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04-02-2013, 10:11 PM
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The acquisition of Clowe and his salary-cap hit ($3.625 million) could cause a chain reaction that would result in the departure of Brian Boyle or others. Boyle, a 6-7 center, scored 32 goals in the past two seasons but has only one this season, in which he has sometimes seemed lost without his former linemate Prust.

“It’s weird — you follow along, and you hope you don’t hear your name,” Boyle said. “I’m sure there are some guys around the league who want to hear their name, but not me, not us. I want to stay here.”

Rumors abounded Tuesday that the Rangers would deal forward Marian Gaborik to San Jose or Boston — a trade that would certainly qualify as a blockbuster. However, Gaborik, who has scored 30 or more goals in seven seasons but has only nine this season, carries a salary-cap hit of $7.5 million.

With the league salary cap dropping by about 9 percent next season, there seemed little interest in such an expensive forward who is playing far below his past level.

2 40 goal seasons in the last 4 seasons.

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