Rangers sign UFA center Dominic Moore; & D Aaron Johnson (updated)

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The Moore deal reportedly is one year and $1 million.

From the Rangers:

RANGERS AGREE TO TERMS WITH FORWARD DOMINIC MOORE

NEW YORK, July 5, 2013 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has agreed to terms with free agent forward Dominic Moore.

Moore, 32,  has skated in 530 career regular season games in the NHL with the Rangers, Pittsburgh, Minnesota, Toronto, Buffalo, Florida, Montreal, Tampa Bay, and San Jose, registering 67 goals and 118 assists for 185 points, along with 349 penalty minutes. Moore established career-highs in assists (32) and points (45) during the 2008-09 season with Toronto and Buffalo. He had a faceoff percentage of over 50% in six consecutive seasons (06-07 – 11-12), including leading his team three times (06-07 – Minnesota, 08-09 – Buffalo, 10-11 – Tampa Bay).  Moore tallied a career-best 18 goals during the 2010-11 season with Tampa Bay.

The 6-0, 196 pounder registered four goals and 21 assists for 25 points, along with 54 penalty minutes in 79 games with the Tampa Bay Lightning and the San Jose Sharks. He registered his 100th career NHL assist on October 25 at Buffalo. Moore skated in three playoff games with San Jose, registering five penalty minutes.

Moore skated in 87 games over parts of two seasons with the Rangers, registering nine goals and 12 assists for 21 points, along with 28 penalty minutes. He tallied three assists in his NHL debut on November 1, 2003 at Montreal, becoming just the second Ranger at the time to record three points in his first career game.

In post-season play, Moore has registered seven goals and nine assists for 16 points, along with 31 penalty minutes in 44 games. He tallied the game-winning goal for Montreal in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals on April 28, 2010 at Washington.

Prior to joining the Rangers, Moore played four seasons of collegiate hockey with Harvard University of the ECAC, registering 64 goals and 82 assists for 146 points in 128 games.

The Thornhill, Ontario native was originally selected by the Rangers in the third round, 95th overall, in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft.

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RANGERS AGREE TO TERMS WITH DEFENSEMAN AARON JOHNSON

NEW YORK, July 5, 2013 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has agreed to terms with free agent defenseman Aaron Johnson.

Johnson, 30, split last season between the Boston Bruins and the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League (AHL). He skated in 10 games with Boston, registering 10 penalty minutes. Johnson posted a plus or even rating in seven of 10 contests. Johnson skated in two games with Providence, registering one assist and two penalty minutes.

In 2011-12, Johnson skated in 56 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets, registering three goals and 13 assists for 16 points, along with 26 penalty minutes. He established career-highs in assists and points. Johnson ranked third among Columbus defensemen in goals, assists, and points.

The 6-1, 205-pounder has skated in 291 career regular season NHL games with Columbus, the NY Islanders, Chicago, Calgary, and Edmonton, registering 17 goals and 45 assists for 62 points, along with 227 penalty minutes. Johnson made his NHL debut with Columbus on December 2, 2003 vs. Anaheim, and registered his first career NHL assist/point on December 4, 2003 vs. Nashville.

Johnson has skated in 253 career regular season games in the AHL, registering 26 goals and 84 assists for 110 points, along with 421 penalty minutes. He established AHL career-highs in goals (9), assists (26), points (35) and shots on goal (161) with the Milwaukee Admirals in 2010-11. Johnson has skated in 26 playoff games in the AHL, registering four goals and eight assists for 12 points, along with 62 penalty minutes.

Prior to turning professional, Johnson played four seasons with Rimouski Oceanic and the Quebec Remparts of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL), registering 40 goals and 155 assists for 195 points, along with 439 penalty minutes in 252 games.

The Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia native was originally selected by Columbus in the third round, 85th overall, in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft.

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  1. King with no Ring on

    Mister D — —
    I am not surprised that you did not grasp that my comment was tongue-in-cheek.

  2. I am not surprised that you did not grasp my response as trying to steer you into answering the original question.

  3. _Damn! This guy’s kissing some major ass_

    I thought that too, then I checked the list of 3rd rounders. Clear Moore win. Yikes.

  4. WOW!!!!! Earth shattering deal. Rangers cant do crap because Sather made a huge mistake keeping a washed up Richards. No cap room to manauver after signing their own free agents. 6.6 million wasted on a washed up player.

