If the Rangers don't want to give up any assets, an off season comprised of signing Doan, Konopka, and a Dman like Allen will be a good step forward. Only problem is I don't see Sather waiting until July 8th to see what Doan wants to do while other options are signed or traded in the mean time.
Ideally I'd like to see the Rangers trade fir Ryan and then sign Doan a couple days later. That's a pipedream though.
Shane Doan is not leaving phx unless they do. Parise is going to be offered the moon and stars by Minnesota. Suter does not want to come east as been said many times. So we r down to Semin, Jagr, Whitney, and a whole bunch of nothing. Either we make a trade for a top 6 guy, or we pretty much go into next year with the same team and same issues like it or not
Sauer and Gaborik will be on IR to start the season
Stralman and MDZ are qualified, Stralmans return is uncertain though
Erixon may graduate
We will sign at least 4 Fwds and 2 defenseman this offseason. Whether or not they were previously Rangers property or not I do not know... Do not see any graduating players (other than aforementioned Erixon) onto the NYR opening night roster as of now...
Another question, anyone see an offer sheet for mDZ appearing if he is offered 2 m?
Once howson comes off his high horse, Nash would actually be cheaper than Ryan though in either case someone like stepan would have to go the other way. And no I'm not advocating that just pointing out the reality of the situation