Fifteen minutes into free agency and things are really not going well for the Rangers. Pierre LeBrun reports that the Rangers are officially out on Anton Stralman, which sucks especially since Christian Ehrhoff took a remarkably below value deal of just one year and $4M to play with the Penguins next year. Mark Fayne is also off the board, he signed a four year deal with the Oilers. The Rangers appear to have Dan Boyle left as “their guy”, which really sucks.
Oh and did I mention that Benoit Pouliot took all the money and signed a 5 year $20M deal with the Oilers?
Another guy high on my wish list was Manny Malhotra, but he is also off the board signing a one year, $850K deal with the Canadiens.