The lack of activity thus far certainly suggested as much, and Larry Brooks reports today that “the Rangers have no intention of signing any of the team’s big free agents before July 1.”:http://www.nypost.com/sports/rangers/rangers.htm
That means Jaromir Jagr, Sean Avery, Brendan Shanahan, Michal Rozsival, and Martin Straka would all be free to solicit offers from other teams, although Brooks also notes that Sather still might make overtures to both Jagr and Shanahan. Either way it doesn’t sound like Avery is part of any plan, a decision that is likely to alienate the left wing’s many fans in New York.
Among some other nuggets from the story:
A lot to decipher here. I have my own opinions, which I’ll share later…