The New York Rangers had a phenomenal season. Preseason last year, many believed the Rangers were going to fight for a bottom seed in the playoffs.
But their stellar play of two-way hockey shortly catapulted them to Stanley Cup favorites at playoff time, finishing atop the Eastern Conference.
The Rangers still have their needs. Lack of scoring, once again, is an issue. Defensive depth is another. There are plenty of guys on the free-agency market who could fill these roles. Most likely, these guys will be costly.
Some of these issues could be answered from their farm club, others via free agency. A couple of trades could possibly cap off this team and bring a Stanley Cup Championship back to Broadway.