Thread: Confirmed with Link: Rangers Name Alain Vigneault Head Coach
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06-12-2013, 09:02 AM
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Don't know if this has been posted here, but I found this on the pen's board:

During the meeting, Shero made a strong push for approval on an extension for Bylsma, who is set to enter the final season of his contract.

Shero wanted the coaching situation settled — at least Bylsma's status — so he could start finalizing a long-term contract with center Evgeni Malkin before turning to potential new contracts for winger Pascal Dupuis and defenseman Kris Letang.

Shero also identified parameters of the commitment necessary to keep Malkin — about $10 million annually, all of which would count completely against the salary cap.

Ownership has authorized Shero to keep Malkin at almost any cost.

Shero had a face-to-face meeting with J.P. Barry, Malkin's agent, Monday. Barry described the meeting as productive.

In annual player-exit meetings Sunday, Bylsma received endorsements from Malkin and captain Sidney Crosby.

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