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Dan Boyle goes to Rangers — two years, $9 million

Jul 1, 2014, 12:45 PM EDT

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Dan Boyle has signed a two-year, $9 million deal to join the New York Rangers.

Boyle, 37, was a hot commodity despite the San Jose Sharks deciding to move on from the veteran defenseman. He’s a right-handed shot who can quarterback the power play — something the Rangers needed.

Boyle had 12 goals and 24 assists this past season in San Jose. Six of his goals and 12 of his assists were with the man advantage.

With the signing of Boyle, it appears Anton Stralman will not be back with the Rangers next season.

  1. billiam55 - Jul 1, 2014 at 12:47 PM

    way to much money. but its better than nothing if stralman leaves

  2. trolltoll11 - Jul 1, 2014 at 12:47 PM

    Sweeeetttt smart move slats. Now the next logical move is to find the tallest building in 2 block diameter and jump off it head first dummy.

    • trolltoll11 - Jul 1, 2014 at 1:03 PM

      Just so sick and tired of signing old players. I want to be consistent contenders not make a splash here and there…

      sick and tired of being sick and tired…

  3. nyrnashty - Jul 1, 2014 at 12:47 PM

    Dan Boyle has wheels……..attached to his hockey bag! We’ll see what he does.

  4. hockeysox161 - Jul 1, 2014 at 12:48 PM

    Now they have 2 Boyles.

    • stakex - Jul 1, 2014 at 12:48 PM

      Not for long….

  5. President Charles Logan - Jul 1, 2014 at 12:48 PM

    He must like playing for teams who lose to the Kings .

    • nyking1963 - Jul 1, 2014 at 2:35 PM

      Not only lost to the Kings but was exposed by the Kings for being too old and slow.
      Makes no sense except it’s Sather and the Rangers. I can just hear the Sather/Dolan conversation…”Hey I’ve heard of this guy..he was pretty good back in the 80’s…give him what he wants”
      For the $$, they were better off finding a little more and signing Stralman instead.

  6. lowenni - Jul 1, 2014 at 12:49 PM

    Well that definitely means Stralman is gone. This is a pretty decent signing for them, even if he’s slowed down a bit, he adds puckmoving ability and can quarterback the PP. Don’t think the Rangers are gonna be back in the Finals next year.

  7. stakex - Jul 1, 2014 at 12:51 PM

    I swear is Stralman signs somewhere else for $4.5 million a season I’m going to be pretty pissed. Boyle has been a great player over his career, but I can’t see him being worth this kind of money for the next two years. Its nice that the Rangers will have a second offensive threat from the blue line, but this price isn’t right IMO.

    I also think this seals the fate of Kevin Klein, who I now expect to be traded at any time.

  8. phtjoey - Jul 1, 2014 at 12:51 PM

    Excellent signing to QB the PP. Bye Bye Stralman.

    • barkar942 - Jul 1, 2014 at 1:06 PM

      Can I please give this comment 50 thumbs down? We pass on a 27 year old who wants 6 years for a over 35 going downhill player? Do we now continually have to have ex teammates of St. Louis on the team to keep him company?

    • kingadrock99 - Jul 1, 2014 at 1:11 PM

      They needed someone to take over for Richards on the PP.

  9. sjsharks66 - Jul 1, 2014 at 12:51 PM

    Best of luck Boyle!

  10. ethanmacleod1685 - Jul 1, 2014 at 12:52 PM

    As a sharks fan, this is hard to see him go. It wasn’t long ago that Boyle was considered the best puck moving defensman in the game. He will help that blue line especially on the PP. He lost a step this season due to age and a concussion but he still has wheels, trust me, this is a good signing by Sather

    • nyking1963 - Jul 1, 2014 at 2:44 PM

      I know it’s only 7 games, but he looked terrible in the Kings series. The Kings made a point to dump the puck to his side of the ice and he willingly obliged by giving it up easily.
      As a Kings fan, he was one of those guys you worried about in that series. He was a total liability for SJ and one of the big reasons the Kings were able to come back.

  11. 7mantel - Jul 1, 2014 at 12:58 PM


  12. nymrkg - Jul 1, 2014 at 1:00 PM

    IF we resign our RFAs and rebuild our 4th line this is a good move. All we need to know is 6 pp goals and 12 pp assists. Boyle and McDonagh at the points will make a mediocre powerplay into a good one. Let’s Go Rangers!

  13. justinpecora50 - Jul 1, 2014 at 5:05 PM

    They need to get the PP going. I personally would have kept Stralman who got $20 million for 5 years with Tampa, you just knew he was going to get bumped once they signed him. I guess Brian Boyle, Klein and a few others will have different uniforms next year.

  14. nashernation - Jul 1, 2014 at 9:29 PM

    I like the Dan Boyle signing. Gives the Blue Shirts a point man on the power play, Finally. Any guy who wants to come here for less is always a plus in my book. He’s got a few years left and will be a absolute upgrade for the power play.

  15. norcalsportsknowledge - Jul 2, 2014 at 2:18 PM

    Dan Boyle plays the game with passion, hates losing. Gotta love that, but he’s probably got about 1/2 a season left in him. Might be able to contribute in this years playoffs, but next year your only be paying for his leadership. Plus he’s one big hit from his career being over. Never was the same after last years concussion.

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