It’s Go Time! (free agency edition)

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If James Wisniewski, the little former Islanders’ obscene gesturer, can get $33 million for six years from small-market Columbus:

A) It’s going to be an expensive day on the market place for GMs and owners all over North America today; and …

B) How in Holy Hell is Gary Bettman going to be able to convince anybody that this league is in financial straits when the next CBA negotiation begins?

C) The Rangers should stand pat. (they probably won’t).

That said, it looks like Christopher Higgins isn’t going to be a free agent; apparently re-signing with the defending Runners-up Canucks. Too bad. He’s a 20-goal scorer who would have gotten some team 16 goals next year.

We will have updates on signings right here all day long.

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Unconfirmed: Philly signs Michal Handzus. … Bogus?

Pittsburgh, out of Jagr sweepstakes, re-signs Tyler Kennedy for two years, $4M.

Devils re-sign Andy Greene.

Tampa Bay signs G Mathieu Garon for two years, $2.6M.

Edmonton signs Ben Eager for three years, $3.3M.

Chicago signs Jamal Mayers, 1 year, $550,000.

Florida signs Jose Theodore for two years, $3M.

Dallas signs Adam Pardy for two years, $4M.

Chicago signs 90-year-old Sean O’Donnell for one year, $850,000.

Calgary signs James Butler.

Caps re-sign Jeff Halpern.

Florida signs Scottie Upshall for four years, $14M.

Phoenix signs G Mike Smith for two years, $4M.

Phoenix signs Raffi Torres for two years, $1.75M per.

SURPRISE, SURPRISE: Philly signs Jaromir Jagr! One year, $3.3M.

Phoenix signs Boyd Gordon, two years, $2.65M.

Flyers working on a contract with Ed Jovanovski. Bad rumor.

St. Louis re-signs Matt D’Agostini, two years, $3.3M.

Dallas signs Radek Dvorak for one year, $1.5M.

Vancouver signs Mark Mancari for 1 year, $525,000.

Florida signs Ed Jovanovski for four years, $16.5M … Panthers need to spend money to get to cap floor. Obviously. Jovanovski is older than O’Donnell, isn’t he?

Colorado signs Jan Hejda for four years, $3.25m per.

Dallas signs Vernon Fiddler for three years, $5.4M.

IS IT ME, or have teams spent tons of money without any of them having made a significant improvement so far?

Chicago signs Andrew Brunette, one year, $2M (celebrate this, Rangers fans).

Flyers sign Jakub Voracek, one year, $2.5M.

Flyers sign Andreas Lilja, one year.

Washington trades Semyon Varlamov to Colorado for a first-rounder in ’12 and a second in ’12 or ’13.

Florida signs Marcel Goc, three years, $1.7M per.

Phoenix re-signs Radim Vrbata, three years, $9M.

Multiple reports: Brad Richards will get max money, $12.8M per, for year 1 and 2 of contract, including a huge signing bonus for year 1. I wonder if the Rangers are going to even bother.

IF I’M GLEN SATHER … I’m going duck hunting and saying, “the hell with this.”

Again, this guy Richards is NOT one of the top 20 players in the game. The contract will be a killer to whichever team signs him.

Flyers sign Maxim Talbot for five years, $9M. This and the Jagr deal have to remove the Flys completely out of the Richards sweeps, if they were ever in it.

Carolina signs G Brian Boucher for two years, $1.9M.

Montreal signs G Peter Budaj, two years, $2.3M.

Rangers sign winger/center Mike Rupp. Some muscle. Fourth-liner. Scores a little bit. Three years, $4.5M, won’t hurt.

Pittsburgh signs Steve Sullivan for one year, $1.5M.

Detroit signs Mike Commodore, one year, $1M.

Caps sign Joel Ward, four years, $3M per.

Islanders sign Marty Reasoner for two years, $2.7M.

Montreal signs Erik Cole for four years, $18M.

Washington signs Roman Hamrlik, 2 years, $7M.

Edmonton signs Cam Barker,  one year, $2.25M.

Edmonton signs Darcy Hordichuk, 1 year, $800,000.

Ottawa signs G Alex Auld, one year, $1M.

Dallas signs Michael Ryder, 2 years, $7M.

Flyers trade Kris Versteeg to Florida for a second and third-round pick.

Boston signs Benoit Pouliot, one year, $1.1M.

Devils re-sign G Johan Hedberg for one year.

Buffalo signs Ville Leino for a ridiculous six years, $27M. Boy, I wish I had become an agent.

Vancouver signs Marco Sturm, one year, $2.5M.

Carolina signs Alex Ponikarovsky for one year, $1.5M.

Edmonton trades Kurtis Foster to Anaheim for Andy Sutton.

Dallas signs Sheldon Souray for one year, $1.65M.

San Jose signs Jim Vandermeer for one year, $1M.

Florida signs Thomas Fleischmann for four years, $4.5M per.

Edmonton signs Eric Belanger for three years, $5.25M.

Columbus signs G Curtis Sanford for 1 year, $600,000.

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  1. Brad Richards signed with the Rangers for 8 years, 60 million!!

    OK, that’s my only ORR impression of the day. Have at it, master of false reporting!

  2. Free Agent Del Headzo on

    Let’s sign Linda to an offer sheet!

    I’ve already had enough of BRichards macho head games…

  3. Right now Sather better be yelling at an intern to work the fax machine to get that Offer Sheet to Stamkos’ camp!

  4. Nice one, Carp.

    This is a moment I really wish Waseka was next to the comment box….

  5. Free Agent Del Headzo on

    I have this mental image of Lord Sather slyly twisting open the combo dial to his safe, pushing aside his box of Cohiba’s, & eagerly pulling out his bank roll pile… “Here Brad…this is just a taste. They’re will be plenty more of were that came from”!

  6. Manny, you can open a new window and shrink Waseka on one side and have a smaller window open on RR on the other.

  7. That is why you’re in charge around here Carp. Thanks for the advice. It totally works!

  8. “TSN confirms what anyone could have figured this week — Terry Pegula will visit with Brad Richards and agent today in Mississauga.” – @BNHarrington

  9. Ria (the silent bonehead) on

    So my sister just woke up & put the nhl network on you think I have her trained LOL

  10. I’m cool for change, thanks to Carp, who, as usual, describe it in best terms. I’m perfectly OK with or without Richards. As for money…everything has timely market value, even gas and you either have that kind of money to spend or not. Besides, I never saw, even in animated movies, dollar bills itself playing hockey, people do. Paraphrase Prust: “It’s just money”.

  11. Ria (the silent bonehead) on

    Ok Banj i’m faxing you the contract please use your disappearing ink pen when you sign it thank you very much

  12. Doodie Machetto on

    I officially cannot read “Yzerman” anymore. I always read is Whyzerman.

    Anybody remember Paul Whysebaert?

  13. Player’s agents by some reason sometimes reminded me filthy/sleazy trial lawyers. May be I’m wrong.
    I would definitely do something with myself (not like Olga), if Jagr will finish in Philty – #1 in my hate team list.

  14. Doodie Machetto on

    Wow, 20 minutes in and Orr hasn’t put a fake signing up. This really is the most boring July 1, ever.

  15. Interesting tweet from Brooks: Rangers should have offer sheet for Doughty ready to go the minute the Kings sign Richards.

  16. Doodie Machetto on

    Pass on Doughty. Not the offer sheet route. He’s not Stamkos. If you’re going to pitch an offer sheet, Stamkos should be the only guy they are looking at.

  17. Ria (the silent bonehead) on

    I may not be posting all day but I will be here reading for sure have to go take care of my sister you know get her washed up & feed her the basic things in life

  18. I really think Jagr is just lookin’ to pump his KHL contract. Regardless of what he did early in his Rangers career he all but sleepwalked through the final season and then ran for the KHL cash machine.

    It’s all about the money.

  19. Why hasn’t every team in the league with the cap space offered Stamkos a 15 year max deal?

  20. carp

    does that mean he thinks the Rangers should do it? or that the Rangers will?

  21. Mister Delaware on

    “Pretty hilarious video of Kings execs unable to get into Richards’ agents office.”

    “Not wearing aviators and a ($400?) v-neck t-shirt? Keep ’em waiting, boys.” – B-Rich

  22. Jawning game – me and my dog, both…but at least entertain each other more then this so called free agent market.

  23. TSNBobMcKenzie Bob McKenzie

    As per @DarrenDreger, BUF signs Jaromir Jagr to a two-year deal at $3.3M per year.

  24. carp

    i really do about jagr i would bet though he goes to montreal and plays with plekanec on a line just like they do in all international tournaments

  25. …and highly anticipating dissapointment after, the least of the problem Jagr=Ranger again.

  26. Haha, Biron on Twitter: Where are all the signings? Game has changed post-lockout. Better be RFA than UFA. Maybe they need me to get it going again!! 12:01lastyear

  27. Great pictures of Jags on NHL.com right now. Man, I love that mullet!!!

    Carp, he should have never left…

    CCCP – You too? ;)

  28. ben eager 3 yr contract worth 1.1 mil per year with edmonton

    hawks sign jamal mayers 1 yr deal 550k

  29. Carp let me ask you this in regards to Jagr in general- after Richards is off the market, who is left talent wise thats better? I think we may see a few teams interested depending on what hes looking for. but then again I think the assumption right now is that hes using the NHL as negotiating leverage for the KHL

  30. James, not being a big Jagr fan, I don’t think there are any more skilled players. He’d be an upgrade. But which Jagr do you get? And if he suddenly doesn’t like Torts, does he go into his coach-killer mode? He’s done that before.

  31. It doesn’t really matter for me. I can’t understand a thing that happens on Twitter. 30 years old and I am already a relic of the pre-twitter age.

  32. for the second thought, I would love to see fistfight between Jagr/Ovie, if his “Gomes Syndrome” shoulder will let him of course. Same weight, different passion though, but “beef” should be there.

