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The New York Post's Larry Brooks duly notes that perhaps the biggest signings of the summer of 2013 have in fact involved teams locking up the unrestricted free agent class of 2014, and as such, Brooks urges the New York Rangers to start ponying up to retain their core:
The potential free agent class of 2014 is being whittled down one by one — a Joe Pavelski here, a Jay Bouwmeester there, contract extensions for essential players everywhere.
Except in New York, where the Rangers have been curiously reluctant to engage in negotiations with Henrik Lundqvist, Ryan Callahan and Dan Girardi, all of whom can go free (alternate meaning) next summer.
Understand, it’s not as if negotiations with any or all of the Big Three have hit snags. Fact is, Slap Shots has been told, negotiations have yet to even begin with the franchise goaltender, the captain or the first-pair, right-side defenseman.
Why? Who knows? General manager Glen Sather’s email response to Slap Shots this ...
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Don’t worry, there’s enough room to sign him (Photo credit: Christopher Pasatieri).
When the Rangers re-signed Mats Zuccarello the other day, the attention rightfully shifted to Derek Stepan. Many went to Capgeek and saw that the Rangers had a shade over $2 million of cap space, and began to instantly panic. After all, if Stepan’s market value is the $3.75 million that Claude...
Per Capgeek, the Rangers have re-signed RFA forward Brandon Mashinter to a one-year deal worth $605k. The contract is a two-way contract, with Mashinter’s AHL salary at $75k. Mashinter played four games with the Rangers last season, going scoreless in those four contests with a -2 rating. With the Whale, Mashinter played 35 games, putting up a line of 10-9-19 with 52 PIMs. The...
Thomas Spelling, the speedy 20-year-old right-wing from Denmark, was drafted in the 5th round (142nd overall) in the 2012 NHL Draft. He is currently playing for team SønderjyskE (Denmark League) He has yet to make a splash to the North American leagues. The New York Rangers website says Spelling “Has excellent acceleration and mobility. … Anticipates […]
A Prust/Avery matchup next round would be interesting.
As the offseason wears on, us and Matt Josephs of Blue Line Station (Twitter: 11Matt_Josephs8) will be running a tournament for the Best Ranger since the 2005 lockout. Yesterday we saw #5 Brandon Prust record the tournament’s first shutout over #12 Nik Antropov. Today’s matchup is #4 Sean Avery vs. #13 Petr Sykora:
A blog post has been making its way around Rangersland lately about whether the Flames should pursue Marc Staal.
While on the surface, it seems like an absolutely ridiculous premise, especially when the author wonders if the Flames can "grab him for pennies on the dollar." But is it really that far fetched?
Flames Nation points to Staal as a potential target because...
Sykora joined Kreider as the double-digit upset winner.
As the offseason wears on, us and Matt Josephs of Blue Line Station (Twitter: 11Matt_Josephs8) will be running a tournament for the Best Ranger since the 2005 lockout. Yesterday we saw #13 Petr Sykora upset #4 Sean Avery. Today’s matchup is #3 Rick Nash vs. #14 Steve Eminger. You might notice we skipped #6 Petr Prucha vs....
The potential free agent class of 2014 is being whittled down one by one — a Joe Pavelski here a Jay Bouwmeester there contract extensions for essential players everywhere.
Except in New York where the Rangers have been curiously reluctant to engage in negotiations with Henrik Lundqvist Ryan Callahan and Dan Girardi all of whom can go free (alternate meaning) next summer.
The New York Rangers have re-signed Brandon Mashinter to a one year, two way contract worth $605,000. Mashinter signed as a free agent with San Jose on March 3, 2009. Mashinter never got a full season with the club, but he did manage to play 13 games with the Sharks during the 2010-2011 campaign, recording no goals. During the 2011-2012 season, he [...]
In this morning's NY Post, Larry Brooks opines over soon to be un-restricted free agents Henrik Lundqivst, Ryan Callahan and Dan Girardi. In it, he states that negotiations with all three players and their agents have yet to begin, despite the recent news of contract extensions elsewhere around the league (Joe Pavelski, Jay Bouwmeester, etc.)
Regarding Lundqvist, Brooks...