Only seven of the New York Rangers' 13 unrestricted free agents on their roster may actually have an impact on the squad's near and distant future.
The Rangers have one of the deepest rosters in the NHL as well as one of the better farm systems in the league. Therefore, the team has the luxury of not being in a rebuilding phase during the offseason free-agency period.
New York finished the regular season with more points than anybody else in the Eastern Conference. But after a disappointing playoff run, where they were ousted by their local rival New Jersey Devils, the Rangers have an entire offseason to reevaluate their roster and figure out how to man the squad.
So the question remains: On the list of UFAs, who does the team keep and who gets dumped?