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No Arbitration For Rangers As Brassard Signs 5-Year Deal

No Arbitration For Rangers As Brassard Signs 5-Year Deal

I woke up this morning and decided to put on my Brassard t-shirt. Not sure why as I honestly didn’t expect any news on him until tomorrow morning but for some reason I thought it would be fitting to wear today. Guess I was right as around 3:30 pm Eastern Time, this was announced:

NYR sign Brassard to 5 yr, $25M deal

— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) July 27, 2014

I have mixed emotions on this…

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Smashfest A Hit For Dominic Moore + His Charities

Smashfest A Hit For Dominic Moore + His Charities

People say that NHL players are the nicest and most down to earth athletes. They are also known as some of the most caring, always taking part in charity events to help causes either special to them or to the sport. Dominic Moore is able to do both.

Moore is a part of two charities:

The Steve Moore Foundation, which focuses on concussions and head injuries, was started by Dominic’s brother after…

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Kreider + Rangers Settle At Deadline

Kreider + Rangers Settle At Deadline

This morning was supposed to mark the first time the Rangers entered a boardroom in Toronto to hammer out a contract with one of their restricted free agents. And it looked like they might actually make it there when right at the buzzer, this was announced:

#NYR Kreider settled 2 yrs @ $2.35 M and $2.60 M.

— Tim Wharnsby (@WharnsbyCBC) July 23, 2014

Why they needed to wait until right before they…

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Zuccarello Avoids Arbitration, Signs 1 Year Deal

Zuccarello Avoids Arbitration, Signs 1 Year Deal

While everyone expected news that Chris Kreider had signed today before his arbitration hearing tomorrow morning, another restricted free agent was the one making the headlines. Shortly after rumors began that Kreider would indeed be headed to arbitration, this came out:

Zuccarello settles @ 3.5 mil with NYR

— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) July 22, 2014

Zuccarello was supposed to have his…

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Rangers Sign Lee Stempniak

Rangers Sign Lee Stempniak

I apologize for the lateness in this post as I was away for the weekend and being that Black & Blueshirts is a one woman show, there was no one to post this news. (Hint, hint: If you want to contribute to the site, feel free to contact me.)

Anyway, as I’m sure everyone knows by now, the Rangers made another unexpected signing when they added winger Lee Stempniak for one year at what is believedto…

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A True Comparison: Who Would You Want On The Rangers?

A True Comparison: Who Would You Want On The Rangers?

Over the past two weeks, NHL fans have watched as teams scooped up free agents in hopes of making their team better next year. Some of these contracts sounded like great deals (wow, team A signed player Z for only $1 million!) and others made fans across the country shake their head (player Y got how much money? Team B, why did you do that?).

The one constant in these contracts? They were always…

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Rangers Sign Matthew Lombardi

Rangers Sign Matthew Lombardi

Rangers fans awake late last night got a little bit of a surprise when a rumor began that the team had signed 32-year old center Matthew Lombardi. It took a little less than 12 hours for the team to finally make it official:

OFFICIAL: #NYR have agreed to terms with free agent forward Matthew Lombardi.

— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) July 16, 2014

I always wonder how this news breaks late at…

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Rangers Arbitration Dates + Notes On Hagelin + Kristo

Rangers Arbitration Dates + Notes On Hagelin + Kristo

Last weekend we learned that the three eligible Rangers RFAs did file for arbitration. Now we have the dates those hearings will take place (if it gets to them, which it won’t).

First to go is Chris Kreider on July 23rd. Then it’s Mats Zuccarello two days later on July 25th. Derick Brassard goes last on July 28th.

The good news in all of this? If for some strange reason one of these players do go…

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