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Take a look at the Rangers projected roster for 2008-2009.  The top 3 lines and the defense are pretty much set, but there seem to be too many forwards.

Zherdev-Gomez-Naslund
Prucha-Drury-Dawes
Callahan-Dubinsky-Sjostrom
Voros-Fritsche/Rissmiller-[Anisimov?]
Hollweg/[Byers?]-Betts-Orr/[Moore?]

Redden-Staal
Rozsival-Girardi
Mara-Kalinin-[Sanguinetti?]

By my calculations the Rangers have an excess of 3 NHL forwards plus 3 more NHL-caliber forwards currently in Hartford.  Because of this, it might be a good idea to make a salary-clearing trade for draft picks.   It’s safe to say that the Rangers still have interest in signing a proven goal-scorer either during the off-season or before the trade deadline next year.  If the Rangers can add some cap space to the $3.3 million they currently have, they would be in the running to make a play for a top-quality winger.

 

Update: Forgot about Kalinin. Thanks to the commenter “Jagr”.

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The Rangers opted for defense in the first round (for the 3rd time in the last 4 years) and took Michael Del Zotto with the 20th pick.  Check out this article from Blueshirt Bulletin for the details on Del Zotto.

In the 2nd round, the Rangers took Minnesota HS forward Derek Stepan.

Most likely, neither of these guys will play in the league in the next 3 years, but they’ve both got “tremendous upside potential.

For a full recap of the Rangers draft, click here.

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Here’s the link with the entire first round order of selection.

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