Not Address The Defensive Issues
While the Rangers’ defensive woes from this past season are usually blamed on the defenseman themselves, the forwards were equally to blame.
If and when Gorton does make some moves, he needs to make sure he fills those voids with players who are capable of playing man-to-man coverage.
The Rangers were just too slow to cover their quicker and usually better positioned opponents this past season while Vigneault refused to change his approach.
The second option is a fundamental change in how AV approaches team defense. This would most likely mean more of a “zone” system where players are constantly in motion and changing their coverage on the fly.
This system takes perfect positioning and even better communication.
Or there is always the third option, which is to keep things as they current are and hope for the best.