At least that’s what Bob McCown of The Fan 590 – Toronto’s Sports Radio – is reporting. Here’s the direct quote from their Twitter: “Bob McCown reports a source close to Mats Sundin says he will sign with the New York Rangers any day now.”
And Sam Weinman is reporting that the Rangers have offered Sundin a “framework” of what could be made available if Sundin selected the Rangers, which as far as I can tell means that the Rangers will be trying to move salaries and give him as much money as they possibly can.
I have a few thoughts on this:
1. The Rangers will have a whole lot of centers and not a lot of wingers.
2. If the Rangers move anyone, it will probably be one of their expensive Defensemen. Rozsival is the most likely to be sent packing, although I suppose Redden is a possibility. I’m not sure what the Rangers can expect in return for Rozy and his -13 plus/minus.
3. This would mean Corey Potter will probably get called up to the big show on a permanent basis. That’s good. It also means that we would be stuck with Kalinin and his -16 for the rest of the season. That’s bad. I was hoping Potter would take Kalinin’s place. It’s still a possibility that the Rangers could just waive Kalinin (and his $2.1 million contract). Dear Glen Sather, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do this. Regards, 5-hole blog.