Originally written on Blue Seat Blogs  |  Last updated 3/19/13

WASHINGTON - OCTOBER 08: Marian Gaborik #10 of the New York Rangers celebrates with teammate Vaclav Prospal #20 after scoring in the third period against the Washington Capitals at the Verizon Center on October 8, 2009 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
Back in the offseason I spoke frequently about the Rangers need to acquire players who fit their team template. The three main ingredients needed to restock the Rangers were roster balance, skating, and effort. As the deadline approaches, the Rangers should stick to those three ingredients when evaluating their own team and what’s available on the marketplace. As for Tortorella, you may not like his personality and you may disagree with his coaching systems and strategies, but whether he stays or goes (I vote he stays!), the foundation he’s laid for this roster should and likely will remain intact. With that said, let’s look at few pieces and see where upgrades could potentially be made. Marian Gaborik I’ve said it in almost every post-season report card I’ve written about Gaborik, but his skill set can fit any team concept. It’s not just the fact he can score goals, it’s how he scores goals. Gabby doesn’t want the puck until the last third of the ice. When he’s on a roll, he’s sna...
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