Buzz: Nothing new happening with the Marc Staal contract extension

Marc StaalMarc Staal’s agent says that there is nothing new to report on the status of a contract extension for the defenseman. (NY Post)

Staal’s agent tells Larry Brooks that talks are open ended and that as of now no deadline for a deal has been set. Staal’s agent notes that a deadline could be put into place, for a deal to happen or talks to stop, as they move further into the season. (NY Post)

If Staal imposes a deadline the Rangers could start trade talks with Staal to put their own pressure on/send him out of town. (NY Post)

It’s believed that Staal is looking for $6 million per year for six-years while the Rangers are offering six-years and $5.5 million per year. The Rangers have not changed their offer in “months.” (NY Post)

The price for Staal could increase if the Islanders are able to sign Johnny Boychuk long-term for a deal that is “top dollar.” (NY Post)

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Buzz: There has been no progress between the Rangers and Marc Staal on a new contract (Updates)

Staal10/2/14 | 8:20PM: Staal was asked about not letting the contract impact his play and said, “you have to wait and see but as far as my mindset and where I am to start camp, it hasn’t changed from any other year. I am excited to start playing games and doing what I can do to help us win games. That stuff will take care of itself. (Rangers training camp show)

Sam Rosen says that he doesn’t think the two sides are far apart, there is no animosity and that a deal should get done. He says that Staal wants to stay and is a quiet leader in the room. (Rangers training camp show)

10/1/14 | 7:26PM: On Insider Trading, Pierre LeBrun said “There is a good chance that they will be able to but they are not there yet. There were productive talks before camp started and those will resume very soon. I think the Rangers would love to get Staal signed to a deal around Dan Girardi but I think Staal is looking for a bit more so they will need to find a place in the middle. (TSN)

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Recap: Marc Staal’s comments today on Dan Boyle and his contract situation

StaalMarc Staal met with the media today at Rangers practice (via LoHud on SoundCloud)

  •  “good couple of practices, good pace and we are excited to get it started.”
  • On a new contract, “I don’t think it changes anything for me. I will approach camp the same way that I always have. Come in and work hard and that won’t change. I am excited and optimistic for the start of the season here.”
  • Is it important to avoid the Callahan/Girardi situation, “obviously you want to avoid that type of situation. I don’t think it’s helpful to anyone when it goes that far like that so hopefully that won’t happen and we will find some common ground and move on.”

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Marc Staal

Buzz: What Marc Staal is reportedly seeking

7:48PM: Marc Staal is reportedly seeking a 6 or 7 year deal worth $6 million, or a bit more, per season. (NY Post)

The Rangers are believed to be offering the same deal they gave Dan Girardi, 6 years at $5.5 million, or a bit less. (NY Post)

Staal’s agent says that there has been progress made but Larry Brooks says that there is still a big gap between the two sides.(NY Post)

His agent says that the talks have have a good “tenor” to them, they will keep working on it and there is no deadline to get a deal done. He adds that everything has been positive to this point. (NY Post)

Staal would be the best UFA defenseman in years and would easily get his asking price on July 1 but his preference is to remain with the Rangers. (NY Post)

To stay with the Rangers Staal may have to leave money on the table and would likely require a no-move/no-trade clause. (NY Post)

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Buzz: Marc Staal’s agent says that he has had discussions with the Rangers

Marc Staal9/15/14 | 3:11PM: Elliotte Friedman says that there is nothing imminent with Staal, “I don’t think,” but the Rangers willingness to engage this early shows that they don’t want to go through another season of rumor and distraction. (Sportsnet)

9/10/14 | 10:26AM: Marc Staal’s agent says that he and the Rangers have had “productive” discussions about a long-term contract extension. (Daily News)

He says that the goal is for a long-term contract for Staal. (Daily News)

Staal is a UFA after the season, has a cap hit of $3.975 million and an actual salary of $5.45 million.

Throughout August his agent had said that the two sides had no spoken.

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Buzz: The Rangers have not started contract talks with Marc Staal/Staal hopes for a deal before the season

Staal8/21/14 | 2:34PM: Staal’s agent says that things are “all quiet”  in regards to a contract extension. (ESPN NY)

8/2/14 | 9:26PM: There have been no discussions between the Rangers and Marc Staal about a contract extension though Staal’s agent was told by Jeff Gorton that the Rangers focus at the start of the offseason was on locking up the players who had arbitration rights. (NY Post)

Staal’s agent expects the two sides to talk before training camp and says that Marc’s objective is to sign a long-term deal with the Rangers and he hopes to get it done before the season starts. (NY Post)

Larry Brooks says that there is no reason for the Rangers not to be in negotiations with Staal after locking up the arbitration eligible RFAs.  (NY Post)

The minimum for Staal will be the six-years and $5.5 million per season that Dan Girardi got earlier this year. Brooks says that Staal’s price will only go up during the season.  (NY Post)

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