2. Incredible Depth
One of the major push-backs as it concerns this Rangers personnel comes when discussing star ability, or presence. Aside from the goalie, who is that stud superstar playing on Broadway?
At a certain point we thought Ryan McDonagh was going to be that guy. Injuries playing a major role or not, the captain simply hasn’t elevated his game to that Duncan Keith-like level.
Still though, he’s one hell of a defenseman, and we know this.
What we also know, however, is this squad is as deep, if not deeper than it’s ever been. One of the key signings in having the ability to claim that came when Gorton inked veteran Jarrett Stoll.
Both guys can play center; both guys can kill penalties; both guys can take critical faceoffs; and both guys are championship players who get it done when it matters most.
From pairing one to three, line one to four, this Rangers team could be the deepest in the league.