News: Rangers Sign Taylor Pyatt

Darren Dreger is reporting that the New York Rangers have signed Taylor Pyatt to a two-year contract with an average salary of $1.55M per year.

Pyatt had 9 goals and 10 assists for the Phoenix Coyotes last season.

In 2010-11, he recorded 31 points on 18 goals and 13 assists.

Nick Licalzi: Pyatt will be a good addition to the Rangers bottom 6. While he does not address their need for scoring, he will fit right into their black and blue style. Pyatt is coming from the Coyotes who played a game similar to the Rangers and will help to offset the losses of Brandon Prust and potentially Ruslan Fedotenko.





164 comments
idothis2
idothis2

i can't see Revis getting another 16m from the bucs. i think his market will come crashing down to 10-12m a yr.

BDarc23
BDarc23

I think they will probably gived Rex a 1 year extension but who cares? I am a huge Rex fan but why is it a big deal if a coach is in the last year of his deal? Players in all sports do it all the time. If the Jets have a great year then you can reward Rex.

Bernard Mclaughlin
Bernard Mclaughlin

Anybody who wants to know why Rex Ryan will be our Coach for at least the next 5 years and win a sh-tload of games just has to watch the reaction in the clubhouse and the looks on the faces of al the players when Woody announced he' s coming back. Those were pro's coming off an 8-8 season , they didn't make the playoffs and there  was more genuine emotion towards their coach then you see in locker rooms after teams have won Superbowls.  it gives me chills, and then to huddle up and yell "and the home of the JETS", damn I can't wait til next year!

BDarc23
BDarc23

Hasn't Idzik proven that the media doesn't really have a clue about his intentions?

levi
levi

@a57se Play like a Lion? Play like a Buc? Play like a Brown? Nah it just doesnt roll off the tongue. ITS PLAY LIKE A JET BABY AND REX AINT GOING NOWHERE!!!

Brendan
Brendan

@a57se "If he is let go." 


Well, he won't be let go, so what's the point of posting this? The entire piece is speculative based on something that isn't going to happen. 

Brendan
Brendan

@BDarc23 It's just the common practice in the NFL not to leave a coach riding out the final year of his deal. 


I honestly don't get it myself, but that's how almost all the teams deal with that situation. 

Bent
Bent

@Bernard Mclaughlin Was interesting to note guys like Winslow, Cromartie, Lankster and others who might not even be back next year looking just as excited as anyone that he'll be back.

idothis2
idothis2

@a57se@idothis2new gm with a new direction will probably not want that 16m line item. i think they cut the cord. i cant see another team lining up to pay a cb that. Bucs were the last of that breed.

Brendan
Brendan

@BDarc23 Shhh..just let him keep posting snippets that prove nothing. 

Bent
Bent

@Brendan @BDarc23 It's because if the coach happens to have a good year in the last year of their deal, another team can come along and offer him a bunch of money, leaving you with no control over who's available and when.  You might not lose the guy, but you will almost certainly end up having to pay them more than you planned to.

Brendan
Brendan

@levi Hm, that's odd. I've never had that issue. 

levi
levi

@Brendan I wouldnt know because I cant get the darn chat to work for me. It says it will email my password but never happens.

Brendan
Brendan

@levi We were talking about it in the chat yesterday, but I think Dunbar might be one of those guys that's perfectly happy with his current role and doesn't want a greater one. He's definitely had opportunities to interview for DC jobs, at least, and we haven't really heard anything about him shooting for one of those positions. 


I think Dunbar is content as a positional coach and he/Rex REALLY hit it off, as did the DL players. 


I think of all the coaching decisions, Dunbar back as DL coach is the easiest no-brainer decision they have. 

levi
levi

@Brendan Dunbar will definitely have other offers on his table. He may be weighing his options before he accepts an extension. Same with some of the others. BTW I of course want Dunbar back. Hes proven himself with the Vikes and now here but someone may offer him a promotion.

