Michael Del Zotto
With Henrik Lundqvist’s extension completed, Glen Sather is going to need to get very creative to supply the goaltender with the talent required for a legitimate Stanley Cup run.
Kreider’s blazing speed, dominant natural strength on the puck and assertive style of play is earning him significant attention in the Calder Trophy race.
The Rangers’ lack of a cutting edge is essentially forcing general manager Glen Sather to make a move.
At 23, Michael Del Zotto has yet to make a significant leap forward in his development. Over the years, the Rangers have been exceedingly patient with him, yet he’s failed to harness his offensive upside.
The Rangers announced on Friday that winger Rick Nash will travel with the team to Montreal. Nash has not played since suffering a concussion on October 8 in San Jose.
Perhaps a package of Girardi, Miller, a minor-league forward and a combination of draft picks could be enough to sway MacTavish into parting with Yakupov.
To come away with a victory over the mighty Pens, the Rangers must figure out how to add more of a cutting edge to their offensive game that was lacking against Anaheim.
Let’s be clear. What the Rangers are going through isn’t an effort issue. They’re struggling to understand Vigneault’s concept of uptempo hockey that also requires sound positioning.
A number of prospects including Marek Hrivik, Danny Kristo and Connor Allen could crack the Rangers’ opening-night roster.
Zuccarello showed Rangers fans the clearest indication of his staying power when he returned from the KHL at the back end of last season.
With the start of free agency looming on Friday, the Rangers should be looking to shed salary in order to get in on the action.
It’s only the second round, but the Rangers have to be feeding off the momentum provided by Lundqvist’s turn. If he keeps it up, I could be put in position to admit that Lundqvist did indeed earn his crown.
The Rangers did a lot of good things and struggled in other areas. Here are three things I took from Monday night — good and bad.
What would playoff hockey be without the Rangers playing the Capitals?
Question the collective talent of this team? Go ahead, be my guest. That’s entirely fair. Question their collective desire? That’s a different story altogether.