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DERICK BRASSARD RUMORS

Rangers in curious cap situation after re-signing Brassard

The New York Rangers perked up a few eyebrows on Sunday when they re-signed restricted free agent forward Derick Brassard to a five-year, $25 million deal. While he was a great contributor to the Rangers’ Stanley Cup Final run last season on the third line, some have wondered if he’s worth that kind of pay out. That debate is there to be had, but the effect it has on the Rangers’...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers take calculated risks with Brassard/Zuccarello contracts

Last night, the Rangers re-signed their final arbitration eligible RFA, locking up Derick Brassard to a five-year deal at $5 million per season. This came a few days after locking up another key RFA, Mats Zuccarello to a one-year deal at $3.5 million. The reactions to the Brassard and Zuccarello contracts seem to be a […] The post Rangers take calculated risks with Brassard/Zuccarello...
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July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Derick Brassard, Rangers agree to five-year, $25 million deal

Derick Brassard and the New York Rangers have agreed to terms on a new long-term contract and will avoid arbitration. According to Elliotte Friedman of Hockey Night in Canada and Larry Brooks of the New York Post, the deal will pay $25 million over five years for an annual average of $5 million. Brassard was previously scheduled for an arbitration hearing Monday, which will now be...
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July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers sign Brassard to a five year deal

According to Elliotte Friedman, the Rangers have signed restricted free agent Derick Brassard to a five year, $25 million contract. A few weeks ago I wrote about how the Rangers needed to be careful with Brassard’s next contract for the following reason: In totality, Brassard’s production and usage was very similar to Brad Richards last season. Richards was given a one year...
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July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers News: Derick Brassard "excited to come back"

Derick Brassard, a 26-year-old restricted free agent, has spoken to Pat Leonard of the Daily News at Dominic Moore's Smashfest charity benefit about his plans for next season:#450724198 / gettyimages.com"I tried to get away from the game a little bit, but now I'm back in the gym trying to get stronger and faster," said Brassard. "Just this week I was thinking...
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July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Projecting Derick Brassard’s next contract

Derick Brassard is the third and final RFA that filed for arbitration this month (Mats Zuccarello and Chris Kreider). I’ve looked at both Kreider’s and Zuccarello’s next contracts already, and with arbitration dates coming up, it’s time to look at Brassard’s potential deal. Brassard is an interesting case, if only because of his high salary […] The post Projecting Derick...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers are in a tough spot with Brassard’s next contract

The Rangers are in a tough spot with Derick Brassard. He’s a restricted free agent who is arbitration eligible, yet he really shouldn’t be paid much more than his qualifying offer of $3.7 million. But Brassard is likely seeking more than that on a long-term contract to buyout years in free agency. My best guess is he will be looking for something along the lines of Bryan Little‘s...
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July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

The curious case of Derick Brassard

Does Brassard’s future lie in New York? With the Rangers roster facing significant change in the near future one player’s situation that is a difficult one to predict is Derick Brassard’s. A player of immense natural ability, Brassard started his New York career in brilliant style as a game changing, point per game force last season and left players such as Rick Nash in his...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Brassard Not Shooting the Puck Enough

The dangers of small sample sizes; were the Rangers and their fans fooled by the outstanding performance of Derick Brassard following 13 regular season and 12 playoff contests? The 6th overall selection in the 2006 entry draft underachieved during much of his five some season run in Columbus before coming to the Rangers at the […]
Via Ranger Nation
October 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Derick Brassard – the center piece

Brassard has a great chance to re-establish himself with the Rangers With every additional pass like the perfect defense splitter that set up Dan Girardi’s huge goal against the Islanders, Derick Brassard is positioning himself to be the Rangers second option at center beyond this season. The ramifications from each additional impressive Brassard display from here on in are huge...
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April 16, 2013  |  Discuss
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