George Ruggiero- Eric Gryba
Although the Stanley Cup is yet to be awarded, the Rangers’ offseason is in full swing. Trade rumors are swirling and ideas are brimming from us armchair general managers. Free agency is one of the most exciting times of the offseason, and we all have ideas on who our favorite teams should sign.
As for the Rangers, they should attempt to sign Eric Gryba. The Rangers’ defense was a point of contention all season, both regular and post. Gryba would be a solid addition to a defense particularly bare of right handed options.
The 6’4”, 228 lb. righty only played in 40 games for the Oilers this past season due to injury. However, he played well in said games. He posted a positive Corsi For % of 52.13, better than all but one of the Rangers’ defensemen. Gryba also played on a very inexpensive contract.
Touting a cap hit of only $950k, Gryba would prove to be a very cheap option for a weak area on the Rangers’ roster. His cheap contract plus whatever he brings to the ice, when he isn’t injured, make Gryba a low risk-high reward type player, the type of player the Rangers can afford to bring in.