According to Andrew Gross at the Bergen Record, the Rangers will extend qualifying offers to restricted free agents (RFA) Ryan McDonagh, Derek Stepan, Carl Hagelin and Mats Zuccarello by Tuesday’s deadline.
All NHL teams must extend a "qualifying offer" to RFAs to retain negotiating rights to that player. If they don't by the deadline, the player becomes an unrestricted free agent. A player can reject the qualifying offer, but will remain a RFA.
According to the Cap Geek Qualifying Offer Calculator, here are the minimum qualifying offers for each player...
Derek Stepan - $826,875
Ryan McDonagh - $826,875
Carl Hagelin - $660,000
Mats Zuccarello - $735,000
...no surprise here as previous reports have stated the Rangers are interested in re-signing all four. However, there is no way any of the four would accept qualifying offers that low.
...with the decision to retain Richards, I was wondering if there was a possibility the Rangers don't re-sign Zuccarello to save some cap space, but it looks like they want him back.
Bobrovsky is very close to being shipped to NYI... wow that team could be stacked for next year and the future... The guy has to keep doing it though...
Rangers acquire Justin Falk from Wild for Ben Ferrio and a 6th rd pick. He was a draft choice of Ranger consultant Doug Riseborough when he was The Wild GM.
Man I was salivating at the mouth... I thought it was Justin Faulk (Carolina)... this guy is just another nobody for a draft pick. I was wrong when I said DZ is gone, and no way Staal is either... this guy is a 6th or 7th dman at best...
Brooks said Boyle could be moved
Wow... we just taded for Falk's rights? He needs a new contract this year, so we have to extend a qualifying offer to him ASAP
most of Falk is him hitting players, which is nice to see...but here is him scoring his first goal https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J32ad8tO_iI
Also Kris Letang will stay in Pittsburgh at a 7.25 cap hit over 8 years... Unbelievable... guess he played that one right...
Just got a message about a trade between Rangers and Minnesota I believe The game center app sucks for info cause it does't tell you the actual message and its cut off halfway through in notification bar on my phone..
@mach1speed460 the better question would be why wouldn't they let him go.
well with 3 players over 7 mil you can guarantee Bettman will raise the cap next year so that his precious pens can succeed.
Doubtful. Falk is a stay at home guy, not known for offensive skill. More of a clear the crease guy who can provide a big hit. Faulk from the Hurricane...well that would be a different story.
@JoshKaye thank you the alert got cut off on my phone.
@GLENsatherVSglennDANZIG It is basically another version of Stu Bickel.. I would have rather kept Eminger and that 6th round pick. I don't get what Sather is thinking right now, I thought it was Faulk.. not Falk
Because he's a world class play maker and behind henrik and brassard are best player in the playoffs and big reason for even making the playoffs. He's the best playmaker in the organization that's why.
in could see this possibly leading to a Staal move. or they are just buying insurance incase Staal can't go next year.
@GLENsatherVSglennDANZIG I went from ecstatic back to depressed about the future of the Rangers for next year in about 3 minutes...
@mach1speed460 world class playmaker? I didnt know we had Sidney Crosby or Evgeni Malkin... did we get Datsyuk. LOL AT MATS ZUCCARELLO AS A WORLD CLASS PLAYMAKER.... just lol