Sunday, May 23, 2010

Zuccarella-Aason, McDonough & Christensen

Larry Brooks at the New York Post reports that the Rangers will announce the signing of free agent Mats Zuccarello-Aasen this week following the conclusion of the World Championship tournament.

The contract is a two-year deal believed worth the Entry Level base cap of $900,000. It's unknown whether it includes bonuses. guys obviously know how I feel about this guy, but at $900,000 definitely worth a shot for a team that lacks offensive fire power.

Brooks also reports that the Blueshirts have initiated contact and discussions with prospect defenseman Ryan McDonough's family advisers that will continue this week.

A few weeks ago Brooks reported that if McDonagh does not sign with the Blueshirts this summer, he will not sign with them at all.

...this kid is supposed to be the real deal and I'd hate to see the Rangers lose him. Especially with Sanguinetti showing that he may not be an NHL player and Heikkinen headed to Russia.

Finally, Brooks says that the Rangers also are expected to begin talks this week with the representatives for Erik Christensen, who apparentky played the final two games of the season with a separated shoulder.

...would love to see the Rangers re-sign Christensen. A play-making center who has chemistry with the Blueshirts top player. As always, I'd have to see numbers but two years, $3.5 million ($1.75 million per) would sound good to me.

1 comment:

James said...

I have a feeling McDonough wants to reach free agency. That would go a long way to explaining why the Canadiens were willing to part with him. It's distinctly possible he's been playing hardball since day one.