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Better Know a Ranger: Centers

The August doldrums are over, and training camp is just around the corner. To get you primed for a season that will take another two or three years off of your life, we’re doing position-by-position breakdowns of the Rangers’ roster. These opinions are trash so please disregard them immediately after reading. Derek Stepan #21 Vital continue reading...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Comparing the league’s best centers – are the Rangers getting value from Stepan & Brassard?

With Derek Stepan’s new contract it’s a fair assumption that the Rangers have locked up their top two center positions for the foreseeable future. Stepan and Brassard will cost the Rangers a total of $11.5m, but with finances, age, contract situations and production all considered, are the Rangers in a good spot with their top […]
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August 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Quick thoughts after the Derek Stepan signing

Derek Stepan signed yesterday, as new GM Jeff Gorton fit the final piece of the offseason puzzle into place. Stepan’s deal came in at six years, $39 million ($6.5 million cap hit). The deal has a full no trade for the first four years, and then a limited no trade for the final two (I […]
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July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Rangers sign Derek Stepan to six-year extension

The New York Rangers entered this offseason with a laundry list of goals, but none were bigger than re-signing Derek Stepan. Well, the club can now cross that off the list, as they’ve agreed to terms today on a six-year extension worth $39 million per Larry Brooks. The deal, which works out to a $6.5 million AAV, is good for both parties. The 25-year-old was a key player for the...
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July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Top ten things to expect to hear leading up to Derek Stepan’s arbitration

Derek Stepan’s arbitration date is tomorrow, and he will be the talk of Rangerland until the day he signs. So here are some things to expect to hear over the next two days. 1. Everyone will flip out over Stepan’s asking price. Stepan is asking for $7.25 million in arbitration. Insert rage here. In reality, […]
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July 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Stepan, Rangers Close On Salary

With Derek Stepan’s arbitration date three days away, we’re starting to find out some details about where the Rangers and Stepan’s agent stand in terms of where they are in negotiations. According to a Larry Brooks report from late last night, the Rangers and Stepan are just 750K and possibly one year apart from securing Stepan for the foreseeable future. Brooks states that...
Via NY Rangers Blog
July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Stay Or Go: Derek Stepan

Depending on who you ask, Derek Stepan is or isn’t the top center on the Rangers, but there’s one thing that’s undeniable heading into this offseason… he’s going to be paid like one. Stepan’s 2104-15 campaign didn’t begin until November 8th after he fractured his fibula in training camp, but luckily for the Rangers. he came out of the gates flying and was a point per...
Via NY Rangers Blog
June 16, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Derek Stepan goal gives Rangers Game 7 win

The New York Rangers are headed to the Eastern Conference final for the second straight season after defeating the Washington Capitals in Game 7 on Wednesday night. Rangers forward Derek Stepan scored on a rebound in overtime to give his team a 2-1 win and send the Madison Square Garden crowd into a frenzy. New York overcame a 3-1 series deficit in the conference semifinals for...
May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Stepan travels with the team to Montreal for game five

Been told Derek Stepan is accompanying the Rangers on the team flight to Montreal. No word yet on J.T. Miller. — Andrew Gross (@AGrossRecord) May 26, 2014 The fact Stepan is traveling with the team leaves open the possibility for him to return in game five on Tuesday night. Depending on how much longer this series lasts, I do think it is probable that he will play. His broken jaw...
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May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

The Rangers cannot afford to trade Derek Stepan

Derek Stepan needs to be kept in a Ranger jersey. It’s the time in hockey season where rumours are rampant. Ryan Callahan is apparently already half way out the door, the Rangers are apparently in bed with Martin St Louis and apparently Glen Sather will ‘check in’ on Ryan Kesler. All of these rumours have legs to some degree, so when you hear Derek Stepan’s name mooted as...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

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