This series will cover all thirty teams and go over the most important player, and player who’s performance most needs to improve to help the team succeed.

The New York Rangers went big game hunting this summer. They managed to take down the biggest game on the free agency market. Even with Brad Richards ( @BRichards_1991) in the fold the offense is still a question mark because there are several players who haven’t even looked like they knew it was their job to score pulling down big checks the last couple seasons.

 

High Card:

Henrik Lundqvist is the kingpin and you just can’t argue how strong he is in net. He’s had a sv% over .920 the last two seasons and played almost 150 regular season games off in that time. He’s had a total 17 nights off in two years. Marion Gaborik missed more games than that last season.

Wild Card:

Perhaps the Rangers should see if one of their players will change their name to Robin Hood. If they can swing it, perhaps they can also get Maid Marion to show up. Twenty games missed last season, twenty less goals than the season before. This from the highest paid forward on the team. Forty goal scorer or twenty? Marion Gaborik needs to be the former if this team is going to make a deep playoff run with or without Richards, Staal or anyone else Gaborik needs to man up and chase down some goals.


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