  33. Remember that time that Carp called Jose Three-or-more……”Jose-One-or-Fewer”?

  34. Free Agent Del Headzo on

    @CTM1708
    Carp re-signed with lo-hud blogs for undisclosed amount. Sources say he’s too valuable to let go to NY Post with Uncle Larry
    2 minutes ago via web

  35. I know we’ve said this before, but when I watch TSN’s James Duthie, I expect to hear the SNL Weekend Update music and Seth Myers.

  36. jagr and tortorella would be a disaster… what would tortorella do if jagr told him he was taking it easy to save energy for the playoffs during the first few days of camp with no pucks?

  37. Ria (the silent bonehead) on

    Sorry i’m not being so silent today Jose three or more signs with Panthers

  38. Mister Delaware on

    “I know we’ve said this before, but when I watch TSN’s James Duthie, I expect to hear the SNL Weekend Update music and Seth Myers.”

    I imagine we could all write a nice segment of REALLY?!?!?!? if Richards gets 8 years and $60 million here.

  39. NYR in on Brunette? Could be first-line LW for a year.

    “Lots of interest in Andrew Brunette from NYR, CHI, NSH, amongst others, but CHI may be frontrunner. Brunette is at Wimbledon today.” – McKenzie

  40. HAHAHA: “Jose Theodore pronounces first name “Joe-zay” … Well, not down here he won’t #FlaPanthers” – George Richards/OnFrozenPond

  41. Manny MANIA on

    Carp – I will see your ten foot pole and raise you 30 feet.

    40 Foot Pole.

  42. I think it’s noble for Brian Burke to be spending Canada Day in Afghanistan with the troops … but don’t you think he kinda ought to be here working today?

  43. eddie eddie eddie on

    hahhahahhahhahahahahahahahhaha you said pole hahhahahahahahhahahhaha

  44. TSNBobMcKenzie Bob McKenzie

    Montreal trades Scott Gomez to Taco Bell for a year of free nacho chips cheese & salsa supply.

  45. Czechthemout!!! on

    Looks like Richards is going to be given a full court press by the Kings. With Doughty still unsigned, it looks like they are either close to or over the cap.

  46. “If Rangers’ interest in Brunette is predicated on fact he played on line with Gaborik in Minn many years ago, it’s a mistake. Jim Dowd was the C. He’s available too.” – @Brooksie@

    “Wisniewski said he was told by #CBJ he will be paired with Fedor Tyutin.” – @TReedDispatch@

  47. eddie eddie eddie on

    amazing cranium on Holik….that had to be a specially made helmut to fit that giant noodle

  48. Boom Boom Bathgate on

    Between a rock and a hard place: Rangers signing Jagr if they don’t sign Richards. I’ts called “regression” and has been part of the GM’s modus operandi every time the club looked like it was making progress. I will never forget Slats dumping Brian Leetch and other vets to bring in kids, then dumping the kids to bring in veterans. Got to get him over to a fiscally-irresponsible political career, somehow. Can you imagine Slats stumping for “higher taxes to fix the economy.” Right down his alley, that would be. Living the good life on working people’s backs.

  49. Reminder, we have a running tally of signings up top.

    Sean O’Donnell, age 90.

    CCCP, Taco Bell also gets Gomez’s entire repertoire of between-periods interview jokes.

  50. Boom Boom Bathgate on

    Montreal trades Gomez to Drury as the pepperoni filler for his cheese pizza.

  51. eddie eddie eddie on

    Florida Panthers have signed Gomez’s smirk for 48 Million over 6 years

  52. Boom Boom Bathgate on

    Laurel and Hardy

    Abbott and Costello

    Martin and Lewis

    Bonfire and Dangerfield

    Drury and Gomez

    I mention Drury first because in these acts the straight man always gets first billing and the clown/comdian always gets second billing.

  53. Doodie Machetto on

    Seriously, without fantasy football, I don’t know how I’m going to make it through the summer if the NHL is going to give us this little to work with.

  54. eddie eddie eddie on

    Pat Hickey is still available…former 40 goal scorer….2 yrs could work…

  55. billybleedsblue on

    “New Yoooork…Our GM will sure overpay you, but the coach may not play you.”

    Hilarious Video.

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  56. billybleedsblue on

    The Flyers ditched Richards and Carter to get Jagr? LOL.

    Actually, I heard there were some issues with Richards and Carter in the locker room & off the ice. Just rumor though.

  57. I was wondering why nobody was commenting on anything! Then I realized there was a new thread.. oh Percocet..

  58. Good afternoon all! Really, Jagr to Philly! Oy vey! I miss anything else? Just signed on….

  59. jagr def getting booed.

    nov 26th thanksgiving weekend sat afternoon 2pm he returns.

    anyone want to join me

  60. Jagr will get a standing O at MSG….why in hell would he get booed? Because he signed with the Flyers? gimme a break….

  61. I’ll be the first to say I hope Jags pops his groin first week of the season and spends the year layin’ on his fat ass.

  62. Doodie Machetto on

    BTW, Jagr, if paired with Briere, would give us some idea of what it would have been like if we had gone with Briere over Drury or Gomez.

  63. eddie eddie eddie on

    flyers are looking at bringing back Bernie parent to fill their gaping hole in the nets…pun intended

  64. billybleedsblue on

    I can’t wait to make fun of my Philly friends. LOL! All that change…for JAGR?!? (and a goalie, obviously) They must have blown plan A somehow. LOL.

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  65. what an ahole jagr is . he shows it once again. goes to the enemy of his former teams the Pens and rangers, the philthy flyers. he could have played with his friend Plekanec in Mtl. he could have returned to the pens, he could have played in Det with Datsyuk,but no, money is all he cares about. he is disgusting, and will get my boos every time they play philthy

  66. exactly NYR_FAN… why boo him? he’s been outta NHL for few years…it’s not like he signed with Flys right after he left Rangers… no reason to boo him…

  67. Boom Boom Bathgate on

    Happy birthday Hot Rod, and I will forever regret being too shy to say hello to you when we were on the same line at the bank, all those years ago.

    My birthday present to you is sharing this memory… The night you scored FOUR goals in Montreal, I was doing a tape recorded play by play of the game, in front of my tv set. After your first shift of the night I actually said: “Keep your eyes on number seven for New York, Rod Gilbert, he looks to be in rare form.” Good night all around that was, my buddies were impressed.

  68. Doodie Machetto on

    SpideR: Jags may end up with Giroux in the middle.

    Also, no way does Giroux play RW over Jagr.

  69. If Jagr was totally after the money, wouldn’t he have stayed in the KHL? He got $3.3M from Flyers according to Dreger, but he probably would have made more in KHL, although it didn’t seem like teams were committing to him. He definitely went after money here. So what?

  70. eddie eddie eddie on

    I imagine jagr will either be booed or he wont…hard to see it any other way….

  71. 4generations 4 cups on

    I seriously am going to flipping love the 24/7 HBO if they do it this year, Jagr? Rangers? Outdoors? Yes please.

  72. eddie eddie eddie on

    nyr fan – i have to think crosby has dropped a deuce already today…….if the rangers can sign richards, it wont be adismal

  73. Manny MANIA on

    I think it was @CCCP@ who nailed the terms of the Jagr Contract (even if he had a different team).

  74. Boom Boom Bathgate on

    I can’t believe the Flyers (the one Philadelphia team I do not root for). A mix of kids with old age doesn’t even work in fairy tales. We should revel in the fact that Philly is looking clueless, this off-season. As for us – stay tuned, maybe we can do better.

  75. i was right on the money how much money Jagr will get! 3.3 mill! just wrong team and wrong amount of years

    CCCP July 1st, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    TSNBobMcKenzie Bob McKenzie

    As per @DarrenDreger, BUF signs Jaromir Jagr to a two-year deal at $3.3M per year.

  76. Doodie Machetto on

    BTW, that makes me happy. Was worried that he was just the kind of guy Sather would overpay for.

  77. Doodie Machetto on

    Spider, me too. Although, on this team, maybe not. But in a vacuum, I like Brunette much more.

  78. wicky(grating PIBG)© (Non visor wearing male, 26, holder of 5 LLPs!!) on

    HAHAHAHAHA jagr to flyers!! Hilarious!!

  79. I’m starving. In honor of Latona, I’m off to late lunch. Catch you all later…..

  80. eddie eddie eddie on

    heavens to murgatroy, I am glad we have THE PRUST locked up thru next year…give him an A

  81. wicky(grating PIBG)© (Non visor wearing male, 26, holder of 5 LLPs!!) on

    i’d rather have voracek than jagr at this point of their careers

  82. Doodie Machetto on

    Flyers top two lines (my projection):

    JVR-Giroux-Jagr
    Hartnell-Briere-Voracek/Versteeg

    Have to imagine no way that Leino ends up back there.

  83. wicky(grating PIBG)© (Non visor wearing male, 26, holder of 5 LLPs!!) on

    too long of term on jovo

  84. wicky(grating PIBG)© (Non visor wearing male, 26, holder of 5 LLPs!!) on

    I think leino is done, wonder if they can afford to sign simmonds? Simmonds would be a good fit for us

  85. Doodie Machetto on

    Would love for a player in one of these BS interviews to answer the question “So, how did you decide ox Team X?” with “They offered me the biggest contract.”

  86. eddie eddie eddie on

    when crosby decided, it was because of the comfy potty chair in pens locker room…better for pooping

  87. IS IT ME, or have teams spent tons of money without any of them having made a significant improvement so far?

  88. wicky(grating PIBG)© (Non visor wearing male, 26, holder of 5 LLPs!!) on

    carp
    pretty much agree…voracek was a good signing IMHO and eager and torres and that’s about it

  89. i would take Brunette on the 3rd line. Not to play with Gaborik, that’s dumb…

  90. wicky(grating PIBG)© (Non visor wearing male, 26, holder of 5 LLPs!!) on

    over under on how long before jagr starts whining=3 weeks

  91. eddie eddie eddie on

    carp – that could all change soon enough…but so far lots of $$$$$ for little in improvement, it seems…

  92. Let’s get a tally on who hasn’t signed anybody today (including their own free agents). It includes NYR, NYI (only signed a draft pick).

  93. wicky(grating PIBG)© (Non visor wearing male, 26, holder of 5 LLPs!!) on

    sign o brien for crying out loud…konopka….cheap flyer on gagne…mickey mouse??? something

    orr?

