What’s Keeping the New York Rangers from the Stanley Cup?

April 14th, 2015 by Vinny DeLillo Leave a reply »

It's been a memorable season for the New York Rangers, to say the least.

After all, capturing the President's Trophy as the best regular-season hockey team is no small feat. The Rangers themselves will tell you that, as it's only the third time in team history they've claimed such an honor. In doing so, they also managed to set the franchise record for points during the regular season with 113.

This was accomplished in spite of numerous injuries throughout the year, including losing all-world goaltender Henrik Lundqvist for nearly two months to a vascular injury. Many speculated the Rangers would be headed for dark days without their star netminder, yet here we are on the eve of the Stanley Cup playoffs, and the Rangers are at the top of the heap.

So no reason to worry, right?

Not exactly.

You see, for all of their accomplishments and persistence throughout the season, the Rangers, like many other teams, remain flawed. Perhaps not fatally, but enough to possibly throw a wrench into any preemptive plans for a parade down the Canyon of Heroes come June.


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