Larry Brooks at the New York Post asks Glen Sather not to mortgage the Rangers future for a first round exit...
"The Rangers aren't one or two players away, unless they are Jean Beliveau and Bobby Orr in their prime. The Rangers aren't one brilliant trade away from inserting themselves into the Stanley Cup conversation.
Instead, the Rangers are simply one of those many teams camped out with the huddled masses on the treadmill of NHL mediocrity. Sorry to say, but Lundqvist and Gaborik are lipstick on the pig."
...to tell you the truth, I've thought Sather's trade deadline moves the last few years have been pretty reserved. Avery, Morris, Antropov, Mara, Sjostrom & Backman. No big splash while only losing Prucha and Dawes. Both of whom are currently playing well, but you and I both know they'd either be healthy scratches or struggling with the Blueshirts.
...i'd be shocked to see Kovalchuk or Lecavalier wearing a Rangers sweater this season.
...would much rather see Sather work to get some salaries off the books by trading (Prospal, Kotalik, Rozsival) to a desperate team.