When we met with Tom Renney earlier, I asked him if he had spoken to any other players today—the coach said he texted with Jaromir Jagr—and he mentioned that he had spoken to Jason Strudwick.
I honestly thought Renney was just wishing Strudwick luck in his future endeavors, whatever they might be: signing with another team, returning to Europe, challenging my empire as a Rangers blogger. I never thought the Rangers were actually going to re-sign him.
But they did. I don’t know the terms, or the exact reasoning. But it does suggest the Rangers might have signed Strudwick on the cheap while they shop around some of their higher-priced defenseman.
Do I know this for a fact? No. But given the events of the past few days, it’s a possibility.
Meanwhile, all smiles at the Training Center. Scott Gomez spoke about 100 words for about every one word that Chris Drury uttered. But that’s as advertised. I can live with that.
I’ll have more later….