We’ve already covered some of the more intriguing players that will be available via free agency, but it doesn’t appear likely that the big-ticket guys like Zach Parise and Ryan Suter will end up in New York. The 2012 free agent class is extremely thin, but at the draft last weekend GM Glen Sather confidently stated the team would still be “fairly aggressive” in free agency. So who else could the organization pursue on July 1st?
Yesterday we looked at the forwards; today we’ll examine the defensemen.
The Offensive Defensemen
Jason Garrison – Earned himself a huge payday with a surprise season. Rocket of a shot could appeal to the Rangers. Is this what Sather means when he says he’ll be “aggressive” in free agency?
Matt Carle – In line for an unreasonably large payday, unlikely the Rangers will be interested.
Joe Corvo – On again, off again offensively. Can be a liability defensively. Not a good fit.
Sheldon Souray – Turned down a one-year, $3 million offer from the Stars a