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MARC STAAL RUMORS & GOSSIP

Agent: ‘All Quiet’ on Staal Extension Talks

Buried within a great piece yesterday on Rangers legend Brian Leetch discussing his time as Rangers captain and offering his thoughts on why Ryan McDonagh makes sense as the next potential man to where the ‘C’ on a Broadway Blueshirt, Katie Strang of ESPN offered up a nugget regarding the status of contract talks between defenseman Marc Staal and the team: Priority No. 1, of...
Via NY Rangers Blog
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers need to re-sign D Marc Staal ... soon

No, the leaves aren’t falling from the trees just yet but, as it relates to the NHL, summertime is growing short. Groups of players will start informally skating at their teams’ practice facilities within a couple of weeks. As it relates to the Rangers, it means the window for signing defenseman Marc Staal to an extension this off-season — and not letting one of their foundation...
Via Pro Sports Daily
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers contract talks Staal-ed with defenseman

So, it has been seven weeks since Alec Martinez ended the Rangers’ season in Los Angeles, seven weeks in which general manager Glen Sather has made no attempt to lock up Marc Staal with a long-term contract extension before he goes into his potential walk year. “There’s been no discussion at all, but I did get a call from Jeff early in the offseason telling me that they were...
Via Pro Sports Daily
24 days ago  |  Discuss

The Rangers dilemma with Marc Staal accelerates

Marc Staal is one year away from unrestricted free agency and the Rangers may have already missed their best opportunity to solve the dilemma. According to Larry Brooks, Staal may be seeking a multi year deal worth $5.5M per, which is entirely too much for the Rangers-bred defenseman. If Staal really is seeking the same six year, $30M contract that the Rangers gave Dan Girardi...
Via Save By Richter
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Musings: What’s next? What is the ideal situation to trade Marc Staal?

Happy Almost-Three-Day-Weekend folks. A lot has gone on in Rangerland over the past few days, so let’s get to the musings. The Rangers have $14.6 million in cap space to fill six forward spots and one defense spot. If you allocate about $12 million to Derick Brassard ($4 million), Mats Zuccarello ($4.5 million) , Chris […] The post Musings: What’s next? What is the ideal situation...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Staal injury update: 2-3 weeks assuming no setbacks

It looks like we have some positive news on the Marc Staal front. Per Kevin Paul Dupont, the Rangers expect Staal to miss an additional two or three weeks, assuming no setbacks in the recovery process. That represents the best possible scenario, and is great news for Staal and the Rangers. Tweet
Via Blue Seat Blogs
March 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Staal update: Out indefinitely, expected to make full recovery

The Rangers released a statement today about the status of Marc Staal: “Following an injury suffered in last night’s game vs. Philadelphia, Marc Staal was examined today in New York by Dr. Mark Fromer, ophthalmologist, and Dr. Mendel Markowitz, maxillofacial surgeon.  The injury has improved significantly and both doctors are optimistic that Marc will make a full recovery.  Staal...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
March 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Marc Staal takes puck to the eye against the Philadelphia Flyers

This was a very scary moment during the Philadelphia Flyers-New York Rangers game.  You know someone is hurt badly when your rival starts calling to your bench for a trainer.  Marc Staal was writhing around on the ground in very obvious pain, and the damage done is unclear at the moment. With 14:15 minutes left in the third period, Flyers defensemen Kimmo Timonen let this bomb...
Via Diehardsport
March 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Rangers Marc Staal Hit in Eye by Slap Shot (video)

Visors aren’t mandatory in the NHL, but the league might reconsider now. Rangers defenseman Marc Staal took a puck to the eye area on Tuesday night against the Philadelphia Flyers. Check out a photo of the moment of impact below. document.getElementById('wpcom-iframe-form-2f93c010aaa483bf555a03855...
Via NESN.com
March 05, 2013  |  2 Comments

Musings: Why are people always saying to trade Marc Staal?

Did you know that Staal has brothers? (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) Over the past few days, we’ve covered the need for a bottom-pairing defenseman here, here, here, here, and here. Suffice it to say, we think it’s a glaring hole that none on the current roster can adequately fill for a Stanley Cup contending team. But yet, despite that glaring hole, many think that the...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
January 24, 2013  |  Discuss
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