For the New York Rangers, the regular season is over and they are ready to move on to the postseason. But it wasn’t as simple as it may seem. The top six were pretty easy to talk about because they more or less did everything it was supposed to. For the Bottom six, there were a lot more bumps in the road. There was less certainty and even some questions as to whether or not the Blueshirts would be okay without major additions.
In the end, the Blueshirts’ bottom six has become one of its strengths with some key breakthroughs on the third line in particular. There’s been a lot to enjoy and this depth is going to need to play a big part if the Rangers want to get through the New Jersey Devils. It’s no secret that the Devils can score with all four lines and the Rangers are going to need to be able to match that in this upcoming series.
New York’s bottom six consists of a rather strange combination of both kids and savvy, experienced veterans of the league. From the battle-tested to the young blood, this bottom six has a lot to like and it’s gotten stronger as the season has gone on. New York added to their bottom six before the deadline too to ensure they were capable of beating a big team in the playoffs.
As I stated with the top six reviews I did, this is the bottom six as listed in the season finale. If you’re looking for a player here that I didn’t do, they’re probably in the top-six piece. Feel free to go and read that one too once we’ve gotten to the bottom of this Rangers forward core, but enough plugging my own work, it’s time to start talking about the Rangers and there’s no better place to start than with a huge Laf.