I just tried to find who has these 49 contracts to no awail. But still, I'd assume the qualifying offer Zuccarello received count as one, as he have/had the option to accept it.
I don't think he would work well with Richards, because they both need to be the creative force in their line, just as Zuccarello didn't *click* with Malkin in the KHL. I don't think there is a good enough center on the team to be physical and skilled enough to pair him with Gaborik. That IMO leaves him with Steph as his center and Cally or Nash on the RW... if he gets brought over. Then again, he and Richards could go together as non-retarded Sedin twins.
Edit: Actually, Zuccarello-Boyle-Gaborik could work too, and it might be what Boyle needs. Boyle and Zuccarello found some chemistry when they played together, even if Boyles hand-eye coordination cost them both half a dozen points each.
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Reason: too much Sedins. and more content
Hagelin's work with Stepan and Nash now, and with Richards perviously shouldn't be underrated. You do not get the same thing in Zucc, but OTOH on a dominant line Zucc possibly could be used in that position and contribute with other things. WHICH opens up for Richards to get the benefit of playing with Hagelin.
I do not really know that much, I have not talked to them so much. The last I heard is that they are interested, so we'll see if they still are when I hear anything more, says Zuccarello to VG.
New York Rangers still holds the rights to him, and in the contract with Metallurg Magnitogorsk, he has a clause that allows him to go back.
- What do you think about going back?
- I have not quite decided yet. But it's the NHL, so if the chance comes it's very tempting. But I have not thought about it much yet, we just finished our season with a run at the playoffs and as I had hoped we would get farther. This is boring answers for you...
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- When I was there I had a good relationship with "Torts". He treats everyone equally and respect everyone, but he knows what he wants and speaks his mind. He does not care who you are.
- When I was there I was often injured, and was not paid as much as the big guys -- it is easier to cut me than them perhaps. I was kind of a victim in that respect, but that's how it works. Anyway, if you get a second chance, you can only play and hope for the best, there is nothing more to do.
- There must be a one-way contract if I go, it's priority. So we'll see what we decide when it comes to length. Now they've won some games in a row, so maybe they do not need me anyway, Zuccarello said, adding that he's prepared for another year in Russia.
- I like it in Russia. It's a little different culture, but it's good hockey. Better than you think before you get there, maybe. I'm young too, so I can always go back there another year.
- The city is not exactly brilliant, but it is not so important. You do not see much of it during the season anyway, said Zuccarello.
Norwegian TV2 are running a story this evening about a possible return to New York. Nothing new in the story though. Mats states that he wants a one way contract. TV2 claim that there is negotiations with his agent and NYR.
He have a problem with his wrist, and might undergo surgery this summer. Norwegian National team coach Roy Johansen is concerned that he won’t be available for WC in May month.
And the speculation is that maybe Metallurg Magnitogorsk wants him to undergo surgery before the world championships starts.
Eh, it's just that it didn't heal quite right after he broke it in his last game as a NYR. The surgery would be pretty simple, and would heal up completly in the off-season anyway. The KHL season starts about a month sooner than the NHL one, so that's why they would want him to get it now.
Not really news, but this appears in Brook's column Saturday morning.
* Diminutive winger Mats Zuccarello might be inching closer to rejoining the Rangers now that his season in the KHL has ended.
Zuccarello’s agent, Don Meehan, told The Post in an email he has been in contact with Rangers assistant general manager Jeff Gordon, who said that he would confer with GM Glen Sather and get back to the agent. As of last night, Meehan was waiting for a response.
Complicating the issue is the fact the Rangers have 49 players under contract, one shy of the league maximum. Signing Zuccarello would limit any further flexibility.
team could use some scoring. If Boyle is going to be sitting on his arse then Zuke is better than Bickel
thing is I imagine they want to move a contract out. Maybe that's Boyle but I would be a little surprised if he as moved for just a pick. At the same time if they got a pick they could likely flip that later for a rental
I dont think they want to handcuff themselves with maxing the 50 contracts. A pick for a rental at the deadline is likely why they need 1 spot
maybe Gilroy is moved? Hamrlik is going to play in reality
with Boyle out and Zuke in a 3rd line of Pyatt, Miller, Zuccarello may score some goals. Torts can use Powe late in games if he wants Defense