Chris Kreider

Buzz: Chris Kreider is getting a bridge contract

The Rangers are working with Chris Kreider to avoid arbitration and come to terms on a two-year bridge contract. (NY Post)

If Kreider does head to arbitration, next Wednesday, Kreider will likely get a deal worth between $2.1 million and $2.5 million per year for two years. (NY Post)

The Rangers have the option to elect a one-year award or a two-year award per the CBA.

it was wondered earlier in the offseason that the Rangers may look to give Kreider a long-term deal.

It was speculated that Kreider could get a bridge contract similar to Max Pacioretty.

When asked about Kreider at the draft, Glen Sather mentioned how he started the year in the minor leagues and intimated that he doesn’t yet have a proven track record of success in the NHL.

Read: The kind of deals the Rangers want the players who filed for arbitration

Derick BrassardMats Zuccarello, Derick Brassard and Chris Kreider all filed for arbitration yesterday which, above all else, means that the three of them will be under contract when training camp starts in September. (NY Post)

The team will either come to terms on a new contract with them or the team will accept the award that the arbitrator determines.

Larry Brooks says that the objective on all sides is to have the three players sign long-term deals with the Rangers. (NY Post)

Brassard is likely to get the largest contract of the three (Daily News) and his agent confirmed that they are still trying to negotiate a long-term deal. (Walsh)

Zuccarello has said that he is looking for a four-year deal.

It’s been previously suggested that Kreider would likely sign a bridge deal.

News: Derick Brassard, Mats Zuccarello and Chris Kreider file for arbitration

5:17PM arbitration hearings will be held between July 20th and August 4th. (NHLPA)

1:23PMDerick Brassard, Mats Zuccarello and Chris Kreider have filed for arbitration. (Larry Brooks)

The team will continue to negotiate deals with all three to avoid arbitration.

Last summer Zuccarello didn’t want to go to arbitration so he lessened his demands in the final moments before the hearing.

Players who file for arbitration have a history of locking up deals shortly, sometimes minutes, before their hearing is about to start.

The Rangers trashed Sean Avery during an arbitration hearing in 2007.

Buzz: What Chris Kreider might be looking at in a new contract

Chris Kreider TongueChris Kreider has arbitration rights this summer as an RFA and because of that he is unlikely to have the same kind of holdout that Derek Stepan had last summer since Stepan didn’t have arbitration rights. (Boston Globe)

Kreider could be in line for a similar contract to what Max Pacioretty got after his entry level contract expired, two-years and a cap hit of $1.625 million. (Boston Globe)

In comparing the two when their entry level contracts expired:

  • Pacioretty: 123 games, 20 goals, 29 assists, average of 13:44 per game. No playoff games
  • Kreider: 89 games, 19 goals, 21 assists, average of 14:15 per game. 41 playoff games, 11 goals, 11 assists, average of 13:49.

Whether it is similar to the Pacioretty contract or not, Kreider is due “for a good raise” from his salary of $900,000 and cap hit of $800,000. (Boston Globe)

Fluto Shinzawa also mentions the contract that James van Riemsdyk signed with the Flyers when his entry-level deal expired, six-years and $25.5 million as one Kreider could sign. (Boston Globe)

When asked about Kreider yesterday, Glen Sather mentioned how he started the year in the minor leagues and intimated that he doesn’t yet have a proven track record of success in the NHL.

It’s been wondered if Kreider will get over $2 million per year in his new contract.