With Alexander Kerfoot hitting the free agency pool after opting out of signing with the New Jersey Devils (who could blame him?), the question looms where will he sign?
Larry Brooks reported today, that the rangers are one of the finalist in consideration of Kerfoot. Kerfoot has strongly been speculated to lean towards his hometown team of Vancouver, but we all know that organization is a giant question mark right now. Even with the large contracts of the aging Sedins expiring after this season, they are a pretty sizable way out from being a contender or having an identity.
The big question for the former Harvard Captain (who replaced Vesey this past season), is does he want to be in a position to win now?
(Kerfoot & Vesey)
Kerfoot who is following a very similar path as Vesey. Departing from the team who drafted him to test free agency, coming off a great season as captain of the Crimson, and a Hobey Baker finalist. Kerfoot is in a prime position to start his career.
Hopefully with courting from former teammate Vesey, and the prospect of joining a playoff bound team are enough to land him in Blue. Kerfoot could be a great help to the Rangers who are lacking depth at the Center position with the departure of Stepan and Lindberg. It would also be big for the Rangers to get another great prospect, just off the desire to join a winning team and historic franchise.
Who needs draft picks anyway when all the young guns want to sign with your team anyway?
Even if Kerfoot signed and didn’t crack the roster to begin the season, he would add much needed center depth to our prospect pool. It is reported that Kerfoot will make a decision by some point Tuesday August, 22nd.