It’s the most wonderful time of the year if the songs played across the continent in the month of December are to be believed. Christmas time means the gathering of family, a big dinner, and gifts for those you care about. For the New York Rangers, that is going to be very similar. All 23 players, the coaches, management, owners, and every prospect or player in the AHL will have the chance to do this same thing.
Unlike a lot of other entities in existence, the Rangers’ needs are becoming quite drastic if they are going to find success during the 2022-23 season. Despite a good win over the St Louis Blues, there are a ton of flaws with this hockey club right now. It looks like some of the players are only giving their all when they are threatened with a new coach or a teardown. Of the players that do give everything, there isn’t enough to give due to their lackluster talent levels.
Like a lot of businesses, families, and just people around the world, the current state of things around the team means that the Rangers do not have enough in the situation they are in. That doesn’t mean that they will not have a list of things that they will be wanting or actively looking for in order to try and get back into the playoff picture in the New Year and bring the cup back home to Manhattan where it belongs.
Out of fear I have made this a little too similar to the dire situation of the real world, it is time to just focus on the sport. For the Blueshirts, they will be looking for some nice presents this Christmas, but it is not going to be a short list after such an unstable start to the season. Whether the Rangers have been hot or cold, there has been a lot that needs improving and the festive season is the best chance for that.