The Rangers made two major moves yesterday. The first was widely reported prior to the opening of free agency that we would sign Ondrej Pavelec as Lundqvist’s backup. This was an absolute mistake. He is not an NHL level goaltender. He is barely an AHL level goaltender. Just hate this move.
The second, much larger move was to land Kevin Shattenkirk for only 4 years at 6.65 million. I happen to think he’s a great player, but I certainly understand some thinking that he’s not. It’s a great contract, and Shattenkirk displayed tremendous loyalty to take this deal, as he left up to 22.4 million on the table to sign here, a staggering figure, especially since his whole contract is only 26.6.
Anyway, HAV at it.