Brooks says that Stepan, as noted before, is seeking a deal similar to the one that Ryan McDonagh signed while the Rangers are offering a bridge contract.
Brooks notes that Stepan is believed to be looking for a five or six year deal worth around $5 million per season while the Rangers are offering a two-year contract between $2.75 million and $3 million.
He says that Stepan’s only leverage in talks would be if he signs an offer sheet but that there isn’t any buzz around the league that someone will send Stepan an offer sheet.
Brooks says that a deal similar to the one that Matt Duchene signed, two years and $7 million, could likely get a deal.
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