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Rangers sign Cup winner, Daniel Paille

Paille won Cup with Boston in ’11

Daniel Paille (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)

Daniel Paille (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)


The New York Rangers agreed to terms with free agent forward Daniel Paille on Thursday. This is the latest move by a team trying to find the last forward piece to the puzzle. After trading Carl Hagelin in the offseason, releasing Jarret Stoll during the regular season, and then trading Emerson Etem, the Rangers needed to fill a void.

In skates Paille, a 31-year-old who’s a league veteran. He’s played in 570 games over the course of 10 years for the Buffalo Sabres and the Boston Bruins. He won the 2011 Stanley Cup as part of the Bruins team that went seven games with the Vancouver Canucks.

His career numbers are 85 goals and 87 assists so he is not a noted point getter but he’s a big (6’1, 200 pounds) and solid veteran who has playoff experience with a few years left in the tank.

Paille is the latest in a long line of moves the Rangers hope will pay off in terms of more stability and goal scoring. Time will tell if this will work out for the team, but it’s a low risk, high reward move for the time being.

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