New York Rangers Blueshirt Beat, 6/10/17: The Kevin Shattenkirk Pursuit
May 3, 2017; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Washington Capitals defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk (22) skates with the puck against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the second period in game four of the second round of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the PPG PAINTS Arena. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

It’s all about Kevin Shattenkirk in Rangerstown at the moment and on this edition of the New York Rangers Blueshirt Beat.

Should they or shouldn’t they? That is the question and will remain the question up until NHL free agency officially opens this summer. 

Should Jeff Gorton and the New York Rangers pursue free agent-to-be Kevin Shattenkirk?

The 28-year-old New Rochelle, New York native has been rumored to end up on Broadway for several years now. Many praised Gorton’s ability to pass up on the all-star defenseman at the NHL trade deadline this past season thanks to knowing his summer availability.

Still, the question remains whether it’s prudent or not to shell out the big bucks for the man.

Brian Anderson of The Hockey Writers explains his stance on the matter.

Rangers News, Stories:

  • Donovan Burns of The Hockey Writers writes how the Rangers have quickly replenished the overall talent pool.
  • ESNY’s Neal Purcell scouts the Future Blueshirts, Ryan Graves.
  • Brett Cyrgalis of the New York Post explains how a hip surgery could determine who the Rangers lose in the expansion draft.
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