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Are there any moves left for the Rangers?

October is coming. Here we are, eager fans just waiting for some hockey to watch on a nice fall or winter night. With Derek Stepan now signed longterm we are getting closer to hockey on the TV. The question is; Are the New York Rangers done making moves? The Rangers currently have 48 contracts signed […]
Via Blue Seat Blogs
22 minutes ago  |  Discuss

TheNYRBlog Takes A Short Break

So, after a whirlwind 2014-15 season on the ice, with the Rangers putting out their best record in franchise history and another playoff run that left the team and fans one win short of another Stanley Cup Final. Off the ice, with Kevin’s unexpected departure from the blog and everything that goes on behind the scenes here… as I stated last week, I need to take a very temporary...
Via NY Rangers Blog
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Grading Jeff Gorton’s offseason

With Derek Stepan signed, the Rangers don’t have much left to do this offseason. All their key bodies are signed, the roster is filled out, and the only thing remaining is proper training camp evaluation. In the one month since he has taken over, Gorton has made one trade and 15 signings. Let’s break them […]
Via Blue Seat Blogs
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Prospect notes: Calle Andersson, Traverse City invites

A few prospect notes to round out your Friday: Calle Andersson, the Rangers 4th round pick in 2012, will leave Sweden and play in Hartford next year. I said that Andersson could be a sleeper, and coming over to North America shows he is ready for the next step in his development. Cameron Askew, Jerret […]
Via Blue Seat Blogs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Viktor Stalberg Hopes To Bring New Dimension To NYR Fourth Line

An apparent common theme in Jeff Gorton’s first summer as GM was looking for players with modest upside on the cheap in the free agent market, as the addition of Emerson Etem whom the Rangers hope will be a game changer at the top half of the Rangers lineup. The void on the bottom of the lineup will hopefully be filled by Viktor Stalberg, signed by the Rangers on July 1, coming...
Via NY Rangers Blog
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Poll: Will AV really scratch Tanner Glass?

Now that Derek Stepan’s contract situation is all settled, the Rangers roster for the 2015-2016 season is more or less set. There is always a possibility for a Ryan Malone-style PTO, but as of now, this is our group. Currently, there are fourteen (thirteen if you don’t actually count Glass) viable NHL forwards fighting for […]
Via Blue Seat Blogs
4 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Rangers: Ready to conquer the planet

Sign Emerson Etem? Check. Sign Jesper Fast and J.T. Miller? Check. Sign Derek Stepan? BIG CHECK. Stay under the salary cap? Yep, did that too. Well, that’s it. The New York Rangers are ready to head into training camp, and their lineup looks wonderful as they enter another “Stanley Cup or Bust” season, and this team might even be better than last year’s. All that’s left...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Four Thoughts: 7/28

1) A couple final further notes on Stepan’s contract… #rangers Derek Stepan: 15-16 $8M, 16-17 $8M, 17-18 $7M, 18-19 $6M, 19-20 $5M, 20-21 $5M. #tvasports — Renaud Lavoie (@renlavoietva) July 27, 2015 It’s interesting to me that Gorton decided to front load Stepan’s contract, which actually makes Stepan the second highest paid player on the team next season to the one...
Via NY Rangers Blog
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Quick thoughts after the Derek Stepan signing

Derek Stepan signed yesterday, as new GM Jeff Gorton fit the final piece of the offseason puzzle into place. Stepan’s deal came in at six years, $39 million ($6.5 million cap hit). The deal has a full no trade for the first four years, and then a limited no trade for the final two (I […]
Via Blue Seat Blogs
7 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Rangers Taking High Risk with Derek Stepan’s Extension

Derek Stepan and New York Rangers agree to six-year, $39 million contract (James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports) Derek Stepan and the New York Rangers were in their scheduled arbitration hearing Monday morning preparing to go through with the hearing if necessary. Fortunately, both parties were able to come to agreement before the hearing, as the Rangers announced they had signed Stepan...
Via The Sports Journal
7 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Rangers sign Derek Stepan to six-year extension

The New York Rangers entered this offseason with a laundry list of goals, but none were bigger than re-signing Derek Stepan. Well, the club can now cross that off the list, as they’ve agreed to terms today on a six-year extension worth $39 million per Larry Brooks. The deal, which works out to a $6.5 million AAV, is good for both parties. The 25-year-old was a key player for the...
Via Bloguin Best
7 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Rangers sign Derek Stepan to six-year extension

The New York Rangers entered this offseason with a laundry list of goals, but none were bigger than re-signing Derek Stepan. Well, the club can now cross that off the list, as they’ve agreed to terms today on a six-year extension worth $39 million per Larry Brooks. The deal, which works out to a $6.5 million AAV, is good for both parties. The 25-year-old was a key player for the...
Via Puck Drunk Love
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers, Stepan Agree To Terms

