Tanner Glass says that, in his opinion, the "bulk of Ranger fans, or the knowledgeable" ones appreciate his game. (NY Post)
Glass said that all of the negativity used to bother him in the past but added "I know what my teammates and my coaches think of me, and my peers, so that's the main thing." (NY Post)
Glass had 4 goals, 3 assists, a minus three rating, 66 PIM and 224 hits in 57 regular season games.
He played in the first four playoff games for the Rangers, had 0 points, 4 PIM, 2 shots on goal and 18 hits.
Glass is entering the final-year of his contract with a cap hit of $1.4 million and an actual salary of $1 million.
Buying out Glass would cost the Rangers $783,333 this year and $333,333 next year. (Cap Friendly)
Sending Glass down to Hartford would cost the Rangers $500,000 against the salary cap.
Adam Rotter: I think the most of the Rangers bottom six from this year is going to be wiped out and that will include Glass. Whether it's Hartford, a trade or a buyout, Jeff Gorton has to move on from Glass for many reasons but cap space is a prime one. Every dollar counts for the Rangers and even if it doesn't seem like a lot, any savings from Glass would help.
At a certain point I just came to terms with the fact that Glass was going to play almost every night. I do think that he played the role he was asked to play fairly well but it's more a question of whether that role was needed or if the Rangers would be better served using that forward spot for something else.