Training camp is finally here.
After a long summer, the New York Rangers will finally hit the ice with new head coach Alain Vigneault. The media and fans alike are anxious to see what kind of effect the former Vancouver Canucks bench boss will have on the Rangers, who under the John Tortorella regime were forced to play a grinding, defensive system.
Vigneault is expected to change things up and introduce a more forward-thinking, attractive brand of hockey New Yorkers have been calling for.
Seeing how some of the veterans, who were conditioned to play in a drastically different system for nearly five years, adapt is definitely something to look out for when the Rangers’ training camp commences on Wednesday, Sept. 11.
But there’s much more to look out for as well. The Rangers are swimming in a sea of uncertainty right now, and it has much more to do with than just the introduction of a new coach.
Today we’ll have a look at from where those uncertainties have stemmed and explore what effects they could have on the team’s performance in 2013-14.