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The Rangers have five RFAs headed into the offseason. In order to qualify for offer sheet compensation, the organization must present qualifying offers to their RFAs before the start of free agency. All QOs are one year deals. Here are the salaries to be presented in the QOs:
Ryan McDonagh: $826,875
Derek Stepan: $826,875
Carl Hagelin: $660,000
Mats Zuccarello: $735,000
Mike Sauer (not expected to receive a QO): $1.25 million
Of the five RFAs, Sauer will likely not receive a QO. None of the other four will accept their QO either. This is just a step in the process.
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When Dave and the staff here at Blue Seat Blogs first conjured up the concept of “Stay or Go” posts, they were originally meant to be for current roster players on the verge of free agency. Although Boyle isn’t a free agent this offseason — his deal is up next year — I think it’s worth discussing moving the big fella given our cap issues and some of our roster needs...
Another #NYR note: Rangers and reps for RFA D Ryan McDonagh have held preliminary contract talks, but nothing serious yet
— Katie Strang (@KatieStrangESPN) June 11, 2013
McDonagh just completed a three year deal that paid him $1.3 million per year ($875K salary + $425K performance bonus + $87.5K signing bonus).
...the Rangers are notorious for playing hardball with...
Perhaps the most important task on the agenda of Glen Sather (or whomever may be calling the shots on Manhattan) this summer is extending the contract of shutdown defender Ryan McDonagh. We’ve already assessed the value of fellow RFA Derek Stepan and determined he is going to be expensive. McDonagh, given his performance through the [...]
According to his Twitter account, Michael Del Zotto became the third Ranger to have surgery this offseason. It does not sound like his injury was as serious as the torn labrums suffered by Ryan Callahan and Carl Hagelin though. Since the type of surgery is unknown, and the team has not formally announced anything, a timetable for a return has not been provided.
John Moore recently spoke to Blueshirts United about the taking advantage of the opportunity he has in New York...
“It’s really refreshing going into the summer realizing that there’s a real opportunity here for me to grow my game. It’s going to make my approach to offseason training that much more intense. The onus falls on me to come in here and be in good shape, ready...
Michael Del Zotto tweeted that he had a "long morning of surgery" today.
He adds that he will be back in top shape in no time.
While the Rangers had announced surgeries for Ryan Callahan and Carl Hagelin, there have been no mentions of Del Zotto going under the knife.
...oooooohhhhhhh, no wonder he played so poorly in the playoffs. His mental gaffes obviously...
from Larry Brooks of the NY Post,
The leader in the clubhouse would be Alain Vigneault. That, of course, excludes the other leader in the clubhouse named Mark Messier.
This is the state of the Rangers’ search for a coach that paused yesterday following Vigneault’s visit on Tuesday with general manager Glen Sather and front office personnel at the club’s organizational...
Larry Brooks at the New York Post reports that Alaine Vigneault is believed to have made a favorable impression on Glen Sather during his interview on Tuesday, though an offer for the Rangers head coaching vacancy does not seem imminent, unless the Stars make a time-sensitive offer to Vigneault.
Stars GM Jim Nill says he'd like to have a decision on a new head coach by the...
Gerry Kahrmann , PNG files
There has been a whole lot of news recently, and Chris was kind enough to be unavailable to write the Musings this week. That means I get to do a brain dump on the offseason so far, which is super.
Starting with the coaching, I am still surprised that the Rangers fired John Tortorella. I don’t believe they intended to do this initially, but something...
As I posted Sunday, Glen Sather really needs to add a little pep to his step if he doesn't want another top head coaching candidate to sign elsewhere.
According to Darren Dreger at TSN, after his interview with the Rangers yesterday, Alaine Vigneault is expected to re-connect with the Dallas Stars in the next few days. The former Canucks head coach is considered a top choice...
The Rangers have been burned by ex-Devils before, but that’s not what should keep them away from David Clarkson
We all know that converted Devils haven’t made for the best Rangers. It’s an inescapable trend, but it would also be foolish for the team to make decisions based on past history rather than judging what individual players bring to the table.
So with that said, GM...
A head coaching switcheroo of sorts may be in the works in the NHL, and Bruins fans are very familiar with both coaches involved.
Former New York Rangers coach John Tortorella interviewed about the Vancouver Canucks’ coaching vacancy on Tuesday, Katie Strang of ESPN.com reports, while the Rangers spoke with former Canucks boss Alain Vigneault about taking over Tortorella’s old...
The New York Rangers defeated the Vancouver Canucks 3-2 in Game 7 to capture their fourth Stanley Cup 19 years ago this Friday on June 14, 1994. Finishing the regular season with a record of 52–24–8 to earn the Presidents’ Trophy, the Rangers outclassed the New York Islanders and Washington Capitals to advance to the conference finals. In a classic matchup, captain Mark Messier...
Katie Strang at ESPN.com reports that the Dallas Stars have former Rangers head coach John Tortorella on their radar as they continue their search for a new head coach.
Strang adds that the Stars have yet to seek permission from the Rangers to speak with Tortorella.
...wonder if Torts will place a call to Sean Avery to get some insight into what Dallas has to offer. lol...
Defense was a hallmark of the 2011-2012 New York Rangers. It was arguably the key ingredient in their run to the Eastern Conference Finals. They had an unwavering commitment to shot-blocking and solid play in their own end. Even without a ton of roster turnover, the unit was not as proficient as they were last season, but still had a solid campaign overall. Let’s look at...