The New York Rangers have already made the biggest move of the summer free agency period, but there are still supplemental moves to be made if the team wants to contend for the Stanley Cup.
Now that Brad Richards has been brought into the fold to provide a top line center to pair with Marian Gaborik, the expectation level for this team will surely rise.
No longer will the sixth to eighth place finishes of the recent past be acceptable to the Rangers or their fans, not with this roster.
The Rangers have struggled to score both at even strength and with a man advantage in recent seasons, which has put entirely too much pressure on goalie Henrik Lundqvist.
Richards should aid in the scoring department, as he should be able to light a spark under Marian Gaborik. The team's young and improving defensive core should help ease some of the burden Lundqvist has faced.
However, the roster is not complete at this point. A few of the team's most important players remain unsigned, and coach John Tortorella has a big decision to make.