New York Rangers Free Agency Breakdown

July 1st, 2010 by Matthew Calamia Leave a reply »
Let's face it. Every Ranger fan in their right mind knew that today would not be like 2007 or 2009, when Glen Sather signed up every top free agent on the market.

We did hope, however, that it would not be like 2008, when he re-signed Michael Roszival and inked Wade Redden to arguably the worst contract in the game today.

For the most part, Sather stuck to the plan of focusing on bringing back players who made a difference last season, while not doing anything too crazy in a very shallow market.

Just minutes after 12 p.m., word leaked that they had signed backup goalie Martin Biron for two years for $1.75 million. A great signing, filling in the main void on the team. You cannot have Henrik Lundqvist start 70-plus games a season and still expect him to be sharp come April and beyond. I personally would have liked to see Johan Hedberg, a career Ranger killer, get signed, but it wouldn't have been at that price.

Soon after, Erik Christensen came to his senses and accepted a Ranger offer of $1.95 million over two years. Rangers brass expects him to improve next season, and he will most likely play alongside Marian Gaborik on the top lin ...

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