Monday, February 28, 2011

Rumor: Rangers Could Target Penner If No Deal For Richards

According to Jesse Spector at Blueshirts Blog, if the New York Rangers cannot work out a deal for Brad Richards, they may move on to target Dustin Penner of the Edmonton Oilers.
A source has told the Daily News that if the Rangers do not trade for Richards, there is not another top-line center on the Blueshirts' radar, and that their priority might then shift to finding more scoring from the wing, with a focus on Dustin Penner of the Oilers. WIth a $4.25 million cap hit next season, Penner would not be an ideal fit for the Rangers' plans, but if the price is right, it would make sense to add a player who has 21 goals, more right now than anyone on Broadway.
Spector says that the Stars are sticking to the asking price of Anisimov, a prospect and a first round pick and there is no indication that Glen Sather will pay that price tag.  Should be fun.