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The gents at Capgeek have the scoop that the Rangers have signed prospect Andrew Yogan to an entry level deal. The deal is a standard two-way, three-year ELC worth with a $655,000 NHL cap hit. The deal itself includes $80,000 per year of signing bonuses, and a base salaries of $630,000, $655,000, and $680,000 over the life of the deal. If Yogan remains in the AHL, he will make $55,000, $60,000, and $62,500 for the three years of the deal.
For those wondering why he didn’t just sign right now, instead of going through an ATO with Connecticut, it’s a CBA thing. No NHL team can have 50 players signed and in the professional ranks at any given moment. The Rangers currently have 49 players (this does not count Dylan McIlrath, J.T. Miller, or Christian Thomas, who have had their ELCs slide a year because they are in Juniors). Signing Yogan would have put them at that 50 player limit. Another reason: if he were signed for this year, it would burn a year on his ELC.
All in all, it’s a smart move for the Rangers to sign Yogan. The kid has some serious potential, but injuries have been an issue over the course of his junior career. With seven forwards in the AHL set to become free agents (RFA or UFA), the Rangers will need some bodies to fill out the roster. The move was officially announced by the Rangers a few minutes ago.
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New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has agreed to terms with forward Andrew Yogan. Yogan, 20, became the first player born and raised in the state of Florida to be drafted by an NHL team when the Rangers selected him in the fourth round, 100th overall, in [...]
It will be a big time homecoming for the New York Rangers when they take on the Minnesota Wild at the Xcel Energy Center tonight. For forward Marian Gaborik, he spent the first eight years of his NHL career playing in Minnesota. And for sophomores Ryan McDonagh and Derek Stepan, Minnesota was their actual "home" where their dreams of becoming hockey players first developed...
The Rangers report that that all healthy players took part in this morning's practice and that Steve Eminger remains off the ice....does anyone know what happened to Eminger? I don't think it's ever been reported.Meanwhile, Katie Strang of ESPN NY says that Brandon Dubinsky skated on a line with Brian Boyle and Brandon Dubinsky....surprised to see the hot Dubinsky practicing...
from David Shoalts of the Globe and Mail, The Rangers claim to have problems in just about every area of their game, which is why they are 5-5 in their past 10 games as the Penguins came on strong. Up front, the Rangers are not one of the most explosive teams in the NHL, even though centre Brad Richards and right winger Marian Gaborik are clicking. Their defensive game needs tightening...
The Rangers and Penguins are seemingly locked in what will be an epic battle for first place in the Atlantic Division and Eastern Conference. The Rangers currently lead the Penguins by a single point, both with seven games remaining in the season. While many are panicking about how the Penguins could catch up so quickly (more on that in a second), the Rangers have two distinct advantages...
Marian Gaborik gives his thoughts on Tuesday night's game at Minnesota, where he spent nine years as the face of the Wild franchise...Ryan McDonagh and Derek Stepan, who grew up in Minnesota, discuss returning to their hometown tomorrow to take on the Wild...Remember to follow me on Twitter & Facebook or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TONIGHT’S GAME: The Rangers will face-off against the Minnesota Wild tonight at Xcel Energy Center (8:00 p.m.; TV: MSG Network; Radio: 1050 ESPN Radio), to begin a back-to-back road set. The Blueshirts currently sit atop the Eastern Conference standings, and rank second in the league overall, with a record of 47-21-7 (101 pts). The Rangers [...]
Tuesday when the New York Rangers take on the Minnesota Wild, it will be the first time that the 2 teams that Derek Boogaard played for will have met on the ice since his passing last May 13th. I for one hope that the teams will find a way to honor the memory of Boogaard the person.
If you love hockey then you can't forget the how and why that Derek Boogaard passed away...
That has been the story for the New York Rangers all season long and has led them to the top spot not only in the Atlantic Division and Eastern Conference, but also in the entire National Hockey League.
The Blueshirts proved once again last night that they can find ways to win without having their best stuff in a 4-3 shootout win over the Toronto Maple Leafs. It certainly was not...
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Standings: Wild (31-34-10), Rangers (47-21-7)
NYR Leading Scorer: Marian Gaborik (35-31-66)
MIN Leading Scorer: Dany Heatley (21-26-47)
NYR Goaltender: Henrik Lundqvist (56 GS, 1.93 GAA, .932 SV%)
MIN Goaltender: Josh Harding (27 GS, 2.63 GAA, .918 SV%)
Rangers Lines (probable):
Carl Hagelin-Brad Richards-Marian Gaborik
Brandon Dubinsky-Derek Stepan-Ryan Callahan
The New York Rangers have spent much of the season leading the Eastern Conference, but their grip on the top seed has become tenuous.
Three more games against opponents outside playoff position may provide a vital chance to cushion their advantage.
The Rangers look to maintain their first-place status when they face the Minnesota Wild for the only time this season Tuesday night...
The New York Rangers announced today that the start time for their regular season finale on Saturday, April 7 against the Washington Capitals at Madison Square Garden has been set for 6:30 p.m. The Saturday evening matchup will be nationally televised on NBC Sports Network.
The New York Rangers (47-21-7) visit the Minnesota Wild (31-34-10) at Xcel Energy Center starting at 8:00 p.m. For a preview go to Yahoo! Sports. Rangers Game Notes TV: MSG; Radio: ESPN Radio 1050AM, XM 205Live Stream (Don't click on ads in stream...
Jim Cerny reported this from yesterday's practice...#NYR defense pairings today see Tim Erixon skating on extra pair with Jeff Woywitka, while Stralman is with Del Zotto, Staal with Bickel— Jim Cerny (@JimCerny) March 26, 2012
...i like this decision. While Stralman has his deficiencies, Erixon is prone to defensive breakdowns which has led to Torts not completely trusting...