From Larry Brooks of the NY Post:
Sharks are on Marian Hossa’s short list on which the New York Rangers, Penguins and Red Wings also appear, a source reports. If San Jose adds Hossa, who is believed seeking between $7.5-8M per, they will intensify their efforts to deal Jonathan Cheechoo, who was dangled at the draft. Blueshirts will be all ears.
Brian Campbell, good but hardly a difference-maker, is seeking $7M a year. That’s why there is going to be so much interest – cough, cough, Rangers – in Montreal’s Mark Streit, who compiled 52 of his 62 points from the point this season and will probably come in at half Campbell’s cost.
Read the entire article here.
Rumors have been around for a while that the Rangers are interested in both Hossa and Streit. Personally, I think Streit should be of more priority than Hossa. The Rangers don’t particularly need another big money, long-term deal like Hossa will demand and the team is in dire need of a point-man on the power play. Never mind the fact that he will cost significantly less.