Why It Was Not A Failure For The New York Rangers

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May 26, 2015; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Rangers players celebrate a victory in game six of the Eastern Conference Final of the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

Despite failing to reach the ultimate goal of hoisting the Stanley Cup, fans of the New York Rangers can still take positives from this year’s playoff run

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With the end of another playoff run for the New York Rangers last month, there have been mixed feelings as to how to evaluate this season. Some consider it a success, while others consider it a failure.

But, if you consider where this team was at the beginning of the season and fast forward to last month, there were a lot of accomplishments a fan could hang their hat on.

It’s understandable to feel all of this year’s success was all for not.

But, instead of dwelling on the failures and lost dreams of a championship season, why not pause and reflect on what was accomplished? Instead of trying to break down and analyze every bit of analytics and hypothesize what off season moves should or should not be done, why not lean back and consider for a moment what exactly the Rangers did with this crop of players?

Here are five highlights from the Rangers Stanley Cup playoff run: