Found July 11, 2013 on NY Rangers Blog:
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 a fourth line center who will give his all on every shift. He is the kind of guy we complained about the Rangers not having last year. Plus he's been to two Conference Finals, so he is battle tested. ...Moore also has a career 52.4% faceoff success rate and we all know how horrendous the Rangers are on faceoffs. He will be even more (no pun intended) important in Vigneault's zone matching system as he will likely be taking the bulk of the defensive zone faceoffs. Remember to follow me on Twitter & Facebook or e-mail me at  

Another RFA re-signs: Carl Hagelin re-ups for two years

The Rangers have ticked off another item on their to-do list this summer, locking up RFA winger Carl Hagelin to a two-year deal with a $2.25 million cap hit per season. This is a significant raise on his $875,000 cap hit from last season, but still represents the standard bridge contract that Slats has been giving his RFAs following ELC expiry. The lone exceptions to the bridge contract...

Justin Falk signs one-year deal

Slats is busy today, locking up another RFA this afternoon. Per Larry Brooks, the recently acquired Justin Falk has signed with the Rangers on a one-year deal worth $975,000. Falk, who will likely serve as the seventh defenseman, was acquired for Benn Ferriero in June.  With the Falk signing, Derek Stepan and Mats Zuccarello are the only two remaining RFAs that need to be signed. Tweet

Rangers Continue Taking Care of RFA Business

Just days after signing D Ryan McDonagh to a six-year deal worth $28.2MM, the Rangers reached agreements with two of their remaining RFA’s today. Carl Hagelin received a two-year, $4.5MM contract while the newly acquired Justin Falk got a one-year, $975,000 deal. That leaves Derk Stepan and Mats Zuccarello as the last unsigned RFA’s. Hagelin will earn $2.1MM for 2013-2014...

Rangers would be wise to give Zuccarello another deal

The Rangers won’t find a better alternative than Zuccarello Mats Zuccarello has proven he has NHL ability, even if he hasn’t proven he can score consistently over an 82 game season. However at this stage, whoever the Rangers employ for a scoring role on among the top nine wing positions they will be taking a calculated risk, especially when you look at the alternatives – viable...

Strange but neat: Kyle Quincey to help with Dominic Moore’s charitable ping pong event

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...

Off-season plan finalist #3

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...

Rangers Sign Falk For One Year, $975K

BREAKING NEWS: #NYR Have agreed to terms with Defenseman Justin Falk (@JuicerFalk). Details to follow on — New York Rangers (@NYRangers) July 10, 2013 The deal is for one-year at $950,000. Pat Leonard at the Daily News reports that the Rangers will continue discussions with Mats Zuccarello today with the hope of avoiding arbitration. ...i...

Off-season plan finalist #1

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...

Musings: Depth options, absurd spending, bottom six competition, and more

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...

Zuccarello filing for arbitration is part of the business

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...

Carl Hagelin Signs Two-Year Contract Extension With Rangers by   Steven Ellis

The New York Rangers have agreed to terms with forward Carl Hagelin, signing him to a two-year deal worth $4.5 million Hagelin had 10 goals and 14 assists while playing all 48 regular-season games this past season and added three goals and three assists in 12 postseason games. Hagelin has career totals of 24 goals and 62 points in 112 regular-season games, [...]

Rangers Re-Sign Hagelin to Two Year, $4.5M Deal

BREAKING NEWS: #NYR @CarlHagelin has agreed to terms on a new contract. Details to follow on — New York Rangers (@NYRangers) July 10, 2013 The deal is two-years, $4.5 million for a $2.25 million AAV. ...this is a bit rich for my blood. Was hoping for between $1.5 & $2 million. Less money available to get Zuccarello re-signed. I still think...

Off-season plan finalist #2

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...

McDonagh Excited About Vigneault's Offensive System

Andrew Gross at the Bergen Record reports that Ryan McDonagh is excited about Alain Vigneault’s emphasis on getting defensemen up the ice with more consistency so they can help the attack... “I know I’ve got a responsibility in my own end first and foremost. But in this day and age, defensemen create second and third opportunities. I’m definitely trying to instill in...
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