Lots of news on the second day of the draft, and only some of it has to do with who the Rangers picked.
Among the nuggets:
<li>The Rangers might not want to let Jaromir Jagr go after all, “reports John Dellapina”:http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/hockey/rangers/2008/06/21/2008-06-21_rangers_want_jaromir_jagr_to_stay.html.
<li>What is becoming increasingly clear is “the tumultuous Sean Avery Era in New York is drawing to a close”:http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/hockey/rangers/2008/06/21/2008-06-21_rangers_on_verge_of_letting_sean_avery_g.html.
<li>Larry Brooks reports the Rangers have been given the OK to “negotiate with free agent defenseman Brian Campbell”:http://www.nypost.com/seven/06222008/sports/rangers/rangers_given_ok_to_talk_to_campbell_116657.htm.
<li>If the Jagr talks go nowhere, there’s always Marian Hossa, who “said he is going to test the free agent market”:http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=3455558 despite an offer from the Penguins.
<li>And last but not least, congratulations to Suffern twins Justin and Drew Daniels, who were selected in the third and seventh round of the draft respectively by San Jose. The Journal News’ Jeff Gold “has that story”:http://www.lohud.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080622/SPORTS02/806220356/-1/SPORTS.
The Rangers are expected to bring in all their draft selections for a prospect minicamp at the MSG Training Center this week. My plan is to check in from there tomorrow…