Rumours of Alex Mogilny heading to the Florida Panthers to join Gary Roberts and Joe Nieuwendyk continue to circulate. General manager Mike Keenan has about $15 million US in cap space remaining, one of the few teams that can afford the $3 million to $4 million Mogilny reportedly is seeking.
The Panthers have no one to play right wing and sun-seeker Mogilny wouldn't mind being in a good climate in a community where many Russian born players have settled. But the state of his surgically repaired hip has scared some other clubs off
I really don't understand why Keenan is going after so many veterans.
Nieuwendyk, Roberts, Gelinas and now Mogilny?
Well, we were the youngest team in the league for 2 years and last year we were second behind Buffalo. The vets Keenan is signing will help guide our young players and hopefully bring some consistency.
I like the Newy, Roberts and Gelinas, I think you can put those three on a line and have great chemistry if you needed to, but the Rangers teams over the years should be proof enough that you can't just sign a bunch of free agents and expect the team to have great chemistry.
Plus their back-up Ahonen, Paul Martin, David Hale, and Colin White with a lil more than $3 million to spend. Elias might not be resigned until December with his Hepatitis (IIRC) depending on how his therapy is goin.