The New York Rangers had a terrific weekend. What now?
Kevin Shattenkirk is now a member of the New York Rangers. After plenty of rumblings that the Rangers would not pay the native New Yorker, Shattenkirk essentially forced his way onto the Rangers roster. The addition of Shattenkirk provides New York with a bevy of options on defense.
Yes, you read that right. The New York Rangers possess plenty of options on defense. Again, Kevin Shattenkirk is a New York Ranger. Sorry, had to say it again. It’s fun to write.
Now that the most important move of the offseason is complete, Jeff Gorton has more work to do. The Rangers must look at this upcoming season as an opportunity to compete for the Stanley Cup. Anything less would be wasting the buyout of Dan Girardi and signing of Shattenkirk.
So what now? Let’s take a look at five thoughts I have following the Shattenkirk signing.