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Don’t Make It Personal Dubinsky

from Larry Brooks of the NY Post,

Memo to Brandon Dubinsky: if Jeter and Rivera could wait their turn, so can you; if Jeter and Rivera could understand and live within the terms of their respective sport’s labor agreement, so can you.

If that means that Dubinsky, now entering the fourth day of his Ranger training-camp holdout, plays for less money this season than Enver Lisin, who is in for $790,000, then so be it. Jeter didn’t take it as a personal insult that he played for less than Sojo.

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Would Jagr Rather Be A Member Of The New York Rangers?

from Stan Fischler of Game On,

Talk about going from a BIG SPLASH to a drop-in-the-bucket, how about our old buddy, Jaromir Jagr, formerly the toast of Broadway. A year ago Jags detonated roaring headlines by emigrating to Russia. Now there’s hardly a whisper about JJ. Let’s not forget that Jaromir – same as Sean Avery – could have remained a Ranger. There was a reasonable deal there for him to return, but he chose to chase pucks in Putinville. It says here that he regrets the move – deeply!

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Playing It Safe With Gaborik

from Larry Brooks of the NY Post,

Marian Gaborik did not participate in the on-ice sprints due of a tender groin. This is not related to previous hip problems.

“We just want to be careful,” Tortorella said. “We don’t want to do anything stupid. We want to get him ready for the regular season.”

read on for the latest on Dubinsky and some talk about Zherdev offering to return to the Rangers…

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Tortorella On Dubinsky

via Steve Zipay of Blue Notes at Newsday,

On the first day of training camp, unsigned RFA Brandon Dubinsky was a no-show.

And John Tortorella was not happy.

“It’s stupid, ” the Rangers head coach said after 50-plus players went through a series of medical tests and wind sprints. “He’s a young man that needs to be here. I think a player needs to be with his teammates. I’m hoping he realizes that. I think his agent’s stupid….I think Dubi understands my feelings. I thought Glen (Sather) was very honest with Dubi a couple days ago—-I was privy to that conversation—-as a general manager and man-to-man as a friend.”

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Rangers Not Budging On Offer To Dubinsky

from Larry Brooks of the NY Post,

The contract situation is the same as it has been for weeks. The Rangers have their one-year qualifying offer of $522,500 on the table to Dubinsky that represents nearly an 18-percent cut in pay from last year, when he earned $635,000, including Entry Level bonuses.

The Blueshirts also have offered various multi-year deals, but they all fall substantially short of what Dubinsky would be able to command next summer coming off a productive season. A 55-60 point year—hardly a stretch to expect as Gaborik’s linemate—would almost certainly bump Dubinsky to $3M per in arbitration.

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Are The Rangers A Destination For Heatley?

from Wayne Scanlan of the Ottawa Citizen,

There may only be days to spare, but it remains to be seen whether the reluctant Senator will actually have to show his face in Ottawa. It would certainly appear that no trade is imminent, but the rumours continue to come at us from all angles.

One that made a lot of sense, and still does, involved the New York Rangers and two of their good, young players, defenceman Marc Staal and forward Brandon Dubinsky.

Senators general manager Bryan Murray has always liked Staal, a big, smart defenceman with ideal family bloodlines. The younger brother of Eric and Jordan Staal (with one more bro to come) makes just $765,000 this season before becoming a restricted free agent.

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Dubinsky Talk

from Larry Brooks of the NY Post,

First, a correction: Brandon Dubinsky’s qualifying offer for the upcoming season is not $698,500 as originally reported here and subsequently repeated by all other news outlets.

The qualifier, as per Rangers’ assistant GM Cam Hope, is a two-way offer of $522,500/$60,000, though the minor league number is essentially meaningless given that Dubinsky would have to pass through waivers in order to get to the AHL.

That $522,500, however, appears to be the Blueshirts’ standing one-year offer to the 23-year-old unsigned Group II free agent one week before players are due to report to training camp.

The Rangers, who for the first time in memory are exercising all the systemic leverage they own under the CBA against a significant young player who is entirely without leverage, also have multi-year offers on the table ranging from two-to-five years.

Dubinsky, who will be eligible for salary arbitration next summer, would surely be sacrificing money on the back end of a multi-year deal should he choose to go that route, even on a two-year contract. The question, though, is whether the additional money for this season would make it a worthwhile exchange.

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Dubinsky Wants To Be A Ranger

from Steve Zipay of Blue Notes at Newsday,

“I want to be a Ranger,” said Dubinsky, 23, still an unsigned, restricted free agent. “The Rangers want me here; something’s gonna get done real quick and this will all be an afterthought. I’m in here working hard, getting ready for the season, not worrying about that; everything falls into place eventually, so I’m not losing any sleep over it….”

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Tortorella Talks Rangers

from Jeff Z. Klein of Slap Shot at the NY Times,

Tortorella is usually full of eloquent enthusiasm, but always lurking just beneath the surface is the promise of conflict. He said he was looking forward to getting hold of the Rangers for the first time in training camp, as opposed to late in the season.

“The real part of it is when you can have your own camp,” he said. “That’s where we can establish what our mindset is going to be, conditioning, which I think is a weakness of our club. As I’ve said, and I make no bones about it, I don’t think we’re a stiff team mentally. I think we have to be a little bit tougher in that area, in mental parts and preparation.”

And how will it work with the Rangers now that Torts will have control from Game 1?

“It’s a process, it’s accountability, it’s merit,” he said, then outlined a program of eternal Darwinian struggle.

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Prospal Signing Official

New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has agreed to terms with unrestricted free agent forward Vinny Prospal.

“Vinny is a highly-skilled player with good offensive instincts and the ability to play on the wing or at the center position,” stated Sather.  “We think he will give us added flexibility and brings a veteran presence to our lineup.”

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