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Sports Report: Rangers, Chris Kreider to discuss extension

12:41  07 february  2020
12:41  07 february  2020 Source:   prohockeyrumors.com

Chris Kreider, Rangers not negotiating contract as trade deadline looms

  Chris Kreider, Rangers not negotiating contract as trade deadline looms With only a month to go before the NHL’s trade deadline, Chris Kreider says that there have been no negotiations between the forward and the New York Rangers. The post Chris Kreider, Rangers not negotiating contract as trade deadline looms appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.With only a month to go before the NHL’s trade deadline, the Rangers sliding down the standings, and Kreider an impending unrestricted free agent with high value on the rental market, the lack of negotiations is significant.

New York Rangers forward Chris Kreider is considered the top rental player on the market and has been for some time. Yet, through it all the Rangers TSN’s Pierre LeBrun reports that Gorton and Kreider ’s agent, Matt Keator, will sit down within the next few days to discuss a contract extension .

The Rangers have made it their "priority" to sign Chris Kreider to an extension rather than trade him, according to a Friday afternoon report from Larry Brooks of the New York It carried into Monday when LeBrun said that the Rangers and Kreider 's representatives were still discussing an extension .

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New York Rangers forward Chris Kreider is considered the top rental player on the market and has been for some time. Yet, through it all the Rangers have maintained that they would like to re-sign their All-Star winger. It seems GM Jeff Gorton has finally decided that it’s time to talk details if the two sides are going to work out a deal ahead of the February 24th NHL Trade deadline.

TSN’s Pierre LeBrun reports that Gorton and Kreider’s agent, Matt Keator, will sit down within the next few days to discuss a contract extension. LeBrun thinks that it could be a tough extension to work out given Kreider’s status as arguably the second-best potential free agent this summer behind only Arizona’s Taylor Hall.

Assessing the trade candicacy of Canadiens' Ilya Kovalchuk

  Assessing the trade candicacy of Canadiens' Ilya Kovalchuk Kovalchuk has experienced a renaissance in Montreal, and that combined with his manageable contract make him a prime trade candidate.There was plenty of anticipation when Ilya Kovalchuk announced he wanted to return to the NHL after five straight years in the KHL. The former star wanted another crack at a Stanley Cup title but made the mistake of signing a contract with the Los Angeles Kings (a three-year, $18.75M deal), who were hoping for one more title run. Between the team’s struggles and Kovalchuk’s inability to fit into the Kings’ lineup, he bottomed out this year, even being asked to sit out before finally being placed on unconditional waivers.

After a report Friday afternoon said that the Rangers made Chris Kreider their 'priority' to extend ahead of Monday's 3 p.m. NHL trade deadline, they are The Rangers and Kreider 's representatives were unable to agree on a contract extension as of Sunday evening, making the two sides head for a

Rangers ' 'priority' is to sign Chris Kreider to extension before NHL trade deadline: report . Monday's 3 p.m. trade deadline nears with the two sides appearing Rangers , Chris Kreider still talking contract extension ahead of NHL trade deadline: report . Multiple teams have shown interest in trading for the

In a weak market, Kreider could capitalize more on a bidding war than he likely would be able to re-signing with New York before testing the waters. However, the career Ranger may also see that he is on an up-and-coming team and wish to stay at the right price.

Gorton and Keator will discuss what that number might be in the coming days and a decision on Kreider’s future, one way or another, will be made within the coming weeks.

  • He may be 39 and noticeably declining with each season, but the Anaheim Ducks remain interested in bringing back veteran goaltender Ryan Miller for another year. That is, if he wants to play another year. The Orange County Register’s Elliott Teaford writes that Miller has earned the ability to decide how his career will end. Despite his struggles this season, Miller would have value on the trade market if the Ducks were to make him available, but Teaford believes that he will have the final say on a potential move. Miller could decline the opportunity to play for a playoff team down the stretch, as he did last season. He could also accept the trade with the knowledge that he would be welcomed back to Anaheim as a free agent this summer. Miller may also land with a legitimate Cup contender and decide to call it a career after a long playoff run. Or Miller may just stay in Anaheim and revisit his options in the off-season. While a decision on where Miller will play for the rest of the season must be made within the next few weeks ahead of the trade deadline, there is still time to consider his future beyond this season. The cushy role of backup to workhorse John Gibson in sunny Southern California is not a bad way for Miler to continue his career into his 40’s.
  • A notable AHL rookie signed an extension on Tuesday. Former Brown and Boston University forward Max Willman signed on for another year with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, the team announced. Willman, 24, played five seasons of college hockey, a tenure extended by a senior season at Brown lost to injury. While Willman struggled to get back to full strength with BU last season, he still managed to make enough of an impression on the Philadelphia Flyers to earn a deal with their affiliate. Willman looked like his old self to begin the year, scoring at a point-per-game pace with the ECHL’s Reading Royals. Since being called up to Lehigh, he has three goals and five points in 15  games. The Cape Cod native works hard and plays a smart game and if he can stay healthy and continue to improve, it is not out of the realm of possibility that he could one day be signing an NHL contract.

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Report: Kreider atop 8 teams' trade wish lists

  Report: Kreider atop 8 teams' trade wish lists Chris Kreider is in high demand. Eight teams have informed the New York Rangers they have the winger at the top of their respective wish lists ahead of the Feb. 24 trade deadline, reports The Athletic's Pierre LeBrun. The Rangers are reportedly seeking a return for Kreider equal to what they received for Kevin Hayes at last year's trade deadline. The Winnipeg Jets sent New York a first-round pick and forward Brendan Lemieux in that deal. Like Kreider, Hayes was a pending unrestricted free agent, though he plays a more coveted position at center.Kreider is expected to be the top rental target as the deadline approaches.

The Rangers and Kreider 's representatives were unable to agree on a contract extension as of Sunday evening, making the two sides head for a The Rangers have made it their "priority" to sign Chris Kreider to an extension rather than trade him, according to a Friday afternoon report from

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