John Moore was told by the Rangers coaching staff last year that he had to be more consistent and that he was always communicating with head coach Alain Vigneault. (NHL.com)
He added that he didn’t always like what Vigneault had to say, “but I respected him for at least talking with me.” (NHL.com)
Moore was not qualified by the Coyotes but signed a three-year deal with the Devils yesterday worth $1.67 million.
Emerson Etem spoke on Wednesday about joining the Rangers (MSG):
Adam, 25, is 6-2, 205 and played last year with Springfield and Rochester in the AHL.
He has 15 goals and 11 assists in 90 career NHL games and last season had 16 goals and 26 assists in the AHL.
He was a second round pick of Buffalo in 2008.
John Tortorella was on Sportsnet 590 this morning and spoke about Marty St. Louis:
Viktor Stalberg, Raphael Diaz and Jayson Megna all signed one-way deal with the Rangers on Wednesday. (Andrew Gross)
Stalberg’s deal is worth $1.1 million, Diaz is worth $700,000 and Megna’s is worth $600,00. (Andrew Gross)
A one-way contract does not preclude a team from placing that player on waivers and sending the player to Hartford. If a player on a one-way deal is sent to Hartford he receives the same salary that he would at the NHL level.
Diaz and Megna could both be sent down to the AHL with no impact to the Rangers salary cap while if Stalberg were to be sent down, the Rangers have have a charge of $175,000 because his salary is over $925,000.