Odds and Ends: Hayes, Malone, John Moore, Traverse City

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A few notes from around the internet today in the Ranger universe. Both Jim Cerny and Katie Strang held live chats and Cerny talked with Kevin Hayes for the first time.
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Carpiniello: “Sounds Like” Malone Coming to Rangers Camp

Rick Carpiniello reports that it appears Ryan Malone will indeed be attending Rangers camp on a try-out:

There seems to be some confusion (including from myself) about how the Rangers could fit another contract with the limit of 50 NHL contracts. I explained the situation to the best of my knowledge on Friday and it appears the Rangers do have room for one more contract.

2014-15 Forecasts: Goaltenders

As the season approaches, I’m going to be releasing my player projections for the 2014-15 season. Goaltenders are up first.

Even over a full season, goaltender performance is quite variable. According to my crude simulation tool, a goalie with a true talent level suggesting a 0.913 SV% has a 50% chance of falling either below 0.908 or above 0.918 over 60 games played.

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Wolfpack Re-Sign Jeff Malcolm

The Wolfpack have re-signed goaltender Jeff Malcolm, reports the club.

The ‘Pack will have Malcolm, Cedrick Desjardins, Jason Missiaen, and possibly Mackenzie Skapski (who could potentially return to Kootenay as an overager) to fill out their roster and that of Greenville (ECHL).

Last season, Malcolm split his time between Greenville (13-9-3, 0.921) and Hartford (1-3-0, 0.888). In four seasons at Yale, Malcolm went 36-21-4 with a 2.60 GAA and a 0.907 SV%.

Report: Rangers Have Talked to Ryan Malone

Michael Russo of the Star-Tribune reports the Rangers are among the several teams who have talked to free agent forward Ryan Malone.

Malone, 34, was suspended in April for possession 1.3 grams of cocaine.

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Clarification on Anthony Duclair and the 50 Contract Limit

When the Rangers signed Anthony Duclair back in January, I said that his contract would “slide” for both the 2013-14 and 2014-15 seasons:

Duclair will continue to play for Quebec in QMJHL and his contract will slide provided he doesn’t play in 10 NHL games this season. His contract could slide next season as well, meaning his contract wouldn’t officially start until his first professional season at age 20. In any year in which his contract slides, the contract will not count against the limit of 50 contracts all NHL teams have imposed on them.

Then this summer, CapGeek explained why I was wrong, and Duclair’s contract would not slide for the upcoming season.

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