New York Rangers: Who Stays and Who Goes?

June 10th, 2010 by Matthew Calamia Leave a reply »
Each off-season, the New York Rangers make some sort of splash in the free agent market. Unfortunately, it isn't always the right kind of splash.

Over the past couple seasons, they've signed high-profile free agents like Scott Gomez, Chris Drury, and — if you can call him that — Wade Redden.

None have worked out, with Gomez even being dealt in order to sign another big name in Marian Gaborik. Fortunately, for the Rangers and General Manager Glen Sather, Gaborik worked out and had the best season of his career.

For the first time since the lockout, you won't be seeing the Rangers making headlines this summer. Sather told the New York Post 's Larry Brooks that they will be looking to the draft and their farm system this season, rather than the market. For that, Glen, I applaud you.

The Blueshirts are left, however, with many players whose contracts will be expiring come July 1. Some should stay, and some should go, and I'm here to tell you who.

We'll start at the top with Olli Jokinen, who was acquired at last season's trade deadline. The Finnish center made $5.5 million last season and won't be accepting much of ...

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