With a team consisting of players such as Ryan Callahan, Rick Nash, Chris Kreider, Ryan McDonagh and Henrik Lundqvist, it is safe to assume only great things will come of next season. As of now, after the gaining of Rick Nash, Arron Asham and Jeff Halpern, the New York Rangers are a similar team to last season but even better. Asham and Halpern help to together fill Brandon Prust’s role, and Rick Nash adds a great amount of depth and experience to a young team.
After last season, all this young team was really lacking was offensive production. With the addition of Rick Nash, the Rangers are looking to solve this issue. Between the hardworking Captain Callahan, the veteran Rick Nash, the speedy Chris Kreider and Carl Hagelin and the return of Marian Gaborik later in the season, the Rangers have the potential to be one of the best offensive teams in the league.
This New York Rangers team shares great chemistry and to add, or take away too many players will make it more difficult for the team and for the coaches. Not only that, but with the ongoing CBA talks and how the new cap ceiling could actually decrease, it is probably a good idea for the Rangers to keep within their limits and should not make any unnecessary moves in the effort to obtain any expensive acquisitions—for example: Shane Doan and Bobby Ryan. As good as Doan and Ryan are, they should not be a priority because they are not a necessity.
The only move the Rangers still need to make is the re-singing of Michael Del Zotto and Steve Eminger. Last season, Del Zotto proved his offensive talent as a defenseman and although he struggled during the playoff run, he is an essential aspect of this young Ranger team. While Del Zotto helps to bring a large deal of offensive help to the team, Eminger brings good physical play to the game. He did not play too many games last season with the Rangers but he was a strong asset to the team.
With a team like this, Tortorella and the New York Rangers are looking pretty spiffy. There is not any need to take away or add any more to this team. Basically, the Rangers new roster is absolutely more than good enough to make at least a deep postseason run.