Update, 10:50 p.m.:
Larry Brooks at the NY Post reports deal is for $2.55 million per year.
...i would have liked it to be a little lower, but I'm not going to get crazy for $250,000.
...at the end of the day, Del Zotto has two years to prove himself to the Rangers. At the end of his contract he'll be an RFA with arbitration rights. If he doesn't become a premiere power play pointman by then I see the Rangers walking away.
Update, 10:24 a.m.:
Pierre LeBrun at ESPN.com reports it is a two-year deal.
...shocked to see a two year deal, as basically the entire Rangers team is a free agent after the 2013-14 season. See here.
Michael Del Zotto has agreed to tentative terms with NYR and is expected in camp today tho aspects of contract are still being worked on.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) January 13, 2013
No terms have been released.
...had to assume this would get done this morning. Tough to comment without knowing the terms, but I can say that I'm glad to see Del Zotto back. Despite his defensive miscues, I think the Rangers would have really missed him if they couldn't have worked something out.
I'm shocked too. I thought 1 or 3 for sure. I guess it means that Cally, Kreider, and Hank will be the only locks in 2 years. Gabby andBoule may be casualties of the cap as well as the role players, unless there are changes in the meantime of course.
@gravey94 Going to be almost impossible to re-sign everyone.
@Beckfan5 I still like his potential, but he's going to have to live up them in these next two years or he'll be gone.
@KevinDeLury I'm banking on that he's going to be another Dubinsky in terms of potential that he won't live up to.