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Derek Stepan has accomplished much in his young career and he will only improve over the course of the six-year, $39 million contract he signed on Monday.
General manager Jeff Gorton announced the deal Monday, hours before a contract arbitration hearing for the 25-year-old Stepan.
Now that Stepan is signed, Rangers fans can breathe a big sigh or relief. Gorton has proven to be a salary-cap wizard, and he deserves a big pat on the back from the Blueshirts’ faithful.
As the hours tick closer to Monday’s scheduled 9 a.m. arbitration hearing, Derek Stepan and the Rangers have much work in front of them.
When Rangers general manager Jeff Gorton took charge on July 1, he inherited a roster that was carefully molded into an Eastern Conference superpower by predecessor Glen Sather.
On Monday afternoon, the NHLPA announced that Derek Stepan’s arbitration hearing has been set for July 27 in Toronto. This means it’s crunch time for the cap-crunched Blueshirts.
A demand of a long-term deal above $7 million AAV could force the Rangers to do the unthinkable — trade Stepan away.
Three days after squandering a chance to reach the Stanley Cup Final for the second straight season, the New York Rangers’ disappointment and frustration was still there for all to see.
After a slow start to the playoffs, the high-scoring team captain helped the speedy Lightning push the New York Rangers to the brink of elimination from the Eastern Conference finals.
The Tampa Bay Lightning pushed the Rangers to the brink of extinction by beating them at their own game.
Ryan McDonagh and Derek Stepan are two of a kind — two aces in the Rangers’ winning hand. And now they’re seven wins away from lifting the Stanley Cup.
Ordinary clubs crumble when their backs are pressed against the wall. Not the panic-less Rangers. They chip away.
In honor of the Rangers’ dramatic Game 7 overtime victory on Wednesday night, here are the seven best Game 7s in franchise history.
When the puck drops Thursday night for the opener of their seven-game Eastern Conference playoff series, the Rangers will have been on a tear that began when they made the Stanley Cup finals in 2014.