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Andrew Copp says that the Rangers never “really” made an offer

2PM: Andrew Copp was on the NHL Network and was asked about the process of his free agency and conversations with Steve Yzerman and said,  “once New York kind of said that they weren’t going to be able to offer a contract they allowed us to talk to other teams.”

1:16 PM: Andrew Copp signed a five-year deal with Detroit that has an AAV of $5.625 million.

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Andrew Copp signs five-year deal with Detroit

12:35 PM: Andrew Copp is signing a five-year deal with the Detroit Red Wings and will have a cap hit of $5.625 million.

Copp is from Michigan.

The Rangers signed Vincent Trocheck to a seven-year deal worth $5.625 million.

Dave Poulin said on TSN, “I’m a little confused by Copp/Trocheck. You get Copp for the same money and two-years less, unless he’s going to Detroit. Because if you are New York, you’re not taking Copp at two less years for the exact same money as Trocheck?”

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Rangers are reportedly out on Andrew Copp

7/12/22 | 1:30 PM: Staple writes that Copp’s reported ask for a new contract was seven-years around $5.5 million. (The Athletic)

He adds that Motte is seeking  a multi-year deal around $2 million per season. (The Athletic)

9:34 AM: Emily Kaplan writes at ESPN.com that both Copp and Tyler Motte “will test their options” in free agency and that “there already seems to be interest brewing for both.”

9:10 AM: Arthur Staple tweets that the Rangers are OUT on Andrew Copp after discussions this weekend.

It was reported last week that both Copp and Ryan Strome were likely going to become free agents.

It has been reported since the middle of the playoffs that Copp was likely seeking a deal similar to Zach Hyman (7-years, $5.5 million per season), or Phillip Danault (six-years, $5.5 million per season)

Adam Rotter: This isn’t all that surprising as Copp is about to cash in on a much bigger deal than the Rangers can offer. He was a really good fit with the Rangers and it seemed like he was coming back, but his skill set and experience make him one of the most sought after players on the market.

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The latest on Ryan Strome, Andrew Copp and the Rangers

At 32 Thoughts, Elliotte Friedman said the following about the Rangers:

On Ryan Strome, “Strome and the Rangers were talking all year and they just never got to a sweet spot and I think that continued after the season, after they got knocked out they kept trying. I heard term was an issue, I don’t know if number was an issue or not, but I heard term was an issue. I heard the Rangers were careful about how much term they wanted to give. We’ll see, centers are always valuable.”

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Ryan Strome and Andrew Copp both intend to test free agency

7/8/22 | 5:39PM: Staple says that the Rangers have not given up on trying to sign Copp and they have had “no real” contract talks with Strome since the season ended. (The Athletic)

8:31 AM:  Arthur Staple writes in The Athletic that both players are “near certainties” to become UFAs with Copp looking for a similar, or higher, deal to Zach Hyman in Edmonton and that Strome is looking for a 5-6 year deal around $5.5 million.

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What the market for Andrew Copp might be

6/26/22 | On the 5/28 Hockey Night in Canada 32 Thoughts, Jeff Marek spoke about Andrew Copp.

Marek said “Andrew Copp has put himself in a really nice position right now. He is a UFA coming up at the end of the season and a great trade deadline acquisition…and you wonder about the marketplace for someone like Andrew Copp and it kind of sounds as if it’s a combination between Phillip Danault’s contract, maybe Zach Hyman’s contract. Danault is six years $33 million, Zach Hyman is seven-years $38.5 million dollars. It sounds like Copp has positioned himself right into that conversation.”