Desharnais is a younger option that the Rangers should avoid this summer. He spent last season in two cities, Edmonton and Montreal. He was traded at the deadline for Brandon Davidson.
The soon-to-be 31 year old could be in line for a nice pay check around $3 million a year. He carried a $2.8 million cap hit last year and serious under performed.
He had just 14 points in both cities through 49 games. It doesn’t help that he is not good in his own end. His offense is not strong enough for his style of play and it severely hurts his value.
Because he is younger, the Rangers are more likely to sign him to a deal for at least three seasons. It could lock them up in a bad contract they will wish they were out of.
This deal just doesn’t feel safe and the Rangers will hopefully recognize that.