Sometimes, people are meant to be in a certain place. That was the case for Moore. Coming back to New York brought healing after he had gone through hell.
Losing Stralman and Boyle would be jagged pills to swallow, but freeing up cap space to sign a center of Stastny’s caliber is the Rangers’ No. 1 need.
Soccer can sometimes be the cruelest of sports. In the blink of an eye, everything changed for a U.S. team that had seemingly punched its ticket to the knockout stage.
McDonagh appears to be a captain in waiting. He has become a more vocal leader with age and experience.
The Rangers took their fans on an incredible ride that was equally unexpected and unforgettable. Now the page immediately turns to preparations for next season.
No NY defenseman has been more consistent throughout the entirety of the playoffs. But holding on to him after the Stanley Cup finals could prove difficult.
“We didn’t want to see the Cup coming out on our home ice,” Lundqvist said. “Just the thought of it would make me sick.”
This is just the beginning. Vigneault’s roster will continue to evolve into one that is geared toward executing his uptempo philosophies.
Look no further than alternate captain Brad Richards as the main reason why the Rangers’ power play has fizzled. His overall game has disintegrated during the finals.
Whenever the Rangers have reached what appears to be their breaking point, they have found a way of turning their emotion into a rallying spirit and driven focus.
With the Rangers facing a 1-0 series deficit ahead of Game 2, there is no skater more valuable on this team than St. Louis because of the collection of experiences he’s acquired and his willingness to dispense advice.
It’s one thing to get by the Flyers, Penguins and Canadiens without consistent contributions from No. 61. The Kings are a different kind of animal, as we saw in Game 1.
Zuccarello is only one of seven Norwegians who have played in the NHL, and he’s set to shatter all records held by a Norwegian.
The Kings have more brute strength, bite and snarl to their game than the Rangers. They’re loaded with scorers and possess an electric power play.
Everything about Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh is old-school. At 24, McDonagh is only in the infancy of his career, but he’s always emitted a veteran aura.