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Ryan McDonagh is going to be the trickiest RFA to sign.
When news broke yesterday of Roman Josi’s new contract with the Nashville Predators ($28 million over 7 years), focus immediately shifted to Ryan McDonagh. After all, McDonagh and Josi are very comparable players. They are both coming off their ELCs. They are both top-pairing defensemen. They are both arbitration eligible. Most importantly, they are both likely to receive some attention on the RFA market.
However, that is where the similarities end. Josi has just one lockout-shortened full season, and 52 games in his rookie year last year. He has put up lines of 5-11-16 and 5-13-18 in each of those seasons respectively. Meanwhile, McDonagh has an extra full season under his belt, and has a 30 point season as well. On paper, McDonagh is the more credentialed defenseman.
Another factor here is the contract Josi received. Slats never gives out second contracts of that length. In fact, the last time he gave out a second contract t...
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Another #NYR note: Rangers and reps for RFA D Ryan McDonagh have held preliminary contract talks, but nothing serious yet
— Katie Strang (@KatieStrangESPN) June 11, 2013
McDonagh just completed a three year deal that paid him $1.3 million per year ($875K salary + $425K performance bonus + $87.5K signing bonus).
...the Rangers are notorious for playing hardball with...
Perhaps the most important task on the agenda of Glen Sather (or whomever may be calling the shots on Manhattan) this summer is extending the contract of shutdown defender Ryan McDonagh. We’ve already assessed the value of fellow RFA Derek Stepan and determined he is going to be expensive. McDonagh, given his performance through the [...]
The Rangers have five RFAs headed into the offseason. In order to qualify for offer sheet compensation, the organization must present qualifying offers to their RFAs before the start of free agency. All QOs are one year deals. Here are the salaries to be presented in the QOs:
Ryan McDonagh: $826,875
Derek Stepan: $826,875
Carl Hagelin: $660,000
Mats Zuccarello: $735,000
With Roman Josi's seven-year deal, the Predators are making a smart risk by committing a little extra money now to save more in the future...
Roman Josi likes the security of a 7-year deal and is ready to take on more responsibility...
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According to their media relations department, the Nashville Predators have re-upped defenseman Roman Josi.
Josi, 23, skated alongside two-time Norris Trophy runner-up Shea Weber last season and has been tabbed as the heir apparent to Ryan Suter.
PHOTO CREDIT: Sarah Fuqua (used with permission)
The Nashville Predators have signed defenseman Roman Josi to a seven-year, $28 million deal, tying up the other piece of their top defensive line.
General manager David Poile said in a statement Monday that signing Josi was a top priority. Poile says Josi has proven with his growth in Nashville and internationally that he is one of the NHL's best young defensemen.
After facing a tumultuous offseason in 2012, in which their two franchise-level defensemen were both free agents, the Nashville Predators have locked up their top defense pair for the next seven years.
They matched the offer sheet to restricted free agent Shea Weber, the team's captain, last July, securing his rights for the next 14 years with 110 million deal. On Monday the...
NHL general managers are likely searching for some Alka Selzer after learning of the Nashville Predators signing of defenseman Roman Josi to a seven year, $28 Million contract extension on Monday.
The Preds 2008 second round pick completed his sophomore season with five goals and 13 assists in 48 games, averaging over 23 minutes ice time(second only to Shea Weber), filling...
The Nashville Predators signed defenseman Roman Josi to a seven-year, $28 million contract Monday, securing the other piece of their top defensive line.
"I think last year we saw the growth in Roman almost like no other younger player we've had, probably the best comparison I could come up with is Shea Weber and Ryan Suter," general manager David Poile said. "...
The Cup Finals begin tonight, I will get to that a little later in this column, but first, a few things that Pred Nation is focusing on. After signing blueliner Roman Josi to a new seven year deal, the main RFA has been addressed for the Preds. You could reasonable say that David Poile replaced Ryan Suter with a blueliner with more offensive upside for significantly less money....
The Nashville Predators have signed defenseman Roman Josi to a seven-year, $28 million contract. Josi began playing professionally with Bern in 2006. Considered one of the best prospects to ever come out of Switzerland, he was selected by the Nashville Predators in the second round, 38th overall, in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. Josi was selected to play for the Switzerland national...
Per the Tennessean's Josh Cooper:
#preds announce they've re signed Roman Josi 7 years 28 million
— JoshuaCooper (@JoshuaCooper) June 10, 2013
From the Predators' website: Continue reading "Nashville Predators ink Roman Josi to 7-year contract extension"
...I think so. Roman Josi and Justin Faulk are a little different in terms of style. Josi is a little more of the pure puck-moving/skating type of defenseman with a high offensive ceiling. Justin Faulk brings a little more size, sturdiness and physical component but still in a mobile all-around defenseman who can still kick in some offense. But in terms of basic role, development...
Via the Nashville Predators PR Department:
“Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has signed defenseman Roman Josi to a seven-year, $28 million contract. He will make $2.5 million in 2013-14, $3 million in 2014-15, $4 million in 2015-16, $4.25 million in 2016-17, $5 million in 2017-18, $5.25 million in 2018...