Brendan
Brendan

@levi @a57se I think Rex would draw the line at firing Dunbar, and for good reason. They better not let Dunbar get away, and Dunbar retweeted seemingly 6,000 tweets last night by fans who want him back, so hopefully the team got the message. Dunbar wants to be back and the DL adores him, so they hopefully do the right thing there. 

levi
levi

@a57se Im thinking Rex, Woody and Idzik sit down and discuss the future of the teams coaches as a team. Other than Thurman I dont think Rex would draw the line in the sand with Idzik/woody. Assuming Thurman isnt offered another job else where that is. Rex's coaching tree has done well and the others that are left probably have options to weigh.

Brendan
Brendan

@a57se Sure, I mean, why bother defending your point when you can just ignore anyone questioning it. 

Brendan
Brendan

@a57se I asked you what the point of posting it was, I didn't tell you not to post it.

levi
levi

@Bent For that reason I expect an extension to be coming for Rex. If he takes the team deep into the playoffs with an expiring contract his phone will be ringing off the hook with offers.

levi
levi

@djf1 Thanks and yes it is difficult. haha

djf1
djf1

@levi @Brendan Congrats and best of luck!


Man, trying to keep track of a conversation on livefyre is a difficult task.

Brendan
Brendan

@levi Haha, you know we have no problem going off-topic around here. Good news is news worth sharing, I say. 

levi
levi

@Brendan Thanks I appreciate it. I know this isnt the forum for such topics but I couldnt help it Im as excited as Tebow signing with the Jets.

Brendan
Brendan

@levi Congrats, Levi. 


I am extremely envious given that I'm working under a person who I genuinely cannot stand. I just keep my head down and get through it, but if you're in a partnership with another guy I can see how not getting along with them can be a real strain. 


Good luck moving forward. 

djf1
djf1

@Brendan @a57se I'm not a huge fan of pastrami sandwiches.  I'll take all the other stuff though.

levi
levi

@Brendan OT but as a side note Ive been in business for a while with a partner and just today I signed my first contract without him. Its to difficult working with a guy I can no longer stand to be around. Big step for me and Im pretty happy.

Brendan
Brendan

@levi Yup. We did a specialty elementary school in lower Manhattan and the color schemes were almost identical to those I use in hospitals now. 

levi
levi

As a small construction business owner I can tell you they have done studies on the calming effect of paint schemes and I have painted schools with such colors.

Brendan
Brendan

@djf1 It has a lot to do with the done and hue of the color and less to do with "green." I do construction in hospitals, they all have their "standard" colors that are all light colors that don't stress the eyes. 

djf1
djf1

@Bent @jaygo Also, green is supposed to calm people down.  That's why they paint hospital walls green, or so I've heard.

Joe/Orlando
Joe/Orlando

@levi @Joe/Orlando Yep, that's basically the way I try to behave as well.  I challenge people's ideas here sometimes, but I don't believe I've ever attacked someone personally.  I can't say the same about some posters here.  And some prominent ones at that.


And I agree it is totally possible to respond to Hank in a civil manner, so that a rational, opposing viewpoint is out there for everyone to see, without attacking him personally.

levi
levi

@Joe/Orlando You can respond to Hank or anyone else and still keep it civil. Its the childish name calling that shouldnt be allowed. I personally can get in an intense argument and never resort to that with anyone here. some I choose to ignore because of how they operate but most I enjoy bickering back n forth with.

Joe/Orlando
Joe/Orlando

@Brendan @Joe/Orlando Oh I agree, I've been tempted to respond to people like him myself and I'm pretty steeped in the "ignore" philosophy.  And I don't really expect everyone to ignore trolls because history shows that it's not realistic.  But again, trolls and the joy they bring is a different discussion than being able to disagree respectfully with reasonable posts which was my point.

Brendan
Brendan

@Joe/Orlando I understand what you're saying, but that's all best-case, perfect-world scenarios. 


I know the easy and best answer is to just ignore them, but sometimes Hank and people like him succeed at their goal of getting under people's skin. I'm a passionate Irish/Italian, I can't help it if I get fired up easily :/

Joe/Orlando
Joe/Orlando

@Brendan @Joe/Orlando Oh, I see what you meant.  But still, the answer is no you shouldn't, IMO.  His posts that contain personal attacks should be removed and if he continues to post them in violation of the rules, he should be banned.  Calling him names accomplishes nothing.


