Buzz: The Rangers are interested in Dan Boyle (Updates)

8:38PM: The Rangers and Flyers have shown are 2 of around 10 teams that have shown an interest in Boyle. (Renaud Lavoie)

5:32PM: Boyle would be open to returning to Tampa Bay if the Lightning had interest. (TampaBay.com)

4:55PM 8 teams have reached out to Boyle and meetings will start tomorrow. (Darren Dreger)

1:22PM: The Rangers are “very interested” in Boyle especially with Anton Stralman being a UFA. (ESPN)

1:19PM: The Rangers and Leafs are among “several” teams that have interest in Boyle and the Leafs interest is “serious.” (Pierre LeBrun)

12:40PM: The Rangers are among the teams that are interested in pending UFA defenseman Dan Boyle. (Katie Strang)

Boyle is a right hand shot who had 12 goals and 24 assists last season with 154 shots on goal, a minus 8 rating and an average of 21:16 per game.

Boyle’s rights were acquired by the Islanders but he is likely to become a UFA next week.

The Rangers have been linked to Boyle over the past few seasons, CLICK HERE for more.

Strang tweets “Could be a nice fit for Rangers, who could use a power-play QB and another right-handed shot, especially with Stralman’s status undetermined.”

Craig Custance listed him as someone the Rangers could go after to replace Anton Stralman if he were not to re-sign. (ESPN Insider)

Boyle was a teammate of Marty St. Louis in Tampa Bay and won a Stanley Cup together in 2004.

Boyle, 37 but turning 38 next month, is searching for a two-year deal. (Darren Dreger)

The Islanders did offer Boyle a two-year deal and Boyle is likely to get upwards of $5 million as a UFA. (Dreger)




12 comments
Thomas Behnke
Thomas Behnke

Why would you give Dan Boyle five mil? There is no way in hell Stallman gets a five mil offer and he is younger. DB not worth five mil in a cap world. Not for a long time now. If you are throwing that money around use it to keep Stallman.

Dennis Kuflik
Dennis Kuflik

Hell No, this one is just a bad rumor. Let him stay with those Icelanders

craigo
craigo

May not be a bad idea if Stralman does not sign. Could be a good gap guy while we wait McIlrath and others to develop. 1-2 years max though.

Are we slowly becoming the 1994 Oilers????LOL! Torts appears to be available! 

twiggy10
twiggy10

Why not bring back Fedotenko and Prospal? Convince Khabibulin to come to NY and get Dingman off TV and back on the ice! It will be 2004 all over again!


At $5mil would be terrible! One-year, $3mil MAX! Come here to win next season or go play somewhere else to make money.

bladesos
bladesos

Rangers are kicking the tires on everyone. Surely their first choice is to resign Stralman but i can imagine Boyle is a plan B if he goes elsewhere.

Kevin
Kevin

Ummm... Something in this sentence seems completely wrong... Actually 2 things do.  

Kevin
Kevin

@twiggy10 It was bound to happen.  They have no PP QB and that's what Boyle does.  Considering how effective BR was at stopping the NYR PP in the playoffs finding a good PP QB that knows what he is doing and can skate with the speed up front is a necessity.  If it's Boyle or not will remain to be seen, but the lack of production from the PP and the back end in the playoffs certainly hurt the Rangers.  


Besides Slats/Gorton wouldn't be doing their jobs if they weren't making these calls.  They need to know what players with skills want.  

twiggy10
twiggy10

@Kevin @twiggy10 Go throw $5mil at Niskanen. Go $5.5mil for 4 years. Pitt is in cap trouble and under new leadership so they will try to leave themselves some cap space to make the team their own. 


To spend $5mil in cap space on a 35+ player doesn't seem logical at the stage the Rangers are in. Come cheap for a chance at competing for a Cup or go get paid by someone else. If Boyle was 30 then give him that 2-yr deal,but not at his age now. 


There are very few guys that can QB a PP effectively in this league. Doughty and Subban might be the only guys who can truly QB an effective PP. I wouldn't risk $5mil cap space for two years on a guy like Boyle. He is going to decline.