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The organization has brought in a few depth players, like Moore, Benoit Pouliot, Aaron Johnson, Justin Falk and Danny Syvret, but in reality, only Moore and Pouliot are locks to make the team.
That's because the Rangers have a lot of young talent on the verge of making the big club.
Players like Chris Kreider, J.T. Miller, Jesper Fast, Oscar Lindberg, Danny Kristo and Dylan McIlrath will all enter camp with the belief that if they turn heads, they could make the team.
This type of prospect competition will result in some tough decisions, but they’re decisions organizations don’t mind making. The Rangers’ prospect pool has been deep for some time now, and it seems every year they graduate a player to the big club. But I can’t remember as many talented youngsters in contention for spots before camp as there will be next year.
Obviously, they won’t all make it, but the roster still lacks pure offensive talent. Kreider and Miller will get serious consideration, but if a guy like Kristo or Fast prove they can pitch in at the NHL level, don’t think for a second the Rangers won’t utilize them.
This isn't the Tortorella era any longer; if Vigneault feels the team needs more scoring and one of the younger players can provide it, they’ll get their shot.