Henrik Lundqvist signs One-Year deal with Washington

Henrik Lundqvist has signed a one-year contract worth $1.5 million to join the Washington Capitals. Lundqvist was bought out of the final-year of his contract last week. Capitals GM Brian MacLellan said in a statement “Henrik is one of the greatest goaltenders in NHL history, and we are pleased to have him join our organization. Henrik has the competitive drive and the ability to help our team compete for a…

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What to expect from the Rangers with Free Agency Opening

1:01PM: The Rangers have re-signed Brandon Crawley. 11:48AM: Officially the Rangers UFAs are: Matt Beleskey, J-F Berube, Jesper Fast, Steven Fogarty, Micheal Haley, Nicklas Jensen, Greg McKegg, Nick Ebert, Vinni Lettieri, Boo Nieves, Danny O’Regan, Ryan Gropp, Dawson Leedahl. Officially, the Rangers RFAs are: “Brandon Crawley, Tony DeAngelo, Phillip Di Giuseppe, Gabriel Fontaine, Alexandar Georgiev, Brendan Lemieux, Darren Raddysh, Ryan Strome.” 8:43AM: Free Agency begins at 12PM today and the…

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Rangers have qualified Ryan Strome

On if taking so long with Strome was because they were talking to other teams, “A little bit of that. Ryan is due a significant raise and we had some things, talking to some teams about, and I just wanted to keep the options open to the last second.” (NYR) 3:20PM: The Rangers have sent a qualifying offer to RFA Ryan Strome, according to Darren Dreger. The Rangers had been…

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The rest of the Rangers picks on Day 2

On the draft, Jeff Gorton said (NYR): “I think, as we move forward, we addressed a lot of needs, some emphasis on size, we took a lot of Canadians, which, lately, it’s worked out that we have a lot of Europeans, it’s one of those years where it worked out with some players from North America.” “We definitely want to be harder to play against and identified some players that…

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Rangers select William Cuylle 60th overall

The Rangers have selected LW William Cuylle of the Windsor Spitfires at #60. They acquired the pick in exchange for Lias Andersson. Cuylle is 6-3, 204. Central Scouting Ranking: 34th in the Final rankings, 21 in the mid-term rankings. Bob McKenzie Ranking: 45 Craig Button Ranking: 94 The Hockey News Ranking: 53 Corey Pronman’s Ranking: 63 McKeen’s Hockey Ranking: 63 Future Considerations Ranking: 77 Chris Peter’s Ranking: 57 On his…

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Rangers trade Lias Andersson to LA for pick 60

Following the draft, Jeff Gorton said the following about trading Lias Andersson (NYR): On trading Lias, “Well, obviously you take a guy that high, you hope he has an impact sooner than later. At this point of his career, it’s hard to say, maybe we brought him over too soon, I don’t know. A lot of things didn’t go the way we wanted them to. He’s still a young guy,…

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