To be successful in any sport—not just hockey—a team needs their top players to perform, and the New York Rangers are no different.
Their five “star” players eat up roughly $30 million in salary, which is nearly half of what the team is allowed to spend under the cap. When a team invests that kind of money in players, they expect them to perform.
But, in the Rangers’ case, these five players have drastically different roles, because they have drastically different attributes. It’s important to have a host of players to perform different duties, and in this area, the Rangers are in good shape.
The five players in question are the team’s most popular and accomplished players. Today, we’ll take a look at what each one’s best attribute is and why they’re so important to the Rangers.