Marty St. Louis

Martin St. Louis announces his retirement

Marty St. Louis has announced his retirement from the NHL in a statement sent out by the Rangers.

St. Louis said in the statement, “I have been blessed to play for 16 years in the NHL; it has been an amazing ride. I would like to thank the Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Rangers organizations and owners for providing me the opportunity to play the sport I love for so many years.  I could have never played for so long or accomplished all that I have without the unwavering love and support from my wife, Heather, our three sons, Ryan, Lucas, and Mason, and my parents.”

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What the Rangers cap situation is after Day 1 of Free Agency

MSG RangersWith the Rangers signings of Viktor Stalberg and Rapheal Diaz yesterday, the Rangers have about $10.8 million in cap space. (Hockey’s Cap)

The Rangers still need to sign Derek Stepan, Jesper Fast, Emerson Etem and JT Miller to fill out their regular group of forwards.

Stepan is expected to command upwards of $6 million while it’s been said that Miller ($874,130), Etem ($850,500) and Fast ($850,500) will all end up playing on their qualifying offers.

With those four players signed at those numbers the Rangers would have $2.2 million in cap space. (Hockey’s Cap)


The main thing that changes with Jeff Gorton taking over as GM

Gorton 1Jeff Gorton said on his conference call yesterday that “not a lot is changing” with his move from assistant GM to GM and Glen Sather’s move from GM to President.

Gorton did say that the one thing that is changing is “I will have the final decision on players.”

He added, “we have a really good staff with a lot of good people in place. To have someone like Glen in our corner to bounce things off and talk to about what we are thinking. That is obviously a benefit to me and everyone here.”

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