It’s a pretty good problem to have when one of the key reasons a stud defensive prospect could be hesitant to join your team is because he’s afraid he wouldn’t be able to supplant the club’s current top-four defensemen and play significant minutes.
But the Rangers are so stacked with Dan Girardi, Ryan McDonagh, Marc Staal and Michael Del Zotto that coveted 21-year-old unrestricted free agent Justin Schultz, who supposedly wants major responsibility from the start, may be unwilling to sign with New York.
And what if the Rangers could add Michael Sauer back into the mix?
The 24-year-old has been out since December with a severe concussion, but at the draft GM Glen Sather said that Sauer is “feeling better” and “making progress.”
Sather sounded cautiously optimistic and though Sauer is still just barely taking forward steps, Sather did express hope that Sauer could play in 2012-2013.
It seems like ages ago, but Sauer was actually much more important to the Blueshirts than McDonagh les...