When the New York Rangers openly admitted to fans that the team would undergo large changes as they look to tear down and then rebuild their roster, they made it quite clear what they were after. In a letter from Glen Sather and Jeff Gorton, the team claimed to be “focused on adding young, competitive players that combine speed, skill and character.”

Today, Andy Strickland of Fox Sports tweets that he has heard the Rangers are more interested in acquiring prospects and roster players than draft picks as they start their rebuild, one that could include dealing key players like Ryan McDonagh and Mats Zuccarello. While obviously the team will likely add at least a few draft picks over the next few weeks, a focus on bringing in young players who can compete in the NHL sooner rather than later gives us an insight into how long they believe the rebuild will take.