With a new season about to begin, the New York Rangers have plenty of options to form the best lineup possible.
It was a busy off-season for the New York Rangers. The Vegas expansion draft, a buyout, a massive trade, the NHL Entry draft, and big splash in free agency. It has reshaped the landscape of the team. With so many moving pieces and new faces, it’s hard to determine how to form the most optimal lineup.
It’s important to remember that the regular season often starts with experimentation. It’s about finding chemistry between players. Finding out who has improved over the offseason and who has not gotten off to a good start. There will be lots of line juggling as the season moves along. Of course, the inevitable injuries will also factor in to who fits where.
When it comes to personnel decisions and player deployment, head coach Alain Vigneault has been giving headaches to Rangers fans for years now. While some decisions seem obvious to those of us who are watching the games, AV has proven time and time again he likes to think outside the box, or something like that. These are some duos that should not play together for the 2017-2018 season.