New York Rangers: Five potential replacements for Michael Grabner

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Apr 4, 2017; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Washington Capitals forward Justin Williams (14) carries the puck against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Air Canada Centre. Washington defeated Toronto 4-1. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports /

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Williams is also not a young option, but a reliable one nonetheless. This may seem like an odd option considering that he was part of the Kings’ 2014 roster. However, his Cup experience might end up being useful to the Rangers in the long run if they acquire him this offseason.

He’s a consistent player, but his selling point is mainly that he’s won the Cup twice and has a strong net presence. He’s a name you would hear mentioned a lot, especially over the last two seasons with a strong Capitals’ roster.

His point production is sufficient for what the Rangers need, as well. He recorded 48 points through 80 games played with 24 goals and the same number of assists. He’s not the fast Grabner-type player that the Rangers are used to, but he knows well how to perform in key moments.

After all, it’s not the regular season that will sell the Rangers on acquiring Williams. He has 94 points in 140 playoff games, and that consistency is something the Rangers will need to finally get over the last step and win the Stanley Cup. That’s what they need, and that’s what they should be looking for.