Really? I think that's a terrible idea. That team would have a lloooottttt of trouble making the playoffs.
I may get killed for this but this is my reasoning. Unless Sather goes absolutely nuts and resigns Jagr and then goes out and signs Hossa, Campbell and say Orpik the Rangers will not be a better team than they were last season when they obviously didn't have enough in them to be real contenders in my opinion compared to others like Pittsburgh.
I say we don't force ourselves into overpaying in this weak free agent pool and take a year off for the most part.
I personally don't see the problem with the Rangers D as it stands from last season. If the Rangers shuffled their powerplay around [ie rethought how to go about it completely], they would be fine. Rosival has a fantastic shot from the point, and when he actually shot without thinking, he tended to score.
I'd even be happy with Malik coming back if he were cheap enough and they waived Backman. Maybe if a few people took cheap shots on him, he'd learn to throw his body around a bit more.