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05-31-2012, 05:04 AM
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Regarding Free agents

I would think the Sather brass would be interested in looking into discussions with the following FA players to NYR:

Zach Parise - small chance IMO, Rangers cannot swallow another big long term deal without getting rid of one. Winds up in Detroit, Minnesota or stays put.
Shane Doan - probably stays in desert
Ray Whitney - would be great addition on short deal - but not very likely
Ryan Smyth - one year at around 3 M as backup plan to add depth scoring - why not?
Teemu Selšnne - pipedream
Brad Boyes - possibly a 3rd option...Big chance
Dustin Penner - nope, Torts would take away his IHOP vouchers
Alexander Semin - hope not, but might happen on a one year deal
PAP - ship has most likely sailed, some bad blood there I believe
Jaromir Jagr - I would hope so aS a great stopgap 3rd line RW alternative - but methinks Sather not interested
David Jones - not really that interested as I believe he might be Chris Higgins 2 and will cost excessive $$$ as FA
Michael Samuelsson - veteran with offensive upside, injury problems say NO
Kristian Huselius - see Michael Samuelsson

Ryan Suter - pipe dream (unless Girardi or Staal + is traded for Bobby Ryan... Then maybe yes). Probably headed to DRW
Jason Garrisson - great shot but their will be suitors driving up $$$, too expensive IMO
Corey Sarich - maybe on a short contract
Hal Gill - see Corey Sarich

Slim pickings to fill NYR needs and stay within cap for reasonable time.

But I could see three possible pickups for The Rangers in FA - if the stars are in alignment:
  • One of Whitney/Smyth/Jagr - short term
  • One of Gaustad/Kelly/Moen/konopka/tootoo ( maybe add One of the last three names esp. if Prust costs too much & walks)
  • One of Sarich/Gil - short term

Elaborate please

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