With one week to go until the NHL’s April 3 trade deadline, the possibility for a frenzy-filled flurry of activity seems to be waning.

With so many teams unsure of where they stand in the playoff hunt, the only true aggressive shoppers we see are the handful of clubs that are sure-fire locks with the attitude of going "all in" (see: Shero, Ray).

If that’s the case, there will only be a select group of clubs doggedly pursuing players to bolster their roster, teams like Pittsburgh (yes, STILL), Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Anahaeim, Vancouver etc.

The Rangers are not among this elite echelon.

Team president and general manager Glen Sather is never one too shy away from a bold move or the lure of some big-game hunting, but don’t be surprised if the Rangers stand pat, instead.

Although the Rangers had hoped that last summer's blockbuster acquisition Rick Nash would be the single piece to put them over the edge following last year’s march to the Eastern Conference finals, the Blueshirts do not appear to be primed for the same type of playoff run this season.

Sather has to know this.

Sure, there may be some depth moves and minor additions to address the middle-of-the-lineup needs, but there are not a ton of appealing big-ticket options that make sense right now.