Another New York Rangers season is set to drop on us Wednesday night. What can you expect from the Blueshirts during the 2015-16 season?
By Robby Sabo
The window is rapidly closing. This is the one and only certainty that all New York Rangers fans have come to realize at this point in time.
It’s closing purely based on one man’s age.
With their goalie, their leader, Henrik Lunqvist, now 33-years of age, the opportunities the Blueshirts have at capturing Lord Stanley’s Cup will come few and far between. Although, it hasn’t seemed that way recently.
Over the last four seasons there hasn’t been a more decorated NHL non-champion franchise than the Rangers. They’ve seen it all and have traveled everywhere. Playing 71 Stanley Cup Playoff games over that span essentially brings almost another full regular season schedule to the table.
Two Division Championships, one Conference Championship, and one Presidents’ Trophy later, Lundqvist and his gang are still without the ultimate prize.
With that, and only that in mind, tonight begins another journey. Tonight, when the puck drops on a brand-spanking new NHL season, Alain Vigneault’s squad will have only one gigantic and stressful goal in mind: to capture that elusive Stanley Cup.
Here’s our 2015-16 season preview for the New York Rangers: