From Larry Brooks of the NY Post:
One year and two days ago, the New York Rangers signed blue-chip free-agent centers Scott Gomez and Chris Drury to long-term contracts worth more than $7 million per year.
Yesterday, the Rangers essentially turned the team over to them and to Henrik Lundqvist on a day two of this free-agent season in which much of the recent past was left behind, even if not necessarily by design.
Read more from Brooks here.
The fact is, the Rangers still have some money to sign a couple more players before the season begins. Even though Broooks criticizes them for not paying Sean Avery, Brooks Orpik or Jaromir Jagr, the Rangers still don't look bad heading into next season. So long as the Rangers can add two more wingers who are capable of scoring 20 goals each, then the team should be just fine heading into the fall.