  94. Blackhawks added 3 vet character players to fill roles. all 1 yr contracts. total only $3.4 for all 3 combined. good day for them

  95. Can’t say that I wanted the Rangers to get any of the guys who have signed thus far.

  96. Hi everybody! Just getting on here today. So, Jagr to Flyers, eh? Why Flyers?? They’re my most hated team!

  97. wicky(grating PIBG)© (Non visor wearing male, 26, holder of 5 LLPs!!) on

    DJK
    i agree, but wouldn’t have minded torres or eager

  98. wicky(grating PIBG)© (Non visor wearing male, 26, holder of 5 LLPs!!) on

    anyone else think the teams not doing anything are waiting on brich?

  99. Czechthemout!!! on

    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz!!!!!!!

    The good news is that Sather hasn’t Isbister or Riismiller yet,

  100. Jagr ONLY picked the Flyers because they’re are playing us on one of the biggest stages of the season … The Winter Classic

    Jagr is a showman. 24/7 and The Winter Classic is gonna be very interesting now

  101. I kinda want the Rangers to go out and sign Leino now as a “spite move” against the Flyers.

    Trade or Buyout Wolski for the money needed to sign him

  102. Hey Carp!
    From previous post….I did know that the Rangers were going to play up here in September! Let me know what the roster is going to be before I get some tickets!

  103. wicky(grating PIBG)© (Non visor wearing male, 26, holder of 5 LLPs!!) on

    he apparently gave mario his word he would sign with the pens then went to flyers for more money

  104. EJ Hradek – “Jagr’s first return trip to Pittsburgh falls on Dec. 29. That means it will be documented in HBO’s 24/7. Interesting!”

  105. Carp – I am celebrating the lack of a Brunette signing!! Doing the Happy Dance!! No Whizz. No Ehrhoff. No O’Donnell and now no Brunette!!

    Hold it steady Sather!

  106. LA going all out to sign Richards. they have everybody visiting him from the top mgmt to the popcorn vendor. apparently there is a worry over the injury to Kopitar. however, the Rangers have Richards locked up, why else would they be so cavalier to not even visit him like the others are drooling

  107. I’ve been telling my Flyers buddies that Voracek is like a “baby Jagr” for a few weeks and now the Flyers go out and get Jagr … weird

  108. great trade by Washington moving Varlamov. Surprised they got such a big haul for him…

  109. Czechthemout!!! on

    Carp

    Agree. Rangers should stand pat but Sather is the king of free agency. So no matter.

    Great trade for the Caps. Picking up what is surly to be a lottery pick in what should be what many are calling a draft for the ages.

  110. Brooks: According to source, Rangers will get a chance to match any offer Richards receives before he makes his decision.

  111. I don’t think there’s even a question that Vokoun is the best goalie available this spring/summer … and that he is now in trouble with all these teams getting goalies. Maybe he priced himself out. And Philly might regret not getting him instead of Bryzgalov.

  112. It’s all CCCP fault!
    My 4th of July is ruined…Dru, what you’ll do in that case?

  113. “the good news is that Sather hasn’t signed Isbister or Rismiller yet”

    yeah, but Jason Krog is still available.

  114. @RealKyper@ “Hearing rumblings #NHL teams presenting to Brad Richards are pitching 12.8M max offer in years 1 and 2. Crazy money out there.”

  115. Free Agent Del Headzo on

    Oh no…IncarceratedBob says Rangers will get Richards. He’s usually spot on

  116. did TSN say earlier that the Rangers are NOT showing up in person to court B-Rich ??

  117. +Wow!+

    I just got home to find out Jagr signed with the Flyers.

    Wow! Just wow! I’m speechless. But, I’ll type anyway!

    I think that’s the dagger in the hearts of the Penguins fan base. That’s a surprising move. How could he choose the Flyers, over the Wings? I can’t believe it! Unreal!

  118. Czechthemout!!! on

    Brooks saying Rangers will get chance to match any offer for Richards at end of the day.

    Sather being played like a strata various .

  119. wicky(grating PIBG)© (Non visor wearing male, 26, holder of 5 LLPs!!) on

    carp
    any news on feds or any of our RFAs?

  120. man, the Caps mite get NAil Yakupov with that pick – Him and OV … scary !!

  121. RealKyper Hearing rumblings #NHL teams presenting to Brad Richards are pitching 12.8M max offer in years 1 and 2. Crazy money out there.

    The Rangers would be wise to stay away!!

    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    I like the idea of a Doughty offer sheet if B. Rich signs in LA!

  122. @Brooksie@ “Richards will come close close to max money first two yrs with major signing bonus for 7/1/12 to protect against rollback/lockout”

  123. Richards signs frontloaded contract with Rangers.

    1 TRILLION dollars in year 1

    then a bag of used pucks in years 2 thru 10

  124. It is +CRAZY+ Orr! He snubbed Mario and the Pens fans!!! LMAO Bwahaha!

    @WOW!@

    24/7 will be fun!!!

  125. Czechthemout!!! on

    BRich

    Forgot about Krog. Hey, where is Todd White? How come he hasn’t signed yet?

  126. LOL all Richards is doing is driving up the $ he ultimately gets from us. Well played.

  127. Incarcerated Bob and Eklund are in the same category. People who claim to have sources, that really don’t but instead make guesses…

    He just saw Brooks’ tweet as now is making a good guess that with the opportunity the Rangers will match.

  128. Matching other offers is VERY expensive game. In my book, it is not an advantage for Rangers, but rather dangerous financial trap in this case.

  129. The Kings have 16 mil in cap space. More than enough to sign Richards and pay Doughty…

  130. does anybody know …

    if the Rangers are make a in-person pitch to Richards like the other teams are ??

  131. Oh shyte! I forgot we’re playing Philly in the Winter Classic. Wow! This is gonna be interesting.

    This 24/7 is going to be much cooler than last years!

    Now, lets get payback! They took our Jagr! Lets get their Carcillo! LOL!

  132. some guy just posted on TSN “the Flyers are becoming the NY Mets of the NHL. they are in clueless desperation mode. I am not renewing my season tickets”

    HAHA

  133. Multiple reports: Brad Richards will get max money, $12M per, for year 1 and 2 of contract, and a huge signing bonus for year 3. I wonder if the Rangers are going to even bother.

  134. A Not So Secret Blogmama Admirer on

    YES! Jaromir is back! The greatest man this world has ever seen is back! If I didnt already have enough reason to cheer the Flys, I do now! Lets Go FLYERS!!! JAROMIR!

  135. If you start seeing us re-sign guys like Feds or Prospal … you can pretty much assume that we are out in the B-Rich Sweeps

  136. jesse spector

    smartest teams today are the teams who have done nothing

    COULDNT AGREE MORE

  137. Screw Richards, he is nowhere near worth it. Sather will kill the rangers if he signs Richards. I hope Torts is burning Sather’s ear on staying the course and stick to the plan. Richards signing will be a cap killer, worse than redden, Gomez, Drury and Rosival put together.

  138. somerset

    not true. Rangers can sign Richards and still have room to sign Prospal or Fedotenko at 2 mil a year.

  139. CTBlueshirt on

    tomg,

    Who exactly can’t the Ranger re-sign (RFAs) if they sign Richards?

  140. correction, the max is $12.8M, and the signing bonus would be in year 1.

    If I’m Glen Sather, I’m going duck hunting right now.

  141. wicky(grating PIBG)© (Non visor wearing male, 26, holder of 5 LLPs!!) on

    anyone think a trade for stastny will happen if we pass on richards?

  142. Czechthemout!!! on

    Richards= overpaid and overhyped! The next time any of these fools ever say that the Rangers are driving up salaries, Sather should tell to STFU!!!! Ridiculous ! He isn’t even in the top ten category in the NHL. @&$:;()-//$&@!,,!!!

  143. gee, he will be just a disinterested passenger starting in year 3 if he gets most all of his moneyl in year 1 and 2. bad longterm situation

  144. If Richards is looking for that kind of money, I say let him waste away with whatever team is stupid enough to give him that kind of cash. We’re talking SUPERSTAR ELITE GAME CHANGER money for a guy who’s lucky enough to be the cream of a crappy FA crop.

    Torts said it best “I don’t want anyone here who doesn’t want to be a Ranger”

    Or something like that

  145. I can’t care less, but have a strong feeling BR will never try Rangers jersey, except may be occasionaly, while being drunk with Ovary, …sorry Avery.

  146. Doodie Machetto on

    “NYR_FAN July 1st, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    Dey tuk ar Jags!”

    Best line of 2011.

  147. A Not So Secret Blogmama Admirer on

    I know they did, CT. :(( But they took the dubious 3-0 collapse away from us, and the Fozzy Clan are Fly fans! And what is life without Jaromir?! What is love without Jaromir?! We are all Jaromirs! LGF! LGF! JAJA JARDA JARO! Im a Jaropean!

  148. billybleedsblue on

    You can practically draw a straight line between these 2 cities. Exhibit A:

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    Take ramp onto I-76 E toward WALT WHITMAN BRIDGE – go 5.7 mi
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    Arrive at the center of ATLANTIC CITY, NJ

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  149. I wouldn’t even bother with Richards at this point. The guy is no where near the money they’re projecting he’s gonna get. I guess that’s the price you pay for a weak FA pool. Giving the Rangers the chance to match is like saying I really want to play for you but I’m gonna screw you over and make you pay top dollar to get my overpriced mediocre services.

  150. Carp- that’s an absolute disaster if that’s what Richards wants. I’d rather sign Stamkos to a 15 year offer sheet.

  151. Thanks, dudes!! I just couldn’t help myself after Orr wrote: “They took our Jagr! Lets get their Carcillo! LOL!”

  152. Czechthemout!!! on

    The Caps are by far the biggest winners today! They traded a mediocre young goalie for a lottery pick and a top pick in the second round in a draft where the second round players are first round talents. Amazing!