  5. Dominic Moore ? @mooredom

    I’m going back to the start… pic.twitter.com/59AsuoXw7Z

  6. i would have loved bobby ryan here. great move by ottawa replacing alfie with younger player and 4 time 30 goal scorere

  7. Mister D- true story- he’s holding the exact hockey stick I’ve been using the last 8 years lol.

    You can’t help but feel good for the guy. He’s been through a lot and was a part of the transition from the dark years in NY. Just don’t know what he’s going to bring to the table. Our PK should be better.

  8. jason demers ?@jasondemers5 17m

    “@Logancouture: “@NYP_Brooksie: Rangers have signed Dominic Moore. $1m.” So happy for Moorsey!” Couldn’t be for a better guy!

  9. bull dog line on

    I get that it is a big risk, but doesn’t today tell you anything in regards to as why they kept Richards. who did you want to sign with the money you would have saved on Richards? up in till the Devs gave Clowe that ridiculous contract, I would have said Clowe. but that is about it.

  10. Matty "HopeNashIsMonsterInYear2"Boy on

    WOOHOO, MORESY!!!!!!

    GREAT SIGNING!!! OUR GM iS AWESOME!!

    WOOHOOO!!!!

    THE CUP IS OURS!!!!!

  11. Did Pyatt’s tragedy happen when he played under AV in Vancouver? I dont think he’ll be gone if there was a prior relationship there.

    Carp, if Richards had been bought out do you think Rangers would’ve been in on Alfredsson? Hank may have reached out to him.

  12. Matty "HopeNashIsMonsterInYear2"Boy on

    Ok, now, Glen, extend Hank for 8 years, $11M.

    What the heck. We saved $$$ on Mooresy.

    Great job. Just brilliant!!!!!

  13. I’m pretty Moore scored a shootout goal with Tampa to put us in the playoffs two seasons ago, I think we owed him for that.

  14. King with no Ring on

    I am not an agent. I am not a general manager. I do not know what available player would be willing to accept a $3m offer.

    At this juncture, the Rangers are legitimate contenders. The Rangers should go into rebuild mode, sell off as many players as possible while trying to acquire as many prospects and draft picks and talented kids as possible.

    Keep the core of Lundqvist, McDonagh, Callahan, Stepan, Kreider, and Miller.

    Players such as Girardi, Staal, Biron, Nash, Boyle, Del Zotto, Zuccarello could net the Rangers a lot.

  15. If I were the guy who had to worry as much about the real cash as I did about the cap, I’d feel even better about $3MM to Brad Richards today. I wouldn’t feel good, and would probably still feel pretty bad, but better.

  16. _I am not an agent. I am not a general manager. I do not know what available player would be willing to accept a $3m offer._

    But you see what non-scorers are accepting today, right?

  17. If you can’t root for Dom Moore then seriously, go jump in the Hudson.

    Is anyone else glad Slats has no cap space, some of these deals are sheer lunacy. At least the trades make sense, that’s a great deal for Bobby Ryan btw.

  18. _Pretty sure he was with the Yotes when that happened, Lyova._

    I think he was with Vancouver when it happened, then went to Phoenix. Yandle is a part of the post-story.

  19. bull dog line on

    Matty,
    did Olga lend you his pony? you know that the pony only has one trick.

  20. Sather Must Go! on

    Drafting has been an embarrassment under Sather; their two “gems” have been Lundqvist (7th rd) and Girardi (undrafted), and I cannot believe Sather even knew their names when they were signed… Esp Lundqvist since Slats took used two top ten picks on goalies after 2000 in Blackburn and Montoya

  21. Sather Must Go! on

    Moore is fine, but small and feisty/irritating on the ice…They are still severely lacking size and toughness

  22. King with no Ring on

    For the Rangers to stand pat is a mistake. The organization is stuck in neutral. If the Rangers made a clear decision to rebuild, stockpiling draft picks and prospects, it is possible that a few of them pan out.

    Sather needs a large margin of error.

  23. Wait..Moore coming back doesn’t mean they’re going to start making those ridiculous Bobby Granger commercials again, does it?

  24. King with no Ring on

    Mister D — —

    There are other ways than free agency to acquire scoring.

  25. He was definitely with Vancouver when it happened. He, understandably, went away from the team after trying to play through the grief and then Maloney offered him a chance to restart his career away from everything. Some Youtube video all about it.

