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Amidst all the hubbub over the Jeff Halpern signing and Rick Nash trade rumors, the Rangers made another depth move this morning, adding 24-year-old defenseman Logan Pyett to the mix.
CapGeek broke the news of the one-year, two-way contract and lists Pyett’s NHL cap hit as $600k and AHL salary as $100k. Pyett was originally drafted by the Detroit Red Wings in the seventh round of the 2006 draft and has spent the last four seasons with Detroit’s AHL team, the Grand Rapids Griffins.
It’s unlikely that Pyett ever makes it to the NHL. He’s undersized at 5-foot-10, 200 lbs and though he’s a right-handed shot, he’s just an average depth player for the CT Whale. Pyett does have some offensive game, so perhaps he’ll help on the power play.
As of now it appears the Whale’s defense will consist of some combination of Pyett, Stu Bickel, Dylan McIlrath, Tim Erixon, Wade Redden, Blake Parlett and Mike Vernace.
BEST OF MAXIM
Along with inking Jeff Halpren to a contract last night, the New York Rangers have also signed defenseman Logan Pyett to a one-year, $600k deal. Pyett, 24, spent the last four season with the Grand Rapids Griffns of the AHL (Detroit's minor leage affiliate). Of note, Pyett was the last selection (212th overall) of the 2006 NHL draft.Here is what Griffins Central has to say about...
The Rangers have needs this summer — one specific need, really. They need scoring. It was a struggle at times for the Rangers to score during the playoffs, and you can’t count on Henrik Lundqvist to shut out the other team every game. He is human, after all. But so far the Rangers haven’t signed [...]
Hockey This Week Hockey This Week New York Rangers’ Perplexing Offseason Thus Far We believe that, so far, the New York Rangers have made some poor moves this offseason. They have yet to bring in a significant addition to the offensive end that was their biggest struggle during the run to the Eastern Conference Finals. [...]
In a surprising move late Tuesday night the Rangers made their fourth free agent signing of the summer, reportedly inking 36-year-old Jeff Halpern to a one-year deal.
The big draw of Halpern (no pun intended) is that he won 58.4% of faceoffs in 2011-2012. That was a major area of weakness for the Blueshirts a year ago.
With Brad Richards, Derek Stepan and Brian Boyle already on...
The New York Rangers facebook page shared this photo of Rangers defenseman Michael Del Zotto doing some offseason fishing....Nice to see DZ enjoying his offseason #therightway. Make sure to follow me on Twitter @TheWrage or Facebook. E-mail me with any questions or comments at email@example.com
McDonagh, Staal, Girardi, and Del Zotto collectively make up arguably the best top-four defensemen that any team in the NHL has to work with. Anton Stralman, who filed for salary arbitration, is likely to return to the team and find his home on the third pairing. But one spot on the blue-line is still available and there is, at this time, a lot of uncertainty as to who willl fill...
I guess all those beatdowns by the Winged Wheel really stuck with #61. Today, the Dispatch released Nash's trade-list and Detroit's on it.
Nash's list of "approved" destinations -- Boston, Detroit, the New York Rangers, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and San Jose...Not one of Canada's seven NHL franchises made the list, including the club Nash grew up worshipping...
Paul here for George who is deep-digging in Traverse City…
from Chuck Pleiness of Red Wings Front, The writing seems to be on the wall for Tomas Holmstrom and it’s all saying it may be time to retire.
However, Wings general manager Ken Holland isn’t ready to close the book on Holmstrom until the two of them actually sit down and meet.
“We’re going to talk, if not in...
If I am to believe what I was told by Jim Paek, the Red Wings development camp’s skill development specialists and drill coaches “dumbed things down” a bit to account for the fact that the prospects were more than a little tired and, gauging by the number of ice bags worn as fashion accessories by so many players, banged-up after last night’s scrimmage.
That being said...
The Red Wings’ prospects who took part in the afternoon version of today’s skill development and team drills at the Wings’ summer development camp were a wee bit more chipper than those who had to try to sleep off adrenaline after a rousing Tuesday night scrimmage, but the turnaround from heading back to their hotel at 10 PM and trying to get some shut-eye in before their 6...
I’m currently typing from the “mezzanine” separating the two rinks at Centre Ice Arena in Traverse City, and I’m trying to be as inconsipicuous as possible while Aaron Downey and Wings capologist Ryan Martin work their tails off with kettlebells, lunges and jumps, a rope pull while standing on a ball and lifts and drops of those barbells that look more like telephone poles—as...
First off, let me just give a huge thank you to Kevin for giving me the opportunity to be a part of THE place for all things New York Rangers on the Internet. It’s been a part of my daily routine for years and when Kevin announced he might shut down for good, I felt a part of me would be going away. This site spawned may of the others around that are read daily. So, that makes...
Just after 9:30 AM this morning, the New York Post's Larry Brooks reported two-time Washington Capital Jeff Halpern has signed a one-year deal with the New York Rangers for $700,000. Halpern, 36, played in 69 games last season with the Caps before being scratched in favor of Jay Beagle in the NHL Playoffs. Halpern scored 4 goals and 12 assists during the 2011-12 season...
Detroit, MI… Detroit Red Wings® Executive Vice President and General Manager Ken Holland and Toronto Maple Leafs® Vice President of Hockey Operations Dave Poulin today announced preliminary rosters for the 2012 Maple Leafs vs. Red Wings Alumni Showdown™ on December 31 at Comerica Park™, part of the 2012 SiriusXM Hockeytown Winter Festival™. Holland also announced that due...
Some might think that the Red Wings’ announcement that they’ll hold two Alumni games with the Toronto Maple Leafs as part of the Hockeytown Winter Festival to be as bright as what Jordin Tootoo did for charity recently, but I tend to think that the decision makes sense on several fronts:
1. First and foremost, the Wings and Leafs alumni associations are two of the biggest and...