Dan Boyle D NYR 2 Months

One of the reasons Dan Boyle decided to sign with the New York Rangers was the prospect of being reunited with Martin St. Louis.

"It was a big factor," Boyle said. "Him and I kept in touch. Unfortunately, with the passing of his mom, we talked through that. Him going to the Final, me being a UFA. We kept in touch. I'm not going to be the oldest guy on the team, that's also why I wanted to go. Marty is definitely a big reason. Him and I have had similar careers. it's a great opportunity to play with him." Boyle and St. Louis won the Stanley Cup as members of the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2004. Boyle was also interested in playing for an Original Six team after previously playing in non-traditional markets.

Dan Boyle D NYR 3 Months

The Rangers have signed Dan Boyle to a two-year, $9 million contract.

This is a very good signing by the Rangers who desperately needed to improve their power play. Boyle will certainly help in that regard as he will man the point on the team's top unit. We expect Boyle to register 40-50 points this upcoming season, which will make him a top 25 defenseman from a fantasy perspective.

Dan Boyle D NYR 3 Months

Dan Boyle would consider a return to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

"At this point Dan is going to be open to all options," said his agent George Bazos. "All I can say I know he loves it down there. Winning the Cup and everything down there could be one of the highlights of his career." Boyle, who still owns property in the area, played with Tampa Bay for parts of six seasons after he was traded from Florida during 2001-02.

Dan Boyle D NYR 3 Months

You can count the Detroit Red Wings among the teams that are interested in Dan Boyle.

Getting Boyle would help round out the Red Wings' defense given that Kyle Quincey isn't expected to re-sign. As previously noted, Boyle is looking for a two-year deal.

Dan Boyle D NYR 3 Months

The New York Rangers and Toronto Maple Leafs are reportedly interested in Dan Boyle.

Boyle is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent this summer. The Maple Leafs' interest is being termed as "serious" while the Rangers might view him as a fallback option if they can't re-sign Anton Stralman. Either way, Boyle is seeking a two-year deal.

Dan Boyle D NYR 3 Months

Although the New York Islanders are now shopping Dan Boyle's rights, the defenseman hasn't ruled out the possibility of ultimately signing with them.

"Garth's done a great job, he's kept us abreast of everything along the way, we understand he's got to protect his interests," Boyle's agent, George Bazos said, referring to Islanders GM Garth Snow. "That being said, we haven't closed the door on talking to them. The Islanders gave Dan a lot to think about." The Islanders acquired Boyle's rights from San Jose for a conditional fifth round pick that will be upgraded to a fourth rounder if he signs with them. Boyle can become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.

Dan Boyle D NYR 3 Months

The New York Islanders are shopping the negotiating rights to defenseman Dan Boyle.

The Islanders acquired Boyle's rights from the San Jose Sharks, but they haven't been able to convince him to sign with them so far. Boyle is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.

Dan Boyle D NYR 3 Months

Dan Boyle's agent said his client doesn't have a timetable when it comes to when he'll make his intentions known to the Islanders.

New York acquired Boyle's rights from San Jose in the hope of signing him before he becomes an unrestricted free agent on July 1. The Islanders might attempt to trade him again if they can't ink him in the next week or so.

Dan Boyle D NYR 3 Months

Dan Boyle is reportedly interested in signing with Toronto.

Darren Dreger of TSN reports: "The Toronto Maple Leafs are high on Dan Boyle's list. ... Boyle wants a two-year deal, and the money might be more than the Leafs are willing to pay but they definitely have interest." He's expected to tell the Islanders his intentions at some point this week, but he appears to be leaning towards testing the open market.

Dan Boyle D NYR 3 Months

Dan Boyle will reportedly inform the Islanders of his plans by the end of the week.

It seems a longshot that Boyle will want to sign with the Isles despite the fact the team gave up a conditional 5th round pick to acquire his rights since the veteran blueliner has sights set on playing with a contender to close out his career. Look for him to test the free agents waters on July 1st.