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Report: Rangers to sign free agent forward Tim Kennedy

Aug 30, 2010, 11:12 AM EDT

If reports are to be believed, WKBW out of Buffalo is reporting that free agent forward Tim Kennedy, who’s been searching for a new team after being waived by the Buffalo Sabres, is going to sign a contract with the New York Rangers.

If he signs with the Rangers, he’ll provide some improved forward depth to the team as well as adding fuel to the fire for Rangers fans who are champing at the bit to have Glen Sather sign restricted free agent defenseman Marc Staal. The Rangers are woefully thin with scoring talent up front and Kennedy will at least give them another guy capable of putting up 15 goals in a season. He’s not a dynamic player, but he’s a hard worker and the type of player that head coach John Tortorella goes wild for.

  1. graves9 - Aug 30, 2010 at 11:35 AM

    This signing would be comparable to signing Voros AND Rissmiller a few years ago. They have more than enough bottom six forwards. Rather have a young kid makes the team like Zuccarello-Aasen who has much more potential.

  2. NikolaiNYR - Aug 30, 2010 at 11:38 AM

    Is September 1st when the window opens to send Redden to Hartford?
    And you’re right, too many bottom six forwards

  3. NYRFTW - Aug 30, 2010 at 7:32 PM

    I really don’r think Redden is going to get sent to Hartford, so we just have to deal with him for four more seasons. Redden getting sent to Hartford probably = Sather getting fired and we all know that he has way to much ego for that to happen. He’s going to be in our lineup plain and simple. He’s still better than a player like Gilroy and until Mcilrath and Mcdonagh can prove themselves he’s staying. I love Del Zotto more than anyone, but he was a -20 last season. Redden was a +8. Girardi is a solid D and don’t get me started on Staal. He’s not a shut down D and he doesn’t put up many points. Sounds like a younger version of Redden and now with the money he’s asking for he’s almost in the same boat as him. Don’t let the last name fool you he just isn’t that good sorry. I wish he was, but he’s not. We really shouldn’t hope for anything good to come out of this organization for at least two more seasons when both Rosival and Drury are UFA’s.

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