Ranger News and Random Thoughts On Other League Business

In what is now old news, the Rangers avoided arbitration with their final eligible RFA agreeing to a five-year, $25MM deal with Derick Brassard. The 27-year-old pivot, coming off a season in which he tallied a career-high 18 goals, will now be expected to live up to the terms of the deal and increase his […]
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Lack Of Depth May Hurt The Rangers

from Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe, It was a given that the Rangers would buy out Brad Richards upon the conclusion of their Cup run. They needed to apply the 34-year-old’s annual cap hit toward their restricted free agents: Derick Brassard, Mats Zuccarello, Chris Kreider, and John Moore. They did just that by saying goodbye to Richards, reclaiming the center’s...
Via Kukla's Korner
18 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL News: Transactions for July 30th

The hits just keep on coming.Man oh man. Dwight King becomes the highest paid third line left wing, and Andy Greene gets Derick Brassard money. Cray!Los Angeles KingsDwight King, F, age 25, re-sign to the tune of three-years worth $5.85M. - More info from Matt Riegler.New Jersey DevilsAndy Greene, D, age 31, signed an extension starting in 2015-'16 worth five-years and $25M...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

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’...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers sign Derick Brassard to five-year deal

Derick Brassard has agreed to terms with the New York Rangers on a new contract. According to Brassard’s agent, it’s a five-year contract. Interesting last couple of hours, I can confirm that Derick Brassard has agreed to terms on a 5 year contract. — Allan Walsh (@walsha) July 27, 2014 The deal is worth $25 million and contains a limited no-trade clause. NYR sign Brassard...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Edmonton Oilers have “keen interest” in Pittsburgh Penguins’ RFA Brandon Sutter

Everytime an NHL centre of decent pedigree is listed as possibly available, it seems someone connects the dots and suggests the Edmonton Oilers as a team likely to be interested in his services. This is especially true of restricted free agents. It happened with Ryan O’Reilly, Patrik Berglund, Lars Eller, and Derick Brassard, who all have since signed extensions with their previous...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers Ink Brassard

The New York Rangers have signed restricted free agent Derick Brassard to a long-term deal at 5 years $25 million.  The news came just one day prior to Brassard’s scheduled arbitration hearing.  It was reported late Saturday night by Elliotte Friedman of Continue reading The post Rangers Ink Brassard appeared first on NYR Center Ice.
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24 days ago  |  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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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers News: Brassard Gets Paid

New York Rangers GM Glen Sather still hasn't gone to arbitration since Nikolai Zherdev in 2009.#490366177 / gettyimages.comDerick Brassard has come to terms with the New York Rangers and Elliotte Friedman has the details,NYR sign Brassard to 5 yr, $25M deal— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) July 27, 2014Brassard set career highs in goals last year with 18, and second highest...
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25 days ago  |  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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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Derick Brassard, Rangers Agree To Five-Year, $25 Million Contract

Derick Brassard is staying with the New York Rangers as both sides have avoided arbitration by coming to terms on a five-year contract worth $25 million, per Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet. One note: Brassard deal not yet signed, but tomorrow's arbitration hearing is cancelled— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) July 27, 2014 The 26-year-old primarily played a second-line center...
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers re-sign Derick Brassard to five-year contract

There are multiple reports that the Rangers have re-signed RFA center Derick Brassard to a five-year deal worth $25 million ($5 million cap hit). The deal will keep their second line center in blue until the age of 31. Brassard found chemistry with linemates Mats Zuccarello and Benoit Pouliot last season, putting up a line […] The post Rangers re-sign Derick Brassard to five-year...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers Sign Brassard To Five-Year Deal

The New York Rangers have signed restricted free agent Derick Brassard to a five year, $25 million deal, according to CBC’s Elliotte Friedman. Brassard, 26, was set to go to arbitration Monday (tomorrow) and would have been an unrestricted free agent at the end of the 2014-2015 season. This is a bit of a bold move from Rangers’ management. Five years is a significant commitment...
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25 days ago  |  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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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Derick Brassard/New York Rangers Agree To A Five-Year Deal

NYR sign Brassard to 5 yr, $25M deal — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) July 27, 2014
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers News: Negotiations continue with Derick Brassard

Arbitration looms as Derick Brassard and New York Rangers continue to negotiate.#494519639 / gettyimages.comAs Derick Brassard told Pat Leondard of the NY Dailey News, "Just this week I was thinking about how excited I am about going back to New York and playing again."Yet he and the Rangers remain about $1.1M apart on his salary, according to Elliotte Friedman of HNIC...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Friedman: $1.1 million gap on Derick Brassard contract

Per Elliotte Friedman, RFA center Derick Brassard is requesting $4.95 million in arbitration, while the Rangers have countered with $3.825 million. The gap here is larger than the gap for Chris Kreider’s arbitration numbers, but that isn’t really a barometer. The Rangers have a history of getting their RFAs under contract before arbitration, and this […] The post Friedman:...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Brassard Wants To Remain A Ranger For A Long Time

The Rangers have been able to avoid arbitration with both Chris Kreider and Mats Zuccarello, but they still have “one more hill to climb, baby!” And that hill is Derick Brassard. Whether both sides hammer out a last minute long term deal or go to arbitration, the 26-year old will be back in the fold no matter what. However, according to Pat Leonard at the Daily News, Brassard’s...
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26 days ago  |  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 /"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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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Projecting the next John Moore contract

As the lone RFA from the Rangers that is not arbitration eligible, the John Moore contract renewal falls at the bottom of the to-do list for the Rangers. Moore’s contract will become more of a focus after Chris Kreider, Derick Brassard, and Mats Zuccarello all sign, but that doesn’t mean Moore is forgotten about. If you […] The post Projecting the next John Moore contract...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Kreider seeking $2.8 million in arbitration

The New York Rangers have three players slated for arbitration hearings over the next two weeks, making this a busy time of the summer for the club. Young forward Chris Kreider is up first on Wednesday, with Mats Zuccarello slated for an arbitration hearing on July 25 and Derick Brassard looking at a July 28 hearing date. With Kreider now less than 48 hours from his hearing, both...
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July 21, 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 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...
Via Hockey Fan Land
July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

All about the curious case of Jimmy Hayes (and Mats Zuccarello and Derick Brassard contract updates)

This is something of a "choose-your-own adventure" entry. CBS Sports' Chris Peters and SI's Allan Muir tell the story of a Chicago Blachkawks prospect who might get away, someone who deliberately skipped the Hawks' summer development camp, and you can indulge yourself in the New York Post's Larry Brooks' reporting (which served as inspiration for said...
Via Kukla's Korner
July 17, 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...
Via Save By Richter
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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