Originally written on NY Rangers Blog  |  Last updated 6/30/12
You guys really didn't think I'd miss out on July 1st now did you?Looks like first big free agency shoe will drop today as Bob McKenzie at TSN reported this last night... Free agent defenceman Justin Schultz will decide tomorrow where he's signing.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) June 30, 2012 ESPN Insider notes that Schultz apparently wants to play north of the border, which puts the Rangers at a disadvantage.The Vancouver Canucks and Edmonton Oilers are seen as co-favorites to land Schultz, while the Toronto Maple Leafs may have a legitimate shot. The Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers, and Chicago Blackhawks are also in play.According to Larry Brooks at the New York Post, a Rangers' delegation that featured head coach John Tortorella in a prominent role made its pitch to Schultz on Wednesday....just looking at that list of teams, I can't see how the Rangers aren't his #1 destination. Conference Finals last year, a roster spot to be had, plus two ex-Badgers on the team. What else does ...
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