  153. Richards is not worth it, he isn’t a elite player, not even top ten, screw richards.

  154. Carp,
    …If I’m Glen Sather, I’m going duck hunting right now.”
    Yeah, preferably with Dolan and do what Dick Cheney did, would be great for Ranger’s organization’s future.

  155. I can’t believe Colorado made that trade, was colorado’s GM at the bar when he made that trade, ridiculous.

  156. why do you guys care how much Dolan will have to pay Richards? as long as the contract is cap friendly… give him 20 million upfront who cares?

  157. the salary amount for Richards is meaningless. Its the cap hit which is what concerns us. Dolan has a blank check so the bonuses and all that are of no concern.

    In fact, it maybe helps us since Richards could theoretically take less years considering how much he can make in the first few years.

  158. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© on

    not even going to try to read all these posts JUST GOT HOME!!! whats happening

  159. wicky(grating PIBG)© (Non visor wearing male, 26, holder of 5 LLPs!!) on

    ibob said oilers big trade on hold with e conf team pending UFA signing

  160. Czechthemout!!! on

    This why the Caps have a bunch of good young prospects. Even though they are an elite team, they draft well and have a gm who is keenly aware of what he has in his system and what those players are worth.

    We have a gm who is more worried about Duck hunting.

  161. A Not So Secret Blogmama Admirer on

    This free agent class is slim after BRich. If he’s 2 expensive cap wise, just move on. I liked Talbot with Pittsburgh. Good guy.

  162. just wondering if those who were going to
    cheer on Jagr in a pens uniform
    are STILL
    going to cheer him on
    when he wears a flyers uniform

  163. Pass on Richards save your money.

    these huge deals NEVER work out unless it is crosby or ovechkin or another mega mega stud.

  164. Czech

    imagine if the Rangers traded a young kid like that. Suppose the Rangers did something similar and traded Del Zotto, the fans would be up in arms.

  165. wicky(grating PIBG)© (Non visor wearing male, 26, holder of 5 LLPs!!) on

    link from above

    incarceratedbob incarcerated bob
    **BREAKING NHL NEWS**Source: Oilers have a big trade on hold. Source says they are waiting on EConf Team to finish pursuing a FA be4 trade

  166. CTBlueshirt on

    Talbot is a huge Red Sox fan. I think he listed Tom Brady as his favorite athlete.

  167. CTBlueshirt on

    oleo, it’s a bit different. They have Neuvirth and Holtby and only one guy can be the starter. It was a great trade for the Caps if the Avs don’t do well again.

  168. A Not So Secret Blogmama Admirer on

    Slats should just say to BRich’s agent, we are moving in right direction, close to becoming championship contenders, either you want to be a part of it at a reasonable price or you don’t. Put your foot down, tell him he can join his coach Torts, become a hero of NY if he brings us a title, and make fair offer.

  169. Czechthemout!!! on

    Maybe we should call the AVS and trade them Girardi for Matt Duschene? I mean they are going to need a ” great” defenseman who blocks shots to help defend for that mediocre goalie they just traded for!

  170. Pens1 will have a fun comes next season. They will play against Philthy like in a scrimmage against Pens.
    Is it a record statistically by how many former players will change teams in the same division/conference? I thought it used to be unwritten rules try to avoid this.

  171. A Not So Secret Blogmama Admirer on

    I cant believe it either, Orr. I really wanted Wings, Pens, Canadiens in that order. I wanted Jaro to become a part of an immediate title contender. Not sure Flys are that. Either way, awesome to see him in the league again.

  172. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© on

    How appropriate that wisniewski is now a BJ

  173. yeah, next years draft have 3 russian studs in the Top 5-6 picks …. the Caps are licking their chops already

  174. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© on

    4ever, now it’s whoever is going to give the money

  175. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© on

    {{{{{{CARPY}}}}}}

  176. trading varlamov was a great trade for the caps. they got alot of value and they had 3 yound goalies who can play..

  177. NYP_Brooksie Larry Brooks
    Sources: Rangers in hunt for Rupp, Babchuk but unclear if offers were made.

  178. Czechthemout!!! on

    Oleo

    How do we know? We have yet to make a trade like that since Sather rein of error!
    We draft them(korpikoski,Sags) in the first round, and trade them to Don Maloney for third round picks.

  179. Does anybody still think the Flyers aren’t better than they were 2 weeks ago?

  180. True Blue Mike on

    Rangers are going to get an enforcer and possibly a vet D-man. Nothing more and that sounds pretty good.

  181. If the caps get that for Varly … I’d be fine for trading Biron right now for a similar package

  182. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© on

    C3 XOXO was hoping noone made that quip already lol

  183. wicky(grating PIBG)© (Non visor wearing male, 26, holder of 5 LLPs!!) on

    linda and manny BRILLIANT!!

    FIRE HOLLAND!!

  184. wicky(grating PIBG)© (Non visor wearing male, 26, holder of 5 LLPs!!) on

    def no to babchuk!!

  185. Richards was definitely a top 20 player last year. You can argue that that production won’t continue, but why do you think that?

  186. A Not So Secret Blogmama Admirer on

    Thats why Nadal is such a great champion. Always has complete mental control. Tremendously tremendous focus, always believes in himself, refuses to quit!

  187. I like Mike Rupp, but I don’t think he’d sign with the Rangers. After being a Devil and Pen, no way.

  188. Czechthemout!!! on

    Yet another defenseman. A soft one at that. What a waste of time and cap space. Watch him get Girardi money. Rupp I am ok with I guess.

  189. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© on

    which comment were you waiting for Carpy? the WBJ one? LOL

  190. pens aren’t worried about losing players
    since cooke returns and will
    blindside hit talbot and jagr
    at the earliest opportunity.

  191. Rupp is a 4th line guy with some skill. he is very tough and can score some too

  192. Wonder what Laviolette will do the first time Jagr loafs it back down the ice? This isn’t Tom Renney back there.

  193. Rupp isn’t bad, can fight and score an occasional goal, rangers need to add some toughness to there lineup.

  194. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© on

    how was the bacon burger ORR?

  195. TSNBobMcKenzie Confirming NYR has signed Sean Berg Bergenheim for two years for a total of $3.9M.

  196. CTBlueshirt on

    I could live with Rupp. That’s one less guy that will score his only goals against us.

    ***

    Fixed

  197. JimboWoodside on

    Very disappointed to hear that Jagr is signing with Philly……..as per TSN…..even *worse* than him signing with Pens……

  198. I don’t mean to start an argument. I’m interested in what 20 players you think are better. If it’s too much to do right now, don’t worry about it though.

  199. Doodie Machetto on

    Who had money on James Wisniewski getting the largest contract on July 1?

  200. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© on

    good point dore33

  201. i wonder what’s happened to avs management
    used to make smart moves
    and in past six months
    it gets rid of stewart and then
    gets varlamov.

    we think we’ve got problems….
    (of course, we’re only 3 hours into this)

  202. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© on

    Steve Zipay stevezipay
    Rangers sign Mike Rupp

  203. wicky(grating PIBG)© (Non visor wearing male, 26, holder of 5 LLPs!!) on

    watch the flyers get konopka. haven’t heard carcillos name all day (the player that is)

  204. Carp,

    I agree with that. But can you find 20 better centers, or any better centers within the Rangers system?

    If we can get Richards for a reasonable, or even a slightly overpaid contract, I think we need to do it. But no usual Sather gifts.

  205. Doodie Machetto on

    I hate how Willie O’Ree gets so much press and nobody ever mentions Larry Kwong.

  206. JimboWoodside on

    2.3 mil, Habs take Budaj!? He couldn’t stop a beach ball in Colorado….!

  207. CTBlueshirt on

    Off the top of my head:

    Crosby
    Malkin
    Ovechkin
    Datsyuk
    Zetterberg
    Toews
    Kane
    Backstrom
    Stamkos
    St. Louis
    H. Sedin
    D. Sedin
    Iginla
    Kopitar
    Perry
    Ryan
    Getzlaf

  208. “Sather fiddles while Rome burns?”

    Well if you consider not paying top-dollar for a bunch of garbage, I guess so. Jagr at $3.3 million? Nope.

    Rupp? Blech.

  209. Yeah, Philthy are *ViJagred. * So what? No way can he be better now, that last year in Rangers and it is not much to say. They are still much worse without MR and Carter. Talbot brings them carsillo. Where is improvement?

  210. wicky(grating PIBG)© (Non visor wearing male, 26, holder of 5 LLPs!!) on

    a trade next?

    I’m ok with rupp, guess that means no konopka!

  211. I’ll just start it off the top of my head: Datsyuk, Crosby, Malkin, Ovechkin, Sedin, Sedin, St. Louis, Stamkos, Thornton, Toews, Kovalchuk, Nash … to be continued.

  212. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© on

    another ex Devil, blah

  213. ok folks
    what does he bring to us other than toughness?

    does that mean bye bye to Feds?

  214. I’ll take Bergenheim, guys was a monster in the playoffs.

    And I never said I wouldn’t take Rupp, he’s a mean SOB, just didn’t think he would sign in NYC after building up such animosity towards the organization with the Devils and Pitts.

  215. Rangers sign Mike Rupp. Some muscle. Fourth-liner. Scores a little bit. Three years, $4.5M, won’t hurt.

  216. 1.5 per season.

    its like boogey never left. but rupp could play a little. always scores aginst us

  217. Manny Mania on

    I would also take Burgenheim.

    I think the Hurricanes move for Boucher is NUTS.

  218. 1.5 for 3 years for Rupp – a little more than he’s worth but makes no difference in the end. Good signing

  219. Doodie Machetto on

    “Kane
    Backstrom”

    Disagree with those two, but can easily replace them.

  220. CTBlueshirt on

    Most importantly Rupp won’t be scoring against the Rangers when they play the Pens.

  221. bull dog line on

    CT, and Carp.
    yes Richards is not top 20, but he is top 1 in free agency. how long do you want to wait before you add to the core. Richards makes sense now. worry about down the line later.

  222. Doodie Machetto on

    Rupp will improve our goal differential by at least the 6 goals he won’t score against us.

