Another start to the week in Rangersland.
After the New York Rangers were eliminated in the Eastern Conference Final, many fans weren’t sure how to process the loss and started forming opinions about what should be done in the offseason.
Well, we are here to offer our opinions and words of encouragement to help get fans through the end of another great playoff run and season. Also, we are on top of any Rangers news, especially trade rumors or any inkling of a player being moved in or going out.
If you don’t have any plans today, how about checking out what our staff whipped up last week.
Jen offered some comforting words of encouragement after the team was eliminated to the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game Seven last month. Jen gives her perspective and personal feelings regarding how the game ended and how she dealt with the Rangers playoff run coming to an end. You can read about it here called New York Rangers: Processing The Season-Ending Loss.
Andrew offers his take on the team this offseason. For Andrew, he brings up potential trade targets that may fit in well with the team next season. In his article, Possible Targets for Each Position, he brings up potential candidates at each each forward, defensemen, and goalie positions that could provide depth if the Rangers wish to replenish their ranks through free agency. Worth checking out.
Brandon justified why Rick Nash should not be considered a trade target for the Rangers. Despite his slowly improving post season performance, his name has become associated with trade rumors. In his article, Trading Rick Nash Would Be a Horrible Mistake, Brandon explains how the Rangers would be negatively impacted in giving up a talent like Nash.
In Rangers news, several topics came up this week. Everything from Glen Sather stepping up/down from his present role as general manager to possibly trading Cam Talbot. Our staff writer Jay covered those topics in a couple of articles he wrote: Glen Sather Could Be Stepping Down and Cam Talbot on the Move?
Anthony gave his two cents on the loss of a Rangers prospect to the KHL. In his article titled Pavel Buchnevich Signing in the KHL is a Misfortune, he discusses what happened to the 2013 third round pick and how his loss could impact the team, in more ways than one.
Eyes On Isles
Our two editors got in some writing time, offering their own editorial articles.
Jessica offered her opinion about the Stanley Cup Final. As a Rangers fan, she posed the question, “who do you root for?” In her article, New York Rangers Fans and the 2015 Stanley Cup Final, she gives reasons to root for either side or just to enjoy it without killing over.
In another article titled New York Rangers’ MVP in the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs, she dives into Derick Brassard and how his impact for the team this postseason made him the Most Valuable Player for the Rangers.
Lastly, our other editor Patrick provided two articles that provided some insight into each topic. His first article, Mats Zuccarello-An Accident That Hit Too Close To Home, discusses the revelation that the head injury to Zuccarello may have lingering effects. For him, it was an incident that he could relate to, having witness a friend go through a serious injury themselves.
His second article, Jeff Gorton Ready to Assume The Mantel Of Rangers GM, is a follow-up to Jay’s article and discusses Glen Sather’s possible replacement, in the event he decides to change roles as general manager. Jeff Gorton appears to be the successor. But, who is he and what can he bring to the table? Well, he has plenty of experience and organizational knowledge that will make everyone rest easy.
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