New York Rangers’ Clickbait & Rumor Mill Fully Motoring; Nazem Kadri vs Ryan Strome & Andrew Copp, Sample Chapter of Upcoming NYR Trades Book; Fifteen Year Anniversary of the Scott Gomez & Chris Drury Signings, 2007-08 Salary Cap Reminiscent of 2022-23 & More

In honor of America’s “Independence Day,” I’m “freeing” a chapter from my upcoming book tonight!

Greetings and salutations everyone and welcome to another blog here on Have you heard any good Ranger rumors regarding the 2022-23 roster yet?

Tonight’s blog is going to take a look at some of the latest rumors that are currently floating around the streets of Rangerstown, USA. In addition, for the first time on this site, I’m also going to share with you a sample chapter from my upcoming new book, “The Best & Worst Trades in Rangers’ History (And Everything In-Between”) (working title).

The chapter I’m going to share with you covers the trade that Glen Sather made on July 17th, 2007, when he traded Matt Cullen to the Carolina Hurricanes. Why this trade? For these following reasons:

— It was the first trade made in all of Rangers’ history (post lockout) due to salary-cap implications. It sure as heck wouldn’t be the last!

— Fifteen years ago, and as you’ll soon read about, the Rangers had their noses pressed right against the salary cap ceiling. Fast-forward to today, and it looks like current Rangers’ general manager, Chris Drury, will soon find himself in the same position.

— Chris Drury is both a constant factor and a prominent figure not only during this Cullen trade, but of the future 2022-23 Rangers too. In a way, when you look at the current Rangers, while also looking back to this 2007 trade – it’s somewhat a case of history repeating itself. At the very least, there are some comparisons to be made.

However, before presenting this sample chapter, let’s now take a look at some of the stuff that’s currently out there, in regards to this 2022 off-season.

I know it’s a long-shot (you don’t have to tell me about the salary cap – after all, no one has written more about the Rangers’ salary cap issues over the years than yours truly), but I still think that Nazem Kadri winds up as a Ranger. Of course, I’ve been wrong before too!

Perhaps the biggest (and realest) news comes from the only reporter on the beat that has sources to the Rangers’ front office of today, Larry Brooks.

On Friday, July 1st, Brooks posted his latest column, which you can read here:

Brooks is reporting that the Rangers are currently content with allowing both Ryan Strome and Andrew Copp to hit the free agency market. However, Brooks also added that while both players may test the waters of free agency – the Rangers haven’t 100% ruled them out for next season either.

While Brooks was posting his column, Frank Seravalli (a Canadian reporter that covers the entire league, but yep – if Brooks isn’t breaking news, it’s one of his Canadian peers who does so instead) is reporting that the Rangers have kicked tires on Nazem Kadri:

If you’ve been following me on both this site, and on the Tweeter machine too (@NYCTHEMIC), then you know this already – I think Kadri is a real possibility. I also talked about Kadri during my appearance on the “2 Guys 1 Cup” podcast, a podcast that you can listen to here:

Whatever Drury decides, I’ll support it. There’s no reason to doubt him – something I’ve been saying all along ever since he first took over the big chair on 33rd and 7th. Photo Credit: NYR

I know, I know, I know, the Kadri-to-Rangers doubters all have valid points. They are not wrong. Kadri wants to get paid, and he’s already made this publicly known, and on several occasions at that.

To be clear, I’m not saying that Kadri will be a New York Ranger. I’m just saying don’t rule out the possibility.

Why am I beating the Kadri drum so hard? For the following reasons:

— Historically, the Rangers have always been in talks with the top free agents of any particular summer/off-season. Even when they were in their “rebuild” mode, they still went out and signed Artemi Panarin, and that was after buying out a former big-name free agent signing, Kevin Shattenkirk. (They also traded for Jacob Trouba and gave him a huge deal during this same Summer of 2019 too.)

— Want more history? The Rangers sure love their former Colorado Avalanche, especially former Avalanche players that have won Stanley Cups. Need a name here? How about this name – Chris Drury himself!

— While we don’t know what the relationship between Drury and team owner James Dolan is like, we do know that Dolan wants a winner. It’s my belief/opinion that Drury is in WIN-NOW mode, and why shouldn’t he be?

