Rumors from the New York Post

Larry Brooks of the New York Post is reporting that the New York Rangers are in hot pursuit of Tampa Bay Defenseman Dan Boyle.

According to the article, the Tampa bay Lighting would like to be able to keep Boyle however in order to sign Boyle to a new contract they would have to first move Brad Richards who has a no trade clause and three years left on a monster contract. If they can not move Richards then it is highly likely that they will be forced to deal Boyle in order to get a return on his asset rather than loose him for nothing in the off-season to free agency.

Two other tid bits from this article;

The rangers have been exploring the possibility of trading Marek Malik to the St Louis Blues.

Rumors indicate that the Sharks and Thrashers are working hard on a trade that may see Marleau and Carle go to the Thrashers for Holik and Hossa.

Read the full article from

http://www.nypost.com/seven/02212008/sports/rangers/rangers_hot_for_boyle_98556.htm