As the New York Rangers approach the NHL trade deadline on March 8th, they will have a difficult decision to make regarding their situation on the right wing. They know it has not been good enough over the years, and with the squad also needing help down the middle, it could be a difficult choice between the two positions of need. There are a couple of things that need to fall in the right way for that to happen.
For one, the Rangers are likely to be stuck in a situation where they are forced to move money out to make deals work. They have to find a way to move players like Barclay Goodrow out if they are going to make additions. Creating their own cap space will have to be a feature of this deadline for the Rangers, but that is not the point. Who can they add at the right wing to make the team better?
With the Rangers desperate for help at the right-wing position, there are a lot of former Blueshirts scattered around the corners of the NHL who could come home to the Big Apple to help the Rangers reach the heights of the 1994 team. We know the city and fanbase are desperate for another championship from the Rangers, so perhaps the answer could lie in the past, and members who have already donned the Blueshirt.
Moving forward, there have been a lot of names out there. Some are familiar, and some are a little newer to those in the Rangers realm. Whether the organization opts to bring back old friends or go to the well again for new faces, it's going to be an interesting time between now and the March 8th deadline. Players will be flying in and out of teams all around the league, and we know the Rangers love to be in the mix.