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Kevin Hayes to Free Agency

Kevin Hayes will hit the free agent market at midnight tonight. Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman announced the team could not come to contract terms with Hayes after making a “generous” final offer. Hayes felt, in the end, it was his best interest to hit the open market. It has been rumored he wants to step into an NHL role right away and with the Blackhawks depth, that was unlikely...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers 2014 Traverse City Roster

On Tuesday, the Rangers announced their roster for the 2014 Traverse City Tournament that will take place in Traverse City, Michigan. The Rangers are sending a team of prospects for their 8th consecutive appearance. This year, the Rangers first game will take place on Friday, September 12th against the Dallas Stars prospects. They will then play 24 hours later on Saturday, taking...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers Should Push for Kevin Hayes

We mentioned this last month that there was a possibility 24th overall pick in 2010 Kevin Hayes would not sign with the Blackhawks and therefore become a free agent on August 16th when the deadline rolls around. It’s just over a week away from August 16th and the Boston College product is still at a deadlock with the 2013 Stanley Cup Champions and is planning to walk when the...
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13 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

Rangers and Kreider avoid arbitration, signs two year deal

The Rangers have re-signed Chris Kreider to a two year deal with an AAV of $2.475M. It’s a positive sign that both Kreider and Mats Zuccarello have been able to avoid the inherently nasty process that is a salary arbitration hearing. It would have been a bad omen if Kreider and the Rangers couldn’t agree to split the difference on their $750K negotiating gap. The bridge deal...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers and Zuccarello avoid arbitration, agree to one year deal

The Rangers have agreed to a one year, $3.5M deal with Mats Zuccarello, allowing both parties to avoid the unpleasantries of arbitration. Zuccarello will be a free agent next summer, just ahead of his age 28 season. According to Larry Brooks, both sides will continue to work towards a long-term deal. The agreement is best for both sides. At this point, Zuccarello is not worth more...
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July 22, 2014  |  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...
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July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers and Kreider Set For Arbitration

Per the CBA, salary figures for arbitration must be submitted 48 hours prior to the hearing. Chris Kreider’s hearing is set for Wednesday morning of this week, July 23rd. Kreider has asked for $2.8 million per year, meanwhile the Rangers have put forth 2 offers, both of them 2-year deals, the better one being $2.2 per year year. The sides can still negotiate a deal prior to the...
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July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

The Stempniak and Lombardi Signings Bring Needed Depth

As of a week ago, the New York Rangers still had plenty of offensive spots open from losses this summer that were not filled. Many expected the younger players in the farm system to get a good look during camp with the opportunity to make the team to start the season. That still may be the case. However, bringing in Matthew Lombardi and Lee Stempniak not only provides players to...
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July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers sign former Penguins forward Lee Stempniak to a one year deal

Maybe this summer hasn’t been a total loss after all? According to Larry Brooks, the Rangers have signed former Penguin Lee Stempniak to a one year contract worth $900K. Hot damn, that’s what I call a bargain! Stempniak was acquired by the Penguins from the Flames in exchange for a third round pick at the trade deadline. He, along with the more preferable Marcel Goc, were acquired...
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July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

What The Rangers Kids Can Bring-Part 2

With the New York Rangers in a bind with cap space currently, chances are they will take a chance bringing up some younger players to fill in roles when needed. They need younger players to step up, more on offense currently, however, there are still plenty of defensive prospects who could see some time over the course of the season. Here is a breakdown of what you might see out...
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July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers continue to swing and miss in free agency

What if I were to tell you that there was a free agent who would cost less than $1.5 million, could replace Brad Richard’s production, and may improve the power play. Is that something you might be interested in? If you’re the New York Rangers, the answer appears to be “meh, I’ll go sign Matthew Lombardi instead“. The player I’m alluding to above is Mike Ribeiro, who...
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July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers Sign Matthew Lombardi

It was announced this morning that the New York Rangers have signed 32 year old center Matthew Lombardi to a 2 year deal worth $1.6 million ($800,00 cap hit assumed). Lombardi, a journeyman center that played for  Calgary, Phoenix, Nashville, Toronto, and Anaheim in his time in the NHL, has 262 points in 536 career NHL games. This past season he played in the Swiss League where...
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July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Ribeiro to Nashville

Mike Ribeiro was expected to and did make an announcement today on where he would sign this season upcoming. This comes just a few weeks after being bought out after the 1st year of a 4 year contract and essentially trashed by Arizona Coyotes GM Don Maloney, saying he had behavioral issues that were detrimental to the team and could not be tolerated further. Well, Ribeiro has...
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July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

What The Rangers Kids Can Bring-Part 1

Lindberg in Hartford With the New York Rangers being in a bind with cap space currently, chances are they will take a chance bringing up some younger players to fill in roles when needed. They are short, especially when its comes to offense, on the 3rd and 4th lines and that’s where these players will fit in. Alain Vigneault has also mentioned wanting some younger players to get...
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July 15, 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

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

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

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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July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Save By Richter signs @hollenbeezy

I am pleased to announce that Save By Richter has signed Dave (@hollenbeezy) to a contract for an unspecified number of years and zero dollars. Dave wrote his first piece on July 1, you can check it out here. Give him a follow on twitter and be on the lookout for his musings.  
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July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Please Rangers, don’t sign Steve Ott

I feared that the Rangers would evaluate their loss to the Kings and say “we got to get bigger and meaner”. The early returns on their 2014 off-season seem to suggest that is exactly what Glen Sather’s conclusion was. The Rangers seemingly went out of their way to draft size over skill in the early rounds of the 2014 draft (though that’s not entirely certain). They saw fit...
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July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Islanders sign Grabovski & Kulemin, will most definitely not suck

The Islanders have signed corsi-animal Mikhail Grabovski and his buddy Nikolai Kulemin to four year contracts. Grabovski and Kulemin will have AAV’s of $5 million and $4.18 million, respectively. I’ve maintained that once the Charles Wang starts spending money on the Islanders, they’ll be a dangerous hockey team. One year before the team departs The Mausoleum for the shinier...
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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

Blackhawks sign Brad Richards

The Blackhawks signed Brad Richards to a one year, $2 million contract today. It’s a good move for Stan Bowman and the Hawks. For all the criticism Brad Richards received with the Rangers, he’s still a good hockey player. He can still produce at a 2.0 P/60 clip, which is certainly valuable in the NHL. He just wasn’t worth the cap hit the Rangers had him tied to. Richards will...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Lightning sign Brian Boyle

The Lightning picked up another Rangers player today by signing Brian Boyle to a three year, $6 million contract. Boyle allegedly wanted to leave New York to search for more playing time. But as Raw Charge points out, Boyle likely slots in on the Lightning’s fourth line. Boyle’s wife is apparently from the Tampa Bay though and he is believed to have been offered more by the Maple...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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