  223. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© on

    so ORR’s happy lol

  224. Rupp signing not bad. much better player then brashear contract much more reasonable.

    sane move by sather, shocking

  225. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© on

    TSNBobMcKenzie
    As per @GMillerTSN, one year, $1M for Mike Commodore in Detroit. half a minute ago via web

  226. True Blue Mike on

    1.Crosby
    2.Stamkos
    3.Sedin
    4.Sedin
    5.Ovechkin
    6.Perry
    7.Getzlaf
    8.St Louis
    9.Zetterberg
    10.Staal
    11.Datsyuk
    12.Kessler
    13.Kane
    14.Vanek
    15.Sharp
    16.Kopitar
    17.Thorton
    18.Rick Nash
    19.Brierre
    20.Carter

    I think Brad Richards belongs in there. Also that is in no such order.

  227. CTBlueshirt on

    Doodie you wouldn’t take a 22 year old Kane or 23 year old Backstrom over Richards?

  228. Doodie Machetto on

    Manny, what’s your problem with the Canes’ signing of Boucher? Two years for less than a million per?

  229. If Richards is in that group, he barely is in it (and that’s just forwards). He surely ain’t worth being the highest-paid in that group.

  230. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© on

    i liked trollo’s post

  231. Manny Mania on

    Rupp will probably replace Zuccarello or some other fourth liner that doesn’t see more than 9 minutes. Avery?

  232. Rupp is a good physical player, and he’s not a bad fighter either, but I don’t think he is an enforcer by any means.

  233. Doodie Machetto on

    In terms of ranking current forwards, no. In terms of building a franchise, of course.

  234. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© on

    Darren Dreger DarrenDreger
    Sounds like Montreal is closing in on Erik Cole.

  235. True Blue Mike on

    This season Brad Richards was third in scoring for all centers. Ahead of him was Sedin and Stamkos who both played 10 more games than Richards. Sedin and Stamkos also had Sedin and St Louis to play with. Richards had Eriksson. I would put Richards in top 20 Forwards in the league. Probably not top 10 though.

  236. Rupp is a good move. Better signing than the similar one he made last year. By a MILE!!!

  237. I think Richards falls just outside the top 20 although he is certainly better than Briere, Vanek and Sharp.

  238. CTBlueshirt on

    bulldog,

    I think Richards can help the Rangers. I think they can fit up to $7.5M or so cap hit for him. But I also think it wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world if they didn’t get him.

  239. Doodie Machetto on

    I disagree re: Sharp. Big time. So much more versatile. Also, I always give goals much more credit than assists.

  240. We have no centers right now that are as good as Richards, and there are no other centers available that are as good as Richards. We need help. The teams around us for the most part are addressing their needs; if we don’t do whatever we REASONABLY can to improve the team, we’re going to lag behind. We need to take Richards if we can get him for a fair deal. If he wants too much, then no, but, until the contract is signed for whatever team that is, none of us will know.

  241. True Blue Mike on

    Brad Richards isn’t in the Ovechkin/Crosby/Stamkos elite class. But he is still very good. Is he worth 8m… No. 6-7m, Yes. 8 years, No. 5-6 years, yes.

  242. Manny,
    I agree, I watched Konopka play for the icelanders last year. I like him, good face off guy (which the rangers need) and can fight, physical player.

  243. bull dog line on

    I like the Rupp signing, but where does he fit. 4th line center, or on the wing. you have AA, Step, and Boyle as your centers right now. is a trade coming?

  244. Manny Mania on

    What’s going on with Christensen? Did we package him off somewhere yet for a bag of pucks?

  245. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© on

    CHOPPER! just said on FB that we do not have good luck with ex debils

  246. Rupp was a Ranger killer. I like Konopka better but Rupp is a big dude who will work out fine.

  247. But I think you guys agree he’s not among the top 20 PLAYERS, and barely in the top 20 forwards, if at all.

  248. True Blue Mike on

    I had assumed i missed a few players. And yes Malkin is definitely at the top of that list.

  249. Doodie Machetto on

    OK Boneheads, my office is closing early so I’m headed out. Have a long car ride ahead of me, so iDoodie will see you(se) later.

    For the record, I don’t think Richards signs anywhere today.

  250. Sather will show Richards his big cake that says NY Rangers on top, then he will cut a small slice of it and say,” this is our piece, Brad, and the rest is yours”

    that will be the icing that will frost the guys who don’t like this deal.

    mmm, mmm, mmm

  251. rupp contract replaces boogey. but he could play a little. not terrible at all. takes load off of prust

  252. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© on

    TSNBobMcKenzie
    PIT signs Steve Sullivan to a one-year, $1.5M deal. half a mi

  253. Usually read and seldom. Somehow I never spotted the new blog (shame on me) and posted these on the last one. . . . for what it’s worth.

    Sather spotted on Banff golf course playing 3rd of 5 rounds of golf TODAY. Supposedly part of the Lawrence Taylor re-hab process (in Sather?s case it?s the addiction of over-paying media proclaimed UFAs of the year). 27 deals today so far. Hope someone turned off Slat?s cell phone.

    The toe has been dipped. Ranger Rupp reporting for duty. Now that the beast within Sather has been awakened it cannot, it will not be destroyed.

  254. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© on

    no way chopper! Happy to see you and you had the same reaction i did to the ex debil

  255. True Blue Mike on

    He is not in the top 20 players. But he fills in something we need. We are never going to get any of the top 10 or probably even a top 20 in the league player’s for free. I rather take the risk with Richards now, rather then say trading for Stasny and save our trading chips for mid season and possibly trade for Sharp if he is available.

  256. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© on

    i bet Doodie is right. He may want to mull over all these offers for a day or two

  257. Carp, LOL, that never gets old. (Jam, bite, balls). I laugh everytime those words are brought up about a hockey player, whether from Torts or anyone for that matter.

  258. If we could trade for Stastny, I’d do that before we sign Richards. I love Stastny.

  259. yea even though Rupp is listed at center, he actually plays LW more often than not.

  260. carp

    i dont think you measure how good Richards is compare to other forwards

    you compare him to how good he ranks among other Centers

    Brad Richards had the 3rd most points in the LEAGUE last year among only Centers behind only Sedin and Stamkos and he missed 10 games

  261. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© on

    martybiron43
    Welcome Mike Rupp to #NYR. I’ve seen a lot of him in front of my net the last few years. I’m really happy to have him on my side now.

  262. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© on

    jagr as a flyer, that’s just hartnelled up

  263. if Torts wants Jam, then they should sign Zdeno Smuckers and Sidney Welch’s

  264. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© on

    has anyone hit Stamkos with an offer sheet yet?

    lol trollo

  265. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© on

    ORR, what’s the gotcha count up to so far?

  266. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© on

    why is this guy shouting?

  267. it’s too much money for a guy who isn’t a top-20 player, i don’t care what position. Plus, as I’ve mentioned over and over, he has a mushy melon head.

    at a reasonable price, I’d take him. not for those numbers. That contract will be an albatross.

  268. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© on

    Ward to the Caps… hmmm

  269. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© on

    DarrenDreger
    Isles agree to terms on 2 year deal with Marty Reasoner as per team release

  270. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© on

    i am NOT posting comments too quickly

    here’s rupps twitter if anyones interested

    Rupper17

  271. Let him go to Toronto and not make the playoffs again. He’s full of Talbot when he says he wants to play for a team that can contend. He’s all about the money.

  272. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© on

    LMFAO is richards sitting on a throne with a POPE hat on, having people kiss his ring??

  273. ALBATROSS. he is not elite and he is over 30…

    no to richards. stay the course stuff will fall into there lap. philly does this every year.

  274. If it’s really a $6.5M per average, then I’m all for signing Richards. But if it’s going to be max money the first two years and then $6.5 average, that’s idiotic.

    Steve Whyzerman talking on TSN now.

  275. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© on

    niiiiiiiiiice ORR!!

  276. kinda surprised that tb is going for Richards

    reporter on TSN saying Richards will probably go
    for 6-7 a year
    we’ll see….

  277. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© on

    did someone punch this gino reda dude on the cheek?

  278. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© on

    TSNBobMcKenzie
    Confirming, WAS signs Roman Hamrlik to a two-year deal worth $7M total.

  279. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© on

    isnt hamrlik about 110?

  280. where does this announcer guy Redja get the crap he is spewing that “they will all be offering him about $6.5 mill”

    he wants a lot more than that, especially in the first few years of the deal.

  281. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© on

    Cole to the HABS

  282. with cap raised this year
    and possibly going down
    next year or year after
    isn’t it better to
    give Richards more
    especially in first year
    from the Rangers perspective
    and then
    have something better to deal with it in the future?

  283. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© on

    George McPhee is a busy man today

  284. Im fine with two options:

    We get Richards (at a reasonable deal) or

    We get Leino AND Babchuk (for the big Point Shot)

  285. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© on

    we’re only at 615?

  286. Hamrlik is not the answer there. he was not even the shutdown vet in MTl, Hal Gill was. that is not a good move by Craps

  287. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© on

    for ORR:

    AGrossRecord
    @jimcerny Rangers have signed Buble to sing national anthem…any truth?

  288. Rupp? Really? Don’t we have a glut of 4th liners?
    Aren’t 4th liners not the problem?

  289. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© on

    yay Staal’s here today!!! woo hooo

  290. True Blue Mike on

    Staal, Rupp was a good signing. 3 years 4.5m, Sather finally learned how to give an enforcer the right amount of money.

  291. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© on

    i didnt want to ruin it for you ORR

  292. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© on

    Bob McKenzie TSNBobMcKenzie
    Alex Auld signs in OTT, one year, $1M.

  293. rupp signng is not detrimental. its like boogey contract never left. he could play some

  294. It’s like being in a race and everybody is passing you and you are still standing still.

  295. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© on

    lmao ORR, and wordpress keeps tellin me i’m posting too quickly and to slow down!~

  296. “AGrossRecord: @jimcerny Rangers have signed Buble to sing national anthem…any truth? ”

    for which country? he is a canuck

  297. wicky(grating PIBG)© (Non visor wearing male, 26, holder of 5 LLPs!!) on

    I would still take a look at gagne for the right price as well as see what simmonds wants.

