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...
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3 days ago  |  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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

30 Hockey Thoughts In Late July

from Elliotte Friedman of CBC, - Right now, there are eight teams in the NHL without a centre carrying a $5 million average salary. Only one made last season's playoffs -- the New York Rangers. The others are Arizona, Buffalo, Calgary, Nashville, Ottawa, Toronto and Winnipeg. I'm not sure this is a coincidence. Look at the arms race for centres since the Stanley Cup...
Via Kukla's Korner
4 days ago  |  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...
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6 days ago  |  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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7 days ago  |  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
8 days ago  |  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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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Arbitration Musts

Arbitration begins in a week in Toronto, with the Rangers visiting our neighbors up North for three key forwards. So how important will it be to sign each of Derick Brassard, Mats Zuccarello, and Chris Kreider? To put it mildly, the 2014-15 season depends on it. The importance of the third line last year has […] The post Arbitration Musts appeared first on Blue Seat Blogs.
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

NYR Arbitration Dates Set; NHL News and Notes

Yesterday, we finally learned the dates for the arbitration hearings regarding the Rangers three Group II RFA’s: NYR arbitration sked: Derick Brassard – July 28, 2014 Chris Kreider – July 23, 2014 Mats Zuccarello – July 25, 2014 — Rangers Report (@rangersreport) July 9, 2014 The Rangers have just a hair over $14 million in cap room to secure the above 3 players in addition...
Via NY Rangers Blog
15 days ago  |  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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17 days ago  |  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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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Brassard, Kreider & Zuccarello File for Salary Arbitration

Mats Zuccarello, Derick Brassard and Chris Kreider of NYR have filed for salary arbitration. So has Nick Spaling of Penguins. — Ken Campbell (@THNKenCampbell) July 5, 2014 All three can continue to negotiate with the Rangers on a new contract until their hearing date which will be at the end of July or early August. …this is actually fantastic news because it means that none...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

NY Rangers have void at center position after Brad Richards buyout and Brian Boyle free agency departure

The Rangers have lost five key contributors from last season's Eastern Conference championship team through trade, buyout or free agency, including two capable centers in Brad Richards and Brian Boyle, even if Boyle played left wing most of last season. The Blueshirts again will have Derek Stepan, Derick Brassard and Dominic Moore down the middle, once restricted free agent...
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22 days ago  |  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...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers re-sign Dominic Moore; Sign Tanner Glass

Good news and bad news: The Rangers have re-signed center Dominic Moore to a two-year deal at $1.5 million per year. Moore was a solid addition last season, and was 1/3 of one of the best fourth lines in the game. Moore can also chip in offensively, as he showed when Derick Brassard was hurt […] The post Rangers re-sign Dominic Moore; Sign Tanner Glass appeared first on Blue Seat Blogs.
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

All except Justin Falk receive qualifying offers

As expected, all restricted free agents received qualifying offers. Justin Falk did not receive a qualifying offer, making him an unrestricted free agent on July 1. No formal announcement has been made about the AHL RFAs. The qualifying offer amounts are listed below. NHL Derick Brassard – $3.7 million Mats Zuccarello – $1.15 million Chris Kreider – $850,500 […] The post...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

The roster questions facing the Rangers in free agency

The Rangers have a few big questions heading into free agency and the NHL draft. The first of which, is who will be playing on right side of the second defensive pair? Plan A should be to re-sign Anton Stralman, even if it takes $5 million a season; Plan B appears to be Brian Boyle, which isn’t at all ideal; Plan C is the “we really screwed up” scenario where Kevin Klein moves...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Potential UFA target: Paul Stastny

With the buyout of Brad Richards, the Rangers created a hole at center. Assuming Derek Stepan is still slotting in as the 1C, the Rangers still have a hole at either 2C or 3C, depending on where you slot Derick Brassard. There aren’t many attractive options on the market, but the best player available is clearly […]
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers now look within

The $6.67 million of cap space the Rangers have gained through the amnesty buyout of Brad Richards will be invested in keeping as much of the Stanley Cup finalists intact as possible — not in acquiring a center-ice bauble ready to hit the open market (Paul Stastny) or one potentially available via trade (Jason Spezza, Joe Thornton or Eric Staal). This is not a matter of philosophy...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

The Rangers players most likely to be traded this summer

Next year’s Rangers team is going to look considerably different than the one that came three wins away from a Stanley Cup this season. Brad Richards will (or has been, since this was written) be bought out, Dominic Moore, Brian Boyle, and Anton Stralman are unrestricted free agents, and I would be expect the Rangers to be active in free agency and in the trade market to improve...
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June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Retain or Release: Derick Brassard

We move on to our second edition of “Retain or Release.” Yesterday, I covered Brad Richards and his unique, seemingly inevitable compliance buyout situation. Today, we’ll move on to the free agents, of which the Rangers have 11 at the NHL level. Continuing with the centers means that it’s Derick Brassard’s turn. Vitals: Age: Turns 27 in September Previous Contract: Four...
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June 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Kings Quick robs Zuccarello, Brassard

Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick robs New York Rangers forward Mats Zuccarello. And from the net view:Derick Brassard also got shafted.Net Cam:Follow us on Twitter, Subscribe by Email, View via Our Mobile Site, or Return Home
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June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Jonathan Quick Makes Ridiculous Toe Save On Derick Brassard

In his first game at Madison Square Garden, LA Kings goalie Jonathan Quick has been the best player on the ice. Earlier he robbed Mats Zucarello and then followed it up with this beauty of a toe save on Rangers forward Derick Brassard in the second period. The Rangers have to be baffled at this […] The post Jonathan Quick Makes Ridiculous Toe Save On Derick Brassard appeared first...
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Sun’s Out, Guns Out for Rangers On Off Day

During yesterday’s off day, the Rangers decided to soak in some of the LA lifestyle as they took to the boardwalk and beach in Santa Monica. Assuming all my female readers and some male (not that there’s anything wrong with that) will enjoy these… Derick Brassard… Derek Dorsett and Beniot Pouliot… Chris Kreider… Mats Zuccarello… …not a bad way to spend your off...
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June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers' Derick Brassard blindsides Kings' Dustin Brown (VIDEO)

In Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final Wednesday night, Derick Brassard delivered a check to the body of Los Angeles Kings captain Dustin Brown in the second period. Brown was slammed into the boards and went down immediately.Brown lay on the ice for a few moments and was tended to by a Kings trainer. He skated to the Kings' bench, but didn't go to the locker room. Brassard...
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June 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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