Fisher is in a similar boat as Thornton (no pun intended). He is going to have the rationale to ask for good money that just comes with too much risk.
Fisher just turned 37. He is also coming off of a long playoff wrong where his Predators lost in the Stanley Cup Final to the Pittsburgh Penguins. Throughout the playoffs, you could tell that he had a lot of wear and tear on his body, as he missed some playoff games with an injury.
The Rangers could use their money in much better ways here. Fisher will likely want to finish his career wherever he chooses to go. If the Rangers sign him for two or three years, his contract will hurt down the road.
The current cap situation may seem like that’s unlikely. However, signing players like Fisher is how the Rangers could end up in cap trouble later. They should just play it safe and avoid Fisher.