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Alain Vigneault thinks the Rangers may need to make big changes

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He wouldn't be wrong. After going deep into the playoffs two seasons in a row, the Rangers stumbled out of the gate and never recovered, winning just one playoff game.

... After buying Eric Staal at the deadline and giving up even more draft picks (and a prospect). And with an average age of 28.227 years, they're the oldest team in the NHL. With one of the highest cap hits, and eight big money contracts for at least the next three seasons.

The way the Rangers are structured right now, it appears they may be headed for quite the decline, so a change to the core - both to free up some cap space and hopefully bring back some good, young players - might just be necessary.

In that case, hopefull it'll be a busy summer.