    If we don’t get richards, fleischman an option??

    Need to sign o brein!

  298. True Blue Mike on

    Woslki-Stepan-Gaborik
    Dubinsky-AA-Callahan
    Tenko-Boyle-Prust
    Rupp-Konopka-Kolarik

    Girardi-Staal
    Sauer-McD
    Erixon-Gilroy/MDZ/Eminger

    If we don’t do anything. What would you guys think of that line-up?

  299. Trade deadline is better because of the deadline. This could go on all night, and tomorrow, and (like Kovalchuk last year) for weeks and weeks.

  300. I’m back! Not reading all entries, but I’m up to date. Thanks, Wicky!

    Rupp is a good signing. Hard working, big, fights. Won’t take on true heavyweights, but would share some of it with Prust. And the money is OK. He made around $800K last year.

  301. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© on

    true Carp

    I bet lady gaga is opening night entertainment

  302. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© on

    bates battaglia! lol

  303. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© on

    NYDNRangers
    Updated #NYR blog with Brian Boyle talking about @Rupper possibly joining him and @BrandonPrust8 on hard-hitting line: http://nydn.us/jmPDU1

  304. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© on

    as an certified optician i do nOT like this dudes glasses

  305. Rupp plays both C/LW. He is well liked in the locker room and pretty well spoken. I also recall him beating carcillo out of Eric Bolton a few games after Bolton beat up on Prust.

  306. cole overpaid. another bad signing they will regret…….

    cally is not getting $5 mill per yr. no friggin way. he is not worth it… very good player, not that good…….

  307. Guys/gals, where do you see Vokoun signing?

    Off the top of my head I can’t really think of a team that might sign him.

  308. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© on

    lol C3 the number of the beast

  309. Avs are stupid. they would have been smarter to sign a vet goalie and keep their top draft picks. cuz they are goin nowhere this season.

  310. eddie eddie eddie on

    sather is smart….he will wait after this contract to overpay Richards….a 38 years old, and skills in decline, he is the ideal ranger #1 center

  311. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© on

    “swing with anyone in the league” that guy needs to be living in marios basement with crosby and jagr

  312. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© on

    i saw that C3.. kinda creeped me out!

  313. The lollypop man got 6 yrs at $5.5M? Lol, it’s a good thing we are not desperate for a defenseman.

  314. yeah, i’m really surprised that voukon hasn’t been
    signed or isn’t talked about more today.
    thought he’d be the other major acquisition today.

  315. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© on

    see ORR i stayed out of that one and someone else beat ya lol

  316. eddie eddie eddie on

    rangers should look at Mike Keene…..he would be an excellent signing…

  317. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© on

    an awesome money for him and his family

  318. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© on

    lmao i meant awesome MOVE for him and his family

  319. jpg, I agree. He is a very good goalie. His SV% the last 3 years playing with a bad team–.926, .925, .922. Very good numbers.

  320. oh well……..it’s over.

    praised new york as a great place to play and win….

  321. Wow. TSN sure cut off Rupp pretty quickly. … this after ignorning a bunch of the Rangers’ draft picks on draft day. WTB?

  322. AGrossRecord Andrew Gross
    Rupp on TSN: Yeah I’m excited, this is an awesome moment for me and my family.

  323. eddie eddie eddie on

    Islanders signed Harry Reasoner?……David Brinkley and Walter Cronkite might be next….

  324. I’m gonna make a bold prediction …

    Redden gets traded to either Winnipeg, Flordia, Colorado, NYI , or Phoenix

    all of those team are somewhere between 10-12 million under the Cap Floor.

    Add that together and thats 50-60 million dollars of Available space

    There are not enough available players to make up that kind of deficit

  325. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© on

    CARP I WAS JUST GONNA TYPE THAT!
    eric cole was on for about 45 minutes, Rupp about 120 seconds

  326. sent Bob McKenzie a tweet asking if tsn has a problem with
    Rangers or if it’s Rangers that are the problem

  327. Carp

    yea they cut him off real quickly. I was expecting them to announce something big or Canada related at least…

  328. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© on

    The Hockey Rodent HockeyRodent
    Zipay off of AIM again.

    somethings coming

  329. I don’t see that True Blue Mike. I think they will stick with Neuvirth, unless Vokoun is desperate to find a team and the Caps can get him for a 1 year deal or something.

  330. for anyone who uses Discover points
    you can get a $50 gift card for NHL store
    when using 20 or 25 of your points.

  331. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© on

    i HATE this guys eyebrow

  332. Maybe Blue Jackets for Vokoun? Mason has been mediocre the last 2 years, still young though at 23 years old.

  333. jova 4 yrs at $4 + another stupid contract .he is old and not that good.

    florida has made there team into a 70 point team….going no where fast

  334. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© on

    eesh i mentioned the pope thing about an hour ago… did he mention it before me?

  335. buffalo is not getting richards now…

    leino overpaid again….a bunch of bad deals. sign the dubi’s callys, etc and save some coin for guys like stamkos real difference makers……………

  336. True Blue Mike on

    This is insane… Dubinsky and Callahan are going to want these types of contracts…. 6 years, 27m for Leino.

  337. haha PBR is definitely a great name for that line. Pabst Blue Ribbon is definitely a “gritty man’s” beer

  338. It’s a friggin’ WOW fest today! LOL!

    They clearly overpaid for Leino….it makes no sense…

  339. Jovanovsky 4 years at $4M per, Leino 6 years at $4.5 per. Can you imagine what this place would look like if Sather did that?

  340. $200 million spent already today, and very few teams, if any, are significantly better than they were.

  341. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© on

    holy crap sather, there’s a new daddy warbucks in town and he owns the sabres

  342. eddie eddie eddie on

    Florida panthers will a team as old as their fan base…..geezers watching geezers…

  343. hey its now 419 pm up to now sather is doing great.

    carp

    totally agree what a waste of money

  344. True Blue Mike on

    For some reason i feel like Sather is going to sign Kaberle and we are all going to cry.

  345. Slats sees all the other eastern opponents adding guys, and says open the checkbook, hand Richards a blank one, and hope for magic before the remorse sets in in a few years

  346. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© on

    DarrenDreger
    In person presentations for Richards have ended at Newport Sports. Likely a few more conference calls from teams who didn’t make the trip

  347. Catching up – line of the day to Linda, Wisniewski with the BJs

    Why Rupp instead of Feds? I guess Feds could still come back, but doubtful.

  348. No, they won’t (Dubinsky and Callahan). Leino is an UFA, they are RFAs. Big difference.

  349. Carp,
    Please, be a good sport. Lets make it to 1000. Just piss ant 221 left.

  350. no chance eric RFAs have no leverage.

    Drew Stafford got 4 mil, Setoguchi got 3 mil. Callahan and Dubinsky should fall in that range this both are comparable players…

  351. I don’t know how they’ll do that mathematicaly, keeping Stamkos, but I have(and had long before) gut’s feeling, BR will land in Tampa.

  352. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© on

    i got your back Spider

  353. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© on

    sorry i’m late

    STAMKOS!!!!!!!!!!

  354. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© on

    TSNBobMcKenzie
    WSH signs Ryan Potulny to 2 year deal. First yr is 2-way, $525K/$105K. Second year is $525K on a one-way deal. Big-time AHL scorer.

  355. If Rupp is the only real FA we sign, I’m happy with that. Bring back Feds, bring back Emmer as a 7th man (if DZ ain’t ready to grow up yet), lets not ruin the foundation. F Richards, not worth all that money. Bring back Prospal too if we’re not sure if Kreider is NHL ready yet. I’d rather keep growing than waste money.

    This is honestly the first year I’m happy Sather stood pat.

  356. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© on

    after the spending today, it will be really hard for count bettmanula to get anyone to believe teams aren’t making money

  357. ok
    on a serious note
    i would loooooooooooooooooooooooove
    to get Stamkos right now
    but i think there’s a better chance of
    me being the first line center
    passing to Gabby when the season starts

  358. Sabres are over the cap: “From JVogl: Just $4.7 million left in cap space, and that includes 10 percent ($6.4 million) that teams are allowed to go over in summer.” @BNHarrington@

  359. a team signed cally for 4 mill as an example the rangers would get in return a 1 and a 2 or something like that. guys like cally, dubi, sauer, have limited leverage. they are not getting insane money unless sather is a fool(chich he may be).

    I give dubi and cally 4 yr deals for $3 per yr or so….that is $12 mill, real money but they are not franchise players and are RFA’s…..

  360. M. Richards and Carter were punks. They are skilled but didn’t work together. I knew they’d get rid of softies Versteeg and Leino…

    I am in the minority here, but I actually think the team that Holmgren has put together in the last 2 weeks is much better now. Their young core of players matches up well against any other NHL team’s young core.

    They have HoF veterans. Scary thought. Jags and Pronger on the PP. 2 of the _greatest_ PP players of the modern era…yeah, they’re old…but they are another class of player…

    Jags is still a force down low and along the wall. I expect a very good season…

  361. Richards getting $12 mil per year from NYR?!?!?!?! $80 mil deal coming his way!!! Holy S***!!!

  362. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    there we go

  363. Tallon spends like a drunk sailor, which is not to say he will assemble a contender or a winning team (could be unmatched parts), BabyBuffalos and Craps so far, improved drastically, no questions.

  364. the cap floor is the reason for some of this. some teams like Fla have to spend big bucks just to get to the cap floor. they throw money around to guys with one foot in retirement just to comply with league CBA

  365. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    exactly how long CAN our names be in here???? lmfao

  366. Sather is looking pretty Pimp today by not taking his Entourage to Richards.

    I like his style today

  367. Souray to Stars, wow: “The Dallas Stars have agreed to terms with D Sheldon Souray to a one-year deal worth ($1.65 million).” @StarsPR@

  368. Alright, you’ve convinced me Rupp is alright…I can see all your points.
    Better Rupp than Richards for ungodly amounts of money!

  369. i sign prospal if they do not sign richards but only for 1 yr….

    the rangers should add hagelin to the roster and mza should be better and stepan the same… they are still going to be offensively challenged but d will continue to improve…

    to bad kreaider did not go pro in the ahl or nhl it would really help his dev.

