Rangers, Marc Staal make it official: Six years, $34.2 million

Will Marc Staal return to his dominant best?

Following up on the report this week, the New York Rangers and defenseman Marc Staal have agreed to terms on a six-year contract extension worth $34.2 million ($5.7 million per year). The deal will have a no-move for the first three years, and a limited no-trade for the last three years. Folks are comparing this…

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Game 43: Big divisional showdown in Pittsburgh

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The New York Rangers are in Pittsburgh this afternoon to take on the Penguins in a big divisional showdown with playoff implications. This is another one of those four point swing games, and a win would put the Rangers within two of the Pens with one game in hand. A win would also move the Rangers…

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Rangers finally score a few, beat Columbus to right the ship

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The New York Rangers righted the ship, beating the Columbus Blue Jackets by a score of 2-1. This was a game that the Rangers really didn’t deserve to win, but Henrik Lundqvist was absolutely outstanding, and stole this game for the good guys. Hank made 35 saves –most of them spectacular, when you look at…

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Game 42: Halt the skid in Columbus

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The New York Rangers are in Columbus tonight to take on the Blue Jackets as they look to halt their two-game skid where they haven’t scored, at all. The Rangers are in the middle of a 121 minute scoring drought. Their last goal was Rick Nash’s empty netter in San Jose with one minute remaining…

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BSB FanDuel: 1/16

Here is the info for today’s FanDuel league: Sign up for FanDuel here, the league link is here. We aren’t high rollers, it’s $2 to play. For those unfamiliar, you are given $55,000 to construct a team of 2 LW, 2 RW, 2 C, 2 D, and 1 G. High fantasy points per game (FPG)…

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Duclair, Buchnevich in top-15 of ESPN’s Top-50 Prospects

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ESPN runs their top prospects lists a few times per year, and this time around they rectified something that was perceived as a slap in the face to Ranger fans. The rankings –written by Corey Pronman, who is one of the best prospect evaluators around, so no lazy ESPN comments please– ranked Pavel Buchnevich at…

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Brooks: Rangers, Staal closing in on six-year contract extension

New York Rangers v Columbus Blue Jackets

Per Larry Brooks, the New York Rangers and Marc Staal are closing in on a six-year deal between $5.6 and $5.9 million per season. The deal will take Staal through his age-34 season. The Rangers have somewhere around $20 million in cap space for next year, depending on the actual cap number, and Staal’s contract…

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Rangers shutout 3-0 again, this time by Boston

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The New York Rangers had their second rough game in a row, falling to the Boston Bruins 3-0. This was the second time in a row that the Rangers were blanked by this score, with the first coming three nights ago against the New York Islanders. This game wasn’t even close to be honest, and…

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Game 41: Here come the Bruins

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The Boston Bruins had a terrible start to the season, and many thought that their time among the Eastern Conference elite had run its course. Tuukka Rask was human, the defense was in shambles, and they couldn’t score. My how things have changed. The Bruins are now fourth in the Atlantic, having gone 6-1-3 in…

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BSB FanDuel: 1/15

Here is the info for today’s FanDuel league: Sign up for FanDuel here, the league link is here. We aren’t high rollers, it’s $2 to play. For those unfamiliar, you are given $55,000 to construct a team of 2 LW, 2 RW, 2 C, 2 D, and 1 G. High fantasy points per game (FPG)…

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