The Last of the Rangers UFA’s Is Gone: Brian Boyle Joins Callahan and Stralman in Tampa

Brian Boyle takes his heart down to Tampa (Getty)

Brian Boyle takes his heart down to Tampa (Getty)

Brian Boyle has signed with the Tampa Bay Lightning for 3 years at 2.3M per. A contract that makes you wonder why Sather didn’t offer as much, or did he? Remember, there is no State Income Tax in Florida, meaning a similar deal in NY would need to be close to 3M per.

On breakup day, Brian Boyle also expressed his desire to do more for the Rangers then just kill penalties. Alain Vigneault felt Boyle’s role was right and maybe this deal signifies his desire to be more than just a 4th line guy.

Of course, considering his wife is from Tampa and his good friend Ryan Callahan is there, must’ve made the decision easy. Mix in another teammate in Anton Stralman and Boyle should feel right at home.

Tomorrow, FullTilt Rangers Magazine will look at all the Rangers moves on day 1 of Free Agent Frenzy and determine what’s next. Stay with us.

Anthony Scultore has been covering the New York Rangers and the NHL since 2014. His work also appears at... More about Anthony Scultore

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