Dreger: Rangers looking to add a top 4 defenseman (Full Transcript)

Darren Dreger was on during the 1st intermission tonight to discuss the Rangers search for a top 4 defenseman. Here’s the full transcript:

Are the Rangers looking for defense?

Dreger: The NYR are very serious and they’ve been in the market and they’ve been looking for a defenseman for quite some time. It’s not an urgent issue, but based on play last night and the injury to Marc Staal it’s timely that we’d be talking about the possibilities that might exist for Jeff Gorton and the Rangers. But they’re looking for a specific top 4 defenseman. And every year around this time, half the NHL starts scouring, looking for the market. What they’re looking for is separation. Right now there’s a considerable amount of parity that exists in the NHL. There isn’t a defined list of buyers vs. sellers. In a perfect world the NYR will add that top 4 defenseman between now and the trade deadline. They are certainly scouting and doing their due diligence.

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