With the Rangers in full free fall mode, you have to assume Glen Sather will do something to shake things up. Well, according to Jason York at Sportsnet, Martin St. Louis might be that move.
While York said he doesn't expect St. Louis to be traded he did add that list the Boston Bruins and New York Rangers as possible destinations.
In related news, Steve Zipay at Newsday reports that Lightning scouts have been following the Rangers fairly consistently.
St. Louis still has two-years left on his contract at $5.625 million per.
…can St. Louis still play at a high level? Yes. Did he have success with Torts & Richards? No doubt. Do I really think this happens? Absolutely not, but I never put anything past Sather. This team needs a major shake-up and trading for St. Louis would do that.
…now as I mentioned, St. Louis has a hefty salary, so the Rangers would have to send back an expensive piece if they want to stay under the cap. Gaborik going back might make sense for both teams.
…figure you guys might have a couple of thoughts on this. lol
Speaking of Gaborik, even if the St. Louis rumors aren't true, the Rangers sniper is likely on his way out, right? Maybe not says the guys over at Sportsnet…
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…despite my fictitious Gabby/St. Louis trade, I really don't think he gets moved. And since a lot of you think the Rangers should trade Gaborik, I figured I'd let some experts tell you he won't.
…for those of you who want Gaborik gone, who in the heck are you replacing him with? Obviously this year's version of Gaborik is easy to replicate, but what about the 40-goal scorer, who carried the team last season? Those guys don't just grow on trees.
…he may not turn it around this season, but I feel pretty confident saying that next year the Gaborik we all know and love will likely be back.
In other transaction news, the Rangers reassigned Kris Newbury to the CT Whale.
Newbury tallied one assist during the four games after he was recalled on March 23rd.
…apparently Newbury brought too much toughness to the table for Tortorella.
With Newbury being sent back to the Whale, you have to think Jesper Fast might be getting the call, although Steve Zipay at Newsday reports that no decision has been on made on his status as of yet, but should be determined by the end of the week.
…why in the world is Fast just sitting in a hotel room in Manhattan? Either get this guy on the Rangers roster or on a bus to Connecticut. Not sure how room service helps with his development. Unbelievable.