"Time takes it all, whether you want it to, or not."
This is a team that came within six wins of hoisting hockey's ultimate hardware in 2012, and for a few good reasons:
They have one of the top coaches in John Tortorella.
They have one of the top player development pipelines in the game, ranked 11th out of 30 teams by Hockey's Future.
All that's just fine.
But here's the bottom line: if the Rangers don't win the Stanley Cup in the next two years, there are five reasons why they may be walking The Green Mile themselves.
Read on to find out what they are.