2. Henrik Lundqvist’s Rangers

Well, we opened up this story speaking about them, and it’s safe to say the idea behind these words are solely due to the beloved squad not breaking through as of yet.

Stanley Cup Championship aside, many New York Rangers fans already feel that this day and age is the golden era of Rangers hockey.

The team still has a young core. Glen Sather made sure of it since the 2004 NHL Lockout.

Goaltender, and face of the franchise, Henrik Lundqvist, has already established himself as one of the top Rangers in history.

What makes this squad more beloved than most, however, is the notion that each guy is so easy to root for. Derek Stepan, Chris Kreider, Ryan McDonagh, Dan Girardi – they all seem to be solid character guys who anybody would be comfortable to hang out with on a Friday night at the local pub.

Only one Stanley Cup separates them from immortality in the eyes of New York City.

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