This offseason, I’ve been posting a lot about reclamation projects the Rangers might be interested in offering a one-year, low cost contract in an effort remain competitive while staying under the cap.
Acquiring a David Booth, Devin Setoguchi or Dustin Penner on a cap friendly deal seemingly bares no risk, but it’s always a gamble when trying to turn a lemon into the lemonade. Especially when you already have some beers in the fridge.
Dead weight holding up the development of NHL ready prospects is the straightest path towards regression in the NHL, so there’s plenty of reason to give pause before attempting to catch lightning in a bottle for the second straight season (see Beniot Pouliot).
Even with the potential signing of a player looking for their own personal Redemption Song, most Rangers fans consider the third line center position JT Miller’s to lose. However, it might keep another highly touted prospect from landing a roster spot in camp, namely Oscar Lindberg.
As Adam menti...