The Post is reporting this morning that the Rangers are immersed in contract extension talks with Michael Nylander, which makes sense on a number of levels.
One, Jaromir Jagr and Martin Straka are on board for at least next season as well, so there’s enough incentive right there to stick around.
And two, the 34-year-old Nylander has six kids — a couple of whom are always bouncing around the Rangers’ dressing room after games — so he probably doesn’t want to deal with moving to a new city and having them argue over who gets the better bedrooms.
Meanwhile, if the Rangers lock up Nylander, the next most pressing question would be Brendan Shanahan for next season, a situation that has certainly grown more complicated over the past month. But if Shanahan proves he’s back to normal after his concussion, my guess is he’ll be back as well.