Update: 10:41 p.m.:
For those of you in the Rangers should go after Kris Versteeg camp, I'm sorry to inform you that the Blackhawks just traded him to the Maple Leafs for a bag of pucks according to TSN.
Tomorrow marks the opening of free agency and for the Rangers that usually means Glen Sather spending like the Real Housewives of New Jersey, but cap restraints will probably make tomorrow one of the quieter July firsts we've seen around here.
I only expect some re-signings. Nothing too drastic.
I know a lot of you don't believe Sather when he's says the team is dedicated to youth and that they'll go with youngsters over underachieving veterans. And you have every right to think that.
For some reason I do. There's a good possibility I'm being duped, but Sather has spoken more in the last few weeks about the direction of the team than the last nine years combined and he's making a lot of sense.
Maybe he had an epiphany or hit his head. Either way you know what? I don't care. I finally see this team committed to building a winner from within which to me is the only was to build a true successful franchise.
I'm having a great vacation and I appreciate all your comments as I get myself refreshed for another season of blogging the Blueshirts.
To make up for my lack of posts this week, I'll be hosting another live chat sometime next week so stay tuned