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New York Rangers: Can This Team Make A Deep Playoff Run?

The Antti Raanta Problem

Every athlete will lose their confidence at some point, but what Antti Raanta experienced after last Friday’s loss to the Kings was a whole new level.

That is not good.

Raanta will not start in the playoffs, but the Rangers need him to be serviceable in the regular season to keep Lundqvist fresh.

If Raanta cannot be reliable moving forward it will put a lot of strain on Lundqvist. In the 2012 Eastern Conference Finals against the New Jersey Devils we all witnessed what happens when Hank is fatigued.

He had a couple rough games.

Raanta needs to get over his issues and fast. It is way too late in the season for the Rangers to worry about head-cases.

I've been a die hard Rangers and Giants fan for as long as I can remember. I enjoy sharing opinions, and hearing from fans that love their teams just as much as I do. Henrik Lundqvist makes all of us look like mere mortals. E-mail me at: [email protected]