Originally posted on The Rangers Tribune  |  Last updated 7/1/12

NEW YORK - OCTOBER 18: Brandon Prust of the New York Rangers skates against the Colorado Avalanche at Madison Square Garden on October 18, 2010 in New York City. The Avalanche defeated the Rangers 3-1. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

#NYR Rangers have signed former #Isles tough guy Micheal Haley to two-year deal

— Katie Strang (@KatieStrangESPN) July 1, 2012

I really like Haley's toughness and swagger, as did Isles fans, but this signing begs the question: How many tough guys do the Rangers need on the roster? Rupp, Bickel, Asham and now Haley are all signed to contracts. 

GM Glen Sather needs to buckle down and worry about some bigger-picture needs such as offensive depth, a puck-moving defenseman and so on. I think the Rangers are good on the toughness front at the moment. 

Oh and, by the way, you may remember Haley from this:



Now former Ranger Brandon Prust has signed with the Montreal Canadiens on a four-year, $10 million contract. Prust was a large part of the heart and soul of this hockey club and gave the Rangers a fantastic two and a half years. He will be missed, but you cannot blame the Rangers for not matching that price. 

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