May 26, 2015; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Rangers head coachAlain Vigneault
during the press conference after game six of the Eastern Conference Final of the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena. New York Rangers defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 7-3. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
5. Hope for Optimism
As Game Seven came to close with the Rangers on the losing end, a little bit of relief may have crept in. A relief that doubts and frustration could be finally put to rest.
However, optimism could be felt with the coming of next season. Even head coach Alain Vigneault remains positive about the future of this team in his interview with the media.
Young Rangers such as Jesper Fast and J.T. Miller became vital players to the success of the team. They weren’t offensive juggernauts in the score sheets each game, but their play showed the coaching staff and fans that they were here to stay for the long-term. Whether it was generating offensive plays, hustling to the puck, throwing their bodies around, or scoring two goals in a game, the additions of the two may have caused them to not be overlooked come next season.