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    Default Derek Stepan bridge or long-term?

    Does Derek Stepan sign for Matt Duchesne Tyler Ennis type contract, or do the Blue Shirts lock him up long-term?

    What type of contract do you see him signing?

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    Since its the Rangers and they don't trust Richards, I'd guess 6 yr at about 5.25 per
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    Almost certainly a long-term deal, even if he wasn't on the Rangers (who, as we all know like to throw money around to players not nearly as good as Stepan).
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    I believe the Rangers have a history of playing hardball on RFA contracts. I don't remember the specifics but think Del Zotto had a bit of a fight last year. Callahan, Dubinsky and Staal didn't all get those really long deals (back when there was no limit).

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    I say 3 years at 4.5M per

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    My bet is he gets a bridge.

    Stepan ws Torts' golden boy, but with him out of the picture, I doubt AV will want to commit to anyone long-term until he has a good feel for what he's got.
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    I'm guessing something a little bit in between. I think 4 years, maybe $18M.

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    I think they go long term. I say 6 at 5per.
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    A 4 year deal will bring him to UFA status.

    A 3 or 4 year deal will be 'cheaper' for the Rangers; 4-4.5M per, I'd say. If they are going long term 5+ years they will have to pay up for Stepans UFA years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Guru View Post
    A 4 year deal will bring him to UFA status.

    A 3 or 4 year deal will be 'cheaper' for the Rangers; 4-4.5M per, I'd say. If they are going long term 5+ years they will have to pay up for Stepans UFA years.
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    can anyone name the last RFA that Glen Sather signed to a mega year deal ?

    I don't see Stepan being any different unless they are going to start breaking the trend

    So as much as I would prefer to see Dstep signed long term my guess is he gets a bridge deal somewhere in the 2-3 million range

    The kid has no leverage, well other than holding out... Perhaps the Ryan OReilly situation could happen but I don't see James Dolan pinching pennies on the kid. This is business after all.
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    He'll get a bridge. For all of Slats' derping with other people's UFAs he's fairly conservative with his own young RFAs and goes out of his way to remind them that they have no leverage. I'd look in the neighborhood of what Del Zotto got, 2-3 years at roughly $2.5-3MM average. This would put him in line with what Callahan got coming out of his ELC as well.

    Have to remember that Hagelin, McDonough and Zuccarello are all RFA's this year and need to be signed with raises, plus they either need to bring back Clowe (unlikely) or find some other sandpaper/grit player to take that spot they lost when Prust left town. With about $14MM in cap space to play with they can't throw out a big contract to one guy. The following year they only have four players under contract, Nash; Richards; Staal and Dorsett, so they need to tread lightly if they want to keep their core guys intact over the long term.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rangersfury View Post
    He'll get a bridge. For all of Slats' derping with other people's UFAs he's fairly conservative with his own young RFAs and goes out of his way to remind them that they have no leverage. I'd look in the neighborhood of what Del Zotto got, 2-3 years at roughly $2.5-3MM average. This would put him in line with what Callahan got coming out of his ELC as well.

    Have to remember that Hagelin, McDonough and Zuccarello are all RFA's this year and need to be signed with raises, plus they either need to bring back Clowe (unlikely) or find some other sandpaper/grit player to take that spot they lost when Prust left town. With about $14MM in cap space to play with they can't throw out a big contract to one guy. The following year they only have four players under contract, Nash; Richards; Staal and Dorsett, so they need to tread lightly if they want to keep their core guys intact over the long term.
    I agree with this (other then the butchering of McDonagh's name ). I think a 2-3 year bridge deal makes sense for the rags, they will have a lot more cap flexibility after this coming season
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    I meant to mention that those four signed long term right now eat over $20MM in cap space already, hence why they need to tread lightly. I realized my earlier statement didn't make sense in retrospect.

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    New York is probably going to keep Stepan long term. Once you name a bridge after someone, they gotta stay in town, otherwise they would have to rename the bridge.
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