Back in June, it was reported that the Rangers were looking to bring Michael Del Zotto back on a two-year deal that would pay him between $1.75 and $2.25 million.
In August, it was reported that the Rangers offered Del Zotto a deal worth $2.2 million and $2.5 million per season.
In September it was reported that the Rangers biggest offer for Del Zotto was a multi-year deal that paid him $2.5 million per season.
In the NY Times, Jeff Klein spoke with Del Zotto’s agent who said that the reports of those offers being made to Del Zotto were “erroneous.”
Glen Sather said of Del Zotto that he would “come to his senses” at some point and that the Rangers won’t negotiate against themselves.
In the NY Post, Larry Brooks writes that the Rangers offer for Michael Del Zotto topped out at $2.5 million for two or three years.
Brooks writes that the new CBA could lower the salary cap and prolong Del Zotto’s arbitration rights and chance at free agency and because of that, Del Zotto may end up signing a new contract that is worth less than what the Rangers offered him.
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According to a tweet from Bob McKenzie, there is no chance of Michael Del Zotto signing a new contract with the Rangers today.
A deal would have to be signed by 11:59 for it to count under this CBA
Katie Strang tweets “NYR No deal expected to be reached between Rangers and defenseman Michael Del Zotto before tonight’s lockout, I’m told”
According to a tweets from Katie Strang, there is “nothing new” on the Michael Del Zotto new contract front.
Del Zotto needed to sign a new contract by 5PM today for it to be guaranteed that it would be filed with the league.
Earlier in the week Glen Sather said that Michael Del Zotto would “come to his senses” when it came to signing his new contract.
The Capitals have announced that they have signed defenseman John Carlson to a six year deal worth $23.8 million.
It has been suggested that Michael Del Zotto is looking for a long-term deal rather than the short-term deal the Rangers have offered him.
Carlson, like Del Zotto, was drafted in 2008 and was a restricted free agent.
Carlson has 75 points in 186 games while Del Zotto has 89 in 204 career games.
Del Zotto and Carlson were teammates with the London Knights.
Del Zotto needs to sign by 5PM today to have his contract registered before the CBA expires.
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Elliotte Friedman writes that if teams and players want new contracts signed and filed with the league before the CBA expires tomorrow, the deals need to be filed with the league by 5PM Today.
He writes “so it could be a busy day (Doan, etc). League has warned teams that not filing by FRI aft. means risk of not getting approved in time.”
Michael Del Zotto is not yet under contract.
Andrew Gross sent out a tweet that he spoke with Rangers President and GM Glen Sather about the contract situation of Michael Del Zotto.
Sather told Gross “He’ll come to his senses.”
Gross adds “Glen Sather says offer to Del Zotto is there and Rangers won’t negotiate against themselves.”
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