The free-agent signing period opens at noon.
I know, the Rangers don’t have much cap space at all because they decided to keep Brad Richards rather than buy him out.
They still have a whole bunch of RFAs to re-sign, especially Ryan McDonagh, Derek Stepan, Carl Hagelin and probably Mats Zuccarello and Justin Falk, with an eye on a new deal for Henrik Lundqvist.
The Rangers, because of the Richards decision, are more likely to lose free agents today, i.e. Ryane Clowe—not sure they’d be bringing him back anyway after two concussions in a short period of time, the expected long-term, high-priced deal it would take to retain him, and the higher draft pick they’d have to give San Jose if they do re-sign him.
So it looks as if the Rangers are going to be spectators today.
Yet something, just a gut feel maybe, or a guess, tells me Glen Sather will do something of significance, that he isn’t going to go into next season with a new coach and virtually the same cast of players who were eliminated in Boston on May 25.
We’ll be here all day long for discussion, of course.
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