New York Rangers: Five trades that got them in this mess

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NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 31: Henrik Lundqvist

Over the last 10 years, the New York Rangers’ front office invested all their assets into building a champion contender. Unfortunately, their efforts failed, and the moves that they made are coming back to haunt them.

What do Jeff Gorton and Glen Sather have in common?

They both have made their fair share of poor trades.

They did that with good reason and good intentions. Both men believed that since 2012, the Rangers have had the capability of winning a Stanley Cup. Any good general manager would have done the same thing if they were in the same position.

The only thing the Rangers did differently was how they went about their trades, and how often they did it.

There were a lot of marquee players added in the 2010-2017 era, and while not all of those trades were bad ones, they have all left the farm system depleted of quality prospects.

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