— Even if the Rangers overpay for Kadri, and the contract doesn’t look so hot during its final years; at the same time, wouldn’t you be happy with just one Stanley Cup victory and then deal with whatever happens later?  Funny enough, that’s currently the situation between the Tampa Lightning and former Ranger captain, Ryan McDonagh.

(The Lightning are looking to move McDonagh this off-season, only because of salary cap reasons. However, the trade for McDonagh, and the contract extension that he soon received, worked out for both parties. McDonagh was part of the greatest regular season team in all of NHL history (the 2018-19 Bolts), won two Stanley Cups (2020 and 2021), and then made another Final appearance (2022). All I’m asking here is for one Rangers Stanley Cup victory, which would be their fifth in franchise history. Two Cup wins with this core would be great, but one is good enough for me at this point!)

(And for what it’s worth – McDonagh has a no-trade clause. Should he waive it, he would risk losing real dollars. Currently, he’s still playing in Florida where there are no state income taxes. Just food for thought.)

And if the Rangers can’t sign Kadri, how about Reggie Dunlop at center?!?!?

Should Kadri be the plan (and like any other player that could help the Rangers, Drury has to, at the very least, entertain the idea), then that would mean no more Ryan Strome and Andrew Copp.

In addition, Drury would then have to find a taker for Patrik Nemeth (most likely with a sweetener included), which would then shed $2,500,000 off of the books.

A back-up goaltender, also a need, can be had for cheap.

Whether it’s Braden Holtby (my suggestion), Thomas Greiss, Jaroslav Halak or whoever else you like here; it’s easy enough to find a veteran that’s out there, and one who would be paid significantly less than the salary that Alexandar Georgiev received last season.

For what it’s worth, while I know all about Rangers’ prospect Dylan Garand, who just won the CHL goalie of the year award, I think the Rangers will go with a veteran rather than with a rookie.

(And when you get to the sample chapter of the book, the goaltending situation between now and fifteen years ago is similar. Lundqvist was playing 70-game seasons. While Igor may not hit 70 starts next season, at the same time, you just need someone serviceable. It would make no sense to have a young rookie backing up Igor, a rookie who would be better served by playing a full schedule at the minor league level.)

Outside of Kadri as an option for the Rangers’ second line center position; we have two other names currently being talked about, where both of them have been linked to the Rangers before. In addition, both men are presently members of the Winnipeg Jets.

Two years ago, the Rangers were linked to Pierre Luc Dubois, but those talks never went anywhere – perhaps a good thing.

On June 29th, French-Canadian reporter Francois Gagnon reported that the Rangers have talked to the Jets about a trade for Pierre Luc Dubois:

Here’s the English translation:

“By the way, according to information obtained during the final, the New York Rangers would be more than interested in acquiring Pierre-Luc Dubois. Ongoing negotiations with the Winnipeg Jets on the parameters of a transaction. It’s not done, but Chris Drury is very interested.”

I talked about this idea during my “2 Guys 1 Cup” podcast appearance. My thoughts pretty much echoed what Larry Brooks wrote in his reaction column, a column which you can read here:

Again, just like Kadri or anyone else, Drury has to do his due diligence and entertain all offers.

For me, I just don’t see it. Two years ago, maybe. Today, no.

Somewhat similar to both Tony DeAngelo and Anthony Duclair (two players who have since rebounded), you always have to be concerned whenever a young player (Dubois is 24) joins his third NHL organization by the time he hits 25 years old.

This most certainly rings true with Dubois, who is already on record about wanting to play for his favorite team, the Montreal Canadiens. Furthermore, while Drury is in “WIN NOW” mode, Dubois would most likely leave town once becoming a free agent.

If there’s any defense for Dubois and any perceived attitude issues attached to his name, it’s this – he’s spent his whole career playing in the two worst markets of the league (as voted on by NHL players), Columbus and Winnipeg. For whatever reason, players rather play anywhere else than in these two cities, which is also why both teams have a tough time of retaining their own free agents.

The other center option from Winnipeg that could be acquired via a trade is a name we’ve talked a lot about already on this site, Mark Scheifele. Of the two Jets, I’d think Scheifele would be more likely, and would be a better fit too.

Filip Chytil, still 22 years old, may have not peaked yet, but if there was ever a time to trade him for a decent return, now would be the time. Photo Credit: NYR

Again, keep in mind we’re talking about rumors/clickbait here (which admittedly, I’m not a fan of – I rather talk facts), and who knows what will happen?

