The JT Miller situation heading into free agency

JT MILLERLarry Brooks says that the Rangers are “going to be more concerned” that JT Miller will receive an offer sheet than they are with the other aspects of free agency starting at 12PM. (NY Post)

Brooks says that the Rangers have Miller penciled in to play for his qualifying offer of $874,130 because he lacks leverage, unless presented with an offer sheet, without arbitration rights. (NY Post)

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Jeff Gorton on the Cam Talbot trade and if the Rangers wanted more

TalbotJeff Gorton said that the Rangers wanted to move Cam Talbot because he is a UFA after next season and they could use him to recoup some of the picks they have traded the last few years.

Gorton said , “we felt like it was something that we had to do. At the end of the day we got a deal that we are happy with the picks we got and who we selected. At times it looks liked it might have been a better deal but it didn’t manufacture that way. We took a deal that we thought was the best deal that we could make at that time.”

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Oscar Lindberg is ready for the NHL

Oscar LindbergJeff Beukeboom was on the Rangers Blue Line Podcast recently and said that Oscar Lindberg is a player that “everyone” is expecting to be in the NHL and with the Rangers next year.

Gordie Clark said that Lindberg was the best player for Hartford in the playoffs and that “he is definitely going to be getting a crack at the NHL lineup.” (NYR)

Lindberg has improved in each season since being traded to the Rangers and “is more active, engaged and shooting the puck a lot more than in the past.” (Dobber Hockey Prospect Guide)

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Marty St. Louis isn’t ready to retire/isn’t coming back to the Rangers

Marty6/30/15 | 1:14PM: Pierre LeBrun says that Marty isn’t sure whether his career will continue or not at this point. (ESPN)

He said that a lot will depend upon what he is offered and how his family feels about it. (ESPN)

St. Louis is training and working out as if he is going to play next season and he is aware that he may have to take his time and wait before deciding. (ESPN)

10:16AM: The Penguins are not expected to pursue St. Louis when free agency opens tomorrow. (Molinari)

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