Rangers Roundup: A “Quick” goodbye, arbitration notes, prospect updates, and more

Yesterday, a fan favorite signed with the Carolina Hurricanes. Jesper Fast’s departure upset some of the Rangers Faithful since the cap hit was only $150,000 more than what he was making in New York. What may have been lost to them is the fact the deal was for three years and in essence would block the progress of younger wingers, Vitali Kravtsov and Julien Gauthier.

Rangers say goodbye to Jesper Fast

To be fair, Jesper Fast was immensely popular with the Rangers organization, players, and fans. Here’s some goodbyes for Jesper “Quickie” Fast.

DeAngelo, Strome, Lemieux, and Georgiev all file for salary arbitration

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Alexandar Georgiev filed for arbitration (Getty Images)

The deadline to file for player elected salary arbitration was 5PM EST yesterday. All four of the big RFAs the Rangers have filed and can now schedule a hearing between October 20th and November 8th.

This does not mean they are going to be traded. What it does mean is each player does not want to lose their advantage of pleading their case before an arbitrator. Should one be traded before scheduled hearing, then acquiring team must honor that date if they can’t work out a new deal.

My prediction is that Lemieux and Georgiev will sign soon. DeAngelo’s deal will be difficult but I believe he ends up signings. Strome is the one I can’t fully figure out, so let’s put him at 50/50 today.

New Podcast!

Another new episode of the Forever Blueshirts podcast is out talking about the NYR and NHL Free Agency. Listen on iTunes or here.

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