Hockey’s Future Ranks Rangers Future 12th in NHL

April 19th, 2010 by Broadway Hockey Daily Leave a reply »

Hockey’s Future released their spring rankings this week and the Rangers are ranked No. 12 overall after they were ranked as high as No. 3 this fall.

Here is what they had to say :

Strengths : The Rangers have excellent depth at both center and on defense. New York has been very successful in drafting top talent players in the middle of the first round, and Chris Kreider, who was drafted out of prep school in 2009, looks to be another of those gems.

Weaknesses : The Blueshirts biggest organizational weakness is on right wing. There are only two wingers on the right side in the entire organization, and one, David Kveton, may never again play in North America. There is also uncertainty between the pipes. Chad Johnson has played well in his first professional season, but his upside is still uncertain. University of Alabama-Huntsville netminder Cameron Talbot was signed recently. However, it is unclear whether there is a true NHL backup to Henrik Lundqvist within the system, let alone a starter.

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