    Probably AV was the coach as it was only less than a handful of years ago.

  26. bull dog line on

    King,
    I am not in agreement with you on a rebuild. there are some roster players I would consider moving, but not with a rebuild in mind.

  27. Lyova, the plan — before Slats took complete control again May 27 — was for the Rangers to not be very active even after the Richards buyout. Since then, no way of knowing what the hell they are thinking.

  28. Pierre LeBrun ? @Real_ESPNLeBrun

    David Clarkson signed a big deal in Toronto but I can tell you he left money on the table elsewhere…

    where have we heard this before?

  29. Sather Must Go! on

    Agreed, Slats does not strike me as a guy who digs down on draft day. Taking Jessiman in that loaded 2003 draft on its own was a fire-able offense; at least he brought the other two least productive players in that first rd to try and make up for it (see: Zherdev and Boyle)

  30. what a pile of crap that is. He may have left total dollars on the table, but not over the same term. same with Richie.

  31. _There are other ways than free agency to acquire scoring._

    Lots of low cost scorers being traded? All I’m asking is a one simple, realistic name in your low dollar pool that Boyle is ruling out. I’m not asking a lot, babe.

  32. bull dog line on

    Carp,
    so then what is so different about today, and what the plan was? seems to me they are still following that plan. again, if you look at the money some of these players got today, it makes sense that the Rangers kept Richards for another year.

  33. Curiosity? What if he really does bring up some low cost potential 25+ goal scorer and 3 months from now, we acquire him. I’m giving him a chance for a feather in his cap.

  34. Llatonaardvark on

    Think any of the contracts signed today will be bought out next summer?

  35. bull dog line on

    Carp,
    what is the plan then? letting Richards go, and signing no one,would just hurt the team. after today, I have no problem with the Richards decision.

  36. bull dog, what I’ve been saying is that all plans went flying out the open window when Sather re-took complete control of the ship from his lieutenants. One of whom, I am guessing, will probably go to another team eventually.

  37. Carp, you’re cooking with that last comment, “who the hell knows what they’re thinking”.

    Then again if you ever decide to write the definitive history of the Sather reign of error, you have your title!

    It’s nice that Moore is a wonderful human interest story, but what does this have to do with assembling a competitive hockey team?

    I mean wouldn’t it be better to be discussing bringing Bobby Clarke out of retirement? ;)

  38. and my problem with the Richards decision is that A) if he gets hurt, it is going to cripple the franchise through the next lockout and B) I wonder how much better he can actually be. Much less B than A.

  39. I don’t see where Bobby Clarke is any better, though. Clarke had one need all those years and never filled it. Had some pretty decent teams. Loads of top draft picks.

  40. Clarksons deal reminds me of the contract Tampa through at Ryan Malone when he left Pittsburgh. In fact that 2008 free agent pool was about as weak as this one too. Essentially a team with plenty of work to do hands a a guy 7 years and a ton of money to be a third liner..

  41. King with no Ring on

    It is a fool’s task for me to specify a player’s name. Any player I choose will be met with criticism. I am not a general manager (but OTOH neither is Glen Sather).

    The Rangers should not spend $1.7m on Brian Boyle when they have significantly more pressing needs.

    — —

    bull dog — —
    The Rangers are not close to legitimately contending. As the roster is currently constructed, the Rangers will be treading water.

  42. Carp, could you be less cryptic and simply tell all about when Sather was not in control?

    I don’t mean this to be funny but I would have thought this was in 2000 since at no time would I characterize his tenure as “controlled”.

  43. bull dog line on

    him getting hurt is a big risk. I get it. 60 pts out of the question? I would sign for that right now. and if he is a 60 pt player, the Rangers would then be pretty strong down the middle. Richards for one more year is better than anything they could have done in free agency today.

  44. Can’t argue that, bull dog. Sixty is a big if based on how bad he was last season. I suspect he will be better.

  45. This season, especially late in the season, he was stepping out of the spotlight and allowing Gorton and Schoenfeld and Clark to make decisions. How’s that for cryptic?

  46. If the team as currently constructed can stay healthy and individuals produce the way they are capable of this team will not be “treading water”. With what I’ve seen today I’m thinking maybe a lack of roster turn over isn’t the worst thing for a team with a new coach and eventually a new identity.

