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by Paul on 06/16/14 at 06:18 AM ET
from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,
D Anton Stralman: Question is whether the Rangers will have the space to accommodate the $4-4.5 million per on a multi-year deal the right defenseman would attract on the open market following his cash-register playoffs.
D Raphael Diaz: Righty could return for a deal in the $1 million neighborhood if Stralman departs.
LW Benoit Pouliot: Two years in the $2-2.4 million per range for the erratic winger who responded to coach Alain Vigneault’s early tough love and was an effective complement on the line with Brassard and Zuccarello, but who did take 10 offensive-zone penalties in the playoffs.
C Brian Boyle: Will have numerous teams pounding on his door. Questions are whether, a) the Blueshirts have the space to commit $3-3.3 million per for a fourth-liner that Boyle is likely to command as a UFA; and, b) whether Boyle will look to sign with a club that would offer the opportunity for a larger role.
C Dominic Moore: Fourth-line engine should receive in the neighborhood of $1.5-$1.75 million per on a two-year deal.
RW Dan Carcillo: Unlikely to return unless the Rangers deal Dorsett.
more on the the off-season the Rangers face...
from Jeff Z. Klein of the New York Times,
The N.H.L. playoffs are grueling, but the truly hard part for the Rangers comes now, as General Manager Glen Sather decides who will be back for another try at the Stanley Cup and who will be gone.
From the team whose season just ended three victories from a championship, six players will become unrestricted free agents on July 1. Starting Monday, when the Rangers convene for breakup day, Sather will mostly likely have to confront what so many general managers have faced in the N.H.L.’s salary-cap era: breaking up a team that had both success and promise for the future.
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