If you are a fan of the New York Rangers, then you know that the only thing that matters right now is how they are expected to perform in the 2021 season. Do the New York Rangers have the star power to make it all the way to the playoffs and win the Stanley Cup in 2022?
Have a read on below at SportsTips expert picks & preview on the New York Rangers.
This will be year 1 in New York for Gallant following 2 and a half years in Vegas with the Golden Knights. Despite leading them to the finals and another playoff appearance he was fired midway through last year. Now looking for a fresh start he takes over a Rangers squad experiencing a youth movement. He has a total of 9 years of NHL experience under his belt with Columbus, Florida and the previously mentioned Vegas. However the one thing that he will be looking to avoid in New York is being fired mid season something that has happened at all 3 of his other jobs.
After 2 year stints in both Chicago and Columbus, Panarin signed a 7 year deal with the Rangers in the offseason. He is also a former winner of the rookie of the year award, winning it after the 2015-16 campaign. Following several years in Russia, he made the jump to the NHL and had an immediate impact. Scoring 30 Goals and adding 47 Assists for the Chicago Blackhawks, including the Stanley Cup playoffs he has 175 Goals and 326 Assists.
Fox is only coming into his 3rd pro season and already he looks to be one of the best defensive players in the NHL. A former Ivy Leaguer with the Harvard Crimson, his ceiling can only go up from here. Winning the James Norris trophy last year to go along with an all star appearance, he already attracts lofty expectations. One thing he can do is keep his penalty minutes down which is a great trait for any Defensemen. He may very well add another trophy to his case this season as well.