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The Rangers' power play was beyond awful this season. In the postseason, they converted on just four of their 44 chances. Their failure to do so is a big reason why they were eliminated.
The Rangers are in dire need of a power-play quarterback, someone who can dish the puck to players in open ice. The best person on the free-agent market for that role would be Mark Streit.
Streit, at 35, is not as good as he used to be. But he's still good on the man-advantage. This season, he had 11 power-play points. The season before, he had 23 power-play points.
He excels at bringing the puck into the zone, which the Rangers had a lot of trouble with, especially during the postseason. He's an excellent passer and has a nice, heavy shot.
In addition, Streit has turned down the Islanders' best offer, according to Arthur Staple of Newsday:
The pitch to Streit is simple. All the Rangers have to say is, "you will be the power-play hero." It's that simple. Streit is the key the Rangers need to take an abysmal power play and turn it into something respectable.
On a one-year deal, Streit can come in, help the power play reach its potential and potentially help the Rangers make a long playoff run.