May 16, 2015; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers centerDominic Moore
(28) battles for the puck with Tampa Bay Lightning centerTyler Johnson
(9) during the third period in game one of the Eastern Conference Final of the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
5.) Acquire More Depth.
One of the main problems with the Rangers this year was their lack of depth, both on defense and at forward. That is natural when you have cap problems and your coach hesitates to let young players off the leash. When Mats Zuccarello went down, you could tell how much harder it was for this team to produce. The third and fourth line did not do well enough for the postseason; and, in the fourth line’s instance, the majority of the regular season.
The Rangers are going to have trouble fitting depth players under the cap, but there will be plenty of affordable, under-the-radar guys, like there is every year. They need to get Dominic Moore some wingers to work with, as Tanner Glass anchors down the fourth line and hurts the usage of Moore.