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Derek Stepan held a conference call at 11:30AM to discuss his new contract with the Rangers:

  • ?How was this different than a few years ago, "for the most part both sides were pretty close to begin with and these things just take time. Both sides are very happy and comfortable. In the last one we were further apart to begin with. Both sides knew where this would end up and this was a lot smoother for sure."
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    The Rangers have announced that Derek Stepan has signed a MULTI-YEAR contract.

    The deal is for SIX-YEARS at $6.5 million per season. (Brooks)

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    Derek Stepan and the Rangers are meeting this morning in an attempt to avoid their scheduled arbitration hearing for today. (Larry Brooks)

    The hearing was scheduled to begin at 9AM.

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    7/26/15 | 10:30PM: The Rangers have elected for a one-year award on Stepan's arbitration award which means that he will be an RFA next year with arbitration rights unless a long-term deal is signed. (NY Post)

    7/25/15 | 11:24AM: Derek Stepan has asked for $7.25 million in arbitration. (Wharnsby)

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    Braden Holtby became the third player in the past two-years to have an arbitration hearing but sign a new contract before the arbitrator ruled. (WaPo)

    Holtby joined Craig Smith, who went through the process this year, and PK Subban who had his hearing last year before signing a nine-year deal in Montreal. (WaPo)

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    As part of the arbitration process, the Rangers have asked that Derek Stepan's salary be $5.2 million.

    Stepan has countered by saying he should have a salary of $7.25 million.

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    As part of the arbitration process, the Rangers have asked that Derek Stepan have a salary of $5.2 million for at least this coming season.

    It is not yet known if the Rangers decided to go with a one-year award or a two-year award on Stepan.

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    It was revealed today that as part of arbitration the Rangers have asked for Derek Stepan's salary this season to be $5.2 million while Stepan is requesting $7.25 million.

    Over the past few seasons, here are the numbers that have been submitted for arbitration hearings with the Rangers and what they ended up agreeing to:

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    7/25/15 | 8:39AM: In the book Behind The Moves, Senators GM Bryan Murray described a typical arbitration hearing.

    Murray said that lawyers from both sides make presentations, ask for testimony and then give an overview again.

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    7/23/15 | 9:12PM: The Rangers and Derek Stepan are talking about a multi-year contract with the Rangers believed to be interested in a six-year deal worth between $6.5 and $6.75 million per season. (NY Post)

    Stepan is believed to be seeking "at least seven years" and in the range of $7.25 to $7.5 million. (NY Post)?

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    7/15/15 | 6:25PM: The Rangers reportedly have $6.75 million in cap space after today's signings of JT Miller ($874,000) and Jesper Fast ($950,000) (NY Post)

    The $6.75 million in cap space has 22 players on the roster and includes Dylan McIlrath ($600,000) and Oscar Lindberg ($650,000).

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    7/14/15 | 10:27AM: Derek Stepan was an RFA in the summer of 2013 and held out of training camp without a contract.

    On 8/23/13, Glen Sather said that the Rangers wanted Stepan to sign a two-year bridge-contract and indicated that the plan would be to work on a long-term deal after year one of the bridge-contract.

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    Ryan Lambert writes that Derek Stepan is in a second-tier group of centers and that in looking at past deals as comparables, Stepan deserves a cap hit around $7.32 million. (Yahoo)

    Lambert said that anything below that and Stepan would likely be "selling himself short." (Yahoo)

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    Since joining the Rangers for the 2010-11 season, Derek Stepan ranks:

    • 18th in Games Played with 362 (14 off the lead)
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      7:12PM:?The Predators traded Taylor Beck, who filed for arbitration, to Toronto which should indicate that a player who has filed for arbitration can be traded. (Mirtle)

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      Larry Brooks writes that the talks of a long-term deal for Derek Stepan have not reached the "preliminary stages of negotiating." ?(NY Post)

      The Rangers have not yet submitted an "opening proposal" to Stepan's camp on a long-term deal. (NY Post)

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      Derek Stepan's arbitration hearing will take place two-weeks tomorrow on July 27th. (NY Post)

      Stepan filed for arbitration last week and the two sides can still work on a deal prior to the hearing. (NY Post)

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      Elliotte Friedman notes that while Ryan O'Reilly's new contract can't be used as a comparable in Derek Stepan's upcoming arbitration hearing, it is "absolutely" a factor in discussions about a long-term contract.? (Sportsnet)

      Per the CBA, Article 12 12., a contract signed by a player that takes effect when a player is not a "Group 2 Player" can not be used. O'Reilly's contract takes effect when he would have been a UFA.

