Once again, the New York Rangers' season ended in disappointment, as they were cut down by the Washington Capitals in five games during the Stanley Cup quarterfinals. Despite a couple of overtime thrillers and games coming down to the wire, the Rangers proved in those five games that they are far from a true contender.
However, there were some bright spots during the season, such as the ascension of young players like Derek Stepan, Mike Sauer and Ryan McDonagh. There is hope for the future in Ranger-land as well, with promising young prospects like Chris Kreider, Christian Thomas, Ryan Bourque and Dylan McIlrath.
Due to the influx of young players, some of the other players on the Rangers will be displaced. Here are five players that do not belong on the roster for the 2011-12 season. These are not necessarily players who I believe will be gone—just players who do not belong.