Originally posted on NY Rangers Blog  |  Last updated 3/21/13

SAN JOSE, CA - OCTOBER 10: Dan Boyle #22 of the San Jose Sharks skates on to the ice for their game against the Minnesota Wild at HP Pavilion on October 10, 2009 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Katie Strang at  ESPN.com reports that a source confirmed the Rangers have interest in San Jose Sharks defenseman Dan Boyle. Boyle's $6.66 million annual cap hit runs through next season, but Strang's source indicated that the Rangers are not opposed to adding a player with years remaining on his contract if he’s a good fit. Boyle has a limited no-trade clause, but Strang says it is not immediately clear whether the Rangers are on the list of eight teams to which he would not accept a trade. Strang adds it is believed that San Jose wants to add some youth to its lineup without a complete overhaul. ...for Boyle to fit under the cap, the Rangers would need to send a big money contract back the other way and with Richards' contract running until 2020, I'd say the most likely candidate San Jose bound would be Gaborik. ...while I wouldn't make this trade for Gaborik, if Sather somehow used his Jedi mind trick to convince San Jose to take Richards & his massi...
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