Thursday, July 9, 2009

Rangers come to a Boyle

First the Rangers shocked the world by signing Marian Gaborik. And today we have more news - the Rangers have signed...

Brian Boyle?

Well, that's not quite as earth shaking - but it shows that Glen is out there working.
This is an RFA signing - The Rangers had first acquired the rights to Boyle, on June 27th from the LA Kings in exchange for a 2010 third round pick. The news today is that they have agreed on a contract - the details of which are not yet available. (Editors note - Boyle is signed for 2 years at $525,000 per)
Brian is 24 and a former first round draft choice. On the Rangers he will most probably be fighting for a spot on our 4th line. But the Rangers must have seen something they liked to give him a try. Last year he played only 28 games for the Kings - notching 4 goals, one assist and 42 penalty minutes. This begs the question: How will the Kings replace those 4 lost goals next year?

Really, though, Doyle has some impressive stats in the minors. In the AHL with Manchester two years ago he had the most goals by a rookie (31) and 31 assists for a 62 point season. And he's only played 36 NHL games - so he's a rising young talent.

Anyway - it's one more signed RFA. Now we just need to make some progress with Duby, Cally, Korpi, and Nikky Z.


  1. Gooooooooooooooood
    Thank you
    The subject of more than wonderful

  2. Well Lionel, I'm not exactly sure what your point was, but welcome aboard. And to think I've been spelling "good" with just two "o"s for all these years..