New York Rangers General Manager Glen Sather just keeps crossing things off his to-do list. Today he signed the third of his five key restricted free agents as according to Larry Brooks of the New York Post, Brian Boyle has agreed to a 3-year, $5.1 million deal. The interesting part of the deal for me is the three years as Boyle has only had one year anywhere near what he did last season and this would have been a prime point to let him prove it was legit. Obviously the Rangers believe he is to go for three years and if they are right, then the $1.7 million per year could end up being a steal for them. If it turns out that last season was a fluke though it will be looked at as a massive overpayment, but those are the risks and rewards of a deal like this.
The signing of Boyle also gives Glen Sather complete focus on getting new contracts for Brandon Dubinsky and Ryan Callahan before their respective arbitration hearings on July 21 and 28.