Rangers Sign Feared Enforcer Derek Boogaard

About a half hour ago it was announced that Jody Shelley had signed with the Philadelphia Flyers for three years at $1.1 million per. Although I wanted him back, he was not worth that much, not for a 34 year old fighter whose best days are behind him.

With Shelley off the market, the Rangers then went and locked up Derek Boogaard, for four years at $1.65 million per. This is a decent signing by the Rangers, as Boogaard is one of the scariest, and is perhaps the most feared enforcer in the league. He stands 6’8” and will almost be seven feet tall on skates. He also weights 257 pounds. He is a massive physical specimen who runs a fighting school in his hometown. In other words, he knows what he is doing.

Boogaard is also six years younger than Shelley, and is a much better fighter. Just look him up on Youtube, and see some of his utter destruction of opponents.

The money may be a little high, but overall, I like it. No one will be running into Henrik Lundvist this season without paying the price. Stop crying, Rangers fans. Just stop.

And this is just awesome:

4 thoughts on “Rangers Sign Feared Enforcer Derek Boogaard

  1. Jim Haggerty

    Wow, this is great news. We got the BOOGEYMAN and a decent backup for Hank. Last year at the trade deadline I advocated trading Chris Higgins for Biron, but sending Higgins to Calgary helped bring in Brandon Prust which was a great deal.

    Have to give Sather credit, at least for now these two free agent moves seem to have really improved the team as compared to forays from previous years, and involve a lot less money to boot. Now he just needs to dump Redden and try to bring in a legitimate first-line center. Maybe he can put the right package together for Marc Savard.

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  3. jeanine haws

    As a MN Wild hockey fan, I was wondering if you have any idea where I could buy the Derek and Aaron Boogaard fight camp t-shirt pictured in your article. We really miss him. Pray for the Boogaard family. Thanks. Jeanine Haws

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