In today’s rumor rundown, Mats Zuccarello knows he’s potentially looking at a limited window with the Rangers, Nylander and the Leafs are talking the but the team is also fielding trade calls, Zack Smith will likely stay in Ottawa and Joe Pavelski might not see a long-term contract extension offer from the San Jose Sharks.
Since the trade deadline, the New York Rangers have faced numerous questions: Who’s staying? Who’s leaving? How will the team look after the draft lottery? How will a new coaching staff flip the script and turn the franchise around? Over the course of the offseason, many of these questions have been answered. Veterans such as
Competing in the Stanley Cup playoffs is a very powerful drug, especially when you’ve had a taste of it before. It’s the type of motivation you thought could flip the switch for the New York Rangers, who have plenty to prove in the final third of the 2017-18 season. The hope was for the Rangers
During the NHL lockout in 2004-05, leadership was a quality that the New York Rangers targeted for improvement. For years before then, they signed any big name free agent that agreed to play in New York without considering team chemistry. This culture shift did not happen overnight, but they at least narrowed their player search