Rangers to Deal Weekes to St. Louis or Florida???
Word on other Rumor sites is that the Rangers have been shopping Kevin Weekes around the League and that he has requested a trade as of last week. Supposedly Sather has talked to the Panthers and the Blues.
This is interesting. A week and a half ago, the Rangers signed Mika Wiikman out of Finland along with Steve Valiquette. Rumors were that the Rangers were going to unload prospect Al Montoya to Detroit because there was not enough room for him in the minors. Now it seems that if they deal Weekes, that will free up space for one of the three goaltenders (Valiquette, Montoya or Wiikman) to take up the backup role to King Henrik in NYC!
I am not opposed to the Rangers dumping Weekes for a prospect, defenseman, or a draft pick. All I can think of is his bad attitude once Renney decided to hand over the starting job to Lundqvist. Weekes was playing the race card when this happened. I am not a big fan of him.