Jacob Trouba earned Rangers captaincy with courage to be himself

It is not about simply appointing a captain. It is about appointing the right captain. Mark Messier, who knows more about this subject than anyone who has ever worn the Blueshirt, believes the Rangers have made the correct choice in naming Jacob Trouba as the 28th captain in franchise history. “Leadership, in most cases, is … Read more

Islanders should honor Ed Westfall for laying dynasty foundation

We are coming up on the Islanders’ 50th anniversary season, which will create an opportunity for the franchise to celebrate its past and for The Post to select the 50 greatest players in team history. If we were to do the 50 most significant people in the organization’s history, all-time general manager Bill Torrey and … Read more

One of the Sabers’ best teams ever has become a feeder to NHL front offices

Thomas Vanek played 1,029 NHL games over 14 seasons with eight organizations. All along the way, Vanek’s teammates praised his sharp hockey mind. When he began his career in 2005-06, the Buffalo Sabers’ dressing room spoke his language and molded his perspective. “The conversations we had about hockey with so many of those guys,” Vanek … Read more

Rage-fueled history of Sean Avery as Hilary Rhoda divorces him

Swimsuit model and Vogue cover girl Hilary Rhoda shocked people when she married the most hated man in ice hockey in 2015. The only surprise was that she lasted nearly seven years with hot-headed Sean Avery, with whom she has a young son, before filing for divorce Wednesday citing “irreconcilable differences.” Avery, 42, who played … Read more

Ryan Strome discusses leaving the now-contending NY Rangers — ‘They’ve got a bright future’

It has been two weeks since Ryan Strome left the New York Rangers in free agency, signing a five-year deal worth $5 million annually with the Anaheim Ducks. Strome had a career resurrection in his three-plus seasons with the Rangers — he was acquired from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for Ryan Spooner, another underperforming … Read more

A look inside what Rangers have to face in revamped Metro division

The NHL offseason is well underway and the league’s landscape is beginning to take form ahead of the 2022-23 season. Many big-name free agents have found new homes, or stayed put. The NHL even had its very own NBA-style blockbuster trade go down this past weekend, when the Flames secured a promising haul from the … Read more