Larry Brooks writes that it is "just about impossible" to find people in hockey that believe James Dolan would allow the Rangers to become sellers at the trade deadline. (NY Post)
Brooks writes that there are some who believe the Rangers will try to add a player or two to help offset the loss of Chris Kreider. Brooks says that Kreider is "all but certainly" done for the regular season. (NY Post)
He says that neither Dolan or Jeff Gorton should buy into the Rangers current record and that this is currently a team that struggles to play for a full 60 and is at times "lacking in focus and instensity." (NY Post)
He said that the Rangers have been "kept afloat" on the backs of Henrik Lundqvist and Ondrej Pavelec. (NY Post)
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Adam Rotter: The Rangers are a flawed team right now, there is no doubt, but unless they go on a big losing streak I don't expect them to be sellers. Whether it's the right direction for the organization right now or not, if Henrik can steal games, the Rangers will think they can make a run. The Rangers are going to be in the mix for the playoffs, hopefully in more of a secure spot, and Alain Vigneault says every year that once you get into the playoffs anything can happen. It's hard to imagine that the Rangers will start the playoffs and all of their issues will be fixed, but in the event that the Rangers can fix some of their issues, they will have good a chance at beating Tampa as anyone else.