No. 1: Martin St. Louis
The Rangers' top right-winger in 2014-15 will most likely be St. Louis. Despite his status as an NHL elder statesman, St. Louis is an elite scoring forward.
The former Tampa Bay Lightning star is a freak when it comes to physical fitness. His strict regiment, as told to Matt Tuthill of Muscle and Fitness, should enable him to be a 30-goal scorer in 2014-15.
There's a chance he falls in the 60-to-70-point range in 14-15. That is the type of production the Rangers could use on their top line.
No. 2: Rick Nash
Despite his shortcomings in the postseason, Nash is one of the NHL's most consistent goal scorers in recent memory. He has either tallied or been on pace to score 30 goals all but once in his career, so don't be surprised to see him notch 30-plus again in 2014-15.
He should benefit from playing with Mats Zuccarello and Derick Brassard and he will, in theory, be an amazing upgrade over Benoit Pouliot. He is a better offensive player, has better hands and brings the size and speed that Pouliot did.
In this role, Nash should thrive. The Rangers will as well.
No. 3: Lee Stempniak
Stempniak is a hired gun for the Rangers. His biggest strength is his shot and he will be called upon to be a goal scorer in a bottom-six role. He should mesh well with Lombardi and Hagelin because they are speedsters who know their roles.
The two speedsters will track down the puck and then pass to Stempniak as the triggerman on an offensively charged third line.
No. 4: Jesper Fast
Fast, the man who dropped the "h" from Fasth to further emphasize his quickness, should earn a roster spot for the upcoming season. He is a decent two-way forward who plays physical despite his average 6'0", 185-pound frame. He would add some offensive acumen to an offensively challenged fourth line.
Next in Line: Ryan Haggerty
Haggerty was a standout at ECAC Hockey powerhouse Rensselaer and he inked a deal with the Blueshirts after his college season ended in the spring.
He has an amazing shot and is a goal scorer. That's what he is known for at this point. Time in the AHL to start the year will reveal what else he can bring to the table.