New York Rangers Weekly Wrap Up: Brass Goes on a Signing Spree


In case you missed out, here’s your weekly wrap for Monday, July 20th:

Even in the offseason, hockey doesn’t stop. Management plays a big part of what goes down on the ice and this week the New York Rangers‘ brass went on a signing spree. One of their biggest was signing former Anaheim Ducks player, Emerson Etem, to a one-year contract worth $850,000. Here’s our thoughts on Etem officially becoming one of the Blueshirts.

As Derek Stepan patiently waits to put pen to paper, other players under the Rangers organization have agreed to terms in order to stay in New York.

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Mat Bodie and Marek Hrivik (with a silent H) also re-signed with the Rangers this week. Yet somehow their names have somehow remained relatively unknown among the McIlraths and Lindbergs of the world. Here’s a little bit more on what Bodie and Hrivik have to offer.

It’s great that management has gotten this much done in a short amount of time, but while we wait for Stepan’s arbitration hearing, it’s all too clear that a huge deal would mean close to no cap space for the New York Rangers.

There are still a million questions left to wonder about the Rangers’ future in the upcoming season. Here are your top five answered.

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And for a Flashback Friday, we took a look back at rookie Kevin Hayes‘ best goals of the past year.

Out of the entire week, one single NHL-related event stood out like a sore thumb, and that was Ryan O’Reilly literally driving into a Tim Hortons of course. It made us think, has anything of this caliber happened to the Rangers off the ice? In a word: no. In a few more words, here’s what our Editor had to say.

And speaking of off the ice, check out this Blueshirts United video about Keith Yandle where he talks a little bit about himself. Who knew he loved Jay-Z so much? Talk about an “Empire State of Mind.”

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