That stated, outside of both Alexandar Georgiev and Julien Gauthier, two players who have made their trade requests known; two other names that have been bandied about in the trade rumor mill are Kaapo Kakko and Filip Chytil.

Some people have also suggested that Alexis Lafreniere could be on the trading block, but I don’t buy that for one second. In fact, I think that idea is complete FAKE NEWS and for all of the obvious reasons.

As previously talked about on this site, if Vitali Kravtsov can work out (and that’s what Drury is gambling on here), it would be easier to part with Kakko during a trade for an established WIN NOW center.

However, of Chytil and Kakko, I’d think the Czech, and not the Finn, would be easier to move on from. Despite what Chytil did in the playoffs, he was largely a disappointment during the regular season.

At the end of the day, I go back to this – “who knows?”

The only one who knows is Chris Drury, but I do understand that all of these rumors are fun to talk about and that everyone has their own opinions on them.

What I know is this – I can’t wait to get my upcoming book, which covers every Rangers trade ever made, to the editing, formatting and publishing process!

I still have this mall-made plaque, which some kiosk was selling during the Summer of 2007, hanging in my man cave!

A few things before sharing the sample chapter with you:

— This chapter is just my rough draft. In other words, my editor hasn’t seen it yet. However, it does give you an idea of what this book will be like.

— As you’ll see, this book isn’t just a list of trades, such as, “Player A for Player B, next.” Each trade gets full in-depth attention, including what was going on at the time, each player’s history, what happened afterwards, what the general managers were saying, etc.

— While this particular trade doesn’t get into the personal lives of these players; other chapters do.

It didn’t start out this way, but not only is this a Rangers’ history book (as well as talking about the history of every other franchise that has played under the NHL banner), but it also hits real life and serious issues, such as cancer, AIDS, suicide, substance abuse, gambling, addictions, fatal crashes, bankruptcy, arrests and more.

(And as a disclaimer – I only used stuff that was on public record. I didn’t use rumors, nor pry into anyone’s personal life.)

— If there is anything I guess I really want to stress, it’s this – this book isn’t a list. You’ll read about a thousand different players in a way that they’ve never been covered before.

As you know already, I’m also working on a 2021-22 Yearbook/Compendium. (Working title: “One Game at a Time.”)

Best case scenario, I’ll be able to release both books by September 1st, 2022, which is my own target date. However, that’s my own personal goal, as I don’t have any timeline constrictions. In other words, I’m not going to rush to release anything if it isn’t perfect.

Just like my first book (and thank you for all of the great reviews), I want to make sure whatever I put my name to is the best book possible.

Lastly before sharing the chapter, currently, I still have eleven years of trades to cover before submitting my final rough draft to my editor. I also don’t have any cover art yet. (And don’t worry, I won’t be designing the cover myself!) Once the book is edited, then I’ll post the Amazon presale link, where I’ll then have the cover art for you too.

With that all said, I now present to you the date of July 17th, 2007.

Matt Cullen became the odd-man out during the Summer of 2007. However, it did work out for him. Photo Credit: Getty Images

DATE OF TRADE: July 17th, 2007

RANGERS ACQUIRE: Andrew Hutchinson, Joe Barnes and a Third Round Pick of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft (#75 – Evgeny Grachev)


This trade was salary-cap related rather than performance related. In fact, you can say that this was the first true salary-cap related trade of not only the Sather era/error – but it was also the first in all of Rangers’ history too.

(You can also argue that the Brian Leetch trade was salary-cap related, and it was, but that trade took place prior to the lockout and the new CBA. Once the NHL returned to play, and when they allowed teams to prepare for the post-lockout/salary cap era, this was the first trade where salary cap implications were involved.)

Center Matt Cullen, from Virginia, Minnesota was the Ducks’ second round selection (35th overall) of the 1996 NHL Entry Draft. During his career, he would win three Stanley Cups (2006, 2016 and 2017) and would score 731 points in a staggering 1,516 games played. Of course, his one season with the Rangers (2006-07), of the twenty-one seasons he played in, became an afterthought following his 2019 retirement.

For Ranger fans, Cullen has his spot in history – only because this was the first trade made by the franchise in order to get under the salary cap ceiling.

