The New York Rangers have not advanced to the Stanley Cup Final since 2014, where they were defeated by the Los Angeles Kings. Since then, the Rangers’ roster has undergone massive changes.
The 2013-2014 New York Rangers hold a special place in every New York Rangers fans’ heart. The 2014 New York Rangers were underdogs heading into the playoffs, which made the story even more rememberable.
The Rangers had to battle adversity after adversity during the 2014 post season. No Rangers’ fan can forget the raw emotions after Martin St. Louis scored on Mother’s Day just days after he lost his mother as he helped his team come back from a three to one series deficit.
The 13-14 Rangers were an extremely memorable team with plenty of cherished memories. However, most of the players who made up the 2014 Rangers no longer play on Broadway. Gone are the likes of Derick Brassard, Anton Stralman, and plenty more who were big parts of the 2014 team.
The overhaul of the roster over the last few seasons begs the question, how does the 2017-18 New York Rangers compare to the 2014 Rangers?