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01-18-2013, 10:36 AM
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Originally Posted by RangerBoy View Post
2 year bridge contract for Stepan. He will get more than Dubinsky and Anisimov got. Patrik Berglund of the Blues got 2 years/$4.5M for a bridge contract in 2011. He had 125 points in his first 3 years. STL gave David Perron 2 years/$4.3M as a bridge contract in 2010. 124 points in his first 3 years. The Blues gave Erik Johnson 2 years/$5.2M in 2010. DZ got 2 years/$5.1M. Stepan has 96 points in his first 2 years. The Rangers will look to hold the line with Stepan. He is not arbitration eligible. The Rangers will not have Wade Redden's $6.5M clogging up the summer cap. They will match any offer sheet.
I myself predict around $2,5M for Stepan, $2,0M for Hagelin & $4,3M for McDonaugh. The 1st 2 contracts will likely 2 year bridge contracts a la Sather - the 3rd one similar to Marc Staal (over 5 years). Will doubtlessly be interesting to follow... Now just drop the puck!

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