Buzz: The Rangers may start talking with Anton Stralman about an extension

StralmanThere is a chance that Anton Stralman’s agent and the Rangers begin contract extension talk during the Olympic break. (Daily News)

Stralman said that he considers it to be a “bonus” if the two sides talk during the season and that he doesn’t expect anything to happen until he hears otherwise. (Daily News)

Dave Maloney said on Hockey Night Live, “the best defenseman since day 1, the most consistent believe it or not has been Anton Stralman. That probably cost Michael Del Zotto his career in NY. Del Zotto couldn’t supplant him to be a top four defense.

Marty Biron said, “Stralman loves the game and we used to call him Mr. Casual because he would make a mistake in the first period and say, ‘eh, that’s all right, I’ll get in in the third, don’t worry about me. He just skates around, no pressure.”

Billy Suede
Billy Suede

agreed. steady, chips in on the offence and doesn't hurt you on defence. these are the guys you keep if you can. already knows the system, is comfortable and saves you the trouble and having to replace him later.