Read: The Hockey News Salary Predictions For Free Agency

In the latest issue of The Hockey News, Stanley Cup preview, they look at each teams UFAs and RFAs and predict which salary range their next contract will fall in.

For Ryan Clowe, they project his new contract will bring a cap hit of $3-$4 million per season.

They project Roman Hamrlik is projected to have a cap hit of $1-$2 million.

Steve Eminger, Matt Gilroy and Brandon Segal are all projected to get a cap hit between $500K and $1 million.


For the Rangers RFAs, they have:

  • Ryan McDonagh: Between $4 million and $5 million.
  • Derek Stepan: Between $4 million and $5 million.
  • Carl Hagelin: Between $2 million and $3 million
  • Mats Zuccarello: Between $1 million and $2 million

 

Read: The Need For Ryane Clowe or a Ryane Clowe-Type Player

Ryane CloweOn breakup day, John Tortorella said  Ryane Clowe is the kind of player that teams need in the playoffs and that he would have made a difference had he been able to play against the Bruins.

Tortorella said, “he would have helped because that is the type of player you are looking for when you go through the grind of the regular season and playoffs.”

He added that the team needs more depth and was hoping that they get stronger through the lineup to be able to sustain the minutes they want to play.

Clowe said,“I’m open to negotiate to find a way to stay here. I enjoyed it here. You start to develop a bond with the team and the guys. I feel like this team has the nucleus and core and you have Hank in the net. Everyone wants to win in NY.”

He added that he appreciated how much the Rangers wanted him after he struggled at the start of the season and said “I would love to come back. It’s special putting on a Rangers jersey.”

Adam Rotter: Even though he was fired, what Tortorella said about Clowe is true. The Rangers acquired him to be a playoff guy but his injuries prevented him from making a difference there. I don’t know that the money will work out to keep Clowe, but the team needs another banger like him to add some depth and maybe some scoring.

Read: The Ryane Clowe Situation Moving Forward

Ryane Clowe3:10PM: Clowe said at breakup day, via SNY, that NY was always where he wanted to be traded to and that he felt getting to the second round validated that decision.

Clowe said that he was open to negotiating to be able to stay with the Rangers.

1:17PM: May 26th: In a chat at ESPN.com, Katie Strang writes that the Rangers coveted Ryane Clowe so heavily at the trade deadline that there was a sense that the Rangers were very interested in re-signing him.

After suffering two undisclosed, though thought to be head, injuries that have limited him to only one full playoff game, Strang says that she can’t see how the Rangers will re-sign Clowe in the offseason.

After he was acquired by the Rangers, the belief was that Clowe would stay and that the Rangers and his agents discussed the framework of a potential new contract.

At the trade deadline, Clowe was reportedly looking for an eight-year contract.

For more on Clowe, CLICK HERE.

News: Ryane Clowe Will Not Return

Ryane Clowe2The Rangers have announced that Ryane Clowe will not return for the Rangers.

Clowe took a hit from Jason Chimera where his head went into the glass/boards.

Chimera was assessed a boarding penalty for the hit.

A little over 3 minutes after he took the hit, Clowe took a shift from 1:06 and then went to the locker room.

Clowe returned to the Rangers lineup in game four after missing the previous four games with an undisclosed injury.

Stats: Ryane Clowe’s Return To The Lineup

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2:56PM: John Tortorella said  today that he could see right from the beginning that Clowe was going to be a “major asset” during the playoffs and Tortorella said that he thinks Clowe played well last night after being out for a while.

2:14PM: In his return to the lineup, Ryane Clowe played 12:19 and had an assist. Clowe didn’t attempt any shots but had four hits.

Clowe played 3:12 in the first, 3:56 in the second and 5:11 in the third period.

According to the NHL play by play sheet, Clowe saw shifts with:

  • Brian Boyle and Derick Brassard
  • Brad Richards and Arron Asham
  • Richards and Brassard
  • Brassard and Asham
  • Brassard and Dorsett
  • Derek Stepan and Ryan Callahan
  • Boyle and Asham
  • Brassard and Hagelin (Had an assist with them)
  • Richards and Dorsett
  • Boyle and Hagelin
  • Richards and Rick Nash
  • Richards and Taylor Pyatt

Before the game, John Tortorella told Sam Rosen that Clowe will help out with board battles and protecting the puck. He added, that Clowe “does a lot of the little things that are so important in playoff hockey. He has played a lot in the playoffs, put up numbers in the playoffs and I think he will bolster us. I am a little concerned with the speed of the game, but just having him on the bench to have the grit and grind will be a big help to us.”

Note: Ryane Clowe Thinks He Will Be In Tonight

According to a tweets from Pat Leonard and Katie Strang, Ryane Clowe won’t 100% confirm that he will be in the Rangers lineup tonight, but says that there is a good chance he will play.

Clowe will likely enter the lineup and replace Darroll Powe who was injured in game three.

Read: Today’s Update on Ryane Clowe/He Did Battle Drills

Ryane Clowe1Following practice today, Ryane Clowe wen through some battle drills and took some contact which could be another step towards him returning to the lineup.

Clowe told the media that he didn’t think not taking contact was holding him back, but that he wants to make the smartest decision in regards to his health.

He said, “sometimes you gotta be smart when you have an injury. If you ask around to people who know me, I don’t like missing games and if i can play, I will play. I’m not holding out, I just don’t wanna play a couple of shifts and then something happens and then I’m out again. I wanna make sure that I am all in when I go back in. It’s just day to day with how I feel.”