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Henrik Lundqvist’s New Mask Pays Tribute To His Native Sweden (Photos)

This summer, hockey fans witnessed the unveiling of a few unorthodox goalie masks featuring Pac-Man and characters from Ghostbusters designed by Dave Gunnarsson. Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers released his new Gunnarsson-designed mask for 2014-15 on Monday, but it features a more traditional look with a nod to his Swedish heritage. As always, King Henrik’s mask will display...
Via NESN.com
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rangers sign Derick Brassard to five-year deal

Derick Brassard has agreed to terms with the New York Rangers on a new contract. According to Brassard’s agent, it’s a five-year contract. Interesting last couple of hours, I can confirm that Derick Brassard has agreed to terms on a 5 year contract. — Allan Walsh (@walsha) July 27, 2014 The deal is worth $25 million and contains a limited no-trade clause. NYR sign Brassard...
Via Sports-Glory
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rangers take calculated risks with Brassard/Zuccarello contracts

Last night, the Rangers re-signed their final arbitration eligible RFA, locking up Derick Brassard to a five-year deal at $5 million per season. This came a few days after locking up another key RFA, Mats Zuccarello to a one-year deal at $3.5 million. The reactions to the Brassard and Zuccarello contracts seem to be a […] The post Rangers take calculated risks with Brassard/Zuccarello...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Stempniak on Rangers: ‘I think this is a really good opportunity for me’

Seeing Lee Stempniak sign with the New York Rangers made a lot of sense for both sides. The Rangers needed a player to replace Benoit Pouliot, who signed with Edmonton this summer, on their third line. Stempniak needed to find a team to give him an opportunity to prove himself after a disappointing finish with the Pittsburgh Penguins. As Jim Cerny of Blueshirts United shared, Stempniak...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Derick Brassard, Rangers agree to five-year, $25 million deal

Derick Brassard and the New York Rangers have agreed to terms on a new long-term contract and will avoid arbitration. According to Elliotte Friedman of Hockey Night in Canada and Larry Brooks of the New York Post, the deal will pay $25 million over five years for an annual average of $5 million. Brassard was previously scheduled for an arbitration hearing Monday, which will now be...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rangers sign Brassard to a five year deal

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. Richards was given a one year...
Via Save By Richter
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rangers News: Negotiations continue with Derick Brassard

Arbitration looms as Derick Brassard and New York Rangers continue to negotiate.#494519639 / gettyimages.comAs Derick Brassard told Pat Leondard of the NY Dailey News, "Just this week I was thinking about how excited I am about going back to New York and playing again."Yet he and the Rangers remain about $1.1M apart on his salary, according to Elliotte Friedman of HNIC...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rangers Agree with Zuccarello, Kreider; Exchange Numbers with Brassard

The Rangers are on the verge of wrapping up the heavy lifting of the offseason after coming to terms on contracts with RFA’s Chris Kreider and Mats Zuccarello this week. Kreider, as many expected, received a two-year bridge deal worth just a shade less than $5MM total. Zuccarello meanwhile got just a one-year pact calling […]
Via Ranger Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Next Captain of the New York Rangers

Playing on an original six team is a privilege in and of itself.  Being named the captain of one, is an entitlement that very few have earned.  In their 88 years as a National Hockey League franchise, the New York Continue reading The post The Next Captain of the New York Rangers appeared first on NYR Center Ice.

Rangers Style of Play Suits Stempniak’s Game

If you’re going to succeed in Alain Vigneault’s system, you’re going to have to be able to skate and forecheck. Thankfully for the Rangers, it sounds as if those are two of Lee Stempniak’s strong suits (via Blueshirts United)… “The style of play they play is well-suited to my game, and I think I can contribute, come in and help the team win games. I think this is a really...
Via NY Rangers Blog
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The realistic opening night NYR roster

Now that the roster is finally taking shape, and the pieces are starting to fall into place, the main questions are about the line combinations and kids making the roster. Signings like Tanner Glass and Lee Stempniak add flexibility to a roster that was almost 100% reliant on kids making the roster, while all of […] The post The realistic opening night NYR roster appeared first...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Top Six Candidates To Become The Rangers 27th Captain

Now that the Rangers roster is rounding into shape, the next biggest question is who’s going to lead this team? After trading away Ryan Callahan last March, the Rangers decided to go with three alternate captains instead of naming a new captain for the remainder of the season. During the Rangers run to the Stanley Cup Final, Brad Richards took on the role of de facto captain, but...
Via NY Rangers Blog
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Zuccarello and Kreider deals – mixed results for the Rangers

Everyone will be breathing a little easier now Chris Kreider and Mats Zuccarello are under contract for next season but the potential fallout of the two deals really is a mixed bag for the Rangers. Chris Kreider Assuming Alain Vigneault can continue to improve Kreider’s defense, Kreider’s contract should immediately become a bargain. The big, […] The post The Zuccarello and...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Henrik Lundqvist Selling Luxurious New York City Penthouse (Photos)

King Henrik is selling his castle. Henrik Lundqvist has put his luxurious New York City penthouse up for sale and the listing on the Modlin Group site has it going for close to $6.5 million. The New York Rangers goaltender bought the penthouse for $3.9 million in 2008 so assuming he’s able to sell it at the price listed, the condo will turn out to be a nice investment for Lundqvist...
Via NESN.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Rangers dilemma with Marc Staal accelerates

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 year, $30M contract that the Rangers gave Dan Girardi...
Via Save By Richter
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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