New York Rangers: 5 Keys To A Successful Offseason

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Mar 10, 2015; Uniondale, NY, USA; New York Rangers goalie

Cam Talbot

(33) makes a save against the New York Islanders during the second period at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

3.) Trade Cam Talbot

Lets face it, if it is not for Talbot’s heroic run as intern-goalie while Henrik Lundqvist was injured, the Rangers are not the President’s trophy winner, and most likely would have drawn a tougher matchup in the playoffs first round. However, with the Rangers having no first-round draft picks this year or next year, and with Talbot being their best trade-chip, the goal-buster must go.

If the Rangers are lucky, they might be able to get a late first-round pick from a team desperate for a goalie, like the Edmonton Oilers or San Jose Sharks, both teams rumored to be kicking tires on Talbot. Obviously, it will be tough to replace Talbot, as he and Lundqvist formed the best goalie duo in the league this year. There are always good bargains out there for backup goalies, and the Rangers have an abundance of goaltending prospects in the pipeline right now.