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Quick Notes On A Saturday

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,

- There is no doubt (Brad) Richards will receive attractive offers from a number of clubs. He will be made more than whole on his new contract. He will get to choose. But just as this most amicable of divorces wasn’t sought by the Rangers, it wasn’t sought by Richards, either. His heart was/is all here even if his head knew it would not be possible to stay. So it will be another dramatic change for Richards, now 34, who doesn’t like changing routines much at all.

- It sounds as if the Rangers have allotted approximately $4 million per to keeping Stralman, likely for a three- or four-year term. … The Blueshirts, by the way, are expected to pass on qualifying defenseman Justin Falk, who played in one game after Dec. 29, 2014 — the season finale when Girardi was rested. Falk, who is owed nearly $1.025 million on his qualifying offer, will become an unrestricted free agent.

- Instant karma in Pittsburgh, isn’t it, where ownership and upper management’s hissy fit — which accompanied the dismissal of GM Ray Shero and road to perdition on which coach Dan Bylsma was sent — has been duly noted around the league.

- The Hall of Fame selection committee meets on Monday. Dominik Hasek and Mike Modano should be slam-dunks in Year 1 of eligibility. Peter Forsberg is a trickier case, but clearly belongs. Of course, so does Eric Lindros.

Wait: Rob Blake isn’t in yet?

read on for more Rangers talks...

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awould's avatar

- Instant karma in Pittsburgh, isn’t it, where ownership and upper management’s hissy fit — which accompanied the dismissal of GM Ray Shero and road to perdition on which coach Dan Bylsma was sent — has been duly noted around the league.

Unforced error.

Posted by awould on 06/21/14 at 07:49 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

” ... The Blueshirts, by the way, are expected to pass on qualifying defenseman Justin Falk, who played in one game after Dec. 29, 2014 ... “

now there’s a trick

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 06/21/14 at 08:40 PM ET

Down River Dan's avatar

Don’t always agree with Brooks, but it’s always an interesting read.

I believe the douche canoe would say….” Bang on”.... In response to Brook’s Karma statement.


A petulant little captain, and now meddlesome micro managing multi-pronged upper management.

Looks like the pieces are almost in place for a dynasty!  shut eye

Posted by Down River Dan on 06/21/14 at 09:49 PM ET

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