Originally posted on Blue Seat Blogs  |  Last updated 6/14/13
The Rangers should be keeping a seat warm for Oscar Lindberg. Every year as free agency approaches Ranger fans spend most of their time talking about the big fish, the top five or so guys available.  We’ve kind of been trained to do that thanks to the free-spending ways of GM Glen Sather, but it’s also only natural to think about the impact that recognizable players might be able to make on New York’s lineup. Though we’re exercising the same behavior this June, it probably makes more sense –for a couple of reasons– for us to discuss stopgap third and fourth liners that could be inked for just a year or two. First, this just isn’t a great free agent class and there aren’t many players that are worthy of long-term financial commitments.  Secondly, the Rangers will need to spend most of their available cash to re-sign their own free agents.  Even if New York does buy out Brad Richards, management must still keep an eye on the bevy of significant players up for new deals next summer. B...
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