The New York Rangers boast plenty of forward depth in their minor league system. While they will need new contracts, the likes of Marek Hrivik and Nicklas Jensen deserve legitimate shots at NHL playing time. New York has the luxury of the open spot, as well as the luxury of the players with experience in the organization.
Giving the youth a chance to step up and grab a fourth line role would be wise for New York. Not only would they see the team get younger, but they would also avoid spending big on a minimal role. A player like Boo Nieves could step in right away and succeed. Though he is not an enforcer, we once again stress that enforcers do not need to be on the roster at all.