Originally posted on Blue Seat Blogs  |  Last updated 1/28/12

DENVER - NOVEMBER 08: Wojtek Wolski #8 of the Colorado Avalanche clears the puck away from Ryan Jones #28 of the Nashville Predators during NHL action at the Pepsi Center on November 8, 2008 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
The Rangers need to get rid of Wojtek Wolski one way or the other. His presence may not be that of a locker room cancer but his salary, tantalising ability and mere presence make him a distraction and a temptation for the coaching staff. Wolski clearly cannot play consistently in Tortorella’s system. A few good shifts here and there are simply not enough for someone with his skill set and contract. Erik Christensen is in a similar position to Wolski but doesn’t possess the same cap issues that Wolski does. Christensen’s ability, but above all his cap hit, are what give him a regular stay of execution. Wolski doesn’t have that luxury. If the Rangers don’t intend (and nor should they at this stage) to give Wolski an extended run in the side – in a position that befits his skill set – then they should look elsewhere within the organisation. Wolski clearly doesn’t have a future in the organisation so it would make sense to have a guy like Christensen be the extra man and perhaps auditio...
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