And last but certainly not least is Dr. Frankenstein himself, Glen Sather.
Sather is the primary individual responsible for assembling this goal-sapped squad.
I can't blast Sather for what he did this offseason, however.
Moving Scott Gomez to Montreal and signing Marian Gaborik were two outstanding moves. A+, Mr. Sather.
The signings of Prospal and Kotalik—although Kote's contract was a little stiff—were also two exceptional moves.
But then he went out and signed Donald Brashear. I'm not going to waste anymore keystrokes on how I feel about Brashear. Check my last story for further detail.
It's the previous offseason that has handcuffed this team from achieving their goals. Pun intended.
Michal Rozsival and Wade Redden simply have to go. There isn't a Red Sox fan's chance in the Bronx that Sather will be able to swindle another GM, like he did Bob Gainey in the Gomez deal, to take Redden or Rozsival off his hands.
Sather needs to put his ego to the side, swallow his pride, and waive both of them.
The cap space that will be alleviated by such moves would do the Rangers wonders.
However, I would only hope another man would be in charge of bringing players in with that newly-found cap space, as Slats has over-stayed his welcome in the Big Apple.