I published my version of the New York Rangers’ prospect rankings in early January, which you can view here. A lot has changed since then. The prospects have since played for four-to-six months, depending on their schedule, and thus all have developed (or failed to) in different ways over that time. Aside from that, the Rangers […]
With the Rangers cap situation less than ideal, it’s not very likely that they’ll have the ability to replace both Brad Richards and Beniot Pouliot through free agency or a trade. While Glen Sather will most assuredly find a way to acquire a substitute for one of the two, it’s looking more and more likely […]
With the free agency cupboard becoming more and more bare by the day, conventional thinking is that if Glen Sather is going to upgrade the Rangers it’s going to be via a trade. And the one Rangers player who continues to be mentioned among Blueshirt Nation as possible trade bait is Rick Nash. I can’t […]
Danny Kristo accepted his Qualifying Offer from the New York Rangers.
— NEIL SHEEHY (@ICEHockeyAgent) July 11, 2014
His NHL cap hit will be $826,875 should he be on the NHL roster.
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)
Earlier today Kevin wrote a piece in which he broke down what he called the “curious case” of Tanner Glass. Largely, I understand what he was trying to do. Just as in my “Retain or Release” articles, Kevin wanted to present the best arguments he could to, while highlighting some issues, bring hope for success […]
I’ve got to be honest, when the Rangers signed Tanner Glass I didn’t know too much about the guy. I loved the idea of bringing in some sandpaper, especially after trading away Derek Dorsett along with Dan Carcillo’s future with the Blueshirts cloudy at best. However, three years at $1.45 million per seemed excessive for […]
It’s only been a month since the Rangers crushing Game 5 loss to the Kings in the Stanley Cup Final and I’m already jonesing for some hockey. This awesome Ryan McDonagh highlight video from @JCGraphicDesign definitely helps…
…McDonagh only being paid $4.7 million per year for the next five years is an absolute coup by Sather. Not a better bargain in all of the NHL.
One of the complaints from Rangers fans after the signing of 37-year old (will be 38 on July 12th) Dan Boyle was how he fit the mold of a typical over-the-hill, fading superstar signing Glen Sather has become notorious for during his tenure as Rangers GM. And those complaints seem justified when looking at Boyle’s […]
Last offseason, Derek Stepan entered the summer as a restricted free agent without arbitration rights. Unfortunately, he ended the summer holding out for 16 days of training camp before finally signing a two-year bridge deal for $6.15 million. While three of the Rangers four RFAs filed for salary arbitration this past weekend, all but assuring […]
Between all the booze I’ve been drinking this weekend and the lack of Rangers news, I’ve really got nothing for you today, so I figured I’d leave you with literally one of the most perfect pictures I’ve ever seen of Henrik Lundqvist this 4th of July weekend…
…seriously, what else could you ask for other than a half naked waitress serving him, but that’s just getting picky. Even the knife in the butter is placed perfectly. I mean c’mon.
Meanwhile, here’s my weekend filled with keg cups, chips and lots of sausage… (more…)
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 of the three will holdout nor can another team submit an offer sheet. Worse case scenario is […]
It seems as though every day the pool of available second and third line forwards gets shallower and shallower as Glen Sather continues to sit on the sidelines… Obviously, I have no idea if Santorelli or Legwand were interested in signing with the Rangers, but that doesn’t seem to matter because I didn’t see a […]
With Marc Staal in the final year of his contract and his future with the Rangers in doubt, Blueshirts management has been hoping that 2012 1st round pick Brady Skjei would leave the University of Minnesota early this summer to begin his pro career in the AHL. Apparently, Skjei had other plans as last night […]
Negotiations are always a volatile thing. They’re liable to change rapidly and unpredictably, mostly for the worse. And contract talks with Mats Zuccarello have been no different. First was Glen Sather downplaying the diminutive winger’s contributions to the team during an impromptu draft day press conference in which he pointed out that Zuccarello has really had […]