Cullen made his NHL debut with the Ducks during the 1997-98 season. He remained in Anaheim prior to being traded to Florida in January of 2003. Now with the Panthers, Cullen stayed there until the lockout. Once the lockout hit, he then spent the 2004-05 season in Italy.

When the NHL ended their hiatus in time for a 2005-06 season, Cullen soon hooked up with Carolina, and after 18 points scored in 25 playoff contests, he won his first Stanley Cup in 2006. In addition, during the 2005-06 regular season, he set career-highs in goals (25) and points (49). All of these numbers were too appealing to resist.

Following the best season of his career, Sather awarded Cullen with a four-year deal worth $11,200,000. Cullen then scored 16 goals and picked up 25 assists for the Rangers during the 2006-07 season. He also picked up four points during the Blueshirts’ ten playoff games.

Without question, Cullen played well for the Rangers, but as is always the case, not only is the grass greener on the other side – but the Rangers have always loved big-time free agents.

On July 1st, 2007, the first day of free agency, Sather didn’t tip his toes into the free agent pool – instead, he pretty much stripped down naked, screamed out “CANNONBALL!” and splashed everyone within a hundred mile radius.

Within a span of thirty minutes, Sather landed the top two prizes of the Class of 2007 free agents, Chris Drury and Scott Gomez. Both men played the center position – just like Cullen. Furthermore, the contracts that both men received were jaw-dropping.

Scott Gomez (we’ll have a lot more on him in a bit, as he was later involved in one of the best trades that Sather ever made, where some consider the deal as the general manager’s absolute best), was a long-time thorn in the Rangers’ backside, as a star of the New Jersey Devils.

To pry him away from the other side of the Hudson River, Sather signed Gomez, then 27 years old, to a seven-year deal worth $51,500,000 overall. The deal broke down to $7,357,142 annually, but the first year of his deal would pay him a clean figure of $10,000,000.

Right after that, Sather signed Chris Drury (and yep, more on him later on too, as he’d soon become a prominent figure of Rangers’ history), to a five-year deal worth $35,250,000 overall. This deal broke down to $7,050,000 annually, but the first two years of the deal paid him $7,100,000.

Sather wasn’t done yet.

In addition to these two mega-deals, Sather had to hand out contracts to his own free agents. These players who re-signed with the team were:

— Henrik Lundqvist, who signed a six-year deal worth $41,250,000.

— Brendan Shanahan, who signed a one-year deal worth $2,500,000.

— Fedor Tyutin, who signed a four year-deal worth $11,400,000.

— Petr Prucha, who signed a two-year deal worth $3,200,000.

— Dan Girardi, who signed a two-year deal worth $3,100,000.

— Marcel Hossa, who signed a one-year deal worth $780,000.

— Jason Strudwick, who signed a one-year deal worth $500,000.

Furthermore, Sean Avery and Sather also went to arbitration, where the arbitrator then awarded Avery a one-year deal worth $1,900,000.

At the time, the NHL’s salary cap for the 2007-08 season received a significant bump of $6,300,000 from the season prior, which brought the salary cap ceiling to $50,300,000.

Prior to this Cullen trade, Sather had allowed several of his own free agents to sign deals elsewhere, due to the money that was being spent at the time. These players were:

— Michael Nylander, who signed a four-year deal worth $19,500,000 overall with the Washington Capitals.

— Jed Ortmeyer, who signed a two-year deal worth $1,500,000 overall with the Nashville Predators.

— Karel Rachunek, who signed a one-year deal worth $1,400,000 overall with the New Jersey Devils.

— Brad Isbister, who signed a one year-deal worth $525,000 with the Vancouver Canucks.

— Kevin Weekes, who had been “Wally Pipped” by Henrik Lundqvist and who signed a two-year deal worth $1,375,000 with the New Jersey Devils.

(And to follow-up on a previous trade; due to both Henrik Lundqvist’s remarkable play and the salary cap, that’s why Sather was fine with the cheapest back-up goalie possible, which Steve Valiquette turned out to be. There was just no room for a veteran’s salary at the back-up goaltender position.)

Following all of these signings (and before making this trade), here’s what Sather said in the team’s official press release:

“It’s pretty exciting. We ranked them both as number ones, and we never expected to get both of them. I don’t think either one of them knew we were negotiating with the other guy. We called them both at the same time and neither one knew about it until the very end.”

