We kind of said it all yesterday. And with the picture Larry Brooks paints today about the salary cap, well, it doesn’t appear much more can happen other than signing Marc Staal, Dan Girardi and Brandon Prust unless a cap-clearing trade or other transaction happens first.
The Redden chip—a one-way ticket to Hartford—can be played in September, but not before.
So we wait. There are certainly more free agents out there, though none of the affordable ones would be a huge upgrade over what the Rangers have—mostly second/third line types.
Here’s my column from The Journal News and LoHud.com today (Doodie and I were thinking the same thoughts, as I’m sure others were, when the Boogaard signing went down).
I also want to thank you guys for doing amazing numbers here yesterday. It was good to see so many of the Bonehead regulars come out of their summer hibernation.
It was a long day (I had “lunch” at about 8:30 p.m.) but well worth it.