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The Rangers typically make a splash in the free agency market. This year there are some big names out there. The following players could be good additions to this club.
Evander Kane: Kane is a restricted free agent coming off a 30 goal season and is a potential 60-plus point player. He is a young player that could fit well with this club. Evander would help continue to improve the power play, is very capable of throwing some big hits, and plays a style fairly similar to the one Tortorella instills in his players.
Brad Boyes: Boyes could fit in with this club. Boyes has only broken the 25-goal plateau three times in his career, but he is tough. The Rangers like guys who play a physical style of hockey and Boyes can do that. Although he wouldn't be an immediate answer to the Rangers goal scoring woes, he could certainly help in the secondary scoring department.
Alexander Semin: Semin is a dangerous free agent. He has a reputation of being a little lazy at times, but he has a shot very similar to that of Gaborik. With Marian out for up to six months, Semin could be a solid replacement. A change of scenery from the nation's capital to the bright lights of New York could prove to be beneficial to both parties.
Justin Schultz: Justin Schultz is going to be a target of many other teams. This defenseman out of the University of Wisconsin won the Defensive Player of the Year in WCHA. He tallied 18 goals, half of which came with the man advantage. He is young and could fit in well with the Rangers.
Ryan Suter: Suter is clearly going to be the most sought after unrestricted free agent defenseman. The combination of Suter and Weber was among the league's best pairings. The Nashville Predators would love to have him back, but the Rangers should do everything in their power to bring him to New York.
Shea Weber: Weber has a bomb of a shot. We see it every year in the All-Star skills competition. The Rangers could really use that on the point. It is highly unlikely that the Predators will let him go, but like Columbus with Nash, if the right offer comes they might part ways. Weber or Suter would round out the Rangers defense and possibly give them the best defensive team in the league.
Zach Parise: Parise is going to have contract offers flying at him left and right, and the Rangers could use his services. Zach is a very solid two-way player. He brings an offensive element to the game, one similar to Richards. Although he will be expensive, the Rangers might look to spend big money in order to give themselves a 30-plus goal scorer.