With the offseason continuing to go on, there have been plenty of signings and trades in the NHL.
The New York Rangers have not made any major moves so far, only a few.
The New York Rangers have lost two players this past week.
Greg McKegg has signed with the Boston Bruins to a one-year contract. Jesper Fast has signed with the Carolina Hurricanes to a three-year contract.
Greg McKegg played with the Rangers for one season, last season. McKegg played 53 games in New York and five goals and 4 assists. McKegg wasn’t the most noticeable player and didn’t contribute much to the team. This is beneficial for the Rangers because they can use new prospects in McKeggs spot which is better for the team. McKegg played center and left-wing, the Rangers can use their prospect pool to work with that position.
While McKegg only played with the Blueshirts for one season, it’s good that the team decided not to sign him because this is the year to let the younger players grow.
Secondly, Jesper Fast has played with the Rangers for seven years and was a fan favorite. Throughout his career in New York, Jesper scored 55 goals and had 92 assists. Last season, Jesper scored 12 goals and 17 assists in 69 games. It was known that the return of Fast was doubtful.
Although Fast is a great player, the Rangers had to move on and begin to let their prospects have a chance. A prospect like Vitali Kravtsov has the possibility of taking the spot of Fast. With Fast on another team, this means Chris Kreider is the only Ranger left from the 2014 Stanley Cup run.
These changes will benefit the Rangers. It’s hard to see some players go that have contributed so much, but in the end, this team needs to keep rebuilding.
There are a lot of talented players that they selected not only from this year’s draft but in past years as well that can really turn this team around.
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