  47. Cross Check Charlie on

    Signing Moore for the 4th line is really nothing to get excited over one way or the other. He’s good on face offs. Can play the PK. And, we all know that the PK was sub-par last season. I don’t think Boyle is gone, just moved to the wing. If he is gone then it’s another no-big-deal.

    As for the trolls, it’s pretty obvious that there is one person using multiple handles. The biggest dork doesn’t like being called a troll, yet his only posts on here are to incite arguments. That is the definition of a troll.

  48. And just to add to the point being made- there are 3 forwards on this team that are capable of scoring 55-65 points in a full 82 game schedule. There are teams that went crazy today that would be lucky to have that.

  49. _It’s nice that Moore is a wonderful human interest story, but what does this have to do with assembling a competitive hockey team?_

    Maybe its just me, but I don’t get why Moore can’t be a decent 4th line forward on a good team?

  50. King, your measured and probative comments are a breath of fresh air.

    The irony here is that Carp’s most recent comments seem to bear out your convictions and concerns.

    Sather is a pestilence on the land and must be eradicated.

    I wonder if there is currently a bigger failure in any professional sport still in his job?

  51. Richards was also our 3rd leading scorer this year, despite how terrible he was.

  52. King with no Ring on

    This core is not that far away… from obscurity?

    It lacks first line offense, second line offense, offense from defenseman, power play offense.

    The only thing offensive from this club is its decision making.

  53. _The biggest dork doesn’t like being called a troll, yet his only posts on here are to incite arguments. That is the definition of a troll._

    I mean this completely honestly: I thought to be a troll, you had to not believe what you were saying which is why I wouldn’t have counted him(s).

  54. bull dog line on

    I don’t feel king is a troll at all. I don’t agree with all he has to say, but his points on Hank and the salary cap have merit. and if you read what he has to say, agree with or don’t agree with, you can tell he knows the Rangers and hockey.

  55. Well last year was supposed to be so great because we were gonna have a legit first line with all this offense..how’d that work out? How it looks on paper doesn’t mean squat sometimes.

  56. Gravy, Just Gravy on

    If the Rangers bought out Richards, in this market, they’d have signed Clowe and Moore. It’s still risky, but it looks a little better today.

  57. King with no Ring on

    Comnsnse — —

    You are amazing. Pestilence … eradicated. Truth, my friend.

    Even Matt Millen eventually lost his job, but not Sather.

  58. Mr.D, absolutely correct, the operative phrase being “on a good team”.

    The rangers are not a contending team at the moment and seem to be trading water with few acknowledged can’t miss prospects, little scoring, no toughness or size on D and the yearly accumulation of scraps making up the bottom six.

    Why then the attendant hoopla about a smallish bottom six player?

    Desperation by fans to see something where there is very little because he’s a stand up guy?

    We need Attila the Hun and friends here not another player of the type we already have.

  59. Sather Must Go! on

    The existing roster has no toughness; Not saying they need Schlutz, Nilan etc, but there is no balance and no one to stand up to, say a Mcquaid or Englland when they takes a run(s) at Cally or Richards… Last I chked this is still the Eastern conference, AV doesn’t change that..

  60. King, it doesn’t lack for second-line players, its power play should be better with new coaches. Its defense overall is fairly deep. If it had another first-line winger it would be a contender.

  61. King No Ring has spoken. With forked tongue:

    “At this juncture, the Rangers are legitimate contenders. ”

    July 5th, 2013 at 4:14 PM

    bull dog—— “The Rangers are not close to legitimately contending. As the roster is currently constructed, the Rangers will be treading water.”

    July 5th, 2013 at 4:33 PM

  62. King with no Ring on

    The Rangers defense is deep, but they get little offensive production from the defense.

  63. Only Prust had any bearing other than purely fighting. If guy can’t play, guy’s not worth having. Goons have no place but to fight other goons.

  64. We should have traded Boyle for Ryan and had Anaheim eat $2MM so he’d be a $3MM scorer. Stupid Sather.

  65. BREAKING NEWS: The #NYR have agreed to terms with free agent defenseman Aaron Johnson…details to follow…

  66. King, Millen was a good color guy on NFL games and a friend of a friend.

    You witness success and failure over the years in every sport and while there are clear paths to success in the pros, drafting is at the top of my list and where you can afford the least mistakes.

    Sather and staff have been atrocious overall and without the “blind squirrel” pick of Lundqvist imo would have never made the playoffs in his entire 13 years.

