September 15, 2020

Rangers Roundup: Will teams let RFA’s walk, Rykov update, Tony Granato honored, and more news

Lundqvist will give up backup duties to Georgiev (Photo by Jared Silber/NHLI via Getty Images)

Good Morning New York Rangers fans! I wanted to start off by saying thank you to everyone who comes here each day to read our site. Without your support, we wouldn’t be the #1 independent site covering the Blueshirts. And yes, thank you to even the critics.

Yegor Rykov playing well in the KHL

When it comes to the Rangers prospect pool, Yegor Rykov has been pushed down the list since coming over from NJ in the Michael Grabner trade a few years back. So far through 6 games in the KHL with CSKA Moscow, the 23 year-old left defenseman has two assists.

Yesterday, he continued to log big minutes and even led all skaters with 5:21 of attack zone time. If K’Andre Miller isn’t ready to play full-time in the NHL, NY could give Rykov a serious look on defense next season.

Following up on yesterday’s Georgiev report, will teams let RFA’s walk?

The New York Rangers and restricted free agent goaltender, Alexandar Georgiev have not discussed a new contract this offseason. “I have not had any discussions with the Rangers as of yet,” Mike Liut, former Hartford Whalers goalie and Georgiev’s agent told me via email.

Liut then let me know that talks were expected to start later this week or next. I noted this was also the case with Ryan Strome, who’s agent basically said the same thing.

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Ryan Strome celebrates his goal with Tony DeAngelo and friends (Getty Images)

Also in that report was information provided to me by a league source to expect the unexpected this offseason. “The market will be flooded with players,” the source explained. Agents are going to want to strike as soon as possible on October 9th, because once teams spend their budgets, it will all grind to a halt.

I naturally assumed that this meant more buyouts due to cap issues, but a late report by both Pierre Lebrun and Darren Dreger suggested otherwise. According to the insiders, we may see a lot of RFA’s on the market too.

Former Ranger, Tony Granato in U.S. HHOF

Former Ranger, Tony Granato has been inducted into the USHHOF. A great accomplishment for a wonderful player and coach. Note that Granato has also been instrumental in the development of K’Andre Miller.

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