Rangers banking on Dan Boyle

When the Rangers signed Dan Boyle to a two-year deal worth $9 million, they were signing someone to fill a pair of holes. The first hole to fill was that of the now departed Anton Stralman on the second pair, and the second was to fill Brad Richards’ role on the powerplay. It’s a gamble to […] The post Rangers banking on Dan Boyle appeared first on Blue Seat Blogs.
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Brian Leetch On The New York Rangers

from Katie Strang of ESPN, The Rangers’ sturdy back end was a huge component in their playoff success last spring, when they made a run to the Stanley Cup finals against the Los Angeles Kings. Anton Stralman signed with Tampa Bay in free agency, but Leetch would like to see much of that defensive corps remain intact. Priority No. 1, of course, is signing Staal to a new...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Shut out in free-agency, Detroit still seeks balance

A few days after their season ended, the Red Wings talked about the need of securing a right-handed shooting defenseman. The Red Wings played the majority of last season with all left-handed shots. In a perfect world, coach Mike Babcock likes one of each on his three pairings, creating balance and theoretically making for better passing and overall cleaner puck movement. There...
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July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Way Too Early to Worry About Next Season

In the eyes of much of the mainstream NHL media, the New York Rangers have not had a good summer. They bemoan the losses of Brad Richards, Benoit Pouliot, Anton Stralman and Brian Boyle while suggesting the club didn’t adequately replace those losses in free agency. Many pundits also point out that some of the […]
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July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers Sign Steady Stempniak

The New York Rangers surprised many by qualifying for the 2014 Stanley Cup Finals and did so based in large part on the strength of their club’s depth. Salary cap constraints have conspired to rob the team of some of that depth with Benoit Pouliot, Brad Richards, Anton Stralman and Brian Boyle all departing as […]
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July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers Face a Busy Summer after Deep Postseason Run

It has been a busy summer for the New York Rangers. Center Brad Richards has been bought out of a contract that paid him $9 million this past season, while forwards Benoit Pouliot,  Brian Boyle, and defenseman Anton Stralman, all key parts of the Rangers’ remarkable run to the Stanley Cup Finals, have departed the Big Apple through unrestricted free agency.With the dust settled...
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July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

NHL Offseason Winners: The Tampa Bay Lightning

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Thus far I have highlighted the Dallas Stars as my biggest winners during this NHL offseason – but the Stars still find themselves tough against in-division rivals from the Central Division and other clubs from the Western Conference. The narrative, on the other hand, is quite different for those teams closer to the Atlantic. The Eastern Conference...
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July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

What The Rangers RFA’s Will Cost

Although great to see the New York Rangers make a Stanley Cup Final run, it hurts more this offseason as all their RFA’s had strong regular seasons backed up with 13 playoff victories. Glen Sather knew the Rangers would not have much wiggle room with free agency after re-signing Chris Kreider, Derick Brassard, Mats Zuccarello, and John Moore to new contracts. Danny Boyle was the...
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July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Lighting Loading Up For Next Season

#84673845 / The Tampa Bay Lighting were able to call their 2013-3014 season a success even though they were swept in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals but the Montreal Canadiens. In hopes of replicating their season but this time with a better ending, the Lighting have gone out and made some key signings in free agency. There’s no denying the level of talent...
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July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Stralman says Lightning "close to complete"

New Lightning defenseman Anton Stralman is a huge heavy metal music fan, and can string a few tunes himself. Stralman, 27, said when he and his wife Johanna moved in together in 2005, he had to give up video games, so he decided to buy a guitar for his 19th birthday. He’s no Slash, but can play Guns N Roses “Patience” pretty well. “I wish I was good, like to think I’m...
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July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

What The New Rangers Bring

Since July 1st, where the Rangers did not make a big splash and instead brought in what they felt were outside needs that filled gaps, there has been a suspicion whether they have gotten better or worse. Out went Brian Boyle, Derek Pouliot, Anton Stralman, and Derek Dorsett and all of a sudden this team is missing some key players from last seasons Stanley Cup run.  The new...
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July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Anton Stralman Likes His New Team

from Joe Smith of Lightning Strikes, While Stralman doesn't know the bay area very well, he knows the team is joining. "This team really excites me," Stralman said. "I think this team is very promising. It's been real interesting the last few years and obviously Steve Yzerman has done a tremendous job. When you're making your choice, you want to...
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July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Wings target Caps defenseman Mike Green as he’s ‘destined to be traded’

It’s been a difficult offseason thus far for the Red Wings fans who patiently await word on which defenseman could be the newest addition to the blue line this upcoming year. After being unable to sign the likes of  Dan Boyle, Matt Niskanen, and Anton Stralman last week Ken Holland and the Red Wings front office now turn to the trade market to fulfill that need. Arizona defenseman...
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July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

