Originally posted on Blue Seat Blogs  |  Last updated 6/12/13

BOSTON - NOVEMBER 15: David Clarkson of the New Jersey Devils tries to hang on to the puck in the first period against the Boston Bruins on November 15, 2010 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
The Rangers have been burned by ex-Devils before, but that’s not what should keep them away from David Clarkson We all know that converted Devils haven’t made for the best Rangers. It’s an inescapable trend, but it would also be foolish for the team to make decisions based on past history rather than judging what individual players bring to the table. So with that said, GM Glen Sather and company should give serious thought to making a run at pending UFA winger David Clarkson. Prior to last season, Clarkson was best known for being a pest, unafraid to drop the gloves and often yapping away at opponents. In fact, his style was very reminiscent of former Ranger fan favorite Sean Avery. But suddenly last year Clarkson became something Avery never was – a goal scorer.  It still sounds weird to say, but Clarkson busted out for 30 goals in 2011-2012 and started off at an even better pace this season with 10 goals in his first 14 games before tailing off.  He finished the season with 15 go...
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