On why this makes sense for the Rangers...
"Marleau, 30 next season, has one year left at $6.3 million before becoming a UFA. Drury, 33 next season, is signed through 2012 at a robust $7.05 million cap hit.
The deal would make financial sense for the Rangers, jettisoning a contact that -- in hindsight -- is regrettable, in exchange for a pending UFA. You don't like losing a character guy like Drury; but Marleau in a John Tortorella system could be a revelation, if the pressure of playing in New York doesn't crush his soul."
Marleau had 38 goals, 33 assists and was a +16 last season for the Sharks.
...the only reason this makes sense for the Sharks is if they're trying to shake things up after yet another playoff flop. This is a winning situation for the Rangers cap and personnel wise.
...i hate to say this about Drury because he does play hard every night but his time with the Rangers has been a disappointment. The Rangers haven't gotten out of the second round of the playoffs in his two years, while his clutch goals have been few and far in between. Not to mention his contract. But that's on Sather.