The final RFA, Kevin Hayes, signed a new contract with the New York Rangers only hours after the organization agreed to a four-year deal with pending RFA Chris Kreider. As many expected, and as predicted by Real Talk Rangers, Hayes was able to negotiate a bridge contract worth $2.6 million per year for the next two seasons. Continue reading
Chris Kreider, arguably the blueshirts most valuable RFA, has finally signed a 4 year deal worth 4.625 million dollar per year. Many people have been speculating the value of Chris Kreider and what he adds to the roster. Kreider is undoubtedly a key piece to the young core of the Rangers, but is he worth what he got?
Derick Brassard has been traded to the Ottawa Senators along with a 2018 7th round draft pick for Mika Zibanejad and a 2018 2nd round pick. After the draft and free agency period began, there was much speculation of a potential Stepan, Nash, Girardi or Staal move looming. However, I’m pretty sure no one expected a Brassard move was the one that’d come to fruition. Continue reading
Now that the Rangers have added Grabner, Gerbe, and Paliotta it seems that the roster is starting to take shape. Jeff Gorton and the Rangers front office have commenced work on the restricted free agents.
Ryan McDonagh has been our most consistent and dominant defenseman since his first full season on the blueline in 2011. To think that McDonagh, a 12th overall pick in 2007, was dished off to us by Montreal in the Scott Gomez deal is truly remarkable. Continue reading