The Rangers are not playing up to coach John Tortorella's standards.
The 2013 season is now 10 games old, and while the season is still very young, 10 games is enough of a sample size to identify what needs to be improved.
The Rangers have a lot of areas that need improvement. The power play is still non-existent, opponents are still getting too many high-quality chances on goal and according to Torts, skaters are playing "scared and tentative."
So, what will fix what ails the Broadway Blueshirts?
Torts thinks that the play of two exciting rookies (and maybe more to come) will motivate the veterans to play less careful and take the necessary chances to win consistently in the NHL.
Can Chris Kreider and J.T. Miller really turn a middling Rangers team into an elite force in the Eastern Conference?