Anywhere Other Than The Rangers
The New York Rangers have Ryan McDonagh, Brady Skjei, Marc Staal, and UFA Brandan Smith on their left side of the defense. There isn’t much room for Nick Holden anymore. The Rangers need to focus on the holes in their lineup that now include center, right-handed defensemen and a backup goaltender.
They need to find a suitor to take Nick Holden to help improve in the positions that is needed. It might be hard to find a partner willing to take on Holden though. After his less than stellar playoff performance (That is going easy on him), it’s safe to say his value plummeted.
Holden will become an unrestricted free agent after this season. He also carries a rather reasonable contract at $1,650,000. There are teams that need a left-handed defensemen. With his reasonable contract, there is no reason Jeff Gorton and the Rangers front office shouldn’t be trying to move Holden. As long as the piece coming back helps fill a hole in the roster, move Holden at all costs, Gorton.