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275 Rangers sign Arnason

According to reports, Tyler Arnason has signed a two-way contract with the Rangers. Steve Zipay had it in his blog. More details to follow. Here’s the official word: RANGERS AGREE TO TERMS WITH FREE AGENT FORWARD TYLER ARNASON             New York, July 3, 2009 – New York Rangers…

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270 Antropov gone (updated)

Don’t know if you have seen this yet, but Nik Antropov signed with Atlanta for four years, $4M per. Not bad money. Wonder if they could have avoided giving Brashear $1.4 M per, if they could have afforded to keep Antropov. Enforcers are all over the place, and just as…

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21 Gaborik speaks

Sorry, I wasn’t there to hear it … but my buddy Andrew Gross was, so you can all go over to his blog and read about it … provided you promise to come back here. Just kidding.

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272 Heatley vetoes again

Looks like Dany Heatley is getting his $4 million from Ottawa, and Edmonton is getting stuck again. Heatley again declined the request to waive his no-trade clause, even after personal visits from Kevin Lowe and Steve Tambellini of the Oilers’ front office. So he remains in Ottawa, $4 million richer,…

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150 Sather conference call

Here is the official announcement: RANGERS AGREE TO TERMS WITH FREE AGENT FORWARD MARIAN GABORIK              New York, July 1, 2009 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has agreed to terms with unrestricted free agent forward Marian Gaborik.   …

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285 Gaborik to the rescue?

TSN is reporting Marian Gaborik to the Rangers for five years at $5.75 million per. ———— Darren Dreger at TSN corrects the salary. It’s $7.5 million per year, which sounds more like it.

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694 New thread for tracking FAs

Just wanted to start a new thread for speed purposes. See the previous thread for all the earlier news today. Let’s start with this putrid announcement from the Rangers: RANGERS AGREE TO TERMS WITH FREE AGENT FORWARD DONALD BRASHEAR New York, July 1, 2009 – New York Rangers President and General…

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772 Keeping track of FAs

First important signing after the noon market opening: USA Today’s Kevin Allen writes that Mattias Ohlund has signed with Tampa Bay. Bob MacKenzie reports it is a seven-year deal. Please let us know if you come across any news as you surf the net and the twitters. If you need…

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176 Biggest day of the summer … maybe

First I want to step completely out of character and give big props to Glen Sather. Seriously. Look at his last four most important days: He hired John Tortorella, the best coach he has ever hired in either Edmonton or New York. He worked with his tight salary cap and…

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236 No deal!

Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun says in his blog that the Heatley-to-Edmonton deal has been killed by Heatley, and that he will play for the Senators next season. Hard to imagine that. But the Senators are on the hook for the $4 million, and the price to get Heatley…

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446 No Heatley? (updated)

Now it sounds as if the Rangers are done for the night — I was wondering why they had the Glen Sather conference call so early. And if they are done for the night, that probably means they are done in the dealing for Dany Heatley. Earlier I said it…

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242 Sather live …

GLEN SATHER: “We’ve got lots of cap room now, and it opens lots of options.” Thinks Higgins will be a goal-scorer … was hurt three times last year. Likes the other two kids as future NHL players, too. “Torts has talked about the young guys all year and we wanted…

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197 Gomer a goner (it’s official) (updated)

Scott Gomez has been dealt to Montreal in a six-player trade that includes the rights to winger Chris Higgins. UPDATED, 5:31 P.M.: I’ve been told that Heatley is coming to the Rangers tonight. Not sure what the Rangers are giving up to get him, but they can fit him under…

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229 To spend, or not to spend … (updated)

In 1998, at the Rangers’ annual team Halloween party, Scott Fraser showed up in a ski mask, holding a bag. “Who are you supposed to be?” his teammates would ask. “My agent,” said Fraser. And everybody cracked up. Fraser had just signed a three-year, $4.1 million deal as a free…

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152 Torts an Olympian

USA Hockey today announced that John Tortorella — who has the most NHL victories by an American-born coach — and Islanders coach Scott Gordon will be assistants to Ron Wilson for Team USA in the 2010 Olympic games. The U.S. roster is to be announced on a conference call tomorrow.…

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53 Prospects arrive in Greenburgh

The Rangers will host their prospects development camp this week at the team training facility in Greenburgh. The new draftees and other prospects will attend. For a roster of participants, from the Rangers site, click here.

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161 The trade(s) info:

Here’s the release the Rangers sent out this evening: RANGERS ACQUIRE FORWARD BRIAN BOYLE New York sends a 3rd Round Pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft to Los Angeles             New York, June 27, 2009 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has acquired…

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50 Here’s the official info on the pick

Before I post it, I want to tell you Boneheads that you rock. More than 500 comments during the first round. Here is the official release from the NYR: RANGERS SELECT CHRIS KREIDER IN 2009 NHL DRAFT Phillips Academy Andover Forward Chosen 19th Overall New York, June 26, 2009 –…

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525 Cap room?

Here’s a blank canvas for your comments and discussion during the first round of the draft tonight. It’s on Versus at 7 p.m., but hopefully they’ll use the TSN feed and analysts. Meanwhile, I just got this from the NHL and NHLPA: NHL, NHLPA ANNOUNCE TEAM PAYROLL RANGE FOR 2009-10…

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