New York Rangers: Five potential replacements for Michael Grabner

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Feb 20, 2017; Glendale, AZ, USA; Arizona Coyotes right wing Radim Vrbata (17) scores a goal as Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Kesler (17) looks on during the first period at Gila River Arena. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports /

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Vrbata, like Williams, is also not a player that would be used to replicate Grabner’s role with the Rangers. Grabner brought speed to the team, while a player like Vrbata would bring something special to the table. He has a vast knowledge of many teams since he’s played for six of them.

A player like Vrbata has experience across the league, and that is always a good quality to have going into a new locker room. It means he has knowledge of the styles of different playing styles and coaching styles across the league.

More than that, it means he can transition fast, learn a new style of play fast, and get his game going easily. That is something the team will be grateful for if they acquire him this offseason.

Vrbata has great positioning and specializes in finishing passes. At age 35, he can still perform at a level the Rangers need. Check out some of his highlights if you’re feeling a bit doubtful.