Did Tyutin hold out until Girardi signed as well? Is there a clause in their contracts that they have to be paired together at all times? Has the team made up T-shirts for the two that says “DPF (Defensive Partners Forever)?
Wow, I just realized that if the rangers sign hossa and dawes to something like 1 mill each and let go of all their UFAs (including or excluding Avery) they will have more than enough $ to sign Hossa and still have extra cap space.
A little high but considering that it's 4 years--it's fine. These are big assets to have locked up--3 solid young defensemen--Staal, Girardi, Tyutin with Sangs, Sauer and maybe Baranka on the way. Got to think we'll sign a veteran or two in the summer.
I would note that Jessiman is also an RFA after the season.