Chris Drury Retires

Via Tom Gulitti, former Rangers captain Chris Drury has formally announced his retirement through the NHLPA.  Drury signed a big contract with the Rangers, but age and a knee injury kept him from competing on a regular basis towards the end of the contract, prompting the Rangers to buy him out this past June.  In 892 career games, Drury finished…

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2011 Offseason: Sather’s Best?

There were many question marks for the Rangers that were pushed to the front of fans’ minds when they were eliminated from the playoffs in April.  Would the Rangers sign all of their key RFAs? Would the Rangers address the gaping hole at top-six center? Would that gaping hole be fixed by Brad Richards? Would they be able to fill…

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Free Agency Musings!

It’s Musings Thursday. The day before Free Agency so that makes this the Free Agent edition of Musings. See what I did there? I’m a genius I tell thee…. I wanted to tell you all that today was Christmas Eve and that we would all be excited like little children for tomorrow morning. Someone got to it before me but…

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Drury Buyout Press Release

RANGERS BUY OUT FORWARD CHRIS DRURY New York, June 29, 2011 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has bought out the contract of forward Chris Drury. “Chris is a consummate professional, a tremendous competitor and an even better person,” stated Sather.  “He gave his heart and soul to the Rangers organization…

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Rangers Officially Buyout Drury

The Rangers and Chris Drury will be going their separate ways. Larry Brooks is reporting that the Rangers will buyout Drury today, ending his four year stint on Broadway. This process was a bit confusing, as generally players going through the buyout process need to go through unconditional waivers. Drury, because of his no movement clause, rejected waivers, and went…

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Drury Not On Waivers; Will Not Be Bought Out Yet

The news about Chris Drury and his pending buyout seemed to change by the hour.  First he was told he was going to be bought out, then he said he was going to cite his injury as a reason to not be bought out, then he said he was going to accept a buyout.  Well, if he said he was…

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Drury’s Knee May Prevent Buyout

Per Larry Brooks, following up on a story by Arthur Staple, Chris Drury’s knee injury appears to be much more severe than anyone has let on.  After knee surgery late last season, Drury returned to the Rangers for the last game of the season, scoring one of the most important goals of his Ranger career, and for the playoffs.  Although…

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Drury to be Bought Out

According to reports coming from Jesse Spector at the Daily News, the Rangers are truly intending to buy out the final year of Chris Drury’s contract and end his disappointing and expensive stay on Broadway. Thanks to the NHL contract buy out window of June 15-30, the move, if it does indeed happen, is expected to happen soon and will…

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Cap Increasing; Increases Rangers Likelihood of Spending Spree?

Any Rangers fans that thought the Rangers would be relatively inactive during the free agent frenzy starting July 1st, well you were probably going to be wrong and if you weren’t wrong before the news broke about an increasing cap limit then you certainly are now. NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly, speaking at a Lawyers’ conference in D.C. recently discussed the increase…

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Thoughts and Musings; Jagr Anyone?

Thoughts and Musings time once again. As we get deeper into the Rangers’ off season more and more rumours and players names will get circulated. If they do, we’ll discuss them. For now, put up with me. Let’s not pussy foot around: Jaromir Jagr. If Selanne can do it, I sure as hell believe Jagr can. He can make plays…

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