Monday, August 24, 2009

Rangers In Talks With Seidenberg

According to Eishockey News, via The Goal Crease, the Rangers are in discussions with free agent defenseman Dennis Seidenberg formerly of the Carolina Hurricanes...

More specifically, the talks are currently with the Florida Panthers and the New York Rangers. "My agent has spoken with both clubs over the term of the contract. I would like a three-year contract."

...i know the Rangers have two to three spots open on the backend, but why are they talking about bringing this guy in? Only 5 goals, 25 assists last year with a -9 for a pretty good Carolina team.

...unless I'm missing something about this guy, not a good way to use the little cap space the Rangers have left.

Here's what Luke Decock at the News & Observer said about Carolina not re-signing Seidenberg...

"After making that long run last spring, and bringing in much-needed reinforcements on the blue line and in the toughness department while losing only Frantisek Kaberle, Dennis Seidenberg, Patrick Eaves and Anton Babchuk, there is more excitement at this stage of the season than there has been since -- well, since August 2006."

...should the Rangers really be looking to bring in a player whose former team's beat writer is writing that things for Carolina look promising this year because they made a bunch of great moves and only lost a few scrubs including Seidenberg?

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