The New York Rangers have been busy this offseason, and here are five reasons as to why they’ll be a better NHL squad in 2015-16.

By Connor Orchard

It wasn’t a pretty ending to the season for the New York Rangers. For the second year in a row they were sent home from the Stanley Cup Playoffs when it looked like they might go all the way.

Since then, the Rangers have lost some big names in their lineup, the main ones being Marty St. Louis, who announced his retirement at the start of last month, Carl Hagelin, who was traded to the Anaheim Ducks, and Cam Talbot, who was traded to the Edmonton Oilers.

There are many good ways to look at the Rangers offseason so far and there is certainly light at the end of the tunnel. Although some of the trades weren’t perfect, that in no way means that the Rangers are doomed.

Here are five reasons as to why the New York Rangers will be a better squad during the 2015-16 season.