  370. True Blue Mike 823hr23ohgf230jf092hf0[923hf09h230fh23[-0fjhh2[390gfhj[owehfg230-ne[wf[0o923hf9-jnwhe[09hf3209[hfg20[93hfg2309hjg039hj40g9h23[049hg20-43jg-hj304h[09gh30[49hwg0vn4we0-fn[0293hw09fh34-0hjwgh0[29h34wg0n24-[30hwjg-390h4nwg0h34-0htg3h49n[w0eg9h3 on

    very long

  371. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " FREE AGENT SPENDZY!!!" ...says Greg L. on

    Jagr is BACK!!! …heyyy wait , umm is he wearing that philthy philly jersey!!!?? That discussting man!!! Gross me out ,gag me with a spoon!!! I love Jagr but but but to the Flyers!??? Did some tell Jagr that Mike Richards and Jeff Carter are gone? I wanna see Jagrs legacy keep going but…this is as sick as the Capitals taking him back then, even worse.

    Bob McKenzie TSNBobMcKenzie
    Ranger Report Blog trades Olga Folkyerself for Localfan .

  372. This may have been mentioned but what about adding Fleishmann and Richards (secretly wanting Stamkos)?? Thye could work well together with gabby

  373. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    trade redden!!!!!!!!!!!!

  374. True Blue Mike 823hr23ohgf230jf092hf0[923hf09h230fh23[-0fjhh2[390gfhj[owehfg230-ne[wf[0o923hf9-jnwhe[09hf3209[hfg20[93hfg2309hjg039hj40g9h23[049hg20-43jg-hj304h[09gh30[49hwg0vn4we0-fn[0293hw09fh34-0hjwgh0[29h34wg0n24-[30hwjg-390h4nwg0h34-0htg3h49n[w0eg9h3 on

    I would have taken Souray for that deal.

  375. dallas has to spend the richards money. nothing but filler moves.

    florida going no where fast.

    buff improved there team but these deals are to expensive and to long. ehrhoff 10 yrs… really….

    leino nice player, can score but really!!!!!!!!!!!

    buff is making the playoffs for sure and will be good next year, long term another story….

  376. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    you should get paid MORE in the offseason Carp! it’s easy to get number during the season, but the off season proves what a Blogfather you are!

  377. fleischmann for 1 yr $2 mill is worth a chance but he reminds me of Wolski………….

  378. wicky(grating PIBG)© (Non visor wearing male, 26, holder of 5 LLPs!!) on

    I knew someone would sign souray

    Wasn’t rupp a first round draft choice?

  379. Redden’s gonna get traded to either Winnipeg, Flordia, Colorado, NYI , or Phoenix

    all of those teams are somewhere between 10-12 million under the Cap Floor.

    Add that together and thats 50-60 million dollars of Available space

    *There are not enough available players to make up that kind of deficit*

  380. what are the odds that a GM named Regier would trade for a dman named Regehr? I smell nepotism. a long lost prodigal son returns home to daddy. puckdaddy

  381. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    From FB:

    Ranger Nation
    Gord Miller: Officials with the Rangers are confident that they’ll land Brad Richards. They have lots of cap space, an open spot at center and Tortorella.

  382. Wow! what are these GMs smokin’? I never saw so much money being tossed around in any sport like today. I hope Sather doesn’t cave because he sees what others are doing.

  383. He was, Wicky. The Fishsticks…They couldn’t sign him, he reentered in a couple of years and went in 2nd round. BJs, I think.

  384. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    8 years 80 million dollars, and another decade of sather

  385. NYR_FAN© "Dey tuk ar Jags!"© GET STAMMER! on

    MDZ and Stammer are best buds, Prust sayin’.

  386. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    San Jose Sharks SanJoseSharks
    Doug Wilson has signed Jim Vandermeer to a one year deal. http://t.co/waVdk8G

  387. I could actually see Winnipeg being desperate enough to get Redden for their cap floor. He only has 2 more years on that contract, right?

  388. wicky(grating PIBG)© (Non visor wearing male, 26, holder of 5 LLPs!!) on

    I heard a rumour that sally is actually funding the sabres free agency spending

  389. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    the players union must be all smiles with this financial bonanza today

  390. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    lmao first up was the leafs, just like in the greatest internet video of all time

    “BRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAD! ITS BRIAN BURKE”

  391. NYR_FAN© "Dey tuk ar Jags!"© GET STAMMER! on

    LOL! Don Fehr has an evil smile on his face right now…

  392. “Gino Reda says he does not expect Richards to sign a deal today. It might happen, but he does not expect it to get done today.”

  393. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    NYP_Brooksie
    Source: Rangers have made their pitch to Richards…. 1 minute ago vi

  394. Rupp brings something we definitely don’t have…. Net presence. Good sigining

  395. please Sather have some brains. If you’re going to spend the max on a contract spend the max and offer Stamkos it

  396. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " FREE AGENT SPENDZY!!!" ...says Greg L. on

    Brad Richards is a team player worth lots of cash. Hes not flashy and hes no pre- madonna . He plays his role and does his job. Guy was a Conn Smythe winner which means hes a team guy …There maybe 20 guys ahead of Richards in the skill department but come playoffs Brad Richards rises above the rest . In the right situation he could be golden.

  397. Somerset- well said about Buffalo. Awful. It smells exactly like 1999 -2000 in NY.

  398. some of the people are like little kids who keep asking mommy for a new toy. No matter how many times Carp says Stamkos isn’t getting an offer sheet, people still keep thinking its a possibility…

  399. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    DarrenDreger
    Sources say Calgary going in with a big pitch for B.Richards. believe it or not…Flyers in as well. Not sure how. very interesting.

  400. OK, the Flyers must be nuts, making an offer to Richards lol, according to Dreger. What’s it gonna be, $4 million a year for 15 years with $30M in the first three??

  401. Ria (the silent bonehead) on

    Just got back from the market what did I miss? Is BRich here yet?Please someone catch me up to date

  402. “DarrenDreger: Sources say Calgary going in with a big pitch for B.Richards. believe it or not…Flyers in as well. Not sure how. very interesting.”

  403. Money aside – Would you take Richards over the Sedins after the way they played in the Finals??

  404. NYR_FAN© "Dey tuk ar Jags!"© on

    Oleo, are you watching TSN? They were just talking about a Stamkos offer sheet…they read RR! LOL!

  405. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    well played Spider!!

    Dark horse Islanders lol ;-)

  406. NYR_FAN© "Dey tuk ar Jags!"© on

    Wow! Carp, you and eric were right about the Flyers and B. Rich!

  407. Stamkos or Doughty are definitely getting offer-sheeted if either team lands Richards

  408. there isn’t a single team in the NHL that went into this summer without considerable cap space. Lets not forget the salary cap jumped around 5 mil from last year…

  409. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    if Brad Richards is a Ranger, his nickname officially is THE POPE

  410. No, GerryD. I’ll gladly take Henrik AND Daniel Sedin on the Rangers, over just Richards, haha. If only it were that easy.

  411. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    lmao at that guy that is so sick of Richards! me too!! lol

  412. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    so true C3, its Rangersitis league wide

  413. my only point on richars is over 5 years is insane. and he is not a guy that can carry a team. he is a good player but $30 mill player, no way.drury was about the same age as richards when the rangers signed him. richards is better then drury was but not a superstar.

    rangers have a very good foundation. only terrible deal is redden…..all the signings the rangers made; gomez, drury, etc. they almost always suck..beware.

    philly get richards.. enjoy………………. calgary enjoy.. they get richards i would laugh. best thing that can happen to the rangers…….

  414. fleischmann to the panthers for a ton.

    florida’s deals are laughable. they make sather seem like detroits GM….

  415. NYR_FAN© "Dey tuk ar Jags!"© on

    Flyers cleared space by dealing Versteeg…they are alive in the RIchard$ chase…

  416. yea but the TSN guys forgot to look at their notes and see how much cap space the teams have

    Tampa Bay and Los Angeles both have 16 million in cap space. More than enough to sign their RFAs, Richards and others…

  417. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    lol @ Richards is the LeBron of hockey

    funny, but i dont think thats true, he’s not holding his own tv special… although he is having audience elsewhere

  418. accdg to Bob Mckenzie, the price keeps going up due to all these teams slobbering over Richards. even Philly and Calgary are making big pitches and Buffalo too

    add 1 mill to the cap hit already. $6.5 just went 7.5 now

  419. How scary would having Richards, St. Louis, Lecav, Stamkos all together in TB?
    Could happen?

  420. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    just think next year it will be the Zach Parise show

  421. NYR_FAN© "Dey tuk ar Jags!"© on

    Nick Kypreos RealKyper

    #NHL news. Don’t take your eyes off #Flyers for 1 second. Word is they made a solid pitch to Brad Richards that may make them frontrunners.

  422. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    BANJ! thanks for keeping me updated. Dont know if you got my fb message but my phone ran out of minutes!

  423. Jagr to the Flyers for $3 million plus! WTH are he and they thinkin?

    Florida is spending like drunken sailors. Did Sather actually retire and move down there?

  424. Fleischmann is a good signing for the Panthers. Maybe he plays well.

    These deals might seem like a joke to some, but they needed to spend cash, which is exactly what they’re doing.

    I’m sure the Cats will get the 1st overall pick this year.

  425. were not winning a freakin cup with richards. especially if hes getting crazy money and years. sather wont do it. greg, wanna bet? afriendly wager? i say richards doesnt come here.

  426. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    TSNBobMcKenzie
    Goalie Curtis Sanford signs a two-way, one-year deal with CBJ. $600K in the NHL, $250K in the minors.

  427. wicky(grating PIBG)© (Non visor wearing male, 26, holder of 5 LLPs!!) on

    24.6 mil, plenty of room for shane o brien LOL

  428. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    Darren Dreger DarrenDreger
    Flames are making presentation to Richards now. Fascinating day.

  429. please. Voracek does not compare in any way to M Richards or Carter. sure, their reg season goaltending will be better with Bryz, but he is not a good playoff goalie.