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      Larry Brooks writes that if Derek Stepan receives an arbitration award that starts with a "7" it will be "all but untenable" for the Rangers and that if Stepan were to get an award closer to "8"? it would put the Rangers in a "cap vise." (NY Post)

      Brooks says that if these situations occur and the Rangers are confident that Kevin Hayes can become the second line center, the Rangers could try and package Stepan for a "legitimate, physical checking center that would change the look of the team." (NY Post)

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      7/4/15 | 5:18PM: O'Reilly's new contract "blows to smithereens" the idea of the Rangers getting Stepan signed long-term to a deal between $6.2 and $6.5 million. (NY Post)

      Stepan could get an arbitration award of "well over $7 million" per season.

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      Around the trade deadline when it looked like the Rangers might trade him, Mats Zuccarello told his agents that "enough is enough" and to find a way to make a deal that would keep him with the Rangers for "a long time." (NY Post)

      Zuccarello said that he was happy with the offer from the Rangers and that "this is the right fit for me." (NY Post)

      For everything on the Zuccarello contract, click HERE.

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      6:38PM: Zuccarello spoke with John Giannone and said, "It?s what I wanted all all along and this is my home and my teammates and I want to be able to try and win here. This is where I want to be and really happy.?

      4:57PM: The Rangers and Mats Zuccarello have officially to terms on a FOUR-YEAR contract extension worth $4.5 million.

      Glen Sather said on Monday, "I like everything about him, his tenacity, hard work, how he sees the ice, the chemistry he brings to our team and the way he is in the room. He has been a terrific player for us."

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      3/2/5 | 6:51AM: The terms of the deal have been finalized, FOUR-YEARS and $4.5 million, but the partial NTC will be finalized this morning. (McKenzie)

      3/1/15 | 4:40PM: The Rangers extension with Mats Zuccarello is not-yet done but is "likely" to be four-years and $4.5 million per year. (McKenzie)

      They are still working on the NTC provisions.

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      3/1/15 | 10:27PM:?Elliotte Friedman said tonight, "Contract talks have gone nowhere between him and the Rangers, it?s believed that the Rangers final offer was around Max Pacioretty?s contract, six years and an average of $4.5. The Rangers are not allowing any teams to speak with him beforehand.?(Sportsnet)

      2/28/15 | 1:45PM: The Rangers are believed to have offered Mats Zuccarello a five or six-year deal with a cap hit of $4.5 million while Zuccarello is searching for between $5 million and $5.5 million on a new contract. (NY Post)?

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      2/28/15 | 1:29PM:?Multiple teams have been told that Zuccarello is available. (ESPN.com)

      The Rangers are?aggressively shopping him.?(NY Post)?

      12:32PM:?Alain Vigneault said that it's been his experience that Glen Sather won't hesitate to make a move. He adds that he is a big fan of Zucc and hopes that both sides can work out a deal. (Steve Zipay)?

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      2/25/15 | 10:37AM: There are rumblings that the Rangers may consider trading Mats Zuccarello to see what they can get for him and then possibly flip the return for Zuccarello into something else. (30 Thoughts)

      Elliotte Friedman says that he can't prove or disprove these rumblings but they are out there.

      He adds that the "simple" thing for the Rangers to do is to keep him for a playoff run and take their chances re-signing him later.

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      2/21/15 | 3:29PM: The Rangers and Mats Zuccarello are not "remotely close" when it comes to a contract extension. (NY Post)

      The Rangers have offered Zuccarello between $4 million and $4.25 million on a four-year deal while Zuccarello is looking for more than $5 million on a longer term deal. (NY Post)

      Zuccarello will NOT be traded though as he is a big part of what the organization views as a Stanley Cup contender. . (NY Post)

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      2/18/15 | 7:20PM: Darren Dreger reported on NBCSN that Mats Zuccarello is "going to want" more than $5 million per year on a new contract.

