Mason Geersten. Kuklaskorner.com
The Rangers would also be wise to pick up a big, hulking defenseman. While I mentioned that the Rangers should pick up an offensive defenseman, like Brett Pesce of the University of Maine, they should also get a nasty, crease-clearing guy. Mason Geersten, a 6'3", 200-pound defenseman with Vancouver of the WHL, might be a nice selection. According to Hockeyfights.com, he had 10 fights last season, and 18 fighting majors in his two-year career.
As his coach Don Hay told Kukla's Korner, "We think that he’s a real fine young man and that he’s a real physical defenceman, more of a stay-at-home guy."
The pick doesn't have to be Geersten, but it does have to be someone like him. A good defense has a mix of offensive-minded, two-way and stay-at-home defensemen. The Rangers could use more stay-at-home players.
If they don't get a crease-clearer, then opposing teams will continue to set up in front of the goaltender and screen shots. Lundqvist can stop pretty much everything he sees. A crease-clearer would help him see more. If they don't do that, they'll be in trouble.
A pick like Geersten is a necessity. And it would be an absolute worst-case scenario if they don't end up with someone like him.