New York Rangers Day One Free Agency Recap

July 1st, 2010 by Greg Caggiano Leave a reply »
The New York Rangers may or may not be done for the night, but in all likelihood, we will have to wait until tomorrow before we see any more moves. Today was an exciting day for free agency. It was not as hectic as in years past, but controlled. It seemed that early on, announcements of signings were coming at a nice even pace. That made it really easy for us writers to cover what was going on.

The Rangers made the first splash of the day when they inked goaltender Martin Biron at 12:01pm to a two year deal worth $1.8 million. This was a great move by Sather, who addressed this team’s biggest need right off the bat. Speculation was rampant leading up until noon that it would happen, and it did. Biron had been given permission last night by the Islanders to talk to other teams. Biron has since told the press he wants to push Lundqvist, and be a solid insurance policy as backup goalie. (My article on Biron )

Then came the biggest shocker of the day. Jody Shelley, who most expected would re-sign with the Rangers, fled to Philadelphia for three years at $1.1 million per. The Rangers then went and jumped on Derek Boogaard and gave him a four ...

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