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The Rangers acquired a number of depth defensemen this offseason. None of them, however, inspire too much confidence.
Justin Falk has probably the best chance to play. He played in 36 games last season with the Minnesota Wild. Aaron Johnson and Danny Syvret are more suited for the AHL.
The Rangers would've been wiser to sign someone like Michal Rozsival, who was so effective in the playoffs for the Chicago Blackhawks. He ended up re-signing with the Blackhawks.
The Rangers were exposed when Marc Staal got hurt. They simply did not have enough depth. Steve Eminger was asked to play a larger role than he's capable of, and it hurt the team.
And while the Rangers now have more depth on defense, they do not have better depth. If one of the main defensemen gets hurt, the Rangers will be in the same predicament.
They should've gone after a veteran defenseman who can play at a moment's notice, and play well. They did not do that, and it's a big missed opportunity.