All was quiet on the Rangers front as July 1st continued to quickly approach. I don’t know about everyone else, but quietness around the Rangers worries me. And just when I thought I was going to have to write a post saying goodbye to our UFAs that weren’t re-signed, this tweet appeared on my timeline:
In my eyes? Perfect contract. I like this years, I like the money. With all the craziness going on the past few days (I’m looking at you Jay Feaster), I was worried they wouldn’t be able to work this out. We all know we won’t get as lucky with our other UFA that should be returning (not happy with you Prust…) so I’m glad this was taken care of.
Honestly, I knew he wanted to come back and I knew the Rangers wanted him to come back but the goalie market is thin this year and money talks. Apparently the lure of that wasn’t enough and Biron decided to stay where he was comfortable. And happy….
The best part? Two more years of Biron’s Journal and interviews from Jacob If you don’t know what I’m talking about it, you can look them up on Blueshirts United here.
I’m also beginning to think I’m a jinx with this stuff. I wrote in my post about next years’ schedule that Marc Staal would see his brothers back to back if Jordan stayed in Pittsburgh. Twenty-four hours later he was a Hurricane. One Wednesday, I wrote that for the time being the Rangers have three members on CBA negotiating committee but that could change. Now we’re guaranteed at least one. So who/what should I jinx next? Hmm…
As for other news today, as reported by our fabulous Canadiens writer on Intermission Report, the Montreal Canadiens have signed CT Whale assistant coach JJ Daigneault as an assistant coach starting next season. While I am very happy for him and he absolutely deserves this opportunity, this is a huge loss for the organization. There are no words to describe the work he has done with our defense. At least we can remember the stamp he left on the organization every time the boys hit the ice. Congrats JJ!