"The GM did attempt to improve his team, but found the price for renting Nashville defenseman Dan Hamhuis and/or Columbus winger Raffi Torres too expensive for his taste. There was some discussion with Vancouver about renting pivot Pavol Demitra, Marian Gaborik's running buddy, but nothing of substance developed.
The Blueshirts never had any intention of inquiring about Edmonton defenseman Sheldon Souray. Neither David Booth nor Nathan Horton was available from Florida..."
Michael Obernauer at the Daily News adds that Vinnie Prospal received lots of interest which convinced Sather to hold on to him.
...the Rangers trade deadline was before the Olympics when they brought in Jokinen. Like I said in an earlier post, Sather was smart to not overpay and hang on to the Rangers young assets.
...assuming cap restraints also had a lot to do with Sather's inactivity.