  67. So within 19 minutes, King, you have taken completely opposite positions?

    Yours truly,

    My Sister/My Daughter/My Sister/My Daughter

  68. King with no Ring on

    “At this juncture, the Rangers are legitimate contenders. The Rangers should go into rebuild mode”

    I left out the word “not”

    Forked tongue, my rear end.

  69. Just to extrapolate … so this team, with a coach who many thought was a buffoon, which has played five playoff rounds the last two seasons now has a coach who will use the team’s skill better and more effectively … and is not a contender or even a playoff team now?

  70. Clarkson press conference on now. It’s the first time I’ve seen his lips move when he’s not whining.

  71. You consistently leave out more than the “not” when you post. Like judgment, good sense, etc.

  72. All this goom an dloom…we just signed FA Aaron Johnson, the FA Day is saved! Fits the Slather pattern…always seems to buy a professional AHLer this time of year. What alarms me is that he has a history with CBJ, as does Arniel (and problems getting along with Brassard)…this is the new regime, and I feel like we’re seeing an AV makeover.

  73. see we added more d depth (?)
    by signing Aaron Johnson
    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…

  74. King with no Ring on

    Comnsnse — —

    I disagree. Most draft picks are hit or miss.

    Free Agency IMHO is at the top of my list because of the money and the commitment involved.

    If a team makes a mistake in the draft, they have multiple chances to rectify it and the cost is not insurmountable.

    If a team makes a mistake in free agency, Gomez, Redden, Richards, Drury, Holik, it can affect the team’s salary structure for years.

    Unfortunately, Sather lacks the ability to be successful at drafting or free agency, yet continues to keep his job.

  75. Carp, what NHL team has been successful during the regular season without a deterrent or two?

    This does become less important in the playoffs but you need to get to the playoffs.

    You need not have only goons but overall team toughness that reacts promptly when necessary.

    Surely you are not saying this roster is not soft especially on D?

    As for the players you noted Orr it turns out would have been a good deal when you consider the others, some of whom were paid even more despite being past their prime as deterrents.

  76. bull dog line on

    In the Falk trade, the Rangers had to add a player so they would not go over the 50 contract rule. they have added 2 more today. or do Asham, and Powe no longer count because they were waived?

  77. Sather Must Go! on

    Not necessarily goons, but at least decent sized guys who are wont get pushed around..

    I do think there is/was something to be said when Orr, Prust, Rupp were standing up for the guys – bringing the wrong guys for the room (Brashear, Scott) is absolutely a waste..

  78. Agree, SMG. More so when they had Prust, Dubinsky, Rupp all playing, and Bickel even. They were the toughest team in the league the year they were the best team in the East.

    Terribly soft last year, and terribly mediocre. Not unrelated.

  79. Clarkson is fool’s gold. $5M plus for 7 years for, at best, an 8-9 forward. Wow.

  80. Czechthemout!!! on

    Carp

    The PP wont be better until they bring in someone, anyone who can shoot the damn puck harder and more accurately than I can.

    Dominc Moore is a great come back story and I am very happy for him. That said, it does not make my team betteror tougher. That is all I care about. Should have signed Lapiere. Faster, tougher,younger, can drop the gloves, can score the same as Moore and would not cost too much more. Dumb move!

  81. iWicky "Frag Out!!!" on

    I’m not against Moore or not rooting for the guy after his tragedy just because I think lapierre would be a better fit and player.

    Some of you huckleberries need to get a grip.

  82. KIng, what Stanley Cup winners were built solely on FA’s?

    You correctly note that in any sport it is a combination of factors. The example of Sather’s FA follies are legendary and to my knowledge unrivaled in the NHL.

    How do the Pens continue to draft D men whom they then trade for forwards like Neal and Kunitz?

    The problem here is this GM is legitimately a gross incompetent and has been for 20 plus years. so why then would you be surprised if those working for him are not likewise to be judged?

    You are a loser in FA and don’t draft well, maybe you don’t hire the best people but give jobs to sycophants and those who confirm your own opinions, no?

  83. CTBlueshirt on

    Wonder how bad the Bruins PP would have been if they didn’t have Chara? Worse than 14.75%?

  84. King with no Ring on

    The Rangers have the defense, goaltending, and enough scoring to qualify for the playoffs.

    They have absolutely no chance of competing for the Stanley Cup, though.

    They were not legitimate contenders for the Stanley Cup this season, either.