Sather added:

“We still have other people we have to sign so we have to be careful but we think we have things calculated out and we’re in a good position. We think we can keep everyone we have right now.”

Due to the free agent signings of Drury and Gomez (and Sather’s re-signings too), Cullen, who still had three-years remaining on his deal, became the odd-man out. Not only was he due $2,875,000 annually, but had he stayed, he would’ve been pushed down the line-up, due to both Drury and Gomez playing the same position as him.

And before getting into everything else, how do you like this – once trading Cullen to Carolina, Sather’s 2007-08 Rangers were still over the $50,300,000 salary cap ceiling!

To get around this, Sather, always creative (you have to give him that) found a loophole, and allowed his player bonuses to carry over to the 2008-09 season. This move then allowed the Rangers to become cap compliant for the 2007-08 campaign.

Cullen didn’t seem to mind his now “collateral damage” status. In fact, he was looking forward to returning to Carolina, when following the trade, he said the following to the Canadian Press:

“New York just didn’t seem to be a great fit. It’s a great organization and they were very good to me, but as far as hockey went, it was a really tough adjustment for me. I’m excited about going back to Carolina.”

Cullen added:

“As soon as I found out it was all real, I was absolutely thrilled. Carolina feels a lot like home for me and my family. It’s great to be going back home.”

Jim Rutherford, Sather’s counterpart in this trade, was also happy to have Cullen back. Here’s what he said in the team’s press release:

Matt was an important member of our championship team in 2006 and we obviously know he is an excellent fit for our style of play. He is extremely popular in our dressing room and his speed and skill will be important assets going forward.”

Rutherford also said:

“Aside from the injuries and the short summer last year, I think the player that we missed the most was Matt. We weren’t able to replace him. So if you can’t replace him, then one way to do it is just to bring him back.”

Cullen, back in Carolina, played out the remainder with his contract with the Hurricanes until he was dealt in February of 2010, in a playoff rental trade, which then made him a member of the Senators.

Once the four-year deal that he originally signed with Sather expired, he signed a three-year deal with his home state team, the Minnesota Wild. Once that deal concluded, he then signed a two-year deal with the Nashville Predators, another deal that he saw to the end.

He wasn’t done yet. The most successful years of his career, from a team success perspective, soon followed.

Prior to the 2015-16 season, he signed a one-year deal with the Penguins. The end result was his second Stanley Cup victory. In the summer that followed, he signed another one-year deal, where just like the first one, the contract expired following another Stanley Cup championship. Rather than going for a three-peat in Pittsburgh, he then returned to the Wild for the 2017-18 season.

Come the 2018-19 season, his last, and now at the age of 42 – Cullen became the oldest active NHLer in the league. He was also back with the Penguins.

On July 10th, 2009, he announced his retirement and accepted a player development coach role with the black-and-yellow, where as of this 2022 writing, is a position that he still holds today.

As far as the three assets that Sather acquired from Carolina goes? They didn’t really amount to much, which is usually the case whenever an NHL general manager makes a trade rooted in salary-cap reasons.

Joe Barnes, a center from Winnipeg, Manitoba, was the Hurricanes’ third round pick (64th overall) of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. He never played in the NHL.

Once turning professional during the 2006-07 season, he was assigned to the AHL. Following this trade, he had multiple injury issues (mainly his knees) and only played in five games for the Checkers during the 2007-08 season. A season later, his last, the 2008-09 campaign, he played in twelve more ECHL games, while also receiving one game with the Wolfpack. He then retired.

Evgeny Grachyov, a left winger from Khabarovsk, Russia, didn’t have much of an NHL career.

The Russian came to North America for the 2009-10 season, where he was then assigned to Hartford. Aside from eight games played (call-up games) during the 2010-11 season with the Rangers – that’s where he remained.

Following his second professional season in North America, in June of 2011, he was traded to St. Louis. While he did play in 26 games for the Blues (the final 26 games of his NHL career), he mainly played for the Blues’ AHL affiliate, the Peoria Rivermen, during the 2011-12 season. That’s where he also spent his 2012-13 season.

With no real NHL future in sight, Grachyov returned home to Russia for the 2013-14 season. As of this 2022 writing, he’s still currently active in the KHL.

Andrew Hutchinson, a defenseman from Evanston, Illinois, had the best NHL career among the three players that Sather received, but of course – that doesn’t say much either.

