Do the New York Rangers or the New York Islanders Have a Brighter Future?

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Do the New York Rangers or the New York Islanders Have a Brighter Future?
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The New York Rangers and New York Islanders find themselves fighting each other for one of the few remaining playoff spots.

The Rangers, who have been great the past few years, and the Islanders, who have spent a long time in the cellar, played a remarkably competitive game on Saturday, with the Rangers squeaking out a 1-0 win in overtime.

For the first time in a long time, this rivalry is competitive. This is great news for hockey fans.

However, the question must be asked: Which team has the brighter future?

Is it the Rangers, led by Ryan McDonagh and Derek Stepan? Or is it the Islanders, led by John Tavares?

We'll examine the current youngsters on both rosters, as well as the respective minor league systems, to determine which team has the brighter future.

Read on to find out. 

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