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I. Compliance Buyout (To Buy out or Not to Buy out)
Easily the first decision made has to be whether to buy out Richards or not. Currently there is $14 mil in cap space with, in my case, 5 necessary players that need to be signed; Stepan, Hagelin, Zuccarello, McDonagh and Clowe as well as options for additional depth. Richards is not fast, nor overly physical, but he can distribute the puck which sounds a lot like Henrik Sedin. If Torterella wasn’t fired this would be an easy decision and Richards would have a house on the market, but AV is the coach for him to bring Richards back to form. Richards still has nine 60 point seasons since entering the league in 2000-2001 and when he didn’t it was due to injury or a lockout and last year was still third on the team in points. However, depending on the cap next year and his 2013-2014 I would have no hesitation in pulling the plug because his cap hit gets scarier as he approaches 40.
Side Note: I acknowledge the injury concerns with ...
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Despite coming in at 17th and 19th respectively on various prospect website rankings, the Rangers need not worry when it comes to the talent pipeline just now. Everyone assumes its cap mathematics why the Rangers will surely let Brad Richards go in twelve months time and this is indeed true but the Rangers are especially blessed with promising centers making...
Yesterday, the Rangers held a conference call with Dominic Moore to officially announce his signing...
To watch at Blueshirts United, click here.
...after everything this guy has been through the last year or so, it's great that he can get back into the game.
...i've had a couple of readers complain to me about the signing, but what's not to like about...
The New York Rangers and Mats Zuccarello, who filed for arbitration, are not far apart in their contract negotiations, according to Zuccarello through Norwegian news source TV 2.
The New York Post's Larry Brooks reported on Thursday that Zuccarello is reportedly seeking $2 million per season, but Zuccarello denies the report, saying that "12 million Krones" or...
NY RANGERS OFFSEASON
RFA’s - The most important thing to me this offseason is to get Stepan and McDonagh signed, so I would start the offseason with resigning my RFA’s.
Derek Stepan - I really like this kid, he is young, has skillful hands, and has a good hockey sense on top of the fact that he is already a very reliable player. He was second in points (on the Rangers...
MORE FUN! MORE FUN! (Adam Hunger/Reuters)
As we enter the dog-days of summer, there isn’t going to be much news coming up, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have random thoughts that have zero direction whatsoever. This is why we love Musings Day, because our brains work in odd ways.
How weird was it to have an entire free agency opening day pass and not have one major signing...
As the successor to Glen Sather, I would like to take the opportunity to thank him and the organization for giving me the chance to lead this great team. The most important aspect of this job is to keep the long standing history of the New York Rangers intact. My goal is to bring The Stanley Cup back to NY; we will not wait 54 years again! This team is built to win, with some of...
In case you missed it yesterday, Mats Zuccarello filed for arbitration before the 5pm deadline. He and the Rangers were unable to come to an agreement before the deadline, so it makes sense that he filed for arbitration. This is just a step in the process, and does not represent any ill-will on either side. Some things to note about player-elected arbitration:
Since he has filed...
This is from the NHLPA, and go figure, it's all about ping pong (including Red Wings defenseman Kyle Quincey)--and it's for a good cause:
Smashfest! Dominic Moore & Many NHL Players to Participate In Charity Ping-Pong Event on July 25th in Toronto
Second annual fundraiser hosted by Dominic Moore to feature NHL players showcasing their Ping-Pong talents while...