Dreger said "they have their share of injuries. Their goaltending has been somewhat average with Henrik Lundqvist which is a remarkable statement because of how well he has played over the years. This team is searching for some identity. They as an organization don't know which way they are headed in. We know that there has been some trouble with Alain Vigneault in certain situations with how he relates to players and Michael Del Zotto is a classic example. They can't figure this guy out and Del Zotto obviously doesn't mesh well with Alain Vigneault."
Dreger adds, "they continue to look for defensemen, they continue to look for more size up front. They are are a team that is searching for answers and management is looking for a quick fix and that just doesn't happen. I think that perhaps we are seeing the real Rangers team here. The team that is in search of some change and in the New Year I wouldn't be at all surprised, not even in the New Year, when the roster freeze lifts guys I wouldn't be surprised if Del Zotto goes to Ottawa or somewhere else."
The Senators have been interested in Del Zotto and reportedly made a few players available that the Rangers turned down.
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