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By Kristin Tullo (@K_Tullo)
The struggling New York Rangers have slipped to 11th in the Eastern Conference after dropping their last four games, gaining just three points in their last five competitions. With plenty of blame to go around, aside from Captain Ryan Callahan who has continued to be the heart and soul of a team incapable of playing inspired hockey for 60 minutes, did the New York Rangers try to fix something that wasn’t even broken by trading away depth to gain more top line power?
After finishing as the top seed in the East last season and making it to the Conference Final in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Rangers did as the Rangers do by trading Brandon Dubinsky and Artem Anisimov to the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for Rick Nash. Nash was seen as “the missing piece” and the guy that would put them over the edge, having many people believing this would the team to beat once the season finally began. Now with three all-star caliber forwa...