Rangers Make Two Offers to Girardi; Interested in McGinn

Yesterday, I posted that Dan Girardi is looking for a six to seven year extension in the neighborhood of $5.4 million per.

Apparently, according to Larry Brooks at the New York Post, the Rangers have made two counter offers including a six-year deal in the neighborhood of $5.2 million per season and a five-year contract worth approximately $5.7 million per season.

Brooks adds that both sides are making progress.

…SIX YEARS?!?!?!?! Wow, even five is probably too much. I love Girardi just as much as the next guy and his minutes will be hard to replace, but as has been pointed out numerous times on this blog anything in that six year range would be detrimental to the Rangers future.

…i really am floored that Sather would go six years with Girardi. Would love to hear his thinking on this.

Brooks also reports that the Rangers have interest in Colorado’s 25-year-old left wing Jamie McGinn.

McGinn's 12 goals this season would make him the Rangers third leading scorer. McGinn is in the final year of his contract that pays him $1.75M this season. He will be an RFA at the end of the year.

…i guess we know why the Rangers are still scouting the Avs.

…can never have enough depth on forward. Assuming it'll take at least a second round pick to get him (H/T Adam Herman for tipping me on my stupidity).

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