OFFICIAL: #NYR have agreed to terms with restricted free agent forward Derek Stepan on a multi-year contract. pic.twitter.com/ddIe0EbWT7 — New York Rangers (@NYRangers) July 27, 2015 Still waiting for terms to be released, so this post will be updated, plus my thoughts once everything is confirmed.
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers agree to terms with Derek Stepan

The New York Rangers have agreed to terms with RFA center Derek Stepan on a multi-year contract. Per Larry Brooks, it is a six year deal worth $6.5 million per year. More to come.
Via Blue Seat Blogs
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers elect one-year arbitration award

Just a quick update on the Derek Stepan arbitration process: The Rangers have elected a one-year arbitration award for Stepan. If this goes to arbitration, Stepan will get a one-year deal, meaning he will be an RFA next year as well. This isn’t all that surprising, as it ensures the Rangers get one more crack […]
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Top ten things to expect to hear leading up to Derek Stepan’s arbitration

Derek Stepan’s arbitration date is tomorrow, and he will be the talk of Rangerland until the day he signs. So here are some things to expect to hear over the next two days. 1. Everyone will flip out over Stepan’s asking price. Stepan is asking for $7.25 million in arbitration. Insert rage here. In reality, […]
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

The New York Rangers can avoid arbitration

Derek Stepan filed for arbitration and his hearing is only a couple of days away. While it sounds like he and the New York Rangers should be very far apart on the numbers, they are actually very close, and definitely close enough to avoid this whole thing all together. The Rangers are looking to give Stepan a six-year deal at roughly $6.5-6.75 million per year. Stepan is looking...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Smashfest IV A Smashing Success

Last night, Dominic Moore and the NHLPA hosted Smashfest IV in Toronto, a ping pong tournament designed to raise money for cancer and concussion research, to causes close to Moore. It’s been a wild summer already for Moore, tying the knot once again and heading off to Italy for the honeymoon and recently returning for this function. NHL’ers came out in droves last night with...
Via NY Rangers Blog
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Stepan, Rangers Close On Salary

With Derek Stepan’s arbitration date three days away, we’re starting to find out some details about where the Rangers and Stepan’s agent stand in terms of where they are in negotiations. According to a Larry Brooks report from late last night, the Rangers and Stepan are just 750K and possibly one year apart from securing Stepan for the foreseeable future. Brooks states that...
Via NY Rangers Blog
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Steven Fogarty developing well for the Rangers

While several Rangers prospects have received much greater attention over the past season or so, Steven Fogarty has flown a little under the radar despite making solid progress at Notre Dame. One of the main reasons Fogarty went the college (and Notre Dame) route was to concentrate on his play away from the puck and […]
Via Blue Seat Blogs
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Mackenzie Skapski On Track In Rehab

Mackenzie Skapski recently made an appearance at the Rangers Youth Camp and sat down for an interview with the Rangers’ Jim Cerny, which you can watch here. Skapski underwent hip surgery on June 2nd and is in the process of rehabbing. The Rangers say Skapski will be out of action for 4-5 months. Skapski made sure he mentioned that the surgery was from “wear and tear” rather...
Via NY Rangers Blog
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Can someone find Henrik Lundqvist some ice? (VIDEO)

With the draft and the first few days of free agency in the rearview mirror, it's officially that time of summer where not much is happening in the hockey world and fans start to miss those days at the rink.It turns out fans aren't the only ones who miss the ice, however.New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist has been trying to find some ice to use to start getting in shape...
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Dominic Moore holds fourth-annual ping-pong tournament to benefit late wife's foundation

New York Rangers center Dominic Moore has faced his share of adversity in life. The 34-year-old lost his wife, Katie, to a rare form of liver cancer a little over two years ago. She was just 32 years old. His brother Steve was forced to call it quits on a hockey career after he was sucker-punched from behind by Todd Bertuzzi and broke three vertebrae. Dominic has tried to make the...
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Viktor Stalberg is a good signing, and an introduction to a cap evaluation tool

As expected, the New York Rangers have been relatively quiet this off season due to their cap situation. One NHL transaction that they made that can be seen as prominent is the signing of left wing Viktor Stalberg. At first, some people may have been confused over why the Rangers signed a player who played […]
Via Blue Seat Blogs
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Martin St.Louis Says Goodbye

Martin St.Louis addressed reporters earlier today at the Rangers Youth Hockey Camp at their training facility in Tarrytown, NY to address his thinking behind his somewhat unexpected retirement from the NHL on July 2. “I’m proud the way I came in and I’m proud the way I’m leaving.” @mstlouis_26 #NYR pic.twitter.com/YnA7w2hGaK — New York Rangers (@NYRangers) July 20, 2015...
Via NY Rangers Blog
14 days ago  |  Discuss
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