  430. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    lmao @ nydailynews.com BREAKINGS NEWS about Mike Rupp signing!

  431. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    Larry Brooks NYP_Brooksie
    Max term for 31 yo Richards is 9 years before he crosses into Kovalchuk Amendment territory that would dilute effect of frontload.

  432. you know right now I think the Flyers got worse than they were 2 weeks ago.but if they get Richards, i think they will be DANGEROUS. i just dont know how much confidence Richards has in Bryzgalov, because I read he really likes Hank in the NYR and Miller for the Sabres..

  433. wicky(grating PIBG)© (Non visor wearing male, 26, holder of 5 LLPs!!) on

    I think the flyers are worse now

  434. Plyers, yeah, they wont win the Cup, but they’ll be a tough team to play aganist.

    Giroux, and Van Riemslesbian might make the fans forget all aboot Richards, and Carter. Then there’s Schenn, who could be the next rookie of the year, if he’s ready to play a full season in the NHL.

    Also, drafting that Coutourioryoryoryoryor kid could be a blessing in disguise!

  435. I would not be surprised if Fla trades Weiss to Rangers if Richards goes elsewhere.

  436. NYR_FAN© "Dey tuk ar Jags!"© on

    DaveLozo

    It’s like the Flyers’ GM is George Costanza.

  437. The only way the Flyers could still be in on Richards is if they dont plan on playing Schenn this season at all

    That clears another 3.1 million off their cap

  438. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " FREE AGENT SPENDZY!!!" ...says Greg L. on

    Bet ? Did somebody say BET!!!?? IM IN Grabby!!!

    I say Richards comes here for sure!!! Whomever loses has to make a nice comment twards the other in ever post ya make for 5 days from when Richards gets signed. So if ya make a post ..at the end ya gotta make a comment (nice) about meee!!!

    CARP , Least we dont have to worry ’bout Jagr beating us in a shoot out.

    I wonder if Jagr makes Captain now that Richards ( Mike) is gone?

  439. and i dont think we’re done. Richards or no Richards. feel a trade coming that will include several of our many 3rd liners.

  440. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    Larry Brooks NYP_Brooksie
    Don’t believe at this time that Rangers have high(est) bid in on Richards…

  441. Carp July 1st, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    Buffalo’s elite if elite means overspending for mediocre players.

    so the Rangers have been elite since Sather started??

  442. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    NYDNRangers
    Source: Flames offer Richards nine years, $64 million. Other source: “He won’t go there.”

  443. Well aren’t u guys r the pot calling the kettle black? Paaalese. One year of this for sabres vs the rangers habitual bad decisions year after year? Remember the names Luke Adam, Zack Kassian, mark Pysyk, Marcus Foligno, brayden mcnabb. Just a taste of what’s coming up here.

  444. i have been saying for a week richards to flyers. everyone here hs ben giving me crap.. dont put the carter and ricahrds trade aside. there is something fishy going on with them.

  445. wicky(grating PIBG)© (Non visor wearing male, 26, holder of 5 LLPs!!) on

    fishy? the flyers are becoming the islanders?

  446. Brooks says we don’t have the highest bid for Richards. That makes me happy. I’d take him, but not on a “max deal.”

    Also, the Flyers are going crazy. They’ve been a VERY strong contender the past couple of years, and it seems like they’re blowing up the whole team. I have the feeling this is going to backfire on them. But maybe that’s wishful thinking because I hate them.

  447. wicky(grating PIBG)© (Non visor wearing male, 26, holder of 5 LLPs!!) on

    thank you carp

  448. i just like watching you guys drool over the next big thing that won’t work for you, again. Enjoy watching your GM screw up again. How are Gomez and Drury working out again?

  449. Pronger is getting old, and that is the biggest problem there. he missed a lot of games last year, and they are not going to win anything with Matt Carle leading the way.

  450. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    Greggy, i think it will be pronger

  451. wicky(grating PIBG)© (Non visor wearing male, 26, holder of 5 LLPs!!) on

    no no carp, thank you!

  452. BuffaloGal made a few interesting prediction at the end of the season….And those were utterly wrong, except she was nowhere to be found to discuss them. Welcome back. Enjoy your 2000 Rangers, er…Sabres.

  453. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " FREE AGENT SPENDZY!!!" ...says Greg L. on

    TOO bad YOUR team wants Drury , hahaa Buffalogal you use to have a great team …remember? New uniforms , First place in the league …then ya dumped Briere and Drury amoung others . Your team deserves to lose after doing that.

  454. Here’s the plan if we don’t get Richards:

    Sign N. Zherdev and S. Ozolinsh (7th D-man)
    Trade for S. Gomez and Ales “Forearms” Kotalik

    Stanley Cup…WINNING!

    Any thoughts on that plan?

  455. CTBlueshirt on

    Well aren’t u guys r the pot calling the kettle black? Paaalese. One year of this for sabres vs the rangers habitual bad decisions year after year? Remember the names Luke Adam, Zack Kassian, mark Pysyk, Marcus Foligno, brayden mcnabb. Just a taste of what’s coming up here.

    ****

    And Leino and Ehrhoff still there after they’re gone.

  456. at this point im okay with not getting Richards …

    I just dont want certain other teams getting him.

  457. Buffalogal.. bad management, team, worse beat writer, worst fans.. will lose another five decades.

  458. don’t forget. the rules say that you can exceed the cap by about 10% in the summer. iow, they can go about $6 million over the cap now. then they have to unload guys before the season to get it into compliance.

  459. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " FREE AGENT SPENDZY!!!" ...says Greg L. on

    Ahhh Pronger ..Right!! good call Linda!!

    I used to like Lindros alot. I wanted him to be traded here when he was a rookie. We missed out and the Flyers got him . I then found a hatred twards him instantly . I’m a big Jagr fan now.. but when the season starts I will learn to hate him too!!

  460. wicky(grating PIBG)© (Non visor wearing male, 26, holder of 5 LLPs!!) on

    It’s quiet, too quiet!

  461. wicky(grating PIBG)© (Non visor wearing male, 26, holder of 5 LLPs!!) on

    how could anyone hate jagr?

  462. Unloading guys has been they MO lately, plyers….Who are they going to unload, Pronger?

  463. it is easy. he is nothing but a moneygrubber, looking to pay for his gambling habit

  464. wicky(grating PIBG)© (Non visor wearing male, 26, holder of 5 LLPs!!) on

    would it be safe to say top two trade possibilities if we do not get richards are statsny and weiss?

  465. agreeing with Buffalogal.. beat writers worse than rangers.. fans worse than beat writers and rangers

  466. NYR_FAN© "Dey tuk ar Jags!"© on

    Nothing is safe to say anymore, wicky…Jagr is a Flyer! LOL!

  467. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " FREE AGENT SPENDZY!!!" ...says Greg L. on

    “Jagr can’t sign here , he made me look foolish that one year !! He called me out and called me a diver!! Im the top guy here and if you sign him , everyone will wanna see him not me!!! Im the focal point here plus he might take my captaincy!!! I hold the legacy as top player if HE comes it my tarnish my legacy. Plus he’ll boss me around and take my PP time!!…I need another asprin!!”

  468. wow buffalo gal. no other team has prospects only buffalo.

    stepan after all is washed up he is 20. mcdonaugh is toast he is 22. same with about 14 ranger players. mdz is a flop after all he is 21(maybe)…..

    btw gomez is not on the books….ehrhoff for 10 years enjoy that….

  469. NYR_FAN© "Dey tuk ar Jags!"© on

    I ♥ Stastny…but that means we would lose Sauer, McDonagh, MZA, Kreider, _or_ MDZ and some draft picks!

  470. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " FREE AGENT SPENDZY!!!" ...says Greg L. on

    A little NHL Jepardy above for all those smart people.

  471. they would have to get rid of hartnell or Meszaros or keep Schenn in the minors

  472. I’m waiting until we hit 1,000 comments for eric (I think it was eric) who asked me to wait before putting up a new post. But I have the official announcement on the Rupp signing ready to go. We need some quick comments, Boneheads.

  473. One more thing about the cap this year- bonuses can not be deferred because of expiring CBA. All counts against the cap. The Flyers have $3.8M in bonuses. They will have to unload tons of contracts in order to sign Richards. But, you never know, they’ve done a few crazy things already.

  474. rangers have worst team.. beat writers.. fans in nhl… have you read the untalented hack writer… illiterate fans that type on this website?

  475. “beat writers worse than rangers.. fans worse than beat writers and rangers”

    how can the fans be worse than the beat writers if the beat writers are worse than the fans. Thats not even possible

  476. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    wow only 25 left now

  477. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    lmfao…. pitiful

  478. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    they have cookie jars dont they

  479. Anisimov, Girardi, Valentenko, next year’s 2nd and 3rds for Stastny? Avalanche can score, pretty weak on the back end..

  480. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    lol vibz

    how hard could it be to break up with itself?

  481. ok greg, if richards comes here, i owe u a weekof nice comments to u, which i have no prob with cu i like ya lol. now if he doesnt coem here, you have to say something nice about olga, and something bad about sather for 2 weks! every post!!lol

  482. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    2 more to 1000

  483. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " FREE AGENT SPENDZY!!!" ...says Greg L. on

    Trolls be gone , one squirt from the Carpinator and all is better!!

    HEY NYR_Fan , good guess , nice job BUT , you had to answer it in the form of a question.

    What is Hot Dog Lips? for $1000, Greg.

  484. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    wooooooooooooo

    any first time long times?

  485. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    lol jogger @ over the cap

  486. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    i think ilbzo was 1000

  487. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " FREE AGENT SPENDZY!!!" ...says Greg L. on

    Grabby !! I take the bet , I take the bet . Read up and see the terms.

  488. Czechthemout!!! on

    Hey Buffulogay

    Didn’t you know that Buffulo is Canada’s New Jersey?

  489. Ok, so my link didn’t work. It was the Nelson Rockefeller giving the finger picture.

  490. Prediction: Flyers won’t make it through the first round of the playoffs next year.

  491. Mr bus stop says the Rangers are not the highest bidder for Richards but they are still in the running.

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