The New York Rangers and forward Benoit Pouliot have expressed interest in signing a contract extension, Pouliot’s agent, Kent Hughes, told the New York Daily News. From the article:
“‘They’re interested in re-signing him, and he’s interested in staying in New York,’ Pouliot’s agent, Kent Hughes of MFIVE Sports, told the Daily News by phone on Friday morning. ‘With the playoffs around the corner, I don’t expect things to accelerate until the season’s over. But once it is, there will be time to figure out whether there’s a deal to be done, and there is no reason to believe we won’t get something done.’”
Pouliot, 27, has 15 goals and 36 points in 79 games this season and is an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season.
As with every negotiation, the sticking point will be contract terms. The Ryan Callahan situation highlighted how mutual interest in a contract extension doesn’t automatically equate to a completed deal. That being said, “there is no reason to believe we wo