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The Rangers lost a third of their best line last season (Pouliot), their second-best defender from the playoffs (Stralman) and a heart-and-soul center who was great on the draw (Brian Boyle).
An offensive defenseman with veteran leadership (Dan Boyle), a rugged winger (Glass) and multiple depth signings.
The Rangers still have holes in their depth chart for a No. 1 center, a second-line winger and a fourth-line winger.
The only needs addressed by New York on the first day of NHL free agency were the power play and the second pairing on defense. Depth on defense was addressed, but the Blueshirts still need scoring.
Replacing Pouliot on the second or third line is still a need, as is replacing the void left by Brad Richards, who signed with the Blackhawks, as reported by Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune.
General manager Glen Sather better have some tricks up his sleeve, because even if all restricted free agents are retained, this will be a weaker roster than what was iced during the Stanley Cup Final.
Grade for Free-Agency Day 1: C-