Buzz: Where Mats Zuccarello’s Cap Hit Could Be

Mats ZuccarelloMats Zuccarello’s agent told VG, a newspaper in Norway, that while nothing has been signed or done yet, he anticipates a new contract for Zuccarello in the near future.

Zuccarello said that he thinks he will get a longer-term deal than the qualifying offer the team sent him earlier in the week, which retains his rights and prevents him from becoming an unrestricted free agent, and has faith that a deal will get done to keep him with the Rangers.

Larry Brooks writes in the NY Post that the Rangers have Zuccarello’s contract slotted in the area of $1.25 million.

Zuccarello has said that New York is where he wants to play.

It’s been speculated in the Norwegian press that Zuccarello will sign a deal for 2/3 years.