(9/21/13) 6:12PM:In the NY Post, Larry Brooks writes that it’s time for the Rangers and Derek Stepan to put aside their differences and work towards a compromise that will bring the Rangers first-line center back to the team.
Brooks says that the Rangers are offering just under $6 million over two years but that they are open to as much as $6.4 million over two years.
Stepan is looking for $7 million over two years, a number that Brooks notes is below market value.
He says that an other sheet doesn’t appear forthcoming for Stepan and that the idea of losing his spot on the Olympic team could be a big factor in Stepan coming down in his demands and signing a contract.
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