New York Rangers: Free agents the Rangers must avoid signing

SUNRISE, FL - MARCH 07: Jaromir Jagr
SUNRISE, FL - MARCH 07: Jaromir Jagr /
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NASHVILLE, TN – JUNE 11: Mike Fisher
NASHVILLE, TN – JUNE 11: Mike Fisher /

Connor Healey- Mike Fisher

The Rangers should not go after Mike Fisher this summer. the 37 year old center could potentially be a nice asset for the 4th line but there are some limiting factors that would prevent him from being a Ranger this year.

One is that he just turned 37 years old. Under the Gorton era it seems that the team wants to get younger and faster. Even though I believe Fisher has some decent hockey left in him, I believe his current skill set is not a perfect fit for the Rangers system and current team make up.

Two, I do not think the Rangers can afford his services. His last contract was a two year deal worth $8.80 million dollars. Now, I believe his price range would probably be cut in half but the Rangers still need to sign Mika Zibanejad this year. The Rangers also have to look toward the future with future restricted free agents. A one year deal might work but I also do not think Mike Fisher is willing to do that.

Overall, even though I do like Fisher’s style I think his age, contract and current skill set does not fit where the Rangers are going in the future.