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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A Look at Kevin Hayes Contract and Entry Level Bonuses

Yesterday, CapGeek was very quick on releasing the details of Kevin Hayes contract. The contract includes maximum bonuses of $2,850,000 per season.

While the number seems a bit high, outside of the large number on the Rangers’ CapGeek page, the $2.85 million figure won’t come up again for the Rangers.

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Rangers Sign Kevin Hayes

The Rangers have signed Kevin Hayes, reports Josh Rimer and several others.

The former Blackhawks first rounder is a big haul for the Rangers, whose system is not well-stocked at the moment. Hayes was ranked first of SBN’s College Prospect listing. Brady Skjei was ranked 16th.

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Season in Review: Ryan McDonagh

Photo via Wikimedia Commons

Photo via Wikimedia Commons

After signing a six-year contract worth an annual average value of $4.7 million prior to the 2013-14 season, Ryan McDonagh once again proved to be the Rangers’ most important player not named Henrik Lundqvist this year. Though award votes aren’t the best way to rank players, McDonagh’s 8th place finish in Norris Trophy voting this season further cements the 25-year old’s place as an elite defenseman. Read more

Corey Pronman Unveils His Top 10 Rangers Prospects

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Photo via hartfordwolfpack.com

This morning everyone’s favorite/most controversial prospector, ESPN’s Corey Pronman, released his take on the Rangers farm system. The Top 10 is as follows:

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Report: Rangers Among Five Teams on Hayes’ Shortlist

Danny Pickard of WEEI radio in Boston reports the Rangers are on the list of five teams still on the list of 22 year old UFA Kevin Hayes.

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