[Breaking down the plausibility of the week’s biggest rumor.]
The thing that’s weird about the New York Rangers is how little they’d done this summer.
They’ve made just three signings, all on July 1, and the players they acquired are, shall we say, gambles. Adam Clendening, Nathan Gerbe, and Michael Grabner are all the money they’ve spent.
And for a team like the Rangers, that usually makes sense. They’re pretty capped-out as a general rule, and that (plus an institutional disregard for his play) is the reason why Keith Yandle was allowed to walk before unrestricted free agency even began.
Of course, you can go to their General Fanager page and see that they have more than $9 million to spend, and you might get a little confused, but it’s pretty clear they’re ramping up to sign a number of RFAs to contracts they expect to be somewhat sizable. Among the guys they need to re-sign right now: Chris Kreider, Kevin Hayes and Dylan McIlrath. That’s going to eat up aRead More »from Huge if True: Will the Rangers do anything this summer?