Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 06/21/14 at 04:37 PM ET
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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