Earlier today, Carp from Rangers Report sent out some tweets saying that there was not an imminent deal between the Rangers and Michael Del Zotto on a new contract.
He added that even though the Rangers can’t officially sign Del Zotto until Saturday, when the CBA is ratified by the players, the two sides are not close on money.
The Fourth Period spoke with Del Zotto’s agent Mark Guy who said that the talks were “ongoing.”
They write that Del Zotto is believed to be looking for between $3 and $4 million per season on a multi-year deal.
It has been written before that Del Zotto is seeking more than $3 million per season.
The offers from the Rangers to Del Zotto have reportedly varied from between $1.75 million to $2.5 million during different stages of the negotiations.
Back in September, Glen Sather said that the Rangers would not negotiate against themselves and that Del Zotto would “come to his senses.”