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What Should The New York Rangers Pay Tony DeAngelo?

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,

When you have a 24-year-old defenseman, and a righty, no less, who records the fourth-most goals and points in the NHL at his position and who is coming up on restricted free agency, it’s a no-brainer to lock him up for at least five years, isn’t it?

Or, in the case of one Tony DeAngelo, is it?

This is likely the most daunting question Rangers management will confront this offseason in evaluating whether it can afford to sign No. 77 for what likely would be at least $6 million per year on a long-term deal.

There are options, of course.

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Brendan Lemieux Will Be Suspended

 

Watch it here if you missed it a few days ago.

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Videos- Brendan Lemieux Will Have A Hearing Tomorrow

Videos below.

 

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In A Rare Start, Henrik Lundqvist Was Not Very Good

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,

This was not Willie Mays falling down in center field. Not even in the ballpark. So let’s get that straight.

But to have to issue that disclaimer up front about Henrik Lundqvist’s first start since Feb. 3 and fourth in 60 days is disheartening enough in itself.

For imagine having the obligation to inform the audience that the greatest goaltender in franchise history did not embarrass himself on the Garden ice....

“When you haven’t played in a long time, personally, you want to go out there and try to grow and build a good feeling, but obviously that was pretty tough when you give up three first-period goals,” said the reflective and realistic Lundqvist. “I don’t think I was very good.

“I was hoping for a better feeling personally coming out there but a lot of times you create that feeling by doing a lot of good things. I felt like I was doing a few good things and then when you put yourself in that kind of hole, three or four goals [down], it’s hard to play a patient game.

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A Big Loss For The New York Rangers

from Brett Cyrgalis of the New York Post,

Their faces told the story far more than their words.

The Rangers looked tired and beaten, expectedly sulking after a 5-2 loss to the Flyers on Friday night that represented something distinctly worse than a broken a five-game winning streak or the end to a franchise-best nine-game road winning streak. It represented something even worse than not making up ground on their playoff chances.

It was the game when Chris Kreider fractured his foot blocking a shot, with the ink on his new seven-year, $45.5 million contract having hardly dried before the veteran spirit on and off the ice of this recent joyful run now may be lost through the end of the regular season.

“It’s tough,” said Kreider’s center, Mika Zibanejad, his head lowered and his voice soft. “I don’t know how to put it into words, really. Obviously a key player and a key guy in the locker room and on the ice, and for our line and the rest of the team.”

Zibanejad then paused, and summed it up: “This sucks.”

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Chris Kreider Suffered A Fractured Foot Tonight

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Brady Skjei Traded To The Carolina Hurricanes By The New York Rangers

 

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Chris Kreider Staying With The New York Rangers

 

Plus this...

 

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Targeting Chris Kreider

from Frank Seravalli of TSN,

Tick tock.

While the New York Rangers remain in negotiation to keep winger Chris Kreider, but the Colorado Avalanche and Boston Bruins appear to have emerged as front-runners for his services on the trade market.

Kreider, 28, has been No. 1 on the TSN Trade Bait Board since December.

The Avalanche were in on Kreider well before right wing Mikko Rantanen went down with a reported collarbone injury in Monday night’s game against Tampa Bay. That injury may have only heightened the urgency to make it happen.

The Bruins have been in on the Boston College and Boxford, Mass., kid all along, as the team atop the NHL standings attempts to avenge last year’s crushing Game 7 loss to St. Louis on home ice in the Stanley Cup Final.

The Blues and, to a lesser extent, the Florida Panthers and Washington Capitals, are all believed to have inquired about Kreider’s availability.

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Evening Line- Larry Brooks

Somehow, I do not perceive that a June buyout would create a clean break between the franchise and the goaltender and allow Lundqvist to chart his own course to be more disrespectful than this, and I am not at all suggesting this is the organization’s intent. Management is trying to respect the Swede’s feelings but after all the flowery words, respect is measured by ice time.

-Larry Brooks of the New York Post where you can read more on this topic.

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