NHL Free Agency
After just one day of the NHL’s annual spending spree, the natural impulse for Islanders fans is to roll their eyes and mutter to their friends that, as usual, there’s nothing to see here. Well, they’d be wrong.
Zach Parise is expected to announce his next team on Monday. Sean Hartnett breaks down the cases for each team in the ‘Parise sweepstakes.’
The Rangers filled the void left by Brandon Prust by signing enforcers Aaron Asham and Michael Haley.
The Islanders signed two free agents on Sunday, forward Brad Boyes and defenseman Matt Carkner.
Former Ranger John Mitchell agreed to a two-year deal with the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday.
The Rangers missed out on free agent defenseman Justin Schultz who is set to join the Edmonton Oilers.
Backup goaltender Martin Biron signed a new deal to remain with the Rangers for another two years on Friday.
Martin Brodeur’s off-season has taken a strange twist as he’s hired agent Pat Brisson and is ready to test free agent waters.
The Islanders have had a cap floor budget for almost a year now. WFAN’s B.D. Gallof has learned that the bridles of that budget might be less restrictive for some free agency targets.
The Pittsburgh Penguins dramatically shook up their roster and created enough cap space to become clear frontrunners to sign Zach Parise.
As it has become tradition, the Rangers are in search of offense, perhaps some grit and a puck moving defenseman. However, this group of free agents is thin. Here are the players I think the Rangers should and will pursue.
The Rangers are not in need of a dramatic shake-up. But when free agency comes around, you never know how things will unfold.
The Predators traded right wing Andreas Thuresson for forward Brodie Dupont. Both are restricted free agents with little NHL experience.
The New York Islanders have agreed to terms on a two-year contract with center Marty Reasoner.