Multiple reports that Ryane Clowe is about to become a Ranger …BobMcKenzie reporting NYR deal a 2nd and 3rd rd pick, +conditional 2nd.
— Rangers Report (@rangersreport) April 2, 2013
So Clowe to the Rangers is all but official right now. I don’t want to get Bruins’d here but I’m throwing this up now cause it’s quitting time and I am not sitting at my desk one second longer waiting for the confirmation to come in. If this falls through the egg’s on my face but fuck it, no one’s ever called Barstool the pinnacle of journalistic integrity so one preemptive blog won’t damage our admittedly shady reputation.
But now to the trade. It’s pure fucking comedy that we’re looking for an offensive boost by adding a guy who has literally not scored all season. You can’t make that kind of shit up. I’m impressed Sather didn’t give up any real bodies in this one, but at the same time if it were me I’d be down on my knees begging (or offering oral, which ever was more effective) San Jose to take Brian Boyle or Taylor Pyatt off my hands. Lowest “Goals For” total in the NHL and we splash the trade deadline by bringing in this year’s Scott Gomez. Rangers hockey, baby, CATCH THE FEVER!
UPDATE: Confirmed via everywhere. Now that I’ve gotten the snark out of my system it’s important to mention the giant upside this deal has for the Rangers. The currently deep prospect pool means picks are expendable, so no sleep lost over what we’re giving back. And if there’s one thing this team’s lacked all year it’s been a physically intimidating forecheck. The 6′ 2″ 225 pounder is bound to bring some bite to our o-zone game and help make opposing team’s breakouts less of a cakewalk. Here’s hoping a change of scenery reverses the guy’s offensive struggle. Ryane Clowe, New York Ranger.