This could be a make-or-break season for New York Rangers head coach John Tortorella, who finally has all the ingredients needed for a Stanley Cup championship.
Rangers owner James Dolan, who is one of the most competitive owners in sports, recently said the following to Katie Strang of ESPN New York.
"The only thing I can say is that I want us to play hockey," Rangers owner James Dolan told ESPNNewYork.com at the team's first annual charity dog walk in Riverside Park.
You can bet he's anxious to get his team on the ice, and who can blame him? Dolan hasn't had a Rangers team this talented in quite some time.
The Blueshirts just traded for Rick Nash, the roster is full of young players with star potential, and the team has a chance to win multiple titles in the next five to seven years.
The level of optimism surrounding the franchise is very high, so for Rangers fans, this lockout can't end soon enough.