The second round (54th overall) selection of the 1999 NHL Entry Draft, and as selected by the Predators; the rearguard, rather than turning professional, continued his education at Michigan State University. Following his 2002 graduation, he turned pro and was soon assigned to Nashville’s AHL affiliate, the Milwaukee Admirals.

Prior to the lockout, Hutchinson made his NHL debut during the 2003-04 season, where he logged eighteen games in all. Otherwise, he was still an AHLer at this point, and that’s where he spent the 2004-05 lockout season.

In July of 2005, Nashville traded him to Carolina. As a Hurricane, he finally received his first full season of NHL action, but only played in 36 games as a spare (and because of injuries). Despite his small number of games played, his name was still etched on the Stanley Cup following the ‘Canes 2006 triumph over the Oilers.

Once acquired by Sather, Hutchinson was assigned to the AHL, where he served as the Wolfpack’s captain during the 2007-08 season and where he also won the Eddie Shore Award, as the top defenseman of the league. Following the season, he left the Rangers’ organization and signed with Tampa Bay. However, after only two games played with the Bolts, he was then traded to the Stars early into the 2008-09 season. Once in Dallas, and as was often the case for him, he split time in both the NHL and AHL.

Come the 2010-11 season, he was now in Pittsburgh, where he played the final five games of his 140 NHL games played with the Penguins. The rest of his season, his last in North America, was spent at the AHL level.

Starting with the 2011-12 season, he traveled to Europe where he played the next four seasons of his career in both Russia and in Switzerland. He then retired in 2015.

As noted, we’re now at the point of this book where you’ll start to see a lot of trades being made solely due to salary cap reasons. In turn, it’s tough to really judge and/or grade these trades.

Whenever these salary cap related trades pop up, you have to be aware of the team’s roster at the time, in addition to where the team finished. Simply put – you just can’t look at these trades in a vacuum.

In this instance, the Rangers fared worse with Drury and Gomez now in the line-up than they did with Cullen in the line-up during the 2006-07 season.

As previously mentioned, the 2006-07 Rangers lost a six-game set to the Buffalo Sabres during the second-round of the 2007 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The 2007-08 Rangers also reached the second-round, and then lost a five-game set to the Pittsburgh Penguins. (And one more time – we’ll get much more into Drury and Gomez later, but needless to say – these deals did not work out at all.)

Furthermore, while Gomez and Drury were already Stanley Cup champions at this point in time – they’d never win it again. Cullen, also a champion, then went on to win two more Stanley Cups.

In a way, you can consider this trade as a loss – only if you take into account everything that happened later, and with the salary cap in mind. However, and one last time – this wasn’t a pure hockey trade.

Another thing to be aware of (also salary cap related) as we continue? The fact that after being so busy in each of his previous years as Rangers’ general manager, Sather then had his slowest season yet (from a trades perspective) during the 2007-08 campaign. In fact, he’d only make three trades prior to the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. Let’s now get into them.

I hope by sharing this sample chapter, you now have a feel of what I’m doing!

Once we get closer to the release date, I’ll share more sample chapters with you. I think in total, there will be something like 700 trades covered, so I can post a few free ones on this site, in an attempt to “hard-sell” you on buying the book!


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Here are my last few blogs, in case you missed them:

Busy “Summer of Drury” Ahead; Key Dates, Henrik Lundqvist Gets Good News; Hall of Fame Class of 2022 Announced (And The Beefs Attached), Rangers’ Preseason Schedule, NYR Clickbait Season, Panarin Nonsense; Jack Johnson/Av’s Cup Win, NHL HC’s & More

CZAR IGOR “VEZ-YORKIN” Officially Named 2022 Vezina Winner; Canadian Bias Wins Hart Trophy, Adam Fox & Chris Drury Get Respect Too, A Season to Remember for #31, Rangers’ History, Book Updates & More

Chris Drury Re-signs Sammy Blais; “Blais Day” Looking for Redemption; Drury Comments on Season; Tweaks Coaching and Scouting Staffs (One Area Still Needs to be Addressed), Female Coaches/Campbell, Torts/Flyers & More

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I only have five more years of the Sather Error to get through!

As will be the case during this off-season, I’ll return once something big breaks.

Until then, I’m doing my Rangers’ Hunter S. Thompson act!

Enjoy the summer and enjoy the July Fourth weekend.


Sean McCaffrey

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