The Current Rangers Look For Next Season

As we approach mid-July and NHL Free Agency has slowed down, most of the serviceable players have been signed by their new (or current) teams. Therefore, we take a look at what the Rangers could possibly look like heading into next season, assuming they resign Derick Brassard, Mats Zuccarello,  Chris Kreider, and John Moore with their remaining $14 million in cap space. Here is...
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July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Anton Stralman eager to place trust in Lightning's direction

TAMPA, Fla. -- Anton Stralman stood in a small room at Tampa Bay Times Forum, wearing new professional colors as a sign of his trust. The veteran defenseman agreed to a five-year, $22.5 million deal with the Tampa Bay Lightning last Tuesday, and the sight never would be possible without faith in his new franchise's possible rise. Stralman, who spent the past three seasons with...
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July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Nine questions for Lightning coach Jon Cooper

A finalist for NHL Coach of the Year and catalyst of Tampa Bay's surprising 101-point season and its return to the Stanley Cup playoffs for the first time since 2011, Jon Cooper spent the outset of steamy July at the club's development camp in Brandon while also ensconced in planning meetings with general manager Steve Yzerman and the Lightning staff. Hot fun in the summertime...
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July 05, 2014  |  Discuss

My kingdom for a center

When the music stopped on the NHL’s annual game of July 1 musical chairs, the Rangers were clearly left standing. Not only had they lost Brian Boyle, Benoit Pouliot, Anton Stralman and Brad Richards, but they were also left with minimal cap space and a much smaller group of incoming players. The kicker to all […] The post My kingdom for a center appeared first on Blue Seat Blogs.
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July 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Under Review – Bolts Sunday Night Frenzy Reaps Free Agency Day Benefits

#461381899 / Allan Brown Tampa Bay Lightning Writer If NHL free agency day is like Christmas for hockey fans, then Christmas Eve came a day early for followers of the Tampa Bay Lightning. What started out as just an average – albeit typically hot – Tampa Bay Sunday summer night turned into a three-hour rollercoaster ride that saw three veteran Lightning players...
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July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Callahan Helped Bring Boyle & Stralman to Tampa

After being traded to the Lightning, Ryan Callahan provided veteran leadership and his patented hard-nosed style to a Tampa team in need of both. Apparently, Callahan has also become a valuable scout as he offered useful information on Brian Boyle and Anton Stralman that GM Steve Yzerman used before deciding to sign both former Ranger players (TBO)… “We got (Callahan’s) thoughts...
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July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

A few thoughts about the Rangers, free agency, and Joe McGrath

There is no sugar coating this, day one of free agency for the Rangers was a total disaster. My worst case scenario happened; Dan Boyle replaced Anton Stralman, JT Miller appears likely to be the third line center going into training camp, and Benoit Pouliot got all the money. Okay, what actually happened was worse than my ‘worst’ case scenario. Because in addition to everything...
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July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

The Tampa Bay Lightning Fill Their Needs

from Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune, After clearing out salary cap heading into free agency, the Lightning found a way to utilize some of that available space Tuesday to land one of the top defensemen on the market in Anton Stralman while adding some needed size up front with center Brian Boyle. Tampa Bay also signed veteran goaltender Evgeni Nabokov to a one-year...
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July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Were the Red Wings ‘rejected’ as a ‘destination?’

Presented without comment, from the Free Press's Helene St. James: July 1, the busiest day of the NHL off-season because high noon marked the opening of the unrestricted free market. It was an utter dud for Detroit. They got rejected by Dan Boyle, who signed with the New York Rangers for two years and $9 million, less than the two years and $10 million offered by the...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Lightning sign defenseman Anton Stralman to 5-year deal

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- The Tampa Bay Lightning have landed a veteran to help them on the blue line. Defenseman Anton Stralman was lured to the Lightning as a free agent on Tuesday with a $22.5 million, five-year contract. He scored one goal and had 13 assists last season for the New York Rangers, and had five assists in 25 playoff games. The 27-year-old Swede has 18 career goals and...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Lightning sign Anton Stralman

The Lightning have signed Anton Stralman to a five year, $22.5M contract. For you math scholars out there, that’s the same $4.5M cap hit that the Rangers signed Dan Boyle for. According to Larry Brooks, Stralman asked the Rangers for the same contract and they refused. The Rangers are making it pretty obvious that they didn’t truly understand the value of Anton Stralman; that...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Anton Stralman is headed to Tampa Bay

The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed Anton Stralman to a 5 year worth a total of $22.5M. Correction on Stralman contract with Lightning: It's $22.5 M over 5 years — Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) July 1, 2014
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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