Found July 10, 2013 on Blue Seat Blogs:
The Rangers have ticked off another item on their to-do list this summer, locking up RFA winger Carl Hagelin to a two-year deal with a $2.25 million cap hit per season. This is a significant raise on his $875,000 cap hit from last season, but still represents the standard bridge contract that Slats has been giving his RFAs following ELC expiry. The lone exceptions to the bridge contract rule have been Ryan McDonagh and Marc Staal. In 112 games with the Rangers over two seasons, putting together a line of 24-38-62 while being the club’s best puck possession driver. With Hagelin signed, the Rangers have $4.3 million in cap space to lock up Derek Stepan and Mats Zuccarello. However, the Rangers can spend up to $70 million with the summer cap, and the number includes the recently waived Arron Asham ($1 million) and Darroll Powe ($1.06 million). Tweet

Rangers Continue Taking Care of RFA Business

Just days after signing D Ryan McDonagh to a six-year deal worth $28.2MM, the Rangers reached agreements with two of their remaining RFA’s today. Carl Hagelin received a two-year, $4.5MM contract while the newly acquired Justin Falk got a one-year, $975,000 deal. That leaves Derk Stepan and Mats Zuccarello as the last unsigned RFA’s. Hagelin will earn $2.1MM for 2013-2014...

Justin Falk signs one-year deal

Slats is busy today, locking up another RFA this afternoon. Per Larry Brooks, the recently acquired Justin Falk has signed with the Rangers on a one-year deal worth $975,000. Falk, who will likely serve as the seventh defenseman, was acquired for Benn Ferriero in June.  With the Falk signing, Derek Stepan and Mats Zuccarello are the only two remaining RFAs that need to be signed. Tweet

Rangers Were Moore's First Choice

Yesterday, the Rangers held a conference call with Dominic Moore to officially announce his signing... To watch at Blueshirts United, click here. ...after everything this guy has been through the last year or so, it's great that he can get back into the game. ...i've had a couple of readers complain to me about the signing, but what's not to like about...

Rangers would be wise to give Zuccarello another deal

The Rangers won’t find a better alternative than Zuccarello Mats Zuccarello has proven he has NHL ability, even if he hasn’t proven he can score consistently over an 82 game season. However at this stage, whoever the Rangers employ for a scoring role on among the top nine wing positions they will be taking a calculated risk, especially when you look at the alternatives – viable...

Re-configuring the Rangers power play

With the exception of a few depth signings, it appears Glen Sather will keep the Rangers roster mostly intact for the 2013-14 season. Rather than take a shot at Jarome Iginla, Derek Roy, or Daniel Alfredsson (all of whom signed one year deals), the organization has instead decided to keep Brad Richards around for at least one more season. Barring a trade, it looks as though AV will...

Zuccarello Still Expects to Re-Sign With Rangers

Larry Brooks at the New York Post says that even with Ryan McDonagh signing a contract close to $5 million per year, Mats Zuccarello's agent still expects his client to be playing with the Rangers this fall... “As of now, our expectation is that we will re-sign with NY [rather than sign in Europe].” The Rangers have $6.55 million in cap space remaining. That number...

Carl Hagelin Signs Two-Year Contract Extension With Rangers by   Steven Ellis

The New York Rangers have agreed to terms with forward Carl Hagelin, signing him to a two-year deal worth $4.5 million Hagelin had 10 goals and 14 assists while playing all 48 regular-season games this past season and added three goals and three assists in 12 postseason games. Hagelin has career totals of 24 goals and 62 points in 112 regular-season games, [...]

A Short History Of New York Rangers' Prospect Trades

When the New York Rangers made an unexpected decision to trade promising prospect Christian Thomas to the Montreal Canadiens in return for Danny Kristo many were perplexed. It was not an ostensibly poor move, but rather an interesting one; it's not often you see teams swapping well-regarded prospects without there being some sort of "catch" or circumstance that makes...

Rangers Sign Falk For One Year, $975K

BREAKING NEWS: #NYR Have agreed to terms with Defenseman Justin Falk (@JuicerFalk). Details to follow on — New York Rangers (@NYRangers) July 10, 2013 The deal is for one-year at $950,000. Pat Leonard at the Daily News reports that the Rangers will continue discussions with Mats Zuccarello today with the hope of avoiding arbitration. ...i...

Musings: Depth options, absurd spending, bottom six competition, and more

MORE FUN! MORE FUN! (Adam Hunger/Reuters) As we enter the dog-days of summer, there isn’t going to be much news coming up, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have random thoughts that have zero direction whatsoever. This is why we love Musings Day, because our brains work in odd ways. How weird was it to have an entire free agency opening day pass and not have one major signing...

Zuccarello filing for arbitration is part of the business

In case you missed it yesterday, Mats Zuccarello filed for arbitration before the 5pm deadline. He and the Rangers were unable to come to an agreement before the deadline, so it makes sense that he filed for arbitration. This is just a step in the process, and does not represent any ill-will on either side. Some things to note about player-elected arbitration: Since he has filed...

Rangers Re-Sign Hagelin to Two Year, $4.5M Deal

BREAKING NEWS: #NYR @CarlHagelin has agreed to terms on a new contract. Details to follow on — New York Rangers (@NYRangers) July 10, 2013 The deal is two-years, $4.5 million for a $2.25 million AAV. ...this is a bit rich for my blood. Was hoping for between $1.5 & $2 million. Less money available to get Zuccarello re-signed. I still think...

Strange but neat: Kyle Quincey to help with Dominic Moore’s charitable ping pong event

This is from the NHLPA, and go figure, it's all about ping pong (including Red Wings defenseman Kyle Quincey)--and it's for a good cause: Smashfest! Dominic Moore & Many NHL Players to Participate In Charity Ping-Pong Event on July 25th in Toronto Second annual fundraiser hosted by Dominic Moore to feature NHL players showcasing their Ping-Pong talents while...

McDonagh Excited About Vigneault's Offensive System

Andrew Gross at the Bergen Record reports that Ryan McDonagh is excited about Alain Vigneault’s emphasis on getting defensemen up the ice with more consistency so they can help the attack... “I know I’ve got a responsibility in my own end first and foremost. But in this day and age, defensemen create second and third opportunities. I’m definitely trying to instill in...
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