John Moore had a “trying season” with the Rangers last year

John MooreJohn 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. (

Moore said that it was frustrating to find consistency with the Rangers “loaded blue line” and noted that the season was “trying” for him. (

He added that he didn’t always like what Vigneault had to say, “but I respected him for at least talking with me.” (

Moore was not qualified by the Coyotes but signed a three-year deal with the Devils yesterday worth $1.67 million.


What Emerson Etem said about joining the Rangers

EtemEmerson Etem spoke on Wednesday about joining the Rangers (MSG):

  • “I am overwhelmed, excited, it’s obviously the biggest stage that you can get. It’s something that I have always been excited about. I am a big city kid, I’m from Long Beach but LA is right there. It suits me in that area and I have just taken a tour of the facility and it’s top notch. I am just excited and taking it day by day.”

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Rangers sign forward Luke Adam

Luke AdamThe Rangers have signed forward Luke Adam.

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.

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John Tortorella on Marty St. Louis’ career and whether he would make a comeback

John Tortorella was on Sportsnet 590 this morning and spoke about Marty St. Louis:

  • “I’ll tell ya, I have never coached a more determined and if I can use the word defiant. Early on he was told no and played fourth line minutes. Not picked in the expansion draft, all those things. He became more determined and that determination turned him into an All-Star and a star in our game. It’s a great story, not just for hockey but for people in general and how you handle situations and for the smaller stature players he is a great role model. If you think you can do it, it doesn’t matter what your build is, what is going on, it’s what is inside of you.”

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Viktor Stalberg, Raphael Diaz and Jayson Megna all have one-way contracts

Rangers MuralViktor 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.