Harrison Mooney

  • Rangers avoid arbitration with Derick Brassard, agree to five-year, $25 million deal

    Harrison Mooney at Puck Daddy5 days ago

    Proving once again that nothing gets a deal done like an impending arbitration hearing, the New York Rangers and RFA Derick Brassard have agreed to terms on a new deal.

    It's a five-year contract that will pay Brassard $25 million total, for a cap hit of $5 million. The year-to-year breakdown isn't quite that simple, however. The 26-year-old will earn the bulk of the money up front, with $7 million coming to him next season, $6 million in 2015-16, $5 million the following year, and then $3.5 million in the final two years of the deal to bring that all important average annual salary down.

    The deal is a huge win for Brassard's camp. Heck, it's even a little more than they were asking yesterday, according to Elliotte Friedman:

    Brassard requests $4.95M. NYR counter is $3.825M

    The two sides were only $1.1 million apart then, and with arbitration looming, it was the Rangers who caved, apparently kicking in an extra $50,000 for Brassard's troubles.  

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  • Grandparents allege L.A. Kings ruined their sex life in lawsuit: report

    Harrison Mooney at Puck Daddy8 days ago

    The L.A. Kings have been on a roll of late, with two Stanley Cups in the last three seasons (and two in the last two  full seasons, if you want to make it seem even better while simultaneously disrespecting the Chicago Blackhawks).

    But that roll stops now. The Kings are reportedly being sued by two grandparents for ruining their sex life. Cut that out, Kings, and for shame!

    So how did it happen? Are the Kings applying the same stifling defensive pressure in the bedroom of Trina and Dino Adam, the couple behind the suit, that they apply on the ice? Perhaps Darryl Sutter is just standing over the bed making faces? Maybe Dino feels he can't compete with Jeff Carter and his frosted tips? 

    None of the above. From TMZ:

    The people behind the allegations are Trina and Dino Adam -- who claim they were at the L.A. Kings Icetown sports center in Riverside, CA back in January for their granddaughter's birthday party. 

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