Jesse Spector tweets that scouts from Dallas, Phoenix and Tampa Bay have been credentialed for today's Rangers/Penguins game.
...teams probably just doing their due dilligence. Not that I think he is, but for anyone who thinks Del Zotto is available don't you think the Rangers would be playing him in games that scouts attend?
Jim Matheson at the Edmonton Journal reports that if a team offers Florida Panthers GM Dale Tallon a first-rounder for D Bryan McCabe, who is about to come back from a broken jaw, he's likely gone. Although McCabe would have to waive his no-trade clause. Matheson adds that the Rangers might chase him.
McCabe, who is a UFA at the end of the year, makes $5.75 million this year and has 5g, 16a in 43 games this season.
...so pretty much the Rangers are linked to any defensman that can shoot.
...a first rounder from a team supposedly rebuilding seems like a lot. But if the Rangers can get him for a third I'm in. As long as the ice time comes away from either Gilroy (who I don't see back next year) or Eminger (7th defenseman).