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Mats Zuccarello Takes A Hometown Discount

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,

Once was the time, and not so very long ago at all, the Rangers had to bribe players to come to play for, and then stay with, their Original Six team in the world’s greatest city.

But those days are history. Blue bloods are willing to take less in order to remain a part of the culture club that has been constructed in midtown Manhattan.

Mats Zuccarello became the latest to spurn his chance to become a free agent and maximize his value on the open market — just as Henrik Lundqvist, Dan Girardi and Marc Staal had done over the preceding 15 months — by signing the Rangers’ take-it-or-leave it (and town) offer of $18 million over four years.

There’s no doubt the Norwegian could have commanded more on the market in July, perhaps a significant amount more when factoring in the difference in taxes from one locale to the next, but the promise of additional riches did not sway No. 36.

“I told [my agents] enough is enough, I’m happy with the offer and it’s important for me to stay here for a long time,” Zuccarello told The Post following Monday’s two-assist performance in the Rangers’ convincing 4-1 victory over the first-overall Predators at the Garden.

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The New York Rangers Go All In With Keith Yandle Trade

from Chris Johnston of Sportsnet,

That sound you just heard was Glen Sather pushing all of the chips into the middle of the table.

Realistically, the New York Rangers have about a 15-month window to get the veteran general manager a sixth Stanley Cup following a whopper of a deal Sunday to land Keith Yandle.

After falling three wins short of a championship last spring, the Rangers doubled down by parting with 19-year-old prospect Anthony Duclair, 24-year-old defenceman John Moore, a 2015 second-round pick and a 2016 first-round pick in Sunday’s blockbuster.

Arizona retained half of Yandle’s salary and added defenceman Chris Summers and a 2016 fourth-round pick, but this deal was all about the now for the Rangers.

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San Jose Trades James Sheppard To The New York Rangers

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Yandle, Summers to New York Rangers for Duclair, John Moore, 2016 1st round pick

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Anyone Want Mats Zuccarello?

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New York Rangers Keep Winning And The Calgary Flames On The Bubble

from Craig Custance of ESPN,

The New York Rangers are now an impressive 8-1-2 since Henrik Lundqvist left the lineup, and their 1-0 win over the Calgary Flames on Tuesday might have been one of the most encouraging, because they didn't have to rely on a slew of goals to pull it off.

Cam Talbot got the shutout, stopping all 21 shots he faced, and the Rangers managed to keep pace with the New York Islanders, who beat up a bad Arizona Coyotes team. It was a strong road effort for the Flames in their first game of a seven-game road trip, and you can't help but wonder if this road trip will ultimately define whether they make the playoffs.

Calgary would like to add depth on defense and some scoring before the deadline, but if things go sideways this week they would have to consider selling potential UFAs, including Curtis Glencross, who is generating interest. Two more games in the New York area this week might help determine how it all plays out in Calgary.

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Video- Karri Ramo With One Of The Better Saves Of The Year Tonight

The New York Rangers did defeat the Calgary Flames 1-0.

 

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The New York Rangers At The Trade Deadline

from Steve Zipay of Newsday,

The Rangers brass is tight-lipped on this front, but in conversations with some other club executives and agents around the league, here's what we're hearing at this point:

1. Carolina's Andrej Sekera, Edmonton's Jeff Petry and Arizona's Zbynek Michalek will command too high a price for the Rangers, given the competition and the thin market for defensemen.

2. They are not trading their three top prospects, Anthony Duclair, Pavel Buchnevich and Brady Skjei. But Hartford's Danny Kristo and others in the AHL would be available in the right package.

3. One of the second-rounders could be moved.

4. Among depth defensemen, Colorado's Jan Hejda and Carolina's Brett Bellmore, a 6-4 stay-at-home D-man, apparently are on the radar.

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The New York Rangers Could Be Targeting Andrej Sekera

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,

... as the March 2 trade deadline approaches, the Blueshirts’ primary need is for a reliable left defenseman to partner on the third pair with Dan Boyle rather than a bottom-six forward to bolster the team’s depth up front.

Getting both would, of course, be optimum, but general manager Glen Sather may not have the cap space or the expendable assets with which to pull off the double. And if the Blueshirts — who moved into second in the East and fifth overall in points per game following Monday’s thrilling 6-5 victory at the Coliseum, trailing only acknowledged Cup front-runners Nashville, St. Louis, Montreal and Anaheim — can fill only one hole, then it has to be on the blue line, where the John Moore-Matt Hunwick rotation has grown increasingly deficient under pressure.

To that end, sources have told The Post the Blueshirts have joined a crowded field dreaming of acquiring Carolina’s Andrej Sekera as a rental property. The price at this point, sources said, is a first-rounder plus a prospect, which is too rich for just about any suitor’s blood, and certainly Sather’s.

But chances are that the price will drop, and if it does, there is no reason the Rangers shouldn’t be willing to offer one of their two second-rounders (their own or Tampa Bay’s) and a prospect not named Anthony Duclair, Pavel Buchnevich or Brady Skjei.

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Would Patrick Kaleta Be A Fit For The New York Rangers?

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,

Columbus’ Mark Letestu is an option. Buffalo’s Torrey Mitchell, a center by trade, might fit the job description. Calgary’s Curtis Glencross, the guy who years ago concussed Chris Drury with a blindside hit miles away from the puck, would fit if the Rangers could fit his $2.55 million under the cap.

But there’s one other name that pops. Remember last January when there was almost universal skepticism — if not revulsion — when Sather acquired Daniel Carcillo from LA? Remember how useful Carcillo was until that moment in Game 3 of the conference finals against Montreal when he became engaged with linesman Scott Driscoll and elbowed his way out of New York?

Well, presented for your (and Sather’s) consideration, another reclamation project right up the general manager’s alley.

Ladies and gentlemen, the Sabres’ Patrick Kaleta, the notorious pending free agent who, when not injuring opponents with headshots and when maintaining his discipline, is exactly the tough, grinding depth winger so necessary to go deep in the playoffs.

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