What is of particular concern to the Islanders is that the third spot on their top line has been a revolving door for much of the season. The solution has yet to prevent itself.
Talks between the NHL and the union are back under way for the first time in nearly a week as the sides again search for a deal to save the hockey season.
The acquisition of Rick Nash should mean that the Rangers have an excellent chance to repeat their performance as the top team in the Eastern Conference. But signing free-agent forward Shane Doan would put the Rangers in the driver’s seat for the Stanley Cup.
Rick Nash shared his thoughts on becoming a New York Ranger and is excited by the challenge that lies ahead.
The Rangers are at a critical point at the start of free agency. If they do nothing and stick with their roster as currently constituted, they figure to have another solid year that will get them to the second or third round of the playoffs.
Rangers’ GM Glen Sather has the pieces required to land either Rick Nash or Bobby Ryan but must resist the urge to overpay to acquire either star forward.
As it has become tradition, the Rangers are in search of offense, perhaps some grit and a puck moving defenseman. However, this group of free agents is thin. Here are the players I think the Rangers should and will pursue.
Sean Hartnett shares his fearless Western Conference opening round predictions and reveals his Stanley Cup favorite.
The Rangers aren’t the most talented squad, but their team as whole plays to win.
It’s been a long time since we’ve had good reason to complain about the Rangers. So what needs to change?