Archive for May 9th, 2007


Wednesday, May 9th, 2007

Rangers’ Plans Could Center On Gomez

Devils Rumors & NewsRangers Rumors & News

“I think [Devils free agent Scott] Gomez would be [a good fit for the Rangers]. I certainly wouldn’t mind playing with him, that’s for sure. That would be big. That’s where the depth comes in. I think that’s the difference. As much as I can handle playing 18 minutes a night, a guy like that is a second line center or first line center, that’s his job. Then you just throw me on the wing to clean up all the dirty stuff.”- Rangers forward Sean Avery

Gomez likely to be center of attention

NorthJersey

Gomez free to leave, he just hasn’t decided

Newark Star Ledger

Second-line center tops Rangers’ offseason wish list

The Journal News

Blueshirts center on ’07-’08

New York Daily News

Now Witness the Firepower Of This Fully Armed And Operational Jaromir Jagr

Rangers Rumors & News

Via the Star-Ledger:

Jaromir Jagr’s left shoulder is finally getting stronger and the captain promised he will be back next season better than ever.

“I think I can be better than I was last year, or maybe the year before that. It’s all (dependent on) if I stay healthy during the season,” said Jagr, who had 30 goals and 96 points in the regular season and five goals and 11 points in the playoffs. “But I’m going to make sure I’m going to be the best player I’ve ever been.”

That, more than any free agent the Rangers could bring in this summer, would elevate their status as Stanley Cup contenders.

Will Nylander Be Back?

Rangers Rumors & News

While most seem to think that the Blueshirts most pressing need is at second-line pivot – the assumption being that one of either Scott Gomez, Chris Drury, or Daniel Briere will sign in New York – The Post’s Larry Brooks cautions today that the Rangers could conceivably have more than one hole in the middle to fill. Via Brooks:

The Rangers are believed to be offering [first-line center Michael] Nylander, who will turn 35 Oct. 3, a two-year deal that would keep him on Broadway through the remaining term of Jaromir Jagr’s contract. The team would like to tie up Nylander for approximately the same $3.5 million Martin Straka will earn next year.

But Nylander, who led the Blueshirts in playoff scoring (6-7-13) and was second to Jagr during the regular season (26-57-83), probably could command more on the open market.

The questions are, a) whether Theofanous, notoriously close to Sather, will be able to use free-agent leverage to gain a better deal for Nylander; and, b) whether Nylander would leave …

Plax Placates Critics

Giants Rumors & News

Via Newsday’s Arthur Staple:

Eli Manning threw to his receivers yesterday for the first time since the Giants’ season ended in January. His favorite target was there waiting.

Plaxico Burress said he sneaked back into town from his offseason home in south Florida last week and made sure he was catching Manning’s throws yesterday and from here on out. Burress hadn’t been to the voluntary offseason team sessions in either of the previous two springs but decided to come this year.

“I feel I’m one of the best players in the world at my position,” Burress said yesterday, “and if it takes me to come back and work out with my quarterback right now to get to that level, then I’m more than willing because I believe I can be that person.”

Nets In Trouble

Nets Rumors & News

(AP Photo/Tony Dejak)Nets limp home after 0-for-Cleveland

NorthJersey

Cavaliers push Nets into an 0-2 hole

Newsday

TO CAV & TO FOLD

New York Post

CRAMPS CATCH CARTER

New York Post

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