HockeyRangers Wait on Jimmy Vesey by Staff Post August 18, 2016 Jimmy Vesey (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) Much like their pursuit of Kevin Hayes in 2014 the New York Rangers are hoping to sway first round want away Jimmy Vesey to join them. Hayes was drafted in the first round by the Blackhawks but elected not to sign with them causing him to become a free agent before ultimately signing with the Rangers. This gave the Rangers’ first round talent without having a first round draft pick of their own that season.Fast forward to 2016 and the Rangers are faced with a similar situation. Vesey wasn’t a first round pick – he was drafted in the third round – but the talent is still there, and so he has become wanted by many teams around the league including the Rangers. The Rangers did not have a first round pick in this year’s draft so they would be receiving top talent despite having dealt away their pick.Vesey was originally drafted by the Nashville Predators but refused to sign with them forcing them to trade his rights to the Buffalo Sabres. The Sabres and Vesey did not come to a contract agreement and thusly Vesey became a free agent this past Monday. And now the courting begins for the Rangers who would love to add a 23 year old forward to the mix.It’s a strange time for the Rangers who are battling the salary cap and trying to stay in contention for the Stanley Cup with an aging Henrik Lundqvist. The ability to add young and cheap talent to the squad would further solidify the roster going forward and help get them closer to their goal of winning the Cup without getting into deeper financial troubles.The Rangers aren’t the only team on Vesey’s list however. He will also meet with the Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins, the New Jersey Devils and the Toronto Maple Leafs.It will be a tough sell for a team that already has a lot of young talented forward but if they can prove to Vesey that they’re the right landing spot for him than the Rangers will look very bright going into this season. Post Views: 996The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest PostsStaff PostLatest posts by Staff Post (see all) In The Zone Announces Initial Podcast Lineup - November 13, 2020 The Essential Resources You Need to Start Your Own Gym in 2020 - February 6, 2020 Wilder vs Fury II – How the second fight will be different to the first? - February 5, 2020 Early turnovers, defensive struggles plague the Scarlet Knights - January 26, 2020 Related TopicsJimmy VeseyNew York Rangers Click to comment You must be logged in to post a comment Login Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Newsletter SubscriptionCan't Miss Posts! MetLife Stadium to host Army-Navy Game in 2021 by Kelly Lynn | posted on August 23, 2017 Women in Sports: NHL Network Host, Jackie Redmond by Nicholas Durst | posted on March 4, 2019 The Most Catastrophic Boat Trip Since the Titanic; the New York Giants by John Venezia | posted on October 4, 2020 Women in Sports: Ariel Epstein, On-Air Host at SportsGrid (VIDEO) by Anthony Paradiso | posted on March 12, 2021 How Former NFL Scout and Coach Chris Landry Became an Entrepreneur and Sportscaster by Anthony Paradiso | posted on March 23, 2021More in Hockey Tim Peel is Discharged After Caught on Hot MicTim Peel was Discharged from the NHL After He was Caught on the Hot... NHL, Amazon Web Services Partner to Develop New Stats, Data, and InsightsThe National Hockey League (NHL) is partnering with Amazon Web Services (AWS) in an... You Know I’m Right, Episode 81: ESPN’s Arda Ocal (Audio/Video)On the 81st episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 80: MSG Network’s Bill Pidto (Audio/Video)On the 80th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... Au Revoir, Roy! Avalanche’s Patrick Roy Steps Off the Bench Veni Vidi Vesey: With Whom Will Jimmy Vesey Land?