New York Rangers: Five players who may not last the season on Broadway

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NEW YORK, NY – MAY 02: Mats Zuccarello

The NHL regular season is rapidly approaching, and roster battles are about to rage on. The New York Rangers are no exception to that. Here are five players that may not last the season with the Rangers.

Preseason roster battles occur throughout the NHL leading into the regular season. The New York Rangers have a ton of depth in both the forward ranks and defensive corps. There is a core group steadily in place that will have the inside track to make the opening night starting lineup.

Up front, the Rangers have a top line center in Mika Zibanejad leading a group of formidable forwards. This group includes veterans Rick Nash, Chris Kreider, and Mats Zuccarello along with youngsters Jimmy Vesey and Pavel Buchnevich. On defense, the Rangers boast a dangerous top four, featuring Ryan McDonagh, Kevin Shattenkirk, Brady Skjei, and Brendan Smith.

On the other hand, the Rangers have plenty of question marks up and down the lineup. As such, this is a look at five players who very well may not be on the Rangers at the end of the season.

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