New York Rangers Should Get Alexander Frolov for Added Scoring Punch

July 20th, 2010 by Sean Hartnett Leave a reply »
The New York Rangers were never serious contenders to sign any of the most coveted free agents this summer.  The albatross contracts of Chris Drury and Wade Redden have weighed heavily on the Rangers ability to compete in the free agent market.

Rangers GM Glenn Sather must work under tight salary cap constraints due to his past failed acquisitions.  Re-signing Václav Prospal for a bargain $1.0 million as the forward had a productive season scoring 58 points.  Despite the return of Prospal, New York needs another proven scorer to take some of the goal-scoring burden off of Marián Gáborík.

Simon Gagné would have been an ideal addition but the Rangers were beaten out by the Tampa Bay Lightning.  Still, some attractive options remain for the Blueshirts namely Alexander Frolov.

The Rangers would wise to attempt to sign Frolov as he is a talented scorer who has shown that he can grab 30 goals in a good season.  Frolov had become a bit of an enigma in his final years with the Kings but his potential remains a sought-after asset. 

Gáborík carried the same under- ...

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