New York Rangers GM Glen Sather was blunt when discussing a resolution to restricted free agent Michael Del Zotto's contract.
"He'll come to his senses," Sather said. "Our offer is what it is. You can't negotiate against yourself." The 22-year-old defenseman is coming off his entry-level deal and doesn't have arbitration rights. This assessment supports a report last month that the two sides were far apart in their contract talks, but for now Sather and the players are more concerned with agreeing to a new CBA.