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How Big Should Mika Zibanejed’s New Contract Be?

Reading Time: 2 minutesMika Zibanejed, who was acquired in a deal by sending Derrick Brassard and a 7th rounder to Ottawa, has been nothing but an astonishing player for the Rangers. He was a former 6th overall pick who can score goals at an elite level as he has demonstrated. Zibanejed had a career-high with 41 goals, but his season was cut short due to a Covid Outbreak. Chris Drury and Zibanejed have discussed a contract recently that would pay him up to $10M over the course of 7-8 years, but Chris Drury and the organization know that he...

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Adam Pelech Re-signs With The Islanders On An 8-Year Deal

Reading Time: < 1 minuteThe morning of August 6th, the Islanders crossed off “objective #1” on their offseason checklist by resigning shutdown defenseman Adam Pelech. The 26-year-old star has been vital to the Islanders’ success ever since he became a full-time NHLer in 2016. This past season he tallied 14 points (4G, 10A), 66 hits, 25 takeaways, and a +/- score of 15 in 56 games played. Yesterday Pelech inked the 8-year deal worth 46 million in total with an AAV of 5.75. Even though 8 years is too much for a player who is about to turn 27...

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Columbus Blue Jackets: Winners of the Off-Season Thus Far

Reading Time: 2 minutesThe Columbus Blue Jackets are currently winning the 2021 NHL offseason.   In a tough Metropolitan Division, the Blue Jackets are among the bottom tier. They are a borderline rebuilding team who recently experienced their first taste of success with a sweep over the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2019 NHL playoffs.    However, their rebuilding phase is being sped up after the first few weeks of the offseason. General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen has made multiple moves that have been, in my opinion, extremely beneficial to the team’s future.   The first move Kekalainen made was...

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Who Will the Islanders Protect From the Seattle Kraken?

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe Seattle Kraken expansion draft: where a brand new team gets the opportunity to select a player from 31 different teams, is rapidly approaching. This is the second time in 4 years where teams have to expose multiple players, including veterans, and every franchise is probably going to have a different strategy going into this. Lou Lamoriello, who is one of the top General Managers in the league, has to make some tough decisions for his team. Who should the Islanders protect from the expansion draft? New York is in an amazing situation goalie-wise. After Ilya...

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Some Free Agency Moves That Have Had A Great Impact For The Rangers

Reading Time: 2 minutesIn the offseason, the Rangers made some moves that have benefited them and it has been a big reason why they are where they are today. Some additions to the roster that catch an eye are Kevin Rooney, Colin Blackwell, Keith Kinkaid, and Philip Di Giuseppe. The Rangers went after players because they lacked depth and at the start of the 2021 NHL season, they were the youngest team in the league. Veteran presence is something this team has lacked since trading all of them for assets and draft picks. Keith Kinkaid was signed on a...

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