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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