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FullTilt Mailbag: Free Agency

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Hey! @ZakFTNYR here to answer your Rangers questions as we head into the start of free agency. We got some good ones via Twitter using the #FTMailbag. We at FullTilt are planning on doing this periodically during the coming season, so be sure to follow us @FullTiltNYRBlog on Twitter to see when the next one will be! Here we go!

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The Rangers have cap space and holes. Here’s how to fill them

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The Rangers have traded Antti Raanta and Derek Stepan to Arizona, as well as Oscar Lindberg being selected by Vegas, Jeff Gorton now has a lot of cap space to complete his roster for next season. But with these¬†moves, the Rangers have lost two centermen and a backup goalie that need replacing. Add in Dan Girardi’s buyout, and Gorton will have to find all the right pieces to fill in those gaps.

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NHL Rumor Roundup: Rangers have NO INTEREST in Patrick Marleau and Pittsburgh’s a mess

MarleauWe should all know the story by now…things are bad in San Jose, especially if you’re one of the older players like Patrick Marleau. Recent reports surfaced that Marleau would waive his no trade clause to go to Anaheim, Los Angeles or the New York Rangers (although he’d have a better chance of getting to NY if he was open to go to the Islanders). Read more

Doughty Powers Canada, Wins Group B

You can't do that Rick!

You can’t do that Rick!

Drew Doughty of the Los Angeles Kings scores both team Canada goals, which included the overtime winner 2-1.

Tight Close Game
This game lived up to the hype of being a close tight game. The top two teams in group B brought out the best in each other, and for awhile, it seemed like it honestly could go either way. Yet, with the Finnish only having 7 shots the rest of the game, just showed how defensively sound the Canadian team was going to be during the game.

Lack of Offense for Canada
Canada has held its own just fine during the round robin stages, but their lack of offense will hurt them in the later rounds. Avalanche forward Matt Duchene has blamed it on the bigger ice surface, but we see other teams with NHL players succeed. Just look at the United States. The offense needs to happen and happen now.

Rick Nash Update
Rick Nash only played 7:18 today with 2 shots, and only played sporadically throughout the game. He was involved with a no goal call, after his stick was clearly over the crossbar of the Finnish goal. Other than that he sporadically on the ice.