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 Mats Zuccarello is reportedly looking for (Updates)

Mats Zuccarello Broadway Hat7/2/14 | 7:13AM: Zuccarello’s agent said that he and Jeff Gorton had good talks at the draft and that he and his client know that the Rangers are in a cap squeeze and need to find a deal that works for both sides. (Daily News)

7/2/14 | 8:45AM: Mats Zuccarello is apparently searching for a four-year deal worth between $4 million and $5 million per season. (VG)

Zuccarello said earlier this week that he is searching for a four-year deal and that a commitment from the team in terms of years is more important that trying to get the highest salary.

Zuccarello is an RFA and the Rangers have around $14 million in cap space.

Buzz: Mats Zuccarello wants a four-year deal (Update: More comments)

Zuccarello17/1/14 | 6:25AM: Zuccarello wants a 3-4 year contract (Nettavisen) and to be rewarded for his strong play as well as give him some “peace of mind” more than just a big salary. (TV2)

He says that he doesn’t want to take all the money and that it’s just as important to play on a “powerful” team. (TV2)

Zuccarello said that he thinks it’s more likely that he and Derick Brassard return because they are RFAs while Benoit Pouliot is a UFA. He said that he hopes all three come back, especially after the Rangers made it clear that they were one of the better lines this season. (Nettavisen)

6/30/14 | 3:53PM: Zuccarello said that he wants to be a Ranger but that he won’t sign a cheap deal. Later on he said that it’s not important for him to hit a “home run” with this contract. He added that the Rangers wouldn’t give him “extra pay” for a down season and that he wants to feel appreciated with this new deal. (VG)

Zuccarello said that Glen Sather’s comments are negotiating tactics and he wants players signed as cheaply as possible.  Zuccarello adds that every time he has been called up he has shown that he can “help” and play well enough. (VG)

Talks have already started and Zuccarello said again that he is hoping for a 3-4 year deal because it would be best for him and for the team.  (VG)

Zuccarello’s agent says that he thinks a deal can be reached quickly. (VG)

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Read: Carl Hagelin and Mats Zuccarello discuss the Brad Richards buyout

Carl Hagelin, Mats ZuccarelloCarl Hagelin and Mats Zuccarello are in Norway for a charity game that Zuccarello put together and the two were asked about the Rangers buyout of Brad Richards.

Hagelin said that the buyout has nothing to do with Richards as a person or player and everything to do with the salary cap. He says that Richards is an “amazing” guy who has helped him a lot. Hagelin said that it’s “sad” but how the business of hockey works. He said that Richards won’t have trouble finding a job. (VG)

Hagelin said that the Rangers were “forced” to make this move to be able to have enough money to sign players like Zuccarello, Anton Stralman, Derick Brassard and Benoit Pouliot. He says that now these players can “get what they deserve.”(VG)

Zuccarello said that Richards is a good teammate, good friend and that losing him is a “shame.” (VG)

Zuccarello said that he doesn’t think much about money but wants to stay with the Rangers and find a way to make it work. (VG)

Tweets: Mats Zuccarello and Carl Hagelin are off to Norway

From Kenny Albert: “Great job by Mats Zuccarello – hosting charity game Friday in Norway to benefit #RightToPlay. Carl Hagelin on hand as well.”

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Buzz: Mats Zuccarello’s agent on Zuccarello’s next contract

6/17/14 | 7:27AM: Zuccarello said that switching teams is not something that he wants to do and he hopes a deal with the Rangers can be found. (TV2)

6/16/14 | 4:50PM: Alain Vigneault said today, “I definitely want Mats to be a training camp next year so I want his contract issues taken care of. He was a big part of our team and got off to a slow start but once he found some chemistry with his teammates he became a big part of our offensive forwards. He is a good young man with good instincts and if he continues to progress he should be a good player for us.” (Rangers)

2:15PM: Mats Zuccarello’s agent Erik Ryman spoke with VG about Zuccarello’s new contract and said that Zuccarello will receive a salary based on his market value. (VG)

He said that he expects discussions on Zuccarello’s new contract to begin soon and Zuccarello would love it to be done as soon as possible. (VG)

It’s been expected that Zuccarello’s contract would be discussed as soon as the Rangers season ended.

Zuccarello is an RFA this summer and coming off a one-year contract worth $1.15 million.

The Rangers qualifying offer for Zuccarello will be $1.15 million.

He can take the Rangers to arbitration.

Zuccarello, 26, had 5 goals and 8 assists in 25 playoff games.

In the regular season he finished 52nd in the league, and led the Rangers, with 59 points.

In his career, he has played 144 games and has 30 goals and 63 assists.

Read: The impact of this playoff run on the free agents/What they all might get

rangers-si-coverLarry Brooks writes that the Rangers deep playoff run may have changed how they approach re-signing their free agents this summer since the values of some players may be too much for them to bring back. (NY Post)

Brooks says that the Rangers players have paid a price to get to the Stanley Cup Final and the management team will have to pay higher prices to keep this group together. (NY Post)

He says that Brian Boyle has shown his value to the team but will be sought after if he goes to UFA on July one. Anton Stralman will need to be paid to avoid free agency, Dominic Moore will need a “tidy” increase to keep, Derick Brassard and Mats Zuccarello will need multi-year deals to avoid arbitration and make them eligible for UFA in 2015. (NY Post)

Brooks says that Marc Staal needs a new contract this summer to prevent the same kind of situation that Ryan Callahan was in last year and to do the same with Chris Kreider so the Rangers don’t go through the same thing they did with Derek Stepan last summer. (NY Post)

On Benoit Pouliot, Brooks says “good question.”  (NY Post)

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Read: Mats Zuccarello didn’t think he took a penalty/things he told the Norway media

Zuccarello on the Ice.jpgIn the third period last night, Jake Muzzin stuck out his leg as Mats Zuccarello was exiting the zone.

Muzzin fell forward and Zuccarello was called for tripping.

On MSG, Zuccarello was asked if it was a fair call and said, “it doesn’t really matter now, you can’t go back and change it. I want to skate by him….”

Al Trautwig said on MSG, “it was a bad call.”

NBC Analysts Keith Jones and Eddie Olczyk both indicated that the tripping call could have gone against Muzzin instead of Zuccarello.

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