Originally posted on NY Rangers Blog  |  Last updated 8/21/12
Steve Zipay is reporting that NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and NHLPA head Donald Fehr will continue negotiations on a new CBA once again tomorrow at 1PM in Toronto. As James told us yesterday, as many as 8 owners may very well be accepting of what the NHLPA is offering so a productive day tomorrow for Bettman and Fehr could mean that both sides could be pretty close to a new deal. Donald Fehr acknowledges that the players are ready in case a lockout does occur, though it is obviously not what anyone wants. The biggest points of discussion for Bettman and Fehr include limits on contract years, potential elimination of the salary cap, and the possibility of a revenue sharing system similar to baseball's. 

In prospect news, 2012 2nd round pick Boo Nieves, who is attending Michigan, is projected to start his NCAA career on the third line.  Writer Matt Slovin notes that, on a line filled with "speedsters" Nieves is clearly the fastest of the three. College teams typically give bigger roles to the more senior players, so it's no surprise that Nieves, who will be a freshman, will not crack the top-six right away. Still, third line duty on a great team like Michigan is a great place for him to start his development at the NCAA level. And while Nieves has tons of raw talent from an offensive perspective, his defensive zone play could use work. Some time on the checking line with Red Berenson teaching him should do him wll.

And finally, rest in peace to former New York Rangers Don "Bones" Raleigh. Bones passed away today at the age of 86. He captained the Rangers for two seasons and scored over 100 goals and over 300 points as a New York Ranger from 1943-1956. During that time, he was an NHL All-Star twice and won the team's MVP award for the 1950-1951 season. From Bones' biography on the Rangers' official website:

"Raleigh was one of the Rangers` top scorers throughout the early 1950s and scored nine points in the team`s 1950 run to the Stanley Cup Finals. He scored back-to-back overtime goals for the Blueshirts in that series, helping push the Red Wings to a seventh game. 

Raleigh set a Rangers record of 42 assists in one season in 1951-52 — a record that stood four years until broken by Andy Bathgate. He also represented the Rangers in two All-Star Games and was the team captain for two seasons." 



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