Sunday, February 20, 2011

Rumor: Rangers Will Pass On Souray, McCabe Top Target

Per Marc Spector of Sportsnet, the Rangers had another roundtable discussion concerning whether to put a claim in on Sheldon Souray on re-entry waivers and they have once again decided to pass.  This is great news in my opinion considering the reports coming out of his performances for the Hershey Bears in the AHL.  If you are too slow to play in the AHL, then there is no way that you are able keep up with the pace of an NHL style game.  His big point shot certainly intrigues many, but the combination of his lack speed and the 2.7 million dollars on the cap this summer were obviously too much for Sather and company to bite on.  Credit to Sather and his people for not taking the bait.

The other half of Spector’s tweet deals with the fact that now they have given up on Souray for good they are turning their focus to McCabe.  McCabe is someone that has been discussed before as I shared this morning, Pierre LeBrun at ESPN wrote that the Rangers are definitely in on Bryan McCabe, but that the Panthers are hoping the Kaberle deal set the market for McCabe and that the Rangers do not want to approach that price tag for the Florida veteran. 

Being back in the lineup certainly adds to the attraction, but price is going to be the key to whether Sather pulls the trigger.