Hes on his last year.....come on...come on ...just take him.
Rozsival (5) + Higgins (2.25ufa) + pick (for ending up with the big fat 5mil contract next year lol)
Toskala (4 ufa)+ Finger(3.5)
As long as the pick isn't anything higher than a 4th, I'd take this deal and probably look to add a forward to replace Higgins, maybe build a deal around Kotalik and a prospect to a team that needs a PP QB.
PM Bouchard - skilled player might have a career altering concussion, but before that he was a perimeter player who wasn't able to produce without Brian Rolston.
Josh Harding - former promising young 'tender who is stuck behind Backstrom.
James Sheppard - former top 10 pick rushed to the NHL and has zero confidence, hasn't played a scoring role since juniors.
Next year it might be Mary Havlat. The guy isn't even a shadow of his former self...he's not skating, not making plays, not shooting the puck, gets injured every time he steps on the ice, just useless as a bag of pucks.
I could see Marek Svatos traded straight up for Chris Higgins. By all accounts, Higgins has not fit in with the Rangers at all. The same can be said for Marek Svatos this season. Both make the same kind of money ($2M and change) and both will be UFAs at the end of the season.