Phil Posted August 21, 2019 Share Posted August 21, 2019 DeAngelo?s agent, Pat Brisson, and Lemieux?s representative, Claude Lemieux, politely declined to provide updates on talks between their respective clients and the Rangers. The same holds true for New York management. At this point, though, it does not appear that the Rangers are inclined to move off their initial bids. That means that DeAngelo and Lemieux, each of whom play with a necessary jagged edge not necessarily prevalent throughout the roster, have only two means of leverage. One is to withhold service and not play, which wouldn?t seem to represent much of an option at all for two guys who have yet to make their mark in the NHL but are in line to get that opportunity this season. They could play in Europe but would face the exact same scenario upon returning. And though their absences would hurt the Rangers, it is far-fetched to expect management to cave as a consequence. The players? other alternative is to attempt to attract an offer sheet ? or at least a credible threat of one ? that would force general manager Jeff Gorton?s hand. Neither DeAngelo nor Lemieux is in especially prime position to cash in, but the compensation return for players at their respective pay grades is light, so that works in the players? favor. The Rangers would receive no compensation as return on an unmatched offer sheet of $1,395,053 or below and only a third-rounder for an unmatched offer sheet of between $1,395,053.01 and $2,113,716. https://nypost.com/2019/08/21/limited-options-for-tony-deangelo-brendan-lemieux-in-rangers-contract-standoffs/ Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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