Rangers decide to fix what's broken

Updated: July 12, 2004, 7:27 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | Special to ESPN.com


When the puck dropped on the New York Rangers' 2003-04 season, their $77 million payroll was only slightly lower than the NHL-record $77.8 million payroll being doled out by the Detroit Red Wings. That was as close to the top of the league as the Rangers got in what was a watershed season for the boys on Broadway.

Whether it was the injuries -- the Rangers lost 341 man-games to injury or illness last season -- or the mix of players, it didn't come together.

And after ...

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