Too Many Players, Too Few Spots?

July 4th, 2010 by Matthew Calamia Leave a reply »
The Rangers have been pretty busy since July 1, the first day of free agency. Although their moves have been under the radar, they have been filling out their roster quite well. Did they forget that there is a roster limit?

Glen Sather may have his hands full coming into training camp. Prospects Evgeny Grachev and Dale Weiss are said to be NHL ready. It would be difficult not to offer them spots on the roster after all these years of development. 

Recent re-signings Erik Christensen, Vinny Prospal, and Brandon Prust are all but locks to make the team. There are three more spots not available.

When Jody Shelley skipped town for grimier pastures in Philladelphia, Sather went out and scooped up Derek Boogaard to replace him. One more spot gone. 

Mats Zuccarello-Aasen, the Norwegian Hobbit, also signed a contract with the Rangers in May, and is expected to be the team's second-line right winger.

Derek Stepan, the Rangers' second-round draft pick in 2008, signed a professional contract last week with New York, and is said to be NHL ready. Another spot gone? See the pattern?

Let's take it one at a time. Fir ...

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