New York Rangers’ five biggest needs the rest of the offseason

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The New York Rangers have plenty of work to do heading into Wednesday’s expansion draft. In order to make the 2017 offseason a success, GM Jeff Gorton will have to be savvy in his decision-making.

Every season NHL rosters undergo changes, some more than others. The New York Rangers roster stands to lose a valuable roster piece in the upcoming expansion draft. The team also has to continue improving their defense in front of their franchise goaltender.

All of this adds up to a busy workload for GM Jeff Gorton and his companions in the Rangers’ front office. If they intend to make this team ready for a serious run at the Stanley Cup for the 2017-18 season, Gorton will have to continue where he left off last offseason.

These are the five things that must be accomplished in order to consider this offseason a success.