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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 Slaps Shots this week when asked about the status of negotiations was “We will be talking.”
There is much time to talk that much is true. There is no impending deadline. Fact is the Rangers have until late next June to keep Lundqvist Callahan and Girardi off the open market.
But there is nothing to be gained by ...
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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 […]
Fresh off the Vanity Fair 2013 International Best-Dressed list, NY Rangers goaltender, Henrik Lundqvist went to twitter where he shared a preview of his upcoming feature with MrPorter. com. Henrik looked really dapper clothed in a plaid pattern Valentino fall 2013 menswear suit, as he sat in a elegant room which made a perfect complement his classy threads. It’s not easy pulling...
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...
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:
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...
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...
Last week, Henrik Lundqvist expressed safety concerns about the NHL's recommendation to shorten the length of goaltender's leg pads. Well it looks like those recommendations have become a reality as the Rangers netminder tweeted out a pic of his new, shorter pads....
Here's Lundqvist on the new pads...
"Not sure how it will affect my game. Hopefully...
There is little sense in attempting to even try to figure out exactly what the heck was going on during a recent commercial shoot that involved New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist and a bottle containing some kind of thick-ish white, creamy substance. Nor does it make much sense to try to figure out how […]The post Facial! This image from a Henrik Lundqvist ad shoot is...
By Randall Ritchey (@THG_Ritchey)
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St. Louis Blues general manager Doug Armstrong announced extensions for both Jay Bouwmeester and Magnus Paajarvi this week. Bouwmeester’s contract was extended for five years, worth $27 million dollars. Paajarvi received a two year deal worth 2.4 million dollars.
Bouwmeester, who was set to start the final year of...
The following article is a Guest Post. From time to time Frozen Notes will feature the work of other writers with the intention of providing a different perspective on the St. Louis Blues. In this instance, the following article is from Alex Jackson and it takes a look at the recent Jay Bouwmeester extension.
One of the most important events of the summer for the St Louis Blues...
By Ryan Kiray (@RyanK_THG)
With the long-term extension recently afforded to center Joe Pavelski, the San Jose Sharks have placed themselves on the brink of salary cap oblivion.
Current estimates place the Sharks at roughly $400,000 over the cap, but their real problems begin to arise after this season. With extensions for both Pavelski and star youngster Logan Couture...
When an athlete makes one of Vanity Fair’s prestigious list of fashion luminaries, it’s always a great achievement. Congrats to Quarterback Tom Brady, Forward Lebron James, and Goaltender Henrik Lundqvist who were named to Vanity Fair 2013 International Best-Dressed list. These three athletes have a unique sense of style that is catching the eye of major fashion publications...