Igor Shesterkin #31 of the New York Rangers . Credit: Sarah Stier/Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports
It’s August 1, normally the beginning of the dog days of summer for teams like the New York Rangers. It’s the month when hockey executives normally take their vacations as they are done with free agency, the NHL Entry Draft and trades. There’s not a lot to get done in August. Not this year.
Arbitration filing deadline day
There’s one big item on Chris Drury’s task list that has to get done. Today (August 1) is the deadline for players to file for arbitration.