Rangers re-sign Marek Mazanec

June 13, 2018, by

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The Rangers have re-signed goalie Marek Mazanec to a one-year, two-way deal. The contract will pay Mazenec $650,000 in the NHL (unlikely), and $200,000 in the AHL. Mazenec played 20 games with Hartford last year, putting up a 2.97 GAA and a .905 SV%.

Mazenec’s line isn’t sexy, but Hartford was a train wreck last year, so I’m not looking too deep into that. With Mazenec on board, the Pack seemingly has four goalies, including Brandon Halverson, Chris Nell and Alex Georgiev. That does not include AHL contracts, which don’t appear on CapFriendly.

It’s safe to assume one of that quartet will be int he ECHL, likely one of Halverson or Nell. We will get a clearer picture of the AHL goalie situation when the NHL free agency period concludes, as that likely tells us where Georgiev will play next season.

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  1. tanto says:

    Maybe this is a sign that Georgiev will get the nod as the backup to Hank, maybe.

  2. Dan Shea says:

    Pavelec may decide to do the KHL thing if he feels there is more money there. He didn’t do badly this year, but neither did he do great, except for a small stretch of games. He is going to be 31 before the season starts and it is very doubtful that he is ever going to be a starter again in the NHL. However, he has a chance in the KHL. If he is thinking about this route, the Rangers might already know this and are stocking up for the AHL.
    Personally, I have no idea if Gergiev would be better served playing meaningful minutes in the AHL verses being a backup in the NHL. However, he played like he was ready for the NHL. I hope he is the backup. I think Hank needs to get fewer games in this year. They keep talking about resting him more, but they live and die with him, so the breaks never come.

  3. Reenavipul says:

    Georgiev the back up, the question is can they develop him enough to flip him before the expansion draft and who fills in that last bit of the season to be exposed?

    • Ray says:

      Why are we concerned about Georgiev regarding the expansion draft? He will be a second year professional and, at least according to the last expansion draft, protected. As for the rule to expose someone, they just need to extend a qualifying offer to Mazanec (relatively painless) or Halverson.

      Developing goalies to trade is a fool’s bargain. Evidence suggests the Rangers got LESS than nothing for Cam Talbot. They got three picks yes, which turned out to be Ryan Gropp (won’t happen), Sergey Zbirovskiy (won’t happen) and 7th rounder Adam Huska (jury’s still out). And Gropp wasn’t actually acquired with the Edmonton pick but by upgrading the pick by throwing in Carl Hagelin.

      There may be only a 10-20% chance that Georgiev will be better than Shestyorkin, but good organizations don’t close doors unnecessarily.

  4. Creature Feature says:

    Slow day on the board

    • tanto says:

      Simple, that’s because everyone is celebrating the end of the North Korean nuclear threat. I for one am in the process of dismantling my bunker, selling off all my preserved foods and burying all my guns. I’m still a little concerned about the possibility of a zombie apocalypse, but while Trump is President I’m confident he’ll be able to size the zombie leader up in less than a minute before making a tremendous deal. 😉

  5. Richter1994 says:

    The Cup is ours!!

  6. Richter1994 says:

    Happy Anniversary!!

    24 years ago 🙁 today the Rangers won the Stanley Cup.

    • Creature Feature says:

      Ahhhh – my tears of joy have long evaporated into a dust pile as I await the second coming of a leader like Mark Messier. Can’t find that person on the current roster.

      • Richter1994 says:

        Right? where did the time go?

        Yeah, I just sat and cried too at the end of that torturous game 7, lol.

        There will be no one that can match Messier. But I’m hoping that Kreider can take that big step forward and be the player that I think that he can be.