Monday, July 02, 2007

The Rangers Transformation

It didn't take long after the salary cap went up that the Rangers starting spending again. They locked up both Scott Gomez and Chris Drury on July 1. The Rangers dropped over $14 million a year for quite some time. With these two centres, the Rangers are now a lean, mean scoring machine. When they sign up Henrik Lundqvist, they'll be from top to bottom, one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference.

With all this new scoring, the Rangers will be a popular team in the hockey pools everywhere. As of right now, the Rangers look a little like this:

Martin Straka

Scott Gomez

Jaromir Jagr

Sean Avery *

Chris Drury

Matt Cullen

Marcel Hossa *

Blair Betts

Petr Prucha *

Colton Orr

Ryan Callahan

Ryan Hollweg

Michal Roszival

Paul Mara

Marek Malik

Fedor Tyutin

Thomas Pock

Marc Staal

Henrik Lundqvist *

Steve Valiquette

* indicates Restricted Free Agent

The Rangers are still expected to sign Brendan Shanahan in the coming days and they will still shop around looking for another Top Six forward and Top Four defenseman. The Rangers still have some cap space to work with and they do like to spend all their monies.

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