A fix on the power play
This need has several ways that the Rangers can address and fix the problem. The first move that should be made is to remove Scott Arniel from Alain Vigneault’s coaching staff.
Arniel’s tenure as the Rangers’ power play coach has been unsuccessful, to say the least. The team has lacked a true power play quarterback defenseman for several seasons, and at times lacked a trigger man capable of the role. Luckily, that should all change for this upcoming season.
The Rangers power play will returners include Mika Zibanejad, Chris Kreider, and Mats Zuccarello in the forward group. Ryan McDonagh and Brady Skjei figure to still see large minutes with the man advantage, but help is incoming. Rumors of acquiring Kevin Shattenkirk’s services will give the team a top-tier right-handed defenseman fit to quarterback a power-play full time.