Or, you could think of it from a practical standpoint.  In all the years that you and others have responded to Hank's insults, has his behavior changed?  What has been gained except having lowered the signal to noise ratio of this blog?


But again, I'm not talking about interactions with Hank.

Brendan
Brendan

@Joe/Orlando @Brendan  To be clear, Hank comes here and belittles/insults multiple people from TJB commenters to the leaders of the franchise, without thinking twice. So, you still shouldn't say anything to the guy talking crap to your face? 

Joe/Orlando
Joe/Orlando

@Brendan @Joe/Orlando Well, my honest answer would be that people like Hank should be ignored, because I believe he only posts here to generate responses and chaos.  But to answer your question specifically, yes, the philosophy should apply to everyone.  What good does it do to call someone names?  It only makes it appear as if the poster is childish, and has no rational argument to make.


Having said all that, I'm not talking about people interacting with Hank or other trolls.  I'm talking about people being unable to respectfully disagree with comments that are not trolling.  It does happen here and it does not seem to be consistently moderated.  Just my observation.

Bernard Mclaughlin
Bernard Mclaughlin

@a57se@Brendan  Brendan  , why at times I have  disagreed with (not often) does his homework, and does not pretend like others to have a better grasp on the team than the people who make big bucks to run it. he also realizes that 90% of the controversy on this team is fabricated by lazy reporters whose intent is to generate readership and buzz in the most competitive media market in the world . idzik and Woody say they decided to keep Rex a few weeks ago, idzik in front of the team said he's the coach, he and Rex hugged it out. ...Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar. Don't get suckered into being  someone who looks for hidden meaning and intrigue  behind the scenes. it's only there in the minds of the media who make it up as they go along  to outdo each other.  Just try being a fan and loving the team, love the Coach as much as the players do . It's entertainment and Woody would never let Idzik , as an ego thing fire the one marketable thing the Jets have had for awhile, a Coach who bleeds Green and players that will dive though walls for him.,.best example yesterday of why was his defensive line backfield yesterday, those three guys will remember that forever, they got to come out of the trenches and deliver hurt on people. That's why they love their Coach, you should try it too, it's fun!

Brendan
Brendan

@Joe/Orlando Serious question: should this same mindset be applied to people like Hank? 

Joe/Orlando
Joe/Orlando

@Bent I'm not trying to defend 57, and I don't think you read every comment posted here, but I've observed that some of the posters who want to  "make positive contributions to the board" are also some of the first to make a personal attack, and I rarely see this addressed.


If people could stick to "attacking the idea, not the person", I think a lot of the back-and-forth and baiting that is frowned upon would go away.

Brendan
Brendan

@a57se Okay, we'll do this one last time. 


If I have run people off this blog, I'm happy about that. My optimism pisses off self-hating Jets fans, trolls and the like. My factual-based commentary pisses off the insane eye-testers like Hank. If I've forced someone to vacate TJB, it's almost certainly because they didn't like being told their cherished opinion is in all likelihood very, very wrong. 


You seem to think I speak on your comments because I want to influence them, and you couldn't be more misguided. I never, ever expect to change your mind, but I feel it's my obligation to make sure that people on the fence know there is a very real, very different stance to things like your present "Rex might want out if they don't give him what he wants!!!" nonsense. You literally made up an issue to debate it, so while you may find value in that type of discussion, many people see it as pointless fear mongering. 


Haha, and please reference me by name in your SNY letter. I hope you receive a swift response, but I assume you'll be given a cookie-cutter generated email letter thanking you for your comment and to keep coming back to the SNY blog network. 

Bernard Mclaughlin
Bernard Mclaughlin

@Johnsbodybyvi Ledo@Brendan@a57se   This is insane having this discussion. Rex, more than anything in the world wants to coach THE NY JETS, and his players to a man want to be coached by REX RYAN. You have 2-3 young players who will be FA's in the next few years, Coples, Wilkerson, Richardson  they will MAKE Woody keep Rex .

