Originally posted on Blue Seat Blogs  |  Last updated 6/5/12

MONTREAL, QC - JUNE 27: General Manager and President Glen Sather of the New York Rangers works the phones during the 2009 NHL Entry Draft at the Bell Centre on June 27, 2009 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
This summer the Rangers can afford to be aggressive – and risk a swing-and-a-miss mistake – this off season as they search to go one round further next season than this time around. There’s one caveat however (isn’t there always?) and that’s the pending CBA fallout. The Rangers are not far from being a Cup team. The core is there, the youth is plentiful and in place while the experience of the playoffs and the associated heartbreak of failure (an apparent prerequisite for future success) has been acquired. The organisation has depth at its disposal in almost every regard and if the cap doesn’t come down when the dust settles then there is money to spend as Larry Brooks discussed recently. This is where Glen Sather and the decision makers have the opportunity to be aggressive as they look to build. The Rangers will pursue scoring this summer, (apparently) they will look at Justin Schultz to add talent to the back end and they may even sniff around Ryan Suter. Sather can afford to tak...
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