Waivers: MTL claims Halpern off Waivers from NYR; J.Crabb, Z.Boychuk, and B.Lee clear Waivers; andNYR place S.Bickel on Waivers.
— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) March 23, 2013
No way Halpern was going to make it through the waiver process without being claimed, but sending Bickel back to Hartford was a long time coming. Can only send him to the press box so many times.
These transactions over the last two days have to make you think the Rangers have something stirring in the pot. Whether it's today or tomorrow or at the trade deadline 11 days from now, the Rangers need to make an aggressive set of moves in an effort to make the playoffs. Mediocrity and inconsistency with this roster as is, is simply unacceptable.
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