Report: Things turned ugly between Rangers and Barclay Goodrow behind the scenes
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Report: Things turned ugly between Rangers and Barclay Goodrow behind the scenes

The new Sharks forward is reportedly livid with Rangers GM Chris Drury.

Trevor Connors

UPDATE: Reports are coming in from around the NHL that former New York Rangers forward Barclay Goodrow is not happy with Rangers GM Chris Drury with how things ended between himself and the franchise.

In case you missed the news yesterday, Barclay was claimed off of waivers by the San Jose Sharks (a team that he previously played for earlier in his career) in a move that reportedly was pre-determined by Drury and Sharks GM Mike Grier. 

Rangers insider Larry Brooks reports that Goodrow would not waive his no-trade clause to go to San Jose and so Drury cooked up a deal to dump him on waivers without Goodrow's knowledge.

From Brooks' most recent column for the New York Post:

"After speaking to multiple sources on Wednesday, there is widespread belief that Barclay Goodrow had included the Sharks on his 15-team, no-trade list that GM Chris Drury got around by placing No. 21 on waivers, where San Jose exercised the first claim to take the two-time Cup-winner," Brooks writes. "We're told that Goodrow's 15-trade list included teams in less-than-desirable locations and those who are not contenders. San Jose would fit into that last category. But the 31-year-old's feelings did not enter into this."

"We've been told by several folks that Goodrow — who scored six goals in 16 postseason matches after recording four in 80 games during the regular season — is not happy about how this went down. I guess I don't blame him."

- Larry Brooks

Read below for our earlier report published by Hockey Feed staff writer Chris Gosselin.

Barclay Goodrow, who was placed on waivers on Tuesday by the New York Rangers has been claimed and is heading back to San Jose. The Sharks are bringing the veteran forward back to the place he started his NHL career.

This confirms the report from earlier from Mollie Walker of the NY Post that explained how the Sharks and the Rangers had an agreement in place regarding Goodrow prior to him being placed on waivers, which would be San Jose claiming him and relieving NYC of the final three years of his deal.

Therefore, the Rangers can clear some cap space as New York’s been short on cash and Goodrow was signed for three more years at a cap hit of $3.64 million.

The veteran forward has always impressed in the postseason and it was not different with the Blue Shirts as he posted six goals and eight points in 16 games after posting just four goals and 12 points in 80 games during the regular season.

He will be a great addition in San Jose, where he can lead the way of a rebuilding Sharks’ roster and be a great mentor for the talented prospects there.

Source: Larry Brooks