Originally written on Blue Seat Blogs  |  Last updated 6/5/13

ATLANTA - DECEMBER 17: Mike Ribeiro #63 and Karlis Skrastins #37 of the Dallas Stars against the Atlanta Thrashers at Philips Arena on December 17, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
The Rangers need to avoid over committing this offseason This week Dave has already touched on Mike Ribeiro as a free agent possibility. He certainly makes for an appealing candidate who has had a productive career. I’m going to discuss why the Rangers should stay well clear of players like Ribeiro. Once again the Rangers will likely have a hole in the middle of their line-up this offseason. If speculation is true and Brad Richards is to be bought out this summer the Rangers will have plenty of cap space to play with, regardless of the concern some beat writers seem to express about the cap room the Rangers may or may not have. While the Rangers have to address their own roster first (McDonagh, Stepan, Zuccarello, maybe Clowe etc, etc) there should be some money with which to enter the free agent market. This is where it gets dicey. With Derick Brassard emerging after his late season move to the Rangers and Derek Stepan starting to look like an All Star centerman, the Rangers don’t...
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