The Lightning picked up another Rangers player today by signing Brian Boyle to a three year, $6 million contract. Boyle allegedly wanted to leave New York to search for more playing time. But as Raw Charge points out, Boyle likely slots in on the Lightning’s fourth line. Boyle’s wife is apparently from the Tampa Bay though and he is believed to have been offered more by the Maple Leafs.
It’s another frustrating turn of events for the Rangers. Boyle earned about a $1 million less per year than I initially thought he would. The $2 million cap hit he received from the Lightning is pretty reasonable and certainly preferable to Tanner Glass. The kicker is, the Rangers didn’t pursue Boyle today. According to Andrew Gross, the Rangers had minimal contact with Boyle’s agent. The Rangers appear to actually prefer Glass to Boyle, which is something I’m not capable of comprehending.