Monday, July 25, 2011

Rangers Re-Sign Steve Eminger

The New York Rangers have announced that they have brought defenseman Steve Eminger back for a second season on Broadway.  Larry Brooks of the New York Post tweeted that the deal is believed to be for one year, $800,000 dollars. 
In 65 games for the Rangers last season, Eminger had two goals and four assists.  The signing of Eminger is not about statistical numbers, but having a solid defender who is capable of playing a third pair role while being a solid team guy that will not cause problems if he is scratched consistently.  The fact that he can keep himself ready to play even when sitting out for long stretches makes him an ideal 6/7 defender depending on how ready Michael Del Zotto and Tim Erixon are this season.  There is also the insurance policy for any potential injuries that could occur.  Excellent move for New York.