Hurricanes fall to Rangers in shootout, remain winless

NEW YORK -- Henrik Lundqvist stopped 29 shots and then all three attempts in a shootout, and Rick Nash scored the only goal in the tiebreaker to lift the New York Rangers over the Carolina Hurricanes 2-1 Thursday night. Derick Brassard scored his third goal in his last three games to help New York (2-3-0) snap a three-game skid. Chris Terry scored for the Hurricanes (0-2-2), one...
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Rangers Preview & Predictions for 2014-15

We did it, folks. A summer worth of enduring pictures of Kings players enjoying themselves with the Stanley Cup around the world, watching re-runs of the Stanley Cup Final and the image of Lundqvist flat on his stomach with the Kings celebrating feet away is over. Time to get down to business. It isn’t completely impossible for the Rangers to repeat their successes of last season...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Brassard Lobbied For Hagelin On His Line

With everything Alain Vigneault touched turning to gold last season, it’s tough to criticize any of his decisions these days. However, after seeing his likely opening night forward lines this week I have to question the thought process behind removing Chris Kreider from the Derick Brassard/Mats Zuccarello line which seemed to display some chemistry this preseason. Kreider-St...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers lineup for tomorrow: St. Louis at center

Martin St. Louis will get a shot at center tomorrow against the Blackhawks, and Anthony Duclair will again be in the lineup. The lineup comprises a good mix of veterans and kids. Exact lines aren’t known at the moment, but here are the players dressing: Forwards: J.T. Miller, Lee Stempniak, Tanner Glass, Derick Brassard, Chris […] The post Rangers lineup for tomorrow: St. Louis...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Projecting The Rangers’ Opening Night Roster: Attempt Two

The Rangers have played two preseason games against the Philadelphia Flyers, and another round of cuts happened today. With more information to go off of and the depth chart a bit more clear, let’s do Take Two of my projection for what the Rangers’ roster will look like on opening night. As with last time, this is not me giving you my personal preference, but rather what I believe...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers lineup for tonight

The Rangers have announced their lineup for tonight, and the biggest item of notice is that Anthony Duclair is going to get time with Derick Brassard and Rick Nash. Ryan Haggerty, Marek Hrivik and Oscar Lindberg are also making their preseason debuts. Chris Bourque-J.T. Miller-Mats Zuccarello Nick Tarnasky-Dominic Moore-Ryan Haggerty Marek Hrivik-Oscar Lindberg-Lee Stempniak Anthony...
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New York Rangers Depth Chart 2014 2015

New York Rangers C 1. Derek Stepan  2. Derick Brassard  3. Dominic Moore  4. Chris Mueller  L 1. Chris Kreider  2. Carl Hagelin  3. J.T. Miller  4. Matthew Lombardi 5. Tanner Glass 6. Nick Tarnasky  7. Chris Bourque  R 1. Martin St. Louis  2. Mats Zuccarello ...
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September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

10 Rangers Show Up For Informal Skate

Yesterday, Henrik Lundqvist, Chris Kreider, Derick Brassard, Mats Zuccarello, J.T. Miller, Ryan Haggerty, Kevin Hayes and Marek Hrivik were among the 10 Rangers who took part in an informal practice at the MSG Training Facility yesterday. Henrik Lundqvist in new pads… Kevin Hayes in a Rangers uniform for the first time… Derick Brassard and Mats Zuccarello discussing what...
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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

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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August 12, 2014  |  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...
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August 03, 2014  |  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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July 28, 2014  |  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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July 28, 2014  |  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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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

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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July 27, 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

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...
July 27, 2014  |  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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July 27, 2014  |  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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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

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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July 27, 2014  |  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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July 27, 2014  |  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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July 27, 2014  |  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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July 26, 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 /"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
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