Goodrow Claimed off Waivers by Sharks

Returning to his former scene of San Jose, Barclay Goodrow is no longer a New York Ranger. Yesterday, Drury placed Goodrow on waivers, in a savvy attempt to rid the organization of his contract which has become an albatross the last year, without any future penalty.

Goodrow being claimed is almost the best-case scenario for the Rangers as a buyout would have come with a cap hit and a trade would have likely needed a sweetener of some kind for a team to take on the full contract. With even more cap space, the floor is now Drury's as he looks to fill the gaps in the Roster and improve the team in the offseason. The extra room solidifies the Rangers involvement in some of the bigger names being tossed around this offseason from Jake Guentzel to Patrick Laine, the team's glaring weakness was that RW1 spot, and that position does not come cheap.

With the draft just over a week away, the team has a lot of flexibility and could very likely leverage their late first-rounder. In Drury, I believe.