Brendan
Brendan

@jaygo It's been a very systematic approach, starting with Woody using that firm to aid his GM search. It wasn't a big name, it wasn't a flashy name, it was a name almost no one knew, but the people Woody hired came away believing Idzik was the right man to fill the role. It seems that process is indicative of how the Jets have operated in totality this year, they don't want to be the popular kid in class anymore, they just want to be the top ranked student. 


Woody and his minions got wrapped up in the warm spotlight, but have since reset their course and have the right mindset needed from the higher-ups. Very happy with this team's future right now. 

Bent
Bent

@a57se @Bent I know Brendan wants to have on-topic discussions about the Jets and make positive contributions to the board.


You, on the other hand, seem to be deliberately inflammatory on an increasingly regular basis.  If that's not the case, then you are being accidentally inflammatory on a regular basis, so I am making you aware of that fact.


Yesterday was a great day.  Would rather look ahead with optimism not argue needlessly.

Brendan
Brendan

@a57se - Dude, I responded to John since he had stated he wasn't up on all the reading and let him know that this speculation is really just a complete fabrication and the team/GM/head coach are not at odds. Rex isn't leveraging the Browns job to get a 4 year extension, it's all just randomized speculation created by you and your ilk just so we have "something to debate." 


We don't need something to debate all day, every day. We are allowed to simply rejoice in positive things that happen, like Rex being here in 2014 (which you wanted to happen). Is this how you celebrate? By finding new things to harp on? 

Brendan
Brendan

@jaygo Just to clarify, the "this" I referred to when I asked why we're discussing it is this idea that Rex is going to leverage job openings elsewhere to get a long-term extension. 


Rex wants to be the Jets head coach for the rest of his career, that's not just lip service to get Woody Johnson all chubbed up (tee hee). Woody and Idzik clearly want Rex to succeed. The owner and GM were both grinning ear-to-ear yesterday when they let the team know Rex was coming back. 


EVERYONE INVOLVED WANTS THIS GROUPING TO SUCCEED. 


So management wants Rex to shake up his staff? Was the team a juggernaut this year? No, the staff could use some upgrading. And keep in mind this is all speculative, which apparently gives a creative license to shoot off-the-cuff nonsensical ideas out there just because, no matter how illogical or unreasonable they may seem. 


For once in Jetland, everyone is on the same page, and apparently that drives certain fans and media types batty. The owner, the GM, the head coach and all the pieces in between are content, they're happy with the direction the team is headed and they want to finish that journey together. I've been stamping my feet for years about keeping continuity and building a franchise, not just a team, and I'm ecstatic with the steps the team has recently taken to ensure that happens. If people want to sift through mountains of positives to find a negative, that's their prerogative, but you are really stretching if you try to drive a wedge between the front office and Rex. DID YOU SEE IDZIK HUG HIM!? That's not acting, these guys are all-in with each other, and that permeates the entire franchise. 


Can't wait for next year!

Bent
Bent

@a57se Please stop trying to police the blog and get other people in trouble. 

Brendan
Brendan

@a57se I didn't issue a single personal attack in your direction, unless you are saying you're one of those people who create issues just to debate them. 

Brendan
Brendan

@a57se Great, thank you for breaking down the laws of the internet for me once again. 


My point is, when people create issues to debate about them, they're sad, lonely individuals who hate fun, and bassett hound puppies, and boobs, and pastrami sandwiches and all the other good things in this world. 

Brendan
Brendan

@Johnsbodybyvi Ledo And we don't know that he is. That's what is dangerous about these discussions, lot of misinformation flying around. Both Rex and the team want to work something out so he's not a lame duck coach, they will work something out eventually. It's insane to think otherwise, and it's also pointless to create a rift where there isn't one. 

Brendan
Brendan

@a57se Again, why is this even being discussed? The team is not coming anywhere close to this sort of situation. 

ww85
ww85

@a57se @Johnsbodybyvi Ledo He can resign, but the Jets would have to release him from his contract. They can prevent him from working if they want or demand draft picks(from the Lions?).