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08:22 AM ET 06.24 | Stymied thus far in his attempts to acquire the offensive force the Rangers likely need in order to take the next step following their so-near-and-yet-so-far 2011-12, Glen Sather indicated his team would dive into the free agent pool that isn't all that deep. Alexander Semin is perhaps the most skilled sniper on the market but it's difficult to imagine the Rangers engaging in the type of long-term deal the impending Capitals free agent is believed to be seeking. Otherwise, veterans Ray Whitney, Ryan Smyth, Shane Doan and perhaps Jochen Hecht might provide stop-gap improvement for the club that will be without Marian Gaborik (shoulder surgery) for the first couple of months if the season opens on time, but none is the top-six gun Sather and coach John Tortorella both covet.

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June 24, 2012  09:38 AM ET

I think the Army Rangers have some snipers and they might be willing to part with one cheap. Just wonder who the NY Rangers want to take out.

Schenn for JVR, you heard it first on this site!

June 24, 2012  11:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I think the Army Rangers have some snipers and they might be willing to part with one cheap. Just wonder who the NY Rangers want to take out.Schenn for JVR, you heard it first on this site!

Beat me to it, they hate Torts that bad eh. Being it's NY I'm sure they could get the job done cheap. Sniper Semin?

June 24, 2012  11:20 AM ET

Rangers in market for sniper.


Why, so they can teach him how to block shots and forget about going anywhere near the offensive zone...

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June 24, 2012  12:07 PM ET
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Just want to congratulate Flyers fans on getting a kid who I genuinely believe will turn into one of the better 2nd pair shut down D men one day. The kid has heart, and despite all the ridiculous expectations people here put on him still managed to look somewhat decent on an awful team. It's a start towards rebuilding your D.

and you guys got a good player in return. Nice deal overall.

June 24, 2012  12:08 PM ET

Are the rangers really missing an offensive one-way player? Is that really what was lacking? I don't see committing a big chunk of cap space for another scorer as being the missing piece.

June 24, 2012  12:54 PM ET

NY sounds like a potential landing spot for the likes of Bobby Ryan.

June 24, 2012  01:04 PM ET
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NY sounds like a potential landing spot for the likes of Bobby Ryan.

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June 24, 2012  01:30 PM ET

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June 24, 2012  02:50 PM ET

Whitney always flies under the radar and he would be a great fit i NY but knowing the frozen eggo of Sather he wants a big name. Whitney would look good back in Edmonville with all the young dudes>>>><<<<<<<>>>>>>& lt;<<<<<>>>>>

June 24, 2012  02:51 PM ET

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June 24, 2012  05:46 PM ET
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Whitney always flies under the radar and he would be a great fit i NY but knowing the frozen eggo of Sather he wants a big name. Whitney would look good back in Edmonville with all the young dudes>>>><<<<<<<>>>>>>& amp; lt;<<<<<>>>>>

I mentioned before Ray should wear the 'C' for the Yotes. The rest Hung, no comprende:)

June 24, 2012  06:06 PM ET
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I mentioned before Ray should wear the 'C' for the Yotes. The rest Hung, no comprende:)

Was just comprehending Mr Shultz, but to no avail...................????????????????>>>>>>>>&g t;>>>>>>

June 24, 2012  08:18 PM ET

Hope Sather doesn't do anything stupid.....and according to reports in todays N.Y.Daily News it looks like Branding Prust is history....Prust is looking for a substantial raise from his $800K.....

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June 24, 2012  09:58 PM ET

It is a tough decision for all teams on signing free agents. If the season doesn't start on time these teams and the league both lose.

June 24, 2012  11:50 PM ET

This just in: New Lrafs organization;
Goalie - I.M. Wahl from ushl
Def - Will Clog from Czech Reublic
Fwd - Red Liton from Russia
Coach - Mo Tifator from Senegal

June 25, 2012  06:47 AM ET

I'm sure the Rangers will overpay for whomever they choose.

June 25, 2012  11:55 AM ET
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Rangers in market for sniper.Why, so they can teach him how to block shots and forget about going anywhere near the offensive zone...

Isn't "that guy" supposed to have been Richards?
You know...the guy Sather shucked out all those long term sheckles for?

 
June 25, 2012  02:24 PM ET
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Isn't "that guy" supposed to have been Richards?You know...the guy Sather shucked out all those long term sheckles for?

Better never than late hey Bondo?

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