players they're shopping.
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The Coyotes are trying to move Kessel. While he's earning just $1 million in actual salary, his $6.8-million cap hit will be tough to move unless the Coyotes retain part of it. Strome is a fixture in the rumor mill but the Blackhawks haven't found any suitors.
Staple's colleague, Lisa Dillman, believes Vilardi could benefit from a change of scenery. The Rangers, however, could seek a more established forward. Boston Hockey Now's Jimmy Murphy wondered if Bruins' winger Jake DeBrusk might pique their interest. He's frequently surfaced in trade rumors but hasn't drawn much interest.
Rangers Make Splash With Spending Spree. Will it Make a Difference? .
They signed Corey Seager and Marcus Semien to deals worth a combined $500 million, but their 2022 outlook remains bleak. View the original article to see embedded media.Let’s start this off with a tip of the cap to Jon Daniels and the rest of the Rangers’ braintrust. They looked at a roster that lost 102 games in 2021 and took the flashiest, most expensive route to immediately upgrading it, spending $500 million on a pair of superstar shortstops in Corey Seager and Marcus Semien while outbidding MLB’s two richest franchises in the process.