What to Do With Boogaard

boogaard2Jesse Spector at the Blueshirts Blog takes a look back at Derek Boogaard’s struggles in his first season on Broadway and wonders what the Rangers plan with him is moving forward…

“The Rangers now have three options with Boogaard this summer: keep him and hope that he can skate his way into a transformation to become a more useful player over the rest of his contract, try to find a trade partner willing to absorb the rest of his deal or buy him out. The first might be as much in the vein of wishful thinking as the initial signing, the second would appear to be impossible and the third would leave the Rangers on the hook for a little more than half a million dollars of dead weight on the salary cap for the next six seasons. But that may wind up being a better proposition than $1.625 million of what looks like dead weight for the next three.”

…i know this isn’t a popular line of thinking, but I’m of the opinion that there is still a place for Boogaard on this team. Prust was banged up pretty good this season from taking on fighters out of his league. If Boogaard can get himself into shape this offseason he’d be a nice piece to have in games against the tougher teams in the NHL.

…another concern I have with buying out Boogaard, especially if the Rangers do the same with Drury and Wolski, is the message that sends to UFAs down the road. Why would anyone want to sign with the Rangers if they think they’ll get bought out after one bad season? Shows the organization doesn’t have the back of their players.

…what do you think Rangers should do with Boogaard? Let me hear you in the comments section.

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What to Do With Boogaard

boogaard2Jesse Spector at the Blueshirts Blog takes a look back at Derek Boogaard’s struggles in his first season on Broadway and wonders what the Rangers plan with him is moving forward…

“The Rangers now have three options with Boogaard this summer: keep him and hope that he can skate his way into a transformation to become a more useful player over the rest of his contract, try to find a trade partner willing to absorb the rest of his deal or buy him out. The first might be as much in the vein of wishful thinking as the initial signing, the second would appear to be impossible and the third would leave the Rangers on the hook for a little more than half a million dollars of dead weight on the salary cap for the next six seasons. But that may wind up being a better proposition than $1.625 million of what looks like dead weight for the next three.”

…i know this isn’t a popular line of thinking, but I’m of the opinion that there is still a place for Boogaard on this team. Prust was banged up pretty good this season from taking on fighters out of his league. If Boogaard can get himself into shape this offseason he’d be a nice piece to have in games against the tougher teams in the NHL.

…another concern I have with buying out Boogaard, especially if the Rangers do the same with Drury and Wolski, is the message that sends to UFAs down the road. Why would anyone want to sign with the Rangers if they think they’ll get bought out after one bad season? Shows the organization doesn’t have the back of their players.

…what do you think Rangers should do with Boogaard? Let me hear you in the comments section.

Remember to follow me on Twitter & Facebook or e-mail me at nyrfan94@yahoo.com.
  

Kevin

About Kevin

If you have any questions e-mail me at nyrfan94@yahoo.com.

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