"I certainly don't fault Boogaard for signing the deal and taking the money, but Wade Redden and Co. might need to make room for the Boogie Man on the Connecticut Whale team bus. And that could be the best-case scenario for the banged-up brawler."
...if Boogaard can get himself into shape, and that's a big if, I still think there is a big role for him on the Rangers. While we all admire Prust for taking on the heavy weights of the NHL, he suffered physically from his battles with much larger competitiion. With Boogaard back in the lineup doing the heavy lifting Prust could be an even better asset for the Rangers.
...and I'm not saying the Rangers should throw Boogaard out there every night, but he has to be in the lineup against teams like the Flyers, Islanders and Penguins.
Hume also takes a look at other contract issues facing the Rangers this summer.