Dave Lozo at NHL.com previews the Rangers for the upcoming season and gives this overview…
“If the Rangers can avoid half the injuries they suffered last season, not only will they be a lock for the playoffs, but they’ll contend for the Atlantic Division. They have a solid group of young defensemen who showed improvement throughout last season and a world-class goaltender in Henrik Lundqvist there to cover up any mistakes.
Consistency from the offense will be key. If the Rangers have it, they could find themselves in the second round of the playoffs for the first time since 2008.”
…i hate it when the so-called experts predict good things for the Rangers. It’s always a jinx.
Lozo feels that Wojtek Wolski will likely end up on the top line with Brad Richards and Marian Gaborik, although he thinks Mats Zuccarello could get a look also.
…knowing Torts by the end of the season pretty much every winger on the Rangers will have skated with those two.
Lozo is also expecting a big year from Artem Anisimov.