"The 35-year-old finished second on the team with 20 goals and 38 assists, his fifth 20-goal season. His playmaking ability made him a good match with leading scorer Marian Gaborik for much of the season and he has a solid relationship with John Tortorella, also his coach with the Lightning. But Prospal struggled at times in the second half after arthroscopic knee surgery in December to repair a torn meniscus. It was only the last few games of the season where Prospal admitted he felt completely healthy again.
Admittedly reading the tea leaves here, but I found it odd when Tortorella did not mention Prospal when talking about the Rangers’ leadership group, saying instead his belief the Rangers did not have a strong dressing room was not an indictment of Chris Drury or Ryan Callahan or the leadership group."
...while I loved what Prospal brought to the team this year, I'm actually leaning against wanting the Rangers to re-sign him. He is a great team guy, but he is on the downside of his career and would be holding back some Ranger prospects.
...not to mention he'd probably be looking for a raise on his $1.15 million contract from this season. And I think that money could be better spent on a playmaking center, another scoring winger or a bruising defenseman.