This could be a special year for the Rangers. They are not THAT far from being a true contender. They need to make a few moves if they can and they have some depth that they can trade something to get something. Lundqvist is one of the best goalies in the NHL, why not make a few tweaks and go for a cup run?
The Rangers will not be this good again for several years IMO.
Unfortunately I agree, we have some important players on the wrong side of 30 and a lot of the wins have come due to effort, and a lot of the time these type of teams don't duplicate that. That's the bad news, but we'll have Staal next year, maybe an FA D-man. Our D might be better and we'll still have Lundqvist. It's not like we're lighting the world on fire with our O this year, it's in the middle of the pack, and thus that's not the reason we're winning. So maybe a downgrade here won't be that bad, and an upgrade on D will be good.