New York Rangers: 5 Keys To A Successful Offseason

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May 29, 2015; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers left wing

Tanner Glass

(15) and right wing

Martin St. Louis

(26) react after game seven of the Eastern Conference Final of the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

2.) Do Not Panic

There are already people ready to tear down this team and rebuild it. Seriously? There is no question that this team can be improved, but lets not forget that they were one period away from returning to the Stanley Cup Final. Lets remember two things. One, four of the team’s six defensemen had serious injuries. Two, the Lightning are a damn good hockey team. Despite everything we might think, the Rangers lost to a better team.

This core has been built up for years and has an exciting future, so there is no need to panic because of a playoff run that didn’t end the way it was supposed to. A few tweaks to the roster, including letting Martin St. Louis walk, and this team is right back in a position to compete for the Cup next season.