Tagged: ‘Hockey’

New York Riveters Review: Part One
August 9th, 2017 at 9:05 PM
***PHOTO1*** (The New York Riveters during their Inaugural Season) The New York Riveters are one of the four founding franchises of the National Women's Hockey League (NWHL). In just two short seasons of existence so far, the Riveters have already made their mark on the hockey world. From players signings...

NHL analyst and Rangers champ Eddie Olczyk has cancer
August 8th, 2017 at 6:46 PM
***PHOTO1*** Eddie Olczyk, who won the Stanley Cup with the Rangers in 1994, has been diagnosed with colon cancer, the Blackhawks announced Tuesday. Olczyk, currently the lead television analyst for the Blackhawks and NBC, had 18 goals and 40 points in 103 games for the Rangers from 1992-95. "I have been diagnosed...

Why dumping Marc Staal is Rangers’ only route to Maple Leafs center
July 26th, 2017 at 4:22 PM
***PHOTO1*** If the Rangers were engaged in serious talks with the Maple Leafs regarding Tyler Bozak, the only way the Blueshirts could pull off a deal for the veteran center with the $4.2 million cap hit would be to buy out Marc Staal by Thursday's deadline. There is zero indication that...

Mika Zibanejad’s $26.75M payday comes with massive ask
July 25th, 2017 at 1:28 PM
***PHOTO1*** The five-year, $26.75 million deal under which Mika Zibanejad will cost the Rangers an annual cap charge of $5.35M represents the fair-market going rate for a developing 24-year-old center. Now it is on Zibanejad, who avoided arbitration by reaching a contract agreement with general manager Jeff Gorton in Toronto on...

Why Rangers shortchanged Zibanejad in arbitration ask
July 24th, 2017 at 12:41 PM
***PHOTO1*** Mika Zibanejad's ask for $5.35 million would be pretty well within the parameters of precedent if that number was attached to a four- or five-year deal. Detroit's Tomas Tatar signed for $5.3 million per for four years while surrendering three seasons of unrestricted free agency. Tampa Bay's Tyler Johnson gave...