Miller, Kreider, Hayes signed: What do the Rangers do now?


The Rangers had a bunch of work to do, getting some contracts signed by key youngins. They signed JT Miller for 2 years with a $2.75 million cap hit. That was pretty important. Today, they brought in Chris Kreider for 4 years, which is around $4.6 million on the cap. We needed to sign CK, but that figure was a bit high for me. It’s still less than the $4.75m that CK wanted (he actually wanted $5.25m if it were going to be a long-term deal). Now, they’ve signed the 3rd ‘big’ piece, Kevin Hayes (meh), for 2 years with a $2.6 cap hit.

Kreider & Miller are definitely worth signing

Kreider & Miller are definitely worth signing

I guess it’s NYR style to get everyone signed to short deals right before arbitration starts; or that’s the pundit opinion at least. Something else that I think is NYR style, is to make bad trades. Now that everyone is signed, I’m on the edge of my seat, wondering what good-potential player they are getting ready to deal away in favor of some mistake.

The Rangers have 14 forwards, 7 defensemen, and 2 goalies with around $3 million left on the cap. Everybody knows they want to use it. They’ve made a bunch of space by sending away Brassard in favor of Mika Zibanejad earlier this week. I really like Brass, but I hope it works out with Zibanejad now, and I think it’s possible as long as he doesn’t need to be the top center. But what are they going to do now? Trade a young buck and draft picks for someone’s washed out ‘star’?

Ugh! I hope not. Staying tuned.

Good ole Brass, headed out to Ottawa to see if they can be winners this year.

Good ole Brass, headed out to Ottawa to see if they can be winners this year.

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