Sather did a bang up job letting Avery go. He was a Fan Favorite and a great pest. But that can be replaced for less. and that will be put towards other wholes that we need to fill. The Zherdev Deal helps the Offense that we needed with Shanny and Jags out. I really like the Voros signing and Rangers fans will def enjoy him. The Redden signing not only helped our Defense, but also our offense in allowing Sather to part with Toots to get a Young and cheaper Zherdev instead of breakin the bank more with a UFA.
With this trade plus assuming several players would end up at AHL (Pock, Mike Sauer, Hollweg of the wrold) when season begins, NYR has $10.7 million left in cap space. We have no one playing as 3rd pair of D. Do we have Jagr? Or Slat is going after Cheechoo??