So far in 2012 NHL free agency, the New York Rangers have seen third and fourth-line players come and go. While the Rangers have lost players like Ruslan Fedotenko and Brandon Prust, they have also acquired similar gritty players like Arron Asham and Michael Haley.
However, the Rangers, who had an impressive playoff run to the Eastern Conference Finals, are not going to get that extra push they need next season by swapping third and fourth-liners. The Rangers need to make a drastic change before next season if they want to see the cup in 2013.
Rumors about trades and signings that have been swarming around New York have put a lot of pressure on New York Rangers GM Glen Sather from fans—all of whom have a different opinion of what transactions should be made.
But everyone can agree that a change needs to be made.
Sather and the Rangers need to pull the trigger on one of these three deals before the 2013 season.