Found July 22, 2013 on HockeyBuzz:
The Rangers have already signed key restricted free agents Ryan McDonagh and Carl Hagelin, leaving Mats Zuccarello and Derek Stepan unsigned. Zuccarello, due to his contract etc., was able to file for arbitration, which he did, and the hearing is slated for July 31. The hope is and it sounds positive that arb will be avoided and a deal reached. Stepan is not eligible for arbitration, and as of now...

Rangers Need Del Zotto To Rebound in 2012 – 2013

Just prior to this past season I identified Derek Stepan as a player who needed to step up if the Rangers were to have a successful season (i.e. a lengthy playoff run hopefully culminating in a Stanley Cup). The kid center delivered with a near point-per-game performance in 2013 leading the team in scoring and [...]

Gagner, Oilers agree to three-year deal

Restricted free-agent center Sam Gagner and the Edmonton Oilers have agreed to a new three-year contract, according to the team. The deal allowed them to avoid a salary-arbitration hearing scheduled for Monday. According to TSN, the contract is valued at $14.4 million for an average annual value of $4.8 million. The 23-year-old tweeted that he was pleased to be staying with the...

Sam Gagner Asking For $5.5M In Arbitration

via TSN, Edmonton Oilers forward Sam Gagner has asked for $5.5 million next season in arbitration. Gagner, who is a restricted free agent, has an arbitration hearing scheduled for Monday. Last season, Gagner scored 14 goals and added 24 assists for 38 points in 48 games.

Sam Gagner signs three-year extension with Edmonton Oilers

 Sam Gagner and the Edmonton Oilers have agreed to a three-year contract extension avoiding salary arbitration. The contract is extremely fair for both parties the new deal carries cap-hit of $4.8 million per season as reported by TSN.  Sam Gagner broke into the NHL as an 18-year-old fresh faced kid when the Oilers made him the sixth overall selection of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft...

McDonagh, Callahan, Stepan invited to US Olympic Camp

Ryan McDonagh, Derek Stepan, and Ryan Callahan have all been invited to US Olympic Camp, to be held in the last week of August. Callahan, who could serve as one of the captains or alternates, is returning after earning a silver medal in the 2010 games. McDonagh and Stepan will by vying for their first Olympic appearance. Tweet

Gagner/Oilers Agree To Three-Year Contract

General Manager Craig MacTavish announces the #Oilers have agreed to terms with Sam Gagner (@89SGagner) on a 3-year contract. — Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) July 22, 2013   3 year deal avoids Gagner becoming the youngest UFA in NHL history, buying 2 of his UFA years from him, and keeping him through 2015-16. — Dan Tencer (@dantencer) July 22, 2013 added...

Oilers avoid arbitration with Gagner

The Edmonton Oilers narrowly avoided making history Monday morning. By coming to an extension agreement with centreman Sam Gagner before his arbitration hearing, the Oilers will not be the team that sets a whole new standard for the youngest UFA in NHL history. Not this time at least.  Continue reading "Oilers avoid arbitration with Gagner"

Richard Cloutier: Oilers and Gagner Posturing

I always think stuff like this is hilarious. Sam Gagner's arbitration meeting is closing in on 48 hours or less territory. It seems like the two sides are very far apart. It was reported this morning that the Gagner camp is seeking $5.5mil per season on a one year deal, and the Oilers will argue for $3.5mil on a one year deal at arbitration. Both sides are thinking $4...

Oilers, Sam Gagner Agree To Terms Prior To Arbitration by   Steven Ellis

Sam Gagner and the Edmonton Oilers have agreed to terms on a three-year contract extension, avoiding arbitration that was scheduled for later today. The deal will pay him $4.8 million per campaign. Gagner made $3.2 million last season and went on to score 14 goals and 38 points in 48 games, a big improvement that would have seen higher numbers had [...]

Richard Cloutier: The Gagner Iggy

Arbitration hearings start up tomorrow, and this year, they begin with Sam Gagner. Good news for fans who are sick of hearing about his contract battles. Bad for fans of the player and the team. Both sides have run out of time. The Gagner camp seriously believes the center is worthy of a $5mil per season long-term contract. If the matter does go before the arbitrator, they...

Mike Augello: Gagner Extension Not A Comparable For Kadri; Leafs Add Goalie

The Edmonton Oilers solved one of their off-season problems, as they signed restricted free agent center Sam Gagner to a three year, $14.4 Million contract extension, avoiding a salary arbitration hearing later this week. Gagner will earn an AAV of $4.8 Million with the new deal that includes no trade and no movement clauses and it will allow him to become an unrestricted free...

Oilers ink three-year contract extension with centre Sam Gagner

The Edmonton Oilers have agreed to a three-year contract extension with centre Sam Gagner. The contract reportedly pays the 23-year-old about $4.8 million US a season. Gagner and the Oilers were set for an arbitration hearing Monday morning. "We met this morning and were able to come to an agreement," said Gagner. "I'm pretty happy I can just focus on getting...

Richard Cloutier: Sammy Stays

The Edmonton Oilers and Sam Gagner managed to avoid salary arbitration this morning. The player signed a three year contract extension at an average cap hit of $4.8mil per season. What's perhaps most important for Gagner is the deal includes a No Movement Clause for the final two seasons. Unless he's brutal in 2013/2014, he's staying. I'm okay with this deal. I...

Oilers GM Craig MacTavish has accomplished much of what he set out to do in off-season, but the rest not crucial

Craig MacTavish has secured another piece with the signing of Sam Gagner. The Edmonton Oilers general manager has had a busy off-season transforming his hockey club. For the most part, MacTavish likes the way things have developed. “We’re reasonably happy right now,” he said. “I’m optimistic that we’re going to be a very good team. We’ve certainly have a chance to...

The Olympics Are Coming! The Olympics Are Coming!

In case you haven't noticed there's a big gaping hole in the 2013-14 NHL schedule from February 9th thru the 25th. And the reason for that? The Olympics of course. On Friday, the NHL announced that an agreement has been reached with the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to secure participation of NHL players in the...
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