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Bergen Record - Michael Del Zotto, Matt Gilroy sign with the Rangers
New York Post - Rangers’ Gaborik switches sides
Daily News - Bondy: Torts happy to be back ... and still growling
New York Times - First Rangers Practice Finds Tortorella in Midseason Form
Newsday - Tortorella running less intense camp
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Big decision looming for MDZ
Michael Del Zotto needs to be very conscious of how the next few days play out. How the young blueliner deals with the contract situation and the start of the upcoming abbreviated season is – to an extent – a crossroad in his young Rangers career.
The Rangers fan base can be an unforgiving one. When the crowd turns on you, the Garden can be a tough...
Per Bob McKenzie, the Rangers have agreed to terms with RFA defenseman Michael Del Zotto. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed, but Del Zotto will be in camp today. MDZ was priority number one for the Rangers in their “preseason” agenda.
We will post more updates as they become available.
With Larry Brooks at the New York Post reporting that the Rangers are scheduled to take physicals Sunday morning, then be on the ice by early afternoon if the necessary CBA paperwork is completed, Steve Zipay at Newsday feels there's a chance Michael Del Zotto might not be signed in time for the start of training camp.
Here's Del Zotto...
"We started talking...
New York Rangers defenseman Michael Del Zotto has agreed to a new contract with the team, according to a TSN report. Del Zotto would become the first restricted free agent to sign under new Collective Bargaining Agreement, which went into effect Saturday. The 22-year-old was selected 20th overall in the 2008 Draft by the Rangers.
“@nyrangers: #NYR agreed to terms with defensemen @michaeldelzotto and Matt Gilroy”/ Del Zotto’s deal is two years with AAV of $2.55M. — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) January 13, 2013 … this is great! It’s nice to know Michael Del Zotto will be with the Rangers when they begin their season next weekend and they won’t be [...]
Larry Brooks at the NY Post reports that the Rangers have signed Matt Gilroy to a $650,000, one-year deal.
Gilroy has 6g, 9a in 34 games with the Whale this season and is a -16.
...nothing wrong with a little depth on the blueline.
...while he has been horrific defensively with the Whale this season, he could be used if the Rangers power play faulters again this year...
These are the exact words that can be used to describe New York Rangers' defenseman Michael Del Zotto's new two-year deal with the club.
There is no doubting Del Zotto's offensive skills. Last season, Del Zotto was fifth on the team in the regular season with 41 points (10 goals and 31 assists) while adding another 10 (2 goals and 8 assists) in 20 postseason games....
Per Larry Brooks, the Rangers have agreed to terms with defenseman Matt Gilroy. The contract is believed to be for one year at $650,000. We noted that Gilroy adds some much-needed depth and flexibility to the Rangers blue line, and was number two on the list of things we can expect the Rangers can do with business operating as usual.
Michael Del Zotto has agreed to tentative terms with NYR and is expected in camp today tho aspects of contract are still being worked on.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) January 13, 2013
No terms have been released.
...had to assume this would get done this morning. Tough to comment without knowing the terms, but I can say that I'm glad to see Del Zotto back. Despite...
The New York Rangers signed defenseman Matt Gilroy to a one-year contract, and the New York Post reported the deal is worth $650,000. He provides depth for the Rangers after getting three goals and 17 assists in 67 games last season, which he split between Tampa Bay and Ottawa. Gilroy has been playing this season in the AHL with the Rangers' affiliate in Hartford, Conn.
Per Bob McKenzie, Michael Del Zotto and the Rangers have agreed to tentative terms and MDZ is expected in training camp today. Aspects of the deals are still being worked on.
With the news that the Rangers and MDZ were about 600k apart yesterday, I was pretty confident the team and player would agree on a contract. The Rangers were reportedly offered a two-year deal averaging...
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By James Stephan (@J_Habs)
On January 13th, 2013, Canadiens GM Mark Bergevin met with the media at the Brossard practice facility to announce that the Montreal Canadiens have officially parted ways with enigmatic center Scott Gomez.
Bergevin stated that this was in the best interest of the Montreal Canadiens future.
After an abysmal season of eleven...
HARTFORD, January 13, 2013: Connecticut Whale general manager Jim Schoenfeld announced today that the parent New York Rangers have recalled forward Chris Kreider from loan to the Whale, and that defenseman Matt Gilroy has been released from his AHL Contract.
Gilroy has signed an NHL free agent contract with the Rangers, and both players will be joining the Rangers for the start...
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With the official signing of the Memorandum of Understanding yesterday the NHL lockout officially ended, and teams are now free to pursue business as usual. Teams are now finally allowed to sign free agents (restricted or unrestricted), make trades, make call ups, and perform other duties required for the start of the season.
For Glen Sather and the Rangers...
The Blueshirt Bulletin is back
A nice quiet Sunday from the New York Ranger and New York Islander prospects which allowed me time to work on interviews with Cristoval Nieves on Monday and then a surprise on Tuesday. Those interviews will be in the season opening issue of the Blueshirt Bulletin.
Michael Del Zotto (NYR 2011 4th) is in a bit of a slump having no goals in his last...