    The Bruins, Penguins and Blackhawks of 2013 were in another galaxy in comparison to the Rangers.

  85. I noted before that the ONLY mega money UFAs under the last CBA who significantly contributed to their teams winning the Cup were Chara and Hossa.

  86. Gravy, Just Gravy on

    I don’t think it’s fair to say Lapierre wouldn’t have cost much more than Moore. He’s coming off a 2 year, $2M contract, and considering the Hendricks deal, was in line for at 4 year, $8M.

  87. King with no Ring on

    Comnsnse — —

    I do not claim that Stanley Cup winners are built solely on free agents. A winning team must be a collaboration of free agency, draft picks and trades. The biggest mistakes are made in free agency.

  88. Gravy, Just Gravy on

    And everyone who thinks Boyle makes too much for the 4th line wants to throw money at Hendricks or Lapierre?

  89. bull dog line on

    1 mil a year is plenty for a 4th line center. problem is, the Rangers now have two 4th line centers, and are paying 2.7 for them.

  90. man,
    i realize now that the d-man we signed
    isn’t the lead actor in the film
    “Kick-Ass”

    bummed. would have been interesting to see him in his
    green uniform under Ranger Blue
    and then pull out his 2 billclubs and beats the heck out
    of anyone that comes near Hank

  91. Can I bet that Lapierre doesn’t get a deal comparable to Moore? That’s not an either/or signing.

  92. Another ex blue jacket? Another lefty? Have to think a trade is coming or we are stocking up the Hartford D?

  93. Like Moore but Lapierre would have been better. This team is way too soft. Again.

  94. When we first got Gnash and fellow blue jackets, I figured they would flourish under a new coach like Torts…now seems that they are trying to reunite the failed CBJ teams and coaches under the Ranger banner…arghhh. This is not giving me confidence in a long AV tenure in NY.

  95. We need a scoring, second-line winger and a bit more talented toughness here and there and we’re golden. Silver, at least. Maybe bronze. Or tin.

  96. Bulldog

    Ranger’s lost 5 contracts as of the 1st, Emminger, Gilroy, and Hamrlk as UFA’s and the two rfa’s in Hartford they didn’t qualify. They now have 3 free slots if you count the 6 rfa’s they did qualify as being de facto contracts.

  97. Would have never offered Clowe that contract, but you gotta admit he will be missed.

  98. don’t disagree, Czech … except that the best team in the East had two of the hardest shooters in the East and their PP sucked.

    And just having a shooter (Caber!) isn’t going to be the magical fix.

  99. What are we supposed to do with two guys named Moore? Can we market them as brothers? Who gets to keep “Moorsey” as a nickname?

  100. Thank you, Carp. I’ve been beating this drum for too long. I will take accuracy on the PP point over “hardness” any day of the week. Especially game days.

    Stiffness on the other hand……

  101. Onecupin74yearsandcounting on

    So.. Sather adds Johnson a journeyman and Moore who hasn’t played in 2 years have a shot or more than a shot. While , Richards who has played but gets a free pass because he was out of shape ? I mean .. ?
    Play the young guys because moore and johnson will be goners.

  102. If Moore hasn’t played in two years, does that mean everyone else in the NHL hasn’t played in one year?

  103. I can’t wait to find out, by the way, what the hell happened between Asham and Torts during the playoffs. Because something obviously did.

  104. Yup, Carp. Called it right when it happened. Something definitely must have happened between the two of them. As I said at the time it wouldnt surprise me one bit if Asham spoke up after Tortorella’s comments on Hagelin. Asham has been very respected by his teammates wherever he goes and he’s one of those guys that apparently has everyone’s back. Wouldnt surprise me one bit.

  105. One more Moore or McDonagh or Cally or Boyle and we may as well change our name to the Celtics.

  106. >>…what the hell happened between Asham and Torts

    Tortorella didn’t like the fact that Asham had more goals than Richards. We can’t have a fourth-liner upstaging one of the franchise guys.

  107. Nice to see Moore back in the league after what he’s been through. Moore and Boyle aren’t mutually exclusive. Boyke goes on the L, both can take defensive zone face offs, especially during PK. Unless they sign Lapierre. And they still can, cap-wise I believe.

    So, assuming they bought out Richards, which one of the deals completed today would you guys like your GM to be involved?

  108. Lapierre is gone to St. Louis.

    ilb, if Richards wouldve been bought out I wouldnt mind going after Alfie for 1 year.

