More than a few eyebrows were raised when the Rangers committed a five-year contract worth $25 million to 27-year-old center Derick Brassard. Those eyebrows are not raised anymore.
The Rangers are battered and bruised on the blue line, and if the other areas of strength on this team do not step up, the Blueshirts will slip in the Metropolitan Division and the Eastern Conference to very precipitous depths.
Josh Bailey scored the overtime winner as the Islanders defeated the Montreal Canadiens, 3-1 on Saturday night.
It happens every year. The playoffs are amazing, but they come and go quickly. We are down to the final two now, as the Boston Bruins and Vancouver Canucks each look to earn the right to raise the Stanley Cup.
As the season winds down, the Rangers are indeed going to be in the market for a few pieces. There are three names that have been linked to the Rangers as the NHL trade deadline approaches.