As the third day of free agency begins, it’s hard to see how the Rangers have improved so far this summer.
GM Glen Sather has watched many of his depth players depart via free agency and has spent only $3.5 million total on a fourth-liner and a seventh defenseman.
But it’s a long offseason.
Sather remains engaged in trade talks with Columbus regarding 28-year-old left wing Rick Nash and is still surely targeting several unrestricted free agents, one of which is likely Shane Doan, who has a number of contending suitors ready to duel for his services should Phoenix’s ownership situation remain unresolved by Monday.
Though pickings are slim on the free agent market, there’s still a very strong chance that Sather will make a couple of significant moves in the coming days and weeks.
But for a moment, perhaps we should step back and consider the Rangers’ roster as currently constructed.
Obviously there are a few holes that must be filled by prospects or mercenaries, but for the most part...