  109. Llatonaardvark on

    “Can I bet that Lapierre doesn’t get a deal comparable to Moore? That’s not an either/or signing.”

    @TSNBobMcKenzie 6m

    Max Lapierre’s deal with STL is for two years and a total of $2.2M. Lapierre gets $1M in first year and $1.2M in the second year, for an AAV of $1.1M.

  110. Prust, Dubinsky and Del Zaster are being hella cute on Twitter. Awwwww… Sally would be so happy!

  111. Cross Check Charlie on

    “So, assuming they bought out Richards, which one of the deals completed today would you guys like your GM to be involved?”

    Good question. I don’t think any of the available players give the Rangers what they need and we would be crying a couple of years down the road when they’re making 5 mill and not producing.

  112. Yes. Keeping Richards, given the prices on the market, is the best “deal” you can get given his “potential.” You still should have bought him out and still should by him out ASAP. You have to do it.

    Ideal would have been buying out Richards and being quiet today. Keep that cap space to see who sells at the deadline.

  113. Alright, I’ll eat that one. Definitely didn’t expect matching money at one more year.

  114. I’m sorry but is anyone prepared to call Lou Lam an idiot for giving Ryane Clowe that deal?

    I’m not. When do players like Clowe become available?

    I was so happy when we got the guy and we only gave up picks. THE POINT OF THE TRADE WAS TO SIGN HIM! WE WEREN’T WINNING THE CUP LAST YEAR!

    Sather is the idiot.

  115. Rangers Report @rangersreport
    … also, it’s an NHL Bizarro World when the Rangers spend the least.

    —————

    The only reason why they spent the least is because they’ve already spent the most! lol

  116. “So, assuming they bought out Richards, which one of the deals completed today would you guys like your GM to be involved?”

    So, to answer your question, ilb….

    It would have been the Clowe deal. I said all along since we got him it would $4-5m for like 5 years…or he was going to the Flyers or Devils…

    When do concussions make a difference in these deals? Remember the contract Richards signed was only a few months after he suffered a serious concussion…

  117. King with no Ring on

    A troll would ridicule you for that Mister D. However, there was logic in your statement. Moore has not played a hockey game since prior to the summer of 2012. OTOH Sather knows nothing of logic.

  118. Richards doesn’t play a physical game though. He pretty much avoid all contact, so you wouldn’t have to worry aboot him getting concussed again.

    Guy like Clowe is another story. Two concussions weeks apart. That can’t be good. The guy can sneeze and probably concuss himself.

    I wanted Clowe back, but for five years, fugg that!

  119. Cross Check Charlie on

    “Canucks have signed Brad Richardson”

    Was Torts going through withdrawal and this guy is the closest thing to his BFF?

  120. Are we really going to malign depth signings for players that will probably disappear once Cally and Hags come back? I know people are jaded, but that is a bit much.

  121. benoit pouliot really. guy has been a del zaster in nhl career with some talent and played on tampa and still couldnt produce at high level.

  122. Rob in Beantown on

    Les Rangers strike again!! What a bunch of visor wearing, contact avoiding, international ice-playing, Europansies we are now.

  123. a lot of these trades and signing for depth d are the same. It allows the Rangers to leave people like McIlrath in the minors getting big minutes and these other guys to be healthy scratches for 20 games at a time. Pouliot will spend the vast majority of his time waiting for an injury to happen so he can play.

  124. NYR have approx $11.1M to sign McDonagh, Stepan, Hagelin, Zuccarello, Falk. Another $6.43M over summer, but tight roster squeeze if no trade

  125. Iginla signs with the Bruins. LOL! Pathetic. They should have told him to fugg off back to Calgary.

    Cooke signs with the Wild. Wild are now on my list of teams to root against. Shame. I love Parise & Suter.

  126. King with no Ring on

    To those complaining about Pouliot:

    Pouliot can net 15 goals and 15 assists per season, while neither Boyle nor Pyatt can do that.

  127. I think uncle Larry’s wrong. My calculation is the Rangers still have 14.5 million in available cap space. Including burying 1.85 with Powe and Asham in AHL. If the rumors are right about McD, we’ll soon have a better number to work with.

  128. King, Puilliot can score goals while looking like a post in a pinball machine on defense.

  129. Benoit Pouliot is better than a lot of what we have. It’s a pretty good signing.

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