The Offseason Thread V: Needs to End Edition
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08-13-2013, 11:10 AM
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: New York
Originally Posted by
Bleed Ranger Blue
Maybe. We'll see. Thats PR junk coming from Gorton.
The Rangers negotiating stance boils down to "We don't have any cap space, and you don't have an offer sheet, so take the bridge deal." Can't imagine thats easy for Stepan to swallow considering hes coming off a very good season, and just watched his buddy McDonagh get handed a 6 year deal. In the end, Stepan has no arbitration rights and will need to cave - lets hope that doesnt damage the relationship.
None of the relationships with the players have been damaged with the Rangers philosophy.
Stepan said, “I wanna be here for sure, I am a little biased, I think this is the greatest organization. I have been here since day 1 and they have treated me so nicely. I want to stay here and I want my career to end here.”
He signs a two year deal. In the summer of 2015,Stepan signs a long-term deal when the cap is close to $75M or more.
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