Rangers fans, welcome to one of the most exciting times in a WHILE. After last years garbage shit show, we have a ton to look forward to and I, for one, CAN’T WAIT.
Quick recap for the folks at home. The Rangers had a BRUTAL year, plagued with injuries and a really stubborn jack ass of a coach. But guess what. The offseason marks a time in which a team can press a reset button. That’s what we call optimism. AV? CYA THE FUCK LATER.
Nash, Holden? Haha, later dorks. McDonagh, JT and Grabs leaving was a bummer but now the Rangers have almost 29 and half million dollars in cap space, along with 5 picks in the first two rounds. Pretty funny if you compare that to the past, but that’s what’s arousing.
The Rangers have brought in a youth developing college coach with a ton of promise and a full set of flow.
Rookies Filip Chytil and Lias Andersson will be counted on next year and hopefully we will begin to see what type of players they will be. However, with the two young guns poised for bigger roles, there is an absolute LOGJAM of centers. What does this mean? Names like Kevin Hayes, Vlad Namestnikov and Ryan Spooner are reportedly on the block, as expected. If I’m the Rangers, Vlad and Spooner would be gone at the draft and if you can get a reasonable return for Hayes, you have to pull the trigger. Could a package of Hayes + get you a player like Dougie Hamilton, the second or third overall pick, or another young sturdy right handed defenseman? Probably not, but I’m saying there could be a chance.
Tonights NHL Draft will be an early projection of what the Rangers will do this offseason. If you’re not going to get the number 2 or 3 pick, theres next to no reason to trade up. What was a sure fire top 10 a few weeks ago has turned in to a 1, 2, 3-9 type draft. Players like Hughes or Tkachuk might not fall, so the Rangers are going to get a pretty good pick as is. My Choice? I’m a big Oliver Wahlstrom guy since my boy Kev told me that Oli once turned him inside out in a game last year.
Not only will the Rangers be busy on the board, there is always a possibility of a Draft day trade. Larry Brooks has talked about a Lucic deal, teams are hot and heavy for Hayes and some asshole said that Zuccarello is back on the market. That broke my heart.
Rangers fans, have your head on a swivel today. Spend your day refreshing Twitter, make sure you buy a 30 on the way home and sit down with your friends or old man and watch the god damn fireworks. It’s an important time for Rangers fans so buckle up and get ready to bleed blue.