Monthly Archives: July 2016

Rangers, Hayes agree for two years, $5.2 million

Jeff Gorton completed a great Friday by re-signing Kevin Hayes to a bridge deal worth $2.6 million AAV. The Rangers are counting on Hayes and Mika Zibanejad in the future. Continue reading

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Rangers, Kreider agree to new contract

It went down to the wire. But the Rangers and Chris Kreider hammered out a new 4-year contract worth $4.625 million AAV. Now it’s up to Kreider to take the next step as part of a young nucleus. Continue reading

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Brassard was first class

Whenever a good player gets traded, it’s emotional for both teammates and fans. Take the captain for captain trade at the 2014 deadline that sent Ryan Callahan to Tampa for Martin St. Louis. Callahan was one of the most popular … Continue reading

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Brassard is Gone

In a move to save salary and get younger with a similar player who has upside, the Rangers moved Brassard to the Senators for Mika Zibanejad and a second round pick. Here’s why. Continue reading

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Rangers re-sign McIlrath, Hughes and sign Josh Jooris

Rangers GM Jeff Gorton kept busy re-signing Dylan McIlrath for a year while adding more forward depth with Josh Jooris. Continue reading

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Rangers, Miller agree to bridge deal

In usual fashion, the Rangers bridged J.T. Miller. But the cost could rise in the long run. Continue reading

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Why the NHL made a mistake with this round of Expansion

In a long anticipated move, the NHL awarded their 31st franchise to Las Vegas almost exactly a year to the day after formally opening the expansion process in June of 2015, to begin play in the 2017-18 season. After 16 … Continue reading

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Devils re-sign Palmieri for five years, $23.5 million

Ray Shero continued a good summer getting RFA Kyle Palmieri to a new five-year contract. Continue reading

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Islanders look to experience and prospects in future

When the Isles lost Okposo, Nielsen and Martin, they went in a different direction with vets Ladd, Chimera and Parenteau. But the future is bright due to their top prospects. Continue reading

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Sabres acquire Anders Nilsson

Fact: All 3 Buffalo goalies are from Sweden. Lehner, Nilsson and Ullmark. Continue reading

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