That will shed some salary.
Wow. Way to go Slats.
More later, I’ll analyze the finances.
Guess this means no Heatley. Dubi stays for now.
Update 5:25pm: Details are in:
To Mtl: Gomez, Tom Pyatt, Mike Busto
To NYR: Higgins, Ryan McDonagh, Pavel Valentenko, Doug Janik
Salary dump, and a steal of one. Wow. Great job Slats.
Update 5:30pm: McDonagh was Montreal’s 1st round pick in 2007.
Update 5:35pm: Doug Janik in the deal too. Oh, and the details are on TSN, duh.
Update 5:53pm: Carp is reporting that Heatley is on his way (thanks Mike):
UPDATED, 5:31 P.M.: I’ve been told that Heatley is coming to the Rangers tonight. Not sure what the Rangers are giving up to get him, but they can fit him under the cap now.
Update 6:15pm: Lost in all this is the Rangers getting McDonagh, who was the Canadians best prospect. Sather absolutely fleeced Montreal.
Update 6:20pm: Expect more wheelin and dealin:
“We’ve got lots of cap room now, and it opens lots of options.”
Thinks Higgins will be a goal-scorer … was hurt three times last year. Likes the other two kids as future NHL players, too.
“Torts has talked about the young guys all year and we wanted to make some room for them, and we did.”
“Since this deal happened I’ve had three calls (from other teams), and it doesn’t take long for people to realize you’re going to make some changes.”
Update 8:50pm: It looks like the wheelin and dealin was just the Gomez deal. Doesn’t look like Heatley is coming to New York. I would rather the Rangers spend the cap space on a free agent scorer instead of dealing for one.
Just imagine how much more cap room they would have if they didn’t sign Redden. Sigh.