The Rangers just acquired Ryan Clowe, and are all but guaranteed to re-sign the rugged winger probably before the season is up, thereby saying goodbye to Marian Gaborik.
Yep, there’s just no mathematical way you can fit in Clowe, Stepan, and McDonagh into this team without trading Marian Gaborik. I’m not happy right now. Giving up multiple draft picks for a guy who is playing hurt, and has some awfully hard miles on his frame, and in the process giving up on a multiple 40 goal scorer is a tough pill to swallow here.
If Clowe comes in and start putting up points, then it’s a good move in the short term, long term though, I’m not so sure.