Rangers sign Brassard to a five year deal

July 27th, 2014 at 3:56 pm by Bill Goldthorpe

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.
continue reading…


Rangers and Kreider avoid arbitration, signs two year deal

July 23rd, 2014 at 9:50 am by Bill Goldthorpe

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
continue reading…

Rangers and Zuccarello avoid arbitration, agree to one year deal

July 22nd, 2014 at 7:04 pm by Bill Goldthorpe

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 than $3.5M on a long term deal. The deal allows him to have another good year ahead of free agency when the Rangers are in a better cap situation to extend him long-term. Everybody is a winner.

2014 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game Three

The Rangers dilemma with Marc Staal accelerates

July 22nd, 2014 at 5:00 am by Bill Goldthorpe

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
continue reading…

Pittsburgh Penguins v New York Rangers - Game Four

Rangers and Kreider Set For Arbitration

July 21st, 2014 at 12:21 pm by Ross Rhea

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
continue reading…


The Stempniak and Lombardi Signings Bring Needed Depth

July 21st, 2014 at 5:00 am by Ross Rhea

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
continue reading…

New York Rangers v Pittsburgh Penguins - Game One

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

July 19th, 2014 at 10:48 am by Bill Goldthorpe

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
continue reading…


What The Rangers Kids Can Bring-Part 2

July 17th, 2014 at 1:54 pm by Ross Rhea

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
continue reading…