Another star is on his way to the New York Rangers and Alexis Lafreniere looks destined to succeed in The Big Apple.
Yes, you were not dreaming on Monday when the New York Rangers won the 2020 NHL Lottery Draft and the chance to draft a generational talent.
It was another huge moment for this franchise who have made giant strides over the last year or so, and their offense is about to look a hell of a lot scarier if that is even possible.
Of course, a lot can happen between now and the 2020 NHL Entry Draft in October but it would be a huge shock if the Blueshirts didn’t select Lafreniere with the No.1 overall pick.
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Adding a player with elite playmaking ability, impeccable character and a high compete level to a core already featuring the likes of Igor Shesterkin, Artemi Panarin and Mika Zibanejad should only accelerate a return to the glory days.
It also adds more depth given that Lafreniere would become the third stud left winger on the roster alongside Panarin and Chris Kreider, and the mind already boggles at the thought of Lafreniere and Panarin on the ice together.
Overall, the Rangers would take another significant step forward by drafting a ready made talent in the ilk of Lafreniere, who will provide an instant offensive spark and yet another potent weapon to add to the power play.
But, will Alexis Lafreniere succeed in The Big Apple?
All number 1 overall picks enter the league with some pressure on their shoulders, and there will be a lot of attention on an 18-year-old who is being mentioned in the same conversations as Sidney Crosby and Connor McDavid.
And, as we are all well aware of, the spotlight is just that much brighter in New York with a plethora of talk shows and never-ending newspaper columns heaping on the pressure.
However, we’ve come up with three reasons as to why Alexis Lafreniere will only shine on Broadway at the World’s Most Famous Arena…