Is there a trade in the works for the Rangers?
Take a look at the Rangers projected roster for 2008-2009. The top 3 lines and the defense are pretty much set, but there seem to be too many forwards.
By my calculations the Rangers have an excess of 3 NHL forwards plus 3 more NHL-caliber forwards currently in Hartford. Because of this, it might be a good idea to make a salary-clearing trade for draft picks. It’s safe to say that the Rangers still have interest in signing a proven goal-scorer either during the off-season or before the trade deadline next year. If the Rangers can add some cap space to the $3.3 million they currently have, they would be in the running to make a play for a top-quality winger.
Update: Forgot about Kalinin. Thanks to the commenter “Jagr”.
About the author: Marc is a Long Island native and a hockey goalie. He has been a Rangers fan for as long as he can remember, although, in the interest of full disclosure, there was a time during the 1993 playoffs when he vaguely remembers cheering for Pierre Turgeon and the Islanders after the Dale Hunter cheap shot. His favorite Ranger of all time is Mike Richter.