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Report- Frolov Signing With The Rangers

Thanks to a Jay Gold tweet, I found this translated report from SovSport stating Alexander Frolov is signing with the New York Rangers.

Of course, most of us have dealt with Russian reports before, so let’s wait to see where this goes.

added 6:11pm, via Craig Custance tweet,

Was told Rangers and Alexander Frolov are “in discussions” but deal isn’t done just yet.

added 6:43pm, from Scott Burnside of ESPN,

The New York Rangers are on the verge of signing unrestricted free agent winger Alexander Frolov, a source close to the situation told ESPN.com Monday evening.

The two sides were close to a deal Monday evening with the term of the contract still yet to be agreed upon by the two sides, the source said.

Frolov made $4 million last season and his salary cap hit was $2.9 million.

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The Man They Called “Murder”

from edbreadsaid at the Sporting News,

One can only imagine the thrill of being young, rich and a handsome big league hockey player plying his trade in the Big Apple New York, New York. Many of the Rangers reveled in the lifestyle their celebrity granted them. Although not the street corner heroes they would have been had they played in Canada, they found a different type of status here in the playground of the rich and famous. Appearances on talk shows, winning tables at the best restaurants and staying out late at the trendiest discos were Big Apple perks. Over time many players have come to New York and reaped its rewards and just as many have had to leave because of them. Donny Murdoch was one of the latter.

Don Murdoch or ‘Murder’ as the Ranger fans tagged him was the son of a welder who tore up his junior league making him the toast of Medicine Hat, Alberta. The Rangers made him their first pick in the 1976 draft. Lavishing much money on Don he, with his signing bonus, bought his sister and father new cars, put money in Dads account to start a new business and promptly bought himself an $11,000.oo corvette to go with his posh apartment in Long Island. The media loved him. He was a poster boy for sport. With his long hair and dimples there were plenty of groupies and fans tripping all over him to the extent where fans brought him gifts. He even danced with Margaret Trudeau.

read on

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Morning Line

You saw that there were some teams taking advantage of guys in New York; you could see that just watching highlights.  That probably won’t be happening as much now.”

-Derek Boogaard of the New York Rangers.  More on Boogaard from John Shipley of the Pioneer Press.

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Afternoon Line

“Our goal has always been to try and develop our own players to build a core group of players that are going to grow up together.  It takes time to develop players, and it takes time for them to develop into National Hockey League players. But there are some kids that are really starting to come in the right direction now.”

-Glen Sather, President & GM of the New York Rangers.  More from Jim Cerny at Rangers.com.

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Kovalchuk Needed By The Rangers

from Larry Brooks of the NY Post,

Tell me the name of the stud cen ter or blue-chip de fenseman in his prime coming up on unrestricted free agency for whom the Rangers should reserve cap space and thus bypass Ilya Kovalchuk.

Tell me the names of the Entry Level kids within the organization for whom general managerGlen Sather will need to reserve space to sign once the deal is done with Marc Staal.

Because I don’t see any Drew Doughtys or Duncan Keiths or Nicklas Backstroms on the depth chart, that’s for sure.

Tell me you aren’t attempting to make an analogy between the Rangers adding the 27-year-old Kovalchuk this summer, and adding the 28-year-old, already-multiply-concussed Eric Lindros in 2001, or between signing Ilya now and signing the 31-year-old, already-fried Theo Fleury in 1999.

Regardless of whether Sather, who has been in touch with the Kovalchuk camp this weekend, ramps up his interest in Ilya and joins the dance, do not tell me that the Rangers need to reserve his spot for a younger player.

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Evening Line

“We’re still moving forward, we’re not finished.  There are other opportunities still out there, moves we’d like to make. There have been constant phone calls everyday for probably a month. We’ve been hard at it.”

-New York Rangers GM Glen Sather today after making one trade and signing RFA Dan Girardi.  More from Andrew Gross of Rangers Rants.

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Ducks/Rangers Trade

from Ducks.com,

The Ducks have acquired left wings Aaron Voros and Ryan Hillier from the New York Rangers in exchange for defenseman Steve Eminger.

Voros, 29 (7/2/81), played in 41 games with the New York Rangers in 2009-10, scoring 3-4=7 points with 89 penalty minutes (PIM). He had a career-high 8-8=16 points with 122 PIM in 54 games with the Rangers in 2008-09.

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What Was Sather Thinking?

from Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette,

It’s a good thing that Glen Sather is already in the Hockey Hall of Fame because, if there was a recount, the selection committee would probably rescind his membership.

When the National Hockey League’s free agency period opened Thursday, Sather -whose record of miscues on Broadway includes rich, long-term deals for Wade Redden and Scott Gomez -defied all logic by signing tough guy Derek Boogaard to a four-year deal with the New York Rangers, worth $6.5 million. Boogaard is regarded in some circles as the toughest player in the NHL, but $1.625 million a year is a lot to pay for a guy who plays six minutes a game and has trouble finding a sparring partner. In the past season, Boogaard had only nine fights in 57 games.

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Can The Rangers Afford A First Line Center?

from Larry Brooks of the NY Post,

The Rangers, who were approximately $17 million under the summer cap going into yesterday’s opening of the free-agent market, committed an aggregate $4.45M of 2010-11 space to Derek Boogaard ($1.65M), Vinny Prospal ($1M, plus approximately $1M in deferrable bonuses) Erik Christensen ($925,000) and Martin Biron ($875,000).

This leaves GM Glen Sather and the Blueshirts in the neighborhood of $12.55M with which to sign restricted free-agent defensemen Marc Staal and Dan Girardi—the defense pair will likely command between $7.5M-8M, depending on the length of their deals—and Group II winger Brandon Prust before addressing other issues.

The summer cap, which remains in effect through the end of training camp, is 10 percent higher than the season ceiling of $59.4M. All one-way contracts in the organization count under the summer cap. Players who might be waived won’t come off the cap until camp ends. And Donald Brashear’s $1.4M will remain on the cap unless the Blueshirts can somehow trade him.

Thus, if the Blueshirts are going to add a legitimate first-line center via a trade, (e.g., Brad Richards, whom Dallas may not be able to afford at $7.87M), they will have to move money back in the deal in order to make it work before the end of camp.

continue for more Rangers talk…

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Boogaard A Ranger

per Darren Dreger tweet,

Boogaard to the Rangers is done

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