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Michael Del Zotto
New York Rangers
The New York Rangers need to start taking notes. The Boston Bruins and Edmonton Oilers recently gave big contract extensions to their young stars, and the Rangers should do the same in the next two days.
Michael Del Zotto still hasn’t signed his two- or three-year deal, and if general manager Glen Sather was smart, he’d give him a bigger offer in terms of years. Besides Del Zotto, Ryan McDonagh, Derek Stepan, Carl Hagelin and Michael Sauer will all be restricted free agents next season, but shouldn’t even get to that point.
With the current collective bargaining agreement set to expire on Sept. 15, the Rangers have three days (counting today) to get these guys–most notably McDonagh–signed to long-term deals. Why? you ask, because the new proposed CBA has many restrictions on player contracts.
It’s been no secret the owners are looking to lower the next salary cap, but they are also looking to limit the years on player contracts. No more 17-year deals like that of Ilya Kovalchuck, o...
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Per Renaud Lavoie, the Rangers have signed prospect Michael St. Croix to an entry level deal:
Rangers have signed Michael St. Croix. 3 year / $575 000 avg + 270 000 SB (2 way)
— Renaud P Lavoie (@RenLavoieRDS) September 14, 2012
The deal is great for both sides. St. Croix has the potential to be a fantastic scorer in the league, especially considering how he has dominated the...
Much of the focus following Washington's signing of John Carlson to a six-year, $23.8 million deal has been on the Rangers need to sign MDZ. While I agree with that to a certain extent, the bigger key is to lock up Ryan McDonagh long-term.
We all know MDZ is an RFA and the two sides are probably at least a million a year apart in terms of his expected (MDZ) and perceived ...
Since the Rangers and Michael Del Zotto couldn't agree on a deal before the previous CBA expired at midnight last night, the young Rangers defenseman is at the mercy of the new CBA, which, according to Larry Brooks at the New York Post, might not be a good thing for him..."If the cap is squeezed coming out of the lockout, Del Zotto, who may see his arbitration rights and...
Bruce Garrioch at the Ottawa Sun reports that Wade Redden is expected to be among those players blocked from going to training camp when the lockout takes effect tonight at 11:59 p.m..."It'll be a money-saving move by the Rangers. Redden, 35, is scheduled to make $5 million this season with a salary-cap hit of $6.5 million on a deal that doesn't expire until the end...
Peter Ceresnak (Peterborough Petes)
On the day when NHL commissioner Gary Bettman announced that there will be yet another lockout; the best response was simple the New York Ranger and New York Islander prospects are still going to keep playing. For all of you who are swearing off hockey because of the NHL/NHLPA nonsense then you don't know what you are going to miss.
Snap reactions to NHL 13, which I finally got to try out on Thursday night.
1. The video introduction by Claude Giroux about the new skating system was hilarious. Giroux was totally disinterested, but it’s actually a really effective explanation of the revamped skating.
2. Derek Stepan scored my first goal in NHL 13. Just saying, I think he has more goals in him this season...
If the Rangers and Michael Del Zotto want to get a contract signed under the current CBA then they're going to have to get things moving quickly. The NHL locks out at midnight tonight, and according to ESPN's Katie Strang, it appears that the a deal won't be reached beforehand. #NYR No deal expected to be reached between Rangers and defenseman Michael Del Zotto before...
When talking about hockey coaches and the impact they have on their respective clubs to be better, one name that should come to mind is legendary Hockey Hall of Famer Herb Brooks.
Brooks was behind the bench when Team USA won Olympic Gold in 1980 and finished with the Silver Medal in 2002. "Herbie" was also behind the bench for the New York Rangers in the early 1980...
When it was reported on Tuesday that Marian Gaborik (shoulder) skated during an informal practice, the thought in my head was of him skating circles by himself in the corner, not leading the break on a potential odd man rush with Ryan Callahan (via Blueshirts United)......am I the only one surprised with this picture? I know you can't tell much by looking at one photo, but I...
Official Release From The NY Rangers:
NEW YORK RANGERS
Assign Eight Players to Connecticut (AHL)
NEW YORK, September 14, 2012 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has assigned the following eight players to the Connecticut Whale of the American Hockey League (AHL): defensemen Sean Collins, Logan Pyett and Mike Vernace,...
It's officially official.
The 2012-13 NHL hockey season has been locked out until further notice. Negotiations between the league and the NHLPA will continue in the coming weeks/months (we hope), hopefully ending in a resolution that will bring about a delayed start to the season rather than a year-long lockout, but nothing is certain.
As for the rules applied to players...
Michael St. Croix (Edmonton Oil Kings)
From our friends at the Edmonton Oil Kings announcing that the Rangers have signed Michael St. Croix (2011 4th) to a Entry Level Contract. St. Croix very much deserved this contract.
Edmonton, AB - The Edmonton Oil Kings are very proud to congratulate forward Michael St. Croix on signing his three-year NHL entry-level contract with the...
Larry Brooks over at the NY Post this morning reports Ranger players are actively looking to rent rinks in the NYC metro area, to maintain their level of conditioning and to prepare for John Tortorella's infamous bag skating tests if/when the 2012-13 season begins. The players had been practicing every few days at the Rangers training facility since the middle of August, getting...
Michael St. Croix (Edmonton Oil Kings)
It wasn't a bad way to start our final weekend of CHL preseason as the New York Rangers signed 2011 4th round pick Michael St. Croix to an entry level contract. The message from the Rangers is crystal clear; if you work hard and follow their plan for your development then you will be rewarded.
St. Croix becomes the 2nd member of the...