      Dreger said that the Rangers are probably comfortable offering Zuccarello a term of five-years but he may want more than that.

      For everything, including Zuccarello's comments on his future, click HERE.

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      2/18/15 | 7:05PM: Zuccarello's Newport Sports agents are in NYC today and while there is nothing formal going on "contract talks need to get moving." (Darren Dreger)

      2/16/15 | 7:13PM: Darren Dreger said on TSN, "There is a tough ongoing negotiation with Newport Sports. They love Mats Zuccarello, Alain Vigneault wants to keep him. We might describe him as an ?own rental? but even that isn?t appropriate given the fact that they want to keep him long-term. there is a lot of heavy lifting ahead, he won?t be traded."

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      Mats Zuccarello says that he would agree to a contract extension from the Rangers if they make him an offer showing that they believe in him. (Nettavisen)

      Zuccarello says that there are a lot of questions about his contract and he hopes that it works out. He says again that New York is where he wants to be. (Nettavisen)

      Marc Staal says that "of course" he wants the Rangers to keep Zuccarello because he is a "fantastic player." Staal said that he hopes a deal can be made so that Zuccarello can stay. (Nettavisen)

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      2/4/15 | 8:45PM: "The Rangers are interested in signing him and he is interested in signing back with the Rangers but it gets a little complicated. There is a cap crunch coming, will it go up, could it shrink. They need to sign Derek Stepan to a huge raise, Carl Hagelin same thing, JT Miller and John Moore to a lesser degree. Now you have Marty St. Louis, UFA, and Zuccarello, UFA. The Rangers have reached out to Zuccarello and said that they are interested in trying to do something. The question is how much money and term, especially when they don't know the cap. There haven't been substantive talks to this time but those things will happen and we will see if they can find a way to get it done. It may be a situation where the Rangers say, this is all we got and it won't be much of a negotiation, we will give you this year and this money if you want to stay." (Bob McKenzie on NBCSN)

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      1/31/15 | 8PM: Zuccarello said that he wants to stay with the Rangers but if they don't have cap space for him there is nothing he can do. He says that he understands this is part of the business. (NY Post)

      Larry Brooks says that the Rangers have made no progress towards an extension with Zuccarello. (NY Post)

      1/13/15 | 5:56PM: Zuccarello said again that he knows he will be in the NHL next season and hopes that it will be with the Rangers. (TV2)?

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      1/23/15 |9:32AM:? Mats Zuccarello says that the media speculates about his future and sounded "irritated" about the idea of possibly being traded. (VG)

      Zuccarello said that he doesn't want to go go anywhere and that he isn't thinking much about his future right now. He said that there isn't much he has control over in the situation. (VG)

      Per Bjurman doesn't think that the Rangers will trade Zuccarello because of his role and chemistry on the line with Derick Brassard and Rick Nash. (VG)

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      The Rangers wanted to keep Marc Staal and made him the "number one" priority when it came to their pending Free Agents. (Friedman)

      Elliotte Freidman says that the Rangers have had "not much conversation, if at all) with Marty St. Louis (UFA), Mats Zuccarello (UFA) and Derek Stepan (RFA). (Friedman)

      For more on Stepan's next contract, CLICK HERE.

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      12/30/14 | 3:48PM: Zuccarello's agent says that he has nothing new to report on the talks. (Daily News)

      12/30/14 | 12:04PM: Elliotte Friedman lists Zuccarello's situation as one of the ones to keep an eye on and says that the Rangers are tight to the salary cap and the team has many important decisions to make. (Sportsnet)

      12/17/14 | 3:44PM: Zuccarello said that a new contract may have been on his mind to start the season but he isn't thinking about it now. He said that it's out of his control and the only thing he can control is playing better and helping the team win. (Daily News)

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      12/10/14 | 9:27AM: Zuccarello said that he isn't thinking about his contract and his focus is on playing better. He said that his contract will take care of itself when the time comes. (Nettavisen)

      He said that it's important to him to stay with the Rangers.(Nettavisen)

      12/5/14 | 8:34AM: Zuccarello says that he is an important part of the team and while he wishes he could score more, his importance to the team goes beyond points. (Nettavisen)

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      12:19PM: Talks with Zuccarello are quiet now but things should pick up after Jan 1, which could be after the Rangers know about the salary cap and the future of Marty St. Louis and Marc Staal. (ESPN Insider)

      Craig Custance says that negotiations last year between the Rangers and Zuccarello were positive. (ESPN Insider)

      10:07AM: Mats Zuccarello has three goals and six assists this season in 18 games.

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      Ryan Callahan told Larry Brooks that his insistence on a no-trade clause is what ultimately led to him being trade to Tampa Bay last season.? (NY Post)

      Callahan said that he wanted security for his young family that they wouldn't be bouncing around.

      Brooks says that Callahan at first was asking for $6.4 million a year over 7 years, the Rangers were at five-years and $6 million per year and then the Rangers "hemmed, hawed and agreed" to six-years at $6 million per year, but would not agree to the no-trade clause.

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      Mats Zuccarello says that it's hard for him not to think about his future as an impending UFA. He said that it enters his mind sometimes at night but it's not something that he brings to the rink with him. (NY Post)

      He says that he barely talks to his agent and the talks are not something that he can control. He said that all he can do is play hard and that is where his focus is. (NY Post)

      Talks between the Rangers and Zuccarello have been "limited" according to Larry Brooks. (NY Post)

      Zuccarello did say that the contract talks are not the reason for his slow start and that he just happens to be a slow starter. He said it takes some time for him to get comfortable and he may put too much pressure on himself/try to do too much. (NY Post)

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      Anton Stralman says that he wanted to stay with the Rangers and that he and his family had felt like they had moved around enough. (Hockey Sverige via Puck Daddy)Stralman says that the Rangers made an offer to Stralman, Stralman countered and was prepared to negotiate and the Rangers never made another offer. (Hockey Sverige via Puck Daddy)

      He said he is "incredibly disappointed" with what happened but understood what the Rangers plan was when they signed Dan Boyle. (Hockey Sverige via Puck Daddy)

      He adds, "I think you could have the respect to tell me earlier that you wanted to go a different route."(Hockey Sverige via Puck Daddy)

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      Mats Zuccarello has said that it was the best move for both sides to sign a one-year deal for this season and that he feels he could be the next Ranger to sign a long-term deal.

      He is looking at the "biggest good year vs bad year" contract differential of any of? the Rangers UFAs. They write that Zuccarello will be able to sign for a lot of zeros if he puts up 70 points but that won't be the case if he gets "15 points in 25 games and then gets hurt." (Dobber Hockey)

      Dobber?has him projected to score 20 goals and 37 assists.

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      Mats Zuccarello was asked if he felt "unappreciated" by the Rangers after he signed for one-year and the Rangers gave Derick Brassard five-years.(TV2)

      Zuccarello said that he knew Brassard was going to get that contract, that the two speak everyday, and that Zuccarello taking one-year and $3.5 million probably helped Brassard get his deal from the Rangers. (TV2)

      He adds that with losing Brad Richards it was important for the Rangers to keep Brassard. (TV2)

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      Derek Stepan is entering the final-year of a two-year deal and has a salary/qualifying offer of $3.850 million.

      Larry Brooks notes that Ryan O'Reilly has 73 goals and 118 assists in 345 games and Derek Stepan has 73 goals and 124 assists in 294 games. (Brooks)

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      8/13/14 | 10:22AM: Mats Zuccarello says that he feels he has become part of the Rangers "core" and that has allowed him to feel "slightly" more comfortable heading into this season. He adds that he feels a responsibility to be one of the Rangers leaders. (TV2)

      He said that the Rangers "probably" would have given him a longer-term contract if not for the salary cap and that he can sign a new deal during the season or wait until after the year to become a free agent and sign anywhere. He said that he will control the position he will be in, whether teams will want him or not, based on how he plays this season. (TV2)

      Zuccarello "claims" that there is an "agreement" between he and the organization that he will be the next player to get a long-term deal after he "sacrificed" that this summer to sign a one-year deal and help the team's salary cap situation. (TV2)

      For more on Zuccarello's contract, CLICK HERE.

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