4. Chris Drury
Drury’s first two seasons as a Ranger were productive for the former Stanley Cup Champion (Colorado, 2001), registering 58 and 56 points respectively. However his final two seasons in New York were complete failures, especially for a $35.25 million dollar contract.
Among fans, Drury was often labeled the “worst captain in Rangers history” which I personally don’t buy. Did he live up to his contract? No, but you can only do so much when your body gives out on you.
I still believe he had a lot of heart.
This doesn’t excuse the transaction though, as injuries eventually got the best